I’m all for using 3rd party electronics in LEGO – especially using this sort of thing to revive discontinued systems like Monorail, and I’m really excited about this project for a couple reasons:
They’re partnering with Brickstuff to make easy connections to those very excellent lights.
They’re taking a great approach to remote control with their IR system – having to pair a “smart brick” with a phone or tablet is really a pain at a big public show – especially when you walk awak and your train stops…
Head on over to their Kickstarter page and take a look. They’re about 135 “deluxe” packages away from being funded, with 16 days left.
BrickFair Virginia was a great opportunity for ILUGNY to show off our “8x” NYC Skyline. Watch our interview with Matt Kay of Beyond the Brick and then stick around to watch us assemble the skyline (for the third time).
We discovered when we set the skyline up initially that it was heavy enough to curve the table, and make the tops of the buildings noticeably closer. So, this is the third attempt, with a giant (improvised) wooden base under the whole thing.
Hey folks, ILUGNY is headed to BrickFair NJ today to set up. It will be open to the public Saturday & Sunday, so be sure to check it out.
Garden State Expo Center, Somerset, NJ Nov 1st & Nov 2nd, 2014 11:00am – 4:00pm
Unfortunately, without the other half – there’s not a heck of a lot you can do with it. The pin is not a standard Technic pin, and there’s nothing “In System” that you can do with it. We handed out these bricks to anyone that would accept them at our March and April meetings… and only two people dared to MOC with it – with wildly different approaches. Read on to find out who attacked it head on, and who weaseled out…
Just in time for the release of the excellent LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1; Brian, Cody and Will dropped off some of our custom Ghostbusters MOC’s at the Queens LEGO store.
These MOCs are mostly based on the style of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon & Kenner action figures of our collective childhood – be warned – clicking on either of the two proceeding links may lead to hours of nostalgic rummaging through the Ghostbusters wiki…
Once you’ve gotten your fill of the Ghostbusters Wiki, head on over to flickr for additional pictures – or even better, head on down to the Queens (Elmhurst) LEGO Store to check out the model in person.