For our March 2017 meeting, we decided to make the building challenge construction-themed. The rules were that the MOC had to fall into the construction theme (aka made of LEGO) and fit into a 1x1x1ft container.
Occasionally, the LUG winds up with large numbers of really, really strange parts. I’m sure this happens to every LUG.
Well, this time we got a whole lot of Element ID 6011464 – aka ‘Bright Red Hinge 1×2 Upper Part’. This thing:
Now, when paired with the other half of the hinge – this is a great part. One of the older style LEGO hinges still in use today – it first appeared in 1978 according to BrickLink, available in Red in set 590. This hinge is still in use today in various colors – it’s got some extraordinary staying power.
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…
11:00am – 3:00pm
This meeting will focus on Brickfair Virginia.
Even if you are not attending, we still need your MOC’s for the display. Please bring what you would like to send to the meeting so that we can start the staging process.
Please go to the forum and look up the Google Docs map and enter your MOC’s.
Massapequa Public Library
Bar Harbour Building
40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Saturday May 18th – 11:00 AM
Our Holiday Party this year will be at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, December 15th, 2-5pm. Members & Family are welcome.
Mike and Brett let us know that they could use their help up in Nyack and New City to help with the DC/Marvel and Lord of the Rings builds for NYCC. If you are free on Saturday, September 29th then let them know you can help them out.
I know that this is Maker Faire weekend and the two members who are committed to attending this event (Jon Lazar and myself) probably won’t be up at the build but hopefully everyone else that is free can collaborate on the builds. The Nyack group is making good progress but because of the amount of work they volunteered to take on quite a lot so they really need your help.
Take a look at what they’ve got so far, and make sure you get in touch and give them a hand!
We are meeting this Sunday at Funny Business in Nyack. We need to discuss and plan our Lyndhurst event.
Meeting starts at 10 am so we can get back to our families and other responsibilities early in the day.
See you Sunday!
130 Main Street, Nyack,
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I know some of us plan on trading Series 6 CMFs in Saturday. The more the merrier so let us help each other out by bringing want lists and doubles to the meeting this Saturday. See you there!
The January meeting has been canceled due to snow!
It has been rescheduled for the 4th of February at Brett’s studio.