If you’re in the Rockland area, be sure to check out the I LUG NY LEGO creations currently on display at the West Nyack Library. Continue reading I LUG NY Display at the West Nyack Library
As if one Star Wars-themed holiday wasn’t enough (May the Fourth), today is Force Friday. That just means the merchandise for the new Star Wars movie is available starting today. There are various promos and sales to go along with it, so that’s a thing I guess.
Anyway, this is as good an excuse as any to share these animated Star Wars clips that LUG Member Alex worked on! Check out the videos below.
This month we had three entries to the build challenge. The challenge was to build something based on a literature theme. Continue reading June 2017 Building Challenge- Bricks and Books
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.
Check out the latest project submitted to LEGO Ideas by Kurt. It’s a scale-model of Grand Central Terminal in the style of the LEGO Architecture series!
Continue reading LEGO Ideas Grand Central Terminal
BrickFair NJ 2014 took place for the first time near NYC in Somerset, NJ at the Garden State Convention Center. Although it’s a relatively smaller LEGO fan-built event, it still had a great turnout and was a great size for fun exhibitor camaraderie and a great start for our LUG BrickFair newbies (Bert, BG3D, Skaare42) and brand-new LUG members (Marco & John).
ILUGNY, a tri-state LEGO User Group club, turned out with a large table layout of a seamlessly integrated display with 2 trains and 2 monorails.
Check out this incredible MOC by Blake- the M:Tron Magnet Factory. It’s based on the LEGO M:Tron series from 1990-1993. He’s been working on it for a long time and giving us tiny previews here and there. Now we finally get to see it in all its glory.
We were wondering why he was always talking about needing red, tan, and old light gray.
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…