We’re going to have a display at Brickfair New Jersey this weekend! Hope to see you there!
Sep 23rd & Sep 24th, 2017
New Jersey Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837
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.
On August 3rd, I LUG NY members Brian G and Brian W attended the Adult Night festivities at the Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester. Legoland Discovery Centers offer an Adult Night every other month and are usually held on the first Thursday of the month from 7-9 PM. Adults are not able to visit the LLDC during normal hours of operation without children. Adult Night gives adults a chance to see what the LLDC is about and the chance to take part in activities that combine LEGO with some other fun theme. Previous Adult Nights were centered around pop culture (Star Wars, Super Heroes, Video Games and Halloween last October). This month’s theme was Nickelodeon.
A light brick is a 2×3 brick with a button-activated LED light. The LUG acquired a couple hundred of them, so we decided to use them as a seed part for this month’s build challenge. Continue reading JULY 2017 BUILDING CHALLENGE- LIGHT BRICKS
The PFx brick project on Kickstarter has relaunched here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fxbricks/pfx-brick-special-fx-for-lego-creations, and I’m just as excited about it as I was last time.
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:
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.
Our April monthly build contest was the most popular yet with 21 different builds. See the full assortment below. Continue reading April 2017 Building Challenge — Mini Modulars
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.
I promised a few weeks ago that I would post something about ILUGNY member and part-time Big Ugly Rock Piece Cody Wells after he got some local news coverage – but then life got in the way.
Of course, Cody was one of the five ILUGNY members (including myself)
interviewed that get to say words in the new A LEGO Bricumentary documentary.
If you haven’t seen it, this page has all sorts of ways you can rent it, I highly recommend it for AFOLS and non-AFOLS alike.
Last week I attended Brick Fest Live! at the New York Hall of Science with my wife and son. The event lasted from June 20th through the 28th. This was the first Brick Fest Live! to be held so close to home and I was curious to see how this event “stacked up” with other LEGO conventions I’ve attended.
Continue reading Brick Fest Live! at the New York Hall of Science