BrickCon 2007 Day 2 Report

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Here’s what I did today:

9:00 A.M.
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick at the event venue included large bins of minifig parts (10 pieces for $5). I picked up several more yellow Slave Leia minifigs, along with torsos from the green Scout Trooper torso, among other cool finds.

9:30 A.M.
Saw prototype of some stuff…

10:30 A.M.
Scrambled to do some last-minute setup of my steampunk, post-apoc, and castle stuff.

11:00 A.M.
Public hours began, and I spent an hour stamping people’s hands and handing them raffle tickets. It was nice to meet Arpy in person as well.

12:00 P.M.
Lunch with Josh. Shop-talk about The Brothers Brick with delicious Greek food.

1:00 P.M.
Bumped into Caylin, so Josh and I went with her for a second lunch. At BrickCon, you learn to injest comestibles when you can…

1:37:50 P.M.
Best princess-themed Moonbase end-cap ever (with proud builder):

3:30 P.M.
Presentation by Bram Lambrecht about software he designed to convert 3D models to studs-out LEGO designs. Download the PDF from Bram’s LEGO site (252 KB PDF).

4:00 P.M.
Public hours end. Official Brothers Brick BrickCon 2007 photo opportunity (with honorary brother Steve Vargo in the background):

4:30 P.M.
Judged Steampunk and Castle creations for awards. Next year, I’ll be accepting bribes. It may not influence my decisions, but I will accept any free LEGO you may want to give me. Here I am (on the right) giving a critical eye to the joust pavilians, with Tom Raffert and Jim Foulds (from the LEGO Universe team):

Here’s Steve Vargo’s winning battle scene:

5:00 P.M.
Official BrickCon 2007 photo shoot (look for better pictures later):

5:15 P.M.
Formal induction into KeithLUG. Rites were performed. Sacrifices were made. Swag was received.

6:30 P.M.
Award ceremonies and presentations. Got excited when Andrew Lee‘s name was announced for winning the microscale category (heard “Andrew B.”). I was surprised, because I thought the other Andrew had built better stuff. Apparently the judges agreed. Fortunately, I didn’t actually get up and embarrass myself…

Jim Foulds from the LEGO Universe project provided some details about the game. You can read what he had up on the screen here.

8:00 P.M.
Hung out with Steve Witt, Andrew Lee, Zach Clapsadle, and many others to build Cafe Corner floors for the Cafe Corner Tower. No instructions at our table, so had to reverse-engineer ours from a prototype (L to R: Andrew, me, and Steve):

9:00 P.M.
Watched the Dirty Brickster (LEGO white elephant game) and distributed chocolate.

10:30 P.M.
Drive home, eat chocolate chip cookies (I love my wife!), upload photos to Flickr (187 photos, 218.11 MB), watch Saturday Night Live (meh), and write this.

1:18 A.M.
Off to bed, with an event I need to be at later this morning at 8:30…

9 comments on “BrickCon 2007 Day 2 Report

  1. Arpy

    Yeah, sorry I didn’t get to talk with you more. Between the Brick Bazaar, ogling the MOCs, and being forced to leave much earlier than planned, I didn’t have much time for socializing.

  2. Arpy

    I forgot! :O I meant to stop by again after I was done shopping and ogling, but… *see previous comment*

  3. Steve

    Honorary Brother! WooHoo! I can say that Josh and Andrew are two of the nicest guys I’ve met. Looking forward to next year fellas.

  4. Arpy

    Actually, I didn’t really know either. Ry, did you ever state in chat that I could have some? ’cause I don’t remember you saying that.

  5. wing.

    my first ever comment.WOW.It was the battle scene that did it. I’ve always wanted to do something like this but never had the chance…

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