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Here is the final installment of the Brickworld 2008 photos from me. The four days have been a blast with seeing all the great LEGO creations and meeting friends and making new ones. Here is the Saturday gallery.
Sunday brings the second public display day and the wrap up with the closing ceremony and tear down. Here’s the gallery.
It’s not over yet, and while the event has wrapped up, there’s sure to be many more pictures and discussions in the communities. You can look forward to more Brickworld related blog posts in the coming days, including reviews of new Brickforge and Brickarms items.
Public hours at BrickWorld 2008 are wrapping up as I type this, and I hope Nannan is taking a well-deserved break from the fantastic coverage he’s been bringing those of us who couldn’t make it to Chicago this year.
To tide everybody over until Nannan’s next post, here are some blog posts and photos I’ve found while sitting on my couch in Seattle.
A photoset from “way2curly“:
Another photoset on Flickr, from Tom Mancine:
And from around the LEGO blogosphere:
- David Pagano: BrickWorld 2008: The Reckoning
As Nannan has alluded to, we’ll have a few special items trickling out over the next week or so, in addition to the rest of Nannan’s coverage from Chicago.
It is Saturday at Brickworld 2008, and today is when the public come to tour the displays. Here are pictures taken in the morning through mid-afternoon, courtesy of The Brothers Brick’s fastest service to bring you the latest.
It is the end of the second day at Brickworld, and here are the pictures I took during the day. Activities that took place today included presentations, finishing setup, the opening ceremony, and a trip to insanity- I mean the LEGO store.
Noteworthy observations include:
1. 10188 Death Star revealed at opening ceremony.
2. Brickarms arrived with new items, including the Needler gun from Halo, baseball bats, combat knives, and more (review to come next week).
3. The Indiana Jones line will continue next year.
4. LEGO reveals the LEGO Universe logo and character (photos to come)
5. You may get trampled during the special night sale at the LEGO store.
I’ve just read the comments left from the Thursday blog post, and I’ll try to get those requested pictures tomorrow. It’s 2:00am, goodnight everyone.
At the opening ceremony at Brickworld on Friday July 20th, the 10188 Death Star playset was officially announced and revealed by representatives of the LEGO group. The price will be $399.99 and there are 24 minifigs. I captured a video of the model, enjoy.
Brickworld, an annual LEGO convention held in Chicago, is taking place from June 19-22. I am attending the event and am bringing you the most current photos. Here are selected ones from Thursday of the convention that will last until Sunday night. Please see the gallery on flickr.
Some interesting observations so far:
1. The LEGO Group has sent copies of their newest sets, including the upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars sets to be built and played with.
2. Brickforge has an impressive sales booth containing all minifig accessories and tons of new items, like the new Halo spartan armor and helmet along with many other new and never before seen minifig weapons and accessories (review to come next week)
3. I got to sneak a peak at the plans and assembly of the most deadly space station in the galaxy; many Bothans died to bring this information ;)
In order to be have these photos uploaded on the web as soon as possible, I’ve not had time to add descriptions or do any editing. Since there are still three days left of the convention, please let me know what you would like to see by leaving a comment and I’ll do my best to accomodate your needs. It is 1:50am at the time of this post, so I will be getting some sleep for tomorrow’s full day.
For those of you interested in having a glossy printed version of Hispabrick magazine to peruse on the bus, in the bathtub, while skydiving, or other places away from a computer, you can now purchase Hispabrick for 9.73 euros.
The print version includes all the great content of the original PDF, including set reviews, how-to articles, and event coverage.
Of course, you can also still download the PDF for free.
(I love the fact that the “Related Books” are poetry. I’ve always said that my two artistic passions are related, so that seems somehow appropriate.)
3,803 pieces. 399.99 USD. Ships on September 16, 2008.
Brickshelf user carl shows off an excellent balance of form and function with this versatile container stacker. The mix of studless technic and system building gives a wonderful balance of usability and visual accuracy.
Thanks to Dave Stannard for the heads up on this
Despite Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom being many people’s least favorite film in the original trilogy, the mine cart chase scene remains one of my own favorites. It would seem that many LEGO fans agree, given the large number of LEGO creations inspired by this iconic sequence in the movie.
I love the curved tracks and sense of motion in Piglet‘s version:
I can feel the heat on the soles of Indy’s shoes in this scene by Mara-chan:
Finally, Piotr Slezak goes vertical with this multi-level vignette:
Matija Grguric‘s architectural LEGO project modeled the Villa Savoye, designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier, who pioneered Modern architecture. The Villa Savoye was completed in 1929 and was meant to be a weekend country house. Here, Matija has captured the style and proportions perfectly in this faithful model.