Monthly Archives: November 2008

Gesha Freighter

Jarek’s (Jerrec) microscal space Gesha Freighter is the latest marvel in microspace engineering. Using the tipper bed piece from set 7798, Jarek craftly simulates the hull of the freighter while creating an illusion that the model is much larger, when my inspection estimates it at around 11″ long.

With photo-editing, you can see the freighter in various industrial colors. Unfortunately it is impossible to actually make the model in any color other than green, since the tipper piece is only produced in that color.

Announcing the first-ever LEGO fan expo in Romania [News]

Following quickly on the heels of our post about how to get your LEGO event announced here on The Brothers Brick, Adrian Florea has just announced the first-ever LEGO fan event to be held in Romania.

Here are the details:

Name: Lego fan Expo -First ever AFOL event in Romania
Location: Palatul Copiilor Republicii str. nr 23. Cluj-Napoca , Romania
Time: December 3-7
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Contact: [email protected]

And here are a few words from Adrian in Romanian:

Va invitam la prima expozitie de LEGO organizata de fanii LEGO din Romania. Evenimentul va include pe langa exponatele alcatuite din colectii si creatii personale, concursuri cu premii si activitati.

How to get your LEGO event announced on The Brothers Brick

As part of the service on The Brothers Brick we like to promote LEGO related events so that our readers have a chance to look at LEGO in real life (yes, there is stuff outside the Internet). With many readers from all around the world (OK, not all around but covering a good portion of it) we are in a position to reach people that may otherwise be unaware of events in their neighbourhood.

However we are rarely the right people to give out details of events as we are not involved in their coordination. Nor do we speak most languages so cannot give information in most local dialects. As such we rely on “press releases” from these events to convey information in the most accurate manner.

So what do we mean by a ‘press release’? As a general rule it should include the following

  • Dates and locations.
  • A brief summary of what the event entails.
  • Information about public/open days.
  • A link to a website or email for contact.
  • DATES AND LOCATIONS. I’ve seen it forgotten more than once.
  • A flyer or logo image available in different sizes. We like 500px wide here but it should be no taller than 600px.
  • The same again but in the local language where applicable.

Try to keep it short but it doesn’t have to be terse. Remember you’re selling your event to people so a little bit of excitement doesn’t go astray. IT WILL BE AWESOME!!!! is probably too much excitement.

Once you’ve written your “press release,” send it our way using the Contact Us page.

So, that’s how to get your LEGO event announced.


Pirate landing on Neptune’s Noggin

Jordan Schwartz gets everyone in the mood for pirates with his latest and largest creation depicting a peaceful harbor invaded by plundering pirates. There’s plenty of action floating around this scene, but most impressive is the pirate ship, which is a spectacle in itself.

Check out Jordan’s creation featured on LAMLtv with a clip of the builder explaining his work in person.