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I woke up this morning to this lovely hotel by Kris Kelvin. Its a beautiful scene and I really like those cars!
Registration is now open for BrickCon 2009! BrickCon is a private convention and public exhibition for adult fans of LEGO, and will be held October 1-4, 2009 in Seattle, Washington at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
BrickCon is the longest continuously running LEGO fan convention in the US. Last year’s convention drew more than 250 attendees from all over North America and Europe, with a significant contingent from Billund, Denmark.
As in years past, I’ll encourage those of you who haven’t been to a LEGO convention (or BrickCon specifically) to check out our past coverage of Brickcon here on The Brothers Brick and look through the photos in the BrickCon group pool on Flickr.
For me, BrickCon is all about the people. Even though we’d been blogging together for nearly a year, I met Josh in person for the first time at BrickCon 2006. Similarly, Nannan and I met for the first time at BrickCon 2008.
LEGO conventions are also a good place to learn that LEGO fans don’t all look like their sig-figs in real life.
With an emphasis on a relaxed fan convention experience, BrickCon is a great way to sit back and get to know all those fellow LEGO fans you’ve only met online — an opportunity to talk about something other than LEGO, in some cases. That’s not to say that the public exhibition isn’t an awe-inspiring spectacle. BrickCon 2008 drew over 7,000 visitors in the 8 hours open to the public on Saturday and Sunday!
This year’s theme is “Imagination in Motion!” and looks to be even bigger and cooler. So, what’re you waiting for? Register today!
This steampunk hovercraft by Chase Lewis (Vid) may appear too small to carry any eels, but that won’t stop me from making a ridiculous Monty Python reference.
I suspect I will never get tired of referencing that sketch when I post a LEGO hovercraft, so y’all just better get used to it. Ha!
Even though LEGO has released ship hulls in other colors, it’s unusual to see fan-made LEGO sailing ships that aren’t brown. Haung (rack911) combines red hulls with light gray to create a battleship evocative of warships of the early 20th century.
Dirk even added details like the lacing on the back of Strong Bad’s luchador mask, along with photos of the internal structure that keeps LEGO Strong Bad…strong.
See more photos of Strong Bad in Dirk’s photostream on Flickr.
Chis Wunz built this incredible rose as a present for his wife, Erin.
Way to go, Chris, now Rachel wants to know why I haven’t built one for her…thanks a lot. ;)
Dano has built a cute little island fortress. Nice clean lines and just the right amount of detail. I’m liking it, Dano!
Athos just posted pictures of his chateau, and it’s rather striking. The contrast of the walls really jumped out at me. You also have to check out the detailed interior.
- World of Legocraft
- Halo 3: LEGO
- LEGO NFL: 2011
- Grand Theft LEGO: Brick City
- LEGO Gear Solid: Bricks of the Patriots
- LEGO Fallout
- LEGO StarCraft
- Resident LEGO/Left 4 LEGO
- Mortal Kombat vs. LEGO Universe
Read Darren’s “pitch” for each game on PCWorld.com.
If you’d asked me six months ago, I couldn’t have imagined a LEGO Rock Band. With that in mind, I’m rooting for LEGO StarCraft.
The minifig has hair from one of the upcoming Town sets, so it looks like those sets should be more widely available soon!
While we’re at it, check out Cheyne’s ingenious use of blue chairs as water in this scene:
As this gorgeous school (with adorably itty-bitty school buses) built by judge Max Braun illustrates, the TwinLUG Micro City Standard is fairly simple — to fit into collaborative displays — while still enabling individual builders to do some pretty cool things.
There are four categories in the contest, and you can win a cartload of prizes. The contest ends at 2:22 AM EST on May 4, 2009, so get building!