Announcing Zombie Apocafest 2009 – coming to BrickCon this October [News]

UPDATE: Planning is now underway for the next Zombie Apocafest. Read all about it in our Zombie Apocafest 2009 strategy, tactics, & logistics post.

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LEGO Zombie Apocafest 2008The LEGO convention season is upon us, and BrickCon 2009 is just over four months away — time to start planning your trip and what you’re going to build. Likewise, it’s time to start planning collaborative displays.

With a successful Zombie Apocafest 2008 under our belts, we at The Brothers Brick are pleased to announce Zombie Apocafest 2009.

To celebrate this announcement and as an example of one of our new prize categories, I’ve turned 7639 Camper into a mobile zombie defense platform.

LEGO zombie survivor camper

This year, we’re splitting up the prizes into four categories:

There are still many details to iron out, and we’re definitely open to suggestions. What kind of overall theme would you like to build toward? If you were there, what worked last year? What didn’t? Let us know in the comments.

14 comments on “Announcing Zombie Apocafest 2009 – coming to BrickCon this October [News]

  1. Kaupuan

    What are the outline or standards for the buildings? Are they the same as last year? What are they?

    – Kaupuan

  2. Andrew Post author

    @Dr. X: Excellent.

    @OJ: Mwa ha ha! It was clear after least year that participants did want a second Zombie Apocafest, so we’ll do one more. I have a fairly short attention span myself, so a wild west/steampunk collaborative display would be just the sort of thing to attract my attention in 2010. :D

    @Kaupuan: Yup, Cafe Corner standard, just like last year.

  3. Nolnet

    hmmm, with the best LEGO category, aren’t you afraid to get a slight overdose of green groceries and corner caf├ęs in your city?

  4. Jacob

    So, there are three buildings to choose from for the fourth category? Perhaps there could be an option to apocafy a fan-built model, your own or someone else’s.

  5. Andrew Post author

    Hmm… I hadn’t considered the intersection between the Cafe Corner standard and that new category. It does limit things a bit, doesn’t it? The LEGO Town and City themes have such a rich history of buildings (not just vehicles) that I was envisioning one of those, not just one of the three new CC-standard buildings.

    How about this: As long as the apocafied official set can be integrated with the CC standard, it can be anything.

  6. Thanel

    For the benefit of us noobs, what exactly is the “CC-standard?” The best answer I found was in a Eurobrick discussion thread (Brickwicki was down) that explained the folowing:
    -32 studs deep and either 16, 32 or 48 wide on the street.
    -Connection technic pins between the 10 & 11 stud spots (from both front and back) at the bottom sides.
    -7 to 8 stud deep sidewalk (including curb).
    -8 stud deep alley/air space/courtyard in the back.
    Is that right or too much structure?

  7. Josh

    @Jacob – Actually, you don’t have to “zombify” only the actual Cafe Corner type buildings. Any of the Lego set buildings can be made to fit into the CC standard. Andrew and I can talk about it, but I think there is a lot of room for different buildings in that category.

    @Thanel – That’s basically it. I think you’ve got it.

  8. mangos

    This is goin to be my first year at Brickcon and my first entry to the apocafest collaboration. I would like some information on standards, etc. I’m sorry f I’m bothering you guys with stupid questions.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mangos

  9. Andrew Post author

    ^ Basically, the only standards for buildings are the ones that Thanel mentioned a couple comments above yours. If it’s minifig-scale and reasonably “realistic” (no big mecha, for example) we can fit it in. :-)

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