Monthly Archives: June 2012

Canberra Brick Expo – July 14th-15th

A LEGO event for people in and around the Canberra region.

Canberra Brick Expo to start July 14th at The Hellenic Club in Canberra

Thousands of LEGO fans are heading to Canberra this July. The annual Canberra Brick Expo is on from the 14th to 15th July.

At Brick Expo this year:

  • See Australia’s tallest LEGO model built by Ryan McNaught, Australia’s LEGO Certified Professional
  • Witness an intergalactic Star Wars™ battle, LEGO slot car racing and a vast range of exhibits from around Australia
  • Mingle and connect with thousands of LEGO fans
  • Specialist authorised LEGO resellers on site with a large range of unique and hard to find LEGO sets
  • Catch inspiring LEGO movies in the brick cinema
  • Take part in an engaging and inspirational VIP dinner with LEGOLAND master model builder, Gary McIntire

“We have an amazing Brick Expo planned for this year, and are so excited to be able to share the fun and creativity of LEGO with the community, as well as raise money to help kids in need at the Canberra Hospital,” said David Boddy, President of Brick Expo.

Changes have been made to the 2012 event. “After such an overwhelming response in 2011, we have decided to sell tickets online in timed sessions” said Boddy. People wanting tickets should visit and follow the link to the ticketing site. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the purchase of much needed equipment at the Canberra Hospital children’s ward.

Further info at

Execute Order Chibi Chibi!!!

I have found in my years engrossed within the LEGO building community that builders utilizing the “Chibi” style of design are few and far between.  Kevin Ryhal has created a set of Chibi 501st ARF Troopers and AT-RT walkers from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  His attention to detail mixed with his “Chibi-ness” design is amazing, but add in “mecha” style articulation to the joints and it becomes most impressive.

Brickworld 2012 Guided Tour

For those who couldn’t make it to Brickworld in Chicago this past weekend, Chris and I shot a video of us walking through the entire exhibit and highlighting some MOCs. Our goal was to bring you as close to the convention as we could, and we welcome your feedback to improve our future coverage of the events. Grab some snacks and enjoy!

Return of Spook: YR9 Serval

YR9 Serval

After a brief absence, Tim Zarki aka spook returns with a beautiful microspace build. The scaling of the ship makes it seem very large, though it appears to be only around 20 studs long. Such adept detail work, with the varied angles, the cockpit and the studs out construction. It reminds me of dasnewton’s spaceships only in microscale. Well, I’m inspired. Welcome back spook!

When it is all about fun!!

No great shocker that Karf Oohlu creates some pretty zany fun little creations. But his two latest posts both just made me chuckle :D

First he has his Vegetron (The Chlorofytastic biobot)…this just really made me laugh out loud!!


Secondly he posted his Space Tugboat Samson. Some really creative parts usages going on, specifically with the ‘tractor beam’.

Space tugboat 'Samson'

So next time you feel like you need to have a little giggle, or a chuckle…or even just a smile…browse through Karf’s stream…guaranteed to do the job