Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brickfete - LEGO Fan Festival & Expo

Ladies and Gentlemen, Children, LEGO Maniacs, and Builders of all Ages...

We are pleased to invite you to the biggest and best LEGO show in town!

We are opening our doors to the public to showcase over 10,000 square feet of amazing LEGO creations, made from thousands upon thousands of blocks by adult hobbyists across Canada and the USA!

July 14th and July 15th, 2012

10 am to 3 pm
Hilton, Airport Road, Toronto.

$10 Adults & $5 Children

What will I see??? 
Unique and detailed builds including...
  • LEGO Robots & Mindstorms Creations
  • City Layouts with powered Trains
  • Space and Scifi Creations
  • Art and Architecture
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Historical Buildings and Castles
  • Pirates, Steampunk and Vikings 
  • Mosaics & Sculptures and so much more...

Here is a peek of our display from last year...

What can I do???
  • Enjoy the exhibit at your own pace. 
  • You and/or your child can build in the "Look What I MADE" area.
  • Enter your email to WIN the LEGO prize pack.
  • Visit our vendors for unique LEGO or LEGO related purchase, including custom pieces, minifigures, old and new sets.  
  • Speak with the builders of these amazing creations, many of them will be onsite to answer your questions.
  • Learn about the hobby of collecting and building with LEGO. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sorry blogger... but I must move on.

As you can see, we havent posted for ages. The group is great and going strong, but I have long abandoned this blog. I jumped around for a bit, (Lugnet, facebook) but now I am content for the ease of posting all Ontario LUG news on the forums. If you are interested in LEGO and live in Southern Ontario, join us for one of our monthly dinners ... and follow our activities, on "Ontario LUG New" forum.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Whale and Ale Pub
Victoria St. Kitchener
6 pm (ish)

Build challenge, "Spring has Sprung"... no limit on piece count or size.

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday Jan. 17th, 2010

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Whale and Ale Pub
Street: 1120 Victoria Street North
City: Kitchener, ON

Building Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Build something using only white LEGO elements.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, Dec 20th

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Janey's apartment for our "Holiday" Potluck
Street: (address given out upon request)
City: Guelph, ON

This month for a change of pace we will be having a Potluck dinner instead of meeting at the Pub.

Quasi Minutes....

In Attendance: Janey RB, Jenn W, Jef T, Jeff VW, John B, Carol R, and Chris M.

News: We really did not discuss any news since we were too busy with activities. We started the event with a quick look at a few 2010 sets, the entire Toy Story line, the little mini cooper, and the Apple Tree House.

Soon after everyone was settled we started with a build in the bag challenge. A few of our members were new to the concept so after a quick description we were off running, so to speak. Apparently the not so clear bags increased the challenge level but the REAL challenge was realized when the item, when in the process of being built would no longer fit in the bag, LOL. So we quickly gave in, and dumped the bag contents into a Ziploc instead. After much jovial "complaining", colourful language, speculation on who would win, both Jenn and Jef had a photo finished. Well done to the both of you. It is duly noted that Janey was the first to give up, after poking a hole in her bag and somehow ending up with extra pieces in her bag. Carol stuck with the small bag longer than anyone.

After that we discussed who would be involved and which sets we would use for the drafts. It was decided to go ahead and draft the (insert set number here) Pirate set.

We then enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner and the company of everyone there.
After dinner 4 members, Janey, Jenn, Jeff, and Carol participated in the draft with the parting help of John and figure building "skillz" of Jef. Half way through the drafts, we stopped to enjoy some of the wonderful desserts that were brought, and then opened our Secret Santa gifts. (see Challenge info for more on the Secret Santa)

Show and Tell: 7 sets from the 2010 product line.

Moc and Tell: No mocs were officially shown, but members did get an insight on Janey's (lack of) sorting, and a few WIPs.

Secret Santa pics and descriptions to come soon (hopefully)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, Nov 15, 2009

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Whale and Ale Pub
Street: 1120 Victoria Street North
City: Kitchener, ON

My "interest or passions" Challenge (please see "Minutes" of last meeting).
Good luck to all of those that play.

Quasi Minutes....

In Attendance: Janey Red Brick and Jef

News: We really did not discuss any news since it was such a small turnout.

Show and Tell: Janey brought 2 new"ish" sets to share.

Moc and Tell: No mocs.

Jef brought a jet plane to represent his interest/passion in flying/planes and Janey brought in a basic built brick tree to represent her (and I quote) "hippy-dippy tree hugging" passions.

Next meeting - Dec 20th
Next meetings challenge - "Secret Santa"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday, Oct 18, 2009

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Whale and Ale Pub
Street: 1120 Victoria Street North
City: Kitchener, ON

The "Tea Cup" Challenge (please see "Minutes" of last meeting).
Good luck to all of those that play.

Quasi Minutes....

In Attendance: Jenn Wagner, Janey Red Brick, Jeff Van Winden, Jef with one f, John Bradey, Chris Magno, Mike Sheils and Dave Koudys. Note - both Carol and Andy Cook sent MOCs in their absence.

Yet another awesome meeting guys (and yet another apology for the lateness in my "report", next meeting I hope to report that night, before the details become hazy.)

News: "Officially" we discussed upcoming events once again, and a few fun activities for us. We will start with "drafts" (parts drafting) at our next meeting in November for those that want to play, as well, we decided to steal ParLUGment's "Secret Santa" idea, and do that for our December meeting (names will be pulled this November meeting). Our December meeting will be a potluck, held at Janeys, so you all can check out how badly I sort and how many unfinished projects I have, that will never see the light of day.

"Unofficially" we discussed who is hot, who is not, on the upcomming Leg o "ABS" calendar, and various other silly things. *Yes, we really are such a serious group. /end sarcasm.

Show and Tell: Janey brought in small Lego elements that are recently new to the line (micro figs from the game series, 2 x 2 jumpers plate, 1 x 1 round plate with hole) as well as a collection of newly released Lego books. I believe one of the two Jeff/Jef's brought in older Lego books. Chris brought in and demonstrated his plastic pellets for our amusement, wow could they ever bind with a brick.

Moc and Tell:
Dave brought in a motorized and rcx'd "Classic Space" radar dish array,

Watch it here in action...

deborah brought in her picnic tables (ok, this is like the one she brought it, but not the actualy one, since the one she brought actually had custom engraved "wooden" tiles, but I do not have a picture of it, yet)

and a perceptual calendar...

and Jef brought in his butterfly knife.

Teacup Challenge:
This challenge turned out to be the hardest challenge yet... unlike most of Lego products, and their ability to be easily connected to other elements, it was VERY difficult to find anything that would hold these cups in place.

Jenn brought in her "Eat at Joe's" sign...

Janey brought in an WIP amusement park ride...

Jeff brought in "Classic Styled" spaceship...

Mike brought in a few train cars (here is one of them)...

Carol, who was not able to attend sent this cool power-point presentation of her horse MOC...

Andy, who also was not able to attend sent his ol'style Duncan yo-yo MOC in with his mom, (yeah, that me)...
All of these photos of the Tea Cup Challenge (except for Jeffs Spaceship) are Mikes and used with permission. Jeffs Spaceship picture belongs to Jeff, and is also used with permission.

Next meeting - Sunday Nov 15th
Building challenge was undecided at this time. It was decided later that night that we would go with building something that showed the rest of the group something about another interest or passion you have. No size or piece limit.