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Boone Brick Contest
Posted by Richard on May 3, 2018 at 09:40 PM CST:
Erik Lanier wrote into the NCLUG about the upcoming Boone Brick Contest, a charity fundraiser benefiting the local Humane Society. Looks like entrants must pay $10.00 USD per entry if they want to go for a prize, though they also have a display-only fee of $5.00 if you just want to show off your building skills, or a "Set Built Creation". More in the full story
BrickUniverse 2018 Photos
Posted by Richard on April 29, 2018 at 07:31 PM CST:
I've taken photographs of virtually everything at BrickUniverse 2018. The only things I know for sure that I missed were actually some items for sale by vendors, like a "Despicable Me" Minion, and fidget spinners made from surplus LEGO Dimensions tags.
"Spring into Train Show" Taking Place May 5th
Posted by Richard on April 22, 2018 at 09:39 PM CST:
While I was at BrickUniverse last week, one of the larger train displays was handing out flyers for the "Spring into Trains Show". It will be held on May 5th in Raleigh NC State Fairgrounds, from 9am to 4pm. Admission will be 7 bucks, 12 and under free with adult. You get a buck off with the flyer, so drop by their website and print it out before you go. I understand the event is more about model trains than LEGO® trains, but I imagine most readers are interested in both if they have any interest at all. Forum link.
RUN BB-8, RUN!
Posted by Richard on April 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM CST:
I got some video of a BB8 robot being chased by a girl at BrickUniverse Raleigh. The robot was being operated by a member of the 501st Legion, a
costuming organization that often hosts Star Wars content at various events for charity.
Fun With Official LEGO NFC Tags
Posted by Richard on April 21, 2018 at 04:27 PM CST:
The last two years at BrickUniverse, some vendors have been selling pre-assembled LEGO® Dimensions characters and vehicles (minus their NFC tags) as souvenirs to the public. One vendor this year was selling JUST the NFC tags for a buck each. While I was tempted to buy out all figure tags to get their unlockable in-game content, it seemed like it would spoil the fun not to have the physical figures and vehicles to accompany them. I did however buy ten blank vehicle tags to tinker with. If you have an phone with NFC functionality, have a look at the full story.
BrickUniverse News Piece
Posted by Richard on April 14, 2018 at 07:33 PM CST:
The local news channel did a quick piece on BrickUniverse to help spread the word about the event. It is curious how little they chose to show of the creations on display, to my surprise my very own "Gamma" MOC was the only creation they put any emphasis on. At that, they only showed the skull crest on his torso. Shouldn't be hard to pick him out from this old photo if you want an idea of what the entire MOC looks like. Forum link.
BrickUniverse Raleigh This Weekend
Posted by Richard on April 12, 2018 at 04:26 PM CST:
The Raleigh Convention Center will be hosting BrickUniverse again this weekend. Each day is broken up into two sessions, tickets for each four hour session cost about $16.82 USD. You can also add on a signed copy of Medieval LEGO to your ticket price for another $16.82. News link.
BrickUniverse Raleigh & OKC Approaches
Posted by Richard on March 14, 2018 at 07:22 PM CST:
The next BrickUniverse Raleigh event takes place on April 14-15th for the public, or 13-15th if you want to bring some stuff in and display your creations at the event. UPDATE: There's also an OKC event taking place even sooner, public days are April 7-8th. And after that, BU is hosting 7 more events in different locations across the U.S.A., have a look and see if any are near you! Forum link.

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