BrickUniverse Raleigh 2 Weeks Away Posted by Richard on February 23, 2019 at 10:41 PM CST: BrickUniverse Raleigh is coming up fast, it will be the 5th time the event has visited the Raleigh area. The event will run March 8th - 10th for exhibitors. The public can buy tickets to attend a four hour session, Saturday and Sunday each have a show for 9am to 1pm, and 1pm to 5pm. Forum link.
The Puppet Master Posted by Richard on February 23, 2019 at 09:34 AM CST:
I built this shortly before LEGOPalooza last month so I would have at least one new creation at the event. I got the idea from a LEGO Ideas book that featured a marionette made using U joints and string. Click on the full story for more details and additional pictures.
The LEGO Movie 2 Review Posted by Richard on February 22, 2019 at 10:46 PM CST:
I was finally able to watch the sequel to The LEGO Movie. I can't say that my opinion is favorable, but I've put my thoughts in the full article.
Retro News: February 11-20 2008 Posted by Richard on February 14, 2019 at 09:59 PM CST:
I debut one of my only system based MOCs. Toyfair comes once more. Makuta Icarax shows up in TRU stores.
Bricklink Opens Crowd Sourcing Preorders Posted by Richard on February 7, 2019 at 09:39 PM CST:
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of The LEGO® Brick, Bricklink has selected a number of fan designs they hope to bring to the market as a crowd-sourcing project. Several projects have already exceeded the "funded" threshold. More details in the full story.
The LEGO Movie 2 Discount At Marbles Imax Posted by Richard on January 31, 2019 at 09:36 PM CST:
While I was at LEGOPalooza, there was a coupon code advertised for a discount on The LEGO Movie 2 at the local Marbles Imax theater. The code itself is "legopalooza". Forum link.
Retro News: January 21-31 2008 Posted by Richard on January 24, 2019 at 07:37 PM CST:
Names of the next line of BIONICLE® sets make their way to us, including the first hints of some of the largest BIONICLE sets ever made. The LEGO® brick celebrates it's 50th anniversary.
LEGOPalooza 2019 Is This Weekend! Posted by Richard on January 24, 2019 at 06:17 PM CST:
LEGOPalooza, an event owned and hosted by the Morehead Planetarium with displays by the NCLUG, will take place on the 26-27th. Tickets for the display floor are already sold out, but there will still be vendors and some other activities available. More details in the full story. Forum link.
Last Call To Buy Some Rokenbok Posted by Richard on January 24, 2019 at 05:09 PM CST:
Rokenbok plans to shut down it's toy department and clear out remaining stock by the 31st of this month. Until then, what remaining stock they have is holding steady at 60% off with a coupon code listed on the site. There is not much left in terms of machines, just the Sweeper and Dump Tuck, which both come with a Rok Star controller necessary to operate. The motorized drawbridge kit comes with the infinitely useful X2 motor for all kinds of contraptions, though it doesn't come with the required Rok Star controller on it's own. Forum link.