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brickcon-nz 2019
hey gang,

it has been a crazy last 3 days with brickcon-nz being held in the next town over. we set up on thursday, had an activity and workshop day for the exhibitors yesterday and then today and tomorrow are show days.

the days have been long, my eyes have been on stalks for most of it and my feet are killing me. however, the last 3 days have been some of the most amazing of my life.

i have made new friends and furthur cemented existing ones, introduced old friends to new and watched those introductions begin to become friendships, seen some mind blowing LEGO builds and some amazing reactions from spectators.

as in the wanganui show in march, i am displaying disney/toy story and have added wall-e, steamboat willie and borrowed a couple of items from fellow exhibitors to enhance my display. my stack of engraved show bricks has gone from 1 to about 5 in the space of a day, something i am very proud of.

too tired to post up photos via the boards methods, so just follow this one to see everything:
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Wow, what a fantastic show, your collection is getting so big and I know you have much more. Where do you have the space to store everything and how do you transport it all?

What are engraved show bricks? I like you character display stand. Love that Disney Castle and I think its the first time I have seen a Steamboat Willie, very cool.

So many other great displays at that big show. Notably for me...The Beatles Abby Road, The huge Minecraft World and the Carnival on the Pier. I'll bet you saw something different everyday in each display.

You are right Sun, you are a celebrity now in the Brickworld scene just like you are around here at BPT's and quite the honor being part of those shows. Thanks for sharing.
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Amazing! The Abbey Road scene blew my mind.
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the abbey road build is a personal favourite of mine. very clever design with the forced perspective.

i have the castle that is on display, but that is borrowed from my friend Emz, who has the airplane set up next to mine. my castle is in a perspex case and tricky to get out so it was easier to borrow hers.

super, no way am i a celebrity in the brickworld! i dont want to be either, as the bar is set so high even a gold medal pole vaulter would have trouble getting to it. engraved show bricks are 1x8 bricks with your name, or an achievement, the show name and year. things like that. mine has around 5, while most of the others have 20+, with some having over 40.

heading back down for sunday, and not looking forward to getting back to reality tomorrow. will reply to your other questions tomorrow hopefully, super. Smile
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Wow a lego expert as well!! Mind you I'm big into lego as well as all the train stuff, have been ever since a kid when the best you had was various colours of the regular bricks and none of the fancy custom ones you get these days Big Grin
Happily collecting things all my life... Big Grin
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When I were a lad we had red lego and white lego and thought ourselves lucky.
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I was lucky Chris I had some yellow and blue ones as well lol!
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When I was a lad we had Tinker Toys, plain wooden ones not the fancy colored ones that came later Undecided
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My son has the same Ghostbusters vehicle but it doesn't light up so I'm assuming that's a mod.
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Yes. There are numerous unofficial lighting kits for the Ecto-1 set and many other sets. There are also the Fx Bricks devices, which can help install lights and sounds into LEGO models more easily and bring Power Functions parts to their full potential. Until they were produced, some of those features were only possible with Mindstorms (or electric parts from other devices). Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) are a very large community spanning several countries, conventions and websites.
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finno, yes the lights are an aftermarket set. not sure where from, but there should be several options out there.

second and final day done and dusted! i am still exhausted, so heading to bed shortly. i am sad that reality has returned and there is nothing to look forward to for the time being, after being eager for this weekend since march. however, there is next year, and i am considering what to show already.
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(06-02-2019, 07:28 PM)sunhuntin Wrote: however, there is next year, and i am considering what to show already.

Always be prepared, great job Sun.
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