Monday, July 20, 2015

Brick Fiesta Swag: LEGO-ized Movie Posters!

Hey everybody!

It has been a while! Well Brick Fiesta is this week!!!

Brick Fiesta has really taken up a lot of my attention.  It has been difficult at times but it has also been incredibly rewarding!  

I think in the long run you will see that it has a very beneficial impact on this site....

Today I want to share one of my proudest achievements as one of Brick Fiesta's Co-Chairs LEGO-ized Movie Posters!!!!

I have been sitting on this for a long time, and man it has been so difficult to keep the lid on it.

This year we have really reached out to the very generous LEGO Fan community and you will certainly see it in the variety of content in this year's raffle and a few select items that every convention goer will get.

I contacted LEGO Graphic Artist Paul Lee with a pretty crazy idea.  Would he be willing to LEGO-ize a classic movie poster for Brick Fiesta?  One that we could print to the same dimensions as the movie posters on the Palace Cinema.

He agreed....He agreed to do SIX!

And then when LEGO Brickumentary become one of our sponsors we started talking about movie swag.  I said to them, you know what LEGO fans would really like for Brickumentary Swag...Another LEGO sized Movie Poster!

Some highs and lows later and now we come to today....and the stickers are here...and they are beautiful.

Seven vinyl stickers.
  • Back to the Future
  • Ghostbusters
  • Jaws
  • Amelie
  • Jurassic World
  • Blade Runner
  • Brickumentary
Look for them in your Brick Fiesta convention bag.

I will note that some of these movies have very mature themes, some of those themes even depicted on the sticker itself (these are VERY accurate).  If you don't care for one of the movies, please cut that "poster" out and bring it to the Swap Meet, I am sure you will find someone willing to trade you something for it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Why do you go to Brick Conventions?

One of the interesting things about Brick Fiesta is that totally different people run it each year.

Every time a new Co-Chair steps up to take the reigns they have ideas for how they think Brick Fiesta should play out.  This comes down to personal preference, perceived flaws or notable absences in previous Fiestas, and the skills and resources of the Co-Chairs.

For example, I wanted to have a high profile AFOL at Brick Fiesta and I love crowd funding campaigns, steam punk, and munchkin so I asked Guy Himber to attend and he graciously accepted.

My Fellow Co-Chairs and I also moved the date.  Historically Brick Fiesta has always been on 4th of July weekend but we decided to try something different and moved it to the 23rd.  A few cheered and a few complained.

Now, anyone who attends Brick Fiesta has a say in what goes on in that they can create their own events and to some extent we give them the space and resources they need (it should come as no surprise that I have always volunteered to present on LEGO Ideas), but when it really comes down to it, we have three Co-Chairs debating on why FOLs go to cons and trying to make sure everyone is satisfied.

So in the quest to find out more about what FOLs want from a convention, I figured I would just ask you.  Thus this survey was born!

Please check every reason that you actively attend a Brick Convention.  Sure, it is always fun to talk with a LEGO representative, but if it would not impact your decision to attend, please don't check it.

As an added point of curiosity I have also added a question about how often, if ever you attend conventions.  

Do you go to Brick Conventions, and if so, how often

Why do you go to Brick Conventions

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Status update and Big Bang Theory

It has been a while since I have posted to the blog and well, that is in large part due to Brick Fiesta.

Once a year, serious LEGO Enthusiasts converge in one Texas city to display their latest LEGO creations, learn and share techniques and information, and socialize with fellow LEGO Enthusiasts.  This event is 100% volunteer driven and well...For 2015, I volunteered to be one of the Brick Fiesta  Co-chairs so I have been busy trying to get a location, plan the activities, get sponsors, and promote it to both the convention going (serious LEGO fans) and public expo (standard LEGO fans).

This has been a lot of fun, a big challenge, and extremely time consuming, but it all coming together for July 23rd...

But I had to take a break from that to update everyone on Big Bang Theory.  LEGO has revealed the final production set!  It has an August 1st release date and will cost $59.99.

The details are here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

New LEGO Ideas Review Results are IN

I will let the suspense build by just posting this link

I am extremely happy to say that I think the results are fantastic!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ideas Updated, thousands of projects archived

LEGO Ideas has shut down and come back up with all projects over two years old removed. Most projects over one year old have also been archived excepting those with at least 1000 support.
Check it out from a most supported search. It look much cleaner.

Also, going all the way back to the first day of Ideas the Ending Soon search was relatively pointless, but now it actually "works" as intended.

I look forward to seeing everybody's favorite projects getting a face lift and reposted. I will make a special point of posting those here and on Brickset.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The LEGO Ideas Deadline Bracket Results

The L. Rivendell Museum of Natural History has beat out the Drake's Head Inn to be the winner of the LEGO Ideas Deadline Bracket.

Interestingly enough...with the new rules, the Museum is young enough that it will get an extra 182 day for having more than 1000 votes. 

I would ask that if you have seen a project here that you think should make it to the review, irregardless of its standing in the bracket, that you support the project, and try to give it a bump by sharing it with others you think might support it on LEGO Ideas.  Even better, share it with websites that you think might post on it bringing in the fans during these final days.

Note: There seems to be a slight glitch with the Survey system.  When you are done voting you may need to refresh the page to see your vote included in the new tally.

The Bracket Winner is:


Project Eliminated in Round Twelve.

Project Eliminated in Round Eleven.

Project Eliminated in Round Ten.

Projects Eliminated in Round Nine.

Projects Eliminated in Round Eight.

Projects Eliminated in Round Seven.

Projects Eliminated in Round Six.

Projects Eliminated in Round Five.

Projects Eliminated in Round Four.

Projects Eliminated in Round Three.

Projects Eliminated in Round 2