Author: Bill

Bricks Cascade 2020: 99 Bricks Contest

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A month ago I was attending the Bricks Cascade LEGO convention in Portland. A highlight of that event for me was on Friday when I participated in the “99 Bricks” challenge, in which you have to build a bunch of different models out of the same 99 elements, each one to a different theme or subject matter, and you only have 3 minutes to do it in! I think my favorite was the first one I made, a robot:

1: Robot
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Bricks Cascade 2020 MOCs

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It feels like a million years ago, but it has only been 4 weeks since my first (and I fear it may be only) LEGO convention of 2020, Bricks Cascade, in Portland Oregon. Despite early worries about coronavirus, I had a pretty great time, and don’t seem to have caught anything. Since then, of course, I’ve returned home and have been sheltering in place and watching with horror at the way the virus has spread across the world. It feels almost impossible that an event such as this could ever happen, much less just a few weeks ago. It’s amazing how quickly we adapt to changing realities. Everyone, please stay home and help flatten the curve.

Anyway, let’s try to forget about COVID-19 for a minute, and talk about the MOCs (My Own Creations) at the event. As usual at LEGO conventions, I tried to take photos of photos of all the MOCs displayed by the builders there, and think I probably didn’t miss much if any. Here’s an image of my MOCs that were on display in the Art area:

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Advent 2019 Recap

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I meant to post this weeks ago, obviously. I’ve been sick for most of January, and just got around to taking the last photo for the recap. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all a happy new year! We’ll start the recap with a photo of all the leftover parts you get after building each of the models…

Advent 2019 Recap Spares

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Advent 2019 Day 21

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It’s the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, and I heard on the radio that it is expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year as more and more Americans do their shopping the weekend before Christmas. In any case, there’s just 3 more Advent Calendar entries after today’s, which give us a telescope, gingerbread house, statue, and Cloud City flying car.

Advent 2019 Day 21

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