Typically, I don’t want to spoil what you’re going to see at BrickCan but perhaps to tease you with a glimpse of what you might see will get those people on the fence about going to get off their butts and book their tickets which are rapidly selling out.
Last year, for Vault 604 based on the Fallout Shelter standard that Keith and a few members decided upon, Sarah took her take on it, by including her version of the Beauty and the Beast library. Her Flickr gallery can be seen by clicking on the link below the photo, but you really want to see this in person to appreciate it in it’s full glory.
Way to go Sarah! Can you tell she used to be a librarian? Her husband Jason (TheRebricker and the other half of this AFOL couple) is much less hairy than the Beast, and more muscles than Gaston.
BrickCan returns to the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on April 21st & 22nd, 2018!
BrickCan is the largest public exhibition of LEGO® creations ever held in British Columbia! We invite guests of all ages to check out hundreds of models built by LEGO fans from all over the world, shop with dozens of unique LEGO vendors, and let your imagination run wild in the BrickCan Creation Station!
Come see our public displays on April 21st or 22nd at the family friendly River Rock Casino Resort!
All ages welcome! General admission is $15. Children 3 and under do not require a ticket. No strollers or wagons. Wheelchair accessible.
Tickets will be available for 2-hour time blocks throughout each day during which you will…
See hundreds of unique LEGO models!
Meet LEGO builders from around the world!
Browse vendors selling both new and used LEGO as well as LEGO-related products including minifigure accessories, jewelry, and more!
Cast your vote for the People’s Choice builder’s award!
Before and after your ticketed time kids of all ages (adults included!) can…
Explore interactive experiences in the Creation Station!
Let your imagination go wild and build with a huge collection of Duplo and System LEGO Bricks!
Answer trivia questions and win prizes!
Enjoy multiple dining options within the River Rock!
Note that this area will open at 9AM and close at 4PM.
Have you ever seen an incredible MOC online that is so good that you wanted to buy it? Well, a person in Vancouver seems to have admired it so much, they want to sell it on Kijiji. Problem is, that it’s not the posters ability to sell, as he does not own it. Will Fong, the person in the background of the photo, is a member of the VLC and he is the one who designed and built it and the listing is not his.
In any case, if you really do have a liking for BC Transit vehicles in LEGO form and you do have $3,500 burning a hole in your pocket, then Will would be willing to sell it to you. Just get in touch with us here and we will get you in touch with Will, the designer and creator. If you scroll down, you’ll see that it was featured on Global BC News last week.
Awhile back we got a request to do a show about LEGO collections in French which fortunately for us, VLC member, Michel Poirier speaks. Unfortunately for us, he can’t remember where he got that fantastic t-shirt.
LEGO Certified Professional, Robin Sather was interviewed on Global BC Noon News today. Well, yesterday, if it weren’t for a certain pair of Swedish hockey twins retiring that bumped the piece to today. If you haven’t bought your tickets to attend BrickCan 2018 already, you’re going to want to do that before it sells out, as it has in years past.
Not seen in the video were Andrew Delbaere who built Brick City Brewery and Will Fong who built the Skytrain models.
This has just been cut and paste from last year’s entry, so there may be inaccuracies. For the most current info, https://www.facebook.com/legofalloutshelter/
Are you planning on attending BrickCan April 19-22, 2018? This year the VLC is opening up our collaborative build of the Fallout Shelter to all Registered Con Attendees wishing to participate. (sorry, but this is not open to the general public)
Below are the guidelines required so your incredibly creative room can be included in this collaborative display at BrickCan.
– sample of an empty room that meets the basic requirements.
Background: This collaborative build draws its inspiration from the Fallout mini game designed for mobile devices called “Fallout Shelter”. You do not need to play the game to contribute to this build, but it will provide further insight to the nature of it. If you have any questions regarding the standard please contact:
Keith: keithjessica.reed <at> gmail <dot> com
Jason: jasonvoni <at> gmail <dot> com
Kyler: kylerstorm <at> gmail <dot> com
Guidelines to adhere to when building any room. (Rooms that do not conform to the standard may not be included.)
All rooms are 16 studs deep. If you choose to make a shallower room, make sure your floor plate and your top can support and be supported by rooms with a depth of 16 studs.
Room widths are in 16 stud increments. Minimum 16 studs, Maximum 48 Studs. Therefore room widths are: Small – 16, Medium – 32 and Large – 48. (Exception only for elevators – 8 studs and “dirt filler” – 8 studs)
Room height is EXACTLY 10 bricks. This includes the floor plate all the way to the top tiles.
The top of the room will have few studs so rooms lock together however they must be easy to remove after the show (Think Modular Buildings). Tiles on the top of your room are required to properly support the weight of the structure.
It would be helpful if rooms that are wider than 16 studs contain additional supports to support rooms above. (See Blue 1×2 plates in samples below, be creative with the supports.)
Rooms will have a 1x4x6 door frame on either adjoining wall, 2 studs back from the front.
On all four lower corners facing the adjacent rooms 1×2 technic bricks with single hole will be included for securing the structure.
UPDATED: Please see lighting standards on Facebook page as IKEA no longer sells the previous lights.
Ceiling fixtures can be included. You may present your room with a top plate to show where the fixtures belong. The top plate will be removed and the fixtures will be attached to the room above. Be sure they don’t obstruct the lighting.
Outside of these guidelines, get creative, there are no color restrictions. We encourage rooms to either hold as incredibly close to the game as possible or to have a certain level of outlandishness. Remember, the time frame that this falls into is around the year 2150, and the world has ended as we know it!
We will consider having some corner rooms (facing 2 sides). If you’d like to make a corner room please submit a request to the email contacts listed at the top of this sheet.
On March 17, club members will be displaying builds at the Silver Creek Elementary School in Hope. There will also be bricks on hand to allow visitors to create their own masterpieces. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds from the event will go to the construction of a new playground. For more details, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1791334721169483/
Have you purchased your BrickCan tickets yet? It’s coming back to the River Rock Casino and Resort in April. Whether you’re an adult fan of Lego (AFOL) planning to join us for the full conference, or anticipating an awe-inspiring visit to the exhibit hall, remember that the previous two events had sell-outs. Go to www.brickcan.com for information and to get your tickets today.
Looking ahead to the summer, you’ll be able to see one of our club’s large-scale exhibits at the New Westminster Museum. The exhibit will open on July 15, with a transportation theme.
The club meets monthly, so if you’re looking to get involved, please check out the forums on this page, connect with us on Facebook, or email email@example.com.
As we move into fall, the Lower Mainland’s adult Lego community is getting ready for a busy event schedule. No, we’re not talking the new Ninjago movie or about the Millennium Falcon release, although that set is certainly causing quite a buzz!
Many of our VLC club members make an annual trip to Seattle, Washington for BrickCon, and October 2017 is no exception. We’ll be showing off MOCs, participating in events and games, and connecting with other AFOLs from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. VLC members have a tendency to win big at BrickCon – our builders have won many Best of Show and People’s Choice awards, along with numerous category awards. Want to see what the fuss is all about? Head to the Seattle Center Exhibition Centre, October 7 & 8, to see an amazing array of Lego creations.
Next on the agenda is the Vancouver Train Expo, which takes place November 11 & 12 at the PNE Forum. The VLC display is always a highlight for visitors, and we’re busy preparing another exciting layout for 2017. Come see us, and cast your vote for the best display in the show – we’ve been proud to receive this honour more than once.
In December, we’ve made a tradition of supporting the Children’s Wish Foundation at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights. We will again be creating a unique and eye-catching display, which will help generate donations and grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. If you visit the Festival of Lights, be sure to check us out in the entrance pavilion.
Want to get involved with any of these events, or find out more about what we do? Connect with us on our Facebook page, or get in touch with our membership director at firstname.lastname@example.org – we are always happy to expand our community.
Thank you so much for coming to BrickCan 2017. Whether you were a full delegate of the four day conference or came to one of the six public exhibition sessions, we do really appreciate you supporting BrickCan. With all that goes on in the world, sometimes it’s great to just take a little time out of your day and dive into a world of amazing creations and imagination. The nostalgia factor may be the initial draw but it is the present and the future that excites us most.
Although the VLC is not directly involved in the production of BrickCan 2017, many of our members contribute to the success and running of this second year event which we felt was another tremendous success. Look for photos in the near future, either on our Flickr or Instagram or those associated with BrickCan or ourselves.
Perhaps, it’s a little early to be thinking about it, but save the date for next year. Tell your friends and family about it. Even the big kids at heart loved coming out to see the wonderful creations on display. Subscribe to their blog/website for future notifications.
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We are NOT to be confused with The LEGO® Group of companies. We do NOT represent them in any manner, nor do they endorse, sponsor or authorize the VLC. We are simply enthusiasts, builders, hobbyists and consumers of the many wonderful things that The LEGO® Group produces.