VLC At BrickCon

October 4-7 at BrickCon in Seattle the VLC showed up, make their presence felt, and walked away with all sorts of hardware.

In the games portion of the convention, VLC members won a number of the games played, proving they’re the fastest, most creative, and best while blinded… The winners were

Team Speed Build
John Kwok
John Langrish

Master Build
Finalists:
Keith Reed
David Gagnon
Dave DeGobbi

Champion: Keith Reed

Blind Build:
Heat A Fastest Time – Andrew Delbaere
Heat B Fastest Time – Keith Reed
Heat B Fewest Errors – David Guedes

Unbuild
Keith Reed

On the building side of things, VLC members picked up a whopping 7 trophies for their excellence in MOC creation. The winners spanned a wide range of categories and showed what the VLC has to offer. In no particular order those winners were:

Architecture – Leaves and Grass
Paul Hetherington – Palace in Wonderland

Super Heroes – Infinity Award
Chris Strebly – Teen Titans GO!

Great Ball Contraption – Rookie of the Gear
Dave DeGobbi – Water Wheel

Town/Train – Best Rolling Stock
Will Fong – BCER Interurban 1223

Art/Mosaic/Sculpture – Best in Art
Paul Hetherington – Sunday Afternoon Tea Train to Tetley

Town/Train – Best Scene
David Guedes – Let it Be

Dystopian – They Blew It Up
Allan Corbeil – Red Rocket

The VLC would like to thank the team at BrickCon for another amazing event, and we can’t wait to be back next year.

But before then you’ll find most of us at BrickCan! This year it will be May 4th and 5th at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.  Learn more about it here: http://www.brickcan.com/

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You have a Friend in….Space

VLC member  Tyler Sky is at it again with his Friend-ly takes on the Star Wars Universe. His latest creation is the BFF B-Wing which joins his impressive roster of ships which also includes:
BFF Y-Wing
Stephanie’s T-70 X- Wing

and many more that can be found at his Flickr page.

The fine folks at The Brothers Brick have also done a profile on the BFF B-Wing, which can be found here.

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New Westminster Museum & Archives – People Gotta Move

We got some excellent coverage on the CBC Vancouver News tonight about our newest display People Gotta Move.  But one viewer noticed that the details weren’t mentioned as to when and where they could see the work that our many builders put into it:

It opens tomorrow, Thursday July 5th, 2018 at 6pm at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, 3rd floor.  The exhibit will run until November 16th, 2018.  Admission is by donation.

For more info:  https://anvilcentre.com/attend/

The list of builders and helpers are as follows:  

Dave DeGobbi, David Guedes, Allan Corbeil, David Gagnon, Will Fong, Tim Tosino, Lee Wager, Clay Wager, Shane Weckstrom, Peter Trotter, James Hargrave, Kenmore Thompson, Andrew Robertson, Keith Reed, John Kwok, Dawn Paczynski, Andrew Delbaere, Kyler Storm, Daniel Watson, Stephanie Reid,  Melinda Moore, Darren Ma, Thanh Le, Emily Tepper and Pierre Chum

 

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VLC TV – Radiator Springs by Keith Reed

VLC TV takes a look at the massive 15,000+ piece Radiator springs by Keith Reed.

See more of his work here:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/hamslice44
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithreed

 

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VLC TV – Ballder Springs by Jason Von Innerebner

VLC TV takes a closer look at a fantastic GBC/historical MOC created by VLC member Jason Von Innerebner.

See more of Jason and his partner in crime Sarah’s creations on their social media pages.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therebrickers/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jasonvoni

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BrickCan 2018 is nearly upon us!

If you turned on the CBC Our Vancouver this morning you would have seen this segment with Canada’s one and only, LEGO Certified Professional, Robin Sather talking about BrickCan 2018.

 

And if you haven’t purchased your tickets to attend one of the six available, two hour time slots, then what are you waiting for?

 

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Sarah’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Library at BrickCan 2018

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.

Tickets

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. 

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BrickCan 2018 – Happening Soon! – April 21st/22nd, 2018

BrickCan 2018

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.

 

Get your tickets here: http://www.brickcan.com/tickets/

 

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LEGO 1983 e902 Flyer Trolley bus for sale! or is it…..

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.

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For the Francophones…. presenting Michel Poirier

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. 

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