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:

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:


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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.

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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.


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:


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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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BrickCan 2018 on Global BC Noon News

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. 

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BrickCan 2018 – Fallout Shelter Collaborative Build

This has just been cut and paste from last year’s entry, so there may be inaccuracies.  For the most current info,

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.

Rooms will need to be registered for the following reasons:

  • Best room will be voted on
  • We want to avoid too many of the same room
  • We need to roughly know how many rooms to expect so we can plan accordingly


 – 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.
    1. 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.

Happy building fellow Overseer!

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