Category Archives: Front Page News

For items that should be seen on the front page of the VLC site.

VLC Member Neil Snowball wins Bricks by the Bay “Best in Show”

Neil’s Great Ball Contraption really is the greatest. Neil’s “The Carrot Patch” won the Best of Show Award at San Francisco’s Bricks by the Bay 2021 in June. Click the video below to see how it operates.

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Paul Hetherington on Building Lego During the Pandemic

Fellow club member, Paul Hetherington, talks with Raji Sohal on CKNW’s Mornings with Simi about building Lego, the VLC, and what he’s building during the hiatus of gatherings. https://omny.fm/shows/the-simi-sara-show/golfing-with-the-accused-getting-scared-straight-p?t=30m30s

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MILS Part 3: Brickcan Presentation

In part 3 of our series on MILS, we take a look at Neil’s slides from his talk at the May 2021 Brickcan. The first section of Neil’s presentation goes over specifications of the new Lego road plates, as well … Continue reading

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Part 2: Time To Spruce Up Those MILS Plates!

In the second talk of our ongoing MILS series, former VLC president Allan Corbeil, shares with us the creativity of brick built trees. In his talk, Allan breaks down the different build techniques he has mastered in creating his award … Continue reading

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How to level up your city! (With MILS)

Whether we have just received our first set of bricks as young children, or have fallen in love with the crisp ABS as adults, building cities just comes naturally. Creating tall towers, babbling brooks, and pothole free road ways, are … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! VLC Member William Fong Writes for BrickNerd!

As MOC builders, we all from time to time have grand ideas of what we want our projects to look like. We spend countless hours pouring over brick styles, colour palettes, and designs. But what do you do when the … Continue reading

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Vancouver is Awesome – An article about Will Fong’s LEGO Public Transit and Trains recreations

One of our VLC members, Will Fong, was interviewed about his LEGO creations which meticulously recreate local public transit.   The following is gratuitously cut and paste from the VancouverIsAwesome website.  And the article can be found at the following link: … Continue reading

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Richmond Teen’s Lego Kits shared locally, globally – Richmond News

This is the kind of feel good story that we like to read in the morning. Copied from the Richmond News website link below: Story and photograph by Maria Rantanen of the Richmond News https://www.richmond-news.com/community/richmond-teen-s-lego-kits-shared-locally-globally-1.23988720 Caleb Wu, 15, has combined … Continue reading

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LEGO Big Ugly Tree Trunk piece

AFOLs like their acronyms, so when this piece came out, it soon became known as a BURP (Big Ugly Rock Piece) This rock panel piece is smaller and became known as a LURP (Little Ugly Rock Piece) . Well, in … Continue reading

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15 of the World’s Most Talented LEGO® Builders Exhibit at LEGO House

Joe Meno from BrickJournal posted this article on their website which includes one of our own, Paul Hetherington.   Please read further in the link below.  Photo is from BrickJournal. 15 of the World’s Most Talented LEGO® Builders Exhibit at … Continue reading

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