I was able to stop by Brickworld 09 on Sunday, June 21st (day 4). It was a really great event with a lot of great creations and people, here are some pictures of the event:
These 3 towers were what I decided to bring to Brickworld, they took me about 400 hours to build (kidding). Well, maybe I should stop day-dreaming while typing this, pfff, and you thought I built them, yeah right!
Mark Kelso's display, he even brought his studio chair! Brilliant work Mark. In the bottom right we can see some of Chris Phipson's display, he had a really creative idea, the Zodiac Attack Platoon which featured all of the signs of the Zodiac build in different space ships and tanks. It really came out great, click here to see the rest of Chris's display.
Here we can see Chris Phipson setting a bobby-trap on one of Kelso's creations. Maybe Chris had enough of all of the smack Mark threw out at him, or maybe he was just simply jealous that Mark's creation the Rusty Ferret won best space craft. Congratulations Mark!
This was my favorite creation at Brickworld. It was a replica of the Lucas Oil stadium ( the Indianapolis Colt's stadium ). They're hundreds of minfigs inside. It costed about $32,000 in materials to complete! I was particularly fond of the two cheese-heads in the back corner showing off their Packer jerseys!
I got the chance to meet and talk with some great people from around MOCpages like Mark Kelso, Dennis Price, Chris Phipson, and many others. I also got to chat with Will Chapman for a while about his new Brickarm models.
I'll tell you guys this before hand. I saved you a lot of trouble of having to shield your eyes by not taking a picture with Chris Phipson. Either that or you won't have to go in for emergency laser eye treatment when your done looking. Just kidding Chris, I actually forgot to take a photo with you, oh well. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you though, you are very nice and you had a great display!
He even signed the MOCpages flyer, thanks Sean. I'll put that on display in my lego building area, right next to Kelso's art swag, and Dave and John's Experiment in Blue.
Well, Brickworld was a blast this year, thanks for all of those who came out for the show. I found myself wishing I could have had more time to spend at Brickworld, but it was still a great time! It was nice meeting everyone.
Dylan, I'm glad you liked the Stadium! You're figure for the cost was probably based on the erroneous piece count I had on the placard at Brickworld. The true piece count is much closer to 30,000. This makes the cost about an order of magnitude lower that you might have thought.
I think the Wisconsin fans are the second most populous at the stadium. Several of them are even wearing #4!
Quoting Lt. Colonel Ghostman
And it only shows the rating part too. Doesn't show your name and those other stuff below your name.
That sounds very weird, lots of people are able to take a look at the MOC without any problems. I even tried logging into my sister's account and viewing it. It looked fine? I'll try and make some changes later today and see if that helps, thanks for your patience, Ghostman and Lucas.
Yesterday, I couldn't go into your new moc. So I went today, and I think something is wrong. It only shows the main picture, and then it shows half of the second, but it is blank. I can't see anything except for the main picture.
Thanks for the coverage of the event Dylan. Looks like you had a great time and it was very cool that you were able to make it out. Hopefully, you can make it for more than just one day next year. The event is just way too big to try to cram all into one day. It was really cool meeting you and we'll see ya around the pages! (yeah, just use some hydrocortisone and that will clear up in a day or two.) ~ Chris.
OOH, that looks really fun! Hope you had a great time! I also hope you had fun meeting all your favorite Lego builders specially Sean Kenny! You should really display something next time your a great builder! -Kaylee
I like how you managed to snap a photo just as Dave & Stacy Sterling's train was about to smash me signing your card. :) (Thanks, Stacy, for averting the collision.) I like the phrase "LEGO God of our times", maybe I should put that on my business cards. :) Nice meeting you too, and hope to see you next year.
Dylan, it was insanely cool that you managed to get to Chicago from all the way out on the West Coast. It was great meeting you, and your family (who were SO nice!). Hope it was worth the trip, and don't worry...that rash that Phipson gave you...it goes away after two weeks.
I'm glad you had a good time at brickworld, I wish I could've gone, nice to see you sporting your packers jersey, just slapping it in the face of everyone in chicago, those two Cheeseheads must've been us huh? ~T