I was part of Octobrickfest 2010 at the Glen Ellyn Public Library in Glen Ellyn, Il.!
Hosted by Dave and John Xandegar of “Brixwerks” fame, it was a small event that allowed a few of us in the Chicago area to come together and share Lego with the community. I was only able to attend this morning (Saturday, Oct. 16th) but when you go for a dry spell of a year between Brickworlds, a quicky is sometimes good enough!
From left to right: Dave Xandegar, Jeff Viens, Dan Church, me, and in front, John X. Dave Kaleta was also one of the exibiters but had left by the time I got there. Something about having to finish “that (bleeping) MocOlympics entry” or something… hehehe Sorry I missed ya Dave. Let’s plan on Black Friday again this year shall we?
Dave Xandegar at his Brixwerx table. Even though Dave and John aren’t part of MOCpages anymore, they’re still part of our family. When they asked me to be a part of this show, I couldn’t say no. Thanks for inviting me guys!
Here’s the room with a couple of the other tables. The guy next to the table there is Dan Church and behind the table, minding the mocs, is my daughter Lily.
See, see! The Batman was here! Kaleta’s MocOlympics entry along with some of the builds from his amazing collection of Batstuff!
Jeff Viens! Just who is Jeff Viens you ask? Well, aside from doing these awesome town layouts, he also holds 2 World Records with his Lego Trebuchets (see the World Record entry at www.recordholders.org/en/list/lego.html ...you can also see the World's Largest Trebuchet in action here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=677WWRUeH6U ).
Some fun with Jeff’s trains.
A Lego bowling alley? Nice!
My daughter wanted her picture taken with the skull… She asked me after “Daddy, can you build me a Lego skeleton?” Who can say “no” to that face?
Fourth Wall Commentary: I really wish I could have spent more time here today unfortunately life gets in the way and we had to leave long before the event ended. Thanks to Dave and John for putting this event on and here’s to hoping we catch up with ya again soon (sometime before BrickWorld would be nice).
Hey Chris, great to hear that you guys helped out at the Library! I live only 5 minutes from it and would've loved to help out. If theres ever an upcoming event there, would you be so kind as to contact me about it? I'd love to help out! Thanks, happy building!
Quoting Ludgonious .
That's the only way you can get Phipson into a library. Looks like it was fun.
Just like a vampire trying to walk into a church man... hahaha
Thanks everyone for the comments! There's stuff like this going on all over the place all the time! Be sure to check your local area for small shows like this one, they're a blast!
Woah! I look kinda creepy in that first picture. Your camera must have done some funky things... It was a pleasure to finally meet you after exchanging comments and such here on MOCpages. Sorry you couldn't attend the second day, but your creation certainly makes up for you absence with the size of it!
what ? Dave Kaleta was there too ? you should have stopped him from leaving, who cares about his mocolympics entry; oh and maybe you could have locked him up for 24 houres (and put in some hot chick so he wouldn't feel lonely) :P
I'm with Leda, must be great to have such a close Lego community to be a part of. I have to say you sound like a very proud Dad. Keep up with the event posting - even though it makes me envious... ~Thoy