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CONVENTIONS
Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:03 PM

OOH , Boy :

 

       Am I tired . You probably won't be interested , but I'm going to tell you about my Fourth of July weekend . Have you ever heard of a product that when you have children and you hear a noise, you step on in the dark and come wide awake ? Sure you have ,They're your kids LEGOS !

 

Now , that said . I am an A.F.O.L. (adult fan of LEGO ) This means all the men and women and kids that like them , get together in a very informative and fun convention .Ours is called " Brick Fiesta " ! This means vendors , classes ( yes , classes ) and challenges concerning that ubiquitous brick .

 

       Now , would you believe a Building 24 stories tall ? How about the Landing at PELEILU in the Pacific ? How about the Battle of MARNE ? in France .Yup , Tanks of the opposing sides .Reasonable scale models  that are recognizeable for what they are .

 

 There are even Vendors of special LEGO type figurines . ( well ,they Must be LEGOS , it's the  main rule ) Now you have identifiable German , American , Russian and Japanese combatants .

   As there are fanciers of the realms of Magic and lore , so there are those figures ,castles and horrible creatures . As well as the typical Star Wars components  There are some figments of the builders imaginations and some straight OOB . I was particularly fascinated with what the children did without resulting to OOB .

 

 Would you believe a fully equipped Pet Shop with the usual animals and fish as well as birds , you would find and indications of the associated products ? This by a seven year old ? Then there was the biggest Norman style castle I've ever seen in these bricks . A whole family built it and they won the Class .

 

 

     Yes , there are competitions for everything from MANGA to MECHA and City ,etc. So you see there are many iterations of these things .I have to admit , The 24 story business and residential tower was mine .It was in the City group .I was defeated , pleasingly by the largest airport I've seen outside a LEGOLAND setting .How about a D.C.-3 with what could've had " Air America " Markings If the builder had so chosen ? Four engine jets , twins , props and civil aircraft too .

 

      Over the battle scenes flew B.F.109 and Russian aircraft as well . There was a Captain in the U.S.A.F that brought models of planes he'd flown or worked on .Yes , friend , you could tell that was an S.B.-70 Valkyrie !  That said there was even an identifiable pair of movie cars .The two made famous in the " BULLIT  " movie .Yup ! A black Dodge Charger and " Bullit's " 68 Ford Gt Mustang fastback !

 

  I wish I could have had you with me .You would've been fascinated with the Sturmgeschutz 3 models and Panther and Tiger tanks . And plenty of recognizeable softskins too .

 

 Well , on that after you've picked the LEGOS , or ( Mega Blocks and BrickTech- Clones ! )  up from out of the bottom of your foot  .Look at them and think .They will spark that creativity that has gone missing for months maybe , and you'll get over the modelers block .Besides , you can do it with the kids , No Harm , No Foul  Well , think about what I've said .I was amazed at the fact that the adults outnumbered the children .      Have a good modeling session , okay ?      Tanker-Builder 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:14 PM

Tankbuilder- My son would have loved to see that. Heck, even my wife and I would have went. LOL! I, too love playing with Legos with my son. The only dream we have is to have a million or so Lego pieces of every size, color, and whatnot. If I had them, there'd be no shortage of imagination to go around.

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Posted by DURR on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:23 PM

i have 2 trash cans full of legos        started a small city block on a 4x6 area         buildings were 2 to 5 stories high       small mid west town circa 1950 or so        got it half done        well  life happens        i am going to start it again

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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:09 PM

Bought and built a Lego Techno kit, the 6 wheeled articulated dumptruck, built it on Christmas Eve a few years ago. by far the most stress free and relaxing build I've done to date, no painting, decaling, or sanding. Admittedly the instructions were a bit confusing at first but after I got in touch with my inner child the build was fun and challenging. I find myself browsing the Lego website and trying to figure out how I can afford another amazing sample. Semis, wreckers,  and some construction equipment.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:02 AM

UH-OH !

        You be careful what you wish for ! I have at last count , 24,000 different LEGO Bricks and probably half that in special detail parts .Know what , It takes half of a 10 'x10' room ! That's kinda like my garage .Half is my stash and a quarter is the work area .OH - BOY whatta confusing mess dis is !  T.B.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:04 AM

"Play Well -" LEG GODT ".

    I would say they certainly got it right  .Now on " Technic" they now have more .Keep watch !  T.B.

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Posted by armornut on Friday, July 11, 2014 1:36 PM

Don't tease the 300lb gorilla in thr room TB, LOL, I have to clear all purchases with my better half and shecan be pretty Itimidating, clocked me with a frying pan once that I remember think she got it right after that though.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:22 AM

TB, you sound like a Master Builder... beware!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, July 13, 2014 10:31 AM

Aw , Stickpusher :

    How'd You figure that out  ? My friends call me one , But I am not recognized by LEGO ( thank Goodness ) .You see , I AM the master of all I build ( did I actually say that ? Hmm Better thin down the coffee .LOL ! ) Catchya Later Stick .     Tanker - Builder

P.S. Thank you for that nice Graphic . That would make a nice avatar .
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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 13, 2014 5:54 PM

I am always impressed by what can be made with imagination and Legos. The possibilities are endless. TB, keep your Master Builder identity secret and you can continue to make the world a better place with your creations! ;)

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Friday, July 18, 2014 4:02 PM

Thank You Stik !

I only hope that one day a new modeler sees a piece that I did and says to himself " I can do that " then the legacy will have come true .

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Posted by humper491 on Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:46 AM

I need not say anything!!! never thunk of em b4, now I gots tree kits wit more to come 10-4!!

Humper Beam

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:14 AM

Youse issa Mess dude .Watchya tinkin .We's talkin murdels ur not ?

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