I went to Brickworld 2011 this year, and met some fun people, as well as amazing LEGO(c) constructions.
About this creation
Set up. Here’s me repairing my half-SHIP that was damaged during the 13-hour drive due to my poor packing skills…
Kyle Vrieze setting up his cool sci-fi layout.
Nannan working on Containment.
Onto the displays; first is the Ravinia, the largest ballroom of the three in the Westin hotel, and the one in which I displayed.
Here’s Kyle’s fully set-up layout.
Ryan Howerter’s display:
It was pretty difficult to get this one in focus- but hey! There’s nothing here!
Thomas Mueller’s useless NXT structure. It was probably pretty costly as well.
Connor Lill’s Squid planet destroyer mech.
The Micropolis collaboration.
Modulex! I thought this was really froody, I had never seen it in real life.
The battle of San Juan Hill. I think this vignette is perfect, from the brick-built horse to the lovely octagonal base, it just looks so finished.
The Indiana Jones layout.
Andy’s room! This included a multitudinous number of lovely little details, plus the characters from the movie(s)
Arthur Gugick’s Jimi Hendrix. I was surprised at the effect of the printed white tiles present in this and his Yoda mosaic.
Next is the Michigan ballroom; here’s Andrew Somers’ wheely-gunny things.
Somers’ Clone Wars diorama.
Imagine Rigney’s amazing Rapture. This thing looked beautiful during the World of Lights, where all the lights in the ballrooms were dimmed and only the lights on peoples creations shone, on Saturday evening.
Mechs vs. Birds! The fight of the millennium!
Tweepunk, whatever it is, is quite cute. The purple dirigible was nominated for best aircraft.
Chris Edwards’ War Machines Strike! I loved this layout, my favourite part was the portrait of the dictator above the overhang.
Apparently this is what Manhattan looks like.
The Dark Tower, which apparently stole ‘best large building’ from Kevin Walter’s Barad-Dur due to name confusion.
Finally, onto the Botanic ballroom. First, here is the Kelso-Phipson [plus Ocean] collaboration that is Minas Tirith, under siege by the armies of Dr. Lee Jones.
A close-up of the Felbeast attacking the soldiers inside Minas Tirith.
Leda Kat’s arm populating the walls with soldiers.
Moria, by Lee Jones. Those dwarves always delve too greedily and too deep…
Grond! Grond! Grond! Grond!
I suppose Phipson should be glad I resisted the urge to pull this back and smash down the gates.
I wonder if he sees me…
Kevin Walter’s Barad-Dur was definitely the highlight of the Lord of the Rings collaboration, and perhaps even the entire event. I was dreadfully frightened that he wouldn’t be able to finish, after seeing that it was only one third complete on Friday night, and was much relieved that it was complete before the unwashed masses flooded in.
Here’s me with Chris Phipson. It was great to meet you, Chris!
And with Kevin J. Walter, MOCpages superstar.
Aand with Ben Caulkins, creator of the life-size-and-wearable Halo suit.
As Chris commented on this, it popped up in my news feed. I agree with Chris that I hope to see you this year again, although he needs to be corrected: Nine days until the first public day. Even better!
Just getting ready for BW this year and came across this post in a search. How did I miss this last year? Sorry bout that. Anyway, it was great to meet you last year and I hope to see you again this year! 10 days people... TEN DAYS! ~ Chris.