We were lucky enough to be able to walk right down the street to the BrickCon, which was the first serious event like this I had ever been to. It was inspiring and fun, and led to my discovery of this whole adult online community. We saw alot of amazing models, but here are the best pics of the stuff we liked.
This amazing space mosaic was actually the first thing I saw at BrickCon, sitting in the window for public display. Its truly innovative technique of multi-layering, with extensive use of grills, was truly inspiring.
This was part of a much larger piece (of which I'm sure there are plenty of online pics already). I was particularly impressed with the effect of how the river and waterfall was done. It reminded me of the sorts of water effects found on really realistic (non-Lego) train models.
The fabulous Amazing Cuckoo Clock!
This cuckoo clock was not only interesting to look at, it was completely functional, and made entirely of lego parts! Even the weights were Lego, made of Pods loaded with batteries for weight.
Cuckoo clock details, clock face and inner workings.
This gigantic train station was integrated into the train display. It reminded me of the grand style stations I've visited in real life. I especially liked the way the roof was done, which you can see in the second detail photo.
I loved the design of this building's facade (center building). Sorry for the fuzziness, it was the best of the photos I had of it.
This futuristic micro city was really fun, but also a really well-scaled design, I thought.
Not only were there many interesting and creative Steampunk models, they were also all displayed very well.
I know these guys have a well documented bunch of photos online of the top parts of their huge space colony model, but the thing I liked the best was their completely designed tunnel interiors underneath the colony. It could have been so easy to overlook this part, and it really is quite elegant and complete.
Yes there were many (many too many, and I heart space!) models of various folks' interpretations of things that are supposed to have something to do with space. These two models stood out head and shoulders above the rest for their interesting, artistic, and elegant design and execution.
Unfortunately i live half a continent away from any of the good lego conventions. Alabama is not the place for big social gatherings> I especialy like the steampunk, though. I <3 steampunk . Thanks for sharing!
Yep, that's my Shannonia all right -- glad you liked it well enough to make it the main pic! it IS fun, but I don't know how well-scaled it is. Wait til I build the airport, that should destroy any illusion of everything being to scale... Good times -- you can take hundreds of pictures at BrickCon (I did) and still not capture everything.