Over the weekend, Robin Sather from Brickville in Vancouver came over to do the Tillicum Lego Mania event, now in it’s third year. Our local Lego club, VicLUG, was there to help Robin wherever needed.
This year we made the Bay Street Armoury, a military compound built in 1915 and still in active use. It’s quite close to downtown Victoria and is a well recognized landmark. Using photo reference and Google satellite/streetmap info, Robin was able to figure out the dimensions of the structure and build it over the course of the weekend. It has about 26,000 pieces and is almost 50/50 Duplo vs Lego.
The club had a display table of mocs and a street scene with a Where’s Waldo fig find. There was a very successful kids contest with a silly amount of wonderful entries and registration for it was filled within 4 days. We had a kid build area that was divided between baby/toddler and older kids as well.
If we talked at this event please followup the conversation by writing the club: email@example.com
Our next event is coming up soon, the Cherrybomb Toy and Hobby show on April 1st at Pearkes Arena!
Article on the Times Colonist:
Article on Saanich News:
Great article on scrimporsplurge.ca that is very knowledgeable about everyone involved:
*edit: Ted noticed that this article is from last year’s Tillicum event, but all the facts hold true except for the dates interestingly enough
John Langrish’s photoset on flickr of the event:
Photos Joseph took of the event: