According to the most recent LEGO Club magazine Toys R Us stores in Canada will be hosting a minifig exchange October 13th & 14th. Continue reading
VicLUG is excited to be helping Robin Sather in the 3rd Tillicum Kids Lego event.
The event will be March 9-11 and will feature the big Duplo build, a kids creation contest, a VicLUG moc table and a kid build area. The contest theme is Sea & Sky, register now!
VicLUG will be there!
Victoria 8th Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair
October 16th 2011
Pearkes Areana, behind Silver City at Tillicum Mall
3100 Tillicum Road
General Admission $3
8am Early Bird tickets $10 or $5 at Cherrybomb Toys
Kids are Free!
Robin Sather from Brickville ( www.brickville.ca ) is back for the second year of Tillicum Kids ( www.tillicumkids.com ) and we’re jazzed to be part of it again. There will be the giant Duplo doubledecker bus that will be built over the course of the weekend and then on display all month, a kids creation contest, a kids build area, and a Where’s Waldo street scene designed by us.
It’s free to come check out and should be a lot of fun!
March 18-20, 2011
VicLUG was stoked to be part of Gottacon for the 3rd year, and it was the best one yet! We had a speed build, blind build, and kid build stations, as well as our VicWars game which we refined even further this year. Our kid build was a bit different this year, we encouraged convention attendees to title and label their creations, and we had some amazing additions.
Our VicWars game went great, we played maybe 6 games, and came up with lots of new ideas for next year already.
Here’s some videos of the game in action:
Gottacon 2011, Saturday game 1
Gottacon 2011, Saturday game 2
Gottacon 2011, Sunday Game
Gottacon 2011, miscellaneous
Also, check back on this page: www.viclug.ca/vicwars.html for updates on the game. It’s just a text copy of the rules at the writing of this post, but it’ll be more elaborate, with links to all this media and our revised rules from the past convention.
I’d also like to thank Jon New from www.talismanisland.com for providing prizes at the Talisman game I hosted, it’s much appreciated and please check out his site for amazing Talisman resources and info! You can see more on that game in the miscellaneous photo gallery above.
See you guys all next year!
VicLUG will be at Gottacon again this year! February 4-6 we’ll have our VicWars ( based on BrikWars ) tabletop minifig game, blind build contest as well as our kid build setup. Our main hours of activity will be in the morning and afternoon of Saturday & Sunday, but the kid build will be open throughout the whole event.
Gottacon is at Pearkes Arena, by Tillicum Mall & Silver City. Go towww.gottacon.com for more info about the event.
The Sidney Museum Lego show is in full swing and VicLUG is happy to be part of this wonderful (6th!) annual event again! The show runs from January to March and is at 2423 Beacon, admission by donation.
Ever stepped on a LEGO brick in the middle of the night?
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient Greek machine used to predict eclipses:
An Apple engineer took some time off to recreate it in LEGO!