Lego BrickExpo 2011

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Today I organised to meet up with Neil at Woden at 2pm to join the queue for Brick Expo 2011!  I told Nat and Andrew we were going, and they turned up a little after 2pm as well.

Lego BrickExpo 2011

It took us fifty minutes to make our way along the queue and into the room they'd setup (which was a bigger room than last time).  There was a lot more Lego there this year, looks like a lot of SydLUG people had brought Lego down as well.

Lego BrickExpo 2011

They didn't have the Hogwarts Castle this time, but there was a super awesome Space Lego setup (probably my favourite thing of the day) and an amazing western scene.

Last year when I went my camera was exactly one day old.  This year it was exactly one year old.  !!  To the day!  Since changing the focus mode in Japan last year I've been a lot happier with the results out of the camera, and generally this year's photos were better than last year's.

There were lots and lots of town/city scenes and lots of trains..

Lego BrickExpo 2011
Lego BrickExpo 2011
Lego BrickExpo 2011

Bridges..

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Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Towers..

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Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

A casino..

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011


Cool things from movies..

A delorean and train from Back to the Future

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Wall-E and Eve

Lego BrickExpo 2011


Lots of Star Wars stuff

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011


The Blacktron vs Classic Space diorama

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011


The Western diorama

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011

Lego BrickExpo 2011


Some other miscellaneous models..

A big minifig
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Snoopy!
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A cool mountain scene
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Parliament House
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A Tardis
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Another space type scene
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A wind turbine (this is actually a set - I saw two of these)
Lego BrickExpo 2011

80s Video Games characters
Lego BrickExpo 2011

But some of the most fun was in the detail people put into the dioramas.  You really need to look closely to see everything that's going on.  So much fun!

Fishing a skeleton out of the water
Lego BrickExpo 2011

This was in the casino.  Hagrid, Harry and Ginny using slot machines?? With Dobby watching??
Lego BrickExpo 2011
Geisha and sailors inside a very large building, that had stuff going on on all the floors
Lego BrickExpo 2011
This Buzz was flying around the top of the tower - you couldn't really even see him from ground level
Lego BrickExpo 2011
A kitten needing rescuing from a tree
Lego BrickExpo 2011
People having a spa
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Chickens in the western scene
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R2-D2 serving drinks on the sail barge
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Hagrid and Dumbledore on platform 9 3/4
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A bicyclist hit by a car
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A barbeque
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By 3:30 the room was starting to thin out, and by 4pm there was wide open spaces.  So glad we decided to stick around, as it made for much less stressful viewing of Lego with no crowds and kids sticking their heads in the way of photos.

Lego BrickExpo 2011
Debating whether I should join CLUG (and display any of my Lego at one of these things - but I don't think I could do that - I'd be far too stressed about kids touching my Lego and breaking things and losing pieces... hrmmm.. maybe if I could display stuff behind plexiglass?? :) )

2 Comments

kapgar said:

I want that TARDIS!!

August 8, 2011 12:43 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

It's pretty cool hey? :)

August 9, 2011 7:35 AM

   

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