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    Bricks Cascade 2012 Wrapup
    Hot Bionicle NewsFriday, July 6th, 2012 at 10:58am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager

    In our never-ending quest to take our time in posting event coverage, today we bring you pictures of the fabulous MOCs on display at Bricks Cascade 2012. Taking place in the wonderful Portland, Oregon, this first time convention has finally taken the place of the now-defunct BrickFest PDX. There was a good showing of a wide variety of MOCs, and Bionicle definitely made its presence known. Read on to see what was there!

    Bionicle
    Thanks to all of you guys who sent MOCs in, the Bionicle display was definitely one of the highlight of the show. Before we were even done setting up, the event organizers were already asking us to spread out and take up space from other themes that didn't have as great of a showing. Of course the MOCs that were sent in were just part of the show, a bunch of BZPower members were there hanging out and displaying their works. Here's a list of everyone who signed the guestbook:

    • Black Six
    • Janus
    • Hahli Husky
    • xccj
    • Velox
    • Kakaru
    • Sumiki
    • Swert
    • Koro-Chaos
    • Nukaya
    • DeeVee
    • pokemonlover360
    • Kevinhink
    • andras
    • Killer_myr

    But of course what you all really care about is the MOCs:

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    Mata Nui
    There was also a sculpture of the island of Mata Nui made by xccj and Swert that deserves its own callout.

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    And because we can, here's a picture of Sumiki with a snail on his head.

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    Technic
    Technic was one of the themes with a lackluster showing, improved thanks to some BZPers building some last minute MOCs.

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    Mecha
    This theme had a great turnout, although many of the MOCs seemed familiar from having seen pictures of BrickCon. It was still an impressive display.

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    Space
    There were a lot of great creations here, the highlight being the Dresden, a 3+ foot long SHIP (Seriously Huge Investment of Parts) with a complete interior.

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    There was also a collection of some classic space sets on display. Look at all the old grey! Why won't you bring it back LEGO? ;-)

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    Steampunk
    There wasn't a big turnout here, but the creations were all good and fit the theme nicely.

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    Town/Train
    The town layout was probably the biggest in the show, and had a lot of impressive buildings and a few silly easter eggs thrown in.

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    Like space, there was a section with classic sets on display too.

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    Sculpture
    The sculpture area was right next to Bionicle, which I loved because it meant I could ogle some of the masterpieces nonstop. Kermit was by far my favorite, and that's coming from a huge Halo fan.

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    Cars
    Although they were in the Town and Train area, I think these cars are more akin to sculptures and deserve their own callout.

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    Mosaic
    There weren't a lot of mosaics on display, but there were definitely some great ones.

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    Micro
    Microscale is an interesting theme, and it always amazes me how builders can capture so much detail in such a small area.

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    Military
    There wasn't much here, but the creation that did show up showed an impressive attention to detail.

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    Castle/Pirates
    Again, not a large theme, but there were some really fun creations to be seen. I'm still not sure why Helm's Deep was blue.

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    And again there were some classic sets being shown off too.

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    Ceremonies
    If you listened to the most recent BZPowercast, you heard some of the interested stories from the ceremonies. I managed to capture some incriminating photos of the lengths AFOLs will go through for free bricks.

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    Vendors
    And no event would be complete without vendors. Selling new and used sets, minifigs, custom parts and models, shirts, jewelry, and more, it's amazing the thriving marketplace that's sprung up around the LEGO hobby.

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    And that's all folks. I wish the even organizers good luck for next year and hope that I can return to see how it improves!

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