BrickUniverse Wrapup Part 1
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 6:53pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Late last month BrickUniverse took place in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a first-time event, so no one was quite sure of what to expect, but the turnout was great and I think we all had a lot of fun. There were a lot of great MOCs on display, with a whole bunch from BZPower members; in fact, the display had a heavy Bionicle vibe to it. To take a look at what was there, read on!
BZPower & BioniLUG
We asked you guys to send your MOCs to display at the event, and you didn't disappoint. There were tons of great constraction creations, and the public loved them. There was even an awesome collaborative mosaic organized by xccj. Definitely a strong turnout and I hope later 2015 events get even better!
Apart from the BZP section, there were a few other builders with some great creations on display, including a micro space layout, some awesome custom minifigs, a few vignettes, and a bunch more Bionicle. It was a little bit of everything.
Jonathan Lopes is an artist who works in the medium of LEGO. He had a bunch of his models, mainly architecture and mosaics, on display, along with a giant statue. The detail he crams into his buildings and the techniques used on the mosaics were pretty awesome and a bit inspiring.
Burik Model Design
Jason Burik is another LEGO artist who makes a living making models of real-life objects out of bricks. If you're a purist, watch out! Despite that, he does a good job capturing the look and feel of sports stadiums and other objects.
You may know him as InnerRayg on the forum, but you may not know that he has his own business: EcksRay Design. Ray was at BrickUniverse with his girlfriend Kailey doing minifigure caricatures and LEGO-themed temporary tattoos for any and all who were interested. Their booth was constantly packed during the public hours and hopefully if you go to other LEGO fan events in the future you may see them there!
This one surprised me too - the group of Star Wars costume makers, the 501st Legion, had an area at BrickUniverse showing off plastic creations of a different kind. You could even get your picture taken with Darth Vader!
There was a lot of other stuff to see at BrickUniverse, from the Architecture building area to the bounce house to the crowds of people and more. Make sure you go all the way to the end to check out the amazing Bionicle tattoos someone had. Now THAT'S dedication!
BrickUniverse was a lot of fun, even if it was one of the smallest conventions I've been to, by the number of AFOLs at least. If there's a LEGO fan event in your area, make sure you go, because they're some of the most fun you'll have all year. As you can see from the title, this is Part 1 of our coverage. I'm not sure when Part 2 will be ready, since it involves editing a lot of video, but I'm hoping for later this month. Fingers crossed, and hope you all enjoyed this!
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