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#1 Hinckley

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:41 PM

So, I'm a little behind on getting our coverage up of the BrickWorld 2008 event in Chicago. Copmike and I brought a display. You can see some of it here (Fabuland Death Star*winner best vignette!) and here (Fabuland Tantive IV). You can also check out the non-Star Wars and less popular Fabuland Sherwood Forest we built. In the meantime, I wanted to start sharing the event with you guys...

Pre-Event and Setup
Our display was put together and setup by the power team of:

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Riley
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Some Eurobricks members were there with us too without even knowing it!

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Captain Whack and the Flying Walrus
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Ras and Sinner :laugh:
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Me and Copmike (alter egos)
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gylman
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Sir Dillon
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Hobbes
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Bonaparte
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and, of course...Slave Krabs
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Enjoy and stay tuned for full coverage at some point...soon...I hope :blush:

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:50 PM

I'm looking forward to the full coverage! I really want to see some more pictures, seems like a fun event. (Nice figures, those custom decals are funny).  :classic:

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:00 PM

View PostHinckley, on Jun 27 2008, 02:41 PM, said:

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:11 PM

View PostMatn, on Jun 27 2008, 08:50 PM, said:

I'm looking forward to the full coverage! I really want to see some more pictures, seems like a fun event. (Nice figures, those custom decals are funny).  :classic:
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:52 PM

Hah! Awesome display guys! I wish I could be there... :cry_happy:
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:36 PM

Thank you soo much, Hinckley!

This is a very nice little teaser. Aaah, I wished I would have been there.
Sure you guys had a great time. I can´t wait to see more pictures! :wub:

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:15 PM

Nice pics. I already saw something on some brickshelf pages that only could be made by you. fabuland wars is terriffic. :thumbup:  :tongue:  :laugh:  :grin:  :classic:

edit: I see your friend on the background of Slave Crabs picture also.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:58 PM

Haha looks like it was a brilliant day. I love the fabuland war sets, but it pretty much all looked amazing - an awesome tribute to the creativity of AFOL's!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:27 PM

I'm glad you're posting your coverage! I was a bit worried you weren't going to.

It's nice to see that even if I couldn't make it to the event, I was still there in spirit. :sweet:

Did you actually bring Riley to the event? That picture looks like it was taken somewhere else.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:28 PM

Ah, looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I might come next year. Hopefully youll do the full story soon! :thumbup:  :classic:

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:31 AM

Congrats on your win, it's a great vig. I look forward to the promised full coverage eagerly
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:48 AM

Excellent preview! Thanks for the lovely pictures. I am looking forward to the full coverage with more pictures.  :wink:  Hopefully, one day, I will be able to join up these kind of events. I am sure it will be great fun.  :sweet:

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:38 AM

This looks like it was a lot of fun. I can't wait to see the rest of the coverage. I was considering attending at one point, but it was too far away for me to drive to (which seems to be the only safe way of taking MOCs, and displaying those is half the fun  :tongue:). If any of you are going to the Brickfair event in DC later this summer though, I'll probably be there.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:58 AM

You're teasing us with this coverage, but it's all been good so far. :thumbup:

I offered Jipay some of my clam cream sundae, but he just kept making that face at me. Sure beats the food in the Mystery Castle, I know that much, and we had great seats for the show. I especially appreciated how all the women would lean in to get a closer look.

And yeah, I see Jocko and maybe UB, though it's hard to tell because he's both blurry and facing the wrong way, which is pretty much how he usually looks. :laugh:

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:23 PM

Good to meet you at brickworld, congrats on the well deserved win for Final Dual.  I checked out walrus and Wacker, this week, and I'm sure I would have gotten more out of your display if I'd read it before hand.

If you want to display your stuff more often, NILTC doesn't have a fabuland module yet...

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:05 PM

Looks like a blast! Thanks for the photos and attendance list!

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:37 AM

Finally, I found the time to get all of our coverage up from the event. Check it out here: BrickWorld 2008

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:05 AM

Looks like you guys had a great time, i hope i can make it to the US someday and haul megablocks across historic route 66 also while i'm there :grin:
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:43 AM

Thanks Hinckley, your pictures give a lot of insight and information about the event. What fun you must have had! I envy you all the more now, I wish I could have been there... :grin:

I have enjoyed looking at all the awesome models on display, really something mind-blowing!

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:50 AM

Oh, how I wish I could have gone.... :cry_sad:  But Chicago is nowhere near me.

Well, there's always next year. Or do they host it in a different location every year? I'm confused.... :wacko:
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:36 PM

Great event coverage.  Very thorough, yet alot easier to look through than the massive unorganized photostreams that seem to be the main record of Brickworld.  There were a couple of things I had already forgotten about, that I was reminded of.  Really a great event.


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Oh, how I wish I could have gone.... :cry_sad:  But Chicago is nowhere near me.

Well, there's always next year. Or do they host it in a different location every year? I'm confused.... :wacko:

Brickworld is, and will likely always be, a Chicago area event.  It actually takes place in Wheeling, a northern suburb of Chicago, and will be in the same location next year as it was this year.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:58 PM

View PostDarkYamiDragon, on Jul 4 2008, 05:50 AM, said:

Oh, how I wish I could have gone.... :cry_sad:  But Chicago is nowhere near me.
Chicago is very close to Columbus. Only about a six hour drive... :classic: You should come next year!

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for the Pics from Brickworld Hinckley! As a new member of EB its nice to put a face to some of the senior members (makes me feel even more at home here!)
I have also checked out some of the other pics from your full coverage on Brickzone, and even read some Whacker and Walrus comics too.
I will have to see if Australia has any cool conventions now( i had heard there was something in Melbourne every year (10 hour drive though)

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