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10 replies to this topic  – Started by Grimmbeard , May 25 2013 09:55 PM

#1 Grimmbeard

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

Hi all,

This topic is somewhat overdue, since the event was about three weeks ago... :grin: , but I'm posting it anyway!

This is my display at the first ever Scouting for Bricks LEGO event from May 4-5 in Leesburg Virginia. The event was sponsored by the local boy scout troop as a creative way of fundraising. Almost 5000 people came, I think, which was a lot more than expected, and the whole thing was a great success. Several vendors including Classic Plastic Bricks and Clone Army Customs were there, as well as the 501st legion, which is a Star Wars group that goes to events such as this. The local LUG, Wamalug/Wamaltc (which I'm not a part of) also came to display some fantastic MOCs including a huge train and city set up, Egyptian pyramid course, "the way things go" type display, and much more!

Being a first - time exhibitor, I wasn't really sure what I was expecting coming into this. I had been to Brickfair a couple of times before, but only as a visitor, and I just went with my brother and didn't really meet anyone else there. So suffice to say I was kind of nervous entering this event. I decided, as this was a new experience, that it would be fitting to bring a new MOC, so I spent the month before preparing a new Port for my pirate collection (a BLUECOAT one, by the way). I brought it, as well as all of my custom ships, including my Ghost of Greybeard's Bounty and Chinese Junk.

The first day I was there I didn't do much of meeting people, except for the exhibitors near me, mostly as I was quite worried about leaving my MOCs alone. The second day though, I went out and met a lot of other fans, talked with a lot of visitors, and discussed the event with the staff. The second day was better :sweet: .

Towards the end of the event, they had a contest for best-in-show, in which I was recommended for by a few of the LUG members. I won :cry_happy: , as they enjoyed the Junk ship best with the SNOT hulls.

Anyway, that's enough rambling by me, here are the MOCs (photo quality a little fuzzy). All the photos of the event can be viewed here, here, and here.


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This is the entire display I brought.

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Aaand, that's it. Thanks for looking, and I hope you liked it.
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#2 Matthias

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:25 AM

Very very nice. I linke it.

Blauecoat ftw :-)
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#3 dr_spock

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:11 AM

Very nice.   Funny that the space minifig is walking the plank.

Congrats on winning best in show.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:00 PM

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

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#5 Grimmbeard

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

View PostMatthias130182, on 26 May 2013 - 12:25 AM, said:

Very very nice. I linke it.
Blauecoat ftw :-)

View Postdr_spock, on 26 May 2013 - 01:11 AM, said:

Very nice.   Funny that the space minifig is walking the plank.
Congrats on winning best in show.

Thanks guys! :classic:

View PostCapt. Redblade, on 26 May 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

Thanks! :grin:
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#6 Sebeus I

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

May 4-5 ?
Nice, I was exhibiting my pirate creations at an event too that weekend :laugh:
I was pretty nervous too at my first event, it got better on the second.

#7 Grimmbeard

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

View PostSebeus I, on 27 May 2013 - 08:21 PM, said:

I was pretty nervous too at my first event, it got better on the second.

Yeah, I plan on going to Brickfair this summer, so hopefully my second event will be better. :classic:
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

Congratulations for your nice and detailed display! I really like your idea of building the fortress and the port in different colors. And the chinese junk ist great too. :grin:

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#9 Grimmbeard

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

View PostBlackar, on 31 May 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

Congratulations for your nice and detailed display! I really like your idea of building the fortress and the port in different colors. And the chinese junk ist great too. :grin:

Thanks! :classic:
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

Great job!  Thats a very lively port there!  Looks like it was a lot of fun, Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:14 PM

Good build
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