Jeff VW

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    Hamilton, Ontario

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  1. Hello everyone, Brickfete will be returning to Toronto a few weeks earlier this July (2nd - 5th) 2015. Registration is still open, tickets are $60 for the 4 day event, The event is geared to Adults fans of LEGO, but we do have two public viewing times Saturday and Sunday between 10 and 3. This Event will mark the beginning of our fifth year, and the Toronto event will be the best one yet. Please go to http://toronto.brickfete.com for details. I look forward to meeting some of you in Toronto. Jeff VW
  2. Hello everyone, Brickfete will be returning to Montreal This June (4th - 7th) 2015. Registration is still open, tickets are $60 for the 4 day event, The event is geared to Adults fans of LEGO, but we do have two public viewing times Saturday and Sunday between 10 and 3. This year LEGO Model Designer Pierre Normandin will be attending from Denmark. Please go to http://montreal.brickfete.com/ for details. I look forward to meeting some of you in Montreal. If not perhaps in Toronto in July. Jeff VW
  3. This is a call out to all AFOL, LEGO collectors, builders, hobbyists, and enthusiasts within walking, driving or flying distance of Toronto, Canada. The Brickfête Team is looking for exhibitors and would love to see you and what you have built. Join us for some good times completely focused on our beloved obsession with the brick. TIME IS RUNNING OUT! To register for the four days visit our AFOL portion of our site… http://toronto.brickfete.com/toafol/Registration Our new hotel venue is awesome! Incredible hotel rates have been secured and there is free parking for all Brickfete guests. Time is running out for this super room rate at a 38% savings. Some families are planning a vacation by taking advantage of the great room rates and the awesome location near exciting venues such as the Science Center or the Toronto Zoo. Our list of events are being posted and there is something for everyone to get involved with. Build Challenges Live Auction Prize Raffles Games Contests and Activities And more to come… Display with us and enjoy the company of other AFOLS. We can’t wait to see you on the attendees list and to see what you have built.
  4. Ladies and Gentleman, LEGO fans of all ages... Don't miss a great LEGO festival in Toronto, Canada. July 13th & 14th, 2013 10am until 3pm www.brickfete.com The public is invited to view the awesome LEGO Creations on display and we can not wait to show you what we have built. You may see things like a huge Serenity ship, large working amusement park ride, massive train/monorail layouts, classic space layout with working lights, funky art sculptures and mosaics, classic city, castle, pirate and viking creations, elaborate war dioramas, various scaled pieces of architecture, working robots and more!!! You will not believe your eyes when you see what our exhibitors can make from LEGO. There is even a brick building area for the kids and you never know when a special character might show up, from Darth Vader to Billy Blue Brick. Tickets sold online here http://www.brickfete.com/event/Tickets Parking & Venue info here http://www.brickfete.com/event/Venue See you on the second weekend of July, The Brickfête Team “A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans.”
  5. Brickfete 2013

    Hi Everyone, incase you have not heard Brickfete 2013 is fast approaching, if you are intrested in attending please continue reading! Jeff VW This is a call out to all AFOL, LEGO collectors, builders, hobbyists, enthusiasts within walking, driving or flying distance of Toronto, Canada. The Brickfête Team would love to see you this summer for our annual LEGO Fan Convention. Join us for some good times completely focused on our beloved obsession with the brick. You will see some amazing displays, have chances to get involved with fun games and event, as well as hear from an official LEGO Designer and LEGO Master Builder. This July 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2013! Hilton Hotel, Airport Rd in Toronto, Canada To register for the four days visit our AFOL portion of our site… www.brickfete.com/AFOL/event and please note, space is limited so act now, operators are standing by. We have secured some great room rates (however those end soon, so book now before you end up paying full Toronto prices.) If you are from out of town (or country) we are located right across from the Toronto Airport, which means you can just fly here, board the shuttle to the hotel and not worry about renting cars, maps or public transit. Join our website’s free forum if you have any questions or want to discuss things such as sharing a room, collaborative builds, or just a chance to connect with others before the event. Our list of events are being posted and there is something for everyone to get involved with. Have you built something cool that others would love to see??? Do you want to hang out with other amazing builders? Listen to LEGO guest speakers or get involved with build challenges or contests! Don't forget those prize raffles and all the other fun activities! Want to have chances to win LEGO prizes or bid in the LEGO auction?? Display with us and enjoy the company of other AFOLS. We can’t wait to see you on the attendees list and to see what you have built. If you are new to conventions and are hesitating… check this forum post out and feel free to ask questions www.brickfete.com/AFOL/thread/120 All the rest of the details and more can be read on www.brickfete.com See you in July, Janey Red Brick & Chris Magno On behalf of the entire Brickfete team! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Does your child love LEGO? Check out Brickfête’s Public Expo Days The general public is invited to view the awesome LEGO Creations on display July 13th and 14th, 2013 – 10am until 3pm Tickets sold at the door and online We cant wait to see you there, The Brickfête Team “A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans.”
  6. The pros and cons of being an exhibitor

    I went down to Rochester in March, and took a side trip to Syracuse, I meet up with LucNY, they are a group of builders from with in a few hours of Syracuse. I am not sure if you are near syracuse, but it might be worth while to contact them. I hope we see you at Brickfete, There is only 1 month left to register! Jeff VW
  7. The current Fairview model (the two buildings) was built by Calum Tsang. The previous model the Iarport was built by my self. Jeff VW
  8. Canadian Eh?

    My Bad guys, I guess it is the same as rtlToronto not being all about robotics and trains... Jeff VW
  9. Canadian Eh?

    Hi IAmWillGibson, There are currently 4 Lego Groups in Ontario Plus one Ontario LUG in Toronto: - There is ToroLug, These folks concentrate on mainly sci-fi and fantasy mocs but they do dabble in a bit of everything. They meet either monthly or bi-monthly, Visit Torolug for more details. - Also in Toronto is rtlToronto, One of North americas oldest lugs, rtl used to concentrate on Robotics, but the group has veared away from that somewhat, and contains members from all types of Themes. rtlToronto has a regular monthly dinner on the second Friday of the month at the swiss chalet by the kipling TTC station, In fact we will be there this Friday at 7.:00 pm Swiss Chalet. rtl toronto participates in a few shows a year in the toronto region. Click here for the rtlToronto web site. - In Ottawa there is parLUGment who also meet monthly and do a few shows through out the year. - In the Waterloo/Hamilton/Ancaster/Caimbridge/Kitchener/Orangeville/London/bUrford/Guelph area is WHACK-O-LUG (ok so we need a U town name...) Whack-o-lug meets on the Third Sunday of the month at Angel's Diner in Guelph (the next meeting will be on Fathers day! (if that is not a perfect excuse for the Dad's to get out of the house :) ) WHACK-O-LUG has members form all different building genres. Whack-o-lug has a relationship with the Toy Building Zone in St. Jacobs and is currently in the last month of a 5 month long display. representing all of Ontario is the Ontario Brick Builders or OBB, this group was formed to participate in shows where members from all of the ontario LUGS would participate. Currently OBB is preparing for BrickFete, Canadas Only AFOL convention which is happening in Toronto, On July 12th-15th. I hope to meet you all one day, maybe at one of our dinners or at Brickfete! Jeff VW
  10. Great!! I look forward to meeting a lot of new faces, Please intoduce yourself to me when you see me. And bring some mocs too!!! I want to see what everyone can build.
  11. Awesome moc Rook! Thanks for helping out with promoting the event, It has been a while since i have been in this forum, But I just wanted to send out a reminder that full registration for Brickfete ends on June 15th, there will still be Late Registration but you will not get your event bag and your name will not be listed in event program. Also if you are planing on staying at the Hotel (for a great deal @ $79 dollars a night) the cut off for hotel bookings at this rate is June 10th I hope to see alot of you there, Who is planning on attending? Jeff VW
  12. Ladies and Gentlemen, builders of all ages... MARK your calendars for... Brickfête 2012!!! AFOL Convention starts Thursday, July 12th to Sunday, July 15th with the Public Exhibition on Sat, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th Located at the Hilton on Airport Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Please Note - This is a NEW location for us!) "a festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans" The fun starts early - Check out the Two Contests we are running right now! You can win LEGO gift cards and more so act fast, since both the contest finish the end of this month. Check out the contest information here... http://www.brickfete.com/AFOL/event/Contest Looking forward to having many of you return to display and play with us again, please spread the word to your friends, family and local LUG groups. Sincerely, The Brickfête Team -- Visit Brickfête for detail about the LEGO festival in Toronto this summer.
  13. LEGO Friends on shelves

    Or a Technic 1/2 pin inverted.. Jeff VW
  14. Canadian Eh?

    Another Toronto PAB Wall Update Sherway Gardans PAB Added 1 x 8 tiles in black, Red 2 x 2 tiles are now in the back... I did not have the time to compare everything.. But that one was very obvious.. :) JEFF VW
  15. Canadian Eh?

    8 days left to Register for Brickfête. Alot of you have registered already, but for those of you who have not, Registration closes on July 1st. So register today, if you would like to come!! Brickfête July 28 - 31, Assembly Hall - Cutural Center Toronto Ontario, Canada. Jeff Van Winden The Brickfête Team