All Aboard the GTS

The Great Train Show is pulling into the Memorial Coliseum again on December 2-3, and this year, FortLUG will have a display there. If you love model railroading, then you will want to be at this show! There will be another LEGO train layout aside from us, but model railroading is more than just LEGO. There will also be N-scale and HO-scale layouts from groups like Central Indiana N-Trak, Northeast Indiana N-Scalers, and the National Model Railroad Association, along with plenty of vendors and a riding train for the kids.  Onsite admission is $10 in cash and kids 11 and under get in free.  Tickets are good for both days.  The link below will give you a coupon good for $2 off admission.  Come out and experience the fun hobby of model railroading before this train leaves the station!

Great Train Show

Brickworld Fort Wayne Video (Day 2)

It took me forever…

…but it’s finally here! I finally finished my video of Day 2 from Brickworld Fort Wayne. Give it a watch, give it a like, give it a share. Remember, feedback is always appreciated!

 

Brickworld Fort Wayne Day 2

Well, that’s a wrap!

Brickworld Fort Wayne has come to a close… But it was sooo much fun! So many displays, vendors, and activities. I can’t wait for next year!

Huge thanks to Bryan Bonahoom and all the event volunteers for hosting this awesome event.

The post-con depression is already settling in. I need to go get some ice cream.

 

Brickworld Fort Wayne Day 1

Wow.

That’s all I really know how to say. This years show is absolutely epic and we can’t be more excited and thankful to be a part of it!

Check out the gallery below of all my Day 1 photos. I’ll have a video of the entire weekend up shortly.

Preview Of BWFW 2017

Micro-scale MOC of Citizens’ Square by member Greg Majewski.

The Millennium Falcon, assembled by member Aaron Price.

FortLUG invites you to Brickworld Fort Wayne 2017, happening this weekend, October 14 & 15.  This will be the fourth year FortLUG has displayed at the annual event.  Our layout this year will feature a collaborative city, an epic Star Wars vignette, and an imaginative micro-scale layout of Fort Wayne. The event starts at 10AM Saturday and goes until 6PM, then re-opens from 10AM-5PM on Sunday.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.  Our display table will be near the front door so we’ll be one of the first displays you see.  Look for our sign and our brand new t-shirts, which we’ll all be wearing.  Come see us and the worlds we can create!

75192: Millennium Falcon has been revealed!

We’ve seen the Reddit posts, the Facebook rumors, and the official LEGO teasers… But now it’s finally revealed! LEGO has unveiled their brand new Millenium Falcon set (75192) in all it’s beautiful detailed glory.

Coming in at a whopping 7,541 pieces, this is the BIGGEST Falcon yet! Only pictures can do this thing justice, so please, check out the item page on the LEGO shop website itself HERE.

This new model is almost to perfect scale with minifigures, and will be sure to make a huge impression in anyone’s LEGO display. Its predecessor,  10179-1: Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon pales in comparison at a measly 5,197 pieces (light sarcasm implied).

If anyone plans on picking this one up, let me know so I can come over and drool all over it for you.

Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below!

New FortLUG Logo Shows Flair

The FortLUG logo has received a redesign.  After a few rough drafts were circulated and members voted at the August 19 meeting, the new logo was adopted.  Designed by FortLUG member Caleb Fairres, the new logo resembles an actual LEGO fort, stylized with brick flair and a little flag on top!  Check out the other cool things Caleb has made in the Member Pages section to the right.  At the same time, FortLUG member Brandon C has been working with a friend to get the new logo printed on a batch of t-shirts the club has commissioned just in time for Brickworld Fort Wayne 2017.  When you see one, you’ll know it’s us, so be on the lookout.  Many thanks to Caleb and Brandon for their great work!

LEGO Day at the Tincaps

Brickworld Fort Wayne 2017 is fast approaching and like in years past, the Brickworld crew has teamed up with the Fort Wayne Tincaps for LEGO day, this Sunday, August 13.  There will be an interactive display and an informational booth where you can purchase tickets to Brickworld Fort Wayne.  The game, against the Bowling Green Hot Rods, starts at 1:05PM.  Get your tickets from the link below.  FortLUG has also been planning their display for Brickworld this year, so make sure you grab some BW tickets and come out and see us at the show in October.

Tincaps tickets here

Building Blocks – Episode 2 – Cake Topper

Good day fellow minifigs!  Spring is here, summer is right around the corner, and right now for me, it’s wedding season.  I’m getting married this weekend!   I wanted to incorporate my love of LEGO into my wedding, and while LEGO does make a wedding cake topper set, I wanted to build one that is MOC.  The cake itself is even going to have a brick pattern formed into part of the icing, so my custom topper will fit nicely.

Brick list:
16 1×1 round tiles, light stone gray
12 1×1 tiles w/ vertical clip, green
10 1×1 round plates w/ flower petals, pink
10 1×1 round plates w/ flower petals, lavender
8 1×1 round plates w/ flower petals, orange
12 1×1 plates, white
4 1×1 round bricks, green
8 1×1 bricks, white
13 1×1 bricks w/ side stud, white
2 1×2 tiles, white
4 1x3x2 arches, white
2 1×4 tiles, white
2 1×6 plates, white
6 4-stud rods, white
1 2×2 plate w/center stud, white
2 2×3 plates w/ round end & coupler hole, red
1 2×6 plate, white
4 6″ string w/ grips, green
4 flower stalks, green
2 bushes, green
1 8×16 brick, green (or comparable to use as a base)
Total brick count:  124 (plus bride/groom minifigs)

Step 1

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Start by arranging the 16 1x1 round tiles in an alternating pattern down the center of the 8x16 base to form the path.