When PPBH wanted decided to celebrate their 30 years in business, they wanted to build a celebration that was both different and unique. When your building anything, there is no better medium than LEGO.
To Celebrate, ULUG built this awesome 30 years display for PPBH to display.
The staff was kind enough to sign it, and make it amazing.
Signed PPBH 30 year Lego Sculpture
There were also cookies.
The Utah Lego Users Group is once again putting on a show at the Utah County Fair. come and join us for a fresh take on everyone’s favorite toy. As always there is something new to see. This year we’ve got a large Lord of the Rings layout, City Zoo, and new mosaics and Sculpture to peak your interest. Bring the Kids we guarantee they’ll love it, till you try and make them leave that is!
Utah County Fair
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds
475 S Main St Spanish Fork Utah
Thurs- Saturday 8am to 10pm
Admission is Free!
For the second time in it’s development process, The creators of “The LEGO Movie” (due out next year) are giving LEGO fans the world over the chance to participate, and have their creation become a part of the movie. The rules are fairly straight forward, build a LEGO scene, and then have your mini-fig destroy some element in the science to create a new creation to help fight the bad guys, all captured on film.
For more detailed rules and requirements, check out the full write up on Rebrick
LEGO and Warner brothers have teamed up to bring LEGO: The Motion picture to the big screen. Also known as LEGO: The piece of Resistance is according to writer Phil Lord:
the story of basically a young man who doesn’t have a creative bone in his body and [he] has to always build things from the instructions, he’s an ‘instructions worker’. In the LEGO city, they build buildings, and it turns out in this universe it’s illegal to build apart from the instructions. So what he finds out is that he’s actually [a] descendant from these like super creative Jedi-type people who are called ‘Master Builders’ and he has been charged with saving the universe from being frozen together by an evil bad guy, so over the course of the movie he has to unlearn all of that lame-o, uncreative stuff and learn how to build without all of the instructions in order to save the universe.
Accordingly the Press release identifies our Master Builder as:
Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.
And that’s all well and good, But it gets even better: the film’s directors have put together a Vehicle Design Contest, and are asking for you to build a LEGO vehicle for the film, The winner, gets $1000 and will have their vehicle appear in the movie. Now that’s cool. you creation on the big screen.
I’ve had mixed feelings over the years about Toy’s R Us. yes, sometimes if you wnat a set now, they are your only option. but most of the time they’re just the same sets you can get anywhere else, but cost you 10% more. so it is with some trepidation that I pass on the news about this year’s Bricktober giveaways, and events.
These are the first clue that LEGO has stepped up it’s game this year. I don’t recall any events from past years so this is something new, and depending on who’s at your local TRU, they may even prove worth while. The other bright spot in the tunnel this year are the giveways:
Yes, as part of this year’s promotions, TRU will be giving away a different set of 5 vintage mini-figs with a qualifying purchase each week during October. No word yet on what sets are available what weeks, or what constitutes a qualifying purchase. But no matter what it is. It has to be better than the Specially printed duplo Briocks from a couple of years back, so expect the qualifying purchase to cost more.