Store Displays

Recently members of TexLUG-Houston gathered to build new displays to be installed in local LEGO(R) Brand Retail Stores.  The first one is .. a model of a LEGO Brand Retail Store! It has been set up in a display window at the store in The Woodlands Mall, north of Houston.

TexLUG-Houston would like to thank the managers and employees of all three Houston-area LEGO Brand Retail Stores for their support and encouragement of the local AFOL community!  LEGO Brand Retail Stores may be found around Houston at The Woodlands Mall, the Galleria, and Baybrook Mall.

 

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All photos by members of TexLUG-Houston.

Happy New Year!

2017 has begun .. what will it bring?  For TexLUG-Houston, there will be displays (museums, hospitals, faires, and more!), meetings (drafts, build contests, oh my!), and the occasional brick convention.  Plus the usual group shopping trips, part swapping, collaborative builds, and whatever else we come up with.

Our Events page has a current list of our activities.  This will be updated as we schedule more events, so please check back!  If you have questions, want to invite us to your event, or want to be a member yourself – please use the Contact Us page.

Thank you for visiting the TexLUG-Houston website, and Play Well!

Charity Wreath

TexLUG-Houston has created a brick-built wreath for the 2016 MD Anderson Cancer Center Wreath Auction.  Wreaths are donated by employees of the Cancer Center, and all proceeds benefit MD Anderson’s Adopt-A-Patient/Family Program.

Many thanks to Ed G. for design and construction, to Maria M. for submission, and to other TexLUG-Houston members for supplying parts and suggestions.

All the wreaths may be seen here.   The TexLUG-Houston creation is at the bottom of the list, #176.  Bidding ends Dec. 9 at noon.

Happy Holidays!!

Maker Faire Recap

TexLUG-Houston provided a variety of LEGO(R) displays at the Houston Mini Maker Faire, November 12-13.  Models included an 8′ working crane, a detailed USS Constitution with hand-tied rigging, and a large classic space layout.  In addition, Texas Brick Railroad helped out with a train and town layout.

Kids and adults were able to build with Minecraft-themed play brick, and a fund-raising activity allowed participants to help a local children’s hospital and take home a holiday ornament.

A total of 17 members of TexLUG-Houston and Texas Brick Railroad attended over the weekend.  Several thousand public visitors enjoyed not only the LEGO area, but the entire Faire.  The Mini Maker Faire is an annual event which lets makers of all kinds show off their skills and products.

More photos are below.  All the photos in this post are by TJ Avery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Maker Faire

TexLUG-Houston will be attending the 2016 Houston Maker Faire in November.  Currently we have the following LEGO displays and activities planned:

  • Large (over 6′) working crane
  • Classic Space layout
  • Train and town display (in conjunction with Texas Brick Railroad
  • Play brick area
  • Charity fundraiser

We have a discount code that can be used until Oct. 31 to pre-purchase Maker Faire tickets at 51% off.  Click here and use code “TexLug.”

Maker Faire is Nov. 11-12 at George R. Brown Convention Center, downtown Houston.  More details can be found on our Events page and at www.houstonmakerfaire.com.

Hope to see you there!

Brick Fiesta wrap-up

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Brick Fiesta was July 7-10, 2016, at the Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas.  A non-profit, family-friendly convention celebrating LEGO(R) in Texas!

We had a large turnout of LEGO fans and builders from Houston, other parts of Texas, even the Pacific Northwest and Canada!  There were over 200 unique LEGO models, plus a large train/city layout by Texas Brick Railroad.

Thanks to our fantastic guest speaker, Alice Finch, for an entertaining presentation.  Also thanks to Kevin Hinkle and Paul Striefler, representatives from The LEGO Group, who attended the show and provided many insightful comments.

Next year’s Brick Fiesta will be in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, dates to be determined.  Check back here, or follow the Brick Fiesta website, for more information.

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