Brick Fiesta 2018

In early July about 20 members of TexLUG-Houston spent a long weekend attending Brick Fiesta 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.  Many of the members brought custom models they had built with LEGO® bricks.  Models were judged in about 20 categories by convention attendees and public visitors.  At least eight awards were given to TexLUG-Houston members.

Convention attendees also participated in a variety of build contests and games.  There were presentations on subjects such as lighting and stop-motion animation.  Many vendors were onsite to provide fans with opportunities to purchase unique or rare parts, sets, minifigures, t-shirts, and other gear.

Brick Fiesta is an annual event described as “A Celebration of LEGO® in Texas” – a fan convention with public exhibition.  It rotates through four major cities in the state;  in 2019, Brick Fiesta will be held in Austin.  www.brickfiesta.com

Primary models in the photos were built by members of TexLUG-Houston.  Photos were taken by members of TexLUG-Houston.  All copyrights are retained by their respective owners.  Please do not reproduce models or photographs without providing credit to TexLUG-Houston.  More photos can be found at the TexLUG-Houston Facebook group.

 

 

 

 

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Comicpalooza 2018

Members of TexLUG-Houston again provided models built of LEGO® bricks at the Comicpalooza convention in Houston.  There were 22 adult members and 1 teen member participating during the 3-day show.  MOCs on display represented Star Wars, Ninjago, Jurassic Park, Avengers, classic space, a working carnival, and more.  Comicpalooza organizers estimated attendance at about 60,000 people total for the weekend.  Setup and display were well-organized, and we hope to be back again next year!

Photos and models are by members of TexLUG-Houston.

Comicpalooza 2017

TexLUG-Houston provided displays and play brick as part of the Maker Space at Comicpalooza, May 12-14 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  About 20 AFOLs and 2 TFOLs brought MOCs including classic space, train/town, Star Wars, Ninjago, castle, and more.  Public attendees were awed and thrilled by the detail and variety in all the models.  Comicpalooza attracted approximately 40,000 visitors over three days.

More photos are available on our Facebook page, the TexLUG Facebook page, and member Flickr pages here and here.

TexLUG-Houston would like to thank Innovation Spark, the organization behind Houston Maker Faire, for inviting us to join the Maker Space at Comicpalooza.

 

 

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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Welcome to TexLUG-Houston!

“TexLUG” stands for Texas LEGO(R) User Group.  We are a varied group of people who enjoy building, displaying, and collecting all things LEGO.  We are based in and around Houston, Texas.

This website is currently being assembled, one little brick at a time.  Please feel free to look around, and check back in the future to see what else appears.

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