Brickvention Double Pass Winner

I had a great range of entries to win a double pass to the public exhibition for an Adult and Child for Brickvention 2018. As a reminder, Brickvention is on at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne on January 20 and 21, 2018.  You can still order tickets online here.

I put the names of entrants into a hat and drew out Kat Toscario. Congratulations Kat, I will organise for your tickets to be forwarded to you: check your email inbox.

Thank you for all your entries. People look forward to Brickvention for lots of reasons.  Here are comments from some of your entries: Continue reading

Mystery Project X: Let’s Start with a Place for Space.

I am working on a display for Brickvention, our local LEGO Fan Convention- It is now less 2 weeks away, and I feel as though I am more on track than I have been any time in the last 10 years. Admittedly, I have previously done a lot of landscaping with trees flowers and rivers. These last few months I have found myself drawn towards Classic Space. It seems odd to me that it has taken so long. Minifigures were first released in Town and Castle in 1978, and Space reached Australia in 1979- I was about nine or ten years old at the time. I remember the ’78 catalog showing some images of space (coming soon), but perhaps my childhood memory and facts are in slight disagreement. Star Wars (back in those days there was only one) was very much inspiring my imagination at this time

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Our family collection of space was limited to the Space Scooter 885, Space Buggy 886, Radar Truck 889 and the 1981 Moonbuggy 6801 – although I seem to remember that last one as all gray.

So, since picking up a used 918 Space Transporter from eBay, a few things have come together. I was given a bulk lot by a friend: A mixture of Classic Town and Space. I have identified parts for all of sets I once had in this collection.

I gave all the parts a wash in warm soapy water in the summer sun, and set about reconstructing what I found, knew and once had. Continue reading