It is almost January. This means that Brickvention is just around the corner. Brickvention is Australia’s premiere LEGO® Fan Convention and Public Exhibition. Starting on Friday, January 19th with a fan convention, there are two days of public exhibition running on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st. As in recent years, the event will take place in the beautiful heritage listed Royal Exhibitions Buildings, just a few minutes from the central business district of Melbourne. LEGO fans from around the country come to exhibit their LEGO Models, catch up with old friends and to make some new ones. All while sharing their passion for LEGO Bricks. Continue reading
The last week has left me spinning so fast that I cannot think exactly where to start!
So I’ll tell you where I have ended up: in a hotel room in Geneva, overlooking the park near the lake. It’s just got dark, around 10 pm in evening. It sounds like there are a few people having a good time over there, and traffic rumbles by under my open window. What started off as a cold and drizzly morning became a sunny day. But I missed most of that. I have been attending a conference. Even learning things! As I sit down to type it is Sunday evening, and my glass is empty. It only contained water, so I can probably top it up simply enough. Or perhaps I’ll put the kettle on: let’s do that.
It all started last Tuesday when I arrived in Billund. Eventually. I arrived after only 26 hours of travel. Melbourne-Singapore-Frankfurt-Billund. In an attempt to see how many characters represented in LEGO I could see in movies, I managed to watch at least some fragments of : ‘The LEGO® Batman™ Movie’, ‘Logan’ (not a bit like that mighty micro Wolverine who was racing Magneto), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Disney, 2017), ‘Moana’ as well as ‘Fantastic Beasts, and How to Find Them.’
I checked into the LEGOLAND Hotel: not a themed room, but I suspect at this stage I may have been a little overwhelmed by that!
But what was I doing there? Continue reading