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Brick Fair 2011 - More Fanatical Fans than Mu-43?

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by penfan2010, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    I took my sons to the annual LEGO Brick Fair in Virginia last weekend. The expo showcases LEGO creations from all over the US, and most of the exhibits are done by AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO). Many of the dioramas and built-from-scratch creations were amazing, and took months to build. These folks truly have a passion for LEGO-----and I thought :43: were hard core!

    All taken with the E-PL1 and the Oly 14-150mm.


    A three-foot, scratch built robot:

    Robot.

    The "Onion Bulbs" from Red Square (cut off in the lower part of the frame is part of a model of Mont-Saint Michelle in the Normandy region)

    Onions1.

    One AFOL with a beautiful scratchbuilt Lego Sukhoi 27 Flanker. I loved the way he chose the right-colored Lego bricks to emulate the acutal aircraft's camo pattern. He even bothered to ensure the right level of detail for the air-to-air missles, and the landing gear even retracted.

    su27_1.

    Su27_2.


    A Sea Monster dirorama---to get a sense of scale, look at the people standing next to the right of the model.

    Sea_Monster1.


    There was a convention hall filled with this stuff, really mind-blowing and inspiring.
     
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  2. Y-V-E-S

    Y-V-E-S Mu-43 Veteran

    207
    May 20, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Yves Gajardo
    Awesome!
     
  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    man, i loved lego as a kid. love the enthusiasm and excitement of the pics!
     
  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ

    They've got an acronym. WE NEED AN ACRONYM! STAT!
     
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  5. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    :2thumbs:
     
  6. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    685
    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    VVVVVV
     
  7. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    I think Zephyr's sorted it - I could go with EVIL MILFs!:thumbup:

    or MuSer (using Amin's Mu symbol)
     
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  8. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    aMuSer = a Micro Four-Thirds User
     
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  9. I love the term Muser, even if it is more like a concatenation than an acronym.
     
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