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BrickFest PDX 2007 Castle: Official Planning Thread

Discussion and planning of large-scale Castle Themed displays and events

Postby MaxiVisVires » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:19 am

At the last Brickfest DC, things wrapped up around 5pm. The LEGO Store manager gave us a bunch of free LEGO, so after the closing ceremonies everyone went down to the LEGO Store and cashed in.
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Postby Thomas » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:34 am

MaxiVisVires - Your angry mob looks great and would be great near one of the towns being ransacked. I agree that we would not want it near the edge of the display. During public hours there should be enough of us around to keep the public mob back! :lol:

wunztwice wrote:What time will things be wrapping up on Sunday? I may have to leave Saturday in order to drop my brother off then return to college. This is a major consideration in my decision of attendance. I would love to be able to provide you all with a more solid "yes" or "no" so any help is welcome!


Well the public hours are over at 4pm Sunday then closing ceremonies should be done by 5pm but if you need to leave right away I'm sure we could help you gather your items at 4pm. Of course if 4 or 5pm Sunday doesn't work then Saturday would be fine. We should keep that in mind when planning the display so not to place your items in the center. :)

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Postby wunztwice » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:19 pm

Thomas wrote:Well the public hours are over at 4pm Sunday then closing ceremonies should be done by 5pm but if you need to leave right away I'm sure we could help you gather your items at 4pm. Of course if 4 or 5pm Sunday doesn't work then Saturday would be fine. We should keep that in mind when planning the display so not to place your items in the center. :)


Alright, I think that if I was to leave around noon Sunday (or even at four, if things work out) that would work. I will double check on that and get back to you pronto! Thanks.
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Postby Prince Imdol » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:54 pm

Too, bad. I cannot attend, I hope Brick world will be as good as this.
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Postby Thomas » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:47 am

wunztwice wrote:Alright, I think that if I was to leave around noon Sunday (or even at four, if things work out) that would work. I will double check on that and get back to you pronto! Thanks.


Oops! :oops: I'm sorry of course that would work out too. I guess I was just thinking about the public hours and that we wouldn't want to pull anything from the display during that time which is 11am - 4pm on Sunday. So yes your items could be pulled before the public hours.

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Sorry to hear you won't be attending.

Well this will be the first year of Brickworld and for the first year of NWBrickCon there wasn't a lot of attendees but it sure was a lot of fun. The cool thing about conventions/fests is what each attendee brings to make it exciting whether that be MOCs, enthusiasm, camaraderie, etc. the convention is what you make it.

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Postby Prince Imdol » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:09 pm

Very cool, sounds fun!


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Postby BreadMan » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:22 am

Allright, so! I have been talking with Tom and Frank and we have got some ideas rolling, and I'm dying to start planning a layout. But first, these things need to happen:

1. I need email addresses of anyone who would like to contribute to the combined display that did not contribute to the NWBC display (I already have all those people's emails, unless they have changed in which case please notify). Either send me a PM or email me at breadman017 [at] gmail [dot] com. Most further details will be handled via email for Ultimate Secrecy, so this is important. btw, has anybody heard from Bradley (Merlin of Lego) whether he is planning to go?

2. Lets actually use flags this time. I have uploaded all the flag colors used in NWMap to this brickshelf folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=229377 Reply with your name and your colors in this thread and I will update this post or start a new one to keep track of who has what. If you don't know how this works, these colors will be used to identify the parts of the display that you'll be contributing in the layout plan (here is the layout plan from NWBC for example). Then fly your flags over any MOCs you have on the display so that MOC cards can be put on the edge of the table with a sticker of your flag instead of scattered across the landscape.

I'll start, blue and yellow for me:

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Image - Remyth
Image - Tedward
Image - Wuntztwice
Image - Frank Filz (Red/Black in actual display)
Image - MaxiVisVires (Blue/Black in actual display)
Image - Darkie
Image - Thomas (Dark Red/Light Grey in actual display)
Image - Blue Knight
Image - J1A3L5 (Dark Red/Blue in actual display)
Image - Josh Wedin
Image - Merlin of Lego
Image - Justin Major (and friends)
Image - Robin Sather
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Postby Remyth » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:35 am

Sounds good. PM sent, Breadman.\

Hmm...I think that I want to have green on top with white on the bottom, if I can.

Ok, that looks like it, Thanks!
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Postby Tedward » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:09 pm

I'm going! You have my email from NWBrickCon but I would like to change my flag colours to:

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Postby wunztwice » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:28 pm

PM sent Breadman.

I requested the white and green (opposite of remyth), thanks!
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Postby plums_deify » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:01 am

I'd much appreciate this one:
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Postby The Blue Knight » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:59 pm

Great, let's get this rollin'! :D I don't know where you got the pictures, but I'd like blue over green flags please.
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Postby ffilz » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:48 pm

Not sure where the best forum in CC is to get attention, so I'll just piggy back on this discussion.

In addition to creating a great display, we would like to also see some castle presentations. There is a variety of things we can go for. A round table might be good. Presenting on various standards would be good. We should also schedule some show and tells.

On show and tells, often in the past, whole themes have done show and tells, but I think it might be interesting for individuals to schedule a show and tell if you have a significant MOC. For example, I plan to bring my big scorpion castle again, and scheduling a show and tell for this might be nice. At NWBrickCon, only a handfull of people got to see the inside.

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Postby plums_deify » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:07 am

Hey, all:

I posted a topic about the photoshoot in General. (Josh, if it could get stickied, that'd totally rock.)

I figure if the attendees could just shoot me a PM, so I can keep track of who's who, who's bringing a fig, etc.

I'd also like to ask for help: I have a very small collection of castle figs, let alone any of any age. The oldest two I have are the ones I've received from the Xmas Fig Exchange. I know more than a couple of you have more extensive fig collections: if you would be willing to help construct sigfigs, let me know. As I get the pictures and requests, I can let you know who needs to be constructed.

I'd be much appreciative. Thanks!
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Postby JoshWedin » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:49 pm

I'll go with this one:
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Darkie wrote: (Josh, if it could get stickied, that'd totally rock.)


I would if I could...I'm not but a lowly MOD so nothing sticks. :)

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