Brickset news archive: Events (Elsewhere)
Brickmaster is a LEGO community in South Korea. They are currently staging their second major exhibition in Seoul. One of the highlights of the show is this Imperial Inspection, part of Star Wars Episode VI. It includes Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader and 2,040 Stormtroopers who are the main force of the Galactic Empire. In total there are 2,904 figures in the display. It is one of the biggest displays in Korea. All of the figures were collected by one of the club's members (Fozclan) who's still after more Stormtroopers to make it even bigger.
The club's Mini Seoul Project will also be on display which recreates landmarks around Seoul City Hall. The display reproduces details of City Hall, the Bank of Korea (BOK), Jong-ro Tower, the Chunggye creek, Mount Nam and N-tower and over time will expand to cover more landmarks in the city.
You can find pictures of both displays on flickr.
If you're in Korea, check it out. I'm told that the AFOL scene is huge in the country so if you're from there and a visitor here, say hello in the comments!
The Auckland LEGO Train Group is putting on a display in a couple of weeks' time in Auckland, New Zealand, on Queen's Birthday Weekend, 1 - 3rd June.
It's being held at the Corban Estate Arts Center, 426 Great North Rd, Henderson and it'll be open 10 am - 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10 - 4pm Monday. Entry is just $2 per person.
Last year's show was a huge success, with over 12,000 visitors, so if you're in the area head on down there -- early!
There's more information on the group's Facebook page.
Interestingly, we in the UK, don't bother celebrating the Queen's birthday or naming the weekend ...
Here's a press release about a display in Manila, Philippines:
To celebrate the year’s most anticipated superhero blockbuster, one of the Philippine’s largest conglomerates, Araneta Center, Inc & Gateway Cineplex partnered with the newly established Philippine LEGO Users Group (PhLUG) for an Iron Man-themed “brick-xhibit”, which will be on display until 7th May.
PhLUG is a hobby group of Filipino Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) which creates marvellous works out of the well-loved Danish toy construction brick. PhLUG is the country’s first LUG and was established late in 2012.
The “brick-xhibit” highlights dioramas and models related to the Iron Man franchise made by Filipino AFOLs. It contains brick-equivalents of the Stark Tower, the Arc Reactor, Tony Stark’s Malibu Mansion, and Hall of Armours to name a few. It took PhLUG members 2 months to prepare for the models in the exhibit using bricks from their personal collection.
“It is amazing how passionate and like-minded people can come together and produce such a wonderful output,” says PhLUG managing director Randy Protacio.
Being a relatively young organization, PhLUG is thrilled to have partnered with Araneta Center to provide an extended Iron Man experience to Gateway movie goers.
“This is an exciting and flattering opportunity for us to be partnering with the Araneta Center for their Iron Man 3 activities,” says PhLUG marketing director EJ Mangahas.
Let us know if you get along to see it.
The show will exhibit amazing LEGO models for all age groups in the amazing new hangar of the Air Force Museum. Enthusiasts and collectors will show their designs, collections and contraptions. Children will also have the opportunity to go hands on with dedicated LEGO activities in a dedicated LEGO play area. Ryan McNaught, Australia’s only LEGO Certified Professional, will be a key presenter at the show.
AFOL, exhibitor, and seller registration is now open, so head on over to the official LUG 4/2 website for more information and to register.
This May, fan community in Saint-Petersburg, called Saint-Petersbrick (petersbrick.ru) is organising its second public event since PetersBrickFest in 2009.
Think Brick Fest takes place on May 11, 12 and 13th in Taiga Space (space-taiga.org, Dvortsovaya naberezhnaya 20) and will feature displays of City, Castle, Technic, Mindstorms, Bionicle and Hero Factory models and much much more.
The official Facebook page contains additional information.
Any Russians in the house?