Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Brickfete - LEGO Fan Festival & Expo

Ladies and Gentlemen, Children, LEGO Maniacs, and Builders of all Ages...

We are pleased to invite you to the biggest and best LEGO show in town!
We are opening our doors to the public to showcase over 10,000 square feet of amazing LEGO creations, made from thousands upon thousands of blocks by adult hobbyists across Canada and the USA!

July 14th and July 15th, 2012
10 am to 3 pm
Hilton, Airport Road, Toronto.
$10 Adults & $5 Children

What will I see??? 
Unique and detailed builds including...
  • LEGO Robots & Mindstorms Creations
  • City Layouts with powered Trains
  • Space and Scifi Creations
  • Art and Architecture
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Historical Buildings and Castles
  • Pirates, Steampunk and Vikings 
  • Mosaics & Sculptures and so much more...

Here is a peek of our display from last year...

What can I do???
  • Enjoy the exhibit at your own pace. 
  • You and/or your child can build in the "Look What I MADE" area.
  • Enter your email to WIN the LEGO prize pack.
  • Visit our vendors for unique LEGO or LEGO related purchase, including custom pieces, minifigures, old and new sets.  
  • Speak with the builders of these amazing creations, many of them will be onsite to answer your questions.
  • Learn about the hobby of collecting and building with LEGO. 

Monday, 9 January 2012

Annual Winter Display

The obb is gearing up for its first display of the YEAR!

Once again we will be taking over an empty shop at the
St Jacobs Outlet mall, right beside The Toy Building Zone
(LEGO toy store).

The response to this display has always been very positive.
Since our group is always growing, this year we are breaking
our display time into three theme groups, so the AFOLs get
a better window placement and so we arent so crowded.

SPACE and SCI-Fi - Jan 15th
Historical - Date TBA
Town and Train - Date TBA

If you have something else you want to display that doesnt
fit in these categories, I have alternate spaces at my disposal,
so lets talk!

Members of obb, please bring out your...
from Classic to Futuristic, from traditional to something out of
this world!

Thursday, 10 March 2011


The baseplates are laid, the studs have been covered and the last brick has been snapped into place.
Only one piece is missing (in this moc): you!

obb is proud to present...
the inaugural Canadian LEGO fan event.

Join us for

July 28th-31st, 2011
The Assembly Hall Cultural Center
Toronto, Ontario

The Brickfête Team
"A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans."

Thursday, 3 February 2011


Check out our new home - obb
Thanks to Andy Cook

Please help me fill out the membership page... I am still missing details.
Email info to

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Winter Display

The Ontario Brick Builders will be displaying MOCS, plus a Classic Space, a Train Layout and a Castle and Medieval display for the entire month of February (and perhaps March).

Set up is this Saturday, and if you would like to join us, please contact me via email.

We are asking ALL Afols to bring in your creations, big or small from vignettes to sculptures, collectibles to MOCs, historical to sci-fi, and everything in between. Whether you are old or new to the hobby, have tons of stuff, or just a little. I really want to stress the fact that EVERYONE is welcome. Please invite any other adult you think might enjoy this sort of thing.

We will be leaving our display up for a full month in a fully locked down empty store with windows to the hallway. The display will be viewed from the hall by the spectators, that way your items are relatively safe from questioning or stickly fingers without the need of babysitting them. Of course, anything you display is displayed at your own risk, but no one except those that display will be allowed in the room for set up and tear down, and only when I am on site.

Please be clear on this. This is NOT a store event. Do not ask anyone from the store to open, unlock, retrieve your items. They do not have a key and have been instructed to refuse because they will not know if the items are actually yours. There is no obligation to display the whole time, but you must arrange alternate dates with me. Thanks for respecting this.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Hobby Show

Ladies and Gentlemen...

It is with great happiness and relief that I say that the OBB will return to our
yearly display at the Hobby Show, held at the International Centre on the first
weekend of Nov.

Builders, collectors, old friends and new, please accept this post as your
invitation to join us in this years display. All themes and scales are welcome,
lets show them what we can do.

For those wanting to display with the OBB, please send me an email to let me
know what you are bringing. First come first served for LIMITED passes.

Load in is on Thursday, anytime from 10am to 10pm. Keep in mind, I will not be
available to baby sit the tables all day. If you want to set up and leave your
items please do so at your own risk, or make sure you do so that evening from
7pm to 10pm when I will be there.

The Loading Docks are at Hall 2 in the back and are numbered 10 - 16

Ontario Brick Builders has a 10 x 40 foot booth, electric power drop and approx
10 tables to be filled, so please know, your items are all wanted and

Please consider joining us.

Can wait to see you all.


Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Set up is on Thursday, (just a reminder) I should arrive (assuming I dont get
stuck in traffic on the 401) at 7 pm.

We will be going out for dinner both Friday, and Saturday night, more than
likely Swiss Chalet on Friday, and Lone Star on Saturday. Please consider this
your invite to join us.

As for those of you that are not displaying... or for those of you that have
family that would like to attend...

Here is a coupon to save a few bucks on your ticket.



I would like to thank everyone that came out this weekend to make the OBB Hobby
Show display such a success. I think our display looked awesome and was well
received by both the crowds and by the organisers of the show.

Now that we have table cloths and sign, its time to look at installing a mote
and electrical fence (wink)... or perhaps just some stanchions

I dont think I will have time to get my photos up for a few weeks...
(anyone else that took some, please add the links here), but I did want to
extend my thanks to all that brought something to display.

Jeff and Dave's Classic Space Layout
Jeff's Space Hanger and Castle Display
Deborah's Architecture
Ian's Ships
Albert's Ships, Mosaics and Cube Dudes
Jef's pneumatic Technic Model
Chris' Slinky Machine
Jeff, Oliver (and my own) Train Layout
Bill's Historical layout
and a few of my sculptures/mosaics

Also great to have other Lego fans (and supportive family members, friends and
co-workers) drop in for a visit, such as Abby, Robbie, Bill wife, Marc (and
Deborah's nieces and sisters) Jen, Tommy, Sarah (and their family friends),
John, Mario, Derek, Jenn, Keith, Sandy, Josh, and Calum.

A sincere thanks to everyone, and looking forward to seeing you next year where
we hopefully we can lobby for more space... (Space!) and all of you (and more)
will return to join our display.

For the viewing public that is bummed they missed the show, trying catching part
of the OBB display next weekend at the Christmas Train Show (see Dave's posts
for more info.)