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.)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

DISPLAY this Jan 17th until Feb 21

Ladies and Gentlemen...

Coming this Sunday...
At the St Jacobs Outlet Mall... the Ontario Brick Builderswill be displaying MOCS, Classic Space, a Train Layout and anything else anyone wants to bring. Set up starts at noon on the 17th.

We would love for you to join us.

Jan 17th until Feb 21
St Jacobs Outlet Mall, 2nd Floor.
Right beside Toy Building Zone (the Lego Store)

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 light 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. I will be on site at least every Sunday, BUT you can bring your stuff other days if this coming Sunday does not work out for you, please contact me via email to make a date.

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 because this protects your items and I would like the chance to do this event again.

Some points to ponder...

If you just want to come see the display, you might want to wait for a Sunday, because that is the only day I guarantee that the trains and monorail will be actually running.

If you are an AFOL and you think you might want to come see the display and do some shopping at the same time, I would wait for a week or two, our stock at the store was hit hard by the holiday rush, and we are patiently waiting on shipments from LEGO.

As well, if you come out to display with us on Jan 17, or pick up your stuff on Feb 21 ... please join our local LUG for dinner for our monthly Whackolug Meetings. More info here...

I really would love to see a great turn out for this.
If you have any questions,
PLEASE feel free to ask.