A big thing in the LEGO community are events or conventions. Thousands of people view hundreds (and often thousands) of creations on a weekend, but that's only half the fun. Exhibit at one of these events, and you'll have a blast. Here is where you'll read about our experiences with some of these events and when we plan to attend one.

BrickFair Virginia 2016 Recap!
by David R a year ago

BrickFair Virginia was quite the memorable experience, and was the first time more than 4 InnovaLUG members were physically present in the same place. We took some videos of our first live collaboration, Ye Old Merry Battleground, at the convention and combined them in a video and then added some other videos and pictures that we took related to the event.

We did a ton while there, and we met many fantastic builders from the online community! It's amazing to be able to meet and spend some time with the people you semi-know from online LEGO communities like Flickr, MOCpages, and YouTube, and getting the chance to meet some new people!

Read on for a few stories, pictures, and some hints at what's to come!

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Ye Old Merry Battleground Collaboration at BrickFair VA 2016
by David R a year ago

InnovaLUG presents our latest collaboration, Ye Old Merry Battleground! In our last post we posted a lot of teaser pictures for this collaboration for BrickFair Virginia 2016. We wanted to give those online a sneak peak at what was coming to BrickFair VA, and give those attending the convention the first look at the entire collaboration. Now that the convention is over, we are ready to share the pictures of the individual creations and pictures of the entire collaboration!

The Vermillion realm (red) and the Cerulean realm (blue) are at war! The land's greatest heroes go head to head in many epic battles where breaches are made on both sides. The forest men who dwell outside of the two realms' protection acted upon the war's opportunity and planned their own schemes for riches. As you cross between the realms, beware of bandits, swindlers, and dragons.

Take a look at all of the creations and collaboration pictures below!

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BrickFair VA Collaboration Teaser Pictures: Ye Old Merry Battleground
by Mark E a year ago

For the last few days the interwebs have been flooded with teaser photos from our LUG members. I can imagine the possible frustration of the LEGO Flickr community, particularly in the castle genre, upon seeing dozens of pictures showing only a small portion of a larger creation. But a little patience might be well worth it!

InnovaLUG has released several collaborations and flash-mocs before, most notably Isles of Aura and Age of Empires II. But this is different because this is LIVE. Yup, ten of our team will be present at Brickfair Virginia. And we are packing enormous amounts of LEGO!

The good people at Brickfair were kind enough to heed our request for some special table space. A grand total of 4' by 30'! We are super excited about showing you the plethora of castle goodness we have up our sleeves, but it wouldn't be complete without a shot of the whole layout. So expect an epic reveal post sometime after Brickfair. Until then, enjoy the teaser pictures!

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