Monday, January 23, 2017

Nothing But Brick's January Builder Of The Month - Billy Lee

One of the things I look forward to when attending PinoyLUG and the Lego Trading Group's BxB brick events is seeing the MOCs of veteran Lego enthusiast, Billy Lee. The Man is a skilled vignette/diorama builder and also an army builder like myself. His builds, which typically features period and fantasy themes, are full of well-thought of details that give life to his creations. He's also adept at building minifig scale vehicles as you will see later on.

The Man himself, Billy Lee, in AC Pin's trademark pose. (Photo courtesy of Billy Lee)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Checking out the Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2017!

Ever since we found out about the Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention last month, the Waifu and I made sure we'll get our butts to the Con no matter what! We were supposed to man her booth at a bazaar until Sunday, which was at the other end of the metro so we only had time to drop by the con yesterday morning. Our short stay at the event was truly worth our time! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Chase Fernandez Presents PAY-PALS! Promo Buddy Bonanza!

Great news, PinoyLUG and Lego Trading Group members! Our good friend Chase a.k.a. "Cyrus The Virus" Fernandez will be hosting a special promo at his LTG brick store from January 13, 2017 until the end of the month. Go grab a buddy and check out Chase's stash so you won't miss out on the offered discounts! Continue on below to read the promo's full mechanics. Let's hear it from the Man himself:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Bricktones!

Music has been an integral part of my being. I come from a family of musicians and it has greatly affected my life in many ways. For instance, my Dad made a living as a musician and he was able to put me and my sisters to school because of his profession. I'm proud he was able to travel and see the world despite the fact he wasn't able to go to college because he had to support his parents and his sisters at a very young age. 

It's interesting to note that both of my grandfathers were musicians as well. They both could play the trumpet really well though in different methods: my grandfather from my Dad's side, Keng was a proficient note reader while my grandfather from my Mom's side, Kiko played by ear. Also, both of them were band leaders during their prime: Keng, conducted for my family's marching band, Banda Zabat, which is also known as the oldest marching band in the Philippines while Kiko managed a big band called the Coconut Groove Orchestra, which made a name for itself back when American armed forces were still stationed at Clark Air Base.

What does this have to do with bricks you ask? Well, ever since I started playing with Lego, I've always wanted to do something to combine my love for music and for the brick and I think I've finally done it this time. Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce, the Bricktones! These guys will be Nothing But Brick's official house band! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Look At Lego Minifigures Series 16

Happy New Year, folks! Welcome back to another year filled with cool stuff about bricks here at Nothing But Brick! Here's to more bricks and figs to each and every one of us Lego fans of all ages. 

To kick-off 2017, allow me to give you a quick look at one of the interesting acquisitions I made last year. As the title of this entry suggests, let's all have a quick look at Lego's Minifigures Series 16. 

This was my first time to buy a complete Minifigures Series set from one of the local online sellers and it was really bang for the back. The cool thing is, the figs are cheaper compared to their counterparts sold at toy stores. Also, the seller already labeled each fig without damaging the polybags. Thanks again to Sir Cres Abellada of brickventures2015. Check out brickventures2015's Instagram account here.