Monday, May 30, 2016

PhLUG's Abrickadabra 2016

It was a big day for PhLUG members last Saturday because of Abrickadabra 2016. Abrickadabra is an annual brick convention hosted by PhLUG to celebrate the community's love for the brick and also to showcase the amazing talents of its builders. It lasted the whole day from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

I've been looking forward to attend this event since last month because I was sure there would be quality MOCs displayed on site. I've seen some of the previews of these builds in our Facebook group which made me really giddy. I've just started MOCcing and I've been learning a lot from the works of these guys every time they share their builds in the group. 

PhLUG houses a lot of highly-skilled builders that belong to special interest groups (SIGs) each focused on a specific theme. The Urban Builders specialize in modern city landscapes and builds. The Sci-Fi group, as the name suggests, are awesome at making mechs, spaceships, bases and other stuff found in science fiction. The Force Legion caters to Lego Star Wars fans. There's also Kingdoms, composed of masterful medieval/fantasy builders. Last but not the least, Garage, which has some of the best Lego motorheads I've seen.  

There were four main display areas at the venue and each were equally awe-inspiring. Honestly, the entire day was not enough to fully digest and appreciate all the amazing details each build has. I took as many pics as I can not just to post them here, but also because I wanted to keep these as references for my future MOCs.  

As always, I was also looking forward to Abrickadabra's PBS. I've already mentioned this before in a previous entry. The Brick Stores are really helpful to all members of PhLUG who are heavily into the hobby like myself. As a matter of fact, I managed to find several items that will be useful to the upcoming projects that I'll be posting here. 

Here's a look at my dibs. This is currently my biggest PBS haul. This will probably cover the next three to four MOCs for the blog. Really looking forward to working on those.

To end this post, here are some of the cool MOCs displayed at the event. I'll be doing a separate entry featuring my top 5 favorite builds at Abrickadabra 2016 soon. Stay tuned!

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