Thursday, November 17, 2016

Celebrating PinoyLUG's 2nd Birthday @ PinoyLUG's Bricktober 2016

One of the biggest Lego events I attended this year is PinoyLUG's Bricktober 2016. Celebrating their second year anniversary as a RLUG, the folks at PinoyLUG, led by Ambassador Leslie Araujo, really prepared extensively for this important event. Kicking off the festivities, Ambassador Leslie has guaranteed the coming year to be more fun and interesting for PinoyLUG. Perhaps the highlight of his opening speech is his declaration of support to the Pinoy Bricksters community, a local group of brick enthusiasts, to become part of the Lego community by becoming an RLUG. In the spirit of PinoyLUG's values of Camaraderie and Inclusivity, this truly is something to look forward to.  

PinoyLUG Ambassador Leslie Araujo

I've been attending PinoyLUG's events for the past several months and I find that one of the strengths of the RLUG is the solidarity of its members. It's these guys and gals in blue who work together and make things happen for PinoyLUG. They support each other and treat each other as family which brings everyone in the group closer together.

Before we have a look at the amazing displays at Bricktober 2016, let me first show you the other cool stuff I caught at the event. Unfortunately, I had to leave early so I missed some of the activities in the afternoon. From what I've heard, there was a Robo Sumo demo match hosted by Nothing But Brick's October Builder of the Month, Arvin Encarnacion. Too bad I missed it!

Arvin and his bots!

There's also a Super Mario Speed Run contest for kids which I think was really awesome! I grew up with a Family Computer console (that's what we call the NES here in the Philippines) at home and it was one of the things that my parents and my sisters bonded over. It's actually a good idead to have the next generation experience the video games we played before. When you think about it, just like Lego, the video game industry also came a long way.

Since Bricktober was held close to Halloween, it's only natural for the organizers to include Trick or Treat in the day's activities. Some of the kids came with their costumes and got their fair share of treats.

A PinoyLUG event will never be complete without the sellers of the Lego Trading Group! Kudos to these folks for always setting up shop and catering to the needs  of Lego fans.

Now, allow me to present to you the exhibits at Bricktober 2016. These are the fruits of the hard work of PinoyLUGs talented builders. Congrats, guys for these stunning displays!

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Sir Leslie and the PinoyLUG Family for a very successful Bricktober 2016. Happy 2nd anniversary, PinoyLUG! I'm really looking forward to what you have in store for us next time. More power to you, folks!

Weekends almost here, folks! Hang in there. Till next entry!


  1. Awesome article as always bro Ger! Thank you for this!

    1. Thanks, Sir Cres! Kitakits sa susunod na event!