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“So Chris, what did you do this weekend?”

I was part of Octobrickfest 2010 at the Glen Ellyn Public Library in Glen Ellyn, Il.!
Hosted by Dave and John Xandegar of “Brixwerks” fame, it was a small event that allowed a few of us in the Chicago area to come together and share Lego with the community. I was only able to attend this morning (Saturday, Oct. 16th) but when you go for a dry spell of a year between Brickworlds, a quicky is sometimes good enough!

From left to right: Dave Xandegar, Jeff Viens, Dan Church, me, and in front, John X. Dave Kaleta was also one of the exibiters but had left by the time I got there. Something about having to finish “that (bleeping) MocOlympics entry” or something… hehehe Sorry I missed ya Dave. Let’s plan on Black Friday again this year shall we?






Dave Xandegar at his Brixwerx table. Even though Dave and John aren’t part of MOCpages anymore, they’re still part of our family. When they asked me to be a part of this show, I couldn’t say no. Thanks for inviting me guys!






Here’s the room with a couple of the other tables. The guy next to the table there is Dan Church and behind the table, minding the mocs, is my daughter Lily.






See, see! The Batman was here! Kaleta’s MocOlympics entry along with some of the builds from his amazing collection of Batstuff!






Jeff Viens! Just who is Jeff Viens you ask? Well, aside from doing these awesome town layouts, he also holds 2 World Records with his Lego Trebuchets (see the World Record entry at www.recordholders.org/en/list/lego.html ...you can also see the World's Largest Trebuchet in action here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=677WWRUeH6U ).






Some fun with Jeff’s trains.


A Lego bowling alley? Nice!






My daughter wanted her picture taken with the skull… She asked me after “Daddy, can you build me a Lego skeleton?” Who can say “no” to that face?





Fourth Wall Commentary: I really wish I could have spent more time here today unfortunately life gets in the way and we had to leave long before the event ended. Thanks to Dave and John for putting this event on and here’s to hoping we catch up with ya again soon (sometime before BrickWorld would be nice).

Till next time true believers!
~Chris.




Comments

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  June 27, 2011
Hey Chris, great to hear that you guys helped out at the Library! I live only 5 minutes from it and would've loved to help out. If theres ever an upcoming event there, would you be so kind as to contact me about it? I'd love to help out! Thanks, happy building!
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  November 8, 2010
Glad you could make it, Chris! Always a pleasure to work with you...and we're grateful you could participate. E-mail ys soon, Buddy! Thanks again...D & J
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  October 29, 2010
Hey Chris, MOCPages is acting really weird for me. I have to log in to comment, and then when I did it said that the log failed. Please help.
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  October 27, 2010
I remember what I did that weekend: volunteered at a campain office for my government class! (it isn't as fun as it sounds) looks like you had a good time there, and that's swell.
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  October 27, 2010
This on your homepage: "...get a FREE T-SHRIT..." I'm guessing that was misspelling, but perhaps there is a chance a pun is residing in that sentence somewhere... ~Waff
Chris Phipson
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Dave Sterling
  October 18, 2010
Looks like a great show and a great way to get your "fix" between Brickworld events. :-)
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  October 18, 2010
So many epic creations! That bowling alley is nifty.
Chris Phipson
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Nicks Bricks
  October 17, 2010
Hope you had fun there Chris. Your daughter is so cute, but why out of all the things would she pick the skull?~Nick
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  October 17, 2010
That looks awesome! I bet it was a blast! BTW, would you mind checking out my creation for "Phip Phip Hooray!"? I think it does you justice. =)
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  October 17, 2010
Quoting Ludgonious . That's the only way you can get Phipson into a library. Looks like it was fun.
Just like a vampire trying to walk into a church man... hahaha Thanks everyone for the comments! There's stuff like this going on all over the place all the time! Be sure to check your local area for small shows like this one, they're a blast!
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  October 17, 2010
I didn't even know this was going on! I would have definitely come out for it! I'm only like a half hour away. Oh well, theres always next year...
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  October 17, 2010
Thanks for sharing! So i will look out for your skull.
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  October 17, 2010
mister bones finally got to her.
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  October 17, 2010
Woah! I look kinda creepy in that first picture. Your camera must have done some funky things... It was a pleasure to finally meet you after exchanging comments and such here on MOCpages. Sorry you couldn't attend the second day, but your creation certainly makes up for you absence with the size of it!
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  October 17, 2010
Looks like fun, I have to check to see if anything like that is going on in my area.
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  October 17, 2010
what ? Dave Kaleta was there too ? you should have stopped him from leaving, who cares about his mocolympics entry; oh and maybe you could have locked him up for 24 houres (and put in some hot chick so he wouldn't feel lonely) :P
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  October 17, 2010
That's the only way you can get Phipson into a library. Looks like it was fun.
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  October 17, 2010
Haha, I'm looking forward to your skeleton :) BTW... did Dave bring his aquastlenauts entry? :)
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  October 17, 2010
Adorable daughter you've got there. AND you went to so many of the LEGO events. Meh, just another thing to rub in my face. :)
Chris Phipson
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Caboose :D
  October 16, 2010
Has your daughter tried to convinse you of building her a lego playhouse? Or a real house? (Kenney could do it in 5 hours.) I miss Dave and John. Miss them alot. But nice to see this event.
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  October 16, 2010
Nice event!
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  October 16, 2010
Looks like fun was had here matey. By the way, Lily is SOOOOO cute! :)
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  October 16, 2010
Sorry I missed you, had to photograph for that razzle frazzle MOCOlympics.
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  October 16, 2010
Question: Is Octobrickfest only going to be in Il or will it be going other places such as Boston Mass. or Hartford CT.
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  October 16, 2010
Oooh. I wish I went to this, I live only about 2 hours away from Chicago...
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  October 16, 2010
Quoting Eggy Pop she's getting big!
TELL me about it dude! It happens quicker than you think!
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  October 16, 2010
I'm with Leda, must be great to have such a close Lego community to be a part of. I have to say you sound like a very proud Dad. Keep up with the event posting - even though it makes me envious... ~Thoy
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  October 16, 2010
she's getting big!
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  October 16, 2010
Looks like it was a lot of fun. When my sons a lil older I have to get out to one of these events.
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  October 16, 2010
Wow, I really need to go to one of these. Chris, your daughter is adorable. I couldn't say no to that face. Lol! Haha love the name "Octobrickfest" too!
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  October 16, 2010
So good to see your daughter is a Mister Bones fan.....HAHAHAHA. Looks like a good time, love that skull.
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  October 16, 2010
Man, Chicago is a long way away. Looks like a nice little event. Just good to hang out.
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  October 16, 2010
Will it be a magipunk skeleton coming to Brickworld for my hopeful collaboration? Hint Hint.
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  October 16, 2010
Totally cool brickfest! whohaaah!
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  October 16, 2010
I remember seeing that bowling alley at the lego store when I went on Vacation to Chicago. >Eric
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  October 16, 2010
Lily is a cutie alright. I take it then the skeleton is coming up soon?
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  October 16, 2010
Must be fun to have little brickfests to go to every now and then! Fun fun fun! Thanks for the treat :)
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  October 16, 2010
Quoting Dennis Price Well done, but the picture with Lilly should have been the MAIN pic.
Save the best for last man. haha
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  October 16, 2010
Well done, but the picture with Lilly should have been the MAIN pic.
 
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