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Bricks by the Bay Recap Vol II – The LUG Strikes Back!
In visions of my darkest nightmare, I have dreamed of joy departed. But a waking dream of VirtuaLUGness hath left me broken-hearted. What is not a dream by day to those whose eyes are cast on things around them so nerdy their continence becomes aghast? So turn thy eye back upon the past, and join me for this VirtuaLUG repast.
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Mister Bones: Again, our most humble apologies to Edgar Allan Poe for brutalizing yet another of his poems. Secondly, our apologies once again to our fellow LUG members for our most intolerable and indefensible malingering in posting this recap of our collaborative display at Bricks by the Bay 2012. However, with this post, we are desirous that we all come to a mutual place of peace and well-being, both disingenuously and grammatically. On with the show!

Bricks by the Bay 2012 had a “green” theme, and was held over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Thus, our group decided to build a St. Patrick’s Day Parade down main street. Ten people from three countries collaborated to build this display for Bricks by the Bay and we are quite proud of the results.

Here is the display in all of its finest from many angles, just like Heath likes it.








Leading the parade is the MOC Pages float built by Chris Phipson from Illinois. We see Chris at the wheel and on the float with him are Mark Kelso, Mister Bones, Dennis Price and Lee Jones.



Next up is one of our international floats designed by New Zealander, Leda Kat. This eye-catching float has a group of famous movie monsters watching a monster movie! Dracula, Wolf man, Frankenstein’s monster and the Mummy are catching the latest Godzilla film.



Third in line is our first of two floats from Indiana, its Tyler Halliwell’s Steampunk float. Looks like Professor LUG and Tyler are riding high, along with LUGettes, Leda Katt and Stacy Sterling!



Creepy is the word of the day as our second international float, built by Mr. Xenomurphy and coming all the way from Germany, arrives on the scene. This group of ghouls is having a Zombie coming out party! Singing YMCA in the graveyard was never so much fun!



Next up is a float from the very popular web comic Glomshire Knights! Dennis Price has sent Gil, Ewart, Bob the Wizard and Bob’s dragon Beynar to join the fun all the way from Indiana. You can catch up on all the shenanigans of the GK crowd over at the Brick Comic Network.



Our sixth float comes from Heath Flor in Arizona. Captain Flor is sailing through this parade with a few of his VirtuaLUG mates. On board is Hans Dendauw, Lee Jones, Kevin Walter and Mr.Xenomurphy, and it seems Leda Kat as well, apparently, she was a bit naughty.


Last in line is our California contribution. This float can only belong to Mister Bones! There is good ol’ Bonsey on top of a big green skull, decked out in his St.Patty’s Day finest and toasting the crowd along with Master Shifu Leo J. Joining Bones and Shifu are some of Bones’ family, Grandpa Bones, his cousin Spooky Bones, his niece Lydia Bones and his girlfriend Vladis Volden, the only non-skeleton of the group.



Bones’ Museum building with Phipson’s float.

Adam Stasiek’s Costume Shop building.

Hans’ corner building, the Hard Knocks Bar and Grill.

Hans’ Rad Tats, and Dave Kaleta’s Office building.

Another shot of Dave’s building and Heath’s float

Hans’ restaurant building obscured by a damn float.

Some shots of Hans and I putting Dave Kaleta’s build back together for….21…….hours. Not Dave’s fault, he packed it most excellently, unfortunately, the Post Office viewed that as a challenge and responded in kind.





Set up shots, the day before public day! Ooh….Bones looks mad.

Bones is supervising!

Hans does not look overly pleased with Bones’ supervision….

You may have noticed numerous police officers at the parade, well, it seems stinky Pete was on the loose as is evident from the wanted poster at the end of this alley, right above Homeless Dan.

Silly coppers, there is ol Pete right there in the park next to the museum! (Kids got a kick out of that on public day, as they did with our numerous “hidden Leprecauns”.)

Some last few random pictures...."Where the Hell does this piece go?"

"$&^@$&#%&^ BATMAN!"


Some Irish party goers."

In the volume 1 post I edited out most of the pictures that showed the attendees, so why did I leave the pictures of these two guys? That’s Hans and Bones, they're SEXY! (Thank you donkey)



One interesting side note and point of interest for us was the public reaction to the display on Sunday. They loved it to be succinct. I was literally on my feet, answering questions, explaining the LUG and re-positioning the guide on ropes for the entire 7 – 8 hours the public was allowed in.


Dem Notes: I would like to offer my profound thanks to Hans Dendauw for his leadership in organizing the layout and his camaraderie during the event, Hans, you are one hell of a guy! Secondly, I would like to thank ALL of the LUG members, those that built and shipped items for the display and to all the rest for thier ideas, guidance and support! Cheers guys and gals!

Float Builders:


MOC Pages Float: Chris Phipson – Illinois
Monster Movie Float: Leda Kat – New Zealand
Steampunk Float: Tyler Halliwell – Indiana
Zombie Float – Mr.Xenomurphy – Germany
Glomshire Knights Float: Dennis Price – Indiana
Pirate Float: Heath Flor – Arizona
Dem Bones Skull Float: Mr.Bones – California


Buildings:


Museum: Mr.Bones – California
Costume Shop: Adam Stasiek – Illinois
Hard Knocks Bar: Hans Dendauw – Oregon
Rad Tats: Hans Dendauw – Oregon
Public Works: Dave Kaleta – Illinois
Chinese Resturant: Hans Dendauw – Oregon


Clown Cars built by Dennis Price and Hans Dendauw.





Comments

 I like it 
  March 17, 2014
lots of amazing things popped out on this collaborative build, especially the Chinese restaurant (but I'm partial to that), the fire escapes, murals, elaborate bldg facades, and the list just goes on and on.
 I like it 
  November 12, 2013
superb! 5/5 amazing buildings, street, parade with floats, just great
 I like it 
  June 1, 2013
Concerning Mr. Chris below: Some people think they're so tough online.
  November 23, 2012
@ Chris....I'm not quite sure what you're trying to imply about our meeting at LEGOland. Were you hoping for some sort of confrontation? I surely don't recall any exchange that would warrant such a thought. In fact, I don't recall you acting as tough as you do here on the pages in person either. I definitely don't understand where this animosity towards me and my friends is coming from. Is it due to lack of attention? Was I supposed to post a page about how I met you at LEGOland? Would that have made you feel better? Obviously I offended you enough to call me "little". Ummmmm.....OK...you go dude!
 I made it 
  November 23, 2012
Hello Chris. Let me answer you as succinctly as I can: 1. I do not know who Keith is, did you maybe mean Heath? 2. I assume this in response to what I posted on Stu’s latest, but I was responding to what he said, it was not directed at you. Probably shocks you, but not everything is about you. The fact you decided to respond, however, indicates that what I said applies to you. 3. I would suggest, that you seek some sort of professional help for your inadeqacy problem, a good therapist should do the trick. 4. Do not ever threaten me again. If you have the nerve to drag your prat-self to the Bay Area, then by all mean, look me up. Now, I am finished with you, pity really as you are a good builder, but your immaturity and attention seeking negativity are simply boorish.
Mister Bones
Chris Melby
  November 21, 2012
You know, it's about time someone in this so called "School of hard knocks" actually acted tuff anyway. I ran into your "little" pal Kieth down in LegoLand, and judging between that experience, this posting here, and all of the mime action, what do you want me to say? That I could take ya? LOL C'mon, I'll tell you what, maybe I'll make it to this event next year, it's not that far from my place, Salt Lake, and then you and I can but foreheads, What do ya say Bones? Are you up to it?
 I like it 
  April 16, 2012
Wordless, due to your awesome work!
 I like it 
  April 10, 2012
oufff! terrific work guys! these buildings are awesome, and the scene is richly detailed, bravo!!!!
 I like it 
  April 7, 2012
Thank you for this detailed presentation. I'm deeple honored that I could be part of this, especially since I'm so far away and a bit handicapped. I'm sure it was a lot of work for everybody involved and even more for Hans and you, so there's a special thanks for you guys.
 I like it 
  April 7, 2012
Well, Parrington, I was intently studying 1 of 4 pictures that we had of Dave's building; the intense look of concentration is me trying to use my x-ray vision to see the parts that weren't photographed! =) Bones, thank you and your wife for being so hospitable during my visit, it really was a fun time; my only complaint is that it went by too fast! See you in 2013!~H
 I made it 
  April 6, 2012
Glad you all like the layout.
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
the red brick work on that officebuilding is just stunning! I imagine the paparazi would really need to avoid you Bones, lol, love that angry stare! And Hans, just what were you looking at on that laptop? :)
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
Awesome stuff! Thanks for that Bones. the layout looks superb.
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
Fantastic build!
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  April 5, 2012
This whole setup was just amazing! I'm so glad I got to be a (very small) part of it! Thanks for sharing what a great weekend that must have been but... you should really get out to BrickWorld. I can promise that you won't have the same I.N.F. feeling that you did there... Oh, and as for shipping... I have an idea that may help deter the postal service from their personal vendetta against our LUG (I'm pretty sure they have our names flagged on a list somewhere). ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
Looks like a fantastic display, thanks for sharing!
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
Nice, seems you had a good time...supervising :P I'm attending a lego event over a few weeks as well
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
Superb!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Why are all these awesome events so far from my house!? Just between you and me, I think those pesky Commies are purposefully controlling the placement of these conventions; some day, I'll hunt them down and give 'em a good drubbing! Until then, I have your lovely builds to keep me entertained :) Great job on the layout!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
LOL. MOCpages float. XD Well done guys! :D
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Representing MOCpages well! What a solid show.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
I don't remember hearing anything about you guys playing 'Hide the Leprechaun'? Looks like a great time, Bones, and thanks for sharing!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Great stuff and loads of excellent contributors! Good job reassembling Dave's beast.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Amazing fun stuff! Thanks! :)
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Awesome job, and in spite of the challenges y'all seemed to have fun. Melvin, however, was not too pleased with where Hans wanted to stick him ... Well done, lug mates!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
It is nice to see some detail pictures of the layout. It turned out great! I am glad that you two had so much fun rebuilding. The lack of sleep is evident in your eyes. Thanks for organizing this and getting so many people involved! I look forward to next year.
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Heath, I fully understand the re-build now. Shifu, there are a lot of sigfigs all through the crowds and the clown cars, but like a dunce, I did not get good enough pictures.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Ak! I'm embarrassed my sigfiggy made an appearance, but I did not contribute anything ... *shamed* ... Great collab! I'll make it up next time!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
"he packed it most excellently, unfortunately, the Post Office viewed that as a challenge and responded in kind." LMFAO that's how Kevin and I felt last year! Great recap man....I must admit, those of us at BW last year are secretly laughing at you guys for having to rebuild like we did. Now you understand the angry photos we all took around your build. :P
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Great looking builds
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  April 4, 2012
Great setup! All kinds of detail.
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  April 4, 2012
My dad (Todd Wilder) and my brother and I totally would've made it last year! Dang snow, we had to turn back.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Nice work on the float and museum! I really like how the skull came out, and the museum works well with Hans' restaurant. I was a bit surprised to see that you're not a skeleton though...
 
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