Monday, May 10, 2010

Things I never expected to do this weekend

Let the Brick Magic recap commence...This past weekend, I was in Raleigh, North Carolina, for an Adult Fan of LEGO convention. Since, I shall simply relate three things I never expected to happen and then give a full account of events over the course of this week.

1. Drive an R-2 unit around a hotel bar. One of the adult fans of LEGO is also a member of the 501st and he brought his latest project -- a lifesize, remote-controlled R-2 bar. And that's I found myself piloting a droid around the Sky Box as a bartender in a referee's uniform watched in bemusement.

2. Sell out of books. 56 books entered, none my hands. This was the kumite of book-selling. So, folks are either excited to read LEGO: A Love Story or were just drawn in by that new book smell.

3. Receive an early gift of a collectible minifig. They don't come out until June, but LEGO gave each attendee of Brick Magic, a free collectible minifig to take home. This post would have been up sooner, but I've spent the last five hours playing with my minifig zombie.

Image courtesy of Ttjohn12.


Malnurtured Snay said...


By day, I'm a corporate bee, by night, I'm a bookseller at a Borders store in Washington, DC. When I saw LEGO: A Love Story show up in Atlas (inventory system), I preordered a copy from our website. I'll be through it by tonight, and just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed it (wish there were more photos, though!)

This is my LEGO claim to fame (had to tear it down when I moved to DC):

I don't know if you're actually doing a promotional tour or anything, but keep Borders #50 in mind if you are.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that BrickMagic was a hit! Hopefully your 'rock star' book tour is going well so far. It sounds like the book is selling well, which is awesome! Stacy and I are looking forward to seeing you in June. Only a few more weeks!!!

John M. Rudy said...


Great set of recap posts. Also glad you enjoyed my photo! Will you be at Brickfair this summer? If so, I'll buy the book straight from your hands, as I'd assume you get a better commission.

Jonathan Bender said...


I'm glad you've been reading the book. beautiful castle work -- thanks for sharing the link. If I get to Brickfair, I'll be sure to try and make it to your Borders or just hope to meet you.


Thanks for reading. I'm not sure of my scheduled towards the end of summer -- I'm hoping to make it to Brickfair for the first time, but I don't know.