Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Time: 7:00 - 11:00
Location: Whale and Ale Pub
Street: 1120 Victoria Street North
City: Kitchener, On.

Quasi Minutes...

In Attendance: (7) Janey Red Brick, Jenn Wagner, Mike Sheils, John Bradey, Jeff Van Winden, Jef Theysmeyer, and Chris Magno.

News: We discussed Lego sales/stores in Ontario, (Bricklink, Lasting Toys, and the Toy building zone) as well as Canadian exchange relating to Lego products and shipping relating to Lego Products. As well as future plans for WHaCKaLuG (example - Train show and Hobby show in Nov), new Lego products (Carousel, Fire Station).

We gave cheers to Jenn becoming a Lego Ambassador, we also gave cheers to her son Quinn, who won a Lego Building Challenge. We also discussed other Lego groups, their rules, or lack there of, bylaws, and legacies. We gave cheers for something else, which sadly has escaped me now.

As well as many other non Lego discussions, many not safe for work (or kids - at least the ones started by Janey) .
Hey, what happens in the WHaCKaLuG, stays in the WHaCKaLuG.

Show and Tell: Jef shared some older catalogs and then instigated a brick challenge for our next meeting (see details below).

Moc and Tell: Jon shared his stone house diorama crammed with amazing details, Jef shared his pneumatic artificial hand complete with various gestures, and Janey shared a partially semi-working prototype of her non-pneumatic hand.

Build Challenge: Thanks to a suggestion from Jef, we are going to go forward with a small building challenge next meeting.

During dinner he mentioned how he had read how many bricks there were per person had they been equally divided out instead of how we hoard them all... (which after research we found was actually 62). I quote from ... “The Lego company estimates that in the course of five decades it has sold some 400 billion Lego blocks. Annual production of Lego bricks averages approximately 20 billion per year, or about 600 pieces per second. To put this in context, if all the Lego bricks ever produced were to be divided equally among a world population of six billion, each person would have 62 Lego bricks.”
... and he went on to say that it would be cool to actually to a build with that exact amount of bricks as a challenge, and we couldnt agree more!

So here is your warning!!! We are encouraging all to bring a moc that includes EXACTLY 62 pieces. Should be fun. Cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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