Houston Brick Club has had a variety of activities in the fall of 2022. The September meeting was held at the LEGO® Brand Retail Store in The Galleria mall. About 20 members discussed upcoming activities and plans, socialized, and enjoyed early shopping. Thanks to the store manager and staff for opening early for the Club!
The October meeting was held at Bricks and Toys Destination in Katy where sixteen members were on hand. Members teamed up in pairs for a Telephone Build competition – this was the first time a few of the members had done this activity. Several members brought Halloween-theme MOCs, and there was a lot of discussion about upcoming activities. Thanks to the owners of Bricks and Toys for allowing the Club to use their space!
On October 28, six Club members performed a live build at the soft opening of the Brickman Awesome exhibit in downtown Houston. A “Holiday Cactus” was designed ahead of time and built onsite in about 4 hours. Club members were also allowed to view the exhibit, which featured about 30 incredible builds made from LEGO® bricks.
There were just a few public visitors to the event on this day: it was the unpublicized “soft opening” of the exhibit, and the Houston Astros were playing Game 1 of the World Series practically next door, later that evening. The exhibit runs through the end of December .. the Club’s build and an informational sign will remain on display through the duration of the exhibit and should be seen by thousands of people. Thanks to Houston First for inviting Houston Brick Club to this activity!
A week later, on November 5, nine Club members provided displays of MOCs at Tech Fest Live at the Ion in Houston. This event aimed to provide exposure to technological resources that educate and inspire youth to effectively use technology to access, evaluate, create, and communicate information. This was the first time this event was put on; we look forward to taking part again in the future. Thanks to Innovation Spark for inviting us to participate!