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Extreme Safety Measures Contest!

posted Nov 9, 2020, 7:42 AM by Marty Mitchell

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, TNVLC has placed nearly all in-person events and activities on hiatus until it is reasonably safe to meet in person again. However, that hasn't kept us from some wonderful LEGO action!

From August 30 through October 11th, members of TNVLC's Knoxville Chapter were tasked with building creations that showcased LEGO Minifigures going above and waaaaaaaaay beyond the normal safety guidelines during the era of Covid-19. Once the dust settled, we had a total of 4 wonderful entries which were then judged by Brian Sauls of the Nashville Chapter, Frank Butler from Knoxville, and guest judges Dr. Dominique Robertson-Harris (who has been working to treat Covid patients in Chattanooga, TN) and her husband Kyle.

So, without further ado, I present the four entries and winners for our contest:

Honorable Mention goes to Patrick Durham's "Social Distancing in the Wizarding World" which features Harry Potter, all alone in the Hogwarts Great Hall as Dementors spread the dangerous virus.



In 3rd Place, we have Zion Gillette's "Safety Checks these Days" in which a lone survivor has barricaded his settlement and uses a makeshift extendo-arm to check clearance from a safe distance.


In 2nd Place is the White family's "Beachside Office" where, with the beach closed to the public and reclaimed by the animals, the office workers have donned their scuba gear (and a garbage can) to ensure proper safety.


And finally, in 1st Place, we have Jamie Johnson's "Canadian Bunker" where a lone Canadian hunkers down deep underground with his beloved beard brush to wait out the pandemic.

Special thanks to all of our contestants, as well as the judges for everything. Knoxville Chapter will be back at the contest game again after the first of the year with our next Challenge: LEGO in Motion!



Holiday Build Challenge 2019 Results!

posted Dec 2, 2019, 11:13 AM by Marty Mitchell

From November 27th to December 1st, TNVLC's Knoxville Chapter brought the club's life size brick-built Christmas Tree back to Fantasy of Trees! This was the fourth consecutive year for the display, and this year, it was joined by a life size snowman and the chapter's first ever Holiday Build Challenge!

In the Holiday Build Challenge, attendees were encouraged to donate any monetary amount toward their favorite build, with all proceeds donated to East TN Children's Hospital.

Now that all donations have been tallied, here are the final results of the contest:

In First Place, we have Jimmy Tucker's Santa Claus Nutcracker.
1st Place: Santa Nutcracker


In Second Place, we have Stuart and Beth Greenfield's Snowglobe.
2nd Place: Snowglobe


And in Third Place is Bryan and Mark White's Present & Truck.
3rd Place: Present & Truck


Thanks to the generosity of everyone who stopped by to vote, TNVLC was able to raise a grand total of $814.79 for the Children's Hospital!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth to vote, chat about LEGO, and get a good look at the displays! We hope to be back next year with these and even more wonderful holiday-themed builds!

BrickBlast 2019

posted Dec 2, 2019, 9:34 AM by Rafe Donahue   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 9:36 AM ]

Heads up!  Don't forget BrickBlast 2019 at the Nashville Public Library Main Branch in Downtown Nashville coming this Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th.  Hours are 9a-5p on Saturday and 2p-4p on Sunday.

Free and open to the public!  Great fun for all ages!

Brickblast 2018

posted Oct 6, 2018, 9:16 AM by TNVLC Admin   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 9:18 AM ]

Join us on November 17 & 18 for BrickBlast 2018 at the Nashville Public Library - Main Branch - Nashville TN!

Brickapalooza 2018

posted May 29, 2018, 10:36 AM by TNVLC Admin

Brickapalooza will fill the Downtown Huntsville Library with creativity on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy elaborate LEGO displays, bingo and trivia games, and ample opportunities to build your own LEGO creations. Duplos and Minecraft will be part of the fun, too. 

This family-friendly event will showcase models built by members of the Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club, a group of adult LEGO enthusiasts, and local First LEGO League robotics teams. Tickets are $5. Children age 3 and younger will be admitted free. 

BrickFair AL 2018

posted Jan 9, 2018, 1:43 PM by TNVLC Admin   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 9:02 PM ]

Brickfair is almost Here!
Join us for Brickfair Alabama, February 3 & 4 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in Birmingham Alabama.
More info: http://www.brickfair.com

Merry Christmas!

posted Dec 20, 2017, 4:49 PM by TNVLC Admin


Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope you find some LEGO bricks under your tree and we'll look forward to seeing you in 2018!

BrickBlast 2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 6:11 AM by TNVLC Admin   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 8:50 PM ]


Join us on November 4 & 5 for BrickBlast 2017 at the Nashville Public Library - Main Branch - Nashville TN!

Railfest - September 9 & 10

posted Sep 8, 2017, 5:25 AM by TNVLC Admin   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 5:25 AM ]

Come see us in Chattanooga at Railfest! Check out our LEGO train display then catch a ride on a real steam train! It's happening at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Tennessee Valley Fair: September 8-17

posted Sep 8, 2017, 5:21 AM by TNVLC Admin

If you haven't seen our Henley Street Bridge model yet, this is your chance! It will be on display in the Kerr building along with lots of other LEGO displays and activities. The Tennessee Valley Fair is in Knoxville on the Chilhowee Fairgrounds.

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