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BrickUniverse, August 25-27, 2017

posted Jul 3, 2017, 10:59 AM by TNVLC Admin   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 6:58 AM ]

BrickUniverse is coming to Knoxville this year! For those unfamiliar, BrickUniverse is a traveling LEGO fan convention much like other conventions we've attended. This year's show in Knoxville is billed as an "expo" with the possibility of next year becoming a full blown convention. That means, this year will be more focused on the public visitors with less after-hours focus on the exhibitors. However, we'll be dipping in to our support packages from The LEGO Group to make up for that difference with the hopes of making it feel like a regular convention for our club members.

Registration:
Free for participating club members and family!
Let Pete know who from your family is coming so he can secure your passes.

This is the list as of 8/7/2017
54 total, 24 (m)embers:
Akiyama, Misaki
Bolton, Chris (m)
Campbell, Bob
Campbell, Jackson
Campbell, Laura (m)
Campbell, Peter (m)
Campbell, Toni
Carpenter, Jake (m)
Defore, Raiden
Eller, Quinton
Eller, Shelly
England, Clay (m)
England, Elizabeth
England, John
Frostell, Richard (m)
Frostell, Sharifa (m)
Glasscock, Verna
Goldston, Mike (m)
Goldston, Olivia
Haryte, Ashlyn
Hartye, Eric (m)
Hartye, Julie
Hartye, Liliana
Hartye, Skyla
Harfield, Donny (m)
Hatfield, Lisa
Hill, Judy (m)
Jarvis, Kan
Joy, Becca
Joy, Jenni (m)
Joy, Jon (m)
Krueger, James
Krueger, Keeley
Krueger, Laura
Lynch, Kyle (m)
Lynch, Stephanie (m)
Neblett, Willie (m)
Neblett, Yvette (m)
Mitchell, Glenda
Mitchell, Jonathan
Mitchell, Ron (m)
Mitchell, Katie (m)
Mitchell, Marty (m)
Pimienta, Maxine (m)
Pimienta, Michael (m)
Sampson, Clark
Sampson, Ed (m)
Sampson, Sonya
Sampson, Wyatt
Shanafield, Alex
Shanafield, Harold (m)
Shanafield, Harry
Shanafield, Janie
Shanafield, Natalie

Location:
701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


Loading/Unloading:

Directions:

From Interstate 40E:

Exit 388/Henley Street

Pass Clinch intersection

Turn right onto Cumberland Avenue (KCC on right)

Turn Right at traffic light (Poplar Street)

Dock is on right


From Interstate 40W:

Exit 388A/James White Parkway

Summit Hill Exit, right onto Summit Hill Drive

Summit Hill Drive to Henley Street/Broadway

Turn left onto Henley Street 

Pass Clinch intersection

Turn right onto Cumberland Avenue (KCC on right) 

Turn Right at traffic light (Poplar Street)

Dock is on right


At the gate, tell the guard you are with "BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Expo". Also please note that parking is strictly prohibited in the dock.

Parking:
We have free parking in the Poplar Street parking lot (P2 on the map below)! Parking is not guaranteed though and is on a first come first serve basis. There are also plenty of other parking garages scattered around downtown within a 15 minute or so walk of the convention center.

If you are bringing a trailer, let Pete know the size as alternate parking might be required!

Directions:

From Interstate 40E:

Exit 388/Henley Street

Pass Clinch intersection

Turn right onto Cumberland Avenue (KCC on right)

Turn Left at traffic light (Poplar Street)

Parking lot is on right


From Interstate 40W:

Exit 388A/James White Parkway

Summit Hill Exit, right onto Summit Hill Drive

Summit Hill Drive to Henley Street/Broadway

Turn left onto Henley Street 

Pass Clinch intersection

Turn right onto Cumberland Avenue (KCC on right)

Turn Left at traffic light (Poplar Street)

Parking lot is on right


Walking directions from Poplar Street Parking Lot to KCC

Once you park there is a crosswalk in the back right corner of the parking lot by the rail road tracks and it crosses over Cumberland Avenue.  Follow the sidewalk to the Convention Center 



Dates/Times:
Setup:
Friday 8/25 10AM-8PM
Saturday 8/26 8AM-9:30AM
Sunday 8/27 8:30AM-9:30AM
Public Hours:
Saturday 8/26 9:30AM-4PM
Sunday 8/27 9:30AM-4PM

Club Activities:
Saturday 8/26 4PM-7PM
BrickUniverse: Speed build!
BrickUniverse: Artist seminar!
Clay: TBD
Judy: TBD
Chris: Blind Build
Marty/Katie: PitchCar
Pete: Raffle
Pete: Giveaways

Group Dinner:
Saturday 8/26 7PM(ish)

Group Photo:
Sunday 8/27 9AM

Teardown:
Sunday 8/27 4PM-8PM

MOCs:
27 club tables are needed
The following are bringing tables:
Chris: 3
Clay: 2
Ed: 1
Frosty: 2
Harold: 2
Pete: 16
Ron: 1

Henley Street Bridge - 4 club tables
Note: Pete to supply 4 tables

Assorted - 4 folding tables, 1 club table:
Willie/Yvette, Chris - 1 table (Superheros)
Harold - 2 tables (Sumo Bots)
Katie/Laura/Mike - 1 table (Micropolis)
Jake - 2 tables (Death Star)
Marty - 1 club table (Post Apocalyptic)
Note: Frosty to supply 1 club table for Marty

GBC - 2 folding tables:
Frosty - 3 modules
Pete - 2 modules
Marty - 1 module
Katie - 1 module
Clay - 2 modules
Eric - 1 module

Collaborative Train/Town - 21 club tables:
Chris - 3 tables (end section), track from Charles (40 double straight baseplates, 2 double curves), bringing 2 tables, borrowing 1 from Ron.
Ed - 4 tables (amusement park) - to borrow track from Charles, bringing 1 table, borrowing 1 table from Frosty, 2 from Harold
Katie - 1 table (beach) - Pete bringing 1 table
Ron, Clay & Kyle - 2 tables (modular city) - to borrow track from Charles, Clay bringing 2 tables
Pete - 11 tables (town)- bringing 11 tables
Ron - Monorail
Charles - Track for Kyle, Ron/Clay and Ed (40 double straight baseplates, 2 double curves)




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