Tom Alphin

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Behind the Scenes at BrickCon 2014

This year was my first time participating in the private BrickCon convention for Adult LEGO fans, instead of crowding in with thousands of LEGO fans of all ages during the short Public Exhibition. Since...

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Building a winning Microscale LEGO model!

This year’s BrickCon LEGO Convention in Seattle ended yesterday, and I am excited to say that I was awarded a prize! No, it wasn’t for the largest model I had on display, the Geisel...

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Getting excited for Brickcon Seattle 2014, October 4-5

BrickCon 2014 is coming soon; this October 4-5 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. See some of the highlights from past years, and get a sneak peek of a model that I’m planning to display for the first time at the convention.

The iconic architectural feature of almost every Scotch Whisky distillery is the pagoda-style roof for drying the barley. 2

How is Single Malt (Scotch) Whisky made?

What do you do when it rains *a lot* on your trip to Scotland – learn how Scotch is made! See the 9-steps process to make whisky (with a lot of photos), as well as tips when planning your whisky-tasting trip to Scotland.

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The best fan-made LEGO architecture models

I’ve collected the best fan-made LEGO Architecture models into several galleries on Pinterest organized by style. Find some amazing models you’ve never seen before, and get inspired to create something new. (When you do, send me a link!)

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A look at the Unreleased Trevi Fountain LEGO Set #21020

I really enjoy the sets in the LEGO Architecture series, and I am especially excited by the upcoming “Trevi Fountain” set. Rather than simply wait for the set to come out, I wanted to get a sneak peek at the build by trying to build sections of the model without a list of parts included in the set, or any instructions. I also wanted to see if there are any rare or expensive parts hiding in this set.

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Movie Review: “Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary”

A review of this documentary which explores the broad world of LEGO, including the amazing projects which Adult LEGO enthusiasts are building around the world. I was lucky enough to see an early showing of the film at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).