BrickUniverse OKC 2017

BrickUniverse just held its second convention of 2017.  The event took place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City and featured creations by numerous members of OKLUG and DFWLUG, as well as the regularly featured artists Lia Chan, Jonathan Lopes, myself, Brickmania, and newcomer Paul Hetherington. Here we’d like to highlight the various architectural creations on display at the show!

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To help set the scene, here’s a shot of the city from Bricktown, just east of the convention center.

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First up is Lia Chan, who featured numerous micropolis-scale models of various Dallas landmarks.

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Here we have the Dallas City Hall at two different scales…

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… As well as the Resource Center of Dallas…

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… and last, but not least, the impressive Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the smaller of which deservedly won ‘Best Micro!’

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Moving on to Jonathan Lopes’ gallery, we’d like to highlight his masterfully executed model of the Summit Diner, based off of the real one in Summit, New Jersey.  This piece made its BrickUniverse debut at the show!

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Always a treat, is Jonathan’s eight-foot rendition of the Woolworth Building, in all its neo-gothic majesty!

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And let’s not forget his twelve-foot long model of the Manhattan Bridge!

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Paul Hetherington’s gallery was featured here for the first time at a BrickUniverse show. Starting off, we have his model of The Ridge Townhouses.

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The Joker’s Fun House is both a ton of fun to explore and of particular spatial intrigue!

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Convention-goers were also treated to Paul’s incredible art deco Gotham Theater Showdown model!

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The recipient of ‘Best Sci-Fi’ went to the layout of Jedha, based on the film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  This layout was built by several members of DFWLUG.

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Worth highlighting is Dwight Neal’s model of the Tempietto by Bramante in Rome.  Since this model’s last appearance at BrickUniverse Dallas in December 2016, he has completely reconstructed the dome to a level of sophisticated realism.

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Matthew Greene always impresses with his large MOCs, and this show was no exception with his rendition of The Wall from the HBO series, Game of Thrones.  This model received the award for ‘Best Large.’

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Brickmania displayed a war-torn Brandenburg Gate.

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The remaining creations are architectural highlights from OKLUG’s overall impressive display.  Pictured here is an interesting church.

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The Swiss Family Robinson Tree House!

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“You shall not pass!”

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A rather unique museum section model!

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Lastly, is a panoramic view from my own exhibit area.  The show was a resounding success, with a sold-out Saturday and a bustling Sunday!  Hopefully BrickUniverse will be back in Oklahoma City next year!




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