Brickfest 2009 in Portland Oregon

Howdy all,

I originally posted this as an instructable (along the lines of a travel guide). Folk thought this would be a better place for it. I think it is of interest to the instructables community.

-R

Attend BRICKFEST 2009 in Portland Oregon!

WHAT and WHY:
BRICKFEST is the one of the best gatherings of LEGO fans and models in the world. It is a chance to see awesome projects and meet some of the world's leading LEGO tinkerers. Enthusiasts show off their most incredible creations! In 2007 there were incredible ball machines, working grandfather clocks and the Portland skyline all created out of LEGO!

Example projects:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=244460

WHEN and WHERE:
Brickfest takes place on 3/27 - 3/29/09.

The convention takes place on the first two days, with a public expo on the third day. It is held at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall A in Portland, Oregon USA.

COST and INFORMATION:
Admission to the 3-day convention is $65. Admission to the public expo is $7 per person, or $25 for a family.

Website: http://www.brickfest.com/
Links and FAQ: http://www.brickfest.com/links.php
LUGNET Forum: http://news.lugnet.com/events/brickfest/

GETTING AROUND:
The lightrail runs from the airport to the Oregon Convention Center!

LODGING:
There are a variety of hotels near the convention center. The official BrickFest 2009 hotel of choice is the Red Lion Hotel.

MORE INFORMATION:
General questions: http://www.brickfest.com/contact.php
Website: http://www.brickfest.com
Watch for forum postings at: http://news.lugnet.com/events/brickfest/

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ftking_83702 (author) 8 years ago
My recent favorite is Philo's 3D Scanner. I am going to build one using fischertechnik.

Check this out:
http://www.philohome.com/scan3d/scan3d.htm

Been planning for the conference. I am going to give a talk about our microbrewed controller (the PCS BRAIN). Also planning on participating in
the "Dirty Brickster."
The things you can do with legos