Day 2 of Philly Brick Fest 2014 came and went and during the day, judges were walking around evaluating a ton of MOCs in various themes which included best Philly MOC, Space, Bionicle, Military/Historical, Most Creative, Train, Steampunk, Building/Structure. Winners of these respective themes will get a custom Rocky trophy designed by Tyler Clites (Legohaulic). There was even a Stanley the Snail Award for best snail MOC.
The first award given out was an honorary award given to Chris Edwards who was the first person to register as an AFOL and the first person to display his MOCs.
The second award given out during the night was the Stanley the Snail Award given to the best snail MOC out of the whole convention. The winner of this award was Nicki Toizer.
The second Rocky that was given out was to the best MOC which represented Philly. This award was also given to Nicki Toizer for her Cheesesteak w/ Fries.
The next award was for best Space themed MOC. The winner was Jim Rhoades for Comet Empire.
After that, we had the best Bionicle set which went to Joshua Kunicki for his Flagious MOC.
Up next was the best Military/Historical MOC and the winner was Todd Michels for his Tank vs Helicopter display.
The next award that was up for grabs was the Most Creative MOC which went to Richard Chow/BrickFormula for his LEGO Sorter. You can check out how it works here.
The following award that was given out was the best Train. This award was given to Nate Brill for his Philly SP&S Challenger.
The best Steampunk MOC was given to Stephen Pakbaz for his Olympia Airship. If you remember Stephen, he was the creator of the LEGO CUUSOO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104) and he can sign your set for you if you ask nicely.
The next to last award given out was for the best Building/Structure and the winner was again Chris Edwards for his Islands 2-4 display.
The final Rocky or shall we say Rockys were given to members of the four LUGs that are in Pennsylvania, Steel City LUG, DelVaLUG, PennLUG, and ColonialLUG, who for the first time are displaying their builds in the same convention.
Overall, everyone did an amazing job on their MOCs and congratulations to the winners. I will be taking pictures of hopefully everything that is displayed at Philly Brick Fest on Saturday before the public event opens. If you see someone wearing a blue hoodie, that’ll be me so feel free to come by and say hi.