Category Archives: afol

The laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie



Maria Skłodowska-Curie was one of the most outstanding figures in the world of science. Born in Poland, she studied and worked in France. Together with her husband, a French physicist – Pierre Curie – she discovered two radioactive elements – polonium and radium. She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person in the world and the only woman to receive this award twice – in two areas – chemistry and physics. She was friend of Albert Einstein. As one of the first women she made a driving license. She was not afraid to break old rules in the world where woman were just starting to fight for their rights.

I am very impressed by the achievements of Maria Skłodowska-Curie and therefore I decided to honor her in a way that I am the most familiar with – with a LEGO® creation. By voting we can make the scene an official set. Let’s do it!

Writes Krzysztof Słomowski also known as Crises, my! colleague,  in his LEGO IDEAS submission. I think the project is worth supporting, and spreading around, so lets all help to make it a real Lego set!

You can vote for this project here and then remember to visit Krzysiek’s Flicker account, as he has some more cool builds in his account. I always admire him for putting so much story into his builds!

Classic Space IDEA set

I rarely write about Lego ideas submissions, unless they are already made into the official set, but this time i feel the urge to share this project to help make it happen!

What m’i talking about? I’m talking about Cristiano Grassi’s project you can see on the picture below:

Playing In Space Since 1978 by Cristiano Grassi
Playing In Space Since 1978 by Cristiano Grassi

Do if you, like me, are a Classic Space fan go to the Lego Ideas site and vote!

How do we transport our models?

How do we transport our models? Is the question we often hear on our exhibitions. Today i have 2 videos showing hour our models are transported:

If you wonder, the boxes are made out of 5 layer cardboard in a  international standard FEFCO301. We ordered them here: but i would recommend finding local producer, as the boxes have to be sent folded, and that would be quite expensive.

As you see on video we have one of the sides unstapled so you can easily open it and remove the model. Cover is fully stapled.

If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments, either here or on facebook.

How do we prepare exhibitions?

How do  we prepare exhibitions? is one of the most asked questions during our shows. How do we put together such a big  dioramas, and how do we transport them?  This short video answers those questions.

It was recorded during setup of’s exhibition in Rozbark Theater in Bytom that was held last weekend  (18-19.03.2017). Timelapse shows about 10 hours of setting up the day before.

And here are quick video showing how it looked after it was ready for public:

OH!  And do you have any other brick related questions you want answered? Just post them here or on our facebook!


First LEGO Store opens in Poland

6.08.2016 First LEGO Store opened in Poland. Store is located in the middle of one of Warsaw’s shopping mall – Galeria-Mokotów.  Opening the shop was celebrated by a huge event where kids, as well as adults are building enormous 3d map of Poland. The event was organized by LEGO Poland with cooperation with polish AFOLs, and the map was designed by’s member – SZWW.

After opening there was huge queue, which was a few hours of waiting long. What draw so many people was probably rare opportunity to get 40145 exclusive that you can only aquire during LEGO Store openings. To get it you had to spent 600 pln (about 150 euro), but if you just bought anything you could spin a wheel of fortune and win some goodies.

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

Prices in the shop are exactly the same as in catalogue, or, however because the shop is not owned by Lego Brick Retail, but is frenchised, we do not have VIP program here as of now. There is a pick-a-brick wall, where small cup cost 50pln (about 12 euro), and big one 90pln (about 22 euro). This is more than in the western Europe, but it really depends of the currency exchange rates. I do not know if that will be common practice, but during opening there were no problems with packing the cups really tight. We also heard that store menager is open to suggestions for new parts.

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

There is also make a minifig stand. 3 minifigs cost 45pln (11 euro), pretty steppy, especially considering that the element selection was not very broad.

The staff is very nice and professional and despite huge amount of customers bothering them all the time they kept smiling and level of service was at the same high standards as in the western LBR stores.

There was wide assortment of lego sets, including exclusives and lego ideas sets, but due huge demands those were cleared from the shelves pretty early. Looking through sales perspective, opening was real success.

Opening of the shop has also made a lot of people around here really happy. Having brick wall around is something we have been waiting for. And if there was first Lego Shop open around, that means there will be more 🙂

Building map of Poland

Next to the shop there is an event spanning for 4 weekends of August, where public takes part in building 3d map of Poland. After the map will be built, it will be populated by brick creations.

The event was designed by’s SZWW, and entire LUG was involved in making models of key landmarks of Poland so the map would not start totally empty. I will present those landmarks with more detail in another article.

Except building the map kids could just build with thousands LEGO bricks, and there was also area for smaller kids to play with Duplo

Except those attractions there were also models from Stefa Dorosłych Fanów LEGO (adult LEGO fans zone) including my Palace of Culture and Science. It was really nice to look at people getting amazed by the build. Surprisingly what was getting the most attention were the microscale cars parked around the building.

There were 2 other models presented, Warsaw’s King’s Castle by Nexus7 and Biskupin by BHs. Gdansk’s Port Crane got broken during transport and it was not rebuilt on time. There is a chance it will be rebuilt soon and will join the event next week.

We will be watching the building process of the map and will post another article with more details and photos, once the map will get finished, so stay tuned, and better yet subscribe!


Invitation for LUGS UNITED event.

Traditional exhibition “ Lugs United ” will be held on 10th and 11th September 2016. at the premises of the Children’s Cultural Center Belgrade, at Takovska 8, Belgrade, Serbia.

Proud Beokocka members presenting their logo

The event is pretty big and it is something closest to Fan Weekend people of Balkan area have.  There will be visitors from over 20 countries, and some prominent builders will sent their stuff even if they wont be able to come in flesh and body. You can expect works from such well known names as Mihai Marius Mihu, Sean and Steph Mayo, Alice Finch, Djordje Djokson, Kosmas Santosa, Arzlan, Nathaniel Shields, Absurde Letrange and many more.

Except usual MOCs exhibition and play areas there will be AFOL night (2 of them!), Ambassador meeting, presentations, AFOL Party, Cinebrick – presentation of fan brick built films.


Some of those attractions are for everybody, some just for exhibiting AFOLs. That is all very nice considering entrance is free.

Closer to the event we will remind you about it, meantime go to the Beokocka website for more info.