March 18-19: BrickFest Live (Charleston, SC)

BrickFest Live is a LEGO Fan Experience for enthusiasts of all ages. The BrickFest Live LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.

Members of the Carolina Garrison setup a large booth featuring a Death Star wall backdrop as well as two tables featuring props and 501st Legion literature. Our guests from the BB-8 Builders Club provided a Millennium Falcon backdrop as well for R2D2 and BB-8 to pose in front of. The 501st Legion booth did not disappoint con-goers. We had a continues queue all day long on both days. Very overwhelming at times. We even heard reviews that we were the biggest hit at the convention itself. During our 2-day event weekend, we also helped raised donations for MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Around noon on Saturday, March 18, we were asked to participate in a photo op with the large Darth Vader LEGO mosaic that was built by convention go-ers. A raised stage platform was setup and fans took photos of us from an elevated viewpoint with the mosaic for 5-10 minutes.

We raised $866 for MUSC Children’s Hospital during this 2-day event.

Carolina Garrison Members in Attendance:
1. Jason Boyd (AT-AT Driver)
2. Chris Prestero (Shadow Trooper)
3. Sheryl Prestero (ANH TK)
4. JP Morgan (TIE Reserve)
5. Stuart Eaker (ESB TK)
6. Caroline Boyd (Staff Officer)
7. Cort Stayton (ANH TK)
8. Jon Cabaniss (ANH TK)
9. Jason Hill (Boba Fett)
10. Chris Gould (Biker Scout)
11. Jeff Lewis (Stormtrooper)
12. Andrew Wendt (Shadow Trooper)
13. Shawn Cantey (Heavy Weapons Trooper)

Crossover Attendees from the Rebel Legion / R2 Builders Club / BB-8 Builders Club:
1. Brad Butler (X-Wing Pilot – Rebel Legion)
2. Andrew & Lauren Huckey (BB-8 / BB-8 Builders Club)
3. Edward Reed (R2D2 / R2 Builders Club – Friend of the Garrison)
4. Jeff Lewis (Han Solo – Rebel Legion)

1. Jennifer Graziani
2. Jason Rodgers
3. Andrew Huckey
4. Sheryl Prestero