Last weekend BrisBricks held its monthly social night with LEGO fans from across SEQ meeting at Carindale Library for some LEGO fun.
Theme of the month was Valentine, and members had brought along some wonderful models following that theme as part of our MOC (my own creation) competition.
There were hearts (and broken hearts), and realisation that the way to the heart may go through chocolate and roses.
We also saw examples of both Cupid’s bow (built with springs so it was actually working) and arrow.
History of Valentine
There was also an amazing model showing the history of Valentine’s Day.
Valentine – not all about love
A final entry showed a very different Valentine, the British World War 2 era tank with the same name.
The Valentine Tank (with the official name, Infantry Tank, Mk III, Valentine) was an infantry tank produced in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Vickers designed the tank, with the design being submitted to the War Office for consideration just before St. Valentine’s Day, 1938. According to legend this is how the Valentine tank obtained its name.
Following this, more than 8,000 of the type were produced in various variants, accounting for approximately a quarter of the wartime British tank production.
Being versatile and reliable, it served in the British, New Zealand and Canadian armies (here built under licence). It was also supplied in large numbers to the USSR.