NALUG Event Blog

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Enbridge New Years Show 2016

NALUG was invited back once again to help out with Enbridge's New Years Eve celebrations. The club put on another display that was enjoyed by kids, parents and families alike! The display featured a town, carnival and more. Many thanks to the members who were able to make it out and make the show such a success! We hope to return next year!

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  • Check out the full gallery here for more pictures!

    Mutartt Conservatory Christmas Traditions

    On Sunday December 11 from noon to 4PM, A couple of our members had the pleasure of displaying a small winter themed display at the Muttart conservatory, as part of their trains, toys and Christmas traditions event. You can find out more about the event by following the links at the end of the article. Check out the picture below!

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  • Thanks goes out to many of our club members.  To Travis who lent me all of the beautiful Winter Village sets.  Chris G. who provided the original Christmas train and Drew, Ron and Travis whose baseplates covered with white bricksformed the base of the display. Thanks as well to Peter, who provided several of his awesome winter themed vehicles.  We forgot to advise him that there was an outdoor ice rink, so he didn’t have time to make a Zamboni!

    NALUG was in a quiet alcove with a wood working group who shared a lot of their Christmas treats with us. It was fun to run some 12V trains, with the remote controlled switches and stop/go lights.  Unfortunately, one of the old 12 V motors started to show signs of its age and I ended up only running one of the two Christmas trains for the second half of the time there.

    The organizers were really nice; they provided tables and chairs and even fed us lunch.  There were a lot of younger patrons than we see at our other events, it was really fun to see their eyes light up at seeing Lego and even Lego trains.   We might even have recruited another member.   If we are invited again next year, we'll certainly try to enlarge the display if we can find more tables!

    https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/muttart-conservatory.aspx

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1318589804831876/

    Comic Expo 2016

    We had a great time this year at the Edmonton Comic Expo! This year we featured an extended hoth scene with the Ron's 120 pund A6 juggernaut rolling into battle along with another scene based on the upcoming Rogue One movie. Along with those centerpieces, we had plenty of geekiness to go around from Battlestar Galactica, Minecraft, Overwatch, Starcraft, Avatar the last airbender and more! Some of the members of NALUG  also had the opportunity to speak at a panel about our LEGO hobby to the general public. All in all it was a great show and we hope to be back next year.

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    GETS 2016

    NALUG made another impressive and successful appearance at the 2016 Greater Edmonton Train Show at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. While the footprint was smaller than in previous years, the display was still densely packed with custom built locomotives and rolling stock, cars and trucks,and more. Everything from the small-town church to a towering skyscraper was included, and the crowd was wowed by the mechanized bridges, ferris wheels, and the Drop of Doom. Even the Tragically Hip showed up in minifig scale to play a show!
     

    To continue the streak of award winning displays NALUG took second place in this year's People's Choice. Look for us next year!

    CHeck out the full gallery here!

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    Northern Bricks 2016

    Northern bricks was a blast this year with a full four days of LEGO goodness. From parts drafts, to competitions and the everstressful period of setup, we had a great time participating this year and bringing about an even larger layout than last time. From trains to sci-fi, technic or castle the show had something for everyone. It also featured a number of new, impressive creations including a massive A6 Juggernaut from starwars and an incredible Minecraft display. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to admire the displays and participate in the EEk! comic and pop culture fest along with Northern Bricks. We hope to be back next year

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