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GETS 2017

NALUG had another fantastic showing at GETS this year taking home the best in show award once again! This year's display featured interactive carnival rides, windmills, a golf course, some incredible buildings and fantastic landscaping. And of course, the display featured an intricate tain layout and detailed train models. Many Thanks  to all of the members that helped out with the display.

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  • For some more pictures, check out our full gallery!

    Ponoka Display

    Earlier this year, The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce invited NALUG to host a display at its annual trade fair on April 28 and 29, 2017.  Our members responded with a varying display which included Mickey and Minny at church, a Ponoka grain elevator, and a train running thru the town display. People also got to see the carnival rides, a pirate scene, and a Star Wars display. We were also graced by the presence of Waldo and Yoda. Many had a fun searching for Waldo and other characters within the display, and fun was had by all, - including the young and not so young!  

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  • Check out our full gallery for more photos of the fantastic display!

    Canada Day Celebrations

    For Canada day this year, two of our members unveiled their latest creation:  A 150,000-piece LEGO model of the Vimy Ridge Monument that is now on display at the Federal Building in Edmonton. The build is incredibly detailed and features all sorts of interesting techniques. Take a look at some of the pictures!

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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/

     

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