NALUG Event Blog

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The Great Edmonton Train Show 2014

September 20-21 2014

NALUG celebrated their 15th anniversary of displaying at the Great Edmonton Train Show this year and brought forth another fantastic showing. Our layout this year featured many returning lego masterpieces such as a massive mountain, and 1:1 minifigure scale space shuttle, but also featured an entirely new layout and features such as a Lego circus. On top of the wonderful display, we were also able to have the chance to talk with many different members of the public and hang out with each other - always an enjoyable experience. Making an excellent weekend even better, NALUG also won the people's choice award for the best layout! After all the hours of preparation, it's nice to know that others enjoy the hard work we invest into our hobby and we hope that maybe next year you'll be able to come out and enjoy it as well.

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     For more pictures head over to our GETS gallery!

    Animethon 2014

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    August 7-9 2014

    This past weekend, NALUG had the privelege of running a display at Animethon - a massive Japanese animation (anime)-themed convention held in downtown Edmonton. The event was quite enjoyable and we had a steady stream of visitors past our display booth throughout the weekend. It was always fun hearing people's expressions of sheer joy and amazement as they rounded the corner and saw Chris and Scott's gigantic display of Mordor from Lord of the Rings; there were quite a few people dropping their jaws! We also got to enjoy seeing plenty of people dressed up in crazy costumes for the event, most of which we didn't recognize, but which were still awesome. All in all, we had a great time at the event and hope to come back next year for more!

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  • Check out more photos at our Animethon Gallery

    EEK! 2014

    This year, NALUG was excited to have the chance to run a display at EEK! Comic and Pop Culture Expo in St. Albert. Whether it be roaming    2372042 through the many booths at the expo or manning our own display, we all had a lot of fun. For our part, we created a display consisting of many themes such as Space, Star wars, Pirates, Town and others. One of the big hits from the dispay was Lazlo's "Where's Waldo" display, which kept many guests occupied as they looked for the one minifigure out of thousands that didn't match! there was also tons of people dressed in cool costumes that we got to meet and take pictures with. All in all, it was a great experience and we hope to be back next year.

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    2014 Saskatoon Train Show

    February 22-23, 2014

    Nalug members Andrew F. and Drew loaded up their trucks with tables, buildings, trains, track, etc., and headed east to the 30th Annual Model Train Show at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon Saskatchewan for the weekend. The show was Saturday February 22 from 9:00 to 17:00, and Sunday February 23 from 9:00 to 16:30 and was a lot of fun. Other groups at the show included SLUG (Saskatchewan Lego Users Group), Prairie Rail Workshop and the Yellowhead Rail Club. Over 4000 people attended the show throughout the weekend.

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    2014 New Years Social

    NewYearFor the third time, Andrew, one of our members hosted his annual close-to-New Year's social and it was a blast! Over the course of the evening different club members filtered in along with a few new additions to the club and at one point there were over thirty people filling up every nook and cranny of the house. During the social we took part in a couple of parts drafts of discounted Lone Ranger sets, which left everyone with a good pile of loot to bring home for the holidays. Additionally, we ran an intense and exciting "build in the bag" speed contest with a small creator set. Bulding in a bag is far harder than it sounds, but eventually the speediest contestants successfuly completed their builds to claim their prizes. With the social behind us, we're looking forward to another great year of Lego building, different shows and events as well as many more meetings!

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