Animethon

    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!

  • Check out more photos at our Animethon Gallery

    Every month one member of NALUG is chosen to run a display at the local Lego store. It's always an honour to have your creations shown at the Lego store and we're quite thankful to Lego for this awesome opportunity!

    Store Display Gallery

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    June - September 2013

    The Provincial Archives of Alberta did a display on the High Level Bridge, and so contacted us about displaying our model as part of that. It was on display there from June 3 through until September 20, 2013. The Archives are open to the public during the day Monday - Saturday, and on Wednesday evenings. Our display also included the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge (the Light Rail Transit, LRT bridge). This was the first public display of Andrew's new riverbanks. The Achives staff estimate that about 1200 people saw the display while it was there.

  • Nov 8, 2013 

    NALUG was contacted in October 2013 about participating in an "Enchanted Fall" "meet and greet" get together. It was to beheld in the lobbies of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The event was hosted by the GURU Digital Arts 

    Since we didn't really know what to expect, we took along a bunch of assembled Technic sets for folks to play with, as well as Laz's Sydney Opera House and London Bridge. Andrew F's new ATB building was the largest model, and quite impressed folks. Ron brought his model of Hawreliak House, which was built in 1919 and is now located in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village at Elk Island. Don brought his expanded Statue of Liberty and Cafe Corner hotel. Chris G. brought his row houses and brick house College and the Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Society.

    Attendance was expected to be 500-600 guests, and there were two dozen groups presenting or displaying. This was a new type of venue for NALUG and we didn't know what to expect. We definitely had fun, and met lots of interesting and artistic folks. One of the first sets of visitors was Edmonton's new mayor, Don Iveson, and his wife.

    We wanted NALUG member John in the group photo, so the mayor's wife took the picture with his camera! It turns out the mayor is a Lego fan - he has some of the modular buildings, and there is Duplo in his office for his young children to play with. And yes, we talked about doing Edmonton' City Hall in Lego, but time will tell whether it happens. It would take a lot of windows!

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