Preparations are well underway for the Chilliwack Train & Hobby Show coming mid October. About seven of our members have really come together to collaborate on the main portion of our build, the city center. For many of us this is our first time building the fancy looking facades that LEGO has made popular through their Modular Building line and it is a challenge, but one that we are up to. We have many types of buildings and shops not often seen at these sorts of events, from a sushi restaurant and a brewery, to a bridal store and ice cream parlour. Along the roads we already have a large stable of 6 wide classic cars, a plethora of trucks and other vehicles. Beyond the confines of the city center we are planning a Renaissance fair on castle grounds, as well as a mine in the side of a mountain, an old west town over yonder, and even a haunted forest. Trains are the focus, though, and the layout covers a square at least 20′ by 20′, with a fantastic water feature and a massive switchyard. We will post pictures as we progress, as well as at the event, but to truly take in what we hope is a wonderful display you’ve got to be there in person!
On August 28th the LEGO store in the Guildford Mall opened. It was great to see the displays we built in their cases for everyone to enjoy. It was an extremely busy day for store manager Rachel and her staff. They kept their cool and helped everyone with a smile. You should go and check it out for yourself.
The official Grand Opening for the store will be on September 20th, 21st and 22nd. Come down and see a LEGO Master Builder at work!
The next AbbyLUG meeting will be Friday, September 13th. If you are interested in attending or have any questions about the club, please send us an email at Abbylug@hotmail.com. Hope to see you there!
A fabulous weekend was enjoyed by all that participated in our club’s first public exhibition at the 32nd Annual Berry Festival, July 6 & 7 in Abbotsford. We were able to talk to lots of adults about AbbyLUG and our passion as AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO). If you were one of those adult fans who stopped by to check out our creations we hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings.
The LEGO tent had lots of traffic due to the giant DUPLO maze built by Christian on behalf of Brickville DesignWorks. Everyone loved helping to get that completed!
Special thanks go to Christian, Ken, James, Jeremy, and Jonathan for lending your creations and sets for display.
The kid’s wouldn’t have enjoyed their time at our build tables without the added help of members Adele and Adica.
And all these great photos were contributed by honorary members Jacelyn and Victoria.
We are already looking forward to our next event. Stay tuned for details!