We found out at the beginning of this year that the monthly display program that had been running at the Lego Store was coming to an end. It was sad news for us, as we shared the monthly Installs with the VLC for the Guildford Town Center store, but the news was softened by the allowance for one final LUG display. And this one would be permanent!
Previously we had access to one of the big “picture frame” windows around the store. These were rather tall and it was sometimes a challenge to fill the space effectively. With such prestigious displays we always strove to showcase our best while also giving opportunities for each member who wanted to have a go. I myself was lucky enough to collaborate with other builders on four separate displays.
The final display, though, was a little different than these previous ones. Firstly we were to use a “ribbon brand” window which was much shorter, secondly the elements we used would not be returned to us (permanent, right), and thirdly The Lego Company desired us to have a display that had some recognizable local flavour. And then there was the consideration that as the last install the whole LUG should be involved as much as possible.
In the end we settled on the Abbotsford International Airshow as a theme and decided to go with a microscale style to maximize the variation. The end result is our best store display ever, and it will hopefully be enjoyed by Lego fans young and old for many years to come. Now I will simply let the pictures do the talking.
Check out the AbbyLUG group on Flickr for even more great detail shots of these and other displays and shows!