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KLUG roared into their summer show season with a return to Uke’s Harley Davidson.  This is our second year partnering with Uke’s and we have expanded to two full show days.  There was plenty of black and orange on hand not only on the bikes, but on the new KLUG members in attendance.

Several new creations were on display from new and old members.  The largest of which was a custom minifig scale city layout by new member Duncan.  The tall buildings, white street lights, and palm trees gave the display a Miami feel.  The city scene was dominated by the Classic Space Headquarters building.  This is the place where minifigs plan their adventure and reach for the stars.  Behind the building was a taste of classic space itself with several sets dating back as far as 1979!!  Now that is some old LEGO.

 Another addition to the show was a 1/60th scale Delta IV Heavy Rocket and Shuttle Orbiter complete with booster rockets and solid fuel tank.  These join John’s already impressive rocket park which includes the huge 8 foot tall Saturn V rocket and mobile launch pad.  That’s right, mobile.  You have to see this thing move to believe it.

 Of course all your favorite KLUG staples were on display.  The Harry Potter Experience has upgraded its Quidditch Pitch.  Now you can watch Harry and the gang fly, dive, and weave their way around while trying to keep those pesky Slytherin cheaters in place.  Stephen was running trains to the delight of fans and included his valley for kid level views.  Here the goats had to tread carefully as there were several hungry dragons about.  The Amusement Park has grown thanks to additional involvement from the club and look for this to grow as more members add to it.  Also look for Geoffrey’s patented Show In s Box (SIAB) to grow as well.  A new module is in the works and should be coming to a KLUG show soon.  There were several more creations on hand, but are just too numerous to list here.

We would like to thank Uke’s Harley Davidson for hosting us.  We would also like to thank them for expanding the show to two days.  One day of Lego is fun, but two is always better.  Look for KLUG to make a pit stop at Uke’s again in 2017.

You can find more pics from this and other shows HERE

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School is still in session and KLUG is striving to be at the head of the class.  We spent a Friday at EBSOLA and fun was the subject of the day.  Don’t worry parents; we snuck in some learning too.  This was by far the most interactive show KLUG has done to date.

The heart of the show was Lego’s Mindstorms robots provided by KTEC’s First Lego League.  These young engineers and programmers were eager to share how they fabricate a robot to do a multitude of tasks all using Lego bricks.

Guest could race their friends on the KLUG pine-brick derby track.  With 4 lanes and a huge pile of bricks to choose from, the racing was fast and furious.   If you didn’t want to live in the fast lane, then the Lego Crawler 4x4 track was more your speed.  Here guests could test their skills driving a monster truck over logs, rocks, and cars.  There was also Chima Speeder races, pull-back car races, and Ninjago spinner battles.

The show wasn’t all play.  You could see Kenosha’s trollies making trips past popular city sites.  Star Wars was well represented with a multitude of official sets.  Not only could you see how Lego Star Wars has evolved over its 11 year run, but you could have your picture taken with Bobba Fett!  A special thanks to the 501st Legion for making an appearance.

All in all we had a blast.  The kids toured the show in shifts during school hours.  Later that day they returned with parents and loved ones to enjoy a Lego filled day.  We gave away tons of prizes and created tons of smiles.  More than 1200 people came out to see us.  Now that’s what I call a fun day at school.

 

Do you love Lego?  Do you love trains?  Do you love Lego trains?  If you answered yes, yes, and OMG YES!!! than you wanted to be at Delavan Train Fest.  KLUG's own train guru Stephen returned for 2016 and we stuck him in the basement of the VFW hall.  This is our third year at the city-wide event and we were pleased to be back where we started.  Train displays of all sizes were on display throughout area businesses in addition to the VFW hall.

Stephen wasn't alone, though.  He was joined by two new members Duncan and Cary.  Together with KLUG regular Geoffrey they put together a display that took up half the basement!!  There were several loops of track running around different city scapes and plenty of different trains to keep the masses entertained.  Total guests through the hall were estimated at 4200 for the weekend.  That is a lot of smiles!!

We would like to thank the organizers for inviting us.  Look for KLUG to return in 2017.

 

 

Our next show will be at EBSOLA school 2600 50th St on April, 15th at 4pm.

The focus of this show will be interactive exhibits and family activities. We will also have layouts designed and built by our Members on display.

Including:

  • Trolley Town (Our 32' Kenosha tribute layout complete with trolleys!) 
  • 8 ft tall scale Saturn V Rocket
  • Star wars Models
  • train layouts, etc.

 

We will also have the KTEC 1st lego League robotics team doing demos all night!

Also, a first for us will be to have the 501st Stormtrooper Legion - Wisconsin Garisson there in all their costumed glory! They will be availiable for pictures too. 

Download our flier and share with your friend and family

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