Denver Comic Con 2014 !!!

Denver Comic Con 2014 was longer, larger, and livelier than last year. Pretty much, everything was awesome.

Pop Culture Classroom organized a fun and successful con. Attendance exceeded expectations with 86,500 attendees. The overall space was increased and the increased space between exhibitors allowed for traffic to flow more freely. A vast number of people attended in costume. It was great to see a wide variety of characters being cosplayed.

This year, the Lego display was a joint effort between CoWLUG and DenLUG. This collaboration made it possible to fill the 1500 square feet of space we were graciously afforded.

On one end of the display we had a train layout with a Post-Modern train station built by Stefanos. Joe lent us Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech to clear out Miciah’s crashed Quinjet. Shawn’s modular buildings added depth to the city layout.

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Many people recognized The Dickens Tavern built by Derek.

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On the backside of the large station, Jason’s handily modular airport hosted a smattering of aerial vehicles and scenes of superheroes. Darin displayed his sports themed mosaics.

The train traveled deep into the display, circumnavigating Ralph’s fun filled scene titled, “Cosplay in the Park.”

Airport_Mosaics_Park_Station_photo_by_Ralph_CopleyCosplay_In_The_Park_by_Ralph_CopleyBatman_Park_photo_by_Ralph_CopleyAbove Cosplay in the Park images courtesy of Ralph Copley.

On one side of the display was Donnie’s brightly colored, somewhat sinister, comic amusement park titled, “Seagate Park”. There were several great and gruesome scenes to be found in this build full of color and packed with detail.

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Seagate Park image courtesy of Ralph Copley.

Derek’s ornate Tilt-a-Whirl was on display next to a farm scene built by Matthew entirely from Pick-a-Brick wall pieces.

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Nearby, stood a full Mech-bay built by Dan.

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On the opposite side of the display was Jim’s interactive amusement park titled, “Riverside Park”. Most of the rides in the park were controllable by cleverly labeled push buttons. The endless stream of willing and excited button pushers was testament to the popularity of interactive exhibits.

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Riverside Park image courtesy of Jim Miller.

Joe built a micro city scene with a Mech battle.

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Dale brought his official Star Wars Mosaic and many people stopped to take pictures with it. Lego Batman stopped to pose in front of a table of builds by Ryan and Matthew.

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Jeremy utilized a large platform to show off a large amount of fully functional Technic creations.

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Ian used his platform to provide kids a hands-on experience with Technic pieces.

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Kids Technic image courtesy of Ralph Copley.

Abby contributed a black and white Ferris wheel to Sin City.

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Imagine’s Cthulhu hung out at the docks of Sin City.

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Cthulhu image courtesy of Ralph Copley.

Lester built a large and detailed city with a scavenger hunt. He utilized The Simpsons’ minigifures throughout and had a captive audience throughout the show.

Lesterville_photo_by_Ian_DavisLester_City_photo_by_Ralph_Copley

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Lester City Seekers (middle) & Ralph Gangster (bottom) images courtesy of Ralph Copley.

Many other great views of the CoWLUG/DENLUG display at Denver Comic Con 2014 can be found at Ralph Copley’s PhotosJim Miller’s Photos.

Story & Images by Ian Davis unless otherwise noted.

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