Jun 17

Denver Comic Con 2012!

Denver’s first Comic Con was a huge hit! Members of CoWLUG did their best to showcase original LEGO designs including Lester’s Space Pod City and steampunk trains, Ian’s motorized technic wonders, Imagine’s Bioshock Rapture, Jessica’s Little Walking Houses, and Art’s Alphabet Wing Fighters. There was something for everyone. The feedback from the crowds bordered on extreme enthusiasm. A good time was had by all. Many thanks to the DCC organizers for the invite. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

Imagine fields questions from the crowd.

Lester dresses the part with his steampunk costume.

Ian & Imagine find some free time in the last hour to play. 🙂 Thanks to all the builders who took the time to participate, visit the display and help out at the show. Thanks to all the fans who came by to geek out with us! Mark your calendars for next year – Stan Lee will be attending!

 

Jun 04

History Colorado Center LEGO-rado a Success!

If you haven’t been to the LEGO-rado exhibit yet get yourself out to History Colorado Center now before it’s over! Only on display until August 1st, 2012, the largest CoWLUG display ever, is your chance to enjoy four themed sections of awesome LEGO building skills by 12 of CoWLUG’s builders.

Highlights include a Contemporary Colorado section of city and suburbia blending nicely with parks and street activity. The Geological section features mountain terrain, animals, hot air balloons and  a dinosaur dig. 

There’s even an Old Town section complete with a ghost town and historical Bent’s Fort.

Lastly, what would an exhibit be without a vision of the future? The Future Denver section is a whimsical view of life with extraterrestrials, complete with a fun monorail. 

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your visit now. There’s even a couple of tables with LEGO bricks for you to try your hand at creating your own build while you’re there. Have fun!

 

May 22

History Colorado Center LEGO-rado Exhibit Opens!

Opening on Saturday, May 26, this 700-foot display features a train track circling four themed sections that showcase Colorado stories from particular places and times; past and future! LEGO-rado will be on display through Colorado Day – August 1, 2012.

The four themed LEGO-rado sections include: Geological Colorado, featuring landscapes and an archaeological dig; Old Town Colorado, highlighting Bent’s Fort, a river basin and prairies; Contemporary Colorado, which looks at small town and suburban Colorado with comical twists; and Future Colorado, a fantastical vision of future Denver filled with extraterrestrials and flying vehicles.

The display took 12 of our builders over two months to build and install – all on their own time. Above is a little teaser photo from the Future Denver section just to give you a glimpse – you really need to come down and see for yourself!

History Colorado Center is also offering LEGO building workshops lead by our CoWLUG members. Workshops are $45 ($40 for History Colorado members) and include a small LEGO set to take home. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Registration information can be found at History Colorado Center or call (303) 866-2394. Workshop dates, times and age groups are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 9: 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (for ages 5 to 9, adult required)
  • Sunday, June 24: 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (for ages 10+)
  • Saturday, July 14: 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (for ages 5 to 9, adult required)
  • Sunday, July 29: 1p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (for ages 10+)
Apr 22

Colorado Mills MOCs Show 2012

We’re in the last couple hours of the Colorado Mills MOCs Show scheduled to celebrate the grand re-opening of the LEGO store here at the mall. As you can see, there are a variety of builds on display by a handful of members who came out to participate – including a new member showing for the first time! Yay!

A small monorail display and practice run-through is up and running, thanks to Mark, Ryan and Imagine. Thank you to Shawn for bringing his large Statue of Liberty, snagged at the last minute to support the tracks! Ian’s train drag races are also up and running for hours of programming and racing fun.

Once setup was complete, members have been taking turns building from bins of brick Mark provided, to complete some items for the Make-A-Wish Foundation build. Thanks to everyone for dedicating some time to helping out! Finally, a huge thank you to John for organizing the show and for being a part of CoWLUG. We’re going to miss you after you move.