May 31

Denver Comic Con 2013!

The CoWLUG display at this year’s DCC is got plenty of attention on just the first night. Above is the finished Action #1 Mosaic, brought to life by Mark, Mia, Joel & Duane.

Everyone had to “love” the LEGO! But if you didn’t have a chance to see the mosaic at DCC, it’s on display all summer at The Longmont Museum’s BUILD! The Amazing World of LEGO exhibit, which CoWLUG is also a part of.

Costumed crowds filtered in and around the DC/Marvel display looking for themselves amongst the minifigs.

The entire DC/Marvel layout was fabulously designed by Lester, with buildings contributed by Duane, Matthew R. & Donnie. And check out how awesome that banner turned out behind Lester. Thanks again Marand – of M Works Design.

Several builders contributed to the fantastic cityscape. Skyscrapers by Duane and Joker’s “hideout” by Donnie.

The build area was visited by this sweet boy, happily showing off his work.

Alysa’s Dalek took aim at Ryan’s TARDIS, attracting many Dr. Who fans.

Imagine filled out a table with Bioshock builds, a Mass Effect Reaper & and a popular Cthulhu build, delighting the video gaming crowd – including Booker & Elizabeth cosplayers from Bioshock Infinite. (below)

Though I think the club favorite was Galactus stopping by to attack the city.

Ian’s fabulous Sin City table-sized vignette drew people in with captivating black & white buildings in multi layers and key color highlights.

Who is that man behind the curtain?! During the afternoon on the last day of DCC, we heard a booming voice erupt from behind the CoWLUG display area where the Comic Book Classroom stage was positioned. William Shatner made an unscheduled appearance, reading Where the Wild Things Are to the children. We already had a great view, even though we had to sneak peaks from between the drapes of our backdrop.

For the most part, this is what our area looked like for the weekend. We’d like to thank Denver Comic Con organizers for inviting us again this year. We were happy to kick it up a notch and present a LEGO nerd showcase for attendees.

Dan presented an explosion of mechs lined up ready for action.

The Saga mosaic enjoyed it’s premiere location at the Fiona Staples booth. Joel, Duane & Mark pulled off this beautiful blend of some gorgeous colors. You really have to see it in person.

So what are you waiting for! Mark your calendars for next year’s Denver Comic Con (June 13-15, 2014) and come out to join the 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+)