Mar 27

Creation Nation – Colorado Mills 2012

CoWLUG members volunteered March 23-25, 2012 for the LEGO Creation Nation free build event at Colorado Mills Mall. The event marked the grand re-opening of the larger LEGO store at the mall. Plenty of fans showed up to build with a nice selection of bricks and plates on small baseplates. Creations were placed within the larger “nation” on the floor. A special thanks goes out to all members who showed up to volunteer and to the LEGO store for providing snacks, drinks and some fun rewards for our time. John will be organizing the next event at Colorado Mills on April 22nd, a MOCs based show consisting solely of creations built by CoWLUG participating members.

Mar 27

Community Window

LEGO stores across the country have started up the Community Window once again. Local LUGs may organize displays that meet specific criteria for a month long display. Within the CoWLUG group, Matthew Ramsey is organizing the window rotations for the Colorado Mills LEGO store and Reed Yaeger is organizing the window for the Park Meadows LEGO store. You can contact either of them through the Yahoo Groups CoWLUG list if you are interested in learning more about the requirements.

Mar 20

Loveland Rialto Show 2012

Star Wars & LEGO. Can there ever be a more perfect combination? The Rialto Theater in Loveland featured two screenings of Return of the Jedi for a packed theater on Sunday, March 18th. How does a theater in Loveland Colorado get it’s hands on the film you ask? Turns out Rosanne, Rialto organizer, used to play pinball with George Lucas. CoWLUG was luckily asked to participate in the extravaganza by displaying Star Wars LEGO sets and MOCs for the crowds. Hundreds showed, some in costume, to spend time with CoWLUG members and the 501st Legion Mountain Garrison.

CoWLUG organizer for the show, Reed, extends his thanks to participating members:

“I want to thank those members who were able to come up to the Loveland Star Wars show. We had about 10 members bringing sets and MOCs. It was a good show, even though it was only 7 hours long, possibly our shortest show this year.”

Star Wars cookies provided to participating CoWLUG members by a devoted fan. Thanks!

Art went all out with an impressive display – and this photo was taken when he was only about halfway through setup!

 

Mar 05

Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show 2012

Success! This was CoWLUG’s first time showing at the Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Judging by the crowds which steadily flowed around the tables, CoWLUG was a welcome contributor. Show organizer, Meghan, extends her appreciation:

Thanks to everyone who joined us over the weekend for the Rocky Mountain Toy Train show!  A special thanks to Duane, Lester, and Reed for spending much of your weekend working the crowd and your invaluable help during set-up on Friday.

Over the course of the weekend, 7500 people came by the show with a steady crowd admiring our layout both Saturday and Sunday.  We’ve been officially invited to return next year–put it on your calendar!  🙂

 

Duane created a new suburban section for this show containing a variety of colorful homes.

The wind turbines were creating an unprecedented vortex, causing cows to walk vertically. Alien visitors slipped in through the wormhole to wreak havoc upon the rural landscape.

A huge thank you to Meghan for pulling the ranks together for a great show!