CoWLUG doesn’t have a summer camp. But if we did, this month’s meeting had just about everything we’d all want – a case of LEGO sets, build challenges (including alt builds and blind building,) set drafts, pizza, lugbulk, part swapping, moc sharing, plenty of friendly jibing, and loads of builders who play well together.
First of all, a huge thank you goes out to Christian for organizing the gathering and providing the awesome space that is hobbyDB. Thank you to the LEGO CEE team for providing a case of sets for the evening’s building events and to Joel for making the drive to bring them in for everyone. Finally, thank you to Ian and Abby for running LUGBULK once again and sorting every single order for all participating members so all they needed to do was show up to pick up their brand new brick! This is no small feat, so if you haven’t thanked Ian and Abby profusely, do so immediately!
In case you missed ‘camp’ this summer. Here’s a taste of how it unfolded.
Husband & wife team alt build (above.)
Pizza! Also provided by Ian and Abby!
Sets provided for the build events. We’re such devoted builders, we build with the sets before we even open them.
Blind build round one. Thank you once again to Ian and Abby for the blind build setup!
Builder hands doing their best to figure out parts and part placement.
Blind build round two!
Blind build results. Interestingly, every single builder ended up with a minifig head as the lamp light.
Individual alt builders utilizing open space on the ping pong table.
More team alt builders (above & below.)
And a sampling of some of the results.
Lastly, anyone who wanted to use their set for the set draft had time to disassemble and sort for the draft. Future meetings will be scheduled every other month and held at hobbyDB in Boulder. There will be more set drafts (probably one every meeting,) so stay tuned to the CoWLUG group email for those details. There is also a full calendar of displays planned this year on into 2016. Check the email list for information on those as well and reply directly to each display’s organizer if you’d like to participate.