Enchanted Fall Display, November 8, 2013

NALUG was contacted in October 2013 about participating in an "Enchanted Fall" "meet and greet" get together. It was to be held in the lobbies of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The event was hosted by the GURU Digital Arts College and the Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Society.

Since we didn't really know what to expect, we took along a bunch of assembled Technic sets for folks to play with, as well as Laz's Sydney Opera House and London Bridge. Andrew F's new ATB building was the largest model, and quite impressed folks. Ron brought his model of Hawreliak House, which was built in 1919 and is now located in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village at Elk Island. Don brought his expanded Statue of Liberty and Cafe Corner hotel. Chris G. brought his row houses and brick house.

Attendance was expected to be 500-600 guests, and there were two dozen groups presenting or displaying. This was a new type of venue for NALUG and we didn't know what to expect. We definitely had fun, and met lots of interesting and artistic folks. One of the first sets of visitors was Edmonton's new mayor, Don Iveson, and his wife.

The Mayor and Lego
Looking up into ATB Place
Chatting with the Artist
Group Photo

We wanted NALUG member John in the group photo, so the mayor's wife took the picture with his camera! It turns out the mayor is a Lego fan - he has some of the modular buildings, and there is Duplo in his office for his young children to play with. And yes, we talked about doing Edmonton's City Hall in Lego, but time will tell whether it happens. It would take a lot of windows!


NALUG wasn't the only group to bring Lego - another group brought a small amount for folks to play with, and it was always busy!


Some Overview Pictures


Some Specific Items
Don with Statue and Hotel
Statue of Liberty
Row Houses and House
Don's Hotel
Technic and London Bridge


Laz's "Where's Waldo" display was very popular with this more adult crowd. We noticed that kids were *much* better at finding the one different minifig out of 1000, however!

Another View


Pictures from Above
ATB Place and Hawreliak House
ATB Place and Hawreliak House
Where's Waldo


Floor plans (NALUG was actually in the "Sea of Encounters")


Thank-you card from the organizers


Three selected very large images, suitable for printing, are here.

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