The NCLUG was very welcoming and I was given the opportunity to display my creations along with their own. One of the larger displays – the giant AT-ATs – was not designed by any of the NCLUG members. I understand another gentleman made instructions for his custom design, and two of the NCLUG members built their own giant AT-AT with them. The 501st Legion recently displayed the same AT-AT design at BrickUniverse, so it seems to be a very popular custom Star Wars model.
One of the collaborative displays features the creatures on a glider, roller skates, and a rock climbing wall. The green river in the MOC is actually supposed to be “Mountain Dew”. After seeing this MOC, it makes me think PepsiCo missed an opportunity to make a Star Wars commercial featuring the creatures.
To my knowledge, there were only two non-LEGO elements used in the Star Wars display. One is a bent clothes-hanger used to reinforce the big palm tree in one of the buildable action figure displays. The second is more obvious, and can be seen being “deployed” by a snow speeder trying to tie one of the AT-ATs legs together.
You can check out full album on Flickr for even more pictures from the event.
While LEGOPalooza is their biggest show NCLUG also display their creations for a number of other events. The NCLUG been invited to do displays for the local Marbles IMAX theater during events like the launch of The Last Jedi, the live action Beauty And The Beast and a May The 4th Be With You diorama at an area opticians.
If you want assistance with a LEGO event or would like them to put on a display for your business you can contact them through their Facebook page for more information.
About The Author:
Richard, also known as Imatron in the LEGO community, runs the Bionicle-centric Maskofdestiny.com and likes to display his creations at events like Brickfair, Brickfest, BrickUniverse, Brick Magic – and more recently at LEGOpalooza.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.