NELUG Wows Them In Wenham
Sunday, January 25 2009 @ 11:41 AM EST
Contributed by: Linda Dallas
New England Lego Users Group was invited to help celebrate the final weekend of the three month long Train Time exhibit at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, Massachusetts. We were happy to take part by creating a 16í by 16í train display. The visitors were enthusiastic (Please donít touch that.) and for the most part, well behaved. (Sir, did your son bring that minifigure with him today?) Even Sundayís snow didnít keep everyone away.
The layout featured a busy rail yard (Can you make that one run?), an exciting carnival (No, none of them are sets), and a snow covered city and town. For adults, the carnivalís Round Up ride probably brought back some queasy memories. For the younger kids, (Watch your fingers.) Sponge Bob popping wheelies was a big hit.
One highlight from the city was a Chinese New Year celebration (Please donít touch) going on in the shadow of two skyscrapers. (Look. The door moves.) In the town, our minifigures were busy skating, sledding, creating complex snow sculptures, and engaging in some pretty brutal snowball fights. But folks came to see the trains and for this show (Watch your fingers, please) they ranged from a dragon chasing a hand car to the classic Santa Fe Super Chief.
A three day show may have strained (Donít touch that!) a nerve or two, but we had a great time and the museum staff were wonderful. They not only provided food and refreshment, but great company and support as well. Photos of the event can be seen in our Gallery.