An event was held recently that I had never thought of visiting before. It was a Lego convention of some sort held up in Wheeling. I had no idea what to expect at this – was it going to be a lot of vendors selling stuff or exhibitors of their creations. It is safe to say, it was a lot more fo the latter. I don’t know whether I was being unimaginative, but the quality of the work was astounding.
There was a lot of variety. Quite a few Lego fans obviously like fantasy themes and so there was plenty of work like this. I wasn’t as interested in that as I was in the creations of normal things that people had put together. They obviously have a lot of imagination – and a lot of Lego. One guy (who admittedly worked for Lego) had come from Australia. I had seen a previous creation of his online. It was a Qantas A-380 and was stunning. This time, he had recreated the Love Boat and the captain from the series had coincidentally been in the day before and autographed it!
There was far too much stuff to fairly represent here but below are just a few shots of things that I was really impressed by. (By the way, I know I said the fantasy stuff isn’t my thing but the Lord of the Rings display is included since it was quite incredible!)