Here’s a few pictures of our display at the Tempe Historical Museum. It will be on display until Jan 5, 2013.
The museum is located at 809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, Arizona 85282.
(and thanks to the Lego stores in Chandler and Peoria for donating the display cases)
We also participated in the museum’s Dec 7th event, “A Night at the North Pole”. A wild guess on my part is about 200 people stopped by our tables during the 2 hour event. There were a lot of kids that were very excited about seeing something built other than sets. (And no, I don’t know how many pieces it took to build the big building.) Here’s a couple pictures from that event:
Comicon is behind us now and CactusBrick survived it’s first group event! I won’t say we came out shining, but I would definitely count our program as a success. We had a lot of public interest and I even think that we may have recruited some new members during the show.
After asking people at the program, it seems that a good, conservative attendance estimate is in the ballpark of 400. Not too shabby for an hour’s worth of our time! I hope next year to get (at least) a second block of time so that we can do a little more, possibly even construct a more complicated model. The tower was cool, but maybe we can consider something bigger or better!
We showed off some incredible models and tons of official sets loaned by the Chandler LEGO Store. On that note, I think that a special thank you to Kevin, James and McKenzie for all of their help, the loaned sets and the give-aways! It wouldn’t have been nearly as cool without you guys. Another special thanks needs to go out to the Building Bonanza crew. I know that includes me, and most of us are in the LUG and would have been there anyway, but I am talking about the generous use of their bulk brick for the tower build. We also had some of the vendors at the show donate some give-away prizes for our program. Steve Witt even stepped up and provided two boxes of LEGO catalogs for us to hand out during the even. And, of course, a thanks to everyone who showed up, brought models and helped out with the program.