Huntsville Depot - July 14, 2012

Post date: Jul 16, 2012 10:11:13 PM

The Tennessee Valley LEGO Club celebrated their 5th anniversary at the Huntsville Depot in style! If there was a theme, it was variety. In addition to the town and train layout everyone has come to associate with our club, this year also saw an explosion of MOCs including some impressive ones from the Rocket City Jr. LEGO Club, the debut of a Great Ball Contraption and a LEGO themed stop motion animation room and workshop. Special thanks as well to Stefan from the Birmingham LBR store for representing the LEGO Group all day!

To compliment the impressive display, we also drew a record crowd thanks in no small part to Jennifer's hard work promoting the event. The unofficial count when we left was 545, blowing out our previous best of around 360 in 2010!

The Huntsville Times was on site to cover the event. Click here for their story. Annisa Graham with also produced a great write-up.

Pete debuts a section of downtown Huntsville

Not to be outdone, Jennifer responds with an urban explosion of her own!

Chris, and his rapidly expanding presence

Adam and Samantha presented their first full table!

It wouldn't be a show without Charles' table of monorail insanity. He anchored the MOC section this time and even dusted off some vintage 12V trains.

Speaking of MOCs, our newest junior member, Jared, presented this amazing WWII scene called "The Battle for St Lo."

Alex from the Rocket City Jr. LEGO Club presented this impressive Ninjago display.

Nathan, also from the Rocket City Jr. LEGO club, displayed a LEGO version of "The Hunger Games."

Our resident train master, Trey, setting up the expanded train yard.

A couple of views down into the Big Spring park.

A closer look at the gorgeous high rise buildings Jennifer created, with detailed interiors!

Huntsville's Municipal building in LEGO form.

Jennifer also has some excellent photos on her Flickr account.

Here's a time-lapse of the day's activities from setup to teardown.

Curt also took some video of setup and teardown:

If you've got any pictures of the other MOCs, Great Ball Contraption or the Stop Motion Animation workshop, please send them our way!