2017 Cuyahoga County Fair

If you’re headed out to the Cuyahoga County Fair this year, be sure to stop by the NEOLUG display and say hello. We’ll be displaying our creations and hosting interactive events starting Thursday, August 10th and ending Sunday, August 13th. The fairgrounds are located at 19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. For more information about this year’s fair, visit the Cuyahoga County Fair’s website.

Come see NEOLUG at the Westlake Porter Public Library!

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, NEOLUG will display amazing LEGO creations at the Westlake Porter Public Library. The event is scheduled from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and it’s free and open to the public.


In addition to viewing LEGO creations, visitors of all ages can participate in NEOLUG’s collaborative LEGO mosaic build (all day long) and children ages 3-12 can build their own LEGO and Duplo creations at the library’s special event called “Brick Builders” happening at 2:00 PM. No registration required for any of the events. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday, head over to the library, located at 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145.

For more information about events happening at the Porter Public Library, check out their website here.

Explore It! comes to the Great Lakes Science Center

From May 27 through June 4, the Great Lakes Science Center will be hosting Explore It!, a LEGO® exhibit for kids and adults of all ages. The exhibit is included in the price of general admission and will feature creations, workshops, and more from NEOLUG members and LEGO® artists from around the United States. The Great Lakes Science Center is located at 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114. For more information about the event, please visit the Science Center’s website.

NEOLUG Builds Life-Sized LEGO® Minecraft Creeper

Back in August 2016, the members of NEOLUG joined forces to create a 5-foot tall Minecraft Creeper. For those unfamiliar with this block-shaped monstrosity, a “Creeper” is an exploding creature from the video game Minecraft.  (It’s one of the most dangerous enemies in the game)

Minecraft Creeper

Our LEGO® Creeper is made from more than 10,000 green 2×4 LEGO® bricks as well as a handful of green plates and black bricks.

NEOLUG member Adrian Drake acted as the lead designer for this collaborative group build. Armed with only the total number of green bricks that the club possessed, Adrian determined the maximum size that our creeper could be. Then, he set the group to work building green boxes of various dimensions. The head, for example, is 64 studs wide by 53 bricks tall.

In total, there are four boxes that serve as the Creeper’s feet (with pixelated toes), and a large torso and head. From start to finish (including the time it took Adrian to “crunch the numbers”) we were able to completely build and assemble our LEGO® Creeper in just under 2 hours.

NEOLUG’s life-sized Creeper was featured in Brick Journal and is currently on display for a limited time only at Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom in Canton, Ohio. To see more photos of NEOLUG’s Minecraft Creeper, including photos of the building process and assembly, check out NEOLUG’s Flickr page.