Covid-19 sucks. This temporary new normal of flattening the curve to save lives by not overwhelming the health care system, social distancing, and stay at home orders has created some large, and in many cases , uncomfortable challenges. We are all in this together.
With that said, NEOLUG appreciates all of the health care workers, first responders, and essential workers performing their duties to keep us all fed, safe, and healthy. Thank YOU!!
This lockdown has created some extra time for many people. For some, this time is being spent towards positive opportunities: catching up on the ‘honey-do’ list, spending more quality time with your immediate family (whom you are stuck with during lock down), getting to know your neighbors from the confines of your own home, and developing healthy habits. For some of us at NEOLUG, it is also a time for us to make some LEGO creations. In our photo gallery, you can see some of the works we built during this time, and in preparation for our cancelled May shows, as large gatherings are not permitted currently as illustrated by the illuminated closed sign in the library’s window.
Lastly, NEOLUG appreciates the invitations from the Westlake Porter Public Library for their annual comic book day give away event, and International Women’s Air and Space Museum’s family day event at Burke Lakefront Airport. We look forward to displaying our creations at these venues next year. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and come see our creations when gathering are permitted once more.
NEOLUG proudly participated at the Beachwood Schools Foundation fundraiser conducted on Sunday, February 23. This well attended event featured many works of Arthur Gugick, one of the founders of NEOLUG. Over 1,100 visitors participated in a silent auction fundraiser, play brick opportunities, and viewed creations from other NEOLUG members. The highlight of the event included a group participation building of a mosaic inspired by Arthur’s life, created by EJ Bocan.
The Arthur Gugick Scholarship Fund in conjunction with Beachwood Schools Foundation will be holding a Fundraiser on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Beachwood High School. During this event you will be able to view a selection of Arthur Gugick’s art as well as pieces from other NEOLUG artists. This event will crafts, cookie decorating and interactive activities for participants.
Thousands poured into the Covelli Center this past weekend, July 6&7, 2019. Fans dressed as their favorite character were invited to participate in a collaborative build mosaic: Jay & Silent Bob, in recognition of headliner Jason Mewes.
Many dressed as their favorite super hero took their picture with NEOLUG’s display of super heroes mosaics and scenes. Many visitors returned both days, and look forward to our return next year.
The Westlake Porter Public Library hosted a free comic book day on May 4, 2019. To help the event be more festive, NEOLUG created and brought their Superhero and other comic book related Lego Creations for display.
Pictured here, is Mike Comstock’s Harley Quinn. In our photo gallery, you can see all of NEOLUG’s display items including Westlake’s own Adrian Drake & family’s Captain Marvel; and EJ Bocan’s Batman, Ironman, and Deadpool.
The International Women’s Air and Space Museum this year was delighted to have NEOLUG’s Inspiration booth this year for their Family Day.
The annual event held at Burke Lakefront Airport, is one of many stops available on the south shore of Lake Erie. Visitors on May 4th were immersed with the history of the museum in addition to other family fun activities.
Interactive activities included face painting, and aeronautical crafts from common items such as empty water bottles.
NEOLUG’s Inspiration booth pictures can be viewed in the photo gallery. Check out our calendar to see where we will be next.
Bricks at Sea returned to port this past Friday in Miami. A great time was had by all attendees, and NEOLUG was happy to provide support for the event. There were some fun speed build events, give-a-ways, and even BINGO!!
This year Bricks at Sea left Miami Florida, sailed to Nassau Bahamas for 2 days, and took a smooth 7 knot speed back home to Miami. The event was February 17 – February 22. Next year’s tentative plan is to return to the Caribbean around mid-April for closer to 7 days. Anyone wishing to attend next year’s event can find more details on Facebook.
NEOLUG was hosted by Cinemark Theaters in Valley View, Ohio to a preview of the new and exciting sequel: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
THe movie is full of witty gags, clever animation, unexpected cameos, and the usual heartwarming family lessons. Come see your favorites, Emmet, Lucy, Unikitty, Benny, and meet some new ones, Rex, Queen Watevera Wa-Nabi, General Mayhem, and Banarnar.
NEOLUG had a number of creations on display, and the theater provided face painting, and balloon style minifigures. The movie has full release on Friday, February 8, 2019.
During the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra playing at Severance Hall, NEOLUG is proud to be displaying a winter and Christmas holiday display in their lobby. Check out our calendar to see what events are happening there this month. Don’t forget to take selfies #NEOLUG
Bricks at Sea, another creation from our own Adrian Drake, is a AFOL convention on a cruise ship. This year’s trip will be sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, from Monday February 17th to Friday February 22nd 2019. There is still time to book your room!