NEOLUG at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum

NEOLUG participated again this year at The International Women’s Air & Space Museum annual Family Day on May 5, 2018.  This year, NEOLUG featured several LEGO® creations during the event including Todd Wolf’s Mather recreation.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum Family Day

The surprise of the event was when President Trump landed at the airport for an event that was being held later that day in Cleveland Ohio.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum Family Day

NEOLUG members build their own custom Brickheadz

NEOLUG’s April group meeting was comprised of fun, food, and best of all, playing with LEGO bricks. Using multiple copies of the Go Brick Me set, NEOLUG members built custom BrickHeadz for each other. The leftover pieces were also put to good use in a set draft.

April 2018 Brick Headz

Each member went home with a life-like (albeit somewhat blocky) version of themselves. Here’s EJ Bocan posing with his custom Brickheadz built by Ken Cefaratti.

April 2018 Brick Headz

Come See NEOLUG at the Solon Historical Society this Weekend!

If you’re looking for a fun, free event this weekend, why not bring your friends and family to the Solon Historical Society this Sunday? NEOLUG members will be displaying LEGO creations of all sorts and chatting with visitors. The show is free and open to the public this December 3, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Solon Historical Society is located at 33975 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139.

Zach Lewis and Sons Featured in the Shaker Heights Schools November Newsletter

Shaker Heights

NEOLUG member Zach Lewis (and his sons Wesley and Elliot) were recently featured in the Shaker Heights Schools November Newsletter! The article, which you can read here, explains how Lewis came out of his “dark ages of LEGO” and provides various insights into Zach’s architectural building style, specifically delving into his LEGO versions of local buildings including Boulevard Elementary School and CWRU Harkness Chapel. To see even more of Zach’s amazing LEGO creations, check out his Flickr.

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.

Wayne Peltz’s LEGO® Mosaics Featured in the April 2017 Mimi Vanderhaven

NEOLUG’s very own Wayne Peltz was featured in this month’s Mimi Vanderhaven, a monthly magazine run out of Brunswick that features locally-owned businesses in Northeast Ohio. The article (shown on the left) highlighted Wayne’s recent mosaic of the Cleveland Indians’ shortstop, Francisco Lindor and dove deep into Wayne’s personal building process.

Below is a reprint of that Mimi Vanderhaven article written by Kelli Comer. You can also view the entire April 2017 Mimi Vanderhaven online here.

Many Children dream of turning their favorite pastime into something more when they grow up.  Wayne Peltz did just that with the creation of One By 1 LEGO® Mosaics. His innovative, realistic LEGO® works of art represent people in stunning mosaic form.

Little did he know his hobby would turn into something much bigger.

Wayne works in the visiting clubhouse for the Cleveland Indians, so he regularly rubs elbows with key players in the major leagues.  Wayne’s love of sports and his daily ability to circulate among some of the world’s most talented athletes, along with a desire to find an outlet for his creativity, all merged for a creation of the One By 1 brand.

The residents of Northeast Ohio aren’t the only ones impressed with Wayne’s talent.  A majority of his clientele are the very athletes depicted in his work.

“I do sell my pieces upon request, but I create very few pieces that aren’t purchased by the athletes themselves,” Wayne explains.

In 2014, Wayne created a special LEGO® mosaic for MLB great Derek Jeter’s last season, which served as the farewell gift to Jeter from the Cleveland Indians.  The mosaic captured Jeter’s very first home run hit off Cleveland pitcher Dennis Martinez on April 2, 1992.

Wayne participates in TribeFest each year, an annual event for fans held by the Cleveland Indians at the end of January.  This year, the fans helped Wayne construct a new mosaic at his interactive booth.

Wayne is often asked which of his works was the hardest to create.

“I always answer honestly.  It’s the one I’m currently working on,” he says.  “Each piece is done entirely by trial and error, and sometimes I redo an aspect of it multiple times until I get it just right.”

Although his fandom and clientele happen mainly by word of mouth, you can email Wayne at wayneslegos@aol.com for any inquiries.  Wayne’s work can be found on Facebook at One By 1 LEGO® Mosaics.  You can also see his work by following @WaynePeltz on Instagram.

NEOLUG to display at International Women’s Air & Space Museum

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum will be hosting its annual FREE community event, Family Day, on May 6, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This year’s theme is “Soaring Into the Future.” According to the Museum, kids can enjoy games, activities, crafts, entertainment, education, and community resources at the event.

This year, NEOLUG will be featuring several LEGO® creations during the family day event, including space-themed creations and a Rosie the Riveter style mosaic called “Rosie the Builder” built by Abbie Bocan of Abbie Dabbles. To see NEOLUG’s display and take part in the Family Day event, head over to the Burke Lakefront Airport, Rm 165, 1501 N. Marginal Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44114 on May 6, 2017. For more information about the event, visit the Museum’s website here.