Arthur Gugick, 59, was taken from this Earth on March 30, 2019. Arthur started playing with LEGO at age 7, and attended his first convention in 2005 – BrickFair Virginia. There were about 125 AFOLs in attendance. Arthur has built hundreds of scale miniatures of global landmarks and detailed portraits of pop-culture icons using nothing but LEGO. Arthur was responsible for the Taj Mahal build for the movie Taj (2011) ‘For the Taj Mahal, I actually had to write my own computer software to help me make the dome,” Arthur shared in an interview posted 4 years ago.
Arthur was a beloved high school math teacher at Beachwood City Schools, and a member of NEOLUG. You can view his other works of art on his website.
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
This year we were at the Cuyahoga County Fair, in Berea Ohio, from Thursday – Sunday August 8 – 12. NEOLUG had as much fun as the nearly 250,000 fair visitors this year.
We had even more people show up this year to look at the wonders we created such as a mini Cuyahoga County Fair, Egypt, and other creations from the our member artists. The miniaturization of Professor Bubblemaker’s Beautiful Bubble Ballet was a huge hit with both visitors and the professor himself. To see more of our photos of the event, please visit our photo’s page.
NEOLUG will be returning to Cuyahoga County’s Fair on Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12. We will be featuring a minifair along with plenty of other new and favorite items. Here’s a sneak peak at what is planned to be there:
The fair is open 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM every day, and opens at 10:00 AM on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.