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

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 page.

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.

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.