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.
This February, NEOLUG attended the third annual Canton Kidfest 2018, an indoor family fun day at the Canton Civic Center. KidFest featured activities for the whole family, including games, prizes, crafts, activities, a rock climb wall, inflatables, a petting zoo, live music, and guest appearances by famous characters from sports, television, and movies. Thousands of families visited this year’s event.
NEOLUG was on site, with a display of club member LEGO creations and a large LEGO play area for visitors inlcuding a LEGO “walk of fire,” LEGO balloon sculptures, and LEGO building stations.
For more photos of the event, check out our Flickr account. Also, check out this awesome video below that shows the event setup, public hours, and the tear down all in one minute. Look towards the back of the center on the stage to see NEOLUG!
Come see the rest of NEOLUG’s creations at Brick Universe Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. To get a taste of what to expect, watch our own EJ Bocan’s on Cleveland’s own Kickin it with Kenny, from Fox8.
Greyson Beights, creator of Brick Universe, is also in the video.
In case you weren’t able to join us, here are some photos from our recent show at the Westlake Porter Public Library. The display including LEGO creations by several NEOLUG members and an interactive LEGO mosaic build which was completed by library visitors.
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.