The 2016 Bay Beach show on July 16th and 17th was a huge hit. The aisles were packed with viewers throughout the day rivaling the density of people we see at our largest event, Brick World, held in Chicago.
Facebook activity was robust with over 4000 people interested in the event from people throughout northeast Wisconsin including Door County to the north, Steven’s Point to the west and Sheboygan from the south.
Over 100 people participated in build contests on Saturday and a similar number in the Minecraft building contest on Sunday. Judging for the Open event was particularly difficult due to the number and quality of entries.
KLUG featured displays from 13 different builders with a wide variety of styles and sizes from a huge amusement park by Erik Kreuser to a replica of the Bay Beach Pavillion by Scott Vandeleest.
The amusement park featured a new tower ride from builder John Wolfe. John’s additions to Erik’s amusement park created a 40 foot long display—perfect for a show at an amusement park!
Among stalwart KLUG displays like Harry Potter by Eric Krans , Rockets by John Wolfe and the “show in a box” lego city by Geoffrey Markus, we also had a large sailing ship display by Karl “Duke” Schunke and a Classic Space display by Duncan DuClos.
John’s Star Wars disco also proved to be a hit with the Star Wars 501st members in attendance.
Rounding out the other builders we had a lenticular Mosaic of Jennifer Lawrence/Mystique from Jennifer Vandeleest, a Japanese Castle from Dave Schneider, Rich Leo with Monorail and Medieval building, Emily Krans with her art and building displays and Eli with his Airship Mocs.
Thanks to all the KLUG members for participating. We are looking forward to an even bigger show next year.