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Calgary Highland Games 2012

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:08 pm

Hey, back in 2012 our LUG (Southern Alberta LUG) built a display at the Calgary Highland Games. Just a little something for people to look at as they wander around the grounds. We were outdoors for the first time ever doing a show and we experienced a few different weather systems in that one day. We have a saying here in the Calgary area: "If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes." and boy that becomes so true when you're trying to protect a LEGO layout from a hail storm. Yeah, I'm not kidding. A short one but a hail storm.
One day show, Scottish theme(sort of), seven guys and one awesome time. I highly recommend checking to see if there are any highland games in your area and asking them if they'd like a display, we have had a blast the last two years and are currently planning our third display. I'll be posting about the 2013 display in a few days. I few pictures and links here:
ImageSALUGs castle display at the 2012 Calgary Highland games by Trevor Van Aalst, on Flickr

ImageSALUGs castle display at the 2012 Calgary Highland games by Trevor Van Aalst, on Flickr
ImageSALUGs castle display at the 2012 Calgary Highland games by Trevor Van Aalst, on Flickr
ImageSALUGs castle display at the 2012 Calgary Highland games by Trevor Van Aalst, on Flickr

More pictures can be found on my photostream.
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Re: Calgary Highland Games 2012

Postby Tedward » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:54 pm

Nice layout with excellent terrain, must have been a challenge outdoors like that. Good thing you had a tent/shelter.

The 151st Victoria Highland games was held earlier this year. Good idea for a display venue but since VicLUG already does 5-6 displays per year I think we are good. :wink:
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Re: Calgary Highland Games 2012

Postby Sir Erathor » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:48 am

That looks really impressive!
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Re: Calgary Highland Games 2012

Postby Brickninja » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:55 pm

As Erathor said, it looks very impressive! It could use a bit more detail on the state and the ground though.
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Re: Calgary Highland Games 2012

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:18 pm

I'm sorry. "On the state"?
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Re: Calgary Highland Games 2012

Postby Brickninja » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:30 pm

Sorry, auto correct failure. I meant on the moat.
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