And traditionally, Wetteren (near Ghent) kicked it off with yet another great event, so let`s have a look at around...
Everyone who volunteered for the event could also come and collect his new club polo for free, with the new and updated logo on our lovely Aqua coloured shirts.
Divided over three halls, we had a lot of exhibitors as well as professional and private sellers, so there was bound to be something for everyone`s taste.
The first thing people would see once they past the entrance was the clubs collaborative project, the Time Traveller. In this, every participant build a MOC of a certain period, and a figure would travel the road in front taking him through all sort of historical events.
Entering hall 1,
you could see amongst others, this huge castle and village
Technic was present with a lot of moving vehicles that could be (but please ask first!) demonstrated and operated by the children present.
But there was a lot more to be seen in this first hall, so here is a little oversight:
Moving on to the second hall of the event, we found the Mindstorms team with the fabulous Elves treasure chest among some other of their creations:
One of the first thing`s you`d notice upon entering, is this truly massive cargo vessel
Okay, so now that we toured the venue, it was time to sit down for a coffee. Now it looked quiet and calm at the cantina (many thanks to the volunteers of the school`s Parent Commitee for running this, loved the chocolate cake btw ;-) ), but that was soon to end because...
The Evening Event
You won`t hear me complaining about my raffle, as I took home a Carbon Freezing Chamber set :-)
Another activity was a building contest. Every participant received a little Creator set, and needed to build something entirely different from it within 10 minutes. The only rule was that it wasn`t permitted to make another vehicle.
Personally, I stranded on what I called "Wall E from the Aldi"... oh well, if you tilted his head he could look really sad lol. Probably out of compassion that I couldn`t do better... at least we could keep the set so I`ll be building it for a report in the future "as it should be"...
The other game was the quiz. Yeah, I performed magnificent, so yeah, by question two I was already knocked out...
The final event of the evening program was the auction, where I took home an old Christmas Train polybag.
Well, you could already see the Time Traveller figure, the auction win and my raffle price, but I got some more thingies.
Every participant received a Thank You gift, being the Park Animal Creator set, two bags of parts, and a voucher to purchase loose elements.
But real purchases? That was very limited on my part, taking home the Harry Potter train polybag and a Halloween polybag, but nothing else.
Onwards to Liege...
So this has caught your intrest, and you want to participate in the next event BeLUG organises? The last weekend of May you can!
You can find us in Cheratte, nearby Liege in the walloon part of Belgium, for the second edition of Brick Mania Liege. I`ll be present there, and I hope to be able to meet YOU there!
Because you never know who you might run into at a Brick Mania after all...
So now my Brickbadge for 2016 is still looking modest, but expect a "few" bricks to be added over time, and I`ll bring forward pictures and impressions where and when I can!
Your very adult and serious reporter!