Fan Expo St. Louis 2022

GtwLUG is ecstatic to be participating for the first time at Fan Expo St. Louis (formerly Wizard World), one of St. Louis’ premiere comic book and pop culture celebrations.  We’ll be setting up a superhero-filled city display along with some other thematic standalone creations, and we hope you join us for a celebration of all things comics, anime, sci-fi/fantasy, and gaming.

Friday, May 13, 2022 – Sunday, May 15, 2022
Schedule

America’s Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

Here are some pictures we took at the show.

2022 Star Wars Fan Fest at Grant’s View Library

The GtwLUG is delighted to be displaying at the St. Louis County Library’s Star Wars Fan Fest at the Grant’s View branch.  We will be displaying a variety of Star Wars-related sets (both current and retired), minifigures, and custom creations.  This is a free event, and we hope you’re able to join us!

Friday, May 6, 2022
6 PM — 8:30 PM

Grant’s View Library
9700 Musick Ave
St. Louis, MO 63123

See below for some pictures from the event.

Fairy Bricks Donation – St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children & Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Between March 18th and April 13th, various club members distributed donated cartons to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Additionally, the club collected small unopened sets from our own collections and donated them to Shriners Hospital for Children – St. Louis.

Anime St. Louis 2022

The GtwLUG is pleased to return to Anime St. Louis in 2022 for our third consecutive appearance.  If you attend the event, please stop by to see our display.

April 22nd – 24th, 2022

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

Here is a photo from this display:

Sailor Scout BrickHeadz

Here are some photos from our last Anime St. Louis display in 2019:

Way of Lights 2021

After a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19, GtwLUG is proud to announce that we will once again be displaying seven days per week this holiday season at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as part of the Way of Lights activities.  Along with our usual many tables of smaller displays, this year we are planning on our largest LEGO city ever.  You won’t want to miss it!

IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE NOTE: Unlike years past, this year we will be displaying in the Visitor’s Center, which is on the right just past the camel rides and kettle corn.  We will be in the former location of the restaurant.

We will be following the guidance of the Shrine and the State of Illinois for COVID-19 pandemic precautions and will have further details as we get closer to the date of the event.  Currently the Shrine is requiring masks for all visitors to indoor spaces, which would include our display.  Additionally, we’re gearing this year’s setup to allow visitors to follow a single path through the various tables and will have individual seek and finds at each table rather than one display-wide list of items to search for in order to encourage guests to stay with their groups and follow appropriate social distancing guidelines.  Based on traffic patterns from previous years, we recommend visiting the display earlier in the season and/or on a Monday through Thursday night if you wish to limit your exposure to larger crowds.

Hours, directions, and pictures from previous years’ displays are below.

November 19th – December 31st, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day)

Tickets are $5 for Adults and children 4 and over (children 3 and under are free).  Tuesday night is family night, and tickets are only $4.  Monday night veterans and active service military members can also get tickets for $4.

Visitor’s Center
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
442 S. DeMazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223

YouTuber TW Bricks put together this video tour of our display.  Check it out!