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

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.

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!

Brick Days – Omaha 2021

GtwLUG is proud to be a guest LUG at Brick Days – Omaha for the first time. Having not been able to display locally in over a year and with Brickworld Chicago cancelled for the second straight year, we’re excited to be able to take part in what will probably be the largest LEGO convention in the midwest in 2021. For more information or to purchase tickets, see the Brick Days website. Note that plans are subject to change, so keep an eye on the website and Brick Days Facebook page for the latest updates.

July 24th – 25th 2021

Mid-America Center
1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

The event was a success, and the club brought home 3 nominations and one award.

Club members posing with the “Builder of the Plains” trophy, which is engraved with the names of the top builders honored at past Brick Days.
Club member Michael’s “Bogreol” (Danish for “bookcase”) beat out two other nominees and won Best Large Creation.
Club member David’s “Red Mansion” was nominated for Best Small Building.
Club member Michael’s was interviewed by YouTube channel Beyond the Brick about “Bogreol”.

National Model Railroad Association National Convention – Gateway 2022

The National Model Railroad Association holds one national convention per year, and in 2022 it will be held in St. Louis.  The GtwLUG will be joined by other regional LEGO user groups as well as local and national model railroaders, and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to put on a great and unique display. We were originally scheduled to display at this show in 2020 before that convention was cancelled, so we are grateful to have another opportunity.

Purchase tickets in advance here 

August 7th – 13th, 2022
Schedule of events will be posted in March

Collinsville, IL Gateway Convention Center
1 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Anime St. Louis 2020

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Anime St. Louis 2020 has been cancelled due to the regulations in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.  See the Anime St. Louis Facebook group for the latest information on advance ticket refunds.

The GtwLUG is pleased to return to Anime St. Louis in 2020 for our third consecutive year.  If you attend the event, please stop by to see our display.

May 1st – 3rd, 2020

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

Here are some photos from last year’s display:

2019 Comics Central at Central Library

The GtwLUG has exhibited at the two most recent Comic Con events at Central Library, and we were glad to be invited back in 2019.  In past years, in addition to our display visitors have also had an opportunity get a photo taken with superhero-themed cosplayers, meet local comic writers and artists, and sample the fare of a number of food trucks.  You can also find out more about Comics Central at Central Library by visiting the  St. Louis Public Library website or watching a short interiew with a library manager on Fox2 News.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

See below for some pictures from last year’s event.