GATEway FATE

The GtwLUG is excited to display at GATEway FATE, a Final Fantasy XIV-themed unofficial meet-up being put on by the same company that organizes the annual Anime St. Louis convention that we have also participated in.  We will have opportunities for free-building as well as some fantastic displays.

October 12th – 13th, 2024

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

2024 Star Wars Fan Fest at Grant’s View Library

The GtwLUG is delighted to once again 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 10th, 2024
6 PM — 9 PM

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

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

TRAINFAIR 2024

All aboard! The GtwLUG will be participating in TRAINFAIR, a model train show put on by the St. Charles Model Railroad Club.  As always, our layout will be designed on site and no two displays are ever the same.  Our display will be located in the commons area outside of the gym.

Admission is $5 at the door, cash only.  Children under 12 are free with an adult admission.

Saturday, January 6th, 2024
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

St. Charles West High School
3601 Droste Rd
St. Charles, MO 63301

LEGO Event at St. Louis County Library

Last year’s LEGO event at the Oak Bend branch was so successful that the St. Louis County Library is doing it again this year at the brand new Clark Family Branch (formerly Headquarters) in Kirkwood!  GtwLUG is excited to once again participate.  Full details and a link to the event are forthcoming.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
Times TBD

Clark Family Branch – St. Louis County Library
1640 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63131

Here are a few pictures from last year’s event:

Free Comic Book Day – Jerseyville Library

GtwLUG is excited to participate for the first time in the Free Comic Book Day festival at the Jerseyville Library in Jerseyville, IL.  The event will feature crafts, a Smash Bros. tournament, a cosplay contest, face painting, door prizes, and free comic books, along with our display.  This event is free to the public.

Saturday, May 4th, 2024
12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Jerseyville Public Library
105 N. Liberty
Jerseyville, IL 62052

The Ultimate Brick Show – Marion 2024

The GtwLUG will be returning to Marion, IL for the second Ultimate Brick Show of the year, this time for an entire weekend.  Once again it will feature contestants from the Lego Masters TV show, build challenges, displays and vendors.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the event page at TW Bricks Studio.

August 10th – 11th, 2024
Times TBD

Marion Pavilion
1602 Sioux Drive
Marion, IL 62959

The Ultimate Brick Show – Quincy 2024

The GtwLUG is excited to return to The Ultimate Brick Show, this time in Quincy, IL.  Just like their Marion, IL show last summer, this one will feature contestants from the Lego Masters TV show, build challenges, a kids play area, displays and vendors.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the event page at TW Bricks Studio.

May 4th – 5th, 2024
Times TBD

Oakley-Lindsay Center
300 Civic Center Plaza #237
Quincy, IL 62301

Anime St. Louis 2024

The GtwLUG is pleased to return to Anime St. Louis in 2024 for our fifth consecutive appearance.  Last year we moved to our own dedicated room with play brick, and it was so successful that we’re doing it again this year.  If you attend the event, please stop by to see our display!

April 26th – 28th, 2024

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

Here are some photos from this and previous years’ displays:

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2023

2022

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2019

Bricks for Water

Gateway LUG is proud to be invited to a unique first-time event.  One of our members and his wife are running in the London marathon in April with the goal of raising $50,000 to support clean water and sanitation efforts in the developing world, through the charity World Vision International.  To help meet this goal, they are hosting a one-day LEGO event in Edwardsville, IL with all proceeds going to the charitable donation (they are covering overhead expenses themselves).  More information can be found on the Bricks for Water Facebook page, including a Facebook Event for the show..

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
10 AM – 5 PM

On the Hill Golf Course and Lounge – American Legion Post #199
58 IL-157
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Here are some photos from the event

Way of Lights 2023

GtwLUG is thrilled 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.  We will once again be located in the Visitor’s Center.  This is our premiere annual event and a great time to celebrate the holidays and see some great LEGO displays of all sizes and themes!

Hours and directions, as well as a few photos from last year’s display, are below.  Note that we are not opening at the same time as the rest of the lights this year in order to give us ample time for setup.

November 24th – December 23rd, 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

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