National Model Railroad Association National Convention – Gateway 2020

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Gateway 2020 has been cancelled due to the regulations in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.  See the Gateway 2020 NMRA official website for the latest information on advance ticket refunds.

The National Model Railroad Association holds one national convention per year, and in 2020 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.

Purchase tickets in advance here 

July 12th – 18th, 2020
Schedule of events will be posted in March

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

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.

Brickworld Chicago 2019

The GtwLUG will be one of many LUGs and individuals from around the world displaying at Brickworld Chicago this summer!  While our display will be smaller than many of our in-town events, there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family at one of the largest annual LEGO events in the world, including over 100,000 square feet of LEGO displays, play areas, activities, and vendors.  More information and advance ticket purchases can be found at the Brickworld website.

June 15th – 16th 2019

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

Way of Lights 2019

The GtwLUG will again be displaying seven days per week this holiday season in the Guild Center located at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as part of the Way of Lights activities.  Hours, directions, and pictures from previous years’ displays are below.

November 22nd – December 31st, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day)

Guild Center
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
442 S. Demazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223

We’ll start setting up our models in early November, but here are some highlights from previous years’ displays.

Anime St. Louis 2019

The GtwLUG is pleased to return to Anime St. Louis in 2019 after a successful showing last year.  If you attend the event, please stop by to see our display.

May 3rd – 5th, 2019

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

Here are some photos from our display:

Great Train Show, St. Charles, 2019

All aboard! The GtwLUG will once again be displaying as part of the Great Train Show at the St. Charles Convention Center this year.  As always, our layout will be designed on site and no two displays are ever the same.

Purchase tickets in advance here or buy them at the door.

Saturday & Sunday, January 26th – 27th, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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