On the 5th anniversary of Kocke klub the jubilee 10th KockeFest – spring 2013 took place on Saturday 13th April and Sunday 14th April on its 'home' location in Koseze primary school, Ljubljana.
The first display at the entrance presented the entire collection of Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings sets, followed by two marine-themed displays. The first showed the Victorian harbour with typical houses and beautifully detailed sailing ship anchored at the wharf. The second showed the lighthouse on a tiny island, complete with functioning and rotating light and accompanied by Maersk container ship. The city was build in a smaller extent than usual, being encircled by a rail track with the high speed train Horizon Express riding around. This time it shared the railway station with a monorail train which connected the city centre with the largest display at the exhibition – the airport. The terminal building, control tower, hangar, airplanes, heliport, various airport vehicles and personnel and the airplane taking off on the runway were on display. A Western diorama followed, with soldiers fort, railway station, town buildings, ranch and a huge cliff with Indian village and a waterfall on the edge of the cliff.
After some awkward beginnings at previous KockeFest we finally managed to motorize several exhibits which the visitors could turn on by pressing the buttons located next to the displays. By pushing the corresponding buttons, the aircraft and helicopter propellers were started, the lights in the terminal building were switched on, the luggage conveyors were activated, the radar on the control tower was rotated and the waterfall on the cliff was brought to life.
More individual dioramas followed, showing the Blacktron space base on a remote green planet, the world of Friends sets, the section from the city, complete with houses, street rail and bridges spanning the canal, and the minifig-scale model of one of Ljubljana's landmarks, Zmajski most (Dragon Bridge), showing the scenes from medieval life.
For the youngest ones the Duplo city was set, complete with houses, marketplace, castle, lake and train. Also some larger Star Wars sets were presented and of course technic models of various vehicles and work machines, showing their motorized functions.
As usual, the playground area was set where the younger visitors could relax by playing with duplo and classic bricks and colouring lego colouring books. The visitors could test their skills in driving competition with 4x4 Crawler vehicle and in creative building with 2x4 bricks. Another standard feature was the club corner with raffle where every ticket was winning a prize, and the bazaar selling new and used bricks at bargain prices.
Finally we would like to thank the participants, visitors, sponsors and all the others who contributed to jubilee KockeFest to pass in a pleasant atmosphere, and we kindly invite all of them to join and support us again in the future.