16th KockeFest – spring 2016 took place on Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13 March 2016 in Koseze primary school, Ljubljana.
As usual, the main display of the exhibition was a big city diorama with modular houses, park with pond, police station, clinic, blocks of flats, passenger railway station and a small cargo terminal. The new exclusive set Firehouse Headquarters from Ghostbusters series was also presented as part of city diorama.
Small dioramas of various contents were a new feature on KockeFest. They showed a bookend in the shape of house façade, forming an entrance to the world of imagination together with life-sized books, C.C.O puzzle, villains’ ambush in medieval ruins, a stronghold of Lion clan, two dioramas from the world of Star Wars, diorama with Ninja turtles and a volcano landscape with elements of earth, water and fire. Larger dioramas showed a minifig-scale Celje Hall landmark, the scene of the final battle from the film Saving Private Ryan, an Orient expedition and an airport and tourist attraction from Friends series. Another feature of the exhibition were three giant spaceships, one of them built of DUPLO bricks.
In Technic area various MOC winter vehicles were shown, along with some official sets. A pneumatic prosthetic arm was shown as a special creation. The exhibition concluded with models displaying the practical use of Mindstorms robotics where LEGO robot was decorating Easter eggs, and a ball-transporting model GBC (Great Ball Contraption) constructed of 13 modules.
The visitors could test their skills in driving competition with off-road vehicles and making their own creations with 2x4 bricks and the younger ones could relax by playing with DUPLO and classic bricks and colouring LEGO colouring books. Another standard feature was the club corner with raffle where every ticket was winning a prize, and the LEGO bazaar selling bricks at bargain prices. A wide range of sets was also available at the sales area of Rega kvak toy shop. Our sponsor Klub Marindolus, presenting their activities with a diorama of a holiday camp, also made appearance at KockeFest.
Finally we would like to thank the participants, visitors, sponsors and all the others who contributed to 16th KockeFest to pass in a pleasant atmosphere, and we kindly invite all of them to join and support us in the future too.