17th KockeFest – autumn 2016 took place on Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October 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.
As usual, the largest display of the exhibition was a big city diorama with modular houses, blocks of flats, petrol station, railway station and cargo terminal with gas works. In addition to trains running on ordinary railway tracks, an elevated railway was constructed in the residential part of the city where light rail train was running above the streets for the first time.
The range of individual displays was very varied in terms of content and scale. Two microscale dioramas showed the first generation of Classic Space sets and a rural landscape. Standard scale dioramas showed a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, Professor Balthazar’s magic machine, the marriage of Padmé and Anakin from Star Wars, space station on planet seven (7), landscape on moon Endor from Star Wars, Ninjago battle above the clouds, Chinese landscape, Aladdin’s magic lantern and a farm from Friends series. The large scale creation, titled The dark side of exercise, showed Darth Vader on motorized elliptical trainer. Individual displays concluded with presentation of new exclusive set The Disney Castle. Some individual displays were also presented by guest exhibitors from Italian club ItLUG, showing a collection of VW buses and a Tyrolean village among the displays. As usual, a DUPLO diorama with medieval scene was also present.
In Technic area various MOC vehicles were shown, along with some official sets. The exhibition concluded with models displaying the practical use of Mindstorms robotics where LEGO robots were decorating Easter eggs and solving Rubik’s cube.
The visitors could test their skills in driving competition with off-road vehicles and making their own creations with bricks from Minecraft sets. 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. LEGO sets were also available at the sales area of Baby center toy shop.
Finally we would like to thank the participants, visitors, sponsors and all the others who contributed to 17th KockeFest to pass in a pleasant atmosphere, and we kindly invite all of them to join and support us in the future too.