18th KockeFest – spring 2017 took place on Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March 2017 in Koseze primary school, Ljubljana.
As usual, the largest display of the exhibition was a big city diorama with modular houses, railway station with park, amusement park, police station, cargo terminal and seaport. A new feature in the city was a railway track running through the tunnel under the sea.
The rest of exhibition area was filled mostly with individual displays which showed a life-size TV set broadcasting a scene from the film Back to the future II, a scene from the film Fury, a dragon mountain, a skull island where pirates are hiding their loot, a medieval settlement, a discovery on crystal planet, Anakin’s search from Star Wars series, a land of elves and two dioramas from Friends series. The sets from The LEGO Batman Movie, the newest modular house Assembly Square and a modification of Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars series were also shown, as well as big DUPLO diorama and a minifig-scale re-creation of Congress Square in Ljubljana as the largest individual display.
In Technic area the functioning of logging trucks, heavy construction machinery and mobile crane was presented, along with both models of official set BMW motorcycle. A ball-transporting model GBC (Great Ball Contraption) was also present. The exhibition concluded with models displaying the practical use of Mindstorms robotics.
The visitors could test their skills in driving competition with off-road vehicles and taking part in creative workshops organized by Zavod 1-2-3. 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 18th KockeFest to pass in a pleasant atmosphere, and we kindly invite all of them to join and support us in the future too.