Planet kock, Gospodarsko razstavišče, Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, 1. - 4. 12. 2016
The members of the Kocke Klub prepared so far the largest LEGO exhibition, named Planet kock (The Brick Planet) at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre Gospodarsko razstavišče from December 1st to 4th. In four days, approximately 9.000 people visited the exhibition.
The exhibits were split into different themes on around 150 m2. The central part of the exhibition were local Slovenian landmarks built in minifigure scale. Among these, the most outstanding were Ljubljana's Congress Square and Nebotičnik (Skyscraper), in addition to Celje Hall and castle Snežnik.
The largest part of the exhibition were individual smaller dioramas. In addition to the largest town layout with an amusement park and a sea port, there was also a pirate themed diorama showing a battle between the pirates and English navy. Other dioramas depicted a Duplo Town, a Medieval settlement, a Winter Village, and different scenes from the life of Elves, China, Mongolia, Persia and Orient, Friends and Ninjago, the final battle of Saving Private Ryan, Space station from the planet Seven, Hell, different scenes from Star Wars and a monorail in Blacktron world. The space theme was complemented with two oversized fantasy spaceships. Additionally, there was also many smaller creations such as brick-built books and bookends, Classic space in microscale, a motorized Darth Vader on elliptical cross trainer, the Magical machine of professor Balthazar, a microscale landscape, a Viking battleship, and scenes from the Little Red Riding Hood, Ninja Turtles, and Frozen.
The Technic department demonstrated functions of both OOB sets as well as many creations of the members, showing small and large sized cranes, construction and forestry machinery, all-terrain-vehicles, and super sports cars. These monster vehicles were complemented by a Great Ball Contraption model, and practical application of robotics from the Mindstorms theme demonstrating skills such as solving the Rubik's cube, four-in-a-line game, a brick sorter and a model of a scorpion.
Among the OOB sets there were world-known landscapes Taj Mahal, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Sydney Opera House from the Sculptures series, some of the UCS sets from the Star Wars theme, vehicles from the Creator Expert theme as well as Model Team cars and Ideas sets.
During the exhibition, many activities were organized for the visitors. To name a few, the visitors had a chance to try their skills driving a remote-controlled all-terrain-vehicle, building creations entirely of 2x4 bricks, assembling towers individually or in pairs, and stacking bricks on a hand. Additionally, the visitors could relax at the Duplo and System playing corner or at the LEGO-coloring corner. Throughout the entire exhibition there were also organized NXT Mindstorms workshops for visitors.
In the end, we would like to thank all the participants, exhibitors and everyone else contributing to the largest event of Kocke klub. At the same time, we would like to kindly invite them to participate also in any future events.
The following gallery shows the highlights of the exhibition.