WAMALUG: Meeting: December 14, 2003

George Mason University
Arlington Original Building
Room 115
3401 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia

John made an announcement of a light-weight sumo competition on Lugnet .

Christina made the original announcement of the meeting on Lugnet .

Abe cleaned house and brought another brand of construction toy bricks. Nate, Magnus, and Aaron look for LEGO® elements in the pile.

Judy brought miscellaneous parts for sale or trade.

Craig brought a Custom Freight Train and carefully identified his sources and inspirations.

Margaret was experimenting with the new third-party steam engine drivers.

Nate confessed that all of his contributions to this meeting were directly inspired by the constructions of others.

Judy has begun a rooster…

…and made a human head as well.

Can we say bristling? Jim and his two-headed AT-AT bedecked with weaponry.

Many more details of this construction in the Brickshelf galleries.

Challenged to build in a color other than gray, Jim came up with… yet another implement of war.

…and it’s back to gray again!

The miniature edition of the 4403 Air Blazers helicopter Constantine made for the show in November .

John making some adjustments to the ’bot programming.

Decorated for the holidays?

John had to manage from a single photograph of Steve Hassenplug’s design.

Constantine, Margaret, Judy, and Christina look on.

Craig building Ultimate Collector’s Series 10026 Naboo Starfighter.

The resulting display.

Mike builds 4491 MINI MTT.

Mike also brought this 3443 Mosaic of a young relative.

This 4493 MINI Sith Infiltrator was sacrificed…

…so Greg could build a multi-story building…

…this is as far as he got.

Ken built 1254 Shell Select Shop.

Christina and her new Toshiba notebook with a fresh installation of Netscape Communicator 4.8 on it search for a Pirate name that doesn’t include Dirty in it.

A lander from Aaron.

Magnus brought his modular castle and siege engine and joined with Nate and Aaron in battle.

Nate takes aim. The mechanism was sufficiently powerful as to arc the projectile clear over the castle.

Ken inspects the proceedings.

Interior details abound.

Knock-knock.

Former member Rich Schamus brought 10124 Wright Flyer and talked about his childhood in Dayton. Linda Mateo later built 4477 T-16 Skyhopper.

Christina checks out Aaron’s competition in the LEGOLAND Master Model Builder search.

Mike is going to shorten his name so that he can write it out in Aquazone bricks. Sure.

We have a new member, Craig E. Hicks. Welcome!

Metroliner toy in profile. …back to the top of the page

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