WAMALUG: Meeting: November 19, 1999

The Atrium
1530 North Key Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia

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Jeff’s report on the opening of the LEGO outlet store in Potomac Mills Mall to lugnet.loc.us.md described the rest of the day:

After that, we adjourned to our usual meeting place for many hours of building fun. We set up a huge track and ran an extremely long train, had a couple of spectacular crashes, including one off of an elevated oval of track. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and we had to eventually leave.

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LEGO® Trains on mix of elevated and surface rails.

’Round and’round they go, note Jenn and Dan’s nice bridge.

After lunch, we went up to Rosslyn and played. Combined, we have some 80 feet of track, and we laid most of that out along the floor of the community room.

While the trains idly rolled by, we built our new sets. Chris, having abandoned his sets at home, embarked upon a quest to build a nice train house for his spiffy Erie-Lackawanna GP-35 train engine to live in.

Train passes by engine house that Chris built.
Chris holds up the engine house that he built for his GP-35.

Chris and his train house.

Elevated truss bridge allows multi-level play.

We eventually ended up getting out most of Denise’s collection of LEGO® elements and made lots of fun stuff. Jenn and Dan brought their really cool trestle bridge, and Dan built a whole raised track to run around and connect it so the bridge could cross the existing track.

Long train snakes its way among the buildings.

A long, long train.

We eventually strung all the engines and all the cars (including two new boxes of train cars!) and made a train 25 cars long! It snaked along our track for most of the evening.

So from a the opening of the new LEGO® store to an evening of playing with blocks, it was a great day!!!

Jenn and Denise sits amongst a sea of blue tubs and track layout.

Lots of LEGO® everywhere!

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