All aboard for the LEGO Train Show at the Oak Lawn Public Library
OAK LAWN, IL – If you’ve never been to a LEGO train show at the Oak Lawn Public Library, gather your kids and grandchildren and meet there this weekend. The show features a dazzling display of moving trains, pop culture and original creations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. This is a show for all ages. Free entry. No registration is required.
The exhibit is created by the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club, a group of adult LEGO enthusiasts of 25 active members who enjoy building, designing and displaying LEGO creations to the public. Club members are encouraged to create in any genre they like, including Town, Space, Town, Castle, Star Wars, and Harry Potter. A train is used to connect all the different zones together in a cohesive train display.
âIt’s a wonderful opportunity to come somewhere like the Oak Lawn Public Library and get instant feedback on the display you’ve created from your imagination,â said Jamie LeBlanc, President of Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club. “We love to see fans seeing our brick designs year after year, as well as meeting people for the first time.”
The club currently displays six to seven times a year at various venues, including Chicago-area public libraries. The group’s love for LEGO and the opportunity to be creative is what inspires them to take part in shows.
âWe have fun building with our imaginations and, more importantly, we hope to inspire others to create and think outside the box to create their own unique exhibits,â said LeBlanc.
Families with members with autism or sensory sensitivity can also register to view the LEGO exhibit before the library opens in a quiet and less crowded environment on Sunday, April 8 from 11 am to 11:45 am L registration for this special tour begins Thursday March 29th by email at [email protected]
âThe LEGO Train Weekend is always a family favorite, and we’re excited to see this year’s creations from the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club,â said Jen Abler, Oak Lawn Youth Services Department Head. Library.
For more information on the LEGO Train Display and other programs, call 708-422-4990 or visit the Oak Lawn Public Library website.