Institute for Astronomy Open House – Hawaii LEGO® Users Group Club Display

It was a beautiful day in Manoa, Hawaii on April 6, 2014. A perfect day for the University of Hawaii‘s Institute for Astronomy Open House. Hawaii LEGO® Users Group was invited to display some of our club creations at the event and it was so much fun to participate! Our theme this year was “extraterrestrial life,” picked by Shannon. The event opened at 11 am and there were streams of people nonstop for the entire day! We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm. The crowds were wracking their brains for our contest to name our LEGO® brick made F.U.N. Alien, which was built by Christine. We had 338 entries to give this fun guy an official name with the initials F.U.N! Thank you so much for everyone that entered. It was hard to narrow it down to one winner, so we went with the top three. The prize winning names were:

1. Fierce Underworld Nightstalker – for best overall fit, by Kailer
2. Furious Ulua Nibbler – for best descriptive name, by Dakota
3. Fleeer Union Notice-robot – for creativity, by Anabel

We had MOCs contributed and worked on by Roy, Christine, Reem, Aiya, Keith, John, Jackson, Mark, Holly, Shannon, Alex, Alastair, Henry, James, Shawna, Inda and Conrad! We are all looking forward to the next IfA show and the upcoming events this year! We were so busy, but I managed to snap a few photos.






A few of our MOCs:



IMG_6237 “Star Tortoise – Bringer of Chaos” By Keith

IMG_6232 “HappyBot” By Aiya

IMG_6227 “Reematron” By Reem

IMG_6231 “F.U.N.” by Christine


IMG_6228 “Green Slime Under Ice” by Mark

IMG_6225 Various Mechs by Conrad

IMG_6221  “Zxeoformia Dontevenaskakinid, common name Wetland Xzenoid” by Jackson

IMG_6218 “Keck Telescope mirror” By Roy, with help from all!

And many more that I didn’t manage to capture! Hope you were there to see them in person. If not, we’ll see you soon at the next event, so stay tuned.



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