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On Saturday 20thOctober SydLUG joined the festivities at the 41stOatley Lions Village Festival, a vibrant community event that attracts over 15,000 people every year.
SydLUG displays ranged from brick-built statuettes to artistic structures to mini dioramas and some robotics. SydLUG members also cosplayed as Aussie Deadpool and Emma Frost, entertaining festival goers with their creative outfits and introducing kids to the world of cosplay.
A popular part of the LEGO-related activities was a primary school kids building competition that comprised an individual build competition for each age group: K-2, 3-4, 5-6; and a team building competition across two age groups; Junior (Yrs 3-4), Senior (Yrs 5-6). Participating schools were Oatley Public, West Oatley Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary, Oatley.
Oatley Public won the junior competition with certificates awarded by the Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene. The senior competition was taken out by West Oatley Primary School with certificates awarded by state Liberal MP, Mark Coure.
This year’s festival included 180 stalls offering a wide variety of merchandise and food, spread across Frederick St and the Oatley Memorial Gardens. Two stages featured live bands and dance performances all day.
The event also hosted the ‘McGrath Foundation Pink Quilt Competition’ in the Oatley Uniting Church.
SydLUG Events Coordinator, Ray, said SydLUG enjoyed contributing to the Oatley Village Festival and will be back.
‘We are looking forward to bringing more LEGO inspiration to next year’s event,” he said.