With much fanfare, in the wee hours of the morning, three of our intrepid VLC members took a model that 11 builders of the VLC had been working on for the past two months, loaded it up in three cars and moved it to LaFarge Lake Douglas Station the terminus for the brand spanking new Evergreen Skytrain Line which opened up at noon today.
We were asked to build the LaFarge Lake Douglas Station and the neighbouring Evergreen Cultural Centre out of LEGO bricks. I knew our guys were up to the challenge, but it was tight timeline to accomplish it, on top of completing the delivery of our annual Festival of Lights Display at Van Dusen Gardens for Make A Wish BC & Yukon Foundation which turned out to be the very same week.
Artist Rendering of the LaFarge Lake Douglas Station.
The builders include Lee Wager, Jason von Innerebner, Allan C, Will F, Tim Tosino, Paul H, Clayton W, Keith Reed, Shane W, Dave Guedes and John Kwok who took two months, over 250 hours and 40,000 LEGO bricks sourced from all over the world to bring this creation to life. Unfortunately, in a last minute flurry of emails to the graphics department Dave Guedes was missed off the display credits. This was not intentional and we are working to resolve this. As well, Tim’s New Flyer bus didn’t make it into the display cabinet before the lid had to be sealed for opening. It will make it’s way into the display in the near future.
This project will be at LaFarge Lake Douglas Station for the new few days, before moving on to Coquitlam Centre Mall. In the spring it will move to the Evergreen Cultural Centre for an exhibit, before finding it’s final home at the Coquitlam Library.
For more photos of the display, please visit our Flickr album.
Some of the builders who were able to attend the Opening Day Festivities. From left to right Tim T, Jason V, Jennifer F (Translink), Lee W and Will F.