The N.C. Lego Users Group, known as NCLUG, held the event at the Morehead Planetarium. This was the 12th time since its conception in 2005.
NCLUG member Joe Evangelista organized this year’s Lego-palooza.
Evangelista said the partnership with Morehead Planetarium and Lego-palooza started after school events that continued to grow and resulted in the creation of the event.
For his display, Evangelista created a futuristic town highlighted with a robotic space-train monorail.
“My hope is that the kids look at creation and get that, ‘Aha!’ moment, and it will spark their creativity so that they want to go home and build and create,” Evangelista said.
Other Lego creations presented during the event included a table-sized forest scene, a collection of Lego Gundam Wings and a model of a beach town being attacked by a flying space monster.
Among the space-themed displays was a depiction of a fictional planet called Rodia that was featured in the Star Wars franchise.
The display was created by Ocey Newsome-Rogers, an NCLUG member from Asheville.