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Trains, Planes and Legos

Run--don't walk--to the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club's show at the Oak Lawn Library. The last day is Sunday (Feb. 19) from 1 to 5 p.m.

Hundreds turned out Saturday to catch the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club’s display at the Oak Lawn Library.

The wall-to-wall vignettes took up the entire downstairs meeting room and offered something for everyone. Trains raced through miniature Legos worlds from small town scenes and pirate ship harbors to Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Club president Jamie LeBlanc said most members arrived on Friday to set up the display, which took about nine hours.

“Most of the people in the club have a really mundane day job,” LeBlanc said, whose mundane day job is a production planner for an engineering company. “This allows that other side of the brain to be creative do stupid stuff and make people laugh.”

Visiting the show with her grandsons, Andrew and Josh, Oak Lawn-resident Sue Karczewski said she made her 21-year-old son go up to the attic at bring down his old Lego sets for the boys.

“We turned everything off and they had a great time playing and creating and talking,” Karczewski said.

The Northern Illinois Lego Train Club's show continues through Sunday (Feb. 19) from 1 to 5 p.m. The show is fabulous.

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