NCLUG / NCLTC Christmas Tree comes down

Last Friday I stopped by Tinsel Town to take down the last of the NCLUG/NCLTC Christmas Tree. While it was fun to decorate the tree, it really took a lot of abuse. Apparently some people feel that since the tree was decorated with LEGO ornaments and LEGO is a toy, it was ok for their children to play with it. The train in particular took a lot of abuse. Each time I stopped by to check on it, it was in some state of disassembly.

If we do a tree again next year I don’t think we’ll have the train, it is too tempting for little hands to play with and parents are unwilling to tell their children not to touch. To be honest, I expected some level of deconstruction because of the accessabilty of the tree, but not the level it received. Live and learn – it certainly was the best looking tree when it first went up!

Now to try and put all of the ornaments back together and get them to their respective oweners. I have some and Carin Proctor has some. We’ll get it straightened out at some point!

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One Response to NCLUG / NCLTC Christmas Tree comes down

  1. Dan says:

    I have some photos of the tree including the damage up on my blog now:

    http://projectsbydan.blogspot.com/2008/01/nclug-tree-photos-from-dec-31st-2007.html

    I took my photos on December 31st – it was the only time I had available when Tinsel Town was actually open. I tried to show up a few other times, but they were in the habit of closing early when they thought they could get away with it.

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