As far as I was concerned, the crowning jewel of the Vermont Rails Train show was, naturally, Barb Pitfido’s Lego layout. I enjoyed her work immensely when I first saw it at the Dollars for Scholars Train Show last year, and yesterday was no exception. We recognized each other on sight :p, and she pointed out to me the humorous details of her layout this time around.
This is Gulliver. He has appeared in a past layout tied down by minifig Lilliputians.
Along the front of the display, there was a swamp.
The livestock had escaped their alien overlords from the earlier layout and were running away down the tracks.
Some people were having a shovel fight.
A dude led an ostrich herd, keeping pace with the train.
Further back in the layout, an obviously evil train, staffed by ghosts, belched noxious green smoke. [It glows in the dark.]
A makeshift settlement sprang up near the evil train tracks.
People used it as an informal dump.
Santa moved in and got drunk. [That yellow thing in his lap is a bottle, more clearly seen two photos up.]
Pirates [?!] commandeered a nearby tree.
A leprechaun [extreme lower left] popped out of a stump.
Someone let loose the killer clowns [bottom center between two tall pine trees]! Unfortunately, my camera would not pick up their angry expressions and weapons.
Little Red Riding Hood [center background] dreamed of having a SmartCar of her own one day.
The monkey, already well-stocked with bananas, refused to dismount, even with the promise of bribes.
People enjoying their meals were puzzled and slightly disturbed by the presence of someone dressed as a chicken.