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La Vista hosts convention for model-makers from around the world

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 06:50:20-04

LA VISTA, Neb. (KMTV)  — The International Plastics Modeling Society (IPMS) is holding its annual convention in La Vista where over 2,000 miniature models are on display.

Two hundred categories of models are featured, ranging from aircrafts to Star Wars to dinosaurs and everything in between.

The convention also includes a vendor room, which is considered the largest hobby shop in the world.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend, along with representatives from places like England and the Czech Republic.

"These are absolutely works of art. They're amazing to look at. You know, a lot of museums have a lot of models in them and we have more models than any museum in the country right now. Whatever you enjoy, it's here," said Scott Hackney, chairman of the IPMS National Convention.

It all takes place at the La Vista Conference Center. Admission is $15 for individuals and entire families and free for military and first responders in uniform.

Friday's hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday is the last day of the convention and hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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