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"Only through sharing can we really

  enjoy our treasures."

                     ~Las Vegas Miniature Enthusiasts Motto

Black and white drawing of a dollhouse.
The Beginning

The club meets every third Saturday of the month, from
10:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Miniature Enthusiasts {LVME} began in the Fall of 1976 by becoming a charter member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts {NAME} in Region N-1. Originally, meetings were held in the homes of various members interested in making 1 inch scale miniatures. The club was so successful at attracting new members that by 1979 LVME had blossomed into over forty active members. During that time, club members were meeting in a parish hall of a local church in order to accommodate everyone. Due to the growing number of members, new members were asked to branch off and set up other miniature clubs {three in all} separate from the Las Vegas Miniature Enthusiasts. Within a few years, these three clubs dissolved and LVME grew and shrank in membership. Currently, LVME has approximately twenty active members.

Meeting Places
Blue Ribbon Awards

July 2014 – 15 5th Time Winner

July 2015 – 16 6th Time Winner

July 2016 – 17 7th Time Winner

2010 - present

Over the years, LVME moved to various locations to accommodate club meetings: club members' homes, a local church parish hall, First Western Savings Bank later named Norwest Bank {Rainbow Boulevard and Flamingo Road}, Desert Breeze Community Center, JoAnn's Inc. {Henderson, NV}, the Rainbow Library, Dansey's Hobbies {North Nellis Boulevard}, and finally at its current location at the Parish Hall at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church on West Cheyenne Avenue, just east of Rainbow Boulevard.

Past Events
2010 - present

Throughout the years, LVME members have participated and hosted many activities, workshops, displays, and miniature shows in the Las Vegas Valley and nearby areas such as Flamingo, North Las Vegas, and Summerlin.


The club also helped set up guidelines and criteria for judging miniatures entered in the Jaycee State Fair.


In 1988, LVME started a "State Day" where the club has an all-day workshop or various workshops open to anyone interested in participating for a fee. The club also exhibited in the Hobby Show in 1991 held at the Meadows Mall. LVME held another State Day in November 2002 at the Nevada Palace Hotel & Casino where the project was a 1 inch scale Southwestern Terracotta Dish scene including kits to make a Southwestern bench, chair, and table. The club hosted another fun, successful Nevada State Day located at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Parish Hall on April 9, 2016 with the theme "Elegant Art Deco Entryway" with an optional pizza and round table party held the previous night. 


In 1981, LVME hosted their first miniature "Houseparty" for NAME Region N-1 in Las Vegas. Held November 20–22 at the Hacienda Hotel and Casino, the theme for the Houseparty was "Our Grandmother's Wedding Memories". During this three day themed convention, miniature enthusiasts attended workshops, shopped, and shared DIY ideas. The event was well received, with club members worked feverishly to make it fun and worthwhile for all participants.


As part of the Ronald McDonald Dollhouse Campaign, a dollhouse kit and electrical wiring were donated by various miniatures companies, and the LVME members worked on building, electrifying, furnishing, and decorating the dollhouse. In July 1998, LVME presented the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas with the beautifully completed dollhouse.

In November 2002, LVME participated in Nevada State Day with the miniature project “Southwestern Terracotta Dish Scene” and again in April 2016 with “Elegant Art Deco Entryway”.

In 2016, the club Received a 40th year Anniversary Certificate from NAME.

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