Announcements

GertLUG on BBC Radio Bristol

If you listen to the breakfast show on BBC Radio Bristol, you may have heard GertLUG Ambassador, Nick Amos, this morning. While this post is being made a bit late in the evening to be able to catch the interview live, you can still listen to the entire show on the BBC Sounds website until the 17th of October 2020. Topics brought up during the short interview include the production of LEGO bricks using sustainable…

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GertLUG Featured in Blocks Magazine

The latest issue of Blocks Magazine (issue 71) available in stores Thursday 3rd September, has started arriving with subscribers today and featured on pages 22 and 23 is an article about GertLUG. Each issue of Blocks Magazine usually highlights a different LUG each month with a two page interview with that LUG’s Ambassador. This month, GertLUG has had the honour of appearing in the pages of this great magazine for LEGO fans. Thanks go to…

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Meet Ups

August 2020 Virtual Meet Up

As with our previous virtual meet up, we began with a quick introduction game to get to know a bit more about everyone, including our favourite colour LEGO bricks. Once that was done, the first challenge of the evening was a spring build challenge, constructing a tower of 2 x 6 plates in a spiral pattern to create a basic LEGO spring. While people were building their springs, we had a general chat, which resulted…

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Events

AFOL Day – August 8th 2020

The ever so helpful LEGO store staff opened the shop for AFOLs only from 8.30 to 9.30 and they were more than happy to aid us in our purchases. It was great to get our hands on some soon-to-retire sets and catch up with our Cardiff based members. One of us definitely got the last Tree House set, 21318. Purchases also included some of the new ART collection, Monkey Kid, Mario, the NES and of…

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New LEGO Store Coming to Bristol

Great news for the members of GertLUG who live in the area around Bristol! It has been announced today that a new LEGO Brand retail store will be opening in Bristol. Although there was little detail posted on the official LEGO Facebook account (see the screenshot below), more detail has been revealed on various LEGO News websites. This latest LEGO Store is due to open in Cabot Circus, Bristol sometime in November 2020. There’s sure…

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‘Blindfolded 1×1 Inverted Tower Build Challenge’ – we know it’s catchy right!

This month’s online meet up was hosted by the GertLUG secretary, James and was filled with LEGO fun! Since our recent granting of RLUG status we have had an influx of new members. Naturally it was a perfect time to introduce ourselves. We had members from all over the country and the world attending. One of the best parts of the GertLUG community is that we’re all very different but we all love LEGO! Some…

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GertLUG Gets Recognised

Dear members, In these strange times full of unexpected and often unwanted news we, the GertLUG committee, are pleased to say we have some VERY positive and heart-warming news to share with you. We have just received confirmation from the LEGO Group that we have met their stringent requirements and as such we are now officially a recognised LEGO User Group (LUG). To say we are thrilled would be the understatement of the year! We…

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May and June 2020 Virtual Meet Ups

With the continued lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the GertLUG monthly meet ups are still being held online using Zoom. While it isn’t quite the same as meeting in person, there has been the added benefit of seeing some of our members who live further afield and don’t usually make it to the Bristol based meet ups. For the May meet up, there was an emphasis on SigFigs, the monthly build challenge and the…

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Events

The Harley Gallery – Brick by Brick

The Harley Gallery in Worksop had an amazing Brick by Brick exhibition with pieces of work from 18 international artists and some of our GertLUGgers went to check in out. They have used the lovable LEGO brick as a medium to create stunning, thought provoking and often humorous artwork. Featured artists included David Turner from Northern Ireland who has a created a range of replica firearms out of LEGO in reference to his childhood called ‘The…

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April 2020 Virtual Meet Up

Our meet up for April 2020 had a bit of a twist. Due to everyone being locked down, the members all met online for our first official GertLUG online monthly meet up. Despite the change, we had a great evening together. We had a discussion about the new Pirate Ideas set that had just been released; 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay. A few members had already purchased theirs and were looking forward to building it.…

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