Meet the Members

Meet the Vicechair – Joe Clarke

As a child in the 80s I loved LEGO. It had to do battle with Battle Beasts, win the race against micro machines and even command my attention over M.A.S.K but even as a child it did all of those things, and more. My love for LEGO started at a young age (probably as a 4 year old, around 1986) as I had a 2 year older brother who had many classic space sets I’m…

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Events

One Week To Brick Express Event 2021

There is now just one week left until our first event of 2021 and our first event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of the Brick Express to the Avon Valley Railway once again includes displays of LEGO models at Bitton station created by members of GertLUG. Tickets for the trains will need to be booked in advance and the model displays will be open all day for ticket holders to look…

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Collaborative Builds

Pirate Cove – Collaborative Build 2022

Pirate Cove will be an island based collaborative build allowing contributors to use their creativity to form their own unique island. In addition to islands, members can also opt for building a boat or ship to go around the islands. This will increase the amount of members taking part, allowing for every build and interest level. It is open to anyone and everyone who wants to give it a go. This is all about getting…

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Member MOCs

Krzysztof Kwiatkowski’s Technic Gravedigger

Earlier this year, I interviewed Krzysztof Kwiatkowski regarding his LEGO Technic Gravedigger monster truck MOC. Presented below is the complete interview: Hi Krzysztof, introduce yourself! Where are you from, how old are you and what do you do? Krzysztof aka KAKwiatkowski aka BadIdeasPoorlyExecuted. 25 years and 11 months old at the date of writing this. Originally from Poland, for the past 8 years I have been enjoying living in Wales. Professionally, a legal advisor for…

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Meet Ups

March Online Meet Part 2 – GertLUG Hosts

After being treated to a great meeting hosted by Richard from Brick Alley earlier in the month, the second meet of the month saw Brick Alley’s Sunday afternoon slot at 1pm taken over and hosted by James (Secretary) and Emily (Social Secretary) of GertLUG. To kick things off we had some quick introductions and a question of “What is your favourite element?”. With 17 attendees from both GertLUG and Brick Alley present there were some…

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Meet the Members Member MOCs

Richard Hopkins – Saved by LEGO?

Richard Hopkins has had a short but significant journey with LEGO that produced one of the very best MOCs seen at the 2019 Bristol Brick show (his outstanding Victorian Train Station) and there’s definitely a lot more to come. Here’s his story, in his own words: “There was a time in my life when I hit a wall. After years of bad choices and another marriage over I turned to LEGO, not knowing how it…

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Meet Ups

March Online Meet Part 1 – Brick Alley Hosts

March 16th, 2020, somewhere in the UK (in-fact, many different places in the UK at the same time). So, something a little bit different happened for our March online member’s meet. Firstly, there were two of them (the write-up for the 2nd will appear shortly). But secondly, and more importantly, the first meet was hosted by Richard (otherwise known as Bricks McGee) from Brick Alley LUG. For anyone who doesn’t already know him, Richard is…

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Member MOCs

You’ve heard of ‘Couch to 5K’ but how about ‘Zero to 10K Supporters’

We recently caught up with GertLUGger Simon Scott about his journey to 10,000 supporters… “I’ve recently been fortunate enough to have one of my LEGO designs achieve support on LEGO Ideas. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, LEGO Ideas is a platform that encourages LEGO users around the world to submit ideas and gain supporters with a view to potentially having LEGO choose their design to be made into an official set. “10,000…

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Meet Ups

GertLUG Online Meet-up: Feb 16th 2021

February the 16th saw us enjoy our second meet-up of the year with a delightful 15 member romantic (well, perhaps not) online Zoom chat hosted by our Chair, PK. Before the meet, and with a hint of Valentine flavour, members had been asked to build something flower, vase or plant themed with all entries posted on our Facebook page, voted for and the winner receiving a LEGO prize. Photos of these entries are shown below.…

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Events

International Women’s Day

Hannah and Emily went to ‘Women in LEGO’ virtual event and here is an overview of what happened. This event was organised by the Vice Chair of Northern Brickworks, Amanda, because their membership wanted something specifically for women and why not do it for International Women’s day. The first organised speaker was Jessica Farrell, of LEGO Masters fame, speaking about how she first got into LEGO. As a 7-year-old girl she loved playing with LEGO…

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