Events

The Brick Show at the Galleries – A Round up

After well over a year of no LEGO shows at all, and with no opportunity to host our main Bristol Brick Show this year, we were thrilled to be given the chance to work with The Galleries shopping centre in Bristol to put on the biggest LEGO show Bristolians will get to see in 2021. Held over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of August, and filling the whole downstairs level of this much…

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Events

The Brick Show at The Galleries!

Hello LEGO Fans! After well over a year of no LEGO shows and following our two fantastic shows this year already (at Avon Valley Railway and Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival respectively) we are thrilled to be hosting our biggest show this year, and the largest show you’ll see in Bristol in 2021, at The Galleries shopping centre this weekend coming. Over the weekend of Sat 21st to Sun 22nd August GertLUG will be…

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Member MOCs

Thomas Woodman – What a load of Brickheadz!

On Sunday July 11th a number of GertLUG members will be displaying their builds at Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival, held at Ashton Gate stadium. This is the second GertLUG displaying opportunity of the year and so to tie in with it we’ve got a great interview with one of our newer members Tom Woodman who specialises in creating custom Brickheadz models. Read all about his LEGO journey below and if you want to…

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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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