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

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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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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Member MOCs

The Spooky Road to LEGO Ideas

Here at GertLUG we love to support our members’ LEGO endeavours. This time member Simon Scott has submitted a The Nightmare Before Christmas MOC to the LEGO Ideas platform. For those of you that aren’t aware of LEGO Ideas, it’s a submission program from LEGO where amateur builders can submit their ideas to be voted on over a period of time. As builds secure more votes additional time is added to secure more votes for…

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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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Meet Ups

‘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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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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Meet Ups

February 2020 Meet Up – LEGO Therapy

Our theme for this meet-up was LEGO Therapy. LEGO Therapy was created by Daniel B. LeGoff. He saw it as a way for children with autism to learn to communicate and interact with the use of something they love – LEGO. The session has 3 parts to it. A builder, a supplier and an engineer. Each person takes a job and during the session you rotate jobs so that by the end everyone has had…

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Events

Bristol To Billund – A Whistle Stop Tour Including a Christmas Lunch with a Difference

Billund is a town in central Denmark. It’s known as the birthplace of LEGO. It also features LEGOLAND Billund and at this time of the year its most popular destination is the LEGO House. Getting to Billund can be cheaper than you think but you do need to have a bit of stamina and patience. Ryanair has flights from Stanstead direct to Billund and they generally leave around 7am and return at about 10pm (so…

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Events Local Community

GertLUGgers in the Community

Two GertLUG members took the spirit of the LEGO House to Rugeley by organising a LEGO build event for 13 Rainbows (aged 5 to 7). Jo Maguire and Kavan Wilkinson created packs of the LEGO House Butterfly pick a build, which contained 45 bricks along with build instructions. At the event they volunteered to help out the little builders make sure their butterflies were perfect! All the girls created their own build having to source…

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