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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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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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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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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LEGOLAND After Hours…

A couple of lucky luggers were given access to LEGOLAND Billund after it had closed this weekend. While it was nothing like ‘Night at the Musem’ it did make for some eerie and interesting experiences. A stationary carousel with human sized LEGO models glistening in the moonlight, casting dancing shadows on the wet floor – creepy! We turned a corner to see a giant brick built LEGO spider with glowing green eyes – scary! The…

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Local Community

GertLUG donates LEGO to Stockwood Library

LEGO can be used in many different ways. It is often used by schools and community groups to teach creativity, problem solving, communication and collaboration. When Bristol based, Stockwood Library asked if we could help, we jumped at the chance. We’re so happy that we can support the local LEGO community.  With the help of Way Too Many Bricks we were able to donate a wide selection of bricks from windows and doors to trees…

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Milton Keynes Brick Festival 2

GertLUGgers Emily and Hannah embarked upon a 300 mile round trip to exhibit and visit the Milton Keynes Brick Festival 2 on Saturday 9th November. Despite various diversions and delays, we arrived on time for the public opening at 10am. With popular presale tickets costing £10 for early entry, a queue had amassed; eager to see some fantastic LEGO displays.  After the £4 general ticket sales started to enter from 11am, there was a steady…

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