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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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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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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Bristol Brick Show 2019 Photos

On Saturday and Sunday the 16th and 17th of November 2019, the second Bristol Brick Show took place. For 2019 the Show was bigger and better than the previous year, with more floor space to fill with even more displays. As well as the increased number of Adult Fans of LEGO from across Britain who came to show off their models, money raised from the show was donated to not just one, but two charities!…

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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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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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My First Time at STEAM

At the beginning of October I was able to go and visit STEAM for the first time. I have been trying to go for the past few years but things always got in the way. Well, finally, my time had come. I made the early morning walk to the train station and caught the train to Swindon. There I met up with GertLUG member Hannah and we ventured on to the STEAM Museum. Once we…

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Events Meet Ups

GertLUG Go To Cardiff

On Sunday 20th October we had our second outing as a group to the Cardiff LEGO store. The group gathered with the usual enthusiasm that comes with a visit to the store. Many had come with the intention of getting the seasonal Halloween bits and pieces from the PAB wall and minifig build station, along with double points on everything! Lists were produced and PAB cups duly filled. While the group of GertLUGgers picked their…

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