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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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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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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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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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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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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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