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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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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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GertLUG Online Meet-up: Feb 16th 2021

February the 16th saw us enjoy our second meet-up of the year with a delightful 15 member romantic (well, perhaps not) online Zoom chat hosted by our Chair, PK. Before the meet, and with a hint of Valentine flavour, members had been asked to build something flower, vase or plant themed with all entries posted on our Facebook page, voted for and the winner receiving a LEGO prize. Photos of these entries are shown below.…

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January 2021 Virtual Meet Up

Tuesday the 19th of January saw the first GertLUG meet up of 2021 and with the continuing pandemic situation, was again held virtually using Zoom. Beginning with quick introductions, we discussed which themes would be our favourite choices for revival from the LEGO Group. Popular among the attending members were the Forestmen, Space Police and Blacktron, Pirates, Adventurers and Trains. Following the brief discussion, we had our first activity of the evening using any loose…

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GertLUG Christmas Party 2020

Saturday the 19th of December 2020 saw the annual GertLUG Christmas party occur. However, this was not just any old physical ‘real-life’ party but perhaps the greatest Virtual LEGO themed Bristol-based Christmas party the world has ever seen! Now, as you can imagine, this year things were a little bit different, a touch more ‘2020’ you could say. As a group we couldn’t meet in a pub like last year and shake hands, hug and…

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November 2020 Virtual Meet Up

The GertLUG meet up for November had one of the largest attendances since we had to move to virtual online meet ups, seeing as many as 20 members for part of the duration. As with the majority of the online meet ups, we had members attending from across the UK to discuss anything LEGO related that came to mind. We started off with the usual introductions, this time describing the last thing we built. These…

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October 2020 Virtual Meet Up

October’s virtual GertLUG meeting was a busy one. It didn’t feel like we were all chatting for over 100 minutes. We had members join us from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Leeds and Malaysia, as well as people who were on holiday in either the Lake or Peak District (PK gets confused between both of them). With our growing community we had new members join us for the evening. The evening started off with…

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September 2020 Virtual Meet Up

As restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to prevent physical meet ups, so too continue our virtual monthly meet ups. While waiting for people to join the meeting, those that were already there had a general chat about any LEGO related topics that came to mind. These included the latest Harry Potter Collectable Minifigures and recently released Diagon Alley set as well as the Super Mario sets. When the meet up officially began, we…

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August 2020 Virtual Meet Up

As with our previous virtual meet up, we began with a quick introduction game to get to know a bit more about everyone, including our favourite colour LEGO bricks. Once that was done, the first challenge of the evening was a spring build challenge, constructing a tower of 2 x 6 plates in a spiral pattern to create a basic LEGO spring. While people were building their springs, we had a general chat, which resulted…

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‘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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