Meet Ups

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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May and June 2020 Virtual Meet Ups

With the continued lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the GertLUG monthly meet ups are still being held online using Zoom. While it isn’t quite the same as meeting in person, there has been the added benefit of seeing some of our members who live further afield and don’t usually make it to the Bristol based meet ups. For the May meet up, there was an emphasis on SigFigs, the monthly build challenge and the…

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April 2020 Virtual Meet Up

Our meet up for April 2020 had a bit of a twist. Due to everyone being locked down, the members all met online for our first official GertLUG online monthly meet up. Despite the change, we had a great evening together. We had a discussion about the new Pirate Ideas set that had just been released; 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay. A few members had already purchased theirs and were looking forward to building it.…

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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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GertLUG Christmas Party 2019

On Saturday 30th November, 30 or so GertLUG members and some of their family got together for our first ever Christmas Party. It was going to be a day to remember! Like all good events it started with a trip to the Cardiff LEGO store. Members travelled from as far away as Stansted, Birmingham and Gloucestershire. We all congregated in the St David’s Centre around 2/3pm to see what goodies were to be had on…

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