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Richard Hopkins – Saved by LEGO?

Richard Hopkins has had a short but significant journey with LEGO that produced one of the very best MOCs seen at the 2019 Bristol Brick show (his outstanding Victorian Train Station) and there’s definitely a lot more to come. Here’s his story, in his own words: “There was a time in my life when I hit a wall. After years of bad choices and another marriage over I turned to LEGO, not knowing how it…

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You’ve heard of ‘Couch to 5K’ but how about ‘Zero to 10K Supporters’

We recently caught up with GertLUGger Simon Scott about his journey to 10,000 supporters… “I’ve recently been fortunate enough to have one of my LEGO designs achieve support on LEGO Ideas. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, LEGO Ideas is a platform that encourages LEGO users around the world to submit ideas and gain supporters with a view to potentially having LEGO choose their design to be made into an official set. “10,000…

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Sustainable Squad Project on LEGO World Builder

With the LEGO Group’s focus on sustainabilty over the last few years, with plans to make all products sustainable by 2030, GertLUG member James Brand and David Warner came up with an idea for a LEGO theme featuring sets that focus on this subject. David has supplied us with the below article to tell us about their project. “Before we dive deep into our design, it is paramount that we first talk about LEGO World…

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Tribute Mecha Model – The KS22 Keisha

Following on from last week’s article by YL Tan introducing Mecha, we are now featuring his very own mecha MOC in an appropriate month to do so. December 2020 would mark YL’s 15th year as an increasingly-active member of the global community of NF2 fighters and their immediate supporters. NF2 is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation of Chromosome 22 and people born with it live lives fighting to seize the day in spite…

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The Spooky Road to LEGO Ideas

Here at GertLUG we love to support our members’ LEGO endeavours. This time member Simon Scott has submitted a The Nightmare Before Christmas MOC to the LEGO Ideas platform. For those of you that aren’t aware of LEGO Ideas, it’s a submission program from LEGO where amateur builders can submit their ideas to be voted on over a period of time. As builds secure more votes additional time is added to secure more votes for…

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LL 928-B Galaxy Explorer – Award Winning Neo Classic Space

A big congratulations are in order to GertLUG member Ben Smith who won the ‘classic! ClAsSiC!! CLASSIC!!!’ award at virtual BrickCon 2020 with his Galaxy Explorer MOC. Ben shared a photo of the trophy that had been awarded to him and gave us a few words about his winning model, the LL 928-B Galaxy Explorer. “BrickCon is the biggest LEGO convention in the world and happens every October in Seattle, Washington – until the Coronavirus…

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Collaborative Builds Member MOCs

Hidden Side to Apocalypseburg

I had been meaning to build a couple of modules for the Apocalypseburg Collaborative Build for a while and despite having a few ideas, never got round to it. While looking at the recently released Hidden Side sets, I figured there would probably be some useful parts in them that would go nicely with the Apocalypseburg build. LEGO set 70422, Shrimp Shack Attack, looked to be a good contender to start things off with, as…

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MOC of the Month May 2019

Periodically we shall feature models built by GertLUG members using LEGO® bricks to display some of the creativity of our group and hopefully inspire people with what can be made using the little plastic components. A model created by a fan of LEGO® that isn’t available to buy as a LEGO® set is usually known by the acronym MOC, which stands for My Own Creation. Keep an eye on the events page of the GertLUG…

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