LUGBulk 2022

Quick update for LUG Members!

What’s LUGBulk?

it’s a way for NewfoundLUG members to buy bulk LEGO parts for cheap – usually around 25-30% of the list prices for new parts.

How do I participate?

We will be posting a link to a survey, we’d like you to fill it in. You can just PM me your email address and tell me you’d like to participate, but the survey is more useful to us.

Whats the deadline?

We will be submitting our list at the end of October. Any individual that wants to participate needs to be ON THAT LIST. If your name is on the list, you can chose to not participate later, but if your name is not on the list you will NOT be able to participate.

What are the details I need to know, how does this work?

I’ll be hosting a FaceBook live session where I answer questions and talk about the details. I’ll try and schedule it for this week or early next. As always, you can ask an Executive member if you want more info as well!

LUGBulk Sorting

We’ll be sorting our LUGBulk order on July 11th, starting 11am at the Rabbittown Community Center in St. John’s.

This is NOT a public event – if you are a LUG member able/willing to help, we ask that you reach out to the Executive – we can be reached newfoundlug(AT)gmail.com.

We need:

  • scales that can measure 1/10 of gram
  • Boxes, sized about 30cmx30x30

2021 LUGBulk has shipped

We have shipping confirmation from Fed-Ex that our 2021 LUGBulk is on the way – it’s scheduled to arrive here Wednesday, July 7th.

We are planning on sorting this order for distribution to participants on Sunday, July 11th.  If you are able to help out, please let us know!

  • sorting will be indoors
  • masks will be required
  • social distancing will be maintained
  • If you have a kitchen scale that measures 1/10 of a gram, that would be VERY helpful.

May 12/2021 Annual Meeting

May 12 – Annual General Meeting Notes/Minutes:
Stephen Churchill, LUG President chaired the meeting.

  • Annual Report presented
    -COVID-19 remains an impact on our in-person events, our online presence and participation is strong.
    -Membership is up in 2021, active members up as well
    -plans are in place to move some events to in-person as conditions permit
  • Financial Report (prepared by Geoff Stevens)
    -After expenditures, LUG still has cash-in hand
    -recycling continues to support the activities of the group, need to keep those bottles coming in!
  • Election of LAN Ambassador:
    -@Matthew Zwicker elected by acclimation – good job, Matt, we look forward to 2 more years of you in this role!
  • Changes to Draws:
    -We will be drawing for a second, small set on every challenge and points draw
    -Motioned by AH: Clarity on point reset for small sets.
    -Chair proposes second set WILL reset points for smaller challenge sets, will NOT reset points for larger Points-draw sets. -Call for opposition – none, motion passes
    -Motion by MW: Clarity on point reset for inactivity, if FB posts count as “active”
    -Chair/President clarifies that not all activity that can be measured is being used for “active” and there is some leeway
  • Call for website articles
    -Discussion over what is appropriate
    -Consensus reached: Write what you like, as long as it is LEGO related we will not impose limits/restrictions right now, may reserve the right to do so in the future
  • Upcoming Events:
    -Exec to organize another Parts draft for outdoors when weather warms up – event to be held at Bricks and Minifigs parking lot
    -invited to AvExpo, need to wait and see
    -CG proposes using Geo Center or Botanical gardens as locations for events
    -BAG proposes community center (sorry, missed exact location due to cross-talk)
    -Much discussion over these venues, consensus is “wait and see, but sounds promising”

Joining a Baseplate to a Regular Plate

Technique submitted by Chris Mitchell

Here’s a problem a lot of city builders have – baseplate are not “in system” and so they don’t line up. Chris Mitchell has submitted this great technique to get things to align.

These are the parts you will need. I used all different colours so that it is easier to see the build:

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