Upcoming Events

Hi all!

Well, it sure is an unprecedented time in history right now. While we are all self-isolating, there’s still stuff to do!

On May 6th, 2020 at 6pm, NewfoundLUG will hold its Annual General Meeting. We will be electing the Executive for the next two years, and taking care of any business that needs the voice of the membership.

That meeting will be telepresence meeting – the specific technology has yet to be determined. If you can’t attend, please consider a voting proxy, someone you trust who will submit a vote for you on any discussion topics. Ensure your voice is heard!

To ensure you are notified of how the meeting will be conducted, look on Facebook or email newfoundlug-AT-gmail-DOT-com to let us know you are interested.

As well, we are going to be running a series of small, themed builds with a draw for a set. Stay tuned for those, or check us out on Facebook for more news and discussion!

Third Annual NewfoundLUG Showcase

Our Third Annual NewfoundLUG Showcase is coming up on February 22 from 10-4 at Bricks & Minifigures.

This is your chance to shine! All builds welcome, be it a custom-designed MOC or a cool set. We will be looking to firm up who is bringing something in early February, but start thinking now about what you want to bring for display!

And don’t forget to tell your friends and family to come by and see what we have to show off!

Meeting January 7th, Upcoming Events

Hi all – I promised I’d be better at updating the site so our non FaceBook users get updated. It looks like I have at least one New Year’s resolution I am already “bending.”

There is a LUG meeting January 7th, 7pm at Bricks & Minifigures on Blackmarsh Road. Our agenda is:

  • Christmas Update – what did you get?
  • LUG Bulk Update
  • BrickLink tutorial

Additionally, there are some upcoming events you should keep in mind:

  • February 22nd 2020 is our Third Annual Showcase – this is when we show off all our builds for the year!
  • March 5th is the next meeting after this one
  • May 6th is our Annual General Meeting (AGM)- We will be electing Executive Officers for the next 2 years at this meeting.

If you want to be eligible to vote at the AGM , you need to have attended at least one other meeting or event since the last one (Exceptions can be made for active group members who are not local to the Northeast Avalon – talk to your executive!)

Members Christmas Social

NewfoundLUG will be having a Christmas Social for our members 7-9pm on December 17th, 2019 at Bricks & Minifigures on Blackmarsh Road.

Bring some snacks to share, a drink or two to have, and we’ll have a time.

If you are attending, please confirm with the Executive – we are planning on having some surprises for attending members and want to confirm the numbers. 🙂

Meetings, Christmas Social and Fundraiser

Hey all – we have some upcoming things we need to schedule/discuss!

LUGBulk – I want one more meeting for those interested in our LUGBulk order – the deadline to apply for this is Dec 8th, so unless there is a serious objection, I’d like to have a meeting at the Store on Thursday, November 28th.

Christmas Social – We are going to have a small Christmas Social event this year, just a few pizzas and a few drinks – we’ll need to set a date for that, sometime in December. We will be drawing for some of our bigger sets that night!

Fundraiser – we have one of our activity Support sets flagged for a fundraiser draw for the LUG (specifically, it’s set 60228, Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control). I’d like to get started selling some tickets on that, as it would make a great Christmas gift!

Geek Out at the Library

Geek Out at the Library took place last weekend (Oct. 19) – Thanks to A.C. Hunter Public Library for organizing a great event and giving NewfoundLUG a ton of space to display LEGO. The event also featured cosplay, Newfoundland R2-Builders, D&D sessions, a panel, kids activities and sci-fi themed performances by the NSO‘s Atlantic String Quartet!

Big thanks to our members who took the time to bring in their models and talk to guests at the event. Approximately 450-500 guests attended Geek Out.

As a fan of LEGO, one of the highlights of the event for me was one parent’s story about asking their relatives not to provide gifts of off-brand bricks. It turns out the off-brands are not as strong as LEGO bricks and would often break leaving sharp edges. One more reason to be a fan of LEGO!

Read on for some photos from the event.

Continue reading “Geek Out at the Library”

October Update

Geekout is in the rear-view mirror, and it was a great event. I really enjoy working with the Library, and they said they’d love to have us back.

Going forward, here are some dates and things to think about as we wind down 2019:

-Nov 4 official registration opens for LUGBulk program, and will run until Dec 8.

-Nov 6 Build Night/ Meeting : no agenda for now, just fun.

-Ronald McDonald House event: we are hoping to have a night were people can buy/donate a small (<$20) set and we can go in and build with the kids there – it’s dependent on the mix of kids and their schedule so we will have probably a week’s notice.

-Christmas Party: We’ve had a little get together in years past, and we have some big sets to draw so we’ll do it then.

Anything I have forgotten, just let me know in the comments!

Next Event: Geekout at the Library Oct 19

NewfoundLUG will be participating in the second annual “Geekout at the Library” Event at AC Hunter Library on Saturday, October 19th from 10-4.

If you are a NewfoundLUG member, let the Executive know if you are able to help out or bring a build to display.

If you are not yet a member, drop by and have a look at some great LEGO Builds, as well as a bunch of other geek/nerd themed events and programs.

See you there!