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.

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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!

Group Meeting: Thurs, Sept. 5th

Our next quarterly meeting is scheduled for 7pm-9 On Thursday, September 5th at Bricks and Minifigures.

Let’s aim for another low-key meeting. Bring something to show off, bring a build to work on.

Agenda:

-Build Night! Bring a set to assemble, or show off a new build!
-Geek-out at The Library Discussion
-Activity Support Sets update
-Stud.IO help with Steve – bring your laptops and I can talk about using Stud.IO!

Event: Pints & Planes

Here’s a LEGO-related event being hosted by Landwash Brewery, Bricks & Minifigs and Admiralty House Communications Museum. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Transatlantic Air Race, a LEGO airplane build contest will take place at Landwash Brewery. Entry is $14.00 including a pint and one hour of building with LEGO from Bricks & Minifigs.

The event is on Jul 24 7:30-8:30 PM at Landwash Brewery, 81 Commonwealth Ave, Mount Pearl. See more details at the event page.

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Upcoming Event: Avalon Expo 5

Avalon Expo 5:
Sci-Fi.Fantasy.Gaming.Comics.Pop-Culture

… and yes that includes LEGO! You’ll find each of these genres and more built out of LEGO at NewfoundLUG’s table at the REMAX Center/St. John’s Curling Club. Our members will have their sets and creations on display during the following times:

Friday July 19 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday July 20 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday July 21 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

NewfoundLUG Panel

Join NewfoundLUG on Saturday at 1:00 PM for a panel on digital design of your own LEGO creations and how to go from digital to building with bricks.

See more about Avalon Expo at their website and Facebook page!