New members welcome – lets try and make this one a little more fun and a little less business – bring a build or set to show off, bring some figs or spare parts to trade!
State of the LUG – 2023
Hi all – Happy New Year, and welcome to our new members! It’s been a minute since we had an update, so let’s talk about what we have coming up in 2023.
If you are waiting for the next update on LUGBulk – so are we. We should see the parts list by mid January, and we will move fast when that happens. Next steps are:
- LEGO releases list
- Eligible LUGBulk Participants select 4-5 elements
- Run Mock order for all participants
- Use Mock order to reduce list to final 85 elements
- Run the real order
- Submit to LEGO
Watch this space and your email, we will need to move fast!
We will be at the Holiday Inn on March 31-April 1. Save the Dates!
If you are planning on having a table to display your LEGO Builds, we will be taking signups shortly. We’ve also had some interest from kids who’d like to display, so we will be discussing how that’s going to work.
Meetings will continue – we want to try and have a meeting about once a month, so we will be scheduling something soon.
We will also be bringing back monthly build challenges – if you have an idea for a theme, post in the comments!
Meeting – July 5, 7pm at the Geocentre
Drop by and hang out with your fellow LUG Members!
- Bring your latest build to show off!
- Discussing the Canadian LUG Project
- Blocks on the Rock ’22 planning!
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. 🙂
New Site Feature – Calendar
If you are interested in what’s coming up with the group, you can now see all the upcoming events – just go to newfoundlug.ca/calendar
If you think there’s something that we should have on the event schedule, just reach out to an Executive member, or email us at email@example.com and we will update it.
Meeting Minutes: November 6, 2019
- Build Night! Bring a set to assemble!
- LEGO Convention Overview: Bricks In The Six 2019
- Presentation by Andrew Wheeler.
- LUGBULK update and discussion.
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!
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!
LUGBulk Meeting – Thursday Oct 10th @ 7pm
We will be having a meeting for those members participating in the LUGBulk program on Thursday, OCt 10th at 7pm at Bricks and Minifigures.
The purpose of this meeting is to come up with our list of 85 elements that we will be using to select our purchases from.
In addition, the Executive will be discussing the plan for this program going forward.
If you are planning to buy LUGBulk for delivery in 2020, you should come to this meeting.
If you can’t make this meeting, please submit your selected 5-element list to help us build the master list – for more details, please reach out to an Exec member.