Recycling!

Just a reminder if you are making merry this holiday – save those bottles and cans – NewfoundLUG is funded by your recycling!

We use the funds from recycling to pay for web-hosting and the domain for our website, and other keep-the-lights on type stuff.

Just bring your bottles/cans to any Evergreen Recycling, and use the phone number 555-LEGO (555-5346)!

LUGBULK Application Approved!

NewfoundLUG’s application to participate in LUGBULK 2020 has been marked approved by LEGO! This means that we will be entered into the online ordering system and able to make our actual order in March 2020. We have 43 members registered to participate in LUGBULK 2020.

When the official LUGBULK Parts List is released for 2020, we will share this with the group.

Thanks to everyone who has shown an interest in this program so far and helping to make our first ever LUGBULK order a reality!

LUGBULK 2020 Submission- Approved

LUGBULK Meeting and Test Order Update

There will be a LUGBULK meeting on Thursday Nov. 28 at 7:00 PM. We’re meeting at Bricks & Minifigs located at 45 Blackmarsh Road, St. John’s. We’ll be finalizing the list of members to be signed up for LUGBULK, and discussing the parts list.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted a Test Order for the LUGBULK program. There’s still time to do so if you haven’t already.

If you have sent a test order, and haven’t gotten a confirmation email, please contact us! There is a signup process with LEGO and we need to send a list of names and ages of everyone planning to order from LUGBULK. We plan to send this list on December 1.

Test orders so far show our members plan to order

120,000+

LEGO elements from the LUGBULK program! It’s a great chance to get bricks for your collection and custom builds.

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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!

NewfoundLUG Bulk Test Order

Interested in ordering large quantities of LEGO pieces directly from the LEGO Group? LUG members will have an opportunity in Feb-Mar 2020 to order from a list of 85 different pieces at preferred pricing. It’s a great way to get several hundred or thousand parts for your next project!

We’ve put together a test order form with the preliminary parts list for members to plan their purchases. Please fill out the form if you’re interested! Please contact us for the form’s username and password, and follow the link below:

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!