Brickvention 2016

Members from SydLUG attended Brickvention in Melbourne this year between the 15th and 17th of January.
It was held again at the Royal Exhibition building in Carlton, which is a fantastic venue with lots of space and natural light.
There were over 400 exhibitors in attendance, and 26000 members of the public attended on the 2 public days.
The Friday was convention day where games were played, talks listened to and prizes awarded. The guest speaker this year was Warren Elsmore who is an author and Lego builder form the UK.

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Some of the highlights were Ryan Mcnaughts sinking RMS Titanic and BAC Concorde cross section.24764398226_0616bd54ba_z

More photos can be found here

St George Brickfair

On Sunday 8th November 2015, SydLUG was again invited to participate at the St George Brickfair held at Hurstville South Public School. The Brickfair was being organised by the school’s P&C to raise funds for the school.

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There were two areas at the school for the Brickfair. In one building, a display of UCS Star Wars models with other assorted large Lego sets. Right beside it was a very popular brick play area for the kids to build their own creation.

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The School Hall housed the exhibition of SydLUG members. The displays included things such as a Cinderella Castle, Star Wars Mos Eisley diorama, Ninjago & Scooby Doo scenes. Also custom & MOC Lego car creations, a MOC of Sydney’s Town Hall Station and helicopters galore. Lego Friends sets were displayed as well as other Lego creations. The centre piece was the large Lego City Town Centre with lots of buildings both custom and out of the box. Zipping around the Town Centre were trains that entertained the crowd both young and old.
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The crowd favourite was the Great Ball Contraption, it was a number of different moving Lego machines that picked up, tipped out, shuffled and span Lego balls from one side of the tables to the other.

It was a great day for all of the exhibitors and those that attended, lots of smiling faces were seen as they went from table to table.

More photos can be found here.

Upper Hunter Brick Show

A number of SydLUG members were recently in attendance at the Upper Hunter Brick Show which is organised and run by Rainbow Bricks LUG in order to raise funds for the Muswellbrook scouts. 22258876126_4733741eb1_zThis was the second year the event has been held and again like last year saw over 1000 people come out to see all the LEGO models on display. The event was a great success and saw it raise much need funds for the scouts. It was a great day catching up with friends and we look forward to going back next year.21663742393_93f9c1484b_z22272059682_c4581c6769_z22284787145_d0c49af3d1_z

More photos from the event can be found here

Shellharbour School Fete

SydLUG members recently attended the Shellharbour Public School Fete to assist the school with fundraising for the P + C to benefit children’s education. 10 members set up all manor of great creations from Star Wars to Great Ball contraptions to Vienesse Mansions and much much more. SydLUG members also picked the winners for the students building competition. The task set was to build a home for your minifig and a prize was donated by the school for each of the three age categories! In addition to LEGO key rings donated by SydLUG member Graham as runner up prizes. Parents, grandparents and kids really enjoyed the free entry to the LEGO display. A nice relaxing day with good weather and food was enjoyed by all and we look forward to next years fete with all new building ideas already being imagined. Thanks again to Shellharbour Public school for inviting us to attend and help out.

2014 in Review

As 2014 draws to a close, one may assume from the lack of activity on the website SydLUGgers may have not been up to much. 2014 saw many new members join build amazing creations across all genres. At some times, there was a different show every weekend all over NSW.

2015 is shaping up to be just as busy. With so many shows on, you won’t have to look far to see some amazing Lego displays new you. Be sure to check out the calendar for all the details of our shows.

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

Thanks to everyone from SydLUG

SBS2014 Exhibitors

 

UPCOMING: Bricks @ the Bay 3rd January – 6th January

Once again members of the SYDLUG will be driving up the Pacific Motorway to join with local builders for the 4th annual Bricks at the Bay show.

Held at the Tomaree Education Centre in the Drama Hall from 3rd January to 6th January 2014.

The theme this year is Friends but don’t worry guys there will be plenty of displays to interest you.

So if you are in the area drop in and check out the displays.

Brick Expo Canberra 2013

Once again SydLUG members made the trip to the country’s capital, to display at CLUG’s [Canberra Lego User Group] annual display. It’s the 4th year of the event and was on the 10th and 11th August 2013.

The venue was full with not only a very excited crowd but also exhibitors from all over Australia.

Special guest was Sean Kenney (Lego certified Professional) from New York who also provided a number of his own creations for people to view.

SydLUG members combined to provided a large Pirate layout for the event as well as individual members creations.

The event was visited by 10,000 people over the two days.

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Maitland Public School, 28th July 2013

SydLUG were invited by Maitland Public school P & C to present a Lego display at their school as part of a fete to raise funds.

SydLUG setup a Star Wars display together with some local collectors featuring the UCS Falcon among the many Star Wars sets. There was a modified 4 x 4 Crawler for the kids to drive over a Lego obstacle course. Also included was Friends layout which the girls and their mums loved.

The P & C were very happy with the outcome and raised about $4000 from the day.

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