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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


SydLUG 2013 Q1 Update

SydLUG has been very busy this year attending Brickvention in January, Trainworks and Rockdale Arts day in March and Tomaree Bay Lego Show and the Sydney Brick Show in April. With various new displays built and on display at each show, we have run out of time to keep the web page updated. For the latest photos please see the SydLUG flickr group.

Up coming shows include the Toy and Game Expo held on the June long weekend at olympic park and Canberra’s Brickexpo in August.

A new webpage format is in the works so stay tuned and keep building!

AMRA 2012 – Hexham Swamp by SydLUG Trains

SydLUG has displayed many times at the AMRA Liverpool show. This year, we have focused on the Richmond Vale Railway and surrounding area. The railway closed in 1987 and while the rail corridor has not been built over, it is unlikely the railway will ever cross the hexham flood plain again. More info at

The SydLUG team has worked to capture parts of the local town of Kurri Kurri, the immigrant camp at Greta, the Hexham Swamp and the Richmond Vale Colleiry. The display is circa 1980.

The AMRA Liverpool show is on between 9am-4pm both Sunday 30th Sept and Monday 1st Oct. Come along if you are in Sydney and want a fun day out. More details can be found at

Thismorning the Larmour family presented SydLUG with AMRA’s Wombat Award (The Children’s Most Popular Exhibit) for 2012.

SydLUG Trains AMRA 2012 Hexham Swamp

SLGG layout “Brickston Valley” wins the Public Choice Award at AMRA 2011!

The Sydney L Gauge Group (SLGG), attended the 49th Annual show of the Australian Model Railway Association at Sydney’s Liverpool Leisure Centre. Held of the October long weekend, ths show hosted a variety of layouts with varying gauges. SLGG this year produced our greatest layout thus far – with the public agreeing. The SLGG layout “Brickston Valley” won the Public Choice Award – an award we have aspired to win since Lego has been displayed at the annual AMRA show. The Sydney Lego community has been represented since 2006 by other groups such as the Sydney Lego Train Club and SydLUG. SLGG aims to display high quality model railroads using Lego as the medium of choice.

The display featured a country and city section separated by a wharf with working gantry crane. The country resembled a small English village with Hogsmeade Station, limestone cottages and an Antiques dealer. The wharf incorporated a traction sub station to power all catenery, coast guard base and working crane (rc controlled) loading a Maersk off shore tug.

The city featured many of the official LEGO modular buildings as well as English inspired grand station, tram shed, Pulp fiction inspired Big Kahuna Burger restaurant, Vahalla cinema, and Kiama inspired Post Office. The rear of the city had an industrial area with an English inspired locomotives shunting goods.
Various photos can be found here.

AMRA 2011

SydLUG is excited to confirm that SLGG (Sydney-L-Gauge-Group) will be displaying a layout at this year’s AMRA show at WHITLAM LEISURE CENTRE Memorial Avenue, Liverpool, 1-3 October. SLGG is a division of SydLUG that primarily focuses on model railroad displays, but unlike traditional model railways, uses LEGO as the artistic medium.

This year’s display will consist of a large city, country village and dock area, as well as feature realistic locos and rolling stock. We hope to see many of you there!

A flyer for this event can be found here.

BrickExpo 2011

Last weekend (6th & 7th August) saw SydLUG attend the 2nd annual Canberra Brick Expo. In a more spacious room, thousands of people flocked from all over Australia to see the LEGO creations from 25 exhibitors (including Australia’s very own LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught) and one LEGO designer – Jamie Bernard.

Most people who braved the queues outside were very pleased and astonished by the detail and variety of the Lego creations. SydLUG was proud to contribute and looks forward to next year.

Here are a few links to the BrickExpo Displays;

SydLUG Classic Space       More BrickExpo       BrickExpo 2011

Sydney Aviation Model Show

SydLUG at the Sydney Aviation Model Show
SydLUG at the Sydney Aviation Model Show

The 14/15th May saw SydLUG attend the Sydney Aviation Model Show at Bankstown Airport. The show featured various model aircraft shops, exotic cars and of course, our Lego display. The 9×9 baseplate layout was based on a country airfield in the Asia Pacific region. All who attended were amazed by the amount of Lego and the Easter eggs littered through the layout. How many can you see? (Try to find a soccer ball, Australian WW1 troops, Australian Special Forces, a Star Wars Droid plus many more).

Brickvention 2011

The 15th and 16th January saw 13 SydLUG members drive, fly or train down to Melbourne to display various MOCs at Brickvention 2011. The displays included town, western, pirates, interesting architecture, trains, robots, technic, sci-fi MOCs and even Hogwart’s Castle. The Western layout “El Bricko” won the people’s choice award. The public turned out in force queuing for up to 2.5 hours to enter the display area. A brilliant event with most of the big builders from the eastern Aussie states in attendance.


See more images here and here.