Believe it, or not, SydLUG has actually been meeting in the flesh since January 2000!
In earlier times, the group now known as “SydLUG” was known under other names, first as “STUDS”, then as “Sydney LEGO Train Club”, before finally using the name “SydLUG” in December 2009. Ironically, in 1999, Peter Callaway suggested that the group should be called “SydLUG” before the group decided to call themselves “STUDS”.
In late 2005, the Brisbane LEGO Train Club (BLTC) received an invitation to attend the 2006 Australian Model Railway Association (NSW Division) show (AKA: “The AMRA Show”). Unfortunately for BLTC, it was determined that it would cost too much to transport and display their exhibition, and so contact was made with people in Sydney who then put a call out to AFOLs in Sydney to join the group known as “STUDS”. For the purposes of displaying at the AMRA show, the name “Sydney LEGO Train Club” was adopted (SLTC for short). The SLTC banner was used for many successful AMRA show displays until 2009, when it was decided that a new name needed to be adopted to reflect the growing interests within the group, and thus the name “SydLUG” was adopted.
SydLUG now displays at a range of LEGO specific events as well as various school and charity fundraisers. We are all volunteers with private collections. None of us work for The LEGO Company. If you are interested in SydLUG displaying LEGO at your school or charity event and are in the Sydney area, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.