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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Wallsend Display 29th & 30th June 2013

Once again members of SydLUG visited Wallsend to put on a display at Wallsend Baptist Church. The weather was not helpful as it rained both days [29th & 30th June] of the event.

Funds from the event went to the church so they could continue their community work in the Wallsend area.

As there was no set theme for the event, SydLUG displayed a variety of models ranging from a cityscape, to Space, to Dino themes, as well as having a train circuit. The reaction of the audience was extremely positive.

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Farmborough Rd Public School, Brick Fun Day, 22nd June 2013

SydLUG were invited by the P & C to help out at Farmborough Rd Public School with their “Brick Fun Day” on 22nd June.

The event was one of the P & C’s  most successful fundraising events and allowed them to purchase a numbers of items for the school.

As well as SydLUG members displaying a number of their own creations some local builders displayed their creations.  The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive and the P & C are looking to have the event again next year.

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Toy and Game Expo June 2013

Held over the June Queen’s Birthday Weekend members of SydLUG displayed some of their creations.

This is the second year the event has been held and SydLUG have had members there to display both times.

On the Saturday morning a number of our creations were featured on the Channel Nine ‘Today’ show weather segment.

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Arndale 25th May 2013

Arndell Anglican College held their annual Family Fun Day/Open Day on the 25th May and members of SydLUG were there to help by displaying some of their creations.

There was no set theme so members displayed a variety of models ranging from Friends to a full size Pool table.

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Sydney Brick Show

The Sydney Brick Show was held over 9 days from the 20th April until 28th April and was held at the David Jones Elizabeth St store. The event was a sell out and a complete success with over 25,000 people attending during the 9 days.

As well as displays from local SydLUG members and AFOLs there was displays from Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne and Tasmania.

Also featured were a number of the displays from “The Brick Man” Ryan McNaught Australia’s LEGO® Certified Professional. Ryan also ran a series of workshop during the event.

Winner from the building Competition were on display over the opening weekend.

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The opening day was also the AFOL day with an evening event for those registered AFOL who attended the show.

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On the Friday night (26th April) was the 2013 special charity evening event for the Sydney Brick Show. Proceeds from the night when to Bear Cottage, part of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

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Over the last weekend there was a Speedorz Challenge with LEGO® designer Craig Callum on hand to help and inspire.

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For those who wanted a build after all that could have a build in the Brick Pit! Here some of the samples from just one day.

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Bricks at the Bay

This was the third year this event had been run and once again some of the members of SydLUG ventured up the coast to Port Stephens [Salamander] to join with some local builders in providing a display that everyone enjoyed.

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During the Saturday night session the MOC’s were lit up to show them off in a different light.

Held over the first weekend of the school holidays [13th and 14th April] this years event helped to held raise funds for the Hunter Koala Preservation Society.

The April school holidays were a busy time for all with the Sydney Brick Show up next….

Brickvention 19th & 20th 2013

Once more SydLUG had a large group of members head to Brickvention by any means available. The event was held at the new larger venue [The Royal Exhibition Building] which meant more people could visit the event over the two days. Approximately 18,000 looked at the displays.

Special Guest was Lego Designer Mark Stafford there to talk about the new Chima range as well as answer question. Well those he allowed too! 🙂

The SydLUG creations ranged from Friends to Cowboys vs Aliens.

Everyone had a great time and the crowd loved everyones creations.

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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!

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