Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Sunshine Coast Brick Event

When I first walked into the venue of the Sunshine Coast Brick Event, weeks before the show was to begin, I was in AWE of the size of the space. The lighting was like broad daylight.

I arrived on friday night for setup and I’ve never seen our Lego look so impressive!

We left late that night, the hall full of impressive displays. Some have been developing over the past shows to become more detailed and others were displayed for the very first time.
The morning of March 1st 2014 we somewhat surprised as the line up of visitors started to snake around the corner waiting and we had to open the doors early. The Sunshine Coast locals were wonderfully polite and appreciative, some thanking exhibitors for coming along.

 

We had visits from the Sunshine Coast Daily , Sunny Coast Kids, who made a video and the local Channel 7 News. The local Lifesavers group and Kawana Scouts did a great job catering food and drinks for the event.

We experienced the largest crowds we have ever had at a show, with 8000 people through the doors by closing time on Sunday night. The exhibitors and organisers did an epic job at making this all possible.

 Check our Gallery of photos here :)

Bricktopia 17-18th May 2014

Bricktopia is South Australia’s new LEGO® Fan Event presented by the National Motor Museum in conjunction with the Southern Bricks LEGO Users Group. It is an About Time South Australian History Festival event, celebrating transport across time.

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On the 17-18 May 2014 builders from all over Australia will converge on Adelaide, displaying their creations from all different genres of LEGO. Star Wars™, trains, castles, planes, buildings, vehicles and much more will be on display for the public to admire. Come along and be amazed by the largest display of LEGO Fan built creations to be seen in Adelaide for many years.

For more info visit: http://motor.historysa.com.au/bricktopia

Flashback – Our First Show as QLUG, The Gold Coast Brick Event

Most of our group have done shows together before, but this was our first officially as our newly formed group QLUG. So on the 8th of November 2013 we all packed up our Lego and made our way to Surfers Paradise, Circle on Caville to assemble our displays.

 

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We had some notable new additions to the show with an awesome 4×4 track, jaw droppingly huge spaceship and one of my favourites Paradisa. The usual crowd favourites were the Harry Potter and Star Wars/Space themes, along with the City display.

We had heaps of people come through from all over the place as there were many tourists in the area that saw all of the signs as they passed by. Everyone had a great time, even if the aircon was a little overworked.

Our shows are run by a company called Brick Events, who arrange all the locations and advertise the events. We just show up and do our bit and they look after the rest.

Find our full gallery of images here :)

Advanced Screening of The Lego Movie @ Birch Carrol and Coyle Maroochydore

Never underestimate what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!
Nick from Birch Carrol and Coyle Maroochydore saw the article in the local paper about the Sunshine Coast Brick Event and tracked me down on Facebook a week before the Advanced Screening of the Lego Movie on the 30th March.
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I had just started unpacking after the last Brick Event and was rearranging my display, so it turned out to be lucky timing. So I headed out at 11pm on Saturday night to set up my display in the foyer of the cinema. The next day they had activities for the kids and did an awesome job of it all.
This is their comment to me on their facebook page : “Hi! On behalf of the whole Birch team, THANK YOU for letting us display your amazing exhibit! I can tell you that it created a lot of buzz and excitement amongst all the kids and attendees of the film, so we really appreciate it!”
Thanks for having me and for handing out leaflets about our group to the adults that were interested. I hope that you’ll get in touch again in the lead up to the next Lego movie release.

Find our full gallery of images here :)

 

Challenge Accepted! MOC building Challenges

Something new. A bi-weekly challenge
Who wants an online build challenge??? Did I hear yes yes yes? Fabulous!
Gather together what Lego you have to build with, be it a little or a lot.
This weeks challenge is to get creative with whatever you have on hand and build a tree. Improvise Post your photos in the “Challenge Accepted” album. We will post something new every week (or so) to encourage you to try new things.
Extra points for using less conventional pieces.
Go join the fun on facebook in our group.
I will be posting a new challenge next week.

About QLUG

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Welcome to the Queensland Lego User Group

This is a group of Adult Fans of LEGO® , or AFOLs as we are sometimes called, from all over Queensland, Australia. Our main goal is to share our LEGO® hobby with others and in doing so, build great friendships and LEGO® models, but most of all, enjoy ourselves. We do this daily via social media, but also meet in person to build and show together.

Some in our group are from the original Brisbane Lego Train Group or BLTG, a group that has 12 years experience in LEGO® display and shows. Building on their expertise and support we plan to display an ever-evolving LEGO® train layout and show off some amazing LEGO® creations at model train and hobby shows and exhibitions. Also with our association with Brick Events Pty Ltd we will also be involved in the various LEGO® shows they plan to have in the South-East Queensland and possibly elsewhere as well.

Our group meets regularly once a month or so to get together to exchange ideas, have a few laughs, share inspirations and play a few LEGO® related games. Members enjoy building and displaying their own creations called a MOC (My Own Creation) for each other at meetings and public events. We also meet to discuss and plan future events, and do other LEGO® related activities. But our main focus is the sharing and enjoyment of building with little plastic bricks.

You will find most of our members over on our facebook group talking and interacting every day of the week. We share our bargain buys, MOC’s in progress, our build areas, favourite links, building tips and so much more. Social media gives us a platform to connect with members of the AFOL community that are otherwise isolated with their hobby by living in a remote location.

Play Well

Queensland Lego User Group is not endorsed by LEGO® and is not affiliated with Lego in anyway. The words LEGO and some images are copyright to the LEGO Company.

Advanced Screening of The Lego Movie @ Birch Carrol and Coyle Maroochydore

Never underestimate what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!
Nick from Birch Carrol and Coyle Maroochydore saw the article in the local paper about the Sunshine Coast Brick Event and tracked me down on Facebook a week before the Advanced Screening of the Lego Movie on the 30th March. I had just started unpacking after the last Brick Event and was rearranging my display, so it turned out to be lucky timing. So I headed out at 11pm on Saturday night to set up my display in the foyer of the cinema. The next day they had activities for the kids and did an awesome job of it all.
This is their comment to me on their facebook page : “Hi! On behalf of the whole Birch team, THANK YOU for letting us display your amazing exhibit! I can tell you that it created a lot of buzz and excitement amongst all the kids and attendees of the film, so we really appreciate it!”
Thanks for having me and for handing out leaflets about our group to the adults that were interested. I hope that you’ll get in touch again in the lead up to the next Lego movie release.