Monthly Archives: November 2014

Brisbane Social QLUG meet Roma Street Parklands November 8, 2014

To celebrate our year as the Queensland Lego User Group, we met up at the Roma Street Parklands. Admin would like to thank all the members that took time out of their busy weekend plans to come and catch up with other members to socialise. We found a lovely spot in the parklands to sit, talk and share.

 

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This was one of the gorgeous views we had at the meet.

It was great to see some new faces. We had Josh, who brought along his sister and a latecomer Alistair and his lovely wife who had driven from the Sunshine Coast and gotten caught up in traffic. We appreciate the effort that new and current members make to come along. Our physical meetups are an important part of what we need to do as a group to be officially recognised as a LUG. Physical meets allow us to talk more freely about what we have planned in the coming year.

Ting also brought along a very cool technic model he’d made and motorised.

 

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Ting with his motorised technic model.

Jeff got on the BBQ and cooked up a storm while everyone kept having a relaxing time in the lovely cool shady spot we’d managed to find.

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Jeff got busy on the BBQ.

We won’t mention who Jeremy scared with his newly found friends, but there were a lot of eastern water dragons that live around this section of the park and they move fast!

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Jeremy found some new friends.

We finished up with a blind minifig swap and everyone ended up with something different. A little confusion ensued as I had inadvertently gave away my swap to someone else who I thought had brought something. Whoops! So after a day of sharing food and talking LEGO we all headed home one by one. It was a great place to meet. No doubt we will try this location again and strongly advise that catching the train is definitely the best option.

See more photos here in the Brisbane Meets Gallery.

Sunshine Coast Regional QLUG Meet – Buderim

We had a fantastically relaxed, enjoyable and educational meet up at Paul’s Brew House (formerly Bare Coffee) in Buderim. It was kind of Paul to invite us into his coffee shop after hours and he joined in with us in our meeting. No doubt we will be looking at meeting there another time in future and Paul is keen to learn stuff about LEGO.

A few of our members brought along MOCs to share and I always love seeing what people have made (even if some have been posted in our facebook group), as seeing them in person really gives a better feel of scale and technique. Greg brought along some fantastic vehicles that he has built. Dennis and Tina drove all the way from Ipswich to join us and shared some pretty cool MOCs too. Ollie, our very awesome (unofficial) junior builder that tags along to meetings with his AFOL dad shared some of his batman inspired MOCs. It’s awesome to see the younger generation sticking with their LEGO builds.

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Greg shows off his MOC vehicles and talks construction techniques.

New member Ben also introduced himself to the group. We look forward to seeing him in many more meets in future.

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We talked about upcoming events and what our regional members would like to achieve next year. As admin I fielded some questions about LEGO terms and passed around a book that covers a lot of what beginner builders need to know. Nurturing and educating our new builders is important if we want more people to build fantastic things in future for shows.

We finished with our blind minifig swap, although I think the person whose minifig I got needs their eyes tested lol as it had teeth marks and his face was wearing off. You know who you are ;) The rules were new or as good as new. Be fair to everyone else next time please. I’m just glad it was me that got it and not one of our new members. Most everyone provided a minfig that the others were happy to receive.

So well done our Sunshine Coast local members, you are an awesome bunch and had yet another successful meet!

See the full gallery of what the Sunny Coast bunch get upto here