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Brickvention Bound! The Great Lego Fan Adventure to Melbourne.

Excitement for some of our members who were accepted as first time exhibitors at Brickvention.

Brickvention Melbourne Micropolis display January 2016. Created with blocks from exhibitors from all over Australia.

Cherie and Shaun contributed to this awesome Micropolis City with blocks from all over Australia.

For the first Lego Fan show of the Australian calendar, Cherie and her husband Shaun,  with a few other QLUG members made their individual ways to Brickvention in Melbourne. Most chose to jet down for a quick visit, while the Bruce and Mel from Down Under Bricks in Far North QLD turned it into more of a family holiday. Tony attended as a vendor, but also brought a small egyptian themed display. From setup to packup it was a fun-filled  4-5 days of meeting AFOLs from all around Australia and from across the world.

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Mel and Cherie, meeting in person for the first time at Brickvention

The first day was convention day, where everyone got to have a look around the displays, listen to special guest speakers, shop at the retailers and play some fun games. Everyone received a backpack full of goodies, including a brick badge, small sets and other useful things like a waterbottle. Exhibitors also got a 2016 Brickvention tee.  

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They were introduced to the gleeful silly fun of “Dirty Brickster” a game that involves plotting/scheming/stealing and eventually going home with something different than what  you arrived with.

Day two saw a massive crowd of public visitors and the hall was bombarded with people. The day ended with a LEGO themed wedding and a VIP cocktail event that essentially became a reception afterwards. Some keen party-ers continued on to celebrate in a nearby bar.

Day three saw even more crowds. There was plenty of shopping, special guest speakers to listen to and people to meet. The day ended with a large sprawling photo of all the exhibitors in attendance, before the massive pack up started.There was so much to see, with the largest number of displays that this event has ever seen, so much so it was nearly impossible to see it all in detail even over a number of days. New LEGO friendships were born and much LEGO was bought. It was a challenge for some to fit all their bits and pieces in their luggage for the flight home!

Check out the hundreds of awesome MOCs and fun from the days and nights at Brickvention.

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Townsville Brick Event, an AWESOME show!

The Townsville Brick Event was AWESOME! Townsville was friendly and all the kids were amazed by the displays.
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As the attending QLUG admin I would like to thank Brick Events for organising a great regional show. The QLUG exhibitors all had a great experience.

The local Townsville LUG did a great job for their very first exhibits (the bar is pretty high after a couple years of Brick Events). Thanks especially to Michael Considine for being the TLUG liason.
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Our group table had a fabulous selection of MOCs by members of the group, with some exhibiting for the very first time.
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A new addition to this show was the added bonus of LEGO Event Support for the first time, which meant that exhibitors received a thank you set. We had some fun activities at an AFOL night for the exhibitors and volunteers on Saturday night with lots of LEGO to go around. It was a lovely bonus and I would like to extend a HUGE thanks to The LEGO Group!
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Last but not least, thanks to all our QLUG exhibitors that have done such a fabulous job of representing our group, building wonderful displays and talking to the public. This was my second regional show and it is an awesome team bonding experience to travel and stay together for an out of town show.

Photos of the event can be found here.

I trust that everyone had a great time and ask that anyone who has photos of the event, to please add them to our flickr group too. https://www.flickr.com/groups/qlug/pool/

 

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Lego lovers from across the north have united to compare their favourite creations.

It is the first time fans of the colourful brick blocks have come together in Townsville.

Posted by Seven Local News – Townsville on Tuesday, 9 June 2015

QLUG Regional Meet/AFOL BBQ Night Townsville

We took the opportunity to have a combined meet with our touring exhibitors from Queensland LEGO User Group and some of the members of the newly formed Townsville LEGO User Group while we were in Townsville. Thanks to the awesome support of The LEGO Group, we had some LEGO Event support to have fun with.
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There was a team tower build competition where one group tower crashed in spectacular fashion with a minute to go. Our winners were Owen, Christian and Andrew who each won an Easter set.
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We then had a group partsies session of some Mountain Hut sets. For most this was their first introduction to parting out a kit.
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Throughout this time random names were drawn and every AFOL attending got a random gift of Lego ranging from a set to random bags of LEGO. The night ended with everyone picking pieces from the tower build LEGO piles to be used in future displays.
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Thanks LEGO for our fun night!

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.

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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.