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An Invitation to AFOLs in Connecticut!

LUGOCT • The LEGO® Users Group of Connecticut

Saturday 04/20/2013 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Extending a invitation to any AFOLs in Connecticut! Join us for lunch at Sal's Pizzeria, before we head to the South Windsor Public library to hold our monthly group meeting. Please feel free to bring along any friends interested in learning more about our group or that would like to join! We will be conducting a parts draft of 60017 Flatbed Truck, as decided by the members at our last meeting in March, so if you'd like to participate please make sure you bring along a copy of the set to the meeting! As always, you are welcome to bring along any MOCs that you'd like to show off or items to trade amongst the other members (such as collectable minifigures). Maybe you're looking for building advice? Or maybe you'd just like to show off your army of gold chrome C-3PO minifigures. This month we will be meeting in the much larger "Friends" room of the library. This is located on the same floor (2nd) as the seminar room, just look for the folks with LEGO. Rumor is that Cody is bringing cookies but we'll see. ;) New and interested members are always welcome! All in attendace will be entered into a raffle for a FREE LEGO set! Here's the GPS info:

Sal's Pizzeria
(12:00pm - 1:30pm)
1735 Ellington Rd # 5
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone:(860) 648-2200

South Windsor Public Library
(1:30pm - 4:30pm)
1550 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone:(860) 644-1541


  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 475
    ^ I'll be there!
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,618
    As a matter of interest, (but totally OT) given that 'CT 06074' covers a massive area, what do you guys actually have to enter into your GPS to pinpoint an address?

    In the UK, our postcodes usually go down to 100m or less of one side of a street, so are all that's needed.
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    Regarding the area code, it covers a town. Every city/ town/ urban area has its own zip code. The first numbers are the specific building, then the street, then comes the town, then the state, and the last numbers regard the postal zip code (zip stands for zone improvement code).
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 810
    edited April 2013
    Essentially, every post office delivery center has its own 5-digit ZIP code, so it's not always the case that each town has its own ZIP code. I know some towns have multiple ZIP codes (where mail volume is high, or difficult to distribute over a large area), and it's possible that some towns share ZIP codes, although I don't know of any offhand. Anyway, most of the time, ZIP code and town are redundant.

    However, there is an 'extended' ZIP code ("ZIP+4"). That appends on an extra 4 digits to the ZIP code, making it 9 in total. The last 4 digits basically restrict the area further, like a certain city block, a certain street, or even an individual address (if that address gets a high volume of mail). That 4-digit code isn't used all that much, though-- many people know their 5-digit ZIP, but often don't know their particular 4-digit extension.

    For GPS entry, you pretty much have to enter the street number and the street name, and then identify the town using town and state or using the 5-digit ZIP. I'm not sure if most GPS devices know the 4-digit extension or not?

  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Huw said:

    As a matter of interest, (but totally OT) given that 'CT 06074' covers a massive area, what do you guys actually have to enter into your GPS to pinpoint an address?

    Having grown up in CT nothing in CT covers a massive area. :-) But what you would enter in the GPS that would pinpoint the area is the specific street address (1735 Ellington Rd #5) ...

  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    btw - go lady Huskies!
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