LEGO's Community Events and Engagement team have sent every LEGO User Group (LUG) multiple copies of Set 40107 Winter Skating Scene with a view to those sets being used in a building event. The challenge is to create something with the elements from all the sets combined and share photographs of the build.
Kev the Hairy Fairy has proposed that all recognised UK LUGs participate in a communal "build-off" event at a central location, with each LUG providing a team of 4 builders. He's at pains to point out that it won't be a competition but instead a social gathering of the LUGs designed to bring the community together and have fun!
Brickset has accepted the invitation to participate, as have a number of other LUGs including The Brickish Association, Fairy Bricks and Bricks Magazine. We're therefore in need of 4 enthusiastic Brickset members who would like to represent Brickset at the build-off. Building prowess isn't a requirement, although obviously wouldn't hurt....
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday 26th July
at a venue in Yaxley near Peterborough in the UK. There is a carvery on site where lunch will be available for £10/head if you want it: http://www.thefarmersyaxley.co.uk/index.htm
Each team will get 40 copies of Set 40107 and will need to try and build something awesome with the parts.... I'm not aware of any rule preventing the chosen 4 from communicating prior to the event and coming up with a plan, although I'm sure that @SirKevbags
will let us know if this is verboten! Kev's keen to display the completed models at the Bricktastic show in August.
If you can get to Yaxley on the 26th July and you'd be interested in being part of the Brickset team, or even if you'd just like to come along and hang out, then please post in this thread, specifying whether you'd like to be a builder or a socialiser. Kev's asked us to let him know final numbers (and whether you'll be wanting lunch) by 12th July
. If more than 4 people volunteer for the team then we'll probably pick 4 names out of a hat or something.
Forza Brickset! (oops - sorry, this isn't a competition, right, @SirKevbags