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Sheffield LEGO User Group

Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
edited September 2018 in Community and Events
I've just set up an unofficial (for now!) LUG for afols in and around Sheffield to meet and talk LEGO.
No subs, no complicated constitutions or any other Gubbins. 
Pop by and say hi at Facebook.com/Sheffield.LEGO.User.Group

First meet up will be in new year, date tbc.

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  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,364
    Erm, but there's already Brickshire, which covers Yorkshire (including Sheffield), and Northern Brickworks, which covers the north in general (and also includes Sheffield). Sorry dude, but I really don't see the point of such a location-specific LUG, when there's two that do a great job anyway.
    Xefan
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,364
    The other point I'd make is that you say there's no 'complicated constitution', but I think I'm correct in saying that to become a recognised LUG, Lego requires you to have a constitution.

  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    I'm already a member of BrickshireLUG, and its often a struggle to get members interested in Sheffield-based activities. Plus there are lots of other mini-LUGs that cater to local groups/special interests.

    If its true that a constitution is required for recognition then I'm sure one can be scribbled down on the back of a beer mat in five minutes next year :)
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    If you can't get people in a much bigger LUG interested in activities in Sheffield, then what makes you think a smaller Sheffield only LUG will have more success?

    Are there Sheffield supremacists out there or something who only join clubs if there are no foreigners from places like Barnsley, Rotherham, and Leeds?
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    edited December 2015
    ^you'd be surprised!
    hantot
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,364
    I've thought of a name for your Sheffield LUG:

    SLUG! ;)
    kiki180703khmellymelSprinkleOtter
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    ^ that's already been claimed for the Super LUG and I gave my word I wouldn't appropriate it for Sheffield LUG :)
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    First public display is in place!

    'Christmas Tree' by Kevin Hyatt is on display until the end of the month in the shop window of Falling Moon Gift Shop.

    Have a look if you're in the area (or peruse the snaps on Facebook if you aren't!).

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1065136933520138&id=1060904613943370
    kiki180703SuperTramp
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    So our first physical meet up is on the calendar.
    12 noon on Sunday 31st of January. Will be meeting up in a coffee shop in Hillsborough for a few hours of chat and fun then taking a stroll down to Bricks and Bits store that Michael has kindly agreed to open so we can have a look at some of his rarer museum pieces. (And buy stuff he hopes!).

    Exact venue will be determined closer to the day depending on numbers going. Will update here and in the Facebook page.
    https://m.facebook.com/Sheffield.LEGO.User.Group/
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    edited January 2016
    So finally got round to putting together a website.
    Prefer doing it through Facebook so will be concentrating on that for the daily stuff but all the cool kids have websites so figured should get one too. (And yes, if little johnny jumped off a cliff I would too!)

    http://sheffieldlug.weebly.com
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    edited January 2016
    To celebrate reaching a milestone there is a giveaway on the Facebook page with prize of an Olaf Summertime Fun Polybag.

    https://m.facebook.com/Sheffield.LEGO.User.Group/
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    So have been to Costa Coffee at Hillsborough today and booked the cubbyhole for our meetup. Meeting there at 12 noon on Sunday 31st January. It is bang outside the Supertram stop for those coming that way and there is limited on street parking in the vicinity for those driving in (plus a huge Morrison's carpark 10mins walk away.)

    Looking forward to seeing those already confirmed coming and happy to see anyone else who wants to pop along. :)
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 847
    Heading down to Sheffield mon-fri next week for my new job and will be at a loose end at nights, any suggestions from the Sheffield folk what to do? Lego related or otherwise. Thanks
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Shame you won't be around at the weekend @nexander .
    A visit to LEGO store at meadowhall is a must! Depending what time you're working until on Friday you should try to get down to Bricks and Bits shop on Dixon Road next to Hillsborough park.

    As for other stuff to do depends what you're into. Sheffields no New York but its a decent city with stuff for most tastes!
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 273
    There's a great burger joint called Swanky Franks in Woodseats.

  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 847
    Thanks. I'm planning to go to bricks and bits on Friday if I get the chance, it all depends on time and transport. Might head into the Lego shop for the pab wall as Glasgows has been a bit empty recently, and it will give me something to build! Will probably see star wars again as well one night. Who knows, this is all new to me!
    Kevin_Hyatt
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 847
    After a fun few days it looks like bricks and bits is a possibility tomorrow. A question for anyone who has been, what's parking like? It looks pretty bad on google streetmap and I have a long drive after so don't have time hunting for a space.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    ^Sorry I missed this message! Hope you got parked OK and had fun in the shop.

    Our first monthly meet went well and was nice to meet in person some who is only chatted to online before. There are some pics on the Facebook page!
    At the meeting we decided (I declared!) that this year we are going to raise funds for a full Fairy Bricks donation to Bluebell Wood Hospice for children in Sheffield.
    We got the ball rolling wih a raffle at the meet and have a raffle running on our Facebook page if anyone wants to help (and be in wih a chance of winning lovely lego!).
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1094601837240314&substory_index=0&id=1060904613943370

  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    2nd monthly meet is this Sunday, 28th February at 12noon in Costa Coffee, Langsett Road, Hillsborough.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Just a reminder that everyone is welcome to pop along, LUG member or not.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    We've got some fancy pants logos now courtesy of Luc Byard. Check em out.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,364
    I thought it was a Lego user group, not a Tetris user group ;)
    Kevin_HyattMattsWhat
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Now the dust has settled have put up the photos from the last event we attended, Woscon Junior.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1140942112606286&id=1060904613943370
    legomental
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 308
    Looks great 
    Kevin_Hyatt
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Last minute reminder:
    4th Sheffield LUG meet is today at noon in Cafe Temptation, Hillsborough.
    We've got the place to ourselves so feel free to geek out and bring owt you like!
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    edited May 2016
    5th meet up this coming Sunday 29th noon, Temptation Cafe, Hillsborough
    Middlewood Road, S6 4HD Sheffield.
    Usual show off MOCs (we've the whole Cafe so can bring bigguns) and chat. Regular Fairy Bricks raffle (with German footballer CMF!) so please bring a couple quid for tickets and feel free to bring a little donation to add to the draw.
    Will be debuting the Build-a-Car-Bar to give it a dry run before it goes live at the Scouts event night in a couple of weeks time so everyone has to build a car!
    Lastly have said as it's Minifig May will be having a bit of a minifig swapmeet so if you have any spares from the recent series and are missing a couple then bring yours along and see if you can't complete your set. (Please don't bring twenty zombie pirates and expect to go home with sharkguys, unicorns and German goalies!)
    Hope to see you there!
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    edited June 2016
    Sorry for not mentioning yesterdays meet up here. Had a good laugh especially when it turned out it was a surprise birthday party for me too!
    Had some nice mocs on show had a few games and a quiz!
    Discussed how well we had done with fundraising (reached year end target, and then some, already) and agreed on where next donation will be going (St Luke's Hospice).
    Photos are on the Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/Sheffield.Lego.user.group

    Augusts meet is going to be a minibus day trip to Scarborough on the last Sunday of the month (book early to avoid disappointment!) but next months will be in the cafe as usual. Hope to see you there!
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    10th meeting coming up. Doing a parts draft, some speed birding and usual MOC show off, Lego chat.
    All welcome.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1853486284872391/?ti=cl
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 458
    Which set are you parts drafting? :-)
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Doing a big pile of Dr. Strange Sanctorum sets this time.
    Thinking of an assembly square or two for the next one in new year.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Had a great LUGmeet.
    Pics on the website and Facebook page.
    http://www.sheffieldlug.org
    http://www.Facebook.com/sheffieldlug
    legomental
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    After all the hard work over the last year and a bit we have received our recognition from The LEGO Group and are now an official RLUG.

    As always, you're welcome to pop along to our monthly meets or see us at one of our events through the year.
    Keep up to date or get in touch via http:/www.facebook.com/sheffieldlug
    Http:/www.sheffieldlug.org
    Or find us on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.
    TheBrickLaddtheLEGOmanthebeermonkeyRussell844MattDawsonnexanderbluemoosePaperballparklegomental
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Had our 25th LUGmeet on Sunday in our new home.
    Even with all the extra space we were a bit crowded due to a lot of new members turning up.

    https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2036844189682736&id=1060904613943370
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 170
    Great to hear a good get together for us poor misunderstood lego fans  and keep on building
    Kevin_Hyatt
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