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  • BlakstoneBlakstone Member Posts: 11
    Please add Oklahoma "OKLUG" - http://oklug.org/
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,045
    For those that are unaware, LEGO's CEE team now keeps a map up to date of all the LUGs they recognize: https://lan.lego.com/lugs 
    I was just browsing this out of idle curiosity about LUGs and found it funny that if you look at the UK on the Map it lists Brickset, Bricks Magazine and Fairy Bricks amongst others, so it seems it's not just a map of LUGs in the traditional sense but also any companys/groups that LEGO has an affiliation with.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    Brickset and Fairy Bricks *are* both LUGs aren't they? 
    Don't know about Bricks. 
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    All the groups on the CEE map are considered to be LUGs by LEGO regardless of whether they're 'physical' (e.g. Brickish Association) or 'online' (e.g. Brickset).
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,045
    Yeah I wasn't very clear, i meant as a resource the map would be useful as showing physical groups that meet etc, which i think is what most people think of as a LUG - obviously a Lego User Group is a very vague title in the grand scheme of things that could be applied much wider. the map is clearly meant more for CEE uses but from a laypersons point of view it could be confusing. 

    The magazine ones were the big surprise, but again when you look at it from the CEE point of view it does make sense.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    I'm a relative newbie to the UK LUG scene having first joined the BA in early 2012 but even in that short space of time the landscape has changed dramatically. New LUG's in the traditional sense and then non traditional like Fairy Bricks, Bricks etc. The Community Team want to be helpful where they can but everyone needs to be defined so calling everyone a LUG is as easy as anything.

    While we do have lots of new groups, events etc one thing the hobby in general is struggling with is attracting new people to get involved. I want to put some time into this when I have some free to think about how we turn passive members into active ones. From the groups I'm involved with I would say at best 50% of the membership is actually engaged beyond paying a membership fee.
    ShibMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,045
    ^now that is an interesting and difficult subject to navigate. With specific regard to charity work i find it frustrating how many people say things like "I'd love to do charity work if I had the time" but will spend an entire day watching tv.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    edited July 2015
    From the groups I'm involved with I would say at best 50% of the membership is actually engaged beyond paying a membership fee.
    Wow! For many LUGs, particularly online groups, actively engaging 50% of the membership would be an impossible pipe-dream, even if 'engaging' was defined as merely posting, or even just reading, a couple of messages a month on a forum....
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited July 2015
    ^ You know what I mean smarty pants ;-)

    For those that don't I'm referring to physical LUG's, getting people to events, meetings etc.
    drdavewatfordShib
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,440
    LUG Notts usually has a physical meeting each month.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Brickshire The Yorkshire LUG (www.brickshire.org.uk please add to OP ta!) has regular quarterly meets but it tends to be the same faces each time (not that I don't love those faces!) be nice for more members to show up.
    Salamalex
  • braker23braker23 Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaMember Posts: 1
    edited August 2015
    Please consider adding RoLUG (http://www.rolug.ro/en/) to your list, the official Romanian LUG, a very active and warm community with over 450 members which organizes regular Truck Trial competitions and Exhibitions all around the country.
    Jenni
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,239
    Iowa LUG (www.iowalug.org) 
    Lincoln and Omaha LUG (www.lolugclub.org)

    Two more I didn't see in the list.
  • drdesignzdrdesignz USMember Posts: 104
    RVA LUG in Richmond, Virginia (rva-lug.com)
  • BrickABlocksBrickABlocks Glen Allen, VAMember Posts: 6
    RVA LUG - serves the Richmond /Central Virginia areas (USA) - http://rva-lug.com/
    Aanchir
  • frank4bricksfrank4bricks Member Posts: 2
    BrianzaLUG - Northern Italy
    www.brianzalug.it
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Sheffield LUG for afols in and around Sheffield City Region. We have monthly meets and organise displays etc.

    Mainly on Facebook but have a website that gets updated now and again!

    http://sheffieldlug.weebly.com
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    @bluemoose please add Sheffield LUG to the list.
    We are now have recognition from LEGO, a bustling Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sheffieldlug
    And an official website
    Http://www.sheffieldlug.org
    Jenni
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    edited May 2017
    @bluemoose please add Sheffield LUG to the list.
    Sorry Kev, I haven't been a member of staff here for a long time; only a staff member can edit an old post. One of them could do it for you ... 
    Kevin_Hyatt
  • abordoliabordoli Atlanta, GeorgiaMember Posts: 131
    I'll get you the Portuguese FaceBook group link shorty. I am a member there.
  • irishlugirishlug Dublin, IrelandMember Posts: 3
    Hello bluemoose,

    I would greatly appreciate it if you could add the Irish LEGO User Group to this list.

    The group is for AFOLs in both Ireland (the Republic) and Northern Ireland.

    The group's website is https://www.lug.ie

    Regards,

    David
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