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Are there any Lego groups in the Chicagoland area aside of the Train group?

momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
edited January 2012 in Community and Events
I just was curious as to why the Chicago area does not have a LUG group or anything that I can find for Lego? Does anyone in the area know of one? Would anyone in the Chicago area like to be part of a Lego group? I am interested in hearing responses. Thanks!


  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I would like to be in a LUG. I am just as surprised as you that all there is the NILTC. With all of the people that attend Brickworld locally, there has to be enough interest.
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    Rainstorm26....let's hope some more people respond. It is such a big area for no Lego group.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I am surprised that on the Brickset member map there are only 3-4 people in the area (at least that are willing to say they are from the area).
  • scratchdeskscratchdesk Member Posts: 155
    I am in the western burbs.
  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332
    Hi Folks, I was really surprised also that there was no lug in Chicagoland. I am from the Rockford area but would be willing to travel. I have been looking for one for about two years. There was a club started in 2008 in Deerfield that is now defunked as far as I can tell. I think there might be one in Peoria if I am remembering correctly.
    I know there are more people on the forum from around here. I remember people mentioning it in the post.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    If all the people interested could get on the brickset map ( it would be easier to get a count of how many people are around and are interested.
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    We did sign ourselves up on the map. We are in New Lenox, IL. We would travel also. My son is almost 16, so I don't think he is old enough for LUG, but any group would be nice. It would be so nice to have a group meet once a month. I would love to see this happen.
  • AquapolisAquapolis Member Posts: 31
    Champaign, IL over here.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,169
    Western burbs here
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    Would you guys be interested in meeting and trying to start a group?
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I guess it would be nice to have some input from other LUG group leaders to gain an understanding of some of the pitfalls of starting and maintaining a LUG. For example, how do you start an official LUG?
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 611
    Hello all, first-time poster here! I am in the north Chicago suburbs, and would be interested in participating if a LUG is started in this area.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited January 2012
    I'm from north-central Illinois and while I don't really have interest in joining a LUG, I can attest to at least four (my Grope-a-Bag group and their kids) other Lego fans in the Chicagoland area so they're there even if they're not here on the forums.
  • DKissingerDKissinger Member Posts: 23
    North of Chicago here also, would be interested but not sure how much time I would be able to devote to it.
  • HuskerDontHuskerDont Member Posts: 32
    I live on the north side and I am just as surprised as the rest of you that there are no Chicago LUGs. Joining a LUG has interested me, but I have to weigh it against factors like time, money, and travel involved.
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