New Year, New Site, New ConnLUG Hey AFOLs and TFOLs of ConnLUG! Happy 2020! Here we are in a new decade, the future is now! We hope that you've all had a nice holiday and are looking forward to all of the fun and opportunities that await us in this new year.
ConnLUG is doing more than just monthly meetings now. While it is great to get together with awesome like-minded AFOLs and TFOLs for set drafts, build challenges, and set reviews, and we definitely enjoy our monthly meet ups and the fun that they bring, we felt that we could do more as a LUG.
Members of ConnLUG joined Corey Schmidek of E.Y.E.S. for a special Monthly Meeting build challenge event - The Battle Beam Build and Bash. Everyone was excited to participate in this unique event and we were thrilled to have Corey join us for this exhibition of LEGO robotics, creativity, and of course battle bots! Veteran members of ConnLUG, new members, and even some guests participated in this mechanized MOC experience.
It was a scorcher for the ConnLUG July 2019 Meeting. On the hottest day of the year, members of ConnLUG came out to enjoy some fun in the sun at the July Cookout - Pool Party. While we crowded indoors next to the A/C, and took advantage of the relief that a pool brings, Chef Brian was braving the heat to bring our members the best burgers, dogs, and veggies around.
Many of you are probably aware that ConnLUG has YouTube channel where we have begun to feature set reviews and descriptions of MOCs. But ConnLUG’s Kevin Hinkle has a channel of his own! Today, our ambassador Steve joined Kevin and other members of the AFOL community to tackle our ever-growing backlog of sets in front of an audience. If you want to see our ambassador attempt to build sets while praising Nexo Knights, introducing his cat to the stream, and getting perhaps a bit overly passionate about why he thinks the Star Wars expanded universe is rubbish, you can click here. Kevin invites other AFOLs to join in the fun…
Twenty-three members of ConnLUG, including a brand new member, joined us for an excellent and relaxing time with our LUG friends at the June ConnLUG Monthly Meeting.
Over thirty ConnLUG members and guests met for the May 2019 Meeting at the home of the legend himself, Mr. Kevin Hinkle. Much fun was had, including our monthly set draft, set review, and the debut of MOC and Tell.
One of the best things about being part of the AFOL community is the opportunity to connect with other LEGO enthusiasts over a mutual love of building. Such was the case this past week when I met Samuel at the Westfarms LEGO Brand Retail Store! Samuel and I began chatting when he overheard me talking with the employees there about my recent trip to LEGO House. From what I understand, he will be visiting soon and wanted to know what to expect. We ended up chatting for almost an hour about my trip to Denmark and his recent trip to Brickfest Philly. Samuel has an Instagram account (@Minifigs_mocs_and_beyond) where you…
Seventeen ConnLUG members joined us for the April Monthly Meeting, hosted by Keller Williams Realty-Manter Realty Group in Glastobury, CT. Amid the clouded skies and rain drops, a bit of sun shone through onto the awesome MOCs that our members brought to display for the Monthly Build Challenge. One of two build challenges at the April meeting, the Monthly Build Challenge for this month required builders to produce a castle themed build of any style. They did not disappoint! You can see all of the MOCs for the Monthly Build Challenge in greater detail as well as additional pictures from the meeting on our April Photos page. One of our…
ConnLUG continues to inspire youth builders with LEGO robots at the Middlebury Public Library.