Wadsworth Atheneum

ConnLUG and the Wadsworth Atheneum are thrilled to bring LEGO and the holiday spirit to Hartford for another amazing year of The Festival of Trees and Traditions. We will be exhibiting a holiday themed display, individual and group MOCs and sets, and the annual favorite, the life-size DUPLO® Tree, donated to the Wadsworth Atheneum by LEGO in Billund, Denmark. Come join us to support ConnLUG and the arts at this warm and welcoming fun festival. Play brick will be provided for guests and patrons to enjoy.

Wadsworth Atheneum – Set Up Day 2

Setup for the Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees and Traditions continues on Sunday, November 24th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please bring any and all MOCs that you wish to display. Assistance from ConnLUG members is appreciated as we set up our holiday themed layout, individual MOCs, and the LEGO DUPLO® Tree.

Wadsworth Atheneum – Set Up Day 1

Setup for the Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees and Traditions begins on Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please bring any and all MOCs that you wish to display. Assistance from ConnLUG members is appreciated as we set up our holiday themed layout, individual MOCs, and the LEGO DUPLO® Tree.

ConnLUG Holiday Party 2019

ConnLUG members and guests are invited to join us for our annual Holiday Party. The party will be held at the Herd Restaurant on Main Street in Middletown on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The price for the event is $45.00 per person and includes an appetizer, a main course, a desert, and all non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a cash bar for those interested.

BrickFair New Jersey 2019

BrickFair is one of the most impressive and by far largest gatherings of AFOLs, TFOLs, and KFOLs in the United States. Founded by fellow AFOL and builder Todd Webb, BrickFair hosts annual events all along the Eastern seaboard throughout the year.

While BrickFair Virginia is certainly the largest of the events, BrickFair New Jersey is no less a fun time for exhibitors and fans alike. ConnLUG will be in attendance at BrickFair New Jersey 2019 with an exhibitor display, featuring MOCs from many of our members. As the venue and event are within a 2 1/2 hour drive from Hartford, this is an ideal event for ConnLUG members and guests to attend, for the day or for the weekend.

Bing! Comic-Con 2019

Bing! Comic Con is a one day comic, fantasy, and pop-culture convention put on by the Bing Arts Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. This is an intimate, yet colorful event that has been part of the ConnLUG event circuit for several years now. Come meet local artists and support your local community. ConnLUG will be contributing a small display and play brick area for attendees. Setup begins at 8:30 AM and runs through 5:00 PM. All members are welcome to participate with MOCs of any kind. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds benefit the Bing Arts Center.

Build the LUG Event 2.0

Join ConnLUG for the “Build the LUG 2.0” event on Saturday, October 12 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. ConnLUG members and guests are invited to join us for a fun filled afternoon of design and building. We supply the bricks and pieces, and you bring your creativity and enthusiasm for building to help us make some outstanding MOCs!

Our goal is use the ConnLUG materials to create modular display elements that can be used in future shows that we plan to attend. This could range from buildings to terrain elements, or vehicles to decorations, anything really. The sky is the limit. Bring your ideas and make them into reality.

More than just monthly AFOL meetings

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.

Battle Beam Build and Bash!

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.

Beat the heat at the July ConnLUG Meeting

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.