ConnLUG Builds Creativity at the Farmington Libraries Maker Fair
On Sunday March 26th, eight volunteers from ConnLUG attended the Farmington Libraries Maker Fair in Farmington, CT. The Maker Fair is an event hosted by the public library to promote S.T.E.A.M. throughout the local community. Patrons of all ages were able to enjoy demonstrations, workshops, and crafting opportunities by local organizations and library staff.
Volunteering at Manchester Public Library
Summer is in full swing at ConnLUG, and what better time to give back to our community. On Tuesday, July 12th, ConnLUG members were joined by friend of ConnLUG, Corey Schmidek of E.Y.E.S., to conduct an afternoon program of LEGO robotics, simple machines, and Technic® builder vs builder mayhem. Our AFOL team supported 14 TFOLs over two hours as they designed, constructed, and clashed in feats of monorail strength.
ConnLUG in the New Year
January 2022 is right around the corner, and for our first meeting of the new year, ConnLUG will host a hybrid meeting, both in person and online. Member may choose which way to attend based on their comfort level. The January meeting will see the return of the set draft and the build challenge! Check out what's in store for the January Monthly Meeting on our events calendar.
May the Fourth Be with You
Doing our best to survive the 2020 pandemic, ConnLUG members new and old continued building remotely and sharing their passion for LEGO with each other online during the month of May. Despite practicing social distancing, we have new members continuing to pour in and connect with us on our Discord Server. We welcome LEGO enthusiasts to join us as we find new ways to enjoy our LEGO community online.
LEGO Minds Gather in Teams
ConnLUG members met virtually for the April 2020 Monthly Meeting in Microsoft Teams. We reviewed the new LUG Buddy System for brand new ConnLUG members, discussed ideas for our Quarterly Build Challenges (QBC), had a classic throwback set review, and reviewed topics from our now weekly MOC-and-Tell build challenges and tutorial streams on our YouTube channel. ConnLUG is still finding ways to connect, have fun, and express LEGO creativity during these trying times.
ConnLUG Adds New Challenges
ConnLUG Members can now find a dedicated section for our Quarterly Build Challenges on our site under the Events section. The ConnLUG Quarterly Build Challenge is an opportunity to participate in a fun and friendly contest with other members four times per year. The challenges are presented in the public meetings that fall in the months of March, June, September, and December. ConnLUG members are given a set of instructions for the parameters of the challenge, and then have ample time to build what inspires them. During the meetings, members are invited to display and describe their MOCs, and the goal of the challenges is to then display the collective…
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.
Grillin’ and Chillin’
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.