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.
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 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…
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.
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.
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.