Announcing a new LUG in England

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If you live in t'north of England you might be interested in joining the newly formed Brickshire LUG.

Here's the press release announcing the club's formation:

Announcing the launch of Brickshire.org.uk; the home of Brickshire: The Yorkshire LEGO® User Group (known more informally as Brickshire). Brickshire is the first LEGO® User Group in the United Kingdom to be set up at a regional level.

Brickshire is a group aimed at Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOLs) based in and around Yorkshire, who would like to meet like-minded people, display their LEGO® creations locally and get involved in events across the region. Application is open to anyone over the age of 18 who would like to meet and attend events in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Richard Lawson, Chairman of the Brickshire said “We want to provide a friendly forum for our members and offer them regular opportunities to meet and display LEGO® models locally, with as much support from The LEGO® Group as possible, which is something that hasn’t been available until now.”

Richard Hayes, Brickshire’s LEGO® Ambassador and Secretary added “It’s important that we build a strong and direct relationship with The LEGO® Group, and that’s where I come in. “As a LEGO® Ambassador, it is my job to liaise directly with The LEGO® Group’s Community Engagement & Events Team and make sure our members’ voices are heard, and that Brickshire continue to be able to positively promote the LEGO® brand with the support of The LEGO® Group.”

Brickshire’s first public display will be at the Northern Modelling and Engineering Exhibition in Harrogate from 10th until the 12th of May 2013, and now that the official Brickshire website has been launched at www.brickshire.org.uk, the group hopes that it will attract new members to display at many more events in the future.

9 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the article Huw :-)

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By in Sweden,

Good luck, guys. I hope you'll still be involved in national Brickish events like Steam though.

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By in Portugal,

I don't know how is the AFOL panorama in the UK, but is it long-term wise to create more LUGs instead of consolidating and developing a single, unfragmented one?

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By in United Kingdom,

Cheers rich some are members of Brickish.

Uk is big enough to house more than one LUG just like the USA and I for one hate to spend hours on end travelling to shows and much prefer staying local hence this new LUG, not everyone will like the idea but it is here to stay. We will work with other UK LUGs as we all are AFOLS at the end of the day. We just want to do things our way in our own county just like some LUGS do in their own States.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Adding to bricksan's comment, Yorkshire is one of the biggest counties in England and there's a lot of ground to cover here as it is.

A question to bricksan too. I only skim read the constitution but as I work weekends and the ends of weekdays, it would be very tricky for me to get to any events. Is there a minimum requirement for how many meetings/events you must attend?

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By in United Kingdom,

No there is not manic you are free to attend as many or as little as you like

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By in United Kingdom,

I am pleased to see another LUG popping up in the UK, this may be a relatively small country by size, but I always thought that there should be LUGs for each district (for instance South East, South West, Midlands etc.) Perhaps they could each be some kind of 'subsidiary' to Brickish which would allow for more frequent meetings as members live closer together.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good Luck Brickshire from LUG Notts.

We are here, currently a Forum and informal group, small but active
http://w11.zetaboards.com/LUG_Notts/index/

Now we just need a Lego Store :)
Anyone in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshre or the rest of the East Midlands are welcome.
Although we welcome the formation of more local LUG's.

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