Gaulug: South African LEGO group

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We've been asked to let you know about what may well be the first LUG on the African continent:

"Gauteng LEGO User Group, is a group of AFOLs all based in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, who have come together to share our interest in LEGO bricks as a hobby.

"We hold regular and impromptu meetings, as well as display our creations at public events, and wherever we are able.

"We’d love to hear from you, as well as add people to our ranks, so please send us a message, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. If you’re not nearby, but are on the African continent, give us a yell anyway!

"We’ve got lots of plans, and we’ll love to know you’re out there. For more information please visit our website or contact Tony Graham."

13 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Cool! I didn't even know that LEGO was sold in Africa.

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By in United States,

@Huw, the link when clicking on the picture/logo is not working, www.bricket.com prefix their URL.

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By in Canada,

Wow!! It must have been hard for them to start a LEGO group in Africa. Good for them!!!

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By in South Africa,

Dear all, it is hard to believe but yes LEGO has been in South Africa for a long time (I do not know about the rest of Africa!). I am not that old, but I have LEGO from the 1980's that was sold here. LUG's however is a different story, so thanks for the guys in Gauteng for starting one. The lions does not walk everywhere so we can collect LEGO. We do not have LEGO stores in SA, but we have guys that love LEGO and LEGO import it and then these guys sell it in their stores and some have websites that sell it, so we can get most of the sets you can get in the US, UK and so on... Poly bags - we do not get it here. The ZAR is not always doing good, but luckily the LEGO is not too expensive, but it is pricey!

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By in Zimbabwe,

'Good on you Tony' Where's the 'JOIN' button !!!!! Will meet up with you when in SA next time !!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think there's some misunderstanding among North Americans about Africa: it's not all deserts and savannah: a lot of it is quite civilised, you know...

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By in Zimbabwe,

Thanks Huw !!! Yes it's a pretty normal place ...we do have houses ,roads ,shopping malls etc. SA has many toy shops selling Lego and a few shops selling Lego exclusively.In Zim we even have shops selling Lego and have been having an instore build every 3 months .This year the Lone Ranger sets were out here weeks before they were released in the UK. We do not have many AFOL's, but Lego is a very popular brand with both young and old !!!

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By in United States,

Congrats guys! Up here in Cameroon there is almost no Lego to be had. Occasionally I have seen a small set or two in one of the nicer French owned supermarkets like Casino here but they are marked up 4x RRP. Only Lego I have here is what I have brought over from the USA (which isn't much)

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By in United Kingdom,

^Wait, what?!!?! There was another Bricksetter in Yaounde this whole time?! I lived there for years and had no idea!

Congrats to the guys in SA, though. I'm back in England now, but even when I was in Cameroon that would have been a bit far for me to go, though. ;-)

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By in United States,

^I have only been here a little over a year so we might not have overlapped. If you ever come back, holler!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah, I left just over a year ago XD But, if I ever do go back...:)

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By in United Kingdom,

I do believe that there is now a LUG on every continent of the world, except Antarctica? Any AFOLs work in any of the Antarctic research stations? Can we get a LUG on _every_ continent?

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By in {Unknown country},

Apologies for coming so late to the party there LouiseDade :P

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