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October 2017 Member's Meeting

Happy Birthday LOLUG!!

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, October 18th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at our monthly meeting. This month’s meeting will be held at the Eiseley Public Library 1530 Superior Street Lincoln, NE. In October, LOLUG will be celebrating its 5th year as a RLUG so come join in celebration. We will be draft set # 75137 - Carbon Freeze Chamber, having a Halloween Bring-Your-Own-MOC building competition, among plenty of other things. 

For more information on DRAFTS, or what to expect at meetings, please visit our MEETINGS page.

SEE YOU THERE! 

LEGO Pit Stop Event

Come see LOLUG at the Museum of American Speed on October 21st and 22nd.
Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed will be hosting a fun LEGO event for the entire family on October 21st and 22nd. LOLUG will be displaying some of our creations and ready to help with Creator sets that will be provided by the museum with purchased tickets!

For more information visit their website!
http://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/default.dlp

To purchase your tickets now before they are gone!
 https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ne--lincoln/lego-pit-stop/

September 2017 Member's Meeting

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, September 20th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at our monthly meeting. This month's meeting will be held at the <strong>Milton R. Abrahams Omaha Public Library 5111 N 90th St Omaha, NE</strong>. This month there will be a "How to light up your LEGO" presentation, drafting set 70164 Hurricane Heist, and as usual be talking about all things new (and old) in the world of LEGO.

SEE YOU THERE!

How to Build A LEGO Pinewood Derby Car

Here is a little clarification on the rules for building a LEGO Derby Car for Nebraska Brick Days. Due to the design of the track, the car will have a slight difference:

Build Rules:

(ONLY LEGO elements may be used)

-Maximum wight: 7 ounces
-The front of the car may not stick out past the starting mechanism, which will be in the middle of the lane.
-NO LUBRICANTS OF ANY KIND
-Wheels must be a minimum of 4 studs apart (no LEGO part restrictions on wheel type). NO TIRES NEEDED. This will be a metal track, rubber tires will stick to it.

Size maximums:
*8 studs wide (From wheel to wheel)
*24 studs long (16 stud minimum)
*8 bricks tall

If you have any questions, please email us at: lolugclub@gmail.com

 

HobbyTown and the Lincoln & Omaha LEGO User Group (LOLUG) proudly announce Nebraska Brick Days - a LEGO Fan Expo occurring at Holiday Inn Southwest, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd., Lincoln, NE on August 12th and 13th - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm!

 

For information about this blockbuster event, visit our Nebraska Brick Days page!

   

MOC of the Month - July

Medusa’s Dungeon

With Brickworld-Chicago in June, we took a month of from this series, but we are back with a vengeance. This month's MOC created by long time LOLUG member Amanda Chrisp comes straight from aisles of Brickworld where Amanda's build debuted. 

For more information and pictures, check out the post here: Medusa's Dungeon

Building A Better World Event

LOLUG has been asked to take part in the Lincoln Walt Library's BUILD A BETTER WORLD program this summer. We will be displaying some of our creations including a meet and greet with the public. For more information about this event, visit our event page at: Building A Better World Event

Omaha Railroad Days 2017

LOLUG has been invited back to the Lauritzen Gardens July 15-16. This time it's to participate in the 2017 Omaha Railroad Days. For more information, visit our event page at: Omaha Railroad Days

This Just In !!!

Just released is the Summer edition of the LOLUG Newsletter, Vol. #4 loaded with show updates and group information including a Brickworld - Chicago update..

This edition’s LOLUG Member interview is with Denise Wally. To find out more about Denise and to keep up to date with all things LOLUG, download Vol. #4 now.

Experience Brickworld: Chicago with LOLUG

 

As we have announced before, a large number of LOLUG members will be making the trip next week to Brickworld: Chicago. For those of you who know what Brickworld is, this will be a recap. For the rest of our followers, here is a quick low down. Brickworld: Chicago is one of, if not the, biggest LEGO convention in America. 1000's of AFOLs will converge on Chicago during this week long event to partake in games, events, and presentations, shop around at one (or all) for the various LEGO vendors, and of course displaying and share their creations with the public.

To find out more info, visit the post: Experience Brickworld: Chicago with LOLUG

June Member's Meeting

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, June 21st, from 6:00-8:00 pm at our monthly meeting. For more info, click the event post Here.

O Comic Con!

Come join LOLUG at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa July 7th-9th. Visit the event post Here for more details.

Nebraska Brick Days

LOLUG will be making a huge, game changing announcement, involving a summertime event. Check back here on June 1st 2017 or follow us on Facebook. This is one event you won't want to miss!!!

MOC of the Month-May

This month's featured MOC from member Shane Limbach is a large brick built M-Tron minifigure. Click HERE to read about and see more images of this Kong sized minifig.

May 2017 Member's Meeting

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, May 17th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at our monthly meeting. For more information click into the event HERE

LOLUG Invades Brickworld-Chicago

The countdown to the Brickworld-Chicago invasion has begun. Brickworld is one of America's premier LEGO Conventions which is held every summer in Chicago. For the second consecutive year, LOLUG is making the trip to participate in the event. To find out more about Brickworld and LOLUG's trip, check out our LOLUG Invates Brickworld-Chicago post

MOC of the Month-April

April's MOC of the Month comes from LOLUG's senior member Dave Boyer and boy is it spectacular! All-American Farm is Dave's newest creation and is one of the first of many permanent fixtures on the Nebraska Brick Railyard's every growing train layout. To find out and see more of this month's MotM, click here

Francie & Finch Bookshop LEGO Exhibit

Stop by Francie & Finch bookshop in Lincoln, NE on May 20th. LOLUG members will be there exhibiting some of our local historical sites and creations made from LEGO. For more info on this event, click HERE

ConStellation 8

LOLUG is proud to announce that we have been invited to take part in ConStellation 8 being held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE.
For more information on this even, click HERE.

April 2017 Member's Meeting

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, April 19th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at our monthly meeting. This month's meeting will be held at the Eiseley Public Library 1530 Superior Street Lincoln, NE. For more details, click HERE

Maci's Monograms

Looking to add a little spice to your morning coffee? Want to be the envy for every kid in your class with custom notebooks? Are you looking to add decals to LEGO MOCs or any other project? Vinyl is the way to go. Allow me to introduce Maci of Maci's Monograms, the Queen of Vinyl. With her expert Font matching skills and dead on designing techniques, Maci's Monograms is your one stop shop for all your Vinyl monogramming needs. Check it out for yourself at Maci's Monograms or use the link at the bottomw of our page. And show your support by following Mac's Monogram on Facebook.   

MOC of the Month-March

LOLUG member Ben Storck's Dash-9 locomotive has been picked as March's MOC of the Month. Click here to read more about it and see photos.

Everything is Better on Vinyl

Photo by Cale Leiphart

Photo by Cale Leiphart

LOLUG founder Nate Flood and his daughter Maci, was recently interviewed by Cale Leiphart of Brick Model Railroader about a new, innovated way of making the perfect LEGO decal. The article: DECALS FOR LEGO TRAINS: THE VINYL OPTION tells how Maci went from making a few bucks as an after school hobby with Maci's Monograms, to the start of a LEGO revolution in decal making. If you are an avid builder or just starting out and you are looking to add color or or a bit of your own personal touch to your MOC's, this is a must read article.

 

Amazing job Maci, and keep up the great work!!

 

March 2017 Members Meeting

 

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, March 15th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at our monthly meeting. This month's meeting will be held at the Milton R. Abrahams Omaha Public Library 5111 N 90th St. We will be recapping our February's shows, gearing up for our Lauritzen Gardens Annual Spring Brick Show, iron build contest, and mush more. 

 

MOC of the Month-January

2017 is staring off with a bang! MOC of the Month for January is a WWII German Schnellboot Motor Torpedo Boat build by club president Nathan Flood. Though its been over half a century since the Schnellboot was last seen in action, Nathan's MOC looks like it just rolled off the assembly floor. To find out more about this month's MOC, visit our post here   

 

LOLUG's Winter/Spring Show Schedule

Nebraska Robotics Expo Show

 February 18th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum For more information,click Here

Lancaster Annual Train Show

February 18th and 19th 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days Lancaster Event Center Pavilion 2. For more information, click Here

Lauritzen Gardens Spring Brick Show

March 18th & 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. http://lolugclub.org/event/Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. For more information, click Here

January 2017 Members Meeting

If you are an adult fan of LEGO, come join us for some AFOL fun, January 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm at our monthly meeting. For more details click Here

 

New Downloadable Material 

LOLUG Newsletter Vol. 2 Winter 2016-2017

EXTRA EXTRA!! Hot off the cyber press and ready for you. Volume 2 of the LOLUG Quartly Newsletter is now avalible for download. Download it for free Here

LOLUG MOC Build Instructions

Starting in 2017, LOLUG will be posting small MOC ideas, along with building instructions for them. These are great, creative projects for kids and parents to enjoy together. To start things off, here is a great mini semi-truck that would look great in anybody's city scene. Download the building instructions for free Here.

MOC of the Month-December

31355194576_f446756725_oWith the release of Star Wars Rogue One this month, our December's MOC of the Month clearly needed to be Star Wars related. LOLUG gives you "The Umber" built by AFOL and Star Wars fan Eric Price. To learn more about this MOC, Eric, and to see more photos, click here 

December Meeting-Holiday Party

29274550431_63c27edd50_mCome join LOLUG in celebrating 2016 at our annual Holiday Party. Come join us in some LEGO® fun Christmas style, December 14th starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a white elephant gift exchange, awards, conversations, and more. For details please visit our Event page here. Hope to see everyone there, and have a Happy Holidays from LOLUG

MOC of the Month - November

14826205_1811021795820297_170997267_nThis month's featured MOC is colorful chess board and pieces set to the theme of LoTR created by Matt Perry.For more photos and information on Matt's MOC, click here

BREAKING NEWS!!

14922273_10211177198648999_5831633621020747523_nOn October 30th, 2016, the Lincoln & Omaha LEGO® User Group announced the creation of LOLUG jr. This branch of LOLUG  was started exclusively for the hundreds of 13-17 year old TFOLs (Teen Fans of LEGO®) in the Lincoln and
Omaha areas. This will allow TFOLs the opportunity to meet other Teen Fans of LEGO® and share their ideas and creations. For more information, please visit the LOLUG jr. tab or follow LOLUG jr. on Facebook.

 

BREAKING NEWS!!

14922273_10211177198648999_5831633621020747523_nOn October 30th, 2016, the Lincoln & Omaha LEGO® User Group announced the creation of LOLUG jr. This branch of LOLUG  was started exclusively for the hundreds of 13-17 year old TFOLs (Teen Fans of LEGO®) in the Lincoln and
Omaha areas. This will allow TFOLs the opportunity to meet other Teen Fans of LEGO® and share their ideas and creations. For more information, please visit the LOLUG jr. tab or follow LOLUG jr. on Facebook.

 

MOC of the Month- October

14517611_713502912140478_9034866420157726711_n This month's featured MOC is of Lincoln's very own Tastee's IN & OUT by Adam Prochaska. To see more photos and the back story of this MOC, click Here

November 2016 Members’ Meeting

November Meeting 2016If you are an adult fan of LEGO®, come join us for some AFOL fun, November 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm at our monthly meeting. This month's meeting will be held at the Milton R. Abrahams Omaha Public Library.For more information about the meeting, check out the November Meeting post. See you there!

A Gift From LEGO®

29566964783_56009722c1_oLOLUG was sent a gift from LEGO® to display at our Hobbytown Show back in October. The new Porsche 911 GT3 R3 set #42056 shown here, was displayed proudly on a lit, rotating stage created by some of our own members. For more images of this display and of the Hobbytown show, please visit LOLUG on Flickr

LOLUG Trailer Fundraiser

14643004_10210992339667640_732801386_nLOLUG has started a fundraising project to help raise money to purchase a trailer modeled after the one seen in the picture. We want to build bigger and better MOCs and displays but without proper transportation to and from our events, it makes this a daunting task. If you see our trailer donation box at any of our shows, please help us out and drop a little something into it to aid us in reaching our goal. If you can't make it out to one of our shows but would still like to help, please contact us at: lolugclub@gmail.com