Every month, my local LEGO User Group, the London Adult Fans of LEGO, meet in a pub near Euston to chat about LEGO, have fun and drink a beer or two. The theme of the latest meetup was LEGO Trains, so lots of members brought along tracks and laid them out in a huge winding layout on the floor. It was a bit dark for videos of that, but I took along a small loop of classic Monorail track and my custom orange train MOC. I set it up along with member Tim’s layout. He brought along lots more track and all three official LEGO Monorail trains: the grey and black Unitron train from the Monorail Transport Base (1994); the red Airport Shuttle, (6399 from 1990) and the white Futuron-era Monorail Transport System train (6990 from 1987).
Back in June 2018, my LEGO User Group the London AFOLs put on a display as part of the Caterham Festival. We made various life-sized objects from LEGO to put into local shop windows. The models stayed there for a month for a competition where local kids were encouraged to see if they could find them all to win a prize. I contributed four builds, three of which I still have made up. There was some jewellery (which got taken apart soon after the event), a light switch, a framed picture and my favourite – a tray of delicious-looking petits-fours which were placed in the window of the local bakery.
Today I had the pleasure of visiting Brick Alley – the RLUG for North East England. They hold their meetings at the Head of Steam Railyway Museum in Darlington on the second Sunday of each month. I had engineered my trip up north such that I could pop in to the meeting on my way home driving south.
The members were encouraged to bring some of their MOCs to the event (I had packed a couple of Micropolis modules to show off too). Star Wars WIP:
Some interesting military builds…
Classic Space collection:
More spacey stuff
Soyuz capsule by Andrew “Jack” Horner.
Mim’s vintage restaurant…
A build in progress for charity.
Steve Meyes gives the members some practical tips on photographing your MOCs.