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A Billion Bricks 2014 Open Now!

billionbricks2014A Billion Bricks: Lego Trucks, Trains, and Spaceships opens today, November 22nd! This exhibition will be open through the holidays, so be sure to come check it out! There are a bunch of new things to see this year.SMNC-logoheaderStamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903

 

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LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER AFOL NIGHT (2014/11/06)

Nearly every month LLDC (www.LegoLandDiscoveryCenter.com) has an AFOL night (Adult Fans Of LEGO, 18+) who reminisce about and/or actively enjoy LEGO.  And ILUGNY, a LEGO User Group in the tri-state area, has members who actively enjoy LEGO and who attend these events to meet like-talented adults to share our passion and to participate in the activities.  NOTE: Adults NOT bringing child to LLDC are only allowed to go during an Adult Night, which is good because that’s when it’s an adult-friendly atmosphere!

This month we report on November’s Dr. Who-themed event… Continue reading

BrickFair NJ 2014 Best Lighted MOC

BrickFair NJ 2014 Wrap-Up (Nov 1st & 2nd)

BrickFair NJ 2014 took place for the first time near NYC in Somerset, NJ at the Garden State Convention Center.  Although it’s a relatively smaller LEGO fan-built event, it still had a great turnout and was a great size for fun exhibitor camaraderie and a great start for our LUG BrickFair newbies (Bert, BG3D, Skaare42) and brand-new LUG members (Marco & John).

ILUGNY, a tri-state LEGO User Group club, turned out with a large table layout of a seamlessly integrated display with 2 trains and 2 monorails.

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On the Road Again: BrickFair NJ

Hey folks, ILUGNY is headed to BrickFair NJ today to set up.  It will be open to the public Saturday & Sunday, so be sure to check it out.

Garden State Expo Center
, Somerset, NJ
Nov 1st & Nov 2nd, 2014
11:00am – 4:00pm

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[Queens] Trick-or-Treat – October 2014

Happy Halloween from all of us at I LUG NY!

This month’s window was installed by Bill Murphy with help from Brian Wygand & Cody Wells. As we approach Halloween we’re all excited about trick or treating but so are our alien friends.

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Completed 20' Tall Statue of Liberty Model (Kurt)

A LEGO Filled Weekend (New York Comic Con, a New LEGO Store and a Free Build at TRU)

This past weekend had so many awesome (some of which were free) activities and events for LEGO fans. The following is a review of these events from I LUG NY members who were fortunate to be in attendance at all of these events.

Starting Thursday, October 9th and running through Sunday October 12th was New York Comic Con, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. This event is not just a celebration of comic books but of all things pop culture related as well.

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LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER AFOL NIGHT (2014/10/02)

Nearly every month LLDC (www.LegoLandDiscoveryCenter.com) has an AFOL night (Adult Fans Of LEGO, 18+) who reminisce about and/or actively enjoy LEGO.  And ILUGNY, a LEGO User Group in the tri-state area, has members who actively enjoy LEGO and who attend these events to meet like-talented adults to share our passion and to participate in the activities.  NOTE: Adults NOT bringing child to LLDC are only allowed to go during an Adult Night, which is good because that’s when it’s an adult-friendly atmosphere!

This month we report on October’s Halloween-themed event… Continue reading

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5 Years Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away-I LUG NY Began to Form

         OK, so the Palisades is not a galaxy far, far away but the New York LEGO scene does seem like a different galaxy however. In 2009, there wasn’t a New York Adult Fan of LEGO group active online. Five years ago there was one LEGO Store in New York located in West Nyack. It was at this LEGO Store at the Palisades Center Mall where a change began to take hold for the New York AFoL community. Continue reading

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I LUG NY Members Visit Carman Road School

     On August 11th and 12th, members of I LUG NY visited Nassau BOCES at the Carman Road School in Massapequa Park, NY for the purpose of sharing our hobby with the Carman Road School community. LUG members Rick Theroux, Cody Wells and I (Brian Wygand) were on hand to present our LEGO models and interact with the  students and staff of Carman Road. Continue reading

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[Queens] Mountain Retreat – September 2014

I LUG NY members installed September’s LUG Showcase model which is a collaboration between LUG members. The model depicts a lone mountain cabin nestled in between rock formations and two fall colored trees. There are many animals making their homes in this scene above ground, on the mountain cliff, on the ground and in the pond.

 

This will be on display through early/mid October. Check it out in person and when you do tell them I LUG NY sent you!IMG_9536

The New York Tri-State Area Lego Users Group