LUG Special Meeting

To All LUG 4/2 members,

On Monday 1/02/2016, LUG 4/2 will be hosting a special meeting to review our current rules and regulations.
We as your current committee would really appreciate your input in this and would like to take this opportunity to find out your opinions, future wishes, and ideas for the LUG.
The meeting is to be held at the Imagination Station in Christchurch at 7.30 pm.
We aware that as a national LUG, many of our members may be unable to physically attend.
To cater for this we will have skype capabilities (more information around this will be released the week prior to the meeting) for those of you that wish to participate.
For those members who do not wish to skype in we encourage you to send in your ideas, comments, constructive criticism through to the committee.


Sammy Griffin
Secretary LUG4/2

Upcoming Lego Shows for 2016

Hello all

For those of you interesting in taking part in or at least coming a Lego Exhibition in New Zealand this year.

Here are the Dates

The Southland Brick Show, 16 and 17 April, Ascot Part, Invercargil

The Christchurch Brick Show, 16 and 17 July, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

Brick Con NZ, 8 and 9 October, Expressions Art Center Recreation Hall, Upper Hutt, Wellington

The Auckland Brick Show, TBA said to be late in year, Auckland

These are all fantastic family friendly events that cater to all things LEGO

Christchurch Community Event for January

Meet at Deans Bush, Riccarton. This Sunday 24th, 2pm-4pm.

1. Food/drink to share picnic style.
2. Your ideas on what you would like to see and do this year as part of our community.
3. If you have a LEGO build you have been working on you are more than welcome to bring to share, we all love new ideas!
If wet met in cafe in Deans Bush Cafe.

See you there!

Christchurch Brick show 2016 Show Set

Hello All

The time has come to design the 2016 Christchurch Brick Show Limited Edition Set
Simply design a model that is relevant to the Christchurch Brick Show. This means something related to Christchurch, Greater Canterbury or the South Island.
Typically such a model will be made of 50-100 parts, however this is not too important. Price is what matters. Aim for a Bricklink/Pick a Brick parts cost of under $10 per set.

Your set could be much smaller than $10 in parts and be aimed at a lower price bracket (sets will be sold for $10 -$25).
All entries must have research done into the cost of the set and be submitted with the entry.
If using Bricklink, there must be sufficient quantities available to make 500 hundred sets at this price.
If you are not sure about how to work Lego Pick A Brick on or or how to cost up a set. I’m sure there will be someone willing to help you – just ask around.
Time to put your thinking caps on, as your time starts now!
Entries close Midnight 30th November NZ time.
Please Submit entries and research to

• The Winning designer will receive set number 001 and would be preferred that they attend the show in order to sign sets.
• The chosen model may differ from the original design.
• Any build that is under a copyright will disqualified unless builder gains prior written approval from copyright holder. eg. The Buzzy Bee
• The CBS2016 decision is final.

Christchurch Brick Show 2015 Winners

Hello all,

Here is a list of all the winners announced from Saturday’s AFOL event evening.

1st in show: Chris Yee – Balrog

2nd in show: Tamsin Rees & Ivan Mackintosh – Bridge of Remembrance

3rd in show: Hannah and Gavin Evans – Edoras

Public Choice: Faass Family – Ship

AFOL choice: Pieter Dennison – Dunedin Train Station

Model most likely to kill a Minifig: James Thorne – Trojan Dog

Model most likely to have your eye out: GBC Collaborative – GBC

How did you build that Award: David Hensel – Druids Hut

Girls are better than boys: Amelia de Vries – Golden cup factory

Engineer of the future: Brian Cook – Wild Karrde (Star Wars)

Living in the past Award: Sam Butcher – Texaco tanker

Young Builder: Orlando Hay – Series of creations

Henrik Andersen Award for Most Cheese Slopes Used: Christchurch Cathedral Spire – Mark Dower

Newcomer Award: Oscar and Chester – series of creations

Model most likely to have you sing “Let it go”: David Hensel – Stargazer

Best Fantasy: Kelly Thorndycroft – Wizard of Oz

Best Dangerous Vehicle: Bex Betman – Mad Max/ Zombie apocalypse

Best Collaboration: Moonbase 42

The AFOL event was a blast and the series of questions researched by Sammy Griffin had everyone scratching their heads to find the answers. But there could be only one winner. Congratulations to Team OCD for winning the quiz night.


Onto Sunday for the last day of the show!

Social Event this Saturday 20th June 2015

Hello All

The next LUG Social Event will have a tree theme.

When: This Saturday 20th June, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Where: 2 Bronte Way, Rolleston.

If you are involved with The Christchurch Brick Show you may be aware that there is a collaborative tree scene planned. So to help this display build a tree and bring it along on Saturday (or provide a picture) OR bring some parts to build one on the night.
There will be awards for trees built – Biggest, most unique and craziest tree. If you are out of town, email through your contribution to

There will be some fun activities on the night. Please bring drinks and nibbles to share.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Early in July we will release the dates and activities through until January 2016.

Show set packing

The plans and stickers have arrived for the show sets!!

Are you available on Friday (5th June) evening to come help fold 500 boxes and plans, put stickers on the boxes and perform some magical quality control checks on the already bagged sets?

To be held at 2 Bronte Way, Rolleston. 7:30pm.
Please rsvp by commenting below or send a message to Jason on 0212971347.

LUG 4×2 group build THIS SATURDAY

Are you available on Saturday (6th June) in the evening to attend and help build an amazing cottage and lake scene that was started to weeks ago?
Paul Critchers place, Rangiora Leigh Holiday Park hall. 433 Dixons rd @7:00pm.
To goal for this Saturday is to complete what we started so it is ready for the show in just 5 weeks!! :) See you all on Saturday.

Another Great AFOL event happened on Saturday night

Thanks to a great team of people who came along to the May social LUG event!   An even bigger thanks to Paul for allowing us all access to his collection and for hosting this event.  All ages participated and built parts for the scene with the youngest being 5 and the oldest…well we won’t reveal that here!  A great day was had by all.

The theme for this event was a team build of a cottage and lake scene to be displayed at the The Chirstchurch Brick show in July.  

Without further ado here are some progress photos.  The final scene will be revealed at the show.

LUG Social Event, THIS SATURDAY, 23 MAY!!

Hello LEGO fans,

The next LUG social event is on Saturday 23 May, 2 – 10pm turn up when it suits you.
This will be held at Paul Critchers place, Rangiora Leigh Holiday Park hall. 433 Dixons rd.

The plan for this month is for a Community build of a country lake cottage scene for display at the brick show using Paul’s collection to work from.
We are hoping to have as many turn up as possible, we need cottage builders, tree and mountain builders, waterways and lakes and landscapers.
So put on your ideas hats and come and show us what you can do. Other activities also, there is also a pool table and kids playground, hope to see you all here

The event is open to all interested, please feel free to join in – there will be spot prizes for coming along!!!

Please bring:
A plate of food for dinner, some dinner will be provided by Paul
Kids and families are welcome
Anything LEGO-related you’d like to show (e.g. latest MOC, a build you’re working on, your favourite set of the year…)
The picture in the attachment shows Paul Critchers place, north of Rangiora

Look forward to seeing you there on the the 23th!

LUG 4/2's photo.