Brickdraft Saturday 21st May 7.30pm

 

 

Hello All

Brickdraft is on again for Saturday 21st May 7.30pm

Location will be at Mark and Cathy Griffins house, 12 Lynfield ave, Ilam.

What is a Brickdraft you may be asking?

Here is how it works…

We have available 5x set 70725 Nindroid MechDragon. This set has 714 pieces including 5 minifigs

A list of all the parts can be found here. http://brickset.com/sets/70725-1/Nindroid-MechDragon

We are going to do this a little different this time,

We will decide how many sets that we will draft out on the night depending on how many people come along.

This set is being drafted at $65 each, The total cost to spread across all those participating to a maximum of $325.00

Buy in will vary depending on the number participating and how many sets we chose to open.

To Start:

All boxes are opened and loosely sorted on the table and minifigs are assembled as per the manual each holding one accessory.

A dice is rolled to find the order of selecting. The minifigs are distributed first, If a participant chooses not to take a minifig they may then choose 5 pieces from the table instead.

Next, each participant has a turn taking pieces from the selection. The number of pieces you take increases each turn.

1 piece first round. 2 pieces second round. And so on, until we get to 20 pieces. Then we jump in lots of 5

Any additional rules will be decided on the night if all are in agreement.

If you are outside of Christchurch you are welcome to have someone who is in Christchurch to participate in your place.

How to take part:

Register your attendance by contacting Jason de Vries jasonandracheldv@clear.net.nz

Turn up on the night and join in.

An invoice will be sent to you after the event.

Bring along a suitable bag or container to store your parts. An ice cream container works well!

Please bring drinks or nibbles to share.

If you have any further questions please feel free to ask!

Kind Regards

Jason de Vries

021297134770725-1

May Market Day.

LUG 4/2 May community event Sunday 15 May to be held at Paul Critchers place, Rangiora Leigh Motor camp Hall, 433 Dixons Rd.

Bring whatever Lego you want to sell or trade, or request items you need to see if anyone has it to bring along.

Please contact paul at paul.landrover@hotmail.com if you would like to sell, and how much space you require. Tables will be provided.

Sell or trade, auction on the day if you wish.

Setup for sellers from 10am, open for buyers from 11am. Bring a plate to share if you get hungry, a BBQ will be available for use or if someone wants to operate it.

We are also having our next Brickdraft on Sat 21 May what we will draft will depend on those that show up on the day, more info to follow on this.

Any questions or would like to host one of our monthly events. Please contact me. jasonandracheldv@clear.net.nz and I will be more than happy to help.

Kind regards
Jason de Vries
LUG4/2 Community Manager
pauls place

Community Event for April

Meet at Jason and Rachel de Vries’ house on Saturday 23th, 7.30pm-10pm.
2 Bronte Way, Rolleston

We will be displaying the Greeat Ball Contraption (GBC) that was displayed at The Southland Brick Show being held this weekend.
If you don’t know what a GBC is type LEGO GBC on youtube.com

Come along and talk us about The Christchurch Brick Show 2016 which is happening 16th and 17 July

May Market Day. LUG 4/2 May community event 15 May to be held at Rangiora Leigh Motor camp Hall. Bring whatever Lego you want to sell or trade, or request items you need to see if anyone has it to bring along. Please advise before the event how much space you require for sales. Tables will be provided. Sell or trade, auction on the day if you wish. Setup for sellers from 10am, open for buyers from 11am. Bring a plate to share if you get hungry, a BBQ will be available for use or if someone wants to operate it.

Any questions or would like to host one of our monthly events. Please contact me. jasonandracheldv@clear.net.nz and I will be more than happy to help.

Kind regards
Jason de Vries
LUG4/2 Community Manager

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.

I would like to encourage all of you to get involved with your local community. Get to know other AFOLS around you, this way you can help out with parts and advice and all things LEGO.

Here are the Dates for the 8 Major shows in New Zealand this year!

The Southland Brick Show, 16 and 17 April, Ascot Part, Invercargil
Contact jimmysbricks@hotmail.co.nz

The Hamilton Brick Show, 23 and 24 April, Hamilton Boys High, Hamilton
contact https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonBrickShow/?fref=ts

The Palmerston North Brick Show, 21 and 22 May, Barber Hall, Waldergrave Street, Palmerston North
Contact http://www.well-lug.nz

The Christchurch Brick Show, 16 and 17 July, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Contact chchbrickshow@gmail.com

The Dunedin Brick Show, 1 and 2 October, Edgar Centre, Dunedin
Contact https://www.facebook.com/groups/1628729917379986/

Brick Con NZ, 8 and 9 October, Expressions Art Center Recreation Hall, Upper Hutt, Wellington
Contact http://well-lug.nz/

The Auckland Brick Show, 22 23 and 24 October, Trusts Arena West Auckland, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Auckland
Contact www.aucklug.co.nz

The Nelson Brick Show, 12 and 13 November, St Josephs School Hall, Manuka St, Nelson
Contact https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712689778968197/

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

Christchurch Community Event for March

Meet at The Imagination Station on Saturday 19th, 7.30pm-10pm.
Cathedral Junction, 3/113 Worcester St, Christchurch Central

A beginners Guide to using Bricklink

Paul Critcher will present a beginners guide to using www.bricklink.com

This a very helpful site for purchasing various amounts of LEGO to suit the needs of whatever it is that you are building or need some parts to complete a set. You can also buy complete sets that are in stores now or that older set that you may have always wanted.

Come along and talk us about The Christchurch Brick Show 2016 which is happening 16th and 17 July

The April event will be on Saturday 23rd. This will be a Great Ball Contraption (GBC) display, If you don’t know what a GBC is type LEGO GBC on youtube.

The May event will be a Buy Sell Swap. More details will follow about this

Any questions or would like to host one of our monthly events. Please contact me. jasonandracheldv@clear.net.nz and I will be more than happy to help.

Kind regards
Jason de Vries
LUG4/2 Community Manager

The Christchurch Brick Show 2016 Registrations are now open!!!

Do you want to be involved in The Christchurch Brick Show this year? Registrations are now open!!!
http://cbs-registration.incode.nz/register/
As an exhibitor you will have access to an exclusive set only available with registration, have a chance to attend some workshops during the show, and attend an exciting dinner with awards, challenges, guest speaker and more.

Christchurch Community Event for February

Christchurch Community Event for February
Meet at The Imagination Station on Saturday 20th, 7pm-10pm.
Cathedral Junction, 3/113 Worcester St, Christchurch Central

There will be two events running at the same time!

1. A beginners Guide to LEGO Mindstorms

Andrew and Avery Dean will present a beginners guide to Mindstorms. Showing us how to start and what you can do with this amazing technology.
Micheal Redepenning will also be on hand to troubleshoot any issues that you have with your own Mindstorms projects.

2. We have available 5x set 70010 (The Lion CHI Temple). Total cost to spread across all those participating is $550. This set has 1302 pieces in it, so we have a great 6510 pieces to split up!!
Buy in will vary depending on the number participating. (For Example with 5 people participating buy in will be $100, if 10 people were to participate buy is will be $55).

How it the Brickdraft works:
Register your attendance by emailing me. jasonandracheldv@clear.net.nz
Turn up on the night and join in. An invoice will be sent to you after the event by Gerald Lim.
Bring along a suitable bag or container to store your selected pieces.
Each person takes a turn selecting pieces from the selection. The number selected increases each turn. More details on this will be explained in detail on the night.

As we have two events running you need to choose which ones you would like to join in with. Not both.
As always you are welcome to come along and watch the Brickdraft or see how LEGO Mindstorms works.

Also information about The Christchurch Brick Show 2016 will be coming out very soon, so stay tuned of this!

Any questions please contact me. jasonandracheldv@clear.net.nz and I will be more than happy to answer them for you.

Kind regards
Jason de Vries
LUG4/2 Community Manager

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.

Regards,

Sammy Griffin
Secretary LUG4/2

Christchurch Community Event for January

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

Bring:
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 Lego.com or Bricklink.com. 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 chchbrickshow@gmail.com

• 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.