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Tim Burton can build!

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, In : Members 
Tim Burton is a marvelous mosaic maker!  His pieces, including portraits of the Beatles, National leaders and team logos, have been a presence at many SLUG shows.  His latest works now grace the walls of the Moose Jaw Hospital!


Tim, second from the right, and his creations.

The hospital contacted Tim last fall and requested some non-threatening characters for their pediatric ward.  He obliged, and created a number of bright, colourful characters!  These builds are sure to put smiles on everyone...
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BRICKSPO's 5th year!

Posted by adam dodge on Saturday, July 30, 2016, In : BRICKSPO 
On July 22nd - 24th, SLUG presented it's fifth annual summer LEGO showcase, BRICKSPO.  Being the fifth year of the show, we wanted to make it even bigger and better than we had in the past!  More exhibitors, larger creations, more giveaways, more visitors... and boy did it work!

We had 39 Adult Fans of LEGO showing hundres of their amazing creations to the public!

There were 8 large-scale / collaborative builds including Fancon '16 which included the work of more than a dozen builders!

We gave a...
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SLUG comes up BIG at Brickcan!

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, In : Conventions 
The April 21st - 24th weekend saw many members of SLUG travel to Richmond, British Columbia for the first year of Brickcan!


This LEGO convention was attended by more than 225 LEGO enthusiasts with hundreds of brick-built creations on display for the viewing public!  There were discussions, games and good times throughout the weekend, all focused on the brick!

Awards were handed out on the last night of the show and members of SLUG were among the winners!  Check out our Hall of Fame page for all...
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SLUG heading to Thunder Creek

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : Show Info 
This weekend SLUG will be taking part in the Thunder Creek Model Train Show!

This will be our 6th appearance at the show!

We will be showcasing a number of different theme layouts, including:
- Pirates
- Western
- World War 2
- Arctic
- Moonbase

- many different stand-alone displays!

Saturday and Sunday
9am - 5pm
Western Development Museum admission applies
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Marchitecture

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Building Challenge 
The Saskatchewan Lego Users Group is hosting an online building contest on the photo-sharing site flickr.

Participants are invited to construct a real-world building in a micro scale, presented like a LEGO Architecture set.



This contest is open world-wide, so if you have a flickr account and an idea, you've got until March 31st to get it in!



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Andre hits the small-screen with his Traffic Bridge

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, January 14, 2016,
Long-time SLUG member Andre Lalonde built an outstanding 25ft. replica of the Saskatoon 'Traffic Bridge' a few years ago.  He has brought the bridge to a number of group events over the years such as the Prairie Rail Workshop Model Train Show, the Thunder Creek Model Train Show and BRICKSPO.

Recently, the City of Saskatoon decided that the bridge had to go and demolished two spans of the century-old bridge.  As such, the bridge's destruction has been all over the news... as has Andre.

For the p...
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Kinette's Craft Show

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, November 19, 2015, In : Show Info 
This Saturday, SLUG will be taking part in the Kinette's Winter Craft Show in Estevan!

This will be our second appearance at this show, showcasing various winter-themed creations!  The craft show boasts a number of vendors with great homemade crafts that range from knitting and crochet to tin signs and woodworking!

You can see our display from last year's show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sasklegousersgroup/albums/72157648903568668
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The Geek Summit returns!

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, In : Show Info 

This weekend, SLUG will be taking part in the third annual Geek Summit, hosted by the Regina Public Library.

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This event brings together 'fringe' or lesser known hobbies and presents them to the public.  This will be SLUG's third appearance at this event and will also be the location of our 13th SLUG Challenge: Monsterfy a set!  Be sure to look for this and vote for your favourite creation!

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Regina Model Train Show - Cancelled

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, September 14, 2015, In : Show Info 
For the second time in three years, the model train show in Regina has been cancelled.  It was scheduled to take place at the Orr Centre again this year, but due to unknown circumstances it won't be happening.

We have been assured that they are working things out for a larger show next fall.  Here's hoping.
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BRICKSPO 2 days away!

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, July 24, 2015, In : BRICKSPO 
BRICKSPO, our annual showcase of LEGO creations is only 2 days away!

We have dozens of adult builders bringing hundreds of LEGO creations to be viewed at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw!  The show will be open during Museum hours, 9-5 on both Saturday and Sunday.

We're happy to have Bricks 4 Kids return to BRICKSPO for some awesome workshops!  

Don't forget, you have a chance to win multiple LEGO sets by voting for the number of different contests we're holding at the show this year!...
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BRICKSPO - 2 months away!

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, May 22, 2015, In : BRICKSPO 
We are currently a little over 2 months away from our 4th annual LEGO showcase - BRICKSPO!

This year`s show, July 25th - 26th, promises to be even bigger and better than those in the past!  We`re planning on having over 25 LEGO enthusiasts at the show and are making space available for more than 500 LEGO creations in 10 different themes!

But our participants won`t be the only ones having fun...  We are providing a number of ways for visitors of the show to build, play and interact:

- Bricks 4 Ki...
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Majestic's Car Show

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Show Info 
This weekend, SLUG will be taking part in the Majestic's Car Show in Regina!

This will be our first appearance at the show, which showcases custom and restored vehicles, as well as vehicle related hobbies.  We'll have a pretty large set-up at the show, which will be filled with all sorts of original MOC's, modified sets and other cool LEGO stuff!

The show is at the Canada Centre Building - Evras Place and will be open from 10am - 10pm on Saturday, and 10am - 5pm on Sunday!  Hope to see you ther...
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SLUG 2015

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, February 23, 2015, In : Show Info 
Our show season for 2015 began last weekend at the Saskatoon Model Train Show which saw 5700 people pass through it's doors!  10 members took part in the show where we took home the Best Non-Scale award for the fourth year in a row!

Our next show is in Moose Jaw at the Thunder Creek Model Train Show, March 21-22.  Hope to see you there!
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SLUG in October!

Posted by adam dodge on Sunday, September 21, 2014, In : Show Info 
Our fall calendar is filling up quick!  Next month, the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group is slated to participate in three exciting events in Regina:

1) Ignite!  This fair for those who create will be happening on October 10th - 11th at the Saskatchewan Science Centre!  This two-day event will showcase different types of people who 'make things' inculding a number of our LEGO creations!

2) RPL Geek Summit  This second-annual event is hosted by the Regina Public Library and allows various groups fr...
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BRICKSPO 2014

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : BRICKSPO 

Our third annual showcase wrapped up this past weekend at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw!

We were pleased to host four out-of-province participants to the show, including one visitor from the United States, which makes this BRICKSPO an international affair!  We also had 2328 people visit the museum to see our creations!

This year also saw the introduction of various 'Best of' awards for the show.  Some were voted on by the coordinators of the show, others by the visiting public.  H...
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Chris Workman

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, In : Members 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our members, Chris Workman.

He was with our group for far too short a time, but during his invovlement, became a key member of SLUG.  He brought a great deal of enjoyment and humour to our meetings, as well as ideas and suggestions.  He will be missed by everyone in the group, and his absence will not go unnoticed at future events.

As a tribute to Chris, we will be renaming our SLUG Cup in his honour, with the first official awardi...
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BRICKSPO countdown!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, May 12, 2014, In : BRICKSPO 

BRICKSPO, our summer showcase at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw is less than 75 days away!

Our annual event has brought in more than 3800 visitors to view the more than 500 creations we have displayed!  We have added a number of public participation elements this year, including:

- a Kids Building Contest for LEGO fans aged 10 - 14!

- building workshops hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz

- lots chances to win great LEGO prizes!

Watch our website for details and information about our public event...
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Moose Jaw Train Show Round up

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, March 24, 2014, In : Show Info 

2014 saw the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group return to the Thunder Creek Model Train Show in Moose Jaw!  We were unable to attend last year due to adverse weather conditions, but were happy to attend this show once more!

The show saw more than 2000 visitors through the door to see the displays, including our 8' x 36' layout, pluse two tables full of LEGO creations!  We received a good response from those who came to see our work, and were awarded the Best Non-Scale award for our efforts!

We're al...
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Saskatoon Train Show round-up

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, In : Show Info 

This past weekend (Feb 22-23), the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group took part in the 30th annual Prairie Rail Workshop Model Train Show in Saskatoon.  The show was visited by more than 4000 people over the two day event, and our group was voted the Best Non-Scale Award for our 8'x35' layout and added creations.  The 12 members who took part in the show, mark our highest participation at a train show.

We were also fortunate enough to meet up with a couple of people who wished to join our group.  T...
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Brick Wars!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Brick Wars 

This past weekend, members of the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group took part in the making of a brand new television show:
BRICK WARS!
We were approached by Access Communitcations, a local TV station in Regina, to film a competition show about LEGO.  Teams of two would compete against each other by using the same LEGO set to build a new creation in a chosen theme!

Six preliminary rounds were filmed, as well as semi final and final rounds!  We had a lot of fun filming the show, and are very exci...

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2014 SLUG activities

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : LUG news 

With the new year comes a new round of events!  SLUG will be taking part in a number of event all over the province in 2014.  Here's a quick run-down of the opportunities SLUG will be attending:

All Aboard Model Train Show
Saskatoon, Western Development Museum
February 26 - 27

Thunder Creek Model Train Show
Moose Jaw, Western Develpoment Museum
March 22 - 23

Prince Albert Train and Hobby Show
Prince Albert, Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club
May 3 - 4

BRICKSPO
Moose Jaw, Western Development Museum
July ...
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RPL workshop wrap-up

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, In : Misc. 

We have had the good fortune to work with the Regina Public Library for two seasons of workshops.  Each series of sessions lasted for three months, with workshops being held one saturday a month over that time period.

Our first series came in the spring of 2013 at the Connaught branch in the Cathedral Neighbourhood.  For each of our three workshops, we provided two time slots to accomodate different age groups and abilities.  During the workshops, we looked at various building techniques, Tech...
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Regina Model Train Show

Posted by adam dodge on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : Show Info 
The Regina Model Train Show starts tomorrow!!!

Held (for this year) at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the show runs during the operational hours of the centre itself.  Admission to the Science Centre should give you admission to the show!

Due to the limited nature of the space, we will be offereing a 12'x12' layout with train track running through various terrain and themes!  We'll also have a couple other creations on hand that don't quite fit into the layout (scale-wise, not awesome-wise!)....

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Regina Model Train Show... and Challenge!

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Show Info 

In just over a week, the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group will be participating in the Regina Model Train Show!  This show was cancelled last year, so we're happy to see it up an running once again!  There has been a change of venue for the show this year, with it being hosted at the Saskatchewan Science Center!  This will only be temporary as the show is assessing new venues for the future.

We will be showcasing a 12' x 12' layout of city, trains and what-not, with our regular humour and flair! ...
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SLUG @ Brickcon!

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Members 

This past weekend (October 4-6) one of the largest LEGO conventions in North America took place in Seattle WA.: Brickcon.  This event is attended by hundreds of people each year from around the country and the world.  A long-time attendee of this event is our own Ley Ward.

Ley has been attending this event for a number of years, and has become the SPACE coordinator for the show.  He has been encouraging other members of the group to attend the show, and this year, five of us did!  Ray J., ...


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Waterfall Tutorial

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Members 

One of our more adept Technic masters, Ray M., has posted a VERY helpful tutorial on how to create a moving waterfall on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izn_y9lgTj8

Ray is someone we can all learn a little bit more from.  He has been invovled with S.L.U.G. from the beginning and has become a well-respected member within the group.  He has a lot of great ideas and builds, so check out some of his work:
www.flickr.com/photos/kbrtosser/
www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=Cabertosser...
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BRICKSPO was a SUCCESS!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, July 29, 2013, In : BRICKSPO 

This past weekend was our second annual showcase, BRICKSPO at the Western development Museum in Moose Jaw!  We had a total of 14 builders take part in the show, including two visiting non-members.  Over 350 creations were on display for the over 2400 public visitors!

We ran some events for our attending builders including inaugural 9v Minifig jousting and Wacky Races!  Here is a run-down of our winners:
9v Minifig Jousting - Karen D.
Wacky Racers Best Looks - Chris U.
Wacky Racers Distance - Tren...
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BRICKSPO Building Challenge!

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Building Challenge 

With 50 days left to go before BRICKSPO, it is time that we announced this year's building challenge!  This will be our group's sixth building challenge (and one of at least 3 at the show) and will be voted on by visitors to the show.  Our 6th challenge is... a ONE COLOUR BUILD challenge!

The idea for this challenge is to build something our of Lego using only one colour.  Whether the creation is a car, or a house, or an abstract sculpture it has to be made using only one colour of Lego elemen...


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BRICKSPO!

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : BRICKSPO 

Our second-annual BRICKSPO is a little over two months away!

This year's show promises to be bigger and better than last year's!  We'll have more attendees at the show with lots of creations to see!  Our builds will span many themes and many scales!

We have a lot of events planned for both attendees and visitors of the show!  There will be opportunities to learn new building techniques and opportunitites to win cool stuff!

Be sure to check out our show page for more details: http://sasklegousers...
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Geek Summit

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : Misc. 
The Saskatchewan Lego Users Group has been invited to take part in Regina's first annual Geek Summit!

Hosted by the Regina Public Library, the Geek Summit is a trade show of various non-traditional hobbies found around the city.  This event will allow visitors access to these interests that are not always in the public eye.  It will be a time to ask questions and check out the various groups from the community.

We will be present with a number of creations as usual, and we'll be more than willi...
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Moose Jaw Train Show vs. Weather

Posted by adam dodge on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Show Info 
It is with great disappointment that we've had to pull out of this years Thunder Creek Model Train Show in Moose Jaw.  It is being held this weekend at the Western Development Museum and since we've been attending, has become one of our favourite shows.

Our reasons for not going are due to the weather.  Over the past week the province has been hit with a great deal of snow and wind which has made parts of the trans-Canada highway (the main route from Regina to Moose Jaw) near-impassable.


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RPL Workshop: Minifigs

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : LUG news 
This Saturday is our last in a series of workshops with the Regina Public Library at the Connaught branch.

The focus for this weeks workshop is: Minifigure Characterization and Customization!  We will be looking at how to create the characters you'd like to see in Lego form that might not be officially offered within the Lego universe.  We will be using minifigure pieces (heads, torsos, legs, accessories) made by Lego, as well as some ideas about where to find those special custom pieces.

We'll...

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Saskatoon Train Show wrap-up

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Show Info 
This past weekend, the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group took part in the Prairie Rail Workshop-hosted Saskatoon Model Train Show.  It was held at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon and had a very good turn-out by the public (numbers pending).

Eight of our members took part in the show creating a large 40'x8' train layout, as well as two display tables chalk-full of creations!  We were fortunate enough to earn the Best Non-Scale display award again for our efforts!

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RPL Workshop: Technically Speaking

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, February 15, 2013, In : LUG news 
This Saturday we are hosting our second workshop at the Connaught Branch of the Regina Public Library!

This weeks workshop is geared towards things that move!  Instead of focusing on the standard bricks, our workshop will be showcasing the ways to use the gears and bricks of the Technic (teck-nik) line.  These sets usually feature vehicles (cars, helicpoters, construction equipment, etc.) with gears, motors and other things which create action and allow them movement.


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North American Activity

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Misc. 

Since there are Lego Users Group (LUGs) all around the world, Lego has instituted a team of people to keep tabs on and support those groups.  They've got a blog to track their adventures ( http://ceeteamblog.com/ ) and while on it I stumbled upon the image and list below.  It's nothing all-important, but I found it neat enough to share:

CANADA

AbbyLUG – Abbotsford LEGO® Users Group
ALA – Adult LEGO® Alliance
CLTC – Calgary LEGO® Train Club
MBLUG – Manitoba LEGO® Users Group
NALUG ...


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Saskatoon Train Show Building Challenge!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Building Challenge 
This February S.L.U.G. will be taking part in the Prairie Rail Workshop Model Train Show in Sasaktoon (Feb 23rd - 24th).  A number of our members are taking part in the show this year either through the layout we are preparing, or by bringing various creations for display.

In addition to the display, our members will be taking part in a building challenge!  The public will be able to vote on their favourite creation from the challenge and have a chance to win a copy of the set being used, just...
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2013 RPL program begins!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : LUG news 
Happy New Year!  We here at SLUG are looking forward to the various events and programs that we're going to be taking part in.  It's going to be a busy year for us, and we hope that you'll be able to take part!

First off, we'll be beginning our partnership with the Regina Public Library with a series of workshops.  These three workshops are meant to assist and enhance the building of those interested in Lego.  All workshops are being held at the Connaught Library from 1pm - 2pm, and 3pm - 4pm....
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End of the year wrap-up

Posted by adam dodge on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : LUG news 

This past year was a busy one for our LUG!

We welcomed a number of new members this year bringing our group total up to fourteen members!  We did lose one of our members to re-location, but he is still with us in spirit!

We were also fortunate enough to take part in three model train / hobby shows.  We are always pleased to display our creations in whatever venue we can, and are privilaged to partner with other groups such as the Prairie Rail Workshop in Saskatoon, Thunder Creek Model Railroad ...


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Upcoming SLUG events

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : Misc. 
Since the cancellation of the Regina Model Train Show this fall, it has been a bit of a continuing 'slow news day' for us as a group.  However, we are looking forward to a number of things we have planned in the next few months!  Here is a quick run-down of some of our upcoming events and programs for the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013!

Our next meeting!  This will be taking place mid-December in Meacham this year!  Our bi-monthly meetings are a chance to catch-up with one another, talk...
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Regina Show: Cancelled

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Show Info 
Due to events out of our control, the Regina Model Train Show has been cancelled for this year.

The reasons for this have not been explained to us fully at this time.  The group that organizes the show, the Regina Model Railroaders, hope to have things in place for a show next year.  A new venue has been suggested for next year's show.

We are disappointed that we will be unable to showcase our work in Regina this fall.  Our next scheduled show is not until February 2013 in Saskatoon, but hopefu...
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Fan videos!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Misc. 
We were very fortunate to have a good turn-out for BRCIKSPO this year (1435 people as previously mentioned).  However, we never expected to find ourselves posted on Youtube!

A big THANKS goes to user sasklegoboy on Youtube who posted two videos from the show!  In the first video, he takes a tour around some of the tables looking at the creations that interest him.  The second video is a collection of stills from the show set to a hip-hopin' soundtrack!  Check them out!

1 - http://www.youtube.co...
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Regina Show building challenge!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Building Challenge 

Our BRICKSPO building challenge was a hit with seven... and then eight, entires!  Thoughts now turn to future challenges with the next one being for our Regina Train Show appearance (after that Saskatoon, and then BRICKSPO again).

This is going to be a SEED PART CHALLENGE!  The challenge: build something which features a specific Lego piece.  Your piece to use is: Lego brick seperator!


RULES:
- use the new, the old, or both brick seperators for your creation
- use as many or as little as you ne...


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BRICKSPO was a HIT!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Show Info 
This past weekend was BRICKSPO, our first solo showcase!

We had twelve builder's invovled in this year's show and over 270 creations!  It's difficult to say for sure, but hundreds of thousands of bricks were on display for everyone to see.

We weren't too sure how many people would come out to see us, frankly, we would've been pleased with a turnout of family and friends.  After the two day event, the Western Development Museum let us know that 1,435 people came through the door!

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SLUG Forum

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : Misc. 
We're set up with a free forum!  It'll be a chance to discuss things and share ideas between meetings.  Join the conversation here:

http://sasklug.freeforums.org/index.php

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BRICKSPO building challenge!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Building Challenge 

Saskatchewan Lego Users Group's biggest event of the year is a little over five weeks away!

As we've mentioned before, we'll have LOTS of creations by our members.  Almost every theme, and then some, will be represented!  We're also going to hold our third group building challenge!  For this, we decide upon something to build and our efforts are voted on by the viewing public.  for our third challenge, we've chosen...
Give a fig a home!

Build something that a collectible Lego minifigure would ...

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Coming soon... BRICKSPO!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, In : Show Info 

We're now just 45 days away from this summers BEST (and likely ONLY for that matter) local Lego event... BRICKSPO!

This show will feature the most number of our SLUG members to date!  There will be tons of creations spanning all of the known, and some unknown, LEGO themes!  From large to small, we've got it all!

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Prince Albert Show WAS this weekend!

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Show Info 
Ley and I had a GREAT time this past weekend at the Prince Albert Train and Hobby Show!

We had TWO train layouts and TWO other tables full of creations!

Check out the pictures on our flickr page here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sasklegousersgroup/sets/72157629645056152/
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Prince Albert Show this weekend!

Posted by adam dodge on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Show Info 
This weekend, SLUG will be taking part in the Prince Albert Train and Hobby Show!  This is the show's second year, and our second year at it!

With this show being a "train AND hobby" show, we are able to further break away from a single, large, train-based layout and showcase more of our individual creations!  We will still have a couple of train loops represented of course, but there will be three other tables FULL of creations by our AFOL's!

Ley, Nathan, Adam and Ray J. will be representing t...
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Site Activity - March/April

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Misc. 
Over the past little while I have been taking note of the visitors to our site.  The website-servive YOLA tracks this for us, but only for a week.  I have been recording these numbers for the past few months an would like to share them with you!

March and April seem like good months to do this because of the number of shows we attend during this time.  Below is the graphed data for these two months:



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Nathan makes it BIG!

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Members 

It is bittersweet news to tell you that one of our members, Nathan Proudlove, will be leaving us.

We met Nathan at the All Aboard Train Show in Saskatoon last February when he was checking out Andre and Linda's display.  Along with Ley, he graciously took the lead in our first Prince Albert Train and Hobby Show appearance, and has taken part in each show we've had since.

Nathan's vehicles and creations have continually amazed and inspired all who see them.  His creativity and experience will be...


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Moose Jaw Train Show round up

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Show Info 

This past weekend (March 24th - 25th) SLUG took part in the THUNDER CREEK Model Train Show at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw.  Our display contained over 90' of train track and many different themes.  Seven of our members took part in this show, creating various aspects to the layout:

- Ray M.'s alien holiday grew with the addition of new ships ADU soldier craziness.
- Nathan and Ley brought their EPIC Area 51 layout with some new additions.
- Scott added to his city-square with...


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Moose Jaw Show - THIS WEEKEND!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Show Info 
Whoa!  Deja vu!

This weekend (March 24th - 251th) is our second show of the year, not to mention our second in two weeks!!!

We have a 44 foot linear display planned for this show!  Seven AFOL's built creations for this show and we're happy to show them off!  It should be pretty awesome!  Many different styles and themes will be represented, so there will be something for everyone to see!

We are happy to return to the Thunder Creek Model Train Show (our thrid time) which is hosted by the Western ...
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Saskatoon Train Show round-up

Posted by adam dodge on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Show Info 
This past weekend (March 10th - 11th) SLUG took part in the ALL ABOARD Train Show at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.  Our display measured 0ver 48' long and was 16' wide in some areas.  Eight of our members took part in this show, creating various aspects to the layout:

- Nathan and Ley brought there astounding Area 51 layout complete with it's hanger, HUGE spaceship and desert scene.
- Scott completed as city-square with stores and activity all over the place.
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Saskatoon Show - THIS WEEKEND!!!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Show Info 
This weekend (March 10th - 11th) is our first show of the year!

We've got a MASSIVE display planned for this show with over 338 square feet of member-created goodness!  Seven of our members are building towards this show, so there will be many different styles shown!  It's going to be GREAT!

The show is hosted by the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon and will be open from 9am - 5pm each day.  All of our members will be there to talk with about our display and to answer any questions someo...
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T-minus 1 month!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Show Info 
We are but ONE MONTH away from our first of 3 springtime shows!

Our Saskatoon show is first up on March 10th - 11th!  This will be our first official attendance as a group at the show!  This event will showcase the work of no less than 8 of our members!  We will have a large train layout, as well as a fairly substantial table full of other large or small creations!

Our next show follows two weeks later in Moose Jaw, March 24th - 25th.  7 builders will add their work during this show in a very l...
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BRICKSPO is advertised!

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Show Info 
Just something short...

This summer will mark the first solo show for the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group!  To us, it's a pretty big deal!  Our outlet so far has been as participants in other organizations Model Railroading shows (to which we are most grateful).  This http://www.tourismmoosejaw.ca/events/2012-07-28-Brickspo-2012-Saskatchewan-Lego-Users-Group-Show-at-WDM- marks the first REAL step towards our show!  We've advertised on our own with a poster at the last show, but this is a real, o...
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New Year preview

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Misc. 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!  It's 2012 and we're got a lot of things going on as a group this year!

We are taking part in FIVE shows this year (our most yet)!  The season kicks off for us in Saskatoon (Mar 10-11) and then Moose Jaw two weeks later (Mar. 24-25).  The hobby show in Prince Albert follows in May (5-6) and then our own show, BRICKSPO in the summer (July 28-29)!  Finally, our year closes with the Regina show in October (TBA).

It's going to be a busy year for our group!  It's also busy on the col...
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November Meeting - Aftermath

Posted by adam dodge on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : Meeting News 

Just a quick wrap-up from our meeting yesterday.  Here's the run-down:

- planned the layout for the upcoming Saskatoon show in March

- planned the layout for the upcoming Moose Jaw show, as well in March

- used our draft set [8058 Guardian of the Deep] for two building competitions: a one-to-one challenge and a minifig flinging challenge (kudos to Ley for his fig's airtime!)

- held a parts draft with the above mentioned set

- ate a lot of pizza

- ran amuck in Nathan's building space

- had a great de...


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November Meeting Time

Posted by adam dodge on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Meeting News 

It's that time again...!

This Saturday (Nov. 19th) we'll be having a meeting in Saskatoon!  It'll be a nice chance to get together and talk about all things brick!

We'll be planning for upcoming shows (Saskatoon: Mar 10-11, Moose Jaw: Mar 24-25) as well as catching up on current builds and upcoming sets.  We might even have ourselves a parts draft, so bring your buckets!

All are welcome to attend!  If you are interested, please email for times and location at slug_regina.sk@hotmail.com.  Hope to...


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Regina Train Show - reaction

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Media Relations 

A big thank you to James Brotheridge of the Prairie Dog for putting some the shots from our Regina show up on the 'Prairie Dog Blog'.  They seem to have gotten a pretty good reaction! 

Any news is good news!  Check out the post at http://www.prairiedogmag.com/?p=32282

Keep building!


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Regina Train Show - postgame

Posted by adam dodge on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : Show Info 
Best.  Show.  Ever.

Without a doubt, this past show was our best to date!  Not only did we have more of our own members in attendance (8), but we were all able to hang around our largest layout to date!

The over 200 square feet came together nicely when set-up, with only one small hiccup.  Each table blended well into the next, yet showed off the diverse building talents of ever memeber of our group.  We recieved many comments about the build from other attendees and the public.  Overall, it wa...
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Regina Train Show - pregame

Posted by adam dodge on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : Show Info 
This weekend is the Regina Modelers Train Show.  This will be SLUG's fourth (official) time at the show... AND IT'S OUR BIGGEST DISPLAY EVER!!!

This year, we have 7 builders adding to our display which covers over 200 square feet of space!  Mainly based on the CITY theme, there will be lots of hidden jems to search out!

So come on out to Cochrane High School (in Regina) this weekend to catch our display!  Doors open around 10am on both Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is only $5.  Hope to see yo...
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Regina Train Show invite

Posted by adam dodge on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Show Info 

We have been officially invited to attend the Regina Model Train Show once again this year!

As a group, we have been planning for this show for months and are very much looking forward to it.  Our layout for this years show is going the be the largest to date!  It will cover a 12'x18' area and be created by six different talented builders!  There are going to be lots of different things to check out on the layout as well as a display table for creations that don't quite fit into the larger mod...


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Collectable Minifig Series 5 building challenge!

Posted by adam dodge on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Building Challenge 
The Regina Model Train Show is coming up soon and we are inviting all members to participate in a building challenge!  This will be our second such challenge at a train show.  This show's challenge involves the newly released Series 5 Collectable Minifigs!  The task is to create a vignette to showcase one of the 16 Series 5 minifigs

Here are the rules:

1. Your vignette must have a 16x16 base.  You can use a baseplate, plates or bricks, but the base itself cannot exceed 16x16.

2. There is no ...


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