VirtuaLUG - The Virtual LEGO Users Group

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Welcome to the VirtuaLUG Homepage!

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What is VirtuaLUG?

VirtuaLUG is an online LEGO User Group founded in late-2011 by a like-minded group of adult fans of LEGO (AFOL's) who cemented virtual friendships by meeting in person at conventions and gatherings of LEGO fans. Membership in VirtuaLUG is by invitation only and is limited to experienced LEGO builders who exhibit constructive and positive behavior within the greater LEGO Community. We are a world-wide organization and our members gather to attend LEGO fan events wherever and whenever they are held in the spirit of fellowship and fun. We also work to promote the spirit of creative play using LEGO bricks both within our respective local communities and throughout the world.

The VirtuaLUG Story

The humble beginings of VirtuaLUG can be traced as far back as Brickworld 2008 when a few members of VirtuaLUG first met each other in person and began to forge life-long friendships. Most communication in the "early days" was done on MOCPages and over e-mail. At first with only a small group of people, this worked quite well. Over the next thee years, more friends came into the group and the communication started to increase at an exponential rate. In a nutshell, the LUG was really born out of necessity. As the online chatter increased, members found themselves needing a dedicated place to meet/chat where they could also archive conversations and other infomation. A private forum was created to support this in late-2011. This was really the begining of the LUG in it's current form.

As part of becoming "official", the LUG has regstered with The LEGO Group and now has this website as an official online presence. As our group is a very tight-knit group of friends, we continue to be an invitation-only LUG which is quite different from many of the other LUG's out there. Wrong or right...we feel it's the best decision for our group.

VirtuaLUG holds meetings/gatherings both online and at LEGO fan events all over the world. Our primary meeting event is Brickworld, which is held every June just outside of Chicago, IL. Other gatherings also occur throughout the year whenever multiple members are able to be in the same physical location. Online events include Skype meetings and other video chat sessions along with extensive use of our private forum.

June 25th, 2014
EVENTS - Brickworld 2014
Brickworld 2014 resulted in additional success for VirtuaLUG and its members. Our "Odyssey" display won "Best Group Layout"giving us the trophy at Brickworld the past 3 out of 4 years. The collaborative build was an amazing display of the group's talents and showcased contributions from around the world. Congrats to all! Planning has begun for Brickworld 2015.

October 5th, 2014
NEWS - BrickCon 2014
BrickCon 2014 marked the first time that VirtuaLUG has displayed an official collaborative build and the group brought home more hardware for the trophy case including "Best of Town" and honorable mention for "People's Choice" and "Best In Show". The layout theme was "The Goonies" and we are planning to display the build at a few other shows over the next year. 2015 will mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic movie!

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