Saturday, December 7, 2013

NORDLUG Group Build

Hello everyone! We held our first "Group Build" today. We ended up with the awesome diorama pictured above. For those of you who weren't there, that is a futuristic city being overrun by zombies, dinosaurs, and the "Bushians", a strange species of tripodal plant creatures who might be related to the Triffids.

A Bushian, thanks to the seemingly endless supply of foliage pieces the LEGO Community Engagement and Events folks sent us. Thanks Mr. Hinkle! You are the best!

A villain's lair in progress.

Building an elevator.

A Moon base in progress



Dr. Who vs  Octopus-Guy

Flamethrower vs Bush Alien

Dinosaurs and...the TARDIS?

The spaceship-boat in action

A variation of the spaceship-boat

I would like to thank everyone who came for making this event possible. You guys and gals are the best!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

LEGO Day 2012

Isaac T.'s Mindstorms-equiped Dalek stands guard.
 Friday was a success! We had a good turnout, as you can see from the pictures below:

More pictures of Wes' awesome ship can be viewed here.

The open build.

The following pictures are of the model contest winners with their winning models:
Vehicles, 1st place: Nick T. with his Walking Tank.

Vehicles, 2nd place: John E. with his two awesome mecha.

Vehicles, 3rd place: John B. with his Sith Speeder

 (Not pictured: Buildings and Dioramas, 1st place: Nick K. with his Aussie Rescue diorama. Sorry Nick!)
Buildings and Dioramas, 2nd place: Clare G.'s Nautilus
Buildings and Dioramas, 3rd place: Luke T.'s Giant Spider diorama

Other Models, 1st place: Kyle S.'s Exo-Bot
Other Models, 2nd place: Jacob B. and his Space vs Castle Chess Set

Other Models, 3rd Place: Evan and Drew C. with their Museum

I'd like to thank everybody for coming, the library for making this possible, my judges for volunteering on such short notice, everybody who brought snacks, everybody who helped with photography, and anybody I am forgetting. This wouldn't have happened without you guys. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

LEGO Day is on Friday!

Good morning fellow LEGO fans,

This is just a reminder that LEGO Day is this Friday, August 24th.

Here's what you need to know about the schedule:

12:30-1:00 doors open, registration begins. If you're bringing a model, this is when you should plan on coming.

1:00 LEGO Day officially begins!

4:00-4:30 winners are announced, prizes are given, etc.

4:30-5:00 clean up

Nota bene: Children of all ages are welcome, but I do ask that parents supervise their younger ones.

I would like to thank everyone who has contacted me so far. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
(By the way: emailing me is not a requirement for coming. If you don't get around to telling me that you're coming, just come anyway! Bring your friends!)

In case anybody needs directions:

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

LEGO Day 2012!

It would help if you sent us a message at if you plan on coming (to get an estimated head count, send you more information before the event, etc.).
There's no problem with you just showing up, though.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

First NORDLUG Meeting!

Ack, the event was on Saturday and it's Thursday already. Sorry for the delay. >_>

First NORDLUG Meeting! We had a good turnout, especially for not advertising it. We had over 30 models from about 15-20 different contributors :
My sister held several games of Robo Champ, which went over extremely well:

Overall, it was a lot of fun, and we hope to do it again.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Hello all!

NORDLUG shall be holding a meeting from 11:30 to 2:00 on July 10th at the East Grand Forks Campbell library:

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feel free to bring LEGO models, WIPs, friends...