PennLUG Club Meeting – December 3rd

The next PennLUG Club meeting will be held by Josh on December 3rd @11 AM. Details have been sent out via forum mail. If you need the details just ask on the forums or Facebook. 

Dirty Brickster, Holiday Gift Giving Game
 
As usual at our December Holiday meeting we’ll have our annual “Dirty Brickster” the gift stealing/swapping game. To play you bring a wrapped Lego gift valued at $20 or more, the more unusual (MOCs, or Vintage sets are great for this) the fun the game becomes. We’ve had some pretty cool stuff in the past from Duplo sharks, to Fabuland figure sets, to Farmall tractor models.

 

Build Challenge
 
Building challenge is to build something inspired by the artist Keith Haring’s Radiant Baby painting.
 
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Haring
 
Additionally possible Part Swap and of course Club business. 
 
Have a happy and safe holiday.
-James
 
 

Red Lion Train Station Open House

     I’m pleased to announce that for a third year my LEGO model of the Red Lion, Pennsylvania train station will be on display this December at the very station it is modeled after. http://www.redlionareahistoricalsociety.org The former Maryland & Pennsylvania RR station is now owned and preserved by the Red Lion Historical Society and will be open on select days throughout December.
 
 
Sundays 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, from 1:00-5:00PM
Thursday 12/29, Friday 12/30 from 7:00-9:00PM
Saturday 12/31 (New Years Eve), from 7:00-11:30PM.
 
Many of you know my model of Red Lion depicting it in the 1940’s has been a labor of love of mine and a very lengthy project. This will mark the first time the station is displayed with everything finally complete, including interior. What better place to display it than at it it’s real life counterpart.
 
If any one would like to drop by on any of the days the station is open you are more than welcome to hang out with me a while. I will be there most days except for the 13th. The station also hosts the Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders and their O gauge train layout. Admission to the station is FREE, but donations to the Historical Society are greatly appreciated.
 
The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders will be raffling off (4) complete ready-to-run train sets including a Thomas & Friends and a Polar Express set. Winners will be drawn New Year’s Eve at 11:00 PM. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $1.00 each or (6) for $5.00. If any one wants tickets and can’t make it to one of the open days, see me at the meeting and I can get some for you.
 
– Cale

October PennLUG Meeting

The next PennLUG meeting is October 8th. Hosted by Sam & Vicki.

For the October meeting there will be two, count em two build challenges. The first is to build a Halloween/Horror themed duck or diorama containing a duck. The second is for the best set of Thunder Road cars, one buggy, one car, one large vehicle & a gyrocopter or flying vehicle. All must be no larger than 8 studs wide by 16 studs long. We will play Thunder Road after business if anyone is interested. We are making hamburger barbecue, but please feel free to bring anything you like as always. We do have a cat for those with allergies, for those who have already met Clyde we will keep him in a room by himself.
Start time as always is between 10:30 & 11:00 to when ever . As always bring your MOCs.

September PennLUG Meeting

Our September meeting will be held on Sunday the 4th in conjunction with our annual Labor Day party. Many of you have attended in the past but for those who haven’t we will have plenty of food to eat, burgers, hot dogs, and all the other usual summer cookout fair. We’ll have canopies set up for shade and a few trees to sit under as well.  Bring a chair along. Bring the whole family along, kids and spouses are welcome. So come out and enjoy some good food and some fun times. Meeting starts at 11am but you’re welcome to show up earlier or later. We have no schedule or obligations, the day is just for fun. Food is usually ready around 12:30/1pm.

Please RSVP in the forums. 

August PennLUG Meeting

The August PennLUG meeting will be held on 8/13 in Lancaster PA. The specific details were emailed to forum members. If you need the address ensure you are a member of our forums (It’s FREE!) 

Show and Tell: Please bring any projects (finished or in progress) you wish to display. MOCs (and trophies) from BrickFair would also be welcome so that those who could not attend may see them.

PennLUG club meeting July 9th

Our annual July meeting with cook out thanks to Learning with Bricks at the Warminster HQ on July 9th from 11 am till 11 pm. 

Fun, games, and club business are to be had. If you have something you want to show off please bring it. 

Bricks on the Dollar will be selling bulk used LEGO by the pound and will have more available than ever.

The build challenge will be to build something that transforms. It doesn’t have to be a Transformer in the classic sense, but it should convert from one object into another object.

If you need the address please post to the forums from which the newsletter is generated or Facebook. 

See you soon!

PennLUG club meeting June 11

Hello all.
Our June meeting will be held on the 11th and hosted by Chris Edwards. As usual our meeting start time is 11am. The address has been sent out in the meeting email, if you have not received it let me know. Here is more info from Chris.
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But first, Heroica!
If anyone is feeling heroic, I would like to run a game of my own special Advanced Heroica after (most of) the meeting is done. Probably starting in late afternoon sometime, and you can expect the game to take at least four hours.

Please RSVP to let me know if you’re interested in playing. There will be room for 4 or 5 heroes. Others are welcome to watch, but beware of spoilers if you do! Depending on interest level, I may need to use a lottery system to pick players.

For anyone who isn’t familiar, I made my own Advanced rules for the LEGO board game Heroica, complete with custom cards and all-new scenarios. It’s a cooperative dungeon-crawl board game. No prior knowledge of Heroica is required.
Please RSVP about the meeting in general, also. E-mail, Facebook, PennLUG forums, Flickr are all fine ways to RSVP.
The build challenge for this month:

Gardens or Space Gardens

Build a garden scene, realistic or fantastical. Yes, there can be snails in the garden. Or tractors. Don’t just slap a bunch of flowers on a baseplate, though–that’s too boring!
-Chris
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And as always, come out, relax, talk about LEGO and other random things, bring any models you want to show off, and have a good time.
Cale Leiphart

Pennsylvania LEGO® User Group — State of Brickdependence