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Finding other AFOL's

Post by Paul B on Tue 22 Jun 2010, 7:40 am

What are some of the best ways to find other AFOL's in my local area?

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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by guymontag on Tue 22 Jun 2010, 2:33 pm

This place is a good start. Whereabouts do you reside? state? city?

going to exhibits and displaying a MOC would also get you in contact with other AFOLS.

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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by Captain Zuloo on Tue 22 Jun 2010, 2:50 pm

As guymontag said, joining ANZFOL was a great move in the right direction. I would also suggest checking out events such as Brickvention and Brick Expo where you'll meet lots of other AFOLs. legohappy

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Post by peterab on Wed 23 Jun 2010, 11:39 am

Depending what city your near, you could try a Lego User Group or Lego Train Club. Melbourne has MUGS & M>LTC, Sydney has SydLUG and SLGG, and Perth has the Perth Adult Lego something something ... or in other cities you could try and start your own. You only need a few members to make a meeting fun.

To find your first few members you might try posting here, Eurobricks, Flickr Lego groups (Austrailian AFOLS have a group) etc.

Of course since you haven't filled in your location on your profile here its hard to be more specific.

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Post by Axel on Wed 23 Jun 2010, 1:46 pm

I really would love to join a LUG, but I'm a bit too young to be running around the place at the moment. Are there LUGs for teenagers in Sydney, or do I have to wait a few more years?

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Post by Paul B on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 6:32 am

Thanks everybody, I am down in Tasmania so we don't really have anything like that here.

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Post by peterab on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 9:55 am

I was pretty sure Free Spirt had exhibited in Tassie, so I looked through his posts and found this facebook group;

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=188110281029&ref=search&sid=100000472870912.1019787495..1

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Post by Paul B on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 10:33 am

peterab wrote:I was pretty sure Free Spirt had exhibited in Tassie, so I looked through his posts and found this facebook group;

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=188110281029&ref=search&sid=100000472870912.1019787495..1

Yeah I am a member of that group already.

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Post by peterab on Fri 25 Jun 2010, 5:04 am

Well then I suggest exhibiting at any toy or train show that will have you is probably the best way to find new members.

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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by Paul B on Fri 25 Jun 2010, 6:02 am

peterab wrote:Well then I suggest exhibiting at any toy or train show that will have you is probably the best way to find new members.

Yes I am going to look in to doing that.

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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by Free Spirit on Fri 25 Jun 2010, 7:53 am

Thanks peterab, It's always great to get noticed for doing some good things for the purpose of promoting Lego.

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Sydlug on facebook

Post by cossack225 on Sat 26 Jun 2010, 3:51 am

Hi all,
I think you should check out Sydlug on fb.
Anyone can join. We have never have had a teenager apply thus far to be an active member - it is something that will be raised at the next meeting.
In the mean time, Sydlug: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=122501174440481&ref=ts


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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by Hemish on Sun 27 Jun 2010, 3:45 pm

Is there a Brisbane lego group?

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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 28 Jun 2010, 12:10 am

Hemish wrote:Is there a Brisbane lego group?
I know there is at least a train group, you can find their site here. Fairly sure there is also an all-theme LUG, but I'll have to get back to you on that.

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Post by peterab on Mon 05 Jul 2010, 5:18 pm

I'm not sure if that Brisbane train club is active, I've looked at the site before and there hasn't been any updates for a while. It links to another site to a Heratige train club, but the most recent photos are a year old.

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Re: Finding other AFOL's

Post by Captain Zuloo on Sat 10 Jul 2010, 4:47 am

Turns out it's not, just the site hasn't been updated in a while. A post on Bricks Down Under alerted me to their new website which can be found here. legowink

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