Monday, November 12th, 2012
The Great Train Expo is coming to Salt Lake City this week, and ULUG will be there to with the LEGO. If you’ve not seen the LEGO layout this year, this will be your last chance. if you have you can expect some changes. But if you wait till next year it will be all different. nothing will be the same.
What: The Great Train Expo Salt Lake City
When: November 17th and 18th 2012 10Am to 4pm
Cost: Adults $7.00, Children 12 and under FREE.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Just a reminder: ULUG will bring the LEGO and present it to you at the 2012 Trapper Trails Ogden Area Scout O Rama event.
Come Join us, and support a great cause, check out all the scouting boths and displays: and then when your done come check out the LEGO. Were Biased we know, but we think it’s one of the coolest things you’ll see at the event. other than the Zip line and Monkey Bridge
WHEN:Friday and Saturday May 11-12 2012
WHERE: Layton Christian Academy 2352 E Hy 193, Layton (some of you know Hwy 193 as Hill Field Road. )
please note the new location, it has changed
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
It’s that time again, The Annual Unofficial Star Wars Days, May 4th (May the forth be with you) and 5th (Revenge of the 5th). Lego Again is making a great showing to be a part of the celebration and capture your Star Wars Spending Dollars.
This Years Offers:
This Years Sale Items:
Besides the Sales And Deals, There are a couple of other things worth noting:
1)After you’ve made your purchases on May the 4th, you can visit starwars.lego.com/creations to upload a picture of one of your creations (MOC) which will be used as to make part of a virtual mosaic to be revealed on May the 5th.
2) The new Lego R2-D2
Shop at home is now available for purchase from Shop at Home
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
This Summer Play-Well.org, has teamed up with the Salt Lake Parks and Rec to Offer Some Engineering Summer camps for Kids.
According to the Play-well.org website the courses are designed by engineers to build upon the math and science skill kids learn in school to solve real world problem, while bringing in the fun and enjoyment associated with LEGO Bricks.
If you’ve got a youngster who loves LEGO, and aspires to be an engineer or your looking to add a little more structure to your child’s LEGO play this may be the opportunity for you.
There appear to be 2 course offered at various places in the valley geared to students ages 5 to 7, and 6 to 12. If you are interested in learning more click over to Play-well.org
NOTE: this is the first of what We hope become more common posts about LEGO related events in Utah. So if you are aware of other Lego realted events, please send us an email to webmaster at UtahLUG dot org replacing at and dot with @ and . respectively
Monday, April 9th, 2012
I am late, late, late to the posting party about the upcoming May the force be with you (May 4th and 5th) Promotional Mini-figure that will be available from Lego.com.
Yes, new has begun to circulate about the release of the Promotional TC-14 mini figure. New of the release appears to be accidental, in that the source of the now ubiquitous mini-figure, has come form Flickr USER ACPin, who uploaded digital copies of the May 2012 Lego Calendar. So other than the official calendar, there is no official word on the release from LEGO, or shop.LEGO.com!
For those who are unfamiliar with this promotion, LEGO traditionally, has had a May the 4th (get it may the fourth – May the Force? any way), Where many Star Wars sets are discounted, and an exclusive promotional mini-figure, or set is given away with each purchase that exceeds a specific dollar value.
in 2011 it was The ARF Shadow Trooper, but this year it is a Chrome TC-14 protocol Droid.
Exclusive figs are a great investment, and Chrome Figures are generally exceptionally rare as LEGO figures go, Usually commanding premium prices when production and distribution ceases. Just look at the current Bricklink prices for past promotional Figs:
2011 ARF Shadow Trooper Avg US$ 27.82
2010 Chrome Storm Trooper Avg US$ 23.52
2009 Chrome Black Darth Vader Avg. US$ 48.62
2007 Chrome C-3PO Avg $US 348.30
While is is unlikely that TC-14 would hit the insane prices of the Chrome C-3PO, the 25 to $27 of the Chrome Storm trooper or ARF Shadow Trooper, seems a reasonable expectation. So come May 4th Head on Over to shop.LEGO.com! and buy yourself US$ 75 worth of LEGO Star wars sets.