ULUG History

Prologue:
May 2006 – Two events happen nearly simultaneously: Brian first learns about Gary McIntyre via a write-up about Gary’s work in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes in the Deseret News. Ember (Brian’s wife) registers Brian for Brickfest. Gary searchs BrickFest registrants for Utah residents and e-mails Brian.
June 2006 – Gary and Brian speak on the phone.

Epoch
Location: Gary’s Home Highland, Utah
Date: July 2006
Attending: Gary and Brian
New Members: Gary and Brian – ;)
Memorable Moment: attempted draft but Wal-mart had no sets!

BrickFest 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Date: August 2006
Attending: Gary, Jordan and Brian
New Members: Jordan
Memorable Moments: Brickfest! Watching Gary walk on tables chuck full of LEGO MOCs to build a moon module

ULUG Formation:
Location: Gary’s Home Highland, Utah
Date: September 2006
Attending: Gary, Jordan, Reed, Ashley and Brian
New Members: Reed and Ashley (from WAFOL!!! In town for the weekend)
Memorable Moments – The formation, Ashley, LEGO Ice cubes, the first draft.

ULUG Meeting:
Location: Gary’s Home Highland, Utah
Date: October, 2006
Attending: Gary, Jordan, Reed and Brian
Memorable Moments – Planning the first train show

November Train Show:
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Fair Grounds
Date: November 2006
Attending: Reed, Gary, Matthew, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Jeffrey, Brian
New Members: Bill, Isaac, Luke, Jeffrey, Matthew
Memorable Moments – First train show as a LUG. The camera in the train and the water front.

ULUG Meeting
Location: Gary’s Home Highland, Utah
Date: November 2006
Attending: Gary, Reed, Amber, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Jeffrey, Brian
New Members: Amber
Memorable Moment – Gary’s farewell as he was hired at LEGOLand as a master builder.

ULUG Meeting:
Location: Reed’s Home Provo, Utah
Date: December 2006
Attending: Reed, Amber, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Jeffrey
Memorable Moment – The gift exchange

Thanksgiving Point Train Show
Location: Lehi, Utah
Date: January 2007
Attending: Reed, Amber, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Jordan, Rin Ure, Brian
New Member: Rin
Memorable Moments – The LUG’s coming out party! We stole the show and were mobbed by people. The Thanksgiving Point Museum with sound effects.

GATS Train Show
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: February 2007
Attending: Reed, Amber, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Taylor, Jordan, Jeffrey, Nathan, Jason, Brian
New Members: Nathan, Jason, Taylor
Appearing: David with an introduction and Spencer without even a word! ;) (I still laugh about Spencer sneaking around our lay-out; gathering details and not even revealing himself as an AFOL.)
Memorable Moments: First time a show used the LUG as advertising; front and center location; the creation of the mountain at the show; Nate saying (prior to introducing himself) “That is the best cow, I have ever seen”.

Hoster’s Train Show
Location: Ogden
Date: March
Attending: Bill, Isaac, Luke, Taylor, David, Reed, Spencer, Jason, Brian
New Members: David, Spencer
Appearing: Lynn Ure (no relation to Rin)
Memorable Event – Spencer’s mountain and monorail

ULUG Meeting
Location: Brian’s Home, Spanish Fork, Utah
Date: March, 2007
Attending: Brian, Reed, Amber, David, Jason, Lynn, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Spencer, Jeffrey
New Members: Lynn
Memorable Events – Ordering our badges. Jeffery’s farewell to a mission

ULUG Meeting
Location: Jordan’s Home, West Jordan, Utah
Date: April, 2007
Attending: Jordan, Spencer, Jason, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Spencer, Reed, Bryan (From Payson), Brian
New Member: Bryan (from Payson)
Memorable Event – The introduction of 200lbs of LEGO. Jordan’s mom vacuuming while we were sorting 200lbs of LEGO on the floor.

Scout Jamborall
Location. Weber, Utah
Date: May, 2007
Attending: Spencer and Family; Bill, Isaac, Luke and Family; Jason, David, Reed, Rolf and Celestia
New Members: Rolf
Memorable Events – 50 ft x 35 ft lay-out. The arrival of the first skyscraper, Spencer’s Yellow Building. The creation of The Grand America

Day out with Thomas
Location: Heber, Utah
Date: May, 2007
Attending: Reed, Amber, Spencer and David

ULUG Meeting
Location: Highland, Utah (Spencer’s Brother’s Home)
Date: June, 2007
Attending: Spencer, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Nathan, Jason, Shani, Reed, Brian and Jordan (Brian’s Son)

ULUG Meeting
Location: Jason’s Home – Kaysville, Utah
Date: July, 2007
Attending: Jason, Shani, George, Spencer, Nick, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Brian
New Members: George and Nick
Memorable Event – Sorting and parting-out an e-bay bulk purchase

Evanston Train Show
Location: Evanston, Wyoming
Date: August, 2007
Attending: Jason, Shani and Family; Bill, Isaac, Luke and Family; Reed, Amber and Family; David; Spencer and Family; Brian and Family; Taylor and Family
Memorable Events – 2 ft high “Riser” tables. Pictures from the catwalk.

ULUG Meeting
Location: Wendover, Nevada
Date: September, 2007
Attending: Spencer, Cindy, Bill, Isaac, Luke, George, Nathan, Brian
New Member: Nathan
Memorable Events – First ULUG meeting out of the state of Utah. The creation of the first bridge.

Hill Air Force Base Layout
Location, Ogden, Utah
Date: September, 2007
Attending: Reed

Idaho Falls Train Show
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Date: October, 2007
Attending: Reed and Brian
Memorable Events – Reed and Brian trying to set-up a 12 table lay-out by themselves. The first candy sales.

ULUG Meeting:
Location: Nelson Home, West Valley, Utah
Date: October, 2007
Attending: Reed, Jason, (Jason’s daughter) Kaylee, Shani, Bill, Dawn, Isaac, Luke, Mikey, Noah, Spencer, Nathan, Nathan, Jordan, Rolf, Celestia, Friend of Rolf, Friend of Rolf, Stephen, David, George, Matthew, Taylor, Brian, Nathan C^1, Nathan C^2
New Members: Stephen, Kaylee
Memorable Events – The arrival of “Big Blue) (Jason’s Moonbase Module, version 1). Spencer’s Moonbase module. The most people at a LUG meeting ever.

November Train Show:
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Fair Grounds
Date: November 2007
Attending: Reed, Jason, Kaylee, Shani, Spencer, Bill, Dawn, Isaac, Luke, Mikey, Noah, Taylor, Matthew, Brian, David, Rolf, George, Nathan C^1 and Matthew (Nathan’s Brother)
New Members: Matthew (Nathan’s Brother)
Memorable Event – David shimming the tables … twice!

ULUG Meeting
Location: David’s Home,
Date: December 2007
Attending: Reed, Amber, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Brian, Spencer, David, Jason, Kaylee, Shani, George, Ryan, Brittany
New Members: Ryan and Brittany
Memorable Events – Christmas colored LEGO ice cubes. The gift exchange, including LEGO towels and a customized GBLT&C train car.

January Train Show
Location: Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah
Date: January 25, 26 2008
Attending: Reed, Jason, Kayle, Shani, Spencer, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Mikey, Taylor, Matthew, Brian, David, George, Nathan C^1, Ryan, Stephen, Jason R
New Members: Jason R and Tracy
Memorable Events – Other train clubs acknowledging our display is a crowd draw. First custom LEGO tables.

Hostler’s Train Show
Location: Ogden Train Museum
Date: February 29th, March 1st and 2nd, 2008
Attending: Reed, Amber, Jason, Spencer, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Taylor, Matthew, Brian, David, George, Nathan C^1, Matthew C^1, Ryan, Stephen, Jason R and Tracy
New Member: Jason Steadman
Memorable Events – The advent of the “new lay-out”. The Roundhouse, version 1.

ULUG Meeting
Location: Highland, Utah (Spencer’s Brother’s Home)
Date: March 16, 2008
Attending: Gary, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Brian, Jordan, Drew, Spencer, David, George, Tracy, Spencer
New Member: Spencer (Tracy’s Son)
Memorable Event – A masterbuilder coming to the meeting and wanting to draft.

Scout Jamborall
Location: South Town Expo Center
Date: April 11, 2008
Attending: Reed, Spencer, Bill, Isaac, Luke, Matthew, Brian, David, George, Stephen, Tracy, Spencer, Teanna, Jason S and Bryan S.
New Members: Bryan S (Jason’s Father), Teanna (Tracy’s Daughter)
Memorable Events – Running the display without any power. George’s NXT train regulator. The merger of the cities and the return of the water.

LUG Meeting
Location: Brian’s Parent’s Home
Date: April 19, 2008
Attending: Brian, Stephen (and children), Tracy, Teanna, Jace and Brian’s Dad
Memorable Events – Building 14 tables in 3 hours! Teanna doing at least or more work than anyone else!

LEGO Show
Location: Wendover, Utah/Nevada
Date: May 15, 16 and 17, 2008
Attending: Spencer and Family, Brian and Family, David, Reed, Jace, George, Jason S, Bryan S, Nelson Family, Ryan and Brittany
Memorable Events – First ULUG sponsored show. Dinner with Alan. First show with all custom LEGO Tables. People actually attending the show! BBQ at Spencer’s home. Handing out fliers in parking lots and having people come to the show. Jason filling 6 tables by himself.

June Fest
Location: West Valley, Utah
Date: June 27 and 28, 2008
Attending: Nelson Family, Spencer, Brian and Family, David, Reed, Jace, George, Tracy and Family, Taylor, Nate C^1, Nate C^2
New Member: Ryan
Memorable Events – Largest display for the shortest show! 248 people attended the show in around 6 hours time. Cleaning up the entire lay-out in an hour.

July Club Meeting
Location: Tracy’s Home, West Jordan, Utah
Date: July 19, 2008
Attending: Tracy and Family, Brian and Family, Reed and Family, Jace, George, Nelson Family
Memorable Events – Can you say, “3 Dwarf Mines!”

Utah Valley Fair
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Date: August 12th-16th, 2008
Attending: Nelson Family, Spencer, Brian and Family, David, Reed, Tracy and Family
New Member: Cody and Nate D.
Memorable Events -Largest and Longest running lay-out ever!  Sorting our next draft the entire show and on Brian’s table all night of the show.

September Club Meeting
Location: Ryan’s Home
Date: Septeber 20th, 2008
Attending: Nelson Family, Spencer, Brian, David, Reed, Tracy and Spencer, Ryan, Cody, George, Jace, and Jason.
New Member: Cody
Memorable Events -Another memorable draft including mini-figs.  “ScrapOnizer!”  Running to Wal-mart and lunch in the rain to draft … even though we just draft $500 worth of bricks.

Idaho Falls Train Show
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Date: October, 2008
Attending: David, and Reed and Family
New Member: TBA
Memorable Events – TBD

Salt Lake Fair Grounds Show
Location: Salt Lake City Fair Grounds
Date: November, 2008
Attending: Nelson Family, Brian, David, Reed, Tracy and Family, Jace, Jordan and George
New Member: None
Memorable Events -Ground floor display space.  Not every member could attend but the display was very nice.

December/January Club Meeting
Location: Brian and Cody’s homes, Spanish Fork, Utah
Date: January 1st, 2009
Attending: Nelson Family, Spencer, Brian, David, Tracy and Spencer, Ryan and Brittany, George, and Cody
New Member: None
Memorable Events -Brian’s Christmas Train falling from the 8′ plant shelf into the stair well.  Going to Cody’s home for the first time and enjoying his LEGO room.

Thanksgiving Point Train Show
Location: Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah
Date: January 22nd-24th, 2009
Attending: Nelson Family, Spencer, Brian and Family, David, Reed and Family, Tracy and Spencer, George, Jace and Family, Cody, Nate D, Jason and Jared, Ryan, Jordan, Rolf and Joesph.
New Member: TBA
Memorable Events – Completely New Lay-out for 2009, Main Floor display space, Club Shirts, Table Skirts.

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