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What is a LUG Event?
A LUG event is when TIELUG attends an event in our community.  An event can be anything from a museum
open house to a non‐profit organization fundraiser to a scout activity.   We attend at least three events each year.

What does TIELUG do at these events?
We attend local events to display our MOCS, (My Own Creations), and to talk and answer questions about our
LEGO® hobby with the public.  At these events, we set up a play area to encourage the public to exercise their
creativity by making MOCS of their own, which we display for the rest of the event.

What kind of events does TIELUG attend?
TIELUG has several major events which we have attened for the past few years:

The first one is the “Lincoln Shrine Open House”, which is held every February in Redlands, in honor of
Abraham Lincoln's birthday.  The theme is the Civil War Era, and anything related to Abraham Lincoln.
This event is held in conjuction with the local Boy Scout Council’s “Lincoln Pilgrimage”.
TIELUG had attended this event every year since 2015, until 2021 when it was cancelled due to COVID‐19.
We look forward to attending again in 2022.

In 2019, we added an event called “Walking on Legos”.   This event is held in La Quinta, California, and is
a fundraiser for Children’s Services of the Desert which provides speech and language therapy for kids
with special needs.  We displayed some great MOCS and we had LUG building competitions while the
public watched and cheered us on.  The event had to be cancelled for 2020 and 2021, again due to COVID‐19,
but we are hoping to attend again in 2022.

Our third major event each year is the “Adventure Weekend”, put on by the local council of The Boy Scouts of
America®, the Calif. Inland Empire Council.  At this event, we bring a Pinewood Derby track.   The attendees
build cars and race them on the track.  We display Scout and other youth oriented MOCS at the event, which is
held every September.  TIELUG has been attending this event every year since 2015, except of course, 2020 when
it was cancelled.   The event is scheduled to happen this year and TIELUG will be there!
Adventure Weekend is the largest event we attend.

“Star Wars Reads Day” is held in Rancho Cucamonga in May each year.  We attended this event from 2016 to
2018 where we displayed our favorite Star Wars MOCS and sets.

In 2019, we attended an event called “Sensory Sunday” at a skate park in Fontana.  This event was held in
conjunction with Autism Society Inland Empire, and is centered around children with disabilities and their
families.  We had a great time and we hope to do more events with the Autism Society in the future.

Other Events
In addition to our three “Main Events”, TIELUG also joins other Southern Calif. LUGS at some of their events.
In May 2017, we joined OCLUG (Orange County LEGO® User Group) for Fullerton Railroad Days.
We often join LUGOLA for an event at The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, too.

Many of our members attend local conventions and other “Brick” gatherings as well, such as:
  • BricksLA‐‐the Scouthern California AFOL convention, which is held every January in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Brick Fest LIVE!‐‐a hands on event for children which is held every August, also in Pasadena*
  • Bricks by the Bay‐‑the Northern Clifornia AFOL convention, which is held in Sant Clara, Calif.
* Due to COVID‐19, Brick Fest LIVE! has been moved to November for 2021

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