MUGs information

MUGs is the Melbourne LEGO® User Group. MUGs held their first meeting in late 2000 and we're now a thriving community of more than 2000 members. Membership is open to all Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs). Children under-16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. MUGs also runs a separate group for children aged 13 and under called MUGs Junior. There is no cost involved in attending either group.

Where do MUGs meet?

MUGs meet monthly on the second Sunday of each month at alternate venues, including The Baseplate in Thornbury and Chadstone's Amaroo Centre. Meetings run from 12pm to 4pm. Members regularly contribute to LEGO displays in Melbourne, country Victoria, other parts of Australia and overseas.
MUGs Junior meets every second month on the third Sunday of each month at The Baseplate, Thornbury. Meetings run from 1pm to 3pm. Meetings are held in February, April, June, August and October.

MUGs Junior

MUGs Junior is a fabulous group for all LGO fans aged 5-13.
MUGs Junior meets every second month on the third Sunday of each month at The Baseplate, Thornbury. Meetings run from 1pm to 3pm. Meetings are held in February, April, June, August and October and comprise of story time, build challenges and competitions. All MUGs Jr meetings are free to attend.

Our Mission

The Melbourne LEGO User Group (MUGs) aims to:
  • Provide a creative outlet for AFOLs, TFOLs and others interested in building and designing with LEGO bricks;
  • Provide a nurturing environment for LEGO fans to exchange ideas, compare building techniques and to achieve their building objectives;
  • Facilitate and encourage others to develop an interest in hobbies related to the use of LEGO bricks;
  • Provide a venue for the discussion of issues related to the use of LEGO bricks;
  • Foster a positive community relationship; and
  • Promote the use of LEGO bricks as a creative medium for all ages.
MUGs hopes to achieve these aims by:
  • Conducting regular monthly meetings for AFOLs;
  • Running an Outreach Program to school, community and social groups to encourage the use of LEGO bricks;
  • Running a bi-monthly MUGs Junior group for children (Thornbury);
  • Presenting displays at  Brickvention, Ringwood Bricks, Queenscliffe Bricks, the Seymour Show, local model train shows, collector fairs, pop culture expos and at other LEGO fan events around Australia;
  • Providing workshops on LEGO building techniques, using Bricklink, photographing LEGO and other topics of interest to the AFOL community; and
  • Engaging in online conversation via the MUGs Yahoo group and Facebook group.
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The Baseplate is the Brickventures Club House for planning, preparation and facilitation of Brickvention, MUGs, MUGs Jr and other Brickventures events. It’s located at:
509 St Georges Road, Thornbury, VIC

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