What is MUGs?

The Melbourne LEGO User Group is an accumulation of the best and brightest LEGO fans, designers and friends within Melbourne and the greater Victoria area. Spanning over 17 years, MUGs is well established as a Lego User Group and frequently displays at community events around Australia and the world.

An auspice of the not for profit Brickventures Inc, MUGs provides a free and easily accessible space for LEGO fans to meet, discuss, play and learn about LEGO techniques and skills, as well as providing a safe and welcoming baseplate for all fans of LEGO. All members of the public are welcome to attend MUGs meets which are held monthly between Thornbury and Chadstone. Entry to these meet up groups is completely free!

MUGs members frequently participate in awesome LUG activities. These include displaying at state and national events, large scale group builds,  LUGBULK activities and other exclusive social events such as movie screenings, quiz nights and LEGO workshops. As an attendee of the Melbourne LEGO User Group you are able to gain access to the beloved LUGBULK, which provides exclusive access to LEGO purchases from LEGO. This is extremely important for builders and fans who display large scale models on a national and international level and this perk is exclusive to LUG (MUGs) members.

All MUGs members are given the opportunity to display at Brickvention, Australia’s premier LEGO Fan Convention, which is held in January each year. MUGs is also the primary host of several other highly anticipated Victorian shows, including Queenscliffe Bricks, Echuca Bricks, and several charity fundraisers and special community exhibitions around the state. It is through the support of all MUGs that community events such as Brickvention can run.

Where do MUGs meet?

MUGs meet monthly on the second Sunday of each month at The Baseplate in Preston. Meetings run from 11am 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, Preston. Meetings run from 1pm to 3pm. Meetings are held in February, 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, Preston. Meetings run from 1pm to 3pm. Meetings are held in February, 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:
Unit 4 / 2-4 Irene Street, Preston, VIC

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