Islands Community Project Launched

Islands Community Project Launched

Islands Community Project Launched 1200 1184 Alex Mitchell

LUG Members were delighted with the launch of the brand new collaborative build for 2021.  

What is a Collaborative Build?
During lockdown, the team has been working hard behind the scenes to create a fantastic project for all LUG members to get involved with once the current lockdown restrictions are lifted. These annual projects aim to allow everyone in the LUG involved, whatever their budget or level of building skills. This annual opportunity is one of the great privileges afforded to LEGO(R) Recognised LUGs coming via the LEGO(R) Ambassador Network (LAN), whose main objective is to encourage active participation with LEGO(R) building.  Because of this, we are able to order all of the parts needed for this project directly from LEGO(R) and at exclusive RLUG Members only prices. For our LUG members, the ‘Collab Build’ is one of the top highlights of the year.

What’s the time frame if it’s for 2021?
We’ll spend the summer planning and then, from around Autumn, building this fantastic project, and then we’ll be displaying it at shows from early next year. Once complete (and post-lockdown) these Islands will all come together to form an incredible public display build that will be toured around various LEGO(R) events in 2021. This sort of project means that the “on the day” display is always changing, depending on which of our members bring models and how they are laid out.  So each presentation of the overall layout will be unique to that show!

So, what’s the project about?
The 2021 project will be an Island Community. There will be a huge central Pirate Island surrounded by smaller islands of varying sizes and themes. Each island will be created from a kit of parts, into a unique shape by the LUG member, then built up/decorated/inhabited in any way the member likes!!

There will be 3x Island Kit sizes available to purchase (16×16, 32×32 & 48×48) with enough parts in each kit to shape your island in your own way. Each kit will include at least 1 Palm Tree, but there will also be a Foliage Accessory Kit to better help you decorate your island. These are available to pre-order now (deadline midday 4th June 2020), ready for delivery around Sept/Oct.

The Island examples pictured here were created using the Kits, and are perfect blank canvases waiting for you to personalise and theme them!  LUG members will be able to order multiple kits to create larger and more uniquely shaped Islands. Members will also be able to collaborate in pairs/small groups to open up yet more building possibilities!

Get Involved
This is a Members only opportunity, so if you’re not yet a member of this fantastic LUG then please go to our Membership/Join Us pages. If you are a member, then look out for the Announcements on our Facebook page.

What do our members think?