WisLUG) moved out of the area. I agreed to take over the administration of the group, and it's been quite a ride since then.
For those unfamiliar with the LUG program, they are an outlet for local Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL) to come together and share their love of all things brick built. While LUGs are active in many different ways, a primary goal of the program is to help promote the LEGO brand through helping with and running public events. This can include organizing independent displays in an area, participating in events at LEGO brand retail stores, or coming together with members from many LUGs for large public displays (Brickworld).
In October, the LUG held its first independent event at a local education/independent toy shop. Over a dozen members helped contribute to a group build, while also providing their own MOCs (My Own Creations) to help fill several tables with wonderful works of LEGO building. The next weekend, we took many of those MOCs down with us to a Rockford, IL Park District event, where we joined members of others LUGs for a LEGO-related event at the venue. Both shows were a great deal of fun and were a great way to connect with other LEGO fans in our area. They were also a valuable learning experience in figuring out what I need to keep in mind when organizing our participation in these activities.
So, that's why I have been pretty scarce on the blogging front lately. Most of my non-building free time has been tied up with trying to find local venues for us to display in. As we get more active, I'm hoping our membership will grow as well, which should help us be able to staff even more local events.