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Local LEGO Club Builds Comaraderie

1 Apr

SONY DSCby Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Brick by brick, nearly everything in the real world can be recreated with LEGO.

“People have varying interests,” says Joseph Williams, spokesperson for the Victoria LEGO Users Group. “I can say I like the Wild West and I want to make it in LEGO.”

Williams often hosts workshops for the club, which is also known as VicLUG. VicLUG was formed in the late ’90s because the members—most of which are in their twenties and thirties—had a passion for building with LEGO.

“We have people who are architects and engineers,” says Williams. “That’s primarily the LEGO fan community.”

The toy was originally manufactured in Denmark in the ’40s. The concept of interlocking building blocks achieved huge success because of its simplicity—the endless possibilities of what can be made.

“It’s timeless,” says Aaron Dayman, an active member of VicLUG. “Every day, Lego is still a top seller.”

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LEGO Connections: A look at VicLUG

24 Jul

Otaku no Culture’s own Ed Sum presents a mini-documentary that quickly looks at the history of LEGO and examines what it means to a bring people together. In this production, he profiles a local group, the Victoria Lego Users Group (VicLUG). This video was made a few years ago as a final video project when he took the (now defunct) Applied Communications Program (Camosun College).