FreeLUG organizes its fifth annual summer event.
It will take place from the 13th to the 15th July 2007 in
You can find more informations about planned activities and location on the
dedicated website : REF07.
You are welcome to attend and feel free to drop me a line if you need more
Im glad to announce a first major change which is visible this time as well.
LUGNET now has a brand-new, area-wide World LUG Map, simply called LUGMap. As
yet the maps enclose 85 entries! Here are the details and how they work:
The LUGMap homepage is located at:
There is a plain World View which indicates what kind of User Groups are
present in specific regions. You can click a region on the map or use the text
links beneath to get a more detailed view of this region. Senseful regions are
(as matters stand):
Each of these regions has its own regional map.
- ca - Canada
- us - USA
- sa - South America
- eu - Europe
- as - Asia
- au - Australia
If you just activate a regional map without criteria, it opens with the full
load of entries for this region. You can filter the readout by clicking one of
the links in the Show me-area right below the map. You can explicitly dump
All contemplable entries will be displayed (a) in the Search Results-area with
the blackspotted border, right below the Show-me-area and (b) as pushpin
symbol directly on the map.
- LEGO Users Groups
- LEGO Train Clubs
- Mindstorms Users Groups
- Event Locations (no entries yet)
- LEGO Brand Stores (coming soon)
- TLC production sites and branch offices (coming soon)
- ALL (not recommened, too much overlapping on the map in some regions!)
On the map, you can now see as quick as lightning whether something is in your
area or not. Simply move your mouse over the pins or the surrounding area to
read the name of the club or group.
In the Search Results-area, these entries are listed alphabetically. If the
entry has its own website, the globe symbol is coloured and you can click the
globe to go to the site. If the entry has its own Newsgroup here on LUGNET, the
News symbol is coloured and you can click it to jump into the web area of this
Sometimes you will know the name of a group or club but not where to find it on
the map, especially if the map is overloaded with pins. In that case, just click
the pin symbol of the entry in question in the Search Results-area and all
entries will be removed from the map except the one youre looking for.
Vice versa: If you have located an entry in your area, just click the pin on the
map, and the display is blank except the information to the entry of interest.
Below the Search Results-area, I added 3 links as alternative possibilities to
get similar information. This should be conducive to better interlink all the
different community sites and LEGO resources. You can quickly jump to:
From the Other Maps-area you can jump to other regions or back to the World
View. On the bottom of each page is a link back to LUGNET since I have not yet
added any menus or headers.
- NELUGs LUGFinder
- LEGOFan.orgs Site Directory
- BrickJournals Event Calendar
You can link from anywhere to any of these sites without problems, you have
...whereas XY is the token of a region (ca, us, sa, eu, as or au). This will
lead to the requested region, showing ALL entries.
...whereas you have to replace XY as written in the preceding example and
ABC is the token of a entry class:
- lug = show LEGO Users Groups only
- tlc = Train Clubs only
- mug = Mindstorms Users Groups
- eve = Events
- lld = Legolands
- brd = LEGO Stores
- tlc = TLC offices
...whereas ABC is a Search String, e.g. texlug or TexLUG. (And dont
forget to replace XY too).
Maybe I will add an advanced search option later, but for now I would like you
to have your browsers testing the maps :-) Please report any misbehaviour, so I
can fix it quickly.
Many Thanks to Eric Kingsley who made the original World LUG Map over 5 years
ago, it was a great help, especially by locating the different groups and clubs.
But over the time, the maps became more and more outdated, so I guess it was
time to give it a revision.
PS: Please consider to set FUT lugnet.admin if it has to do with error reporting
and such things. Thank you!
||LEGO®WORLD 2006, the Netherlands
||lugnet.events, lugnet.loc.nl, lugnet.loc.be, lugnet.loc.de, lugnet.loc.dk, lugnet.loc.uk, lugnet.loc.fr, lugnet.loc.it, lugnet.loc.eu
||Tue, 5 Sep 2006 15:50:25 GMT
||Sybrand Bonsma <sybrandbonsma@(AntiSpam)hotmail.com>
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|Dear LEGO fans,|
From October 19 to 24, LEGO®WORLD will be held in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
During the past years it has become on of the largest LEGO events around the
world, with in 2005 over 48,000 visitors. It has become such an success as a
result of the large efforts by De Bouwsteen, the Dutch LEGO Users Group, its
members and last but not least many LEGO fans from abroad. These participants
show the possibilities of LEGO and are as such an inspiration for the visitors
of this event. The success has been created by you.
The event, with a floor area over 20,000 square meters, shows a large range of
LEGO products, from Duplo to Mindstorms. Not only current product line is shown
and demonstrated, but also many AFOLs show their collections of older LEGO
and/or their MOCs. In addition there are LEGO building contests, LEGO movies are
shown and much other entertainment for the whole family.
You can find impressions of LEGO®WORLD 2005 in Brickjournal Issues 3 and 4. If
you would like to get more information on participating in LEGO®WORLD 2006 or as
visitor, you can find more information on www.debouwsteen.com, or contact either
me: firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Wolters: email@example.com.
|In Österreich gibt es diesen Sommer noch 2 LEGO Ausstellungen:|
29. & 30. Juli 2006
2221 Marktgemeinde Groß-Schweinbarth
Niederösterreichisches Museum für Volkskultur
Wien, 12. Bezirk
26. & 27.August 2006
Ruckergasse 40, Festsaal
Siehe auch: http://www.lugnet.at
|Summer is now on and if you are on holidays around the 14th/16th of
July, FreeLUG is organising its 4th Summer AFOLs Days close to
Toulouse at Ayguesvives, south of France.
Youll find much more details on the event on the following article
on FreeLUG website:
http://www.freelug.org/article.php3?id_article=514 (in english)
http://www.freelug.org/article.php3?id_article=508 (en français)
If you do come, bring anything you want to show/share with other
or just bring yourself and your digital camera.
Hope to see you in Toulouse !!
Erik brickerik Amzallag,
For the event team.