Melbourne LEGO User Group (MUGs)
COVID-19 Update: Please note that physical MUGs / MUGs Jnr meetings and events are cancelled until further notice, in line with Victorian Government restrictions. We will update this page when this changes, and encourage you to visit our Facebook page for our online activities during this time.
Announcement (March 18, 2021): Brickventures Inc. would like to advise that we have officially handed over ownership of MUGs to a steering committee who will be responsible for creating a new governance and membership structure for the group. We encourage you to stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information from this team.
I would like to say a huge thank you to the folks on the Brickventures Committee for their work and dedication to MUGs – I’m sure you’ll still see a lot of us around when we can finally meet in person again. And of course we look forward to seeing you all at Brickvention 2022!
Nicole – Brickventures Inc. President
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 20 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 in Preston. 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 via the MUGs Passport, 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 usually meet monthly on the second Sunday of each month at The Baseplate in Preston (please see our COVID Update at the top of this page). Meetings run from 11am to 4pm. Members regularly contribute to LEGO displays in Melbourne, country Victoria, other parts of Australia and overseas.
MUGs Junior is a fabulous group for all LEGO fans aged 5-13.
MUGs Junior meets during school holidays (except Public Holidays) at The Baseplate, Preston. Meetings may comprise of free building, story time, build challenges and competitions.
Visit our Facebook pages for more information including upcoming meetings, online build comps and more: