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April 2014 Updates and News

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The events page has been updated with 4 upcoming shows. Please have a look!

TexLUG Events

Austin area Lego Robotics Event

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Date/Time: Saturday, August 11, 2012, registration opens at 12:30pm, Event 1:00- 5:30pm
Location: Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626

Austin Robotics Network is hosting our Annual Summer Sumobot Tournament on 8/11/2012 and will combine it with a new event, two versions of a line following contest.

Download the rules for each game here.

To Enter: Contact Diana Heinig <  > before 8/4/2012. $5 per robot entry to cover expenses. (One $5 fee covers all contests held that day.)

Registration forms will be made available on the website by 8/4/12.     Please fill one out and bring it with you to the tournament (along with advance email notification).

Our events are open to all ages and levels of experience.  Please note that the LEGO Line Following Tournament has two age categories: 12 & under, and 13 & older.  The other two events are open to all ages.  Enter as a team or individual.

Teams can be mixed ages, and even parent/child combo, although for the LEGO Line Following Event, the team will be placed in the age group defined to its oldest member.  Participants are encouraged to enter multiple events, but cannot have more than one entry in each event.

We welcome spectators and the event is free!  Please contact Diana Heinig < > for more info

Brick Fiesta 2012 Deadlines!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Hi Folks! This is a reminder about Brick Fiesta 2012:

For convention members, the deadline to get an engraved brick badge is May 31st. You have about one week left! Link to convention memberships.

The deadline to ensure you get the Brick Fiesta group rate at the Westin Galleria for the event is June 11th (Subject to availability). Link to hotel reservations.

Brick Fiesta 2012 will be July 4-8 in the Westin Galleria Hotel (inside the Galleria Mall) in Houston, Texas. It is literally just steps away from the Galleria LEGO Store. We hope you can make it!

BF 2012 Reminder

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Just a reminder that Brick Fiesta 2012 is less than 6 months away. Registration and also the hotel reservations are available. Please see the Brick Fiesta website for more details.

Brick Fiesta will run July 4-8 in Houston, Texas. It will be held at the Westin hotel in the Galleria.

We hope that your plans for 2012 include a stop at Brick Fiesta!

SAMRA Jan 28-29, 2012

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The San Antonio chapter is participating in the San Antonio Model Railroad Association (SAMRA) show at the end of this month. Here is the address:

Live Oak Civic Center
8101 Pat Booker Rd
Live Oak, TX 78233-2600

And here are the dates and times:
Setup – Fri Jan 27, 12 noon – 8pm
Show – Sat Jan 28, 9am-5pm
Show – Sun Jan 29, 10am – 4pm

Please see this post for more information.

Brick Fiesta 2012

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Brick Fiesta 2012 has been confirmed! The event will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 and will run through Sunday, July 8. The event will be at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, TX.

Registration is now open! Please see for more information.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

We have two events coming up quick:

1. Big Texas Train Show Sat. & Sun., Oct. 8-9, 2011

2. New Braunfels 2011 Fall Train Show Sat. & Sun., Nov. 5-6,2011

Please see the meetings and events page for more info.

Happy New Year! New Announcements

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Happy New Year! Below are a few important announcements.

The SAMRA Train Show (San Antonio) is coming up soon (Jan. 29-30). Please see the Meetings and Events page for more info.

Registration for Brick Fiesta (June 30 – July 3, Austin, TX) is now open.

The main TexLUG email list moved to a Google Group last month. If you’re not on it and would like to be, please contact me (TJ Avery).

Upcoming 2011 Events

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The meetings and events page has been updated!

Two important things to note: HEB has discontinued its HBCE shows for 2011, and a new event is in the works: Brick Fiesta.

Brick Fiesta is the first international AFOL convention in Texas. It will be from June 30 to July 3, 2011. AFOLs from everywhere are invited to attend and display MOCs! The fine details are still being worked out, but please stay tuned for announcements.

Please check out the events page for more info:
Events Page

Reminder: M.O.M. show Sat. Sept. 25th

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Reminder: TexLUG will be putting on a display at the Mall of the Mainland’s annual model train show. This is a one-day show on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.

See previous post for info.

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