MUGs Information

MUGs is the Melbourne LEGO® Users' Group. We held our first meeting in late 2000 and are now a thriving community of over 250 members. Membership is open to all Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs). Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We also run a separate group for children 13 and under called MUGs Junior. There is no cost involved in attending either club.

The best way to get involved with MUGs is to join our mailing list found at this location.

You can also find us on Facebook at this location.

If you are interested in MUGs Junior, we have a news-only email list here.

MUGs meet monthly on the second Sunday, at alternate venues, at The Baseplate in Thornbury (509 St Georges Road) and Chadstone (Amaroo Centre). Meetings run from 11am - 5pm. Members regularly contribute to LEGO displays in Melbourne, Country Victoria, other parts of Australia and overseas.

MUGs Junior meets every second month on the third Sunday at The Baseplate, 509 St Georges Road, Thornbury. Meetings run from 1-3pm. Meetings are held in February, April, June, August, October.

Aims of MUGS

The Melbourne LEGO User Group (MUGs) aims to:

  • Provide a creative outlet for AFOLs, TFOLs and others interested in building and designing with LEGO bricks
  • Provide a nurturing environment for LEGO fans to exchange ideas, compare building techniques and to achieve their building objectives.
  • Facilitate and encourage others to develop an interest in hobbies related to the use of LEGO bricks
  • Provide a venue for the discussion of issues related to the use of LEGO bricks
  • Foster a positive community relationship
  • Promote the use of LEGO bricks as a creative medium for all ages

 MUGs hopes to achieve these aims by:

  • Conducting regular monthly meetings for AFOLs
  • Running an Outreach Program to School, Community and Social groups to encourage the use of LEGO bricks
  • Running a bi-monthly MUGs Junior group for children (Thornbury)
  • Presenting displays at  Brickvention, Ringwood Bricks, Queenscliffe Bricks, Seymour Show, local Model Train shows, Collector Fairs, Pop Culture Expos and at other LEGO fan events around Australia
  • Providing workshops on LEGO building techniques, using Bricklink, photographing LEGO and other topics of interest to the AFOL community
  • Engaging in online conversation via the MUGs Yahoo Group and Facebook Group