Toon Lego club builds on success

The Tartan LUG at the 'Unleash the Brick' event at Dunblane in August.
The Tartan LUG at the 'Unleash the Brick' event at Dunblane in August.

A Peterhead club has becoming Scotland’s first recognised LEGO club, having received official user group status from the brand.

The Tartan LEGO User Group (Tartan LUG), was formed in the Blue Toon by Darren Noble back in 2014 and is the4 first and only Scottish Recognised LEGO User Group.

The club, which currently boasts more than 30 members, is made up of adult fans of LEGO.

Darren told the Buchanie: “A few years back I noticed Scotland was not “We organise public shows and exhibitions, kids build clubs and meet-ups. Our members are interested in all aspects of LEGO and we love to build and collect, show and talk about it.”

Darren said the Tartan LUG has no definite start date as most members have been LEGO fans their whole life.

“The members have been meeting together for years discussing LEGO but the LUG had its first official organised meet-up in December 2014 with our first public show in July the following year in Peterhead,” he said.

“Our members love to share their builds, ideas and opinions and most of the community discussion happens on our Facebook page.”

The Tartan LUG also runs Buchan Builders - the primary school LEGO club, which also meets in Peterhead.

This club runs on a Tuesay afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in Zion Cafe on Skelton Street.

“There is currently a waiting list for this club. We did a workshop during Peterhead Scottish Week and it proved to be a huge hit with the youngsters,” said Darren.

“I’m very proud of all the Tartan LUG members for their hard work, dedication and passion.

“We feel honoured to be recognised by the biggest toy company in the world,” he added.