Past events

zaLUG at Sandton City, April 2024

zaLUG at Sandton City, April 2024

 Great news for LEGO™ fans in Gauteng as zaLUG (the South African LEGO User Group) headed back to the Sandton City Shopping Centre to exhibit a vast and varied display of LEGO sets and MOCs (my own creations) from 27 to 28 April 2024. Now an annual event on the...

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zaLUG at Brickfair 2023

zaLUG at Brickfair 2023

 From 28 to 29 October 2023, thousands of LEGO fans descended on Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria for South Africa’s premier annual LEGO fan event, Brickfair. And this year, it was bigger and better than ever before! In fact, such is the scale of this event...

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zaLUG at Comic-Con Africa 2023

zaLUG at Comic-Con Africa 2023

 Could there be a better place to exhibit LEGO than at the biggest gathering of comic book, fantasy and sci-fi fans in Africa? zaLUG was privileged to again be invited to exhibit at Comic Con Africa from 22 to 25 September 2023. Hosted at the Johannesburg Expo...

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zaLUG display event at Sandton City

zaLUG display event at Sandton City

 On 29 and 30 April 2023, zaLUG was very pleased to once again exhibit at Sandton City. This is the second year we have displayed at the shopping centre but this time we went a whole lot bigger! In fact, this was the largest Lego event ever in Johannesburg based...

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zaLUG at Comic-Con Africa 2022

zaLUG at Comic-Con Africa 2022

zaLUG displayed at the third Comic Con Africa from 22 to 25 September 2022. Much larger than previous years, this year had something for everyone!   zaLUG exhibited their fantastic builds and sets over four long days, and enjoyed every minute. With our exhibition...

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Display at Clearwater Mall, 2022

Display at Clearwater Mall, 2022

It has been two years since zaLUG had our annual exhibition at Clearwater Mall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. So, when I say that we were all very excited about one of zaLUG’s best yearly two-day-event-with-all-things-LEGO, it feels highly...

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GBC Special Project display 2022

On 30 July, the South African LEGO User Group, or zaLUG, was invited by Hands on Tech to display its GBC (great ball contraption) special project at the Gauteng South Provincial competition finals of the South African chapter of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) which...

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zaLUG at Sandton City, March 2022

zaLUG at Sandton City, March 2022

With our first in-person display event in more than 29 months, we exihibited at Sandton City on 26 and 27 March 2022. The exhibition marked the start of getting back into the swing of exhibition season with 22 tables filled with Lego goodness. Both exhibitors and the...

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Brickfair 2019

Brickfair 2019

Another year, and another Brickfair done and dusted! This year was a big year for Brickfair 2019, as the event became independent, and moved spaces from the mall basements of The Grove and Irene, to the clean airconditioned halls in one of the largest malls in South...

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Brickfair 2017

Brickfair 2017

You know those light-hearted news stories that feature at the end of a news bulletin? The ones that follow after all the serious, depressing news? The stories of interesting people doing wacky things? You know the ones – you watch in amazement at the kinds of crazy...

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Pops Display Event

Pops Display Event

On the morning of March 25th 2017, AFOLS all around Gauteng, woke up bright and early to the sounds of their alarms. Though sleepy and desperately in need of our morning coffee, we shared a common feeling of excitement. An excitement that can only come from thought of...

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Benoni Child Welfare Field Cleanup

Benoni Child Welfare Field Cleanup

On Saturday 27 August 2016, members of zaLUG donated their time to help the Greater Benoni Child Welfare to clean up the open field next to the house. This field was scattered with rubble, broken glass and trimmed tree branches. The members walked the field to pick up...

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zaLUG 2nd Meeting

zaLUG 2nd Meeting

We started our second meeting bursting at the seams as we had much more members than at the 1st meeting. LUG business was mainly taken care of by exco member Iain followed by an update regarding upcoming charity events by Clark. The educational talk was by Tony Graham...

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zaLUG at iTech LEGO® Day

zaLUG at iTech LEGO® Day

iTech Plus hosted an AFOL display for the public at the Riverside Boulevard Shopping Centre, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. The event took place on Saturday 30 April 2016 on a beautiful autumn day. Even though it was held over the Easter long weekend, the AFOLS showed...

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zaLUG 1st Meeting: 29 May 2016

zaLUG 1st Meeting: 29 May 2016

On Sunday 29 May, zaLUG had its inaugural meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a beautiful day and the attendee total exceeded our wildest dreams. The day started with Joe welcoming everyone and giving LUG feedback, updates and statistics. Iain and Clark...

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