Our friends, Richard Lawson at Bricktrader and Richard Hayes from Brick Fanatics, have been hard at work to create the first regional LEGO User Group in Britain and today, they’ve officially launched their site. The new LUG is based across the pond in Yorkshire, UK and are looking for more 18+ AFOLs to join in the fun. If you’re interested in joining or want to learn more about the LUG, check out their site at Brickshire.org.uk for more information. Below is their official press release:

Announcing the launch of Brickshire.org.uk; the home of Brickshire: The Yorkshire LEGO® User Group (known more informally as Brickshire). Brickshire is the first LEGO® User Group in the United Kingdom to be set up at a regional level.

Brickshire is a group aimed at Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOLs) based in and around Yorkshire, who would like to meet like-minded people, display their LEGO® creations locally and get involved in events across the region. Application is open to anyone over the age of 18 who would like to meet and attend events in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Richard Lawson, Chairman of the Brickshire said “We want to provide a friendly forum for our members and offer them regular opportunities to meet and display LEGO® models locally, with as much support from The LEGO® Group as possible, which is something that hasn’t been available until now.”

Richard Hayes, Brickshire’s LEGO® Ambassador and Secretary added “It’s important that we build a
strong and direct relationship with The LEGO® Group, and that’s where I