Donation – Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

On Wednesday, October 11th, various club members distributed donated LEGO sets to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Due to financial issues related to Brexit, FairyBricks, our normal charity partner, is currently unable to ship sets outside of the UK. Rather than wait for these issues to get sorted out, the club elected to donate sets ourselves as well as using donated funds to purchase discounted sets to donate. Thanks to everyone who has donated towards these efforts.

Way of Lights 2023

GtwLUG is thrilled to announce that we will once again be displaying seven days per week this holiday season at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as part of the Way of Lights activities.  We will once again be located in the Visitor’s Center.  This is our premiere annual event and a great time to celebrate the holidays and see some great LEGO displays of all sizes and themes!

Hours and directions, as well as a few photos from last year’s display, are below.  Note that we are not opening at the same time as the rest of the lights this year in order to give us ample time for setup.

November 20th – December 31st, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day)

Tickets are $5 for Adults and children 4 and over (children 3 and under are free).  Tuesday night is family night, and tickets are only $4.  Monday night veterans and active service military members can also get tickets for $4.

Visitor’s Center
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
442 S. DeMazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223

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Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show 2023

It’s been awhile since Gateway LUG got back to our roots: a good old model train show.  We’re pleased to be displaying at the Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show for the first time in its new location: the Meramec Community College Gym in Kirkwood.  We’ve got lots of trains, and no two layouts we do are ever the same.

See here for flyers and additional information.  Adult admission is $10 at the door, and kids 12 and under are free!

Saturday, October 14th, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, October 15th, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meramec Community College Gym
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122

Here are some photos from this event:

LEGO Event at Oak Bend Library

GtwLUG is excited to participate in the LEGO event at the Oak Bend branch of the St. Louis County Library.  Full details and a link to the event are forthcoming.

Friday, July 21, 2023
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Oak Bend Branch – St. Louis County Library
842 S Holmes Ave
St. Louis, MO 63122

Here are a few pictures from the event:

Anime St. Louis 2023

The GtwLUG is pleased to return to Anime St. Louis in 2023 for our fourth consecutive appearance.  If you attend the event, please stop by to see our display, which this year will be in its own meeting room with play bricks!

April 21st – 23rd, 2023

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

Here are some photos from previous years’ displays:



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The Ultimate Brick Show

The GtwLUG is excited to be a part of a brand new convention in southern Illinois this summer.  The Ultimate Brick Show will feature contestants from the Lego Masters TV show, build challenges, displays and vendors.  Multiple club members will be displaying and/or vending.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, see the event page at TW Bricks Studio.

Saturday, August 12, 2023
9 AM — 7 PM

Marion Pavilion
1602 Sioux Drive
Marion, IL 62959

Brickworld Chicago 2023

The GtwLUG will be one of many LUGs and individuals from around the world displaying at Brickworld Chicago this summer!  While our display will be smaller than many of our in-town events, we may be displaying a portion of our renowned LEGO City that we set up during our winter Shrine event, and there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family at one of the largest annual LEGO events in the world, including over 100,000 square feet of LEGO displays, play areas, activities, and vendors.  More information and advance ticket purchases can be found at the Brickworld website.

June 17th – 18th, 2023

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

Check out this awesome review of GtwLUG’s LEGO City by Adam’s Brick Junction on YouTube:

2023 Star Wars Fan Fest at Grant’s View Library

The GtwLUG is delighted to once again be displaying at the St. Louis County Library’s Star Wars Fan Fest at the Grant’s View branch.  We will be displaying a variety of Star Wars-related sets (both current and retired), minifigures, and custom creations.  This is a free event, and we hope you’re able to join us!

Friday, May 12, 2023
6 PM — 9 PM

Grant’s View Library
9700 Musick Ave
St. Louis, MO 63123

See below for some pictures from the event.