This site went online in March of 1999, but the ideas for the group
surfaced at a get-together of rec.toys.lego and LUGNET participants during the LEGO
Truck Tour visit to San Francisco during the fall of 1998. We met
about 3-4 times per year from 1999-2001, and have been increasing
steadily in membership, exposure, and meeting frequency since then.
Check out Tom Stangl's
Pictures of the Truck Tour event.
In the spring of 2002 we got a big boost in activity due to
articles being published in the San Jose Mercury News and the Fremont
Argus, with those articles being reprinted in about eight other local
newspapers, including the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. There are copies
of all BayLUG newspaper appearances available for browsing at the
Although our public meetings are held at the Museum of American Heritage in Palo
Alto, we sometimes have smaller members-only meetings in alternative
meeting places, such as a pizza parlor or a member's home. We are
also always open to new ideas for events and meeting locations,
especially since our members are scattered all over the bay area and
may have a long way to drive to our regular meetings. If you have an
idea or want to host an event, post a message about it on the mailing
list, and let the BayLUG webmasters know if you do (or don't) want
info about the meeting posted to our web page.
BayLUG always welcomes new members, new input into our
organization, and new ideas. If you have questions about the group, or
suggestions for the web site, please send email to email@example.com
Members of BayLUG were on hand for the Grand Opening of the LEGOLAND
California theme park in Carlsbad, CA on March 20th, 1999. Some of
us also attended the first anniversary weeklong event in 2000, as well
as the first Kidvention in July of 2000. You can view some of our
LEGOLAND Preview Day and Grand Opening trip pictures by Russell Clark and Tom Stangl.
In 2003, as part of the BricksWest convention held in and around
the LEGOLAND park, our club was invited to put on a train layout
display inside the park.
If you're interested in going to LEGOLAND, we've got a trip planning page that you might
find helpful. And don't forget that one of the BayLUG member benefits
is a discount card which can save you up to $17 per ticket.