What does ChiLUG stand for? The easiest answer is to say the Chicago Area Lego Users Group. It's what their name is. Who are they exactly? ChiLUG was founded in 2012 and shares Lego building with their community. Their mission? "To design, build, and display diverse and unique LEGO creations, and share our building techniques and ideas with the world." according to their President, John Thornton.
When you get right down to it ChiLUG means a lot of different things like most LUG groups. ChiLUG is a home for some, a learning experience, a hobby, time away from the mundane, a place to discuss Legos, a time to build, family time together, and friendships getting put together much like the Lego pieces we all love. Elizabeth and I felt very welcome among them during our time at Brickworld Chicago. We spoke with Mike McDermott of ChiLUG and he gave us some insight into their builds and his love of constructing Batman scene landscapes. We looks forward to seeing ChiLUG and Mike again. Our first time meeting him and we felt right at home. They honored us by adding an Emunah Graphics engraved brick to their wall of unusual bricks. See if you can spot us in the thumbnail image! Thank you ChiLUG for all you do in your community.