LUGBulk - An opportunity buy LEGO bricks

Hi there,

I hope you don't mind this intrusion to your Friday. You receive this because you joined, the Irish Association for Adult Fans of Lego, and we occasionally send out emails to our members. have been invited to participate in "LUGBulk". This is a programme LEGO run to allow members of user groups to purchase LEGO bricks in bulk. Generally, prices through LUGBulk will be lower than purchasing through other methods such as pick-a-brick online or BrickLink.

LUGBulk orders can be sent by associations twice a year. The bricks will be sent to the association to manage distribution to members.

There are a few rules:

  • Participating members must be over 18 years old (this is due to a legal requirement in the US).
  • Members may only participate in LUGBulk through one association, and member contact details must be provided to verify this.
  • Parts bought through LUGBulk must only be for personal use, and may not be resold.
  • Any parts in current production (i.e. in any current sets) may be bought with the exception of specially licensed parts and restricted modelmaker parts.
  • Each member may purchase parts up to a maximum value of approx €60.

The mechanics of the order work as follows:

  • In June, we submit the list of participating members, and a list of up to 80 parts we are interested in purchasing.
  • LEGO respond confirming availability and prices.
  • We refine our order, specifying quantities for up to 50 of the parts on our list. We must order in multiples of 50 parts.
  • LEGO invoice us and we pay.
  • LEGO ship the bricks and we distribute to our members.

As we must order in multiples of 50, you may not get exactly the quantities you ask for. For example, if our members want a total of 53 of a part we must either round down to 50 and leave some people short, or round up to 100 and have a large surplus. We will do our best to handle these situations fairly.

As we can only order 50 different parts, there will inevitably be some disappointment when people don't get parts they would like. Again we'll try to be fair, and make sure that everyone has an opportunity so choose some parts.

If you would like to participate, please log in to and visit our forums. In the "Association" forum you'll find a LUGBulk Registration thread. Please post a comment there so we know you want to take part, and email us your details. You'll also see a LUGBulk Part Request thread. Please add any parts you think we should include in the order.

Even if you don't want to order anything, please consider allowing us to add you to the order, as this increases the amount we are allowed to buy as an association.

If you have any problems logging into the forum, please email and let us know, and we'll sort it out.

Thanks for reading. We hope to see you on

The Brick.ies.