Goodbye UKLUG Ltd, hello Warren Elsmore Ltd!

If you're reading this and thinking 'what on earth is UKLUG Ltd?', then you're not alone. Don't worry though - you won't ever have to hear about it anymore! ;-) Here's and email we're just sent out to all of our current customers;

Hello!

Over the last 7 years, UKLUG Limited has have gone from strength to strength and that is thanks to you, our customers and suppliers. We originally started back in 2009, organising an event called the ‘Lotus User Group’ (hence the name) but we’ve moved on quite a lot since then. Our founder, Warren Elsmore, moved into working with LEGO bricks full time 4 years ago and since then we’ve released numerous books about LEGO, ran the huge BRICK events and of course built a lot of LEGO models along the way!

It’s been a great ride and we’re thoroughly enjoying doing what we do. And that’s the point of this email. We’ve evolved quite a bit over the years and so it’s now time to change the company name to better reflect what we do now: goodbye UKLUG Ltd, hello Warren Elsmore Ltd!

As of this week, it’s become official with the seal of approval from Companies House and we’ll soon begin rolling it out across our full portfolio, including our two new Touring Exhibitions: Brick History and Brick by Brick Dinosaurs, both available from January 2017.

All of our other contact details and information remain the same and it’s exactly the same team here that you’ll be working with, we’re just going to start using the name you’re all familiar with anyway. So if you have a contract with us at the moment (thank you!) then all you we’d ask is you update your records with our new company name. Everything else remains the same. And if you don’t have a current contract with us, well, we’re sure we can talk to you about that!


Yours,

Warren, Teresa, Alastair and Guy.

 

So there you go - just a technical change really, making our company name reflect who we are. But we thought it was an important thing to do. Things have changed a lot in the last 7 years - I wonder what the next 7 are going to bring?

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We're baaack!

After a great week in the Arcleormittal Orbit last year, we're coming back for half term again with 'Bricks in the Sky'. More great LEGO models to look at, more LEGO bricks to build with and both Guy and I will be there for the whole half term building the London skyline.

So, what are you waiting for? Tickets are on sale now and there are more details on Time Out's page or in the Newham Recorder. We also have a late night opening, which from last years experience I would highly recommend. The view of London at night is something else...

 

Please join me in welcoming the expanded team!

We've been a little quiet here online recently, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been a very busy time in the studio! Over the summer I've been working on the next book to be released - Brick History - as well as a fantastic commission that will be launched later this year and not least of all, both BRICK 2015s!

In fact, it's been so busy here that we've not only had to move studios to increase the available space, but also take on some new members of staff. I started out on my own in 2012, not sure if there was enough business to support me but the team is now up to four! I thought that it was about time to officially welcome not just our newest member of staff, but also to introduce you to everyone working here - in chronological order!

 

Teresa 'Kitty' Elsmore has a successful background not just in LEGO building, but also administration and support. As Faculty Manager for Queen Margaret University she led the support team for half of their population. Moving into the charitable sector, Teresa acted as both PA to the Thistle Foundation's CEO and secretary to the Board of Trustees - a role central to the Queen's visit in 2012. After joining me in 2014 as a qualified Prince II project manager, Teresa led the delivery of BRICK 2014, which attracted over 47,000 visitors. 

Alastair Disley originally studied electronics at York and continued on to gain a PHD in the perception of sound. He remained in Higher Education as a lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Kent. He's been a self professed AFOL since 1997 and in that time worked on a number of freelance projects for not just Warren Elsmore but also The Guardian, a number of other media companies and LEGO UK. Alastair joined the team earlier in 2015 where his love of architectural history has come in extremely useful!

Guy Bagley trained in Industrial Model Making at the University of Hertfordshire. After graduating, he worked on a number of notable TV and film productions such as London's Burning, Inspector Morse and Batman Returns. Guy started his toy career designing for Mattel and Hasbro but moved to The LEGO Company in 1993 to start building LEGOLAND Windsor. As Chief Model Maker, Guy worked on models for every LEGOLAND park and Discovery Centre worldwide and also helped to launch the LEGO Creator range into the USA.

 

So, welcome to all of the team here - hopefully between us we'll have much more we can publish to the site and let you know about!

Warren