One of the reasons that I am involved with Bricks.SE is because I don't have (that I know of) any LEGO community near where I live (Southern Oregon). However, I used to live in the SF Bay area, and was part of BayLUG, and that got me thinking:
How can we leverage the power of LUGs to grow Bricks.SE, and how can we leverage the power of Bricks.SE to build LUGs?
I don't have any particular thoughts on this issue, other than desired results: I'd like to see Bricks.SE become a larger community, and see more LUGs around the country (especially in my area).
One possible solution is to expand our outreach to the LUGs. I assume that many members here are already part of a local LUG, and perhaps we could get them some SE swag to hand out at the LUG meetings.
And though (at the risk of sounding like a dating site) a "Meet people in your area" thread isn't suitable for the format of SE, we could seed some questions about locating LUGs, and meeting other LEGO fans in your area (for example, referring to forums that have those kind of threads).
Any other ideas to help establish a strong partnership here?