LEGO Grand Build Event @ Watford store, 14th - 16th June

SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 542
http://www.intuwatford.co.uk/Whats-on/Events/LEGO-Grand-Build-Event

A little digging shows it's at the Harlequin (for my benefit).

It's a little like a grand opening event, with a 10% wristband if you take part in building activities, and a free LEGO set if you spend £25 or more - also a free gift for the first 100 people on each day.

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  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    edited June 2013
    If the same as the Stratford one be aware that the free LEGO set is one of the old poly's Tie Fighter etc... They will not be 'exclusive' sets, like #3300003
    However if you have little ones they all seemed to have a great time.
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 542
    I don't recall there being a building event at the Stratford store, but I wouldn't think the retail store would be one of the free sets.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    @SilentMode
    Was last weekend!
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 542
    Nobody told me, that's cold.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ I only found out last minute too, was in one of the threads but missed it completely.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790

    If the same as the Stratford one be aware that the free LEGO set is one of the old poly's Tie Fighter etc...

    Or if you're really unlucky, a speedorz.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    I know its a tad off-topic but what does everyone have against the speedorz?
    Not got any so cannot make a judgement, but the principle sounds pretty fun (they are for kids).
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Our kids love them. I have actually spent money on them.
    indigobox
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 542

    what does everyone have against the speedorz?

    I don't have anything against them, but I wouldn't go out and buy one.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,790
    It's the difference between kids and adults. How many adults do you know that actively play ninjago spinners. Kids love those too.
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 834
    Thanks for the heads up! No sign of this in store yesterday when I went in.

    Incidentally, 'intu' is the new name for the Harlequin centre, a very strange recent rebranding exercise!
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Its full name is "intu Watford". I'm guessing that the "brand" is intended to carry over into other shopping centres controlled by the same group (so the Chimes will become "intu Uxbridge").

    Terrible idea.

    I imagine we'll end up with a Marathon/Snickers or Opal Fruits/Starburst situation, where some people (me, of course) will always refer to it as "The Harlequin", even after no-one remembers that name.
    LostInTranslationSilentModedrdavewatford
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    CSC are just trying to create a single 'brand' for it's shopping centres, which includes the Trafford Centre too.
    Similar to Westfield Shepards Bush and Westfield Stratford.
    Think the plan is to do so across all their sites (around 15).
    Been involved in installing Wifi for the sites.
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794
    So did anyone actually go to this? Would like to know what the first 100 visitors got as a free gift and what the free gift was if you spent £25...
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258
    edited June 2013
    maniac said:

    So did anyone actually go to this? Would like to know what the first 100 visitors got as a free gift and what the free gift was if you spent £25...

    I went with my boy, although we didn't get there until after midday. Didn't get the free gift, nor did I spend over £25, so I can't answer your questions ! The build event was fun, although it would have been better if we'd had more than just the regulation 30 minutes.
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794

    maniac said:

    So did anyone actually go to this? Would like to know what the first 100 visitors got as a free gift and what the free gift was if you spent £25...

    I went with my boy, although we didn't get there until after midday. Didn't get the free gift, nor did I spend over £25, so I can't answer your questions ! The build event was fun, although it would have been better if we'd had more than just the regulation 30 minutes.
    Yes, I'd heard that the building area was in time blocks and about 30 people per session.

  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 542
    Amazingly I forgot about it until later today. Not sure what time to get there tomorrow.
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 542
    Went and came back this morning. Today's giveaway was... #40076.
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 834
    I went on Friday morning, so did a quick build when it wasn't busy just for fun - there's something quite liberating about being restricted to red 2x4s for building. I don't think I made the cut, my Easter Island head wasn't there when my wife and I went in yesterday!

    The freebie was the current Iron Man poly and the £25 spend freebie was the Chima polybag that has already been given away earlier in the year. I asked what Saturday's freebie was going to be and it was the mini Sopwith Camel, so I don't think that anyone who couldn't get to the freebies has missed out on anything rare. Nice to see it so busy in Watford though!
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    A shout out to the wonderful, wonderful staff at the Watford store, especially Eamonn and Kevin (the poet!). They know why. ;-)
    SirKevbagsindigobox
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