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Manchester LEGO Store - Friday 23rd of August

CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
edited August 2013 in Everything else LEGO
Hello,

I am going to Manchester for the next couple of days and am hoping to drop into the LEGO store on Friday morning (the 23rd of August).

It is a long shot, but if any Brickset members are going to be around for the event at the store, I would love to meet some of you!

Chris

Comments

  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,706
    What's the event?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    edited August 2013
    @andhe - I am not entirely sure to be honest. It is advertised on a small card which came with the last catalogue. According to Brick Fanatics there is some sort of building event on between the 23rd and 25th of August at Manchester, and on other dates elsewhere.

    I do not plan to actually take part necessarily, I just thought that a few Brickset members might be around to meet :o)
  • richardh4388richardh4388 Member Posts: 132
    I should be there on the saturday. Happy to have a chat!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Building event, free gift for first 100 with card each day (three days) and free gift for 200 shoppers each day (IIRC). Liverpool had theirs not long ago and the shopping gift was a minifigs pack. Not sure about the,other free gift - brick or poly maybe. Probably a tie fighter!

    Im likely to pop in first thing Friday so may see you there.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    edited August 2013
    I don't have a card, and although I'm off this week, I don't fancy making a trip in to pick up a card, then another trip to get the free set (which will probably turn out to be another Speedorz set). If someone has a spare card though, I'm quite willing to come along Friday morning and meet some of you :)

    The Sheffield one is a week later, and I do have a card for that (although I won't be using it as I'm working).
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    @cheshirecat - Is the card to which you refer a VIP card or something else?
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    @CapnRex101 no it's a postcard-sized card which you pick up in store.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    edited August 2013
    @Paperballpark - Entitled: 'Brick-tastic building events - this Summer at your LEGO store?'
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    I don't know, I've only got the Sheffield one, which says 'LEGO FREE BUILD EVENT AT THE LEGO STORE!' on one side, and '1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY' on the other.
  • fitzyfitzfitzyfitz ManchesterMember Posts: 94
    I work just down the road so was planning to pop in first thing but can't stick around too long.

    @CapnRex101 - were you in there earlier, around 5.15? I was buying a bunch of series 11 minifigs and overheard someone talking about languages ...
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    ^^ I see, I will drop in tomorrow and pick one up if I can.

    ^ Not me, I am at home at the moment in Eastbourne.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    ^ thanks! Let me know if you manage to :)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    @cheshirecat @CapnRex101 is anyone actually meeting up tomorrow morning?
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    well i expect ill be there a little after 9 but cant stick around for too long as i should be at work!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,354
    @Paperballpark @cheshirecat - I will be there from soon after 9:00am, although I do not have a card so will just be looking around and buying a couple of things if I can.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    Tbh I might give it a miss. I've just realised that I'd have to buy a peak train ticket, which will cost me about 50% more than off-peak that I normally get on a saturday. And I get the feeling it'll probably just be a polybag anyway.

    I'm sure I'll see you both at some point later on - I'll be helping out at southport air show next month for starters.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Well having missed my train I too wont be there, instead im sitting on a train platform for an hour!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    did anybody get the free set? If so, what was it?
  • fitzyfitzfitzyfitz ManchesterMember Posts: 94
    Free set was #40048. Curiously the main pic on there has a blue base, but it's actually green (also correct in the parts list).
    I was passing by on the way into work at 9am so joined the queue of 20 or so people waiting - mostly parents with kids.

    Not sure what the other freebie was (for the £30 spend) - they did tell me earlier in the week but it can't have been that exciting as I've forgotten. Tomorrow's is a set of minifigures.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    ^ thanks for that. It's not something I'm bothered about, so that's good :)
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    birthday cake makes sense. never managed to make it. missed my train this mornung and then the day just got infinately worse, hey ho.
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