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Great Western Brick Show (STEAM) 2015

ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
Not long until this years STEAM so thought I'd start a thread for it. It's one I'm quite fond of, was my first real AFOL event, first place I helped out with Fairy Bricks and is my most local show. Who is going/exhibiting/selling etc?

I will once again be in attendance, helping out with Fairy Bricks, and thoroughly looking forward to it. @kioko21 (aka the wife) had so much fun at Bricktastic she's going to be helping out too.

Those who followed the Bricktastic thread might recall I did some classic space vehicle stickers which I gave out to a few people, though not a huge amount of people came and asked for them those that did seemed really pleased with them so think I might do something similar - probably a different logo though.
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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
    edited September 2015
    I'll be there exhibiting, the same train layout I took to Bricktastic.
    Shibkiki180703SirKevbags
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    I'll be there selling @Shib, this is my local event and I'm looking forward to it! :D

    My Sticker is on the back of my car and people have asked me about it so thank you very much for it! If you have a spare one I know someone else who would love one!
    ShibSirKevbags
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
    @TheBrickLadd - I won't have the same Classic Space ones (maybe in a different colour for a future event) but I have got an idea of what logo I might do for the next one...if I have the time (and appropriate colour offcuts to work from) I might actually do two.
    TheBrickLadd
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    edited September 2015
    I love my stickers too!

    I will be exhibiting at Steam, any Bricksetters visiting do come and say hello! 
    ShibSirKevbags
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    Looks like I missed out on some cool stickers last year - glad you're planning a repeat this time round!

    I think there'll be a healthy Brickset contingent at STEAM.

    :-)
    ShibLego_Star
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    edited September 2015
    I'll be there displaying my train station for the first time. It's completely different to the one I displayed at Bricktastic, and somewhat larger too...
  • DroneDrone U.KMember Posts: 193
    edited September 2015
    I'll be there as well. Even better that it's a stones throw away from where I live.

    Going to help out on the Friday eve and Saturday and then take the daughter to the show on the Sunday. She can't wait!!
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    This will be my first attendance at this show. Will have to keep an eye out for all of you displaying and say hi
  • DroneDrone U.KMember Posts: 193
    Sounds like a plan.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    I'll be there displaying my train station for the first time. It's completely different to the one I displayed at Bricktastic, and somewhat larger too...
    Typical........ Saving bigger things for down south. I expect more from a Northern Bricker ;-)


    Shib
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    I'll be there displaying my train station for the first time. It's completely different to the one I displayed at Bricktastic, and somewhat larger too...
    Typical........ Saving bigger things for down south. I expect more from a Northern Bricker ;-)


    You coming down to Swindon, Kev?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
    Huw said:
    Shall we do name badges again?
    Always good to know who's who :-)
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,943
    I'll be going, and maybe I'll try and be brave enough to say hello to more people with Brickset badges this time :)
    minifignick
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow On a hill above Romsey, still hoping for a Brand Store in SouthamptonMember Posts: 133
    I'll be there again but on the Sunday for the first time, Saturday is my daughters first set of swimming lessons and as a new proud Dad I'm in the pool with her!

    the name badges are always great @Huw ;
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
    @paul_merton - definitely introduce yourself...you post a lot of good deals so I'd definitely like to say thanks in person
    minifignick
  • RailsRails Brierley Hill, UKMember Posts: 143
    Is there much difference between the two days? If I attend it would only be for one of them.
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    I'll be displaying something I really hope will be finished in time! See you there @Shib ;
    minifignick
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    I'll be there, kids in tow, wife safely left at home, and a blood pact in place not to disclose how much we spend. 
    Droneiso3200SalamalexCapnRex101kiki180703minifignick
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    I'll be there displaying my train station for the first time. It's completely different to the one I displayed at Bricktastic, and somewhat larger too...
    Typical........ Saving bigger things for down south. I expect more from a Northern Bricker ;-)
    Pah! It isn't actually finished yet, although it's getting there. I also didn't have a lot of the pieces in time for Bricktastic, otherwise it would have been there... ;)

    Next year... next year...
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Rails said:
    Is there much difference between the two days? If I attend it would only be for one of them.
    Nah, unless you want to watch the presentations and talks, some of which may not be on both days. Other than that, it's just the progress of the mosaic which will be different.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
    Rails said:
    Is there much difference between the two days? If I attend it would only be for one of them.
    Generally speaking (and this is a broad generalisation for almost all these sorts of events) all days are the same in terms of content - those that have talks etc might have a slight difference each day but you are unlikely to miss anything by choosing one particular day.

    I can't remember what the numbers were like each day, but having worked for a tourist attraction in the past I'd generally say Sundays tend to be a little quieter - people spend more time visiting family and (older folks in particular) tend to assume everything will be closed on Sunday. This can be changed a lot by the weather forecast (moreso by the forecast than the actual weather) as a lot of people will make their plans and stick to them regardless.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Some exhibitors might not be quite so bright eyed and bushy tailed on Sunday morning, all that hard work from the Saturday takes its toll. They tend to pick up around 11ish. 
    ShibTheBrickLaddkiki180703minifignick
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,280
    :o(
    Will be away.  After having such a good time at Bricktastic, I was looking forward to another Lego show.
    Ah, well - next year.
  • DroneDrone U.KMember Posts: 193
    Sunday last year was heaving!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
    Did say I don't remember specifics for each day last year ;-) I do remember that both days were busy but can't remember if one was particularly busier than the other.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,964
    edited September 2015
    Won't be able to make STEAM this year - blew my budget on Billund. Will however be visiting Brick in December, so I look forward to seeing some of you there :-) 
    drdavewatfordTheBrickLaddLego_Star
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    By Sunday all the good stuff in the shops will have gone.... 
    kiki180703minifignick
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    We'll be there! One of my fave shows, and think this will be my 5th year. We'll be on the yellow table with a legion of minifigs and brickfigs. We're working on some new stuff, so come by and say hi :)
    TheBrickLadd
  • ryan498ryan498 Member Posts: 37
    I'll be there visiting. This will be my first lego event,  really looking forward to it! 
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    I will be there too. My fifth year attending but my first year of being there for the entire weekend!
    TheBrickLadd
  • alexwilalexwil UKMember Posts: 359
    I'll be there - 3rd or is it 4th year in a row for me. Not sure how many family members will be tagging along (secret afols I think!) At least 1 maybe 5! 
  • minifignickminifignick UKMember Posts: 107
    I'll be there early doors Saturday Just saving some pennies as those pesky @MinifigsMe and a few others always "force!" me to buy things ! Looking forward to chatting to you all and meeting some new faces.
    MinifigsMekiki180703khmellymel
  • minifignickminifignick UKMember Posts: 107
    Huw said:
    Shall we do name badges again?
      Yes Please Huw :)
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    Right; hotel booked, rail tickets booked. See you all on the Saturday :D
    TheBrickLaddminifignick
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 961
    i'll be there :)
    TheBrickLadd
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
    If you'd like a name badge for the event to enable other Bricksetters to recognise you, please complete the following form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZSjaF4e8eHa0ZhX1Q5NvY9F0eB4y_xj0R0nZERT95U8/viewform?usp=send_form
    TheBrickLaddGothamConstructionCokiki180703DroneminifignickAyliffeLego_Star
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
    Just gone and booked all the nessesary tickets and such for the Saturday - I'll see y'all there! :D
  • Ian_SIan_S UKMember Posts: 50
    I'm not sure if I've really "earned" a Brickset badge yet, so I think I'll be attending Saturday incognito.
    minifignick
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,693
    With an avatar like that, you've earnt one.  :)
    Matthewkiki180703Ian_Skhmellymel
  • messymessy CambridgeshireMember Posts: 237

    I'm planning on being at STEAM on the Sunday, quite how well I'll feel is questionable as its my brothers stag do the day before :-)

    For anyone that hasn't been and is thinking of going, this is an excellent day out, the standard of the displays is simply amazing and everyone involved is really friendly, hope to see you all there.

  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    ^ Sounds like your username may be fairly accurate!

    I'll be there on Saturday for the first time ever - looking forward to meeting some of you.
    messy
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 1,897
    Really looking forward to this, going on Saturday for definite, and Sunday is still a possibility too. :o)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    For anyone going to Steam this weekend who thinks they might also manage a bit of shopping at the Designer outlet mall across the road, check out the mall's website and sign up for their Privilege Club as there is a special shopping 'event' this weekend and you'll get some additional discounts. I think I'm most interested in 20% off at Ed's Diner but 10% off everything at M&S is good too. Plus many more!
    alexwilrdflegoLego_Star
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    Good tip @LostInTranslation :)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    I was just checking the site to see if I'd remembered correctly that there was a Wagamama there (colleague went to one last night and reminded me how long it is since I last had katsu curry!) and saw the other promotion :-) 
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,054
    Wow, that's great @Huw ;
    TheBrickLadd
  • DroneDrone U.KMember Posts: 193
    For anyone going to Steam this weekend who thinks they might also manage a bit of shopping at the Designer outlet mall across the road, check out the mall's website and sign up for their Privilege Club as there is a special shopping 'event' this weekend and you'll get some additional discounts. I think I'm most interested in 20% off at Ed's Diner but 10% off everything at M&S is good too. Plus many more!
    While in the Outlet, don't forget to check out the Lego shoe and handbag. I think there may be one or two more in there if my memory serves me right.
  • ryan498ryan498 Member Posts: 37
    Sounds great, not many days to wait! 
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