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Brick 2015 - Worth attending?

I am new to the AFOL community and wondered if I can get some feedback on whether it is worth me attending Brick 2015. The only possible day I can attend would be Friday. Can anyone give me any tips on attending for the first time? More specifically, what is the difference between premium tickets (not VIP) and regular tickets aside from getting in an hour earlier? I presume it all boils down to the goody bag, but is this worth the £22.50 difference in price?

Thanks for any advise you can offer.


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  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    You could buy tickets from Groupon if you don't mind going on the Friday or Sunday. Currently cheaper. :)

    All_That_Rocks
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,056
    If you can go on Friday it'll be the quietest day, which for an AFOL is probably for the best - will mean you will be able to get closer to the displays etc. If the fan zone is like last years, you won't be disappointed.

    I believe the highlight of the goodie bags last year were LEGO Movie DVDs. I'd say if it's your first show you're probably better off getting a standard ticket (especially for the Friday, if it was Saturday the hour early entry might make more of a difference)
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    You could buy tickets from Groupon if you don't mind going on the Friday or Sunday. Currently cheaper. :)

    Yes I saw that thanks! £15 is a good deal. It's £37.50 for premium so wondered if the Goodybag and hour early entry os worth the extra £22.50.
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    edited December 2015
    Oops! See below
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627

    Shib said:
    If you can go on Friday it'll be the quietest day, which for an AFOL is probably for the best - will mean you will be able to get closer to the displays etc. If the fan zone is like last years, you won't be disappointed.


    Yes I figure that the Friday may well be best day (quietest) day so that is probably for the best.

    What else were in the goody bags besides the DVD? Still undecided on its worth.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,358
    Come on down, be good to see you!

    That's the best think about shows like this: putting faces to names and meeting people IRL.
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  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    Huw said:
    Come on down, be good to see you!

    That's the best think about shows like this: putting faces to names and meeting people IRL.
    Is there a meet up planned? How do we put faces to names?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,056
    I'll be helping Fairy Bricks all weekend so that's where I'll be, but also I'll (hopefully if I remember to fix it) have my brickset badge on (red brick with the Brickset logo and username on) - Huw managed to get a load done for the show in Swindon for those that registered for them so look out for red brick badges. and check names on the exhibitors in the fan zone for clues as to who might be who there.
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    Great! I'll be sure to look you (and others) up.
  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    I didn't display at STEAM, so I don't have a Brickset badge, but I'll be there in the fanzone: look out for the large model of Selfridges.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    leemcg said:
    I didn't display at STEAM, so I don't have a Brickset badge, but I'll be there in the fanzone
    Cool - there should be quite a few of us in there I think!
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    leemcg said:
    I didn't display at STEAM, so I don't have a Brickset badge, but I'll be there in the fanzone: look out for the large model of Selfridges.
    Great! I'll keep an eye out for you.
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    Surprisingly my wife is showing a great interest in this event and has decided to come along also. Might just make a FFOL out of her yet. Unless of course she just wants to stop me spending money :)
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    If only I'd known I could have gotten 2 tickets for £20 off Groupon - Arrgh! Can't win em all I guess.
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    FFOL?

    I'll be there at Jurassic Park or if I get scared on my own with all those 'T-Rexi' then I'll head over to help with Fairy Bricks if they need me ;-)
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    FFOL = Female Fan of LEGO
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  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 273
    I'll be Fairy Bricking too.  I'm really looking forwards to it. 
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    FFOL ?? as opposed to AFOL.  I hadn't realised MFOL and FFOL existed....how, lovely.
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    I haven't seen FFOL before but I have seen AFFOL. 
    Looking forward to attending Brick on Friday! 
    All_That_Rockskiki180703
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    Sorry If I threw you, still pretty new to all this but had seen the term used elsewhere. 
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    Im a GFOL, FFOL, AFOL and generally WTFFOL when it comes to all these abbreviations :-)

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  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,613
    I will be attending today, only a few hours to go! I can't wait to meet everyone :D
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,358
    Good to meet you Adeel...
    Adzbadboy
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    Damn Huw I missed you? Had a great day though and picked up a couple of nice things :)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    Brick was amazing, such an incredibly high standard of models. Great to catch up with some familiar faces too.  

    The journey home was not amazing though. Only just got home after Marylebone station was closed at 9pm for a fire... Decided to go and get the Tube to Amersham then a taxi the rest of the way rather than stand about in the cold for ages. Think it's reopened in the last half hour but glad I decided to just go a different way! Desperate for a nice cuppa now! 
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    Sorry to hear about your journey but it was great. Some fantastic displays in the fan zone, my favourites being the Theater Royal and a Belgian Post Office, though the names of their creators escapes me.
  • SnissSniss UKMember Posts: 30
    Yesterday was a great day, I was helping man the Build Britain stand which seemed to go down really well (it was certainly busy all day)
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,613
    edited December 2015
    Yesterday I was at 'Brick 2015.' I had a great time and discovered some incredible MOC's, I also met several familiar faces and new ones too; It was so awesome to finally met Huw, Chris and Are J. Heiseldal. Sadly I didn't meet Kim Thompson.

    Full Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157662179640981
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  • SnissSniss UKMember Posts: 30
    Great pictures! I was there for 5 days and didn't see everything!
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,379
    One of my favorites is the guy who made Blacktron renditions of all of the old space sets, what a great idea. 
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 1,964

    Definitely worth going! I had a great time on Friday. Not too full (at least not on Friday afternoon), so no pushing and shoving to get a look at the exhibits.
    Some really excellent MOCs on show.
    Also good to run into a few familiar faces too :-)

    TheBrickLaddkiki180703Lego_Star
  • All_That_RocksAll_That_Rocks UKMember Posts: 627
    I've put a slideshow together of some pictures I took on Friday if anyone would like to take a look. 
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  • bulbathorbulbathor UKMember Posts: 42
    Did anyone hear anything about the game announcement? I saw something in the leaflet mentioning a "new game announcement", but none of the staff I spoke to seemed to know what it was referring to. I assume it meant a new announcement about a game rather than an announcement about a new game as nothing has been in the gaming press.

    I also had a good time though, it was my first event and seeing some of the displays there was mind blowing given me own creative limitations! Particularly liked Asterix!
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    Was it a mecha game of some sort? I think I saw a game like that in the 'selling' area??
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Ok, I've finally uploaded all the photos I took to my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157661962926070

    jimmyp1982All_That_RocksLego_Starkiki180703GothamConstructionCo
  • bulbathorbulbathor UKMember Posts: 42
    No, this was mentioned in the same paragraph as the new Marvel Avengers game being playable at Brick - I assumed it would be a new character reveal for Avengers or Dimensions (but hoping for a Scooby-Doo!), but I can't seem to find anything. Perhaps they pulled it.
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