Before anyone jumps the gun, this is not an announcement for Brick 2016.
Hello to all, I was just wondering when this years show would be. I mean, there is going to be a show this year? The website changed to 2016 a while ago and there Facebook and Twitter accounts are active. It's just that in my job, I need to book my leave some time before. I don't want to go to book leave and to be told "Sorry, that's taken." Even if no one can give a certain date, an approximation would be handy.
PS: I think this post is in the right place, first ever forum post.
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PS. Right place, and welcome to the forum. Did we meet lat last year's events?
We have seen both here and on Brickish that there is a thriving Scottish AFOL scene (not "the usual suspects" perhaps, but that's not necessarily a bad thing) to help Warren and Co. put on a great show. And I'm sure the Scottish public will be very happy to get a big Lego show in their country and it will be well attended.
Are the premium tickets cheaper this year?
£35 Premium ticket listed price + mandatory £4 booking fee + £1 eTicket fee
Note the eTicket fee (cheapest option for receiving ticket) is only shown later. Very annoying. They should just list the price as £40.
Anyway, the Birmingham show which I attended last year was excellent.
Just remember to budget for all the lego you are likily to buy if you attend :)
Note the ticket price ended up being insignificant in the scheme of things given the amount i spent on LEGO! :-)
I'm volunteering on Wednesday & Sunday for set-up/break down, and visiting Thursday and possibly Saturday. As I'm volunteering on two days theoretically I should get 4 tickets, so if anyone wanted to gain free entry either day pm me and we can discuss meet-up arrangements.
As a plus the hall is looking fantastic - though as a volunteer I would say that!
Entered with £50 and some loose change, and left with a little. Meant to go back to BrickDeal and buy some of the masonry bricks (and forgot)...nevermind, might be some left on Sunday when I volunteer again...
No sign of the Bricktober sets, but they did have the Beatles Submarine in stock (they had 40 in total for the event) and were giving away free polys. I'll upload the photos to Facebook at somepoint...
Any news on the Dimensions Green Arrow rumour?
the trick is getting the last few to complete your set and it requires you to swap your spares for what you need.
- the premium ticket goody bag
- playing a demo session of the game BUT big queues
- getting a photo with a dimension mascot
- attending a 30min session on game at main stage 2pm
- getting a signed poster 3pm
I managed to complete my set and get the polybag with just 3 packs (goody bag, photo with mascot, and 2pm session at stage). I was in fact queuing for the poster session asking all around me if they had the last card for trade that i needed, B.A. Baracus, when someone actually opened a pack near me with that card and I handed over all my spares, 5 cards for that card! I left the show with an unopened pack :)
The card hunt did add some fun and stress to the event but I recommend you give it a go. I now have the limited edition supergirl and green arrow but haven't yet played the game! However, after sitting thru a 30 minute demonstration on the stage, I probably will give it a go.
Man, if only I'd remembered, I could have easily have suffered that much...
I forgot to mention in my last post that some enterprising AFOLs in the display area were providing a swap service for your last few cards. The idea being that you hand over all your remaining cards to make your set complete. When I visited looking for Sonic and BA, they were the rarest cards on the stand and I didn't have anything that they didn't already have stacks of.
I was hoping to pick up a discounted Helicarrier or maybe X Wing but neither were discounted. They were discounting London Bridge again by 20% but not the Opera House which is retiring. I keep umming and arring about the Opera House!
The Bricktober minifig packs look like rubbish to me! I'm not impressed with Geoffrey either. I do love the buildings they have done in recent years and hope they do something similar again in the future.
My only Toys R Us purchase at the show this year was #75096 "Sith Infiltrator" which I picked up for £62.99 (rrp £84.99). I got a free Geoffrey, First Order General and another Quinjet with that. The important point was that the box was mint condition without any security labels! I can't see this set lasting much longer. I was surprised to see the box is dated week 42 2015 since it looked like it had just come from the factory. Obviously, Toys R Us ordered a huge stock of these items and they are still trying to sell them!
I can confim that the unibrowed Geoffrey is not worth the effort unless you want pieces in the interesting yellow-y colour introduced with Wall-e. Middle of day two and the Beatles Submarine is still out of stock.
the other 3 reprobates were my winnings from the Fairy Bricks tombola.
Nice to meet @SirKevbag and pick up my Scarey Bricks T-shirt.
Built a square of the Fairy Bricks Mosaic, now eating lunch before going back in to see what else I can spend my pennies on.
Been back again, have some more suspect looking minifigs for my displays.
Now waiting for purple brick 10 to be the only brick left. ;)
Likewise, and thanks for letting me know how the process was done.
If I had known you were there I most certainly would have done.
The Firestar stand was extremely busy every time I went past so didn't get much of an opportunity to have much more than a brief look at the merchandise due to the crowds and I like to take my time when spending money (much to the wife's annoyance). :)
My station and Virgin Pendolino train, as part of a large (9m x 4m) collaborative build with Tim Ross.
The Thursday night building competition (using only orange or black 2x4 bricks). Dirk Plug is modelling the very impressive sword (builder unknown). My contribution (a large bridge) is in the background.
A very impressive model of the Easter Rising, by Paul Derrick and David Fennell. I particularly loved the use of the ice cream part for smoke from the cannons.
Kevin Hall's Beauty and the Beast Castle. Over 2m high, and probably the model of the show for me. Stunning.
Saltburn Pier by Mark Willis. For a guy who told me two years ago that he 'doesn't do mocs', this is mightily impressive.
A huge collection of vintage LEGO, in unbelievably good condition.
My Grandson got one pack of cards and got ET and Tina (the two rare cards) in it - he's so lucky- other folks just gave us the rest we needed, that's what I love about Lego it brings out the best in people!
Unfortunately, I had a few bits left over. Not entirely sure what you would call her but I don't think you should let her hear you regardless.
Also wanted to re-state (due to the missing 's' in my earlier post) how nice it was to be introduced to @sirkevbags & @messy at the show and put names to faces.
Would have been nice to have met more members but in the nicest possible way it was nice to see that they were all too busy manning the stations of the Fairy Bricks stand and keeping the crowds entertained with the spectacular mosaic build to stop for chat.
I agree that the Easter Rising was a wonderfully put together build, it was a shame that it wasn't displayed so you could see inside the building properly as it had a remarkably detailed interior as well.
Loved the train layout by the way, the station canopy has to be seen to be believed. Remarkable work.