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Lego Expo - Wantage Museum July-Sep 2018

colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
Afternoon folks,

A few people enquired about another post I put recently, about a local Lego Expo, my local museum does.

This is it's third year now, I believe, and is getting longer each summer!

Essentially the local museum showcases MOCs and Set builds that people would like to display and look at. They also have minifigure hunts for people ad other games/quizes, and this year, an additional hunt will extend into the historic Wantage Marketplace.

I will post more information nearer the time, but it would be great if people who live within a reasonable distance (as displays need to be dropped off at the museum in advance of the show) could maybe think of sets or MOCs they'd like to have displayed for others to see and help support the event.

There will be an online submission form where you 'enter' what it is you're displaying, either a description of your MOC, or, for simple people like me, the Set Name and number of what you're taking along.

Last year saw a lot of imagination from childrens ideas, but also had a large SW presence and scenes made up. And, as it was still only just out and available in the London stores, the Bus that I'd built got lots of attention, as it hadn't been seen by many at that time.

Flyer attached and if you need to know more, please let me know. I don't work for the museum, but try to support as best I can, as well as help out the sponsor, Toy Planet (retro toys, games, comics and Lego) in raising awareness of it.

Thanks,

Mark

PS, assume I can maybe add to the events calendar, nearer the time?

omniumsnowhitie

Comments

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    I popped into Toy Planet while in Wantage for work recently. Will do our best to drop by and support it in the summer. Not sure we'd have something to display, but we're only in Reading, so not too far to come.
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    thanks, that'd be great :)
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 477
    I'll come and visit the Expo at some time.
    colay
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    edited June 2018
    UPDATE:

    Hopefully you can see the attached form, if not, I'll try and upload as a picture, maybe.

    Basically the Expo starts on 28th July through to 8th September, so six weeks of Lego at Wantage Museum (unique individual submissions and built sets) split into two 2 showings. Weeks 1-3 will have a number of displays and then swapped for weeks 4-6, to give some variety.

    Who knows, there may even be an imposing member of The Dark Side there, made from Lego!!!!!!! :)


    There will be a MiniFigure hunt around the town, for a £1 child entry, with these entry forms available from Toy Planet. £100 worth of Lego to the winner

    If you would like to put anything on show (MOCs, built sets), please let me know and I'll do my best to arrange it with the museum, but you will have to drop off an collect it yourself.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wantage-lego-expo-submission-tickets-47056131155?aff=ehomecard - LINK FOR SUBMISSIONS. Please drop me a PM when you have so I can alert the museum of who you are

    There will be a SW display and I have yet to build my 75192, so if anyone has a built one!!!!!! :)

    Many thanks,

    Mark

    PS, Im  in no way trying to put people off, Wantage is a small town and the museum isnt huge, but is a lovely little place. The event is always well attended, but please dont expect London Expo style MOCs 4 times bigger than a standard set etc. Kids and adults alike really enjoy it, so I do hope if you're local, you're able to pop along at least once, if not twice, to see both displays.



    Speedman29omnium
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,779
    Sounds like a fun event, not really local for me but just wanted to wish you good luck with drumming up support and people to display stuff!
    colay
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Thank you :)
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Bump, just in case anyone wants to let me know if they want to help out, or come along.

    Also, a little, but maybe obvious, teaser. Part one, of seven, to build this giant! :)


    FowlerBricks
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Okay folks, penultimate bump before it starts next weekend, for those who are interested and one more teaser! :)

    He stands 7ft tall and will be there to greet you over the holidays, every day
    Lots of submissions this year and interest and shops getting involved with the minifigure hunt.

    Hope to see you there
    stluxomnium
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Oooh. I will be up in Banbury in a couple of weeks (also in the lovely Oxfordshire). I think I have found a day out. 
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    @colay I hope you've given him a dust! Looking to get along there over the holidays
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    @Speedman29lol, yeah, the owner of Toy Planet has just bought it. I said also it needed a clean :)
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    @bookmum I took some things over last night, there are some good sets and some of the individual things the kids have done are great. Some wonderful imaginations out there. Hope you enjoy it :)
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
     I could probably Google this @colay but which is easier/quicker/cheaper to get to Wantage. Bus from Didcot or bus from Oxford? Thanks! 
    (That's plan B. Plan A is "Daaaaad can you drive me to Wantage so I can look at Lego please".) 
    stlux
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Oh, that's a toughie, as I wouldnt know prices. Im guessing the X31 Bs from Oxford would be quicker than the local Didcot to Wanatge bus that stops more often. The X is Express so make sure you get that one from Oxofrod. I dont use buses here to be honest very much
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Thanks. I'm sure I will figure it out. 
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Oh and now I cam also share the video that was made to been shown by the model. We found out after how many of these build videos exist, but felt this model may appeal to wider audiences, than say Star Wars or another licensed build


    Happy for any feedback, if we make another one next year :)

    Speedman29
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    When are you planning on going @bookmum we're in Reading, which is about 30-40mins away. Thinking the start of next week perhaps
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 477
    Me too. Why don't we organise a get together? PM'd
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Oh hang on. Just realised it's not next week I'm going to Banbury. Week after. (travelling up Monday 6th). Doh. 
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    LOL, well enjoy, either way. Just a reminder, it's not open on Sundays :)
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 477
    LEGO Evening for Grown Ups 30 August 2018 19:00-22:00
    https://www.facebook.com/events/222147488627244/
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    Last minute change of plans meant a drive over to Wantage. Little Miss Speedman was a bit scared meeting Darth!
    But she enjoyed a bit of building. The exhibits were good though some in the kitchen area could have done with a bit more of a dust!

    The trail was fun finding all the mini builds and figures. Never been to the museum before, but we found it interesting, the Williams F1 car hanging on the wall was a surprise! We may head back in a few weeks when they change it around.

    colaystluxomniumFowlerBricks
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Hey, really glad you liked it :) I was just coming on here too, to post a Darth pic, so saved me a job :)
    I couldnt make it on Saturday, but took my Monster Hunter range down and some SW sets to be set up on Thu night so saw some of it, but not in a proper way. We had real issues getting the plane (thats now above the ferris wheel) in anywhere due to its shape lol
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    Monster Fighter display was a highlight for me @colay I was just coming out of my dark ages when they we released. But I was all about SW and City sets then.
    colay
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Cool, glad you liked it. Half of it was purchased on here from @monkey_roo and the house from @paul_merton . The rest I acquired from Toy Planet, keeping their eyes out for me. As, I, like you, missed the whole Monsters phase :)
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Thank you to all who have visited the Museum. I was told that they had 500 visitors on Saturday and have just under 600 this week so far alone and people really pleased with what they have seen and Lego Darth Vader is a real crowd pleaser! :)

    And I also wanted to share (I didn't know until just now) ad Adults evening on Thu 30th August, if you wanted to browse, child free and also enjoy food, drink and some building
    omnium
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Went there today. Really enjoyed it. And the town of Wantage too. I could of spent hours there - antique shops, charity shops, that amazing bookshop plus the Toy Planet shop (bought a Pac Man game for the Nintendo). Unless you live nearby it is an awkward town to get too but for a nice relaxed day out and if you don't mind travelling too much I Highly recommend it.
    omnium
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Plus cake...
    stluxomnium
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    @colay you don't know who made that very yummy cake do you? I want to know where they got that edible brick topping. Thanks. 
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    @bookmum I'm really glad you enjoyed it, thank you for supporting it! :)
    I'm friends with the Curator, (however she doesnt run the cafe) but I will send your feedback and also ask her the cake question! :)
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 865
    bookmum said:
    @colay you don't know who made that very yummy cake do you? I want to know where they got that edible brick topping. Thanks. 
    Looks like printed edible paper
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    bookmum said:
    @colay you don't know who made that very yummy cake do you? I want to know where they got that edible brick topping. Thanks. 
    Sorry for the delay! Yes, @nexander was right, it's edible paper, but the curator didnt know where it was purchased from, sorry
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    I am sure I would find it if I search Google. That cake was well nice!
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    Looks like a birthday cake from one of the supermarkets, where you give them a photo and they print it on the cake. The image is a brick wrapping paper that we've bought in the past.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,178
    Yes. That brilliant Tesco wrapping paper! 
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 477
    I had a nice day out there. I may exhibit there next year. Or may be do a live build?
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    I had a nice day out there. I may exhibit there next year. Or may be do a live build?
    Really glad you liked it. It was changed slightly from the start of the summer when we had more room, but good none the less.

    I'll happily suggest it, but think there would be an issue on space and maybe security of pieces when not being built, but can certainly ask :)
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Will post up details about the 2019 event when I have dates and in a new thread
    this is now expired and can be closed @CapnRex101 thanks

  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 298
    Hi all,
    The Wantage Museum Lego 2019 Expo will soon be upon us. I'll start a new thread, but in case anyone doesn't see it, can't hurt to pop another comment in here :)

    This years theme will be Past, Present and Future and as always, the museum is looking out for display sets, either numbered sets, or, hopefully, a few more MOCs this year from young and old, based around Past, Present and Future. If you'd like anymore details, please drop me a line or post here, but I'll be putting up details of 2019 very soon. It will run over the summer holidays and will have a showpiece set again (big ol' Darth Vader last year of course)

    Thanks,

    Mark

    PS, if anyone would like to sponsor the event, if you have a local or national company, the museum is a charity and does need to fund raise to put on this event and keep itself running.

    Cheers
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