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Was nice to meet you @TyoSolo. :)
Town Hall, Pet Shop or Haunted House?? Decisions Decisions.......
(Only 10 haunted houses in stoe - all gone in the first 5 minutes!!)
I thought the first 300 got gold wristbands (I did) unfortunately you must have been above this number??
I arrived just before 8am. There were two ques. One for AFOL day if you were one and were obviously aware. One for general public for when AFOL hour finished at 9am. I was asked how I was aware. Replied with Brickish and that was that. In I wandered. Wristbands were marked to stop double dipping on the store set. To be honest compared to Manchester it was an absolute breeze.
Feel sorry for the people who missed out but this and grand opening on same weekend was asking for trouble, chatted to a few people who had come all the way from Dover! Got Hoth Echo base and the wife got me Death Star for Christmas so have to wait for that one!
Least tomorrow should be a bit more straightforward.
I even forgot to hand over my VIP card at the till for my points, but fortunately the nice girl asked me if I had one.
Just have to remember to set my alarm properly tomorrow now so that I don't have a last minute rush again.
Does anyone know what time the store opens tomorrow?
It's a shame you didn't stick around a bit longer @teamladd, a few of us went for an impromptu breakfast afterwards.
It's occurred to me @savage_steel that I didn't show you those sponges for removing print. These are them anyway:
There are a few different brands but they all do the same thing.
So nice to see everyone. In store it was a bit rushed as we were late and jsut had to grab what we wanted, but we got the TH. Sounds like I would have missed HH either way, so I'm no too fussed to have missed it.
Was lovely to have a proper chat at breakfast though. Could stayed all day and picked your brains re the minifig business.
I think I'll go back tomorrow as there's a few more bits I want, and 10% isnt' to be sniffed at.
Thanks for the sponge link @tyosolo - was going to ask you! I really hope it works!! :)
Now back to the minifigs. Sigh!
I'm glad they didn't have HH either of I think I would of bought it!
Dropped the little one and wife off at the Trafford Centre so she could take him to the soft play and went to LDC for their 20% off for annual pass holders event instead. Bought the SSD even though their was major box wear but since I was going to open it one day, I didn't care. Picked up a few other bits for holding on to and reselling at a later stage as well.
I would of liked to of stopped to say hello, but I had left Phil and the children in the car. I might have to bring everyone out with me tomorrow, the children wasn't too happy when they saw that I'd been in the Lego shop without them. My son also wants to spend his Birthday money.
Was ram ram busy all morning until I left. I think @atkinsar and me got the last two haunted houses. Izzie made the free zombie car over breakfast. It's a fab little poly.
I also spoke to staff when went in for a second time later, and at midday they had already broken there best ever day record. Made me wonder what some of the other shops must think, as the tills were ringing off the desks.
Also picked up friends advent and minecraft, which is deceptively small.
Extremely frustrating experience having started early to get there and turned up with the intention of spending £400 or so. I do not feel like a valued customer!
I witnessed one of the shopping center security personnel really giving an employee a hard time about the queue stretching across the walkway. In my view the alleged hazard it was causing wasn't valid, as it was 7.45am and the only people there were actually the ones in the queue.
It did take a further 30 mins to get to the front of the queue for the till though.
Lovely meeting up with @savage_steel & Nick, @bricksan, @richo, @TyoSolo and @kevbags and great to complete a few trades. Cheers guys and hope to see you all again soon!
Sorry to hear about those having issues getting in, there's no secret conspiracy, it just sounds like a staff error and it's very unfortunate. I found the staff to be great, especially under that pressure. I have to say, even though i benefitted from it greatly, I think it was a mistake to hold the AFOL discount day on the same day as the grand opening event, it was bound to cause a few issues
Not sure what it is yet.
Are there any exclusives that I can buy for just over £25? Wiped out my bank account buying the death star.
Thankyou to you all - and Brickset for all the updates and info
- Chris A
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