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[UK] STEAM / The Great Western LEGO Show - who's coming?
As I guess many of the UK-based members here know, it's the Brickish Association's big annual public show next weekend, at the STEAM train museum in Swindon (1st & 2nd Oct)
Martin, one of the Mods here, is the force behind STEAM - it's really his event, all the rest of us just help out by turning up with our models ;-)
I was wondering who from here was planning on attending, and which day. If there's a bunch of folk who'll be there at the same time, it might be nice to have a bit of a get together.
I'll be there all weekend, probably mostly helping out on the admin side (been too busy with work to finish any of the projects I've got on the go unfortunately).
So, who else?http://www.greatwesternlegoshow.com/
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Just visited the website and there are no images and video of past displays. If the website is the promotional front for the show, I think it would behoove you to include them, since they certainly are more compelling than text describing them :P
I found the youtube channel for the promotional trailers of the previous shows, that you might want to include. Is there one for 2011?
So who else is going and fancies meeting up?
Might have to invest in one of those badges also. Have just had a vision of accidentally leaving it on my jacket before going back into work on Monday morning. Their faces - hilarious!
We'll be fresh from the AFOL weekend at Skaerbaek with Westminster Abbey from AFOLCON 2011.
^^ Two days is a bit much this time of year when it's not overly busy. Me personally, having went a couple of weeks ago on a weekday, I'd get there for opening on Monday. I promise you you will have done it all twice over by lunch time.
^^ Have to say that I think 2 days may be overkill if going Sun/Mon, it would be worth it if going Sat/Sun maybe as the queues are likely to be larger at weekend, but think as Flump says Monday will be plenty.
I shall have words with the fella and see if we can go to Swindon then on to Legoland after lunch to meet the family
I have so far resisted getting any trains but just want to come along and get some ideas and see the fantastic creations.
@savage_steel would be interested in a brickley.
Also wondering if people are interested meeting up and doing some trading or buying.
I have a number of items to trade or sell. I have started a seperate thread, or will be very shortly.
If anyone else wants anything from my store btw, please let me know, as it means no shipping or fees and I can offer a 5% discount.
I've not updated it for a while, though I have a massive pile of figs to add (let me know if you're desperate for a specific fig as I may have it!) and some sets, including the following:
http://www.brickset.com/reviews/?set=5978-1 boxed and excellent condition bar one tan tall brick, which has glue on it (god knows how??)
http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=4210-1 - mostly brand new bricks (I opened the bags) and new sticker sheet. (no box)
http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6080-1 one white plume missing and 1 blue sheild (and perhaps the yellow saddle - the rest is good condition) - no box, and instructions missing front page
http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6384-1 - good condition, no box. instructions punched.
Spent most of the day with @flump6523, @princedraven and @lostintranslation, met briefly with @Jabba_the_Taff and also had great chats with @Huw, @DrDaveWatford, @bluemoose, @Martin and @warrenelsmore.
Saw the newly announced Medieval Joust and Mini Modulars, both are absolutely fantastic 'in the the brick' and essential purchases IMO.
Cavegod's UCS Star Wars MOCs truly are something else. He is indeed a god, not sure if he lives in a cave though.
Also picked up loads of LEGO, both outstanding trades with the above mentioned people and new purchases from the stores. Finally picked up a 6209 which I've been after for a while and also picked up the Winter Post Office from the LEGO store, even bagged a 15% discount due to being a member of Brickish (thanks Julie!).
What a day, time for a glass of wine and a relax now.
Looking forward to tomorrow - PM me your number if you're around and want to see hi
Otherwise, how do I find you all? I'm guessing you're not in a space police costume @huw?
Right, off to go dance, drink (not too much got to be up early) and be silly with the roller girls
AND Legoland on monday!!! *best weekend ever*
@Collect_that hope your nipper gets better soon.
Kidding, in case anyone thought I was serious!
@savage_steel: hope you have a fab day tmrw, I certainly really enjoyed myself today!
Meeting up again with the legends (imho and they know who they are) was possibly my highlight and great to put faces to other members I hadn't yet met.
I have been trying to decide on my favourite exhibit, but struggling - they are all very good, but if I had to, as with atkinsar, Cavegod's selection probably wins over with the Hogwarts mocs close behind. Was also good to see @bluemoose 's more laid back approach to exhibiting with the preasembled mini mods. :op
If it wasn't so far away, might well have made a second trip. Good effort @Martin and the rest of the exhibitors.
Lost - pleasure.
I'm all tuckered out now though, off to bed for my 7am start tmrw... :-(
As per what the others have said, if you can make it tomorrow you owe it to yourself to see some of these great displays. Really amazing stuff, the Star Wars and Potter models are just stunning, but really all of the setups were pretty jaw dropping. Agree with LIT the Legorena was brilliant. Thanks again to @Flump6523 for playing courier.
Funny thing is, however awesome the Lego, one of my highlights was sitting around having lunch with those named above, makes the whole Lego experience so much better when you can enjoy it with geniunely nice, like minded people.
See you guys tomorrow!