The Great Western LEGO Show: 4 weeks to go!

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The UK's longest running and arguably best LEGO fan event is now just 4 weeks away. It's being held at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on 6th - 7th October 2012.

I've been appointed official blogger and in the run up to the show I'll be posting articles about the models, people and vendors that'll be at the show on the official GWLS website.

Virtually all of the UK based Brickset staff will be in attendance including me, bluemoose, DrDaveWatford, atkinsar, LostInTranslation and of course Martin, who's the show organiser.

If you're planning to attend and want to meet up with us and other Brickset members, I have some great news. To make it much easier this year, we will be handing out special Brickset name badges at the event that you can wear round your neck and thus identify other Brickset members who are doing the same. I'll provide more information about this nearer the time.

In the meantime, check out the official GWLS website and while you're doing that I had better get on and actually build something to take. I'll be contributing to the large train layout again.

16 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to it!

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By in United Kingdom,

Swindons a bit out of my reach distance wise so its good to know i can get official Huw coverage and i look forward to any images that make it onto the blog.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to it loads!
Excellent idea about the name badges - should make things a whole lot easier :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Attended the last 3 years and can't wait for this one!

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By in United Kingdom,

I have been going for the last five years, it has been great to see it grow every year and I hope this year will keep up the trend!

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By in United Kingdom,

"I'll be contributing to the large train layout again"

There will be more than one large train layout this year . . .

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By in United Kingdom,

My first STEAM but very much looking forward to it, I'm not displaying anything instead will just be enjoy the day.

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By in United Kingdom,

Cant wait! :D

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By in United Kingdom,

It's in the town I live in...now hopefully I can get time off work on the Saturday, although I'm sure everything will still be there to see on the Sunday too.

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By in United Kingdom,

Havent been there before, hopely this year ^^ (hope my girlfriend dont mind ;;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to it. It'll be my first time as an exhibitor. Keeping it small scale and bringing my custom minifigs along. Olympians, Paralympians and more

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By in United Kingdom,

this will be my thied time ther and this im bring a m8 too cant wait

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By in United Kingdom,

"There will be more than one large train layout this year . . . "
Maybe, but only one that matters. Will the others have a magic tunnel? Two running gauges? I think not...

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By in United Kingdom,

I was looking at attending with my 3 children but after working out the £ I feel it's not going to be value for money :¬(
If it was just entry for the show itself and not include entry to the museum this would be cheaper entry for children I feel.

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By in United Kingdom,

GWLS ticket for family (2+3) = £40. Legoland ticket for ONE adult only = £44.40

Doesn't seem so bad to me.

You can't have separate entry to the museum because the show is so big it takes over a significant amount of the museum space.

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For prices today, I don't think it is so bad really. You can return to the museum during the same day of the ticket, and there is also the large shopping village next door. That has a wide range of high street brand shops and an extensive food court too.

I will be exhibiting my smallish 80 x 180cm street/harbour display so come and say hello.

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