GWLS: see you there...

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GWLS is nearly upon us and many of the exhibitors are there now setting up their displays.

I'm not exhibiting this year but I'll be there helping out tomorrow, in my Brickset.com T Shirt. If you see me, stop and say hi!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well I'll be there! Woohoo!!

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By in United Kingdom,

All excited Just loading the ipod for the long train journey See you Bricksetters tomorrow See you Huw for my badge !

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By in United States,

Now there is a brickset.com T-Shirt? I wear my Brickset.com Polo shirt around, but I don't have the T-Shirt yet!!!

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By in Canada,

Badges will be available just inside the main exhibition hall, at the admin desk.

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By in United Kingdom,

All sorted .. if you hear a baby screaming all day, that will be ours .. but think happy lego thoughts

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By in United Kingdom,

I will be there on the Sunday, complete with Brickset badge. I look forward to seeing all the models and putting some more faces to names!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to it, will be there tomorrow morning :)

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By in Canada,

I wish I was going :-(....

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By in United Kingdom,

We'll be attending Sunday for our first GWLS. Really looking forward to it.

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By in United Kingdom,

i'll be attending, maybe dressed as my favourite lego character

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By in United Kingdom,

Had a great day out visiting the show, excellent displays, and even bumped into Huw :D

(I think I also saw Philippa Forrester?)

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By in United Kingdom,

Yea fantastic day out! Loved that castle/medieval village. It was packed with detail! I even met Tim Goddard! The shop was packed too. Bought some brilliant sets: 70056 Jedi Starfighter and Kamino for £8, 8083 Hoth Rebel troopers for £9.99, 8084 Snowtroopers for £12, 7749 Echo base for £27.50, but the best was 7128 speeder bikes, opened box but mint sealed bags inside for only £10!! Again, it was a great day out. :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Yep, been there, done that, didn't get a T-Shirt but did get Hulk's Hellicarrier Breakout :D

Anyway, I too met Tim Goddard and I also met Barney Main and Meg Rothrock. Don't think I saw Huw, but I did get the Brickset Badge and my son brought some cool sets and so did his friend who tagged along with us. Together they brought 5 Life on Mars sets, the thanksgiving feast, 2 Spiderman figures (New J. Jonah Jameson and 2004 MJ) plus an Aragorn fig, a 90's Beach Buggy, 2 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape sets (Minus the figs) an issue of Brickjournal and Captain America's Avenging Cycle (Which was only £8!!!!) And I was really excited to see some old SW sets there, including a BNIB Mos Eisley Cantina which my son wanted his picture taken with!

I was, however, a bit disappointed by the lack of displays, since everything was really spread out this year and not all together like last year.

Still, epic day!!!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Had a great day yesterday If not a long one I've just woken up I am in two minds to go again today ! Still spent far too much money and need today to build after gaining loads of inspiration from what I saw.

It was great to put faces to names I'm not very active on here but saw a few names I recognized and had a brief chat Met many contacts from Flickr also. And yes lucienc I also met Philippa Forrester so you were right.

The displays were incredible Stand out was the Tigelfáh Castle and the village.

This was my first Lego Show and won't be my last may even drag the wife along next year ! Saying that she may curb my spending.

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By in United Kingdom,

my second time at show, even busier than last year! Amazing displays and some really ingenuous building methods. the marketplace area was chaos but managed some useful purchases. Shame I missed the presentations. Would've been good if these could have been filmed for adding on to the show website later.
I also took advantage again of £5 add on entry ticket to STEAM when I got my rail ticket from Paddington though it took 3 people at the entry desk before they would except it this time!

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By in United Kingdom,

Just back! Last year was fantastic, but this year was even better. Especially loved that incredible medieval set-up and Carl Greatrix' trains (you guys are awesome). But there was *so* much else that was fun, innovative and delightful that I couldn't begin to express my appreciation to the exhibitors. My only disappointment was that my camera packed in before I got a single shot... I can hardly wait until next year!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, what can be said about our first GWLS? Awesome from beginning to end. We spent so long covering each display and stands. Many, many photos of what we found - we actually ran out of time! Was great to chat to some of the builders and a few brickset members. Loved it all and we'll be back next year!

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By in United Kingdom,

I was there late yesterday (Sunday) and spoke to a few people, but was a little disappointed. I think we have been spoilt rotten in previous years with the aircraft carrier and escort fleet especially. The medieval city was great, but it doesn't (pun intended) float my boat in the same way. That's personal opinion though.
There was a lot more space around the models, which no doubt helps considerably with the viewing and I noted that barriers had been erected in front of some models to help keep away those prying hands!!! This is great, as you can take better pictures.
The mindstorms vehicle was pretty impressive, as well as the Rolls Royce engine and the mosaic looked great from the upper floor. The mechabrick also looked really interesting and I have been investigating that further online since.
In previous years, there have been models or a store on the mezzanine level, which should be reinstated for future years - albeit it isn't the best for getting up to.
Does the show need more exhibitors - Yes. There I certainly enough space for more.
I would love to exhibit, albeit perhaps my building skills aren't up to those on show, but perhaps an area for amateur builders to exhibit??? Brickshelf, and Brickish all have fine examples of other peoples work, and I guess there is the issue of time away to be there and guard your exhibit - not always possible with a family, or if you are young.
Lets have some discussion about this . . . . .
Just 362 more days until the next one.

See you next year.

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By in United Kingdom,

I went yesterday (I was the guy dressed as a butcher), long long day but well worth it, first time I’ve been to any Lego show and wasn't sure what to expect..... Amazing. For me there was loads to look at, really good people to speak to and a lot to think about building wish, will be going back next year.

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By in United Kingdom,

I went yesterday too, I loved it (and both me and my 8y-old loved the butcher / bumblebee girl outfits). I didn't think there was much to be had in the store in the way of bargains (although I somehow still spent a fair amount of money, mostly on minifigs!).

It was great to see some of the models from the Lego Play Book I'd recently been given, even greater to chat to the builders and have them sign my book.

My personal favourites were the B52 bomber, the Blacktron mods (awesome - The White House looked amazing, I might copy) and of course, the shuttle. Staggering. And the 300 Sparta scene. And the massive medieval town. And the train sets (the train track on top of the train?!). And the pop-up shops. And the black and white stuff. Ah it was all amazing!

I could have spent all day there. If anything I think there are too many models, each one deserves more time to examine the details.

And most importantly, my 8-year old is now a confirmed Lego addict.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ahhhh - as an exhibitor I had no idea why someone was dressed up as a bumblebee....all makes sense now!

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