The Great Western LEGO show is just days away...

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Don't forget, the largest LEGO show in the UK is on this weekend, in Swindon.

- Come and see Marvin the Martian (left) and hundreds of other models!
- Meet me and if you're lucky, bluemoose, Martin and Dr. Sinister!
- See the newly-unveiled LEGO Exclusive set months before it's available!
- Spend loads of money at the trade stands (but get there early for the best choice!)

I think that's enough exclamation marks... find out more on the official website.

On the subject of events, a US-style LEGO convention in the UK next year has been announced. AFOLcon, an International Fan Of LEGO convention, is to be held in Manchester 28th April-2nd May 2011. That's 5 days of LEGO fun! See the AFOLcon website for more information and to register.

25 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

WOOOOOOO!!!!! I can't wait! Will there be other new themes and the new minifigures for us to look at??

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By in Germany,

COPYCATS!!! A town in the US called "Manchester"! Oh well, at least at Swindon, we'll have great fun!

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By in United States,

Yes!!! I live in Manchester and I've been waiting for a convention up north. I doubt I'll be able to make it down to Swindon this year, but I'm dying to go to a Lego convention!

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By in United States,

Mind giving a hint on the exclusive set Huw? =P
Anyway, too bad there's nothing near me that does anything like this.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Orange Lemons, I haven't seen it or know what it is, but I do know something's being revealed.

For those that can't make it on the day I'll try and post news of it here as soon as I can, from my trusty iPad

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By in Canada,

Thank you Huw! I sure can't wait to find out what it is.

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By in United Kingdom,

Excited!!! What kind of products will be available, will there be Brickarms? Fingers crossed!

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By in Germany,

@Huw: iPad... Do you also own all the other "i-stuff"? Personally, I don't use them, and have no intention of buying them in the future! BACK ON TOPIC: Looks like we'll get a NEW Exclusive set! What will it be? Star Wars? City? Winter-themed? WHO KNOWS!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas - the 'AFOLcon' event next year is in Manchester in the UK; Huw said it was a "US-style" event, not that it was *in* the US.

For those in the US, especially those in the Seattle area, this weekend is also the weekend of BrickCon, a "US-style" event, 2 days of closed-audience 'convention' followed by a 2 day public exhibition -
https://www.brickcon.org/

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By in Germany,

@bluemoose: Whoops. I hate it when I mis-read posts and news!! ARGH!!! So, apologies to the Americans! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Will the exclusive be unveiled on the Saturday or the Sunday ?

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By in United Kingdom,

Martin may be able to make a definitive statement, but if it's like previous years the actual 'unveiling' will be in private, for the exhibitors only, before the show opens to the public on Saturday morning. But the set will be on public display on both Saturday and Sunday at the show. It will probably be unveiled & on show at BrickCon too.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks, Bluemoose. I'm hoping to attend on Saturday morning, and it would be a shame to miss it.... Good to hear it'll be on public display both days

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By in United States,

@bluemoose/Huw

I got my pre-ordered game of lego universe and the astronaut minifig, so I could send you guys pictures of it to add to the database if you haven't already.

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By in United Kingdom,

Fingers crossed in hope the exclusive will be a new modular building:D

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By in United Kingdom,

Bluemoose is spot on. The new set will be unveiled to the exhibitors before the show opens on Saturday and will be on display to visitors all weekend.

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By in United Kingdom,

If anyones going to know about what the set its Martin. When you first reported the news of the event coming up Martin sent a post saying he owns it and has seen it!! But Martin's not going to tell you......

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to it! I'll be coming down this year, no infection can keep me away this time :-D
I'm looking at the Sunday but I have both days free so can't say I'm settled 100%

Cannot wait to see what the new set is going to be this year!

Look forward to seeing you guys, thanks for keeping us up to date ;-) :0)

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By in United Kingdom,

oh yes capnrex. There will be BrickArms. I'll see you there.

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By in United Kingdom,

Regarding the AFOLCon next year, I noticed the first 2 days are for AFOL memebers only. What constitutes an AFOL memeber for this evenet, presumably you have to be a member AFOL organisation? Which ones count in England?

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By in United Kingdom,

No, you won't need to be a member of a LUG (Lego User Group) to attend the 'private' days of AFOLcon; my understanding is anyone over the age of 16 can attend, but you will have to pay the full conference fee (which is, I believe, £60) to cover attendance over the full 5 days & participation in any of the private events over the long weekend. Access by the general public will be limited to the exhibition only on the public days; I don't know if there is a cost for attending the public side of the event, but if there is I'd expect it to be a very small fraction of the full conference fee. When we find out, we'll let you all know.

I'm just doing final prep before heading off to the show for the setup; see you at the weekend !

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By in United Kingdom,

I used to live in Swindon but moved to Cornwall :(

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By in United States,

dont forget if u are in the states brickcon is this weekend in seattle, wa

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By in Germany,

QUESTION: Is there going to be ANOTHER huge LEGO mosaic to build?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas - yes.

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