Brick 2014 Show Report

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It is almost two weeks since Brick 2014 opened its doors for the first time, but I have finally managed to whittle the 356 photos I took down to just a sample. The event was larger than anything we have seen in the UK before and was an enormous success as far as I am concerned. Warren Elsmore and his team have been planning for months but it was well worth it as they provided a fantastic experience...

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AFOLCON 2014 Show Report

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I am now safely back at 'home' (or university to be more accurate) and needless to say, I had a brilliant time in London for AFOLCON and Brick 2014. Today I will be bringing you the show report from AFOLCON on Wednesday 26th of November with the Brick 2014 show report to come later in the week. The event started at 10:15am but most AFOLs drifted in long before that and there was already...

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LEGO open new London hub

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Today saw the grand opening of a new LEGO main office. Located in London, it becomes the fifth LEGO main office worldwide, with the others situated in Shanghai, Singapore, Enfield CT and of course Billund. Located over 4 floors of a newly renovated office building in the heart of London, the new hub will introduce LEGO employees to a new way of working based on a concept known as “Activity...

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AFOLCON: Only hours left to wait!

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I am on the train heading to London at the moment as it is now less than 24 hours until AFOLCON begins. This is shaping up to be a great event featuring presentations from LEGO UK General Manager Fiona Wright, LEGO Minecraft designer Max Valembois and Peter Reid with Team Exo-Suit to name just a few. The excitement will continue beyond Wednesday with the exclusive AFOLCON auction and even more presentations...

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Brick 2014 - One Week To Go!

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Brick 2014 is now just one week away and excitement is building for the UK's biggest LEGO event! From the 27th - 30th November ExCeL London will be awash with some of the world's greatest builders, representatives of LEGO and of course Brickset members. I am aware of several members who will be exhibiting and undoubtedly plenty more will be visiting. I will be on the Blocks magazine stand...

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AFOLCON: registration closes on Friday

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Here's the latest information from the show organisers: "Can you believe it's only a few weeks until the show? We're rapidly planning everything and getting your AFOLCON goodies together - but we have some important news. There are still some AFOLCON tickets available, but AFOLCON registration CLOSES this Friday the 7th November "After that, it's done - there will be...

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BRICK 2014: Call for volunteers

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The largest LEGO show to be held in the UK is now just five weeks away. The organisers are looking for volunteers. If you fancy helping in return for free entry tickets, read on... Now that we’re getting nearer to BRICK 2014, we’re planning each area of the show and we need your help! The show won’t happen without staff to help out the public and we’d really rather have AFOLs...

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Great Western Brick Show, this weekend

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The Great Western Brick Show takes place at the STEAM museum, Swindon, this weekend. I, and many others from Brickset, will be there. I'll probably be on the Blocks magazine stand for some of the time so if you're visiting come and say hello. If you requested a Brickset name badge you can collect it from the admin area just inside the main hall. If you haven't already done so, I strongly...

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Great Western Brick Show next weekend

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The biggest and most established event in the UK LEGO calendar takes place at Swindon next weekend. This year SwindonWeb will be broadcasting a live video stream from the show on the Saturday afternoon so if you can't be there in person you can at least get a feel for what it's like. Here's their promo video for the event: For more details and information on tickets, etc....

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Take the kids to LEGOLAND Hotel this autumn

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If you're looking for something to occupy the kids this autumn, a stay at the LEGOLAND Hotel might be just the ticket. Splash and Stay: 29th & 30th September, 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th October 2014. Don't miss Splash and Stay including a free day at Chessington World of Adventures! Stay at the fully-themed LEGOLAND Resort Hotel on selected dates and enjoy lots of bricktastic...

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The Art of the Brick comes to London

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World-famous LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya's exhibition The Art of the Brick opens on Friday, in Brick Lane, London. Today I've been at the press event where I had an opportunity to get a preview of the exhibits and to meet Nathan. The exhibition features 75 pieces of art, including his 'signature-style' 3D works of human forms, original 2D artwork and LEGO renditions of famous paintings,...

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Great Western Brick Show, Swindon, 4-5 October

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The Great Western Brick Show (the show formerly known as the Great Western LEGO Show) is fast approaching: it's now just three weekends away. Once again we will be producing name badges to facilitate recognition of fellow Brickset members. If you're going and would like one, please complete this form by next Tuesday, 23rd September. I'll be there both days this year but won't...

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Exhibition of LEGO, this weekend at Sandown Park Racecourse, London

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Apologies for not mentioning this sooner! This event will be running from tomorrow, Saturday 23rd through to Monday 25th August at Sandown Park Racecourse, London.  Attractions will include: Bright Bricks LEGO models on display. LEGO models by Adult Fans of LEGO on display. Ed Diment Professional LEGO Artist from Bright Bricks conducting an interactive live build – come...

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AFOL evening at LLDC Manchester

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is holding another AFOL-only evening on 3rd September, 7-9pm. "Have you wanted to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre but don't have any little ones in your life? Are you crazy about LEGO and looking for people who share your passion? Well - here's your chance! Join us for an Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL) Evening. Join us for BRICK'tastic...

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LEGO animation workshops in Barnsley

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If you're in Barnsley and have kids you might be interested in a LEGO animation workshop that's being held at Experience Barnsley every Wednesday from 15th October to 10th December 2014: Come along and learn how to animate a daring museum raid at our FREE animation workshops! Using LEGO, each session will cover key parts of the animated film-making process, from story-boarding...

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Brick Like Me to air next weekend

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The Simpsons LEGO episode Brick Like Me will get its first airing in the UK on SKY 1, Saturday 9th August at 7:30pm. "All is not as it seems in the cartoon classic's milestone 550th episode when Homer wakes up in a world made entirely out of LEGO pieces." Thanks to Leon for the tip-off. View the video trailer after the break... ...

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AFOLCON: First three speakers announced

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AFOLCON is the LEGO fan convention running alongside Brick 2014 at ExCel, London in November. Here's a latest announcement from the organisers: AFOLCON is very pleased to announce our first three speakers for 2014: Alice Finch - Chief Communication Office for Bricklink Guy Bagley - Chief Model Maker - LEGO Studios Windsor Keith David Severson - Senior Manager - LEGO CEE Each...

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Architecture Studio to launch in Europe in August

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21050 Architecture Studio is being launched in Europe on August 1st with some fanfare, in the UK at least. On the evening of 31st July, a special event is being held at Westfield Shepherd's Bush, London as this press release explains: The LEGO Store Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush), is to host an exclusive product launch event for the new LEGO Architecture Studio set on...

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Young Engineers Beyond the Brick exhibition, July 14-20, Newport, Wales

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Our friends over at our favourite charity FairyBricks have asked us to let you know about an event they'll be attending: "We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting Newport for a whole week in July as part of The Young Engineers Beyond The Brick Exhibition. It is a week long event being held at The University Of South Wales Newport City Campus. It promises...

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There's still time to enter Confused.com's competition

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There's still time to enter Confused.com's build a robot competition. You could win a Mindstorms EV3 or a family pass to LEGOLAND Windsor. Confused.com is donating LEGO to our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, who have asked us to give the competition a push as there haven't been many entries yet, so you're in with a good chance of winning. Good luck if you enter!     ...

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