Great Western Brick Show this weekend

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It's been remiss of me not to mention one of the biggest and best UK events of the year, that takes place this weekend, particularly as I'll be exhibiting and have been keeping the website and Facebook page fresh in the run-up to it.

Anyway, better late than never.... the Great Western Brick Show is taking place at the STEAM Museum in Swindon and it's open from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. There'll be some awesome displays there as well as plenty of vendors, including a pop-up brand store, selling everything from individual minifigs to the latest must-have sets.

I'll be making sure the balls don't go everywhere on my Great Ball Contraption most of the weekend, so if you're coming along do come and say hello.

19 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll be there with the little one on Saturday. Only got 3 hours there last year due to the traffic problems so hopefully get there in good time this year. Was hoping to have moved to NZ by now so in a way glad to make one last show. It's definitely one of the best :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I’ll be there on Saturday and will try to remember to look for you!

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been checking all the latest news for GWBS in the run up and I'm happy to say I'll be there at the weekend. It's a bit difficult to have a sig fig on a name tag (because the Rancor is erm... a bit big) but I'll recognise various members of the Brickset and other fan site teams. It'd be nice to imagine I might see someone that I saw on my Inside Tour 3 2017 from the UK, though unlikely, so I'll keep an eye out.

I'd say one of the best things to see is actually the Robot Wars event! Paperballpark's already set the bar with a preview robot ;) maybe the pit of oblivion will work seamlessly this year?

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By in United States,

Sadly I won’t be going,even though I would be interested in seeing some of the pictures from the show.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll be there, last year was the first I've missed in a long time, and had Robot Wars events? I'm sad to have missed that but glad it's happening again this time.

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By in United Kingdom,

This year will the first time in a while that I can't make it.
:(

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By in United Kingdom,

Robot Wars are awesome but very popular so head to the balcony above the stage in good time.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw said: "been keeping the website and Facebook page fresh in the run-up to it"

Perhaps you know why none of the images load? I've tried Firefox on Android, Ubuntu and Windows and Chrome on Windows and they all show placeholder text instead of images.

If I click on an image, I get a popup saying "Image cannot be loaded. Make sure the path is correct and image exist."

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By in United Kingdom,

I just add the content, not maintain the Wordpress installation :)

Other have reported the same issue but neither I or Martin, who does, have noticed any problems.

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By in United Kingdom,

Fair enough :)
I blame Wordpress hiding things from me!

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By in United Kingdom,

Going Saturday, really looking forward to it. Will try and say hi if I see you Huw

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By in United Kingdom,

Also going Saturday, initially with my three year old, then she's going shopping with her mum so I can go round again and enjoy it at a more leisurely pace!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Will be there tomorrow, but with two tweenage girls, I suspect the bribe of shopping in the mall is more appetising for them!

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By in United Kingdom,

A few points:

Barney has completely re-engineered the Robot Wars 'pit of oblivion' this year, so it should hopefully work flawlessly!

We've also changed the seating area around for Robot Wars, to try to fit more people in this year. It's in the same place as last year, just laid out a bit differently. Still get there in good time though!

The image problem on the website is because some of the content is being flagged as unsafe. You should be able to over-ride that in your browser though, in order to load the photos. Oddly, for me they work when I'm at work, but not on my home computer.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Sounds great! I had to peer over someone's shoulder last year (which fortunately still kinda works for me as I'm fairly tall) but I won't make the same mistake again.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd say the images problem is more likely to do with permissions on the server: eg, if you're logged in, you can see them.
If I go to the URL for one of the images, it gives me a 404 page from the server.
Anyway, the site is a whole load better than the Swindon Tickets site! I'm paying at the door :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Enjoyed the show., your GBC was suitably mesmerising. Saw several fantastic MOCs and some that I had seen before.

LEGO and trains, what more can you want on an autumn Sunday.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Great weekend

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