Meet the Welcome to Apocalypseburg! designers next week

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Justin Ramsden and Paul Constantin, designers of the highly anticipated 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!, will be on a 'world tour' next week to sign copies of the set at three LEGO stores. Their schedule is:

  • January 16th: Les Halles, Paris, 12-3pm
  • January 17th: Leicester Square, London, 12-3pm
  • January 19th: Downtown Disney Springs, Orlando, time t.b.a.

Do try and get along if you can and say that Brickset sent you!

The set is released on the 16th and will also be available from shop.LEGO.com.

24 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry to start with a negative, but I'm curious what people think about "boxes" and Signing. I'm afraid to say I am a keeper..... I keep all of the bags and boxes for built Lego (they stack well inside each other) So for me having someone sign the box is "damage" so I'd prefer it left. Having said that im no autograph hunter either but may get a piece of paper signed if I did attend.

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By in United Kingdom,

it is more about meeting the designers for me - but of course some marketing genius at Lego thought 12-3pm on a weekday is a great timeframe for adults / kids to attend...

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah, could I afford it, I'd head to London to snap up a copy and meet its makers!

@lego34s - I've never understood the need to keep the boxes, but I may be feeling particularly cynical this morning. With that in mind: signed boxes are never actually opened; the sealed, signed set gets listed on eBay before it's even left the shop!

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By in Belgium,

Justin is really working his way up the ranks!

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By in United States,

My issue is that if I buy a set, especially one this big and this expensive, I will want to build it. So if I have my copy signed, I don't want to just leave it sitting on a shelf. It's different than a picture or something, where the only thing you can do is display it. That then would leave me with a signed, empty box. I'm just not a big fan of doing that.
But it would be neat to meet the people if nothing else.

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By in Denmark,

What is wrong with a signed open box?

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By in United States,

I'd cut the front of the box out and frame it!

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By in United States,

@monkyby87:
Totally agree with you. If I buy a big, expensive set, naturally I’d want to build, enjoy, and display it. That said, if I had a signed copy, I’d totally want to keep it sealed. I do save most LEGO packaging (sometimes I do discard the plastic ‘covering’ around the instruction manuals if it’s ripped, though), so it would still be really cool to have an autographed box, even if it’s empty, though.
Displaying it would be a bit of an issue, though. If you don’t really care about keeping boxes in as good shape as possible, cut out the front with the signature, and frame it!
But as for me, I could never, ever, ever, take a scissors to a LEGO box!!

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By in Luxembourg,

Or as suggested on the forum, take out the instructions and have Justin sign those.

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By in United States,

Love that Huw has to encourage Bricksetters to get along with lego designers.

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By in United States,

i’ll have to check my calandar for jan 19th, looking like road-trip!!!!

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By in Germany,

Paris, London, Orlando.

They say "it's a small world". I didn't realize it was THAT small... ;-)

Anyway, as much as I would love to meet Justin, I can't justify taking a several days off for it, plus the cost of flight/rail tickets/hotel just for one such event.

Lucky for those who happen to be in those cities at the time anyway, or to live there. Enjoy.

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By in Venezuela,

Personally, I would do the instructions thing as well, since recent experience shows that LEGO boxes are VERY prone to damage.
Since the last boxed set I got back in 2015, I've decided not to throw away the boxes, since they can serve as emergency transportation for the sets (my little brother uses them that way) and generally because my OCD-sense tells me not to discard this pretty full-color cardboard rectangle...
I do dispose of the plastic bags, though. No real need for those.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Depending on the set box I'll keep it but like others have stated, just take the instructions and have them sign it plus save the box.

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By in United States,

I’ve kept a few “nice” boxes (41999, 42056) but they are not an efficient use of space in my opinion. I don’t think all the boxes for my sets would even fit in my house at this point - straight to the recycle bin for most of mine.

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By in United States,

Interesting to hear how others keep their boxes. I can never throw a LEGO box away, as although I'd never part w/my sets keeping the boxes does add to their value. It is a challenge storing them, so I've resorted to collapsing and stacking them based on size, which still takes up too much space (especially according to my wife lol). Back to the main topic though, I'd love to have a signed copy of this monster set, although I'd love to have the spare funds and space for an appropriate Apocolypse city/setting to fit it in.

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By in United States,

I've never actually built anything with Lego. The 557 sets in my inventory are all MISB, lojack enabled, and stored in an underground hermetically sealed vault guarded 24-7 by laser robots. Because value.

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By in Belgium,

Not going to make it to one of those signing sessions, but personally, I would let them sign one of the (large surface) bricks in the set, so it would look like a signed artwork. That way you could still keep the signature as a specialty even after you'd eventually part with the set.

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By in Belgium,

BTW: my congratulations to the designers! I'm really impressed with this set being mass-produced. I was hoping - but never thought - they would come up with something like this when I saw the first trailer of the movie.

One remark/question: I see for example that there are at least 2 vehicles represented in a dismantled state in this set. It would be great if you could reconstruct these and other items in the set in their original condition (pre-Duplo-Apocalypse) with other bricks available in this set. Of course, you can built whatever-you-want with this set, but I don't think, for example, that enough wheels/tires are present. Since the current inhabitants are scavenging from the 'old world', it would be neat if all elements present could also be used to reconstruct a pre-dystopian reality. Imagine an intact bust of the Statue of Liberty, some houses/shops, cars,... And I would be willing to pay some extra for the pre-Apocalypse versions of the minifigures that were not released earlier!

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By in United States,

@Elcascador.. What would be really cool (especially considering the look of this set) is if they could tag it like graffiti writing on one of the walls.. So the artist's signature kind of looks like Lego world vandalism..

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By in Australia,

I rewatch the LEGO documentary with him in it nearly every month. It's really informative

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By in Germany,

@kinto: laser robots? Not sharks with friggin laser beams attached to their heads? ;-P

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By in Singapore,

Instruction booklet signing more like it. The booklet often has an intro that includes a designer brief for a big exclusive set like this one, so it's like a book signing. :D

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By in United States,

So just have him sign the instruction book

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