Sunday was the Aberdeen Children's Hospital Lego Show at the eponymous city's Airyhall Community Centre. This is the first show we've attended in Scotland and sent along Dan Harris to represent us. He took with him part of England 793 as well as a couple of smaller builds, one of which we are yet to reveal to you.
Dan said "the show was really fun and it was a pleasure to meet some of Scotland's best and most enthusiastic builders. The show's visitors were also great and I'm looking forward to future events!".
The show was organised by the local LEGO Club, Granite City Bricks, and raised money to buy LEGO sets for Aberdeen Children's Hospital. We thank the organisers for a great event and wish them luck with future ventures!
Last week we bought you our official photos of England 793 as seen at the Great Western Brick Show. You can see them again on the build's webpage. There were however lots of photos that didn't quite make the cut, because basically, there are only so many photographs a webpage can handle. So today we bring you our most loved extras.
A special thanks must go to Andrew Whyte of Long Exposures for taking many of the photos and Blocks magazine for arranging it. They were taken for an article in Issue 24 of the magazine, which is still on sale now. It's well worth getting a copy as it has lots more awesome photos as well as some interesting (at least we think they're interesting...) interviews with our builders.
Last week was Brick Live 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham and we sent along builders Tim Goddard and Simon Pickard to represent us. They took along sections of England 793 as well as a number of other high quality builds of their own.
Brick Live is the UK's largest Lego show, taking place over four days and attracting tens of thousands of visitors - so we were, to put it mildly, quite busy! According to Tim, he spent the day after the show feeling as though he had "just woken from a coma". There's no doubt it was worth the effort though, and Tim is keen to point out that both the public and his fellow AFOLs were wonderful and engaging and made the time fly by. "It’s always a pleasure meeting new fans and catching up with old ones", Simon added, "I'm looking forward to doing it all again next year!"
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