Manchester was a great place to unveil the model since in November 1745 the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart, romantically known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, captured the city without a fight. Our Jacobite invasion also took place without a fight and was fortunately a lot better received than the real one.
“...in the build up to the show I was really worried that the Jacobite Risings would be mostly unknown in England, but it turns out I needn't have worried too much, because people easily recognised the various flags we had on display and the distinctive dress of the Jacobite minifigures". He added that “I don't think there's been a better time to do the Jacobites, especially with the TV show Outlander being so popular. We have thrown in a few Easter Eggs for fans of the show”.
Needless to say, we look forward to returning next year.
The model will be next on display at Swindon’s Great Western Brick Show in October, when it will be added to with some superb contributions from Colin Parry, Tim Goddard and Steve Snasdell. In the meantime, you can catch us with other models in a number of shows across the UK – follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up-to-date.
We'll be posting more photos from the event just as soon as we've finished editing them!