ibecks, on 31 December 2011 - 09:36 AM, said:
I'm so glad you said that! I can't imagine handing that over to a courier - I'm not sure they'd understand the importance of being gentle with it!
We did acutally hand it over to a courier to get it home again as we ran out of space in the van! It survived amazingly well considering, although it wouldn't be our preferred way of transporting it :-)
zed0, on 30 December 2011 - 04:14 AM, said:
I will almost certainly not have the use of a car for AFOLCON. Public transport to the centre itself seems to be easy enough, are there also regular buses to the recommended hotels?
Also, unrelated to transport; do you guys do anything in the evening? I've been to a few anime conventions and they tend to have a lot of socialising in the evenings, do you do trips to the pub or anything similar?
There are regular buses from the recommended hotels, which are all very close to each other, to the Trafford Centre, it's about a 12 minute journey.
There are evening events being planned; details will be coming out shortly :-)
Dfenz, on 13 January 2012 - 01:26 AM, said:
The AFOLCON website has recommended hotel information including details of preferential rates. The (Premier Inn) hotels nearest to the event centre are not being used by the event organisers.
Sadly none of the Premier Inns were prepared to give us any sort of a deal on room for attendees, we did try :-) Also none of them have function spaces that we could use for evening activities & socialising.
spzero, on 31 January 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:
I will be going....
But which day of the lego show will be best, will all the displays be there saturday to monday or will some arrive half way thru and some go home on Sunday with the makers? (Ive been at car shows and it always changes each day and even thru out a day as people come and go).
Will there be planed activities or giveaways, award giving to moc's. special bricks on 1st come 1st served, on any day's. a lot of events are better on a sunday but sunday is the worst day for me, tho may still go, also will there be variations if I do get a weekend pass, to make it worth going sunday afternoon for a bit, will be going for at least one day as only 45mins from my house,
Also is there anything we can do, i havent got time to build anything really, but have lots of lego !!!!
As far as possible all the displays will be there for the whole event, Saturday through to Monday. Certainly all the major/large displays will be . There may be specific circumstances where a disply can't be there for the whole event, but these would only ever be smaller displays and only in rare circumstances.
There will be planned activities, watch the twitter accounts for information @AFOLCON & @LEGOSHOW
There will not be award-giving to mocs; this is not a competitive display event. However, there may well be some friendly competitions as part of the evening social activities :-)
There are no special bricks for LEGOSHOW-only attendees. Although, as someone has already mentioned, the various shops and vendors may have stock which will disappear faster than others.
If you are not registered to display a moc, please don't bring your own lego with you: we cannot guarantee that it won't get mixed up with someone else and can absolutely guarantee that there won't be anywhere to display it :-) There will be activities during the LEGOSHOW which any attendee can take part in.
Hope that helps to answer some questions. Sorry for the delay.