This weekend, the biggest celebration of Lego in the UK descended on London & Katy and I were there to soak it all up and see what was on offer and we have to say, the event didn't disappoint. The clearest thing to notice was how well the team had planned the whole thing out. It was a busy bustling hall but you never felt to cramped or penned in, which following our MCM experience was a delight! Upon entering the hall we were greeted by some giant builds of A mammoth and sabre tooth tiger & things only got more impressive from there. LegoClub had an area showcasing some of the best sets from 2015, across quite a number of ranges but also showcased some of the new Nexo Knights.
The guys from Tt games had quite a large presence at the show, showcasing both already released Lego games, such as Jurassic World, but also had a full playable demo of the up and coming Lego: Marvel' Avengers, which I have a full play through off, despite having about 4 kids drop into the level and then drop out once they got distracted by one of the many other things going on at the show. There was quite a number of Brick Pits across the whole exhibition space challenging people of all ages to build anything they wanted using a single colour (we chose purple because well I don't get to use purple very often) and only using 2x4 Classic Lego bricks. Some of these models were stunning. Clear master builder craftsmanship. We managed something that resembled "Open All Powers" and my obligatory "I have to build a robot" robot.
We then headed over to the fan zone, which was host to some of the most amazing builds I've ever seen, the castle & village were a spectacle! There was Star Wars dioramas, a fair ground and so much more (see the gallery below for some of our favourite builds). The fan zone was right in the middle of the hall and took up a most of it at that. Towards the back was a series of small Lego traders, who clearly knew their stuff as some of the rarer sets were going for way more than I expected and a Pop up Toys R Us store, which featured some great sets at pretty decent discounts, as well as some rarer sets that are almost out of circulation. The fact there was a queue to get in to this pop up shows how popular it was & the tills were always busy.
We went across the hall more than a couple of times and each time spotting more things we had missed the first time.
All in all we really enjoyed our time at Brick2015 and would recommend it to anyone who has a love of Lego! It wasn't too busy which made it a relaxing afternoon, there was plenty to see and do, with a few free giveaways too. Highly recommended for 2016!