I went to the Scale Model and Lego Expo this Sunday. Kirk asked in the Sunday wrists check thread if I could post "some" pics. I still can only take pis with one hand and the light was pretty dim, but I think I took some interesting pics. Enjoy the pics:
Bram discovered the candy stand pretty fast.
The Meccano stand was new to me. I haven 't seen them in the years before.
Bram's biggest hit every year: The tanks....
Do I spot a G-Shock there?
Wooden trains. Anyone heard of this before?
LGB trains. The G-Shocks under model trains.
Our main goal, the Lego hall. This R2-D2 was a very limited model, probably only sold in the US. Very cool!
Private collection of a 10 year old boy.
Custom made Dutch loc's . You can order them too.
The Dutch "Walkthrough head" train.
Life size Jack Stone
One of my goals of the day, an old model X-Wing Fighter.
One of the nicest new Lego Exclusive sets.
The coolest building at this expo. A custom made Chrysler Building. It's base is 64 x 64 nops, built of over 41000 bricks and it took the builder 7 months to create.
Built by people with a lot of patience...
A food break... We were wandering in the halls for 3 hours already.
Goal number two (for 50 Gs).
Every part is made by hand and a scale model of the original. It should be able to ride.
And finally trains. Lots of trains in the final hall.
"Look Bram a crocodile"!
" Where, Where?"
"Over there, in those Swiss mountains"
"Oh, that crocodile, I was looking for a green one"
"Well, these crocodiles are brown, but you have them in green too"
"no, I meant those crocodiles like I have seen in Africa..."
A HO "Walkthrough Head".
A 2nd generation "Dog Head".
The original "Dog Head" in the first colors (later painted in yellow).
Under guidence Bram is learning how to shunt with a remote controlled US model train track. Bram even got a certificate.
Just before leaving the Expo I saw these " Dog Head" train sets, while I almost triple over a large model tank...
Score of the day:
3 sizes TIE-fighters
I found my X-Wing fighter. I got it for a good price, since the German lady selling this package gave quite some of the money to Bram, so he could buy ice cream. Only the R2-D2 figure was missing. Bram gave me one of his. I ordered one on eBay yesterday
Bram had most fun with this set. "Drumsticks anyone?" He also got some vintage Lego sets and some figures and a Mars Mission thing. (no pics).
I even forgot I bought this Landspeeder charm. Eva found it this morning in her bag.
I will start saving some money for next year. It's too much fun!
I hope you enjoy the pics,