I’ve only just emerged from my Dark Ages, so I was surprised to learn that AFOLs were a thing – Adult Fans of LEGO. Yay! I immediately looked up where my nearest group was – London. OK, bit of a hike each month, but I signed up for their November meetup and today was the day.
I started off with a quick trip to the LEGO store in Westfield at Stratford on the way in, where I picked up a few bits from the Pick-A-Brick wall. There weren’t too many pieces of use for Microscale stuff as it was mainly bigger bricks, but I stuffed a large beaker full for my money. Clearly, I need to work on my technique, though! When I got home I separated it all out and this was my haul – which included two baubles with some gold 2×2 bricks inside. I can see them being used in a fancy MOC at some point:
Anyway, on to the meetup… which was in the function room of a pub near Euston. Today’s event was a little unusual in that the good folks from the New Elemetary blog had brought along large quantities of some new pieces for us to play with, as well as using the stash of bricks owned by the club. We spent 20 minutes building something with the bits and then moved around to another table (with different elements available) so we got to chat with lots of people while we were building. It was a nice way to get to know a few folks. Here’s what I made during my 4×20-minute builds… I’m quite out of practice with MOCing, and compared to what some people managed, they weren’t very exciting, but I enjoyed it anyway.
I’m already looking forward to the December meetup and Christmas Party.