I’ve only been to one London AFOLs meetup so far, but have been made very welcome indeed and now feel part of the AFOL “family”. Today was their Christmas Party, which I had been looking forward to for ages.
The first excitement was the Secret Santa table – there was a budget limit of £15 and if you brought along a gift you were allowed to choose one to take away.
I chose this one with stags on the wrapping paper as my present to take home. You will have to wait until tomorrow to see what I got!
The contents of the raffle table nearly made my eyes pop out of my head. So many great sets up for grabs.
I had my eye on this box – which would have been my favourite choice if it worked that way.
The big ted was built by Fairybricks, I believe. And I loved the little NCS spaceship put together by Alec Hole. I bought a fistful of tickets but sadly wasn’t lucky at all! Oh well, maybe next year…
There was LEGO-themed food to eat too – this Minifig Jelly went down very well…
…and I can recommend these chocolates in the shape of LEGO bricks – delicious!
Plenty of other party food too, and lots of chat amongst us all. We also played Pass The Parcel with little gifts dropping out of the wrapping paper we tore into when the music stopped. I won a little City Polybag, so at least I wasn’t completely empty-handed.
The group gathered for a party shot at the end, this one thanks to Jonathan Gale.
All in all it was a splendid do, which I enjoyed very much.