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Just picked up the new February calendar at the local Lego shop last night. There's an entry that says:

"McLean, VA: Tysons Corner February 29 - March 2
R2-D2 Master Builder Event

Visit the Lego Store at Tysons Corner and help build a brand new 8 foot Lego R2-D2. A Lego Master Builder will be on hand as this enormous Star Wars droid is built with help from Lego fans of all ages. Everyone who participates will get a free Certificate of Achievement while supplies last plus a special offer at the Lego Store that weekend only."

If anyone checks this out, let us know.
 
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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in V

Huh, up the road from my parent's house. I might just have to go.
 

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Did anyone who atteneded this grab a spare certificate of achievement?

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There's another R2 building event today. It's at the LEGO brand store in Northbrook, IL:

"A LEGO Master Builder is coming to the Northbrook Court LEGO Store, May 2 - 4, and he's building an 8-ft tall LEGO R2-D2™ model! Help build this enormous model and get a special store offer and a Certificate of Achievement, while supplies last! This event is free and fun for the entire family. Call the LEGO Store at (847) 291-9520 for event hours and more details."

If anyone is going could they pick me up a certificate of participation please?

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Would also be interested in any spare promo material from the events.
 

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Back of the line Stanley!



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R2-D2 Building Event Discussion Thread

There is another R2 Building Event over the May 16 - 18 weekend at the LEGO brand shop in San Mateo, CA.

If anyone is attending could you please pick up a certificate for me so I can document it?

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

There's another R2 Builder's Event over June 27-29 at the LEGO Brand shop in the Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, AZ.

If anyone is attending could they grab a (few) spare certificates please? There are a couple of us who'd like to include them in our collections.

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I'll be there, I'll hook you up Jeremy. At least I'll do my best.
 

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Thanks for that


And remember: Do or do not, there is no try.

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Any luck there?

And please post pictures of the event if you took any. I haven't seen one of these before.

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I will try and go by myself on the 27th and then I will probably be going back there on the 28th with my wife and kid so I'll take some pictures then. Should be pretty cool having a LEGO store "just around" the corner. Maybe I'll spend less money and time on Bricklink.
 

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

How far is itr from you? Mine is 40 miles, and a second one 75 miles away so I understand the "round the corner" sentiment.

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

I meant to get over to the one in San Mateo, but it just didn't happen. Too busy with the new baby, plus it's about 80 miles from me.
 
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Jeremy said:
How far is itr from you? Mine is 40 miles, and a second one 75 miles away so I understand the "round the corner" sentiment.

Jeremy
Well I used to live literally 2 miles away, now a little further but I drive by the mall everyday to and from work, hell I even worked at the mall for a bit. I would be there opening day if I could but with a new baby (I don't need to tell you guys) it's a little more difficult to change the schedule. Trust me I'll be there.
 

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Pfff, the two of you call yourselves LEGO fans! A new baby doesn't stop me


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Hey DEKE STARKILLER, if you could please pick me up a few promo items as well, any leaflets, certificates etc. If you like you could just ship it all to me or Jeremy and we can ship the seperate items to each other. Thanks Stanley
 

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

I'll go along with that.

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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

I'll grab what I can fellas, I just got an email from LEGO about an exclusive set that will be given out/sold at the event for the grand opening. I think it has something to do with living in the desert. But I am pumped for Pick-A-Brick for my SW customs!!
 
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Thanks, appreciate it.
 
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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Ok, so I went to the Chandler Mall store and was blown away! Not as big as the Anaheim store but awesome none the less. I gotta say the Grievous set is actually decent in person. For my first father's day my wife bought me Vader's T.I.E and a large cup of P-A-B so it was a good day.
 

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A recce trip is always advised


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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Did you get to the event last weekend?

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Oh yeah I did. It was nuts man, the wife and I participated in the Master Builder event and we got 2 certificates (she gave up hers). So the Lego employee said he had to make it out to someone and I said make it out to Jeremy. So I literally have one with your name on it.
 

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Thanks to you and special thanks to your wife. Strange that she is also named Jeremy!

LMK what I owe you.

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You owe me nothing, but PM me your address and if you pay for shipping I'll send it out to you. All I ask is to remember this if you can ever help me out.
 

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PM sent


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Re: R2-D2 Master Builder event Feb 29 - Mar 2 in VA

Seeing as we don't have a thread for Official LEGO Events I'm commandeering this one to use to post announcements about events being held/hosted/organised by LEGO. This will include instore, LEGOLand, and any other event that has been officially organised by LEGO.

I'll get things started by posting the summer events schedule for the three LEGO shops in the UK (MK, Brighton and Bluewater).



There are a couple of dates worth noting if you are a Star Wars colllector:

23-25 July - Countdown to The Clone Wars: all-new LEGO Star Wars sets are coming on 26 July!
26 July - Clone Trooper Minifigure Building Event - see second scan for details
27-30 July - Save 10% when you buy two LEGO Star Wars battlepacks (7667 and 7668 only).
13-15 August - Save 10% Off the Motorized AT-AT!

The event flyer has a couple of coupons as well, but you'll need to get an original copy to be able to use them.

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You get two weeks' time for double stamp days, over here we're lucky if we get two days...
 

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All the other occasions I've hear about they've run double points for a day or two. This is the first extended offer I've seen.

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Jeremy said:
Seeing as we don't have a thread for Official LEGO Events I'm commandeering this one to use to post announcements about events being held/hosted/organised by LEGO.
I helped you out by renaming my original post!
 
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All the other occasions I've hear about they've run double points for a day or two. This is the first extended offer I've seen.

Jeremy
Still, you UK folks are lucky that way. Shame about the pricing though, but at least you can get double points right now.
 

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Still, you UK folks are lucky that way. Shame about the pricing though, but at least you can get double points right now.
Yes, lucky. LMAO! We pay more than 100% than you guys for almost everything, gasoline costs +$10 a gallon and our cost of living is increasing at twice the rate of inflation


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I helped you out by renaming my original post!
I noticed - thanks for that!

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Jeremy said:
Mofo_Jones said:
Still, you UK folks are lucky that way. Shame about the pricing though, but at least you can get double points right now.
Yes, lucky. LMAO! We pay more than 100% than you guys for almost everything, gasoline costs +$10 a gallon and our cost of living is increasing at twice the rate of inflation


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I'd suggest moving to Australia, but apparently you've already thought of that.


Seriously, it's not much in the economic big picture, but I always have to miss double points day for some reason or another. I just wish I had a larger date range to plan a LEGO store trip.
Gas is expensive enough right now - I think that there would be riots if it got up to $10.
 
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Jeremy said:
There's another R2 building event today. It's at the LEGO brand store in Northbrook, IL:

"A LEGO Master Builder is coming to the Northbrook Court LEGO Store, May 2 - 4, and he's building an 8-ft tall LEGO R2-D2™ model! Help build this enormous model and get a special store offer and a Certificate of Achievement, while supplies last! This event is free and fun for the entire family. Call the LEGO Store at (847) 291-9520 for event hours and more details."

If anyone is going could they pick me up a certificate of participation please?

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OMG. Are there any more in Illinois? Is there a list somewhere Jeremy?
 

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Sadly there isn't a list. LEGO seems to announce them about a month before the date though. You could call your local LEGO brand shop and ask.

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The next R2 Building event has been announced for July 25-27th and will be at the LEGO store in the Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY.

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I was at the LEGO shop in Milton Keynes (UK) today and watched the last few building events (before taking place myself). It was initially meant to be set heats every ten minutes, with quarter finals and then finals towards the end of the afternoon but with people moving in and out of the store the plan was soon adapted to suit the situation.



At the far end of the shop a large trestle table was set up and four or five kids were wrangled into trying to build as many clone troopers (helmet, head, torso and legs) in a minute. Their reward was a Commander Cody minifigure and a certificate of participation. The winner of each competition was given a poster to take away. I was told by staff that most kids averaged 5 or 6, but one boy made eight.

The competition ran from 1 to 2 o'clock and around 40 children participated. At the end of the event adults were invited to join in for the last building competition. Despite a valiant effort by four fathers no-one could match the record set earlier in the day.

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