And I have to say, it was ROCKAWESOME.
Let's get one thing straight first: that line to get in was LONG. It must've stretched back from the entrance to the Exhibition Hall at least two blocks. But it was totally worth it, once we got in.
I made straight for the Bionicle table with my dad, camera at ready. I met Arpy there, roughly the same time I saw and signed the BZP member sign-in sheet. He told me that Rockhound had been looking for me, and was hanging around somewhere. (This was around 1:00 -- if you were there, Rock, then I curse both my bad memory for not figuring out where you were, and you for not showing up at the photoshoot. )
Then came the photoshoot. We tried to take a picture in front of the Bionicle table, but there were just too many people there, so we had to take a picture on the stairs. Dad handled the cameras for Arpy when we posed, and I finally chatted with Hahli Husky (whom I remember interviewing me, and giving me the idea to paint my Kopaka Nuva '03 set pink ) in person. While Dad chatted with KopakaNui, I slipped off and looked over the sets at the rumage sale. I missed out on a chance for a Copper Akaku, though -- another kid got the set that was wearing it, but he was nice enough to let me snap a pic.
After all that, I went back to Dad, where he and KopakaNui wrapped up their chat, and -- after KN himself exchanged a few words with me -- we left for more spyhopping at the other tables. I also went to the BrickBazaar that covered the entire north and eastern walls, and spent $17 on a t-shirt and earrings. (Now you guys know what I'll be wearing for next year. )
They also had Axalara T9 being sold there, but I lacked the money to buy it.
After about two hours, we finally left. Dad had gotten bored with it long before I did, but I was excited for next year already.
. . . and that concludes my longest entry to date.
These are only a few of them -- I took some 55 pictures there; feel free to check out my Brickshelf for the rest. Oh, and I apologize in advance for their massive size. -.-
Welcome to the Lair!
Ooh, peaceful -- a pagoda
Best bargin on sets I've ever seen
I bet there are a lot of people jealous of that kid right now
These better become real someday, and not exist in bricks
Someone was either really bored or really driven when they made this
THIS. IS. SPARTA!
Proof you can always find some use for spare parts
I think we need more bug spray . . .
That guy in grey looks familar . . .
About two hundred mini-figs later . . .