Setting up was a massive undertaking as a whole. The convention center makes Brickfair seem like a cozy family event in comparison.
Building the display was somewhat familiar in terms of crawling over under and building on tables, though there was a lot more planning involved and we had a few stressful moments too. And yes, warning vests were required attire, to prevent getting run over by a Forklift, MST3K style.
The final display after 10 hours of work.
Here is the lineup of upcoming Deep Sea Explorer Sets. My primary contribution to the display was the boxes with the underwater scenery. One of my first assignments was to design their layout and then to build it with the help and under the guidance of one of my senior colleagues. Having been Scuba diving quite a few times, no reference was needed to get a proper look.
A few pictures of the new sets. Sorry for the poor quality. There was little time to get good photos and the lighting was subpar.
Some other snapshots:
How many Bionicle parts do you need? The answer is all of them.
The new Demolition Expert Sets. I built the damaged building to the left.
Just because there was no room for an F1 track doesn't mean there's no room for a race.
The new upcoming Cargo Train.
The city fire department has its priorities straight.
That's it for now, more pictures next time, hopefully! Cheers!