Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Emerald City Comicon 2014

L3-G0, a life size Lego R2-D2 attended ECCC (Emerald City Comicon) in 2014.  It took me a bit to get the video and stuff organized, I've been busy, so the post's been delayed.

In case you're new here, as far as I know this is the first time a complete full sized Lego R2-D2 has been displayed in public.  L3-G0's been "out" a couple times (at Microsoft, Lowe's and a Sealug meeting), but not with all his bits.

By completed I mean that as in "just completed."  The last bit got complicated and he didn't show up until nearly the last minute before the doors opened.

We had tons of fun with L3-G0 at Comic Con, here's the aforementioned video:

The video has several short segments I thought showed pretty much the experience, skip ahead if you don't like a piece, the parts get better.
  • L3-G0 with some of the fans taking pictures, even Unikitty!
  • The astromech parade with other Pacific NW R2 Builders Club R2-D2s and other droids.
  • The crowd and going back to "Brick Nation" where the Lego exhibits were.
  • A short encounter with a taller pirate.
  • Darth Lily, one of L3-G0's more enthusiastic fans.
  • L3-G0's shopping spree, it is a con after all, you've gotta buy something!
  • Keeping all those pesky Daleks away from Brick Nation.
People don't seem to be getting past the first bits so I might post individual videos later, however if you want to share only one bit with your friends, YouTube lets you share starting at a certain time.  Or just ask them to skip to 3:57 or whatever.

I forgot to include a bit on packing him up :(  Too bad you can't edit YouTube videos.

Some photos as well:

Darth Lily comforting R2-D2 after she scared him so badly.  She was cute enough she has her own post
Darth Lily comforting R2-D2 after she scared him so badly
Darth Lily comforting R2-D2 after she scared him so badly.
L3-G0's on the right with the other club droids.  It's kinda cool to see him next to the other droids.
The ankle details on his right ankle are backwards, fortunately it's hiding in this photo.  I was so mortified when I noticed that a couple weeks after the con.
Pacific NW R2 Builders Club astromech droids all lined up.  Lego R2-D2 on right.
Pacific NW R2 Builder's Club droids all lined up
I liked this nook while waiting for the droid parade.  Reminds me of Jabba's Palace for whatever reason.  (Not saying anyone else would make that jump, but I did).

L3-G0, life size Lego R2-D2 in a nook
L3-G0, Lego R2-D2 in a nook
What's a Lego exhibition without a Unikitty?  Unikitty came to see L3-G0.
Unikitty posing with Lego R2-D2 (life size)
Unikitty posing with L3-G0

Eventually it all ended :(

L3-G0 the Lego R2-D2 packed up and ready to go home
L3-G0 packed up and ready to go home
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the ECCC 2014 report.

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