I was going to write a blog today all about www.yorkshirebrickshow.co.uk at the National coal mining museum today. It is just one of many things that I was going to do today. The first was get up early and get to the Lego exhibition for when it opened. Well, we did get up early thanks to Annie and her love of 6am. Then she had a nap at 8 am and so did we. It was 11am before Felix was awoken and 11.30 before we all got in the car. The journey to Wakefield was good, the weather clement with big fluffy clouds floating in a fresh blue sky. Everyone was looking forward to seeing the Lego models made by AFOL A new acronym in my vocabulary. It stands for ‘Adult Fans Of Lego’. There are quite a few. This became more apparent the closer we got to the venue. Car upon family car lined the narrow winding road leading to the museum. The traffic got slower and slower. As we approached our destination the sight of two hard hatted gentlemen in high vis-jackets turning cars away from the car park made our hearts sink. With the possibility of parking some distance away and walking in, we drove on. It wasn’t until we doubled back on ourselves and Matt spotted the enormous queue waiting on foot to enter the exhibition we decided to give up. A phone call confirmed it. The friendly yet slightly harressed lady informed me that the waiting time to gain entry was 3-4 hours. Life was too short for queues like that, so we ended up in a outdoor pursuits shop gazing at walking boots, head torches and sleeping bags. Not quite the inspiring Lego extravaganza I had envisaged when we set off this morning. The incredible turnout for such a poorly publicised event shows the huge popularity Lego has with everyone from the young to the very old. People will have come from far and wide to view the Lego attractions, much to the surprise of the coal mining museum who were, it would seem, poorly prepared for the onslaught. I am glad I didn’t have to stand for 4 hours in a line with the children and a baby. At least it wasn’t raining and hey, it got us out of the house.
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