BrickSamurai at ‘Invasion of Giants’ Exhibition

Weekend before last, I went to a wedding in Zagreb, Croatia. I was in luck because, in addition to having good fun and great food, at the same time Europe’s “largest traveling LEGO exhibition” was held there. Whether it truly is – I cannot say, it’s the first “traveling” LEGO exhibition I’ve ever been to, but it certainly was big. Not the largest one I’ve been to though. It had many unique displays, including life-sized statues of famous people. Naturally, whole sections(ish) were dedicated to Ninjago.

Ninjago Display @ 'Invasion of Giants' Exhibition

Ninjago Display @ 'Invasion of Giants' Exhibition

While ‘Invasion of Giants’ is the only exhibition I’ve paid to enter, it was quite worth it. It had many, many different displays from various builders. I won’t lie, I expected there to be many more, especially since it’s advertised as the “largest”, but there were still quite a few. Right off the bat, there was one unusual scene, that I never saw at a LEGO exhibition – there was a (large) queue to enter. It makes sense since this exhibition was made to cater to the masses and not to AFOL, but it still was an unusual sight.

Most displays were, however, huge, so the ‘Giants’ part of the name is quite earned – I’m not sure I’ve ever seen models quite that big. There was a replica of the Titanic that is 11 meters long (and 3 meters tall). There was a life-sized Batmobile, made of almost a million bricks, and, my favorite, a 5 meter long Helicarrier (with working motors!). They truly were a sight to behold. Another great feature/idea is the fact that some of the models were wired to control boards and you could turn on/off various lights and moving parts of the displays. Just like in a museum. It saves electricity, preserves motors, give additional depth to the models and is downright awesome.

Hellicarrier @ 'Invasion of Giants' Exhibition

I had quite a bit fun looking at all the different displays – just not as much fun as during other exhibitions. Most of the displays were shooting for quantity instead of quality and I couldn’t “get into it”. I’ve seen the entire exhibition in around 2 hours, and it usually takes me a couple of days on AFOL events.

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