Edmonton Expo 2014

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2014 marks the third year that the Edmonton Expo has been around, and boy have things changed.

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For all of you that remember the very first Edmonton Expo, the show was an immediate hit and was exactly what the Edmonton scene was lacking.

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I was pretty bummed when I wasn’t able to attend last years show, especially after hearing how much it grew in just a single year.

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I wasn’t about to miss out on this years show, and it would appear that the growth hasn’t slowed down one bit with a record attendance of over 47,000 people!

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Okay I’ll admit it, this was super tempting to take home with me.

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Maybe one of these days I’ll go back to my roots…

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This brings back a lot of memories!

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Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete has got to be one of the longest names for a game ever.

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No idea what these two were but they seemed pretty awesome!

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Brickwares always has the coolest mosaics on display.

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Check out these Adventure Time themed wallets by Majesty Industries!

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They also had other themed goodies such as Star Trek and Dr. Who.

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All their products seemed to have a simple approach, and sometimes simple is best!

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Wow I did not know that Fisher Price made DC themed toys.

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Oh. My. Gosh. This is one of those super geeky things that I borderline regret not buying on an impulse.

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A couple different booths had some 3D printers on display and in action, ready to make anything that people wanted.

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Watching tiny items come to life was pretty awesome, especially since it can be your very own creation!

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One of the Expo regulars, SALUG (Southern Alberta Lego Users Group), was out in full force for the Edmonton show this year.

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They had a few custom themed X-wing fighters on display like this colorful rainbow one…

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…and this construction themed one…

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…as well as what appears to be a Wyldstyle X-wing!

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But without a doubt the most impressive Lego display there was this one: the Battle Of Hoth.

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Like this was HUGE and caused quite the roadblock from onlookers.

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As usual, SALUG’s attention to detail can always be seen by these little Easter Eggs hidden in most of their creations.

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This was also their first time creating a two-story display. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of work and patience that went into recreating this epic Lego creation.

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Right next to the Battle Of Hoth was a few more goodies from SALUG, like this Battlestar Galactica, complete with blue lighting!

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Oh man, this is pretty epic.

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I’m sure everyone is just as excited about the final movie of the trilogy coming out at the end of the year (hopefully you all know what this is)!

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Do you guys think Lego should start making League Of Legend products?

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Great Scott! What’s that I see?

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They even recreated the final scene from Back To The Future!

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It’s hard to tell from this picture, but this city scape display was absolutely massive.

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Oh look, something for sale that you can actually use!

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Some highly detailed figurines by Carys Cuttlefish.

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KILL IT WITH FIRE!

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Taking pictures at the expos means no cosplaying for myself. Maybe I’ll just plop one of these onto my head for next year?

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While the League Of Legends figurines by Xinzhida are nothing new…

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…it’s certainly my first time seeing the larger League figures like this badass looking Ezreal!

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This Ahri was looking pretty sweet as well.

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No idea what these robot looking things are but they look pretty cool!

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Check out this awesome chalkboard by Charlie Rabbit. They have multiple designs/layouts available and the idea is that you can instantly change the look of the picture by just drawing on it with chalk! How cool is that?!

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Am I the only one that prefers the old school Transformers to the modern day ones?

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There are exceptions however, such as this chibi styled Optimus!

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I had no idea that this even existed.

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Now if only Valve would come out with Portal 3…

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Wait, what?!

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These Uglydoll looking plushies are made by a group called Sew Geekie. I see what they did there…

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Holy this is awesome.

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Stick around for more as we’ll be looking at the cosplayers next time!

-brandon.

Click HERE to view the full photo set on Flickr.

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