Day 1 so far at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con has been a doozy. The day started off hectic right as we got to enter the exhibit hall. Right when we got in, there was a line to purchase the exclusive The Hobbit Micro Bag End and the Star Wars Mini JEK-14 Star Stealth Starfighter. There were only a limited amount of sets being sold each day and I was fortunate to be able to get the last sets available. The line wrapped around the booth twice and if you weren’t one of the first people in line for the exclusives, you were out of luck. The LEGO CUUSOO Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine was also available for purchase.
Now to what went bad today at the booth. If you follow my Twitter, you probably saw my update that the staff people stopped the giveaway for the exclusive Spider-Woman minifigure. The crowds so out of control that they had to stop the whole thing altogether. This was very bad planning on the floor staff. There was absolutely no control of the crowd as people were just randomly lining up early and causing congestion. One of the staff members told me that they would have to rethink their strategy for tomorrow’s giveaway.
Update: There will now be two minifigures given away at 11:30am. Let’s see what the LEGO staff has in mind tomorrow or else we’ll have the same exact issue as today.
Not all things went bad at the LEGO booth though. They unveiled a new LEGO Star Wars set that will be released in January 2014, the AT-AP. Below is a shot taken from my phone. I will have a clearer picture tonight.