Nik Spary from our events team was there to help
After a long 14 hour flight listening to a excited kid next to me, I finally landed in Tokyo to catch the bullet train to Niigata. Two hours later, after crossing the widest part of the country on the Joetsu Shinkansen at up to 275 km/h I arrived in the city. Getting off the train I realised the excited kid was me looking forward to bringing our BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise tour to Japan.
Niigata is a city on the Sea of Japan coast famed for its rice and sake. With a humid, subtropical climate it gets more snow than Moscow but in the summer it’s baking hot and so it was that I found myself in 35 degree heat as we began to unload the models into the venue and began to build the amazing displays that have excited brick fans in Europe.
Anticipation was building ahead of the show's opening with one of the biggest TV channels in Japan coming along to screen the build live. I’m not a shy person but building the elephant in front of the cameras was very exciting. Of course, with Kaz and his team, everything went extremely smoothly.
The show received great reviews and I know it will be a huge success which just leaves me time to sample some of the region’s specialities before starting my return journey ahead of the next BRICKLIVE show.
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