Show Off Your Skills, Craft Your Fantasy

By Jo Phillips

Set fire to your imagination and live out your childhood fantasies as Alexandra Palace opens its doors to the London Model Engineering Exhibition on Friday, January 17.

Now in its 18th year, the show – touted as one of the largest model engineering exhibitions in the UK – will take you on a fantasy-filled journey with stunning models of traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines.

The more modern gadgets and boys’ toys, including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters will inspire hobby model-makers to try their hand at modelling. To mark its anniversary, the show will feature a hands-on Robot Wars area section with displays, robotic entertainment and construction challenges. The Model Active Zone will have fascinating technical demonstrations.

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Highlights of the show
• Robot Wars – Construction to destruction with Robot Wars workshops and arena fights
• LEGO displays – Including Tin Tin’s Rocket to the Moon, Dr Who models and an American submarine USS Pampanito from the World War made from 10,000 bricks
• The 4709 Project – Rebuilding the Night Owl locomotive with wheel casts that have appeared on The Hairy Biker’s Restoration Road Trip
• Air displays from the British Model Flying Club

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Images Courtesy of London Model Engineering Exhibition.

The exhibition opens on tomorrow and is on till Sunday at the Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY.

For details on the show timings and exhibitors, please visit London Model Engineering Exhibition