Monday, 25 June 2012

Hornby celebrates its London 2012 range in style at Hamleys

Last weekend we were invited to have a look at the Hornby London 2012 range at a bloggers event. Where better to showcase the range than at Hamleys in London?

After heading to the Capital city we were soon in one of the largest toy shops you can imagine where we, amongst others, were treated to a VIP tour of the world famous toy store in all it's glory and even got to meet the Olympic mascot Wenlock.  On our tour we were bombarded with toys from every direction from Build A Bear to Batman, the children were in toy heaven!

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Hornby, event, Hamleys, London 2012, Team GB, merchandise, Trains, velodrome set, toys

The displays at Hamleys are quite amazing and really add to the whole experience. You can see why people travel from far and wide to visit.

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After our VIP tour of the store we headed to the 3rd floor party room for some snacks and an up close chance to see the Hornby London 2012 range complete with the Scalextric Velodrome cycling set which is the first and only Team GB set which unlike traditional sets which have cars powering round the track, this set has two miniature cyclists dressed in Team GB outfits and is an Official Product of Team GB.

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Also included in the Hornby London 2012 range is the London 2012 Train Set which was whizzing round the track in the party room....

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As part of the fun on the day 5 lucky party goers were able to win some London 2012 themed goodies signed by Olympic medal hopeful Lizzie Armitstead.  How lucky were we to be winners!!  It really made the childrens day - thanks Lizzie and Hornby.

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Lizzie Armitstead signed London 2012 products for 5 lucky party goers
After the prizegiving we were able to try out the Hornby London 2012 Train Set for ourselves on the Hamleys shop floor.  The children attending certainly seemed to love it and I couldn't resist having a turn myself although I do think I should have practiced first as I was left standing by just about every child that took a turn.

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We had a fantastic time at Hamleys thanks to Hornby and our thanks go to them for inviting us and for our fabulous goodie bags that contained more great Official Team GB merchandise - roll on London 2012.

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