Saturday, August 28, 2021

Gilbert: A Grand Day Out - part 2


I loved seeing all the displays of the different Aardman movies. This one is from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

She plays a really big part in The Pirates! Band of Misfits and she is amazing!

Concept art for the Pirates movie.

Polly concept art.

This cool armored mammoth is from a movie I haven't seen (yet).

Another Wallace and Gromit display.

These were so fun to see, I could almost imagine myself walking in and joining them.

The pirate ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

So cool!

After we saw the expo we decided to go to the roof of the huilding the expo was in.

The weather was lovely, so we had an amazing view.

Next we went to the Gold Office for drinks

and food!
We had French fries and onion rings.

I got a souvenir from our visit to the expo: a kit to make my own Shaun the Sheep!

In the evening we ate Wensleydale and watched Wallace and Gromit movies, including A Grand Day Out of course!

It was a really fun day!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Gilbert - A Grand Day Out - part 1


Last Monday we went on an outing!

We went to Storyworld, where they had an Aardman expo!
It was called Shaun the Sheep and Friends, but it was about all the wonderful stop motion pictures of Aardman.

They had buildings that were used in Wallace and Gromit, one of my favorite shows!

A Close Shave!
That's the name of the Wallace and Gromit episode that introduced Shaun.

I think this was a display from one of the Shaun the Sheep movies.

A figurine from  a disability awareness campaign Aardman did.

This disguised penguin is from Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers.

There were lots of story boards and concept art as well. This is the rocket from Wallace and Gromit's first adventure: A Grand Day Out.

And the real rocket!
It was so cool to see the actual size of things.

This is concept art for The Pirates! Band of Misfits. It's the Captain and Polly. I love Polly!

Two dogs in a dumpster.

They also had booths where you could try to make your own stop motion movie, but we didn't try them out. But it was so cool to see how stop motion is done. It is a lot of work.

I must say that those sets were perfectly McPig-sized.

There was so much detail in all those sets.

A Were-Rabbit

Coming Next: more cool Aardman things.