Meccanomen do get some interesting opportunities!
Liberty’s, the big London department store on Great Marlborough Street just off Regent Street decided to have a shop window display through March featuring Meccano! This was to help launch a kids fashion range rather than a new Meccano department.
Meccano’s UK country manager Sue Barratt said: “It was very exciting to be invited by Liberty to be involved in the launch of its new children’s department. The store is famous for creating wonderful window displays that always attract a lot of attention and this one is no exception.”
Liberty’s wanted a space theme, so they contacted Meccano via the Redbrick ad agency who contacted me again (following our last International Society of Meccanomen Show at the UK’s National Space Centre). So, my son Greg and I found ourselves getting some bits together, packing them up and driving them down to Meccano UK at Bicester – these were my models of the USA’s Lunar Landing Module and a Star Wars Millennium Falcon and the Empire’s TIE Interceptor.
Passing through London I duly called by to inspect the display and found one upside down, and one twisted round, but never mind – at least Meccano is on the High Street.
By the way, for those interested, the TIE interceptor (which I’ve not shown in public before) can be seen to best advantage at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregwebbphotographer/sets/72157628308804805/with/6973759369/ now thanks to my son’s superb work.