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Last weekend we went to Planet Comicon and I thought it would be fun to share a recap!

(In case you are also a fan, here’s my Captain Marvel jacket from Her Universe.)

Here were our favorite things this year:

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Jake really loved the amazing creations by the expert Lego builders at KC Brick Lab. Just look at some of this Rodger Rabbit set-up!

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The scale is mind boggling.

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Minifigs were a big pull for us on the sales floor too. Ava picked out some princesses, Jonas picked a few that could go well with sets he has, and Jake found some cool pieces that the sellers made up from existing pieces, like the Night’s King from Game of Thrones. It’s really interesting watching the kids make decisions when they have a set amount of money to spend.

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Eliza, Harley Quinn for the day, usually likes the panels the best, but unfortunately the ones we were interested in didn’t line up with when we went this year. Which made it feel a bit like we were spending a lot of money to go in and shop, but we’ll have to plan better next time instead of just assuming Saturday will be best for us.

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She was happy to find crafting stations and contests.

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Indiana Jonas was all about the robots. He’s definitely a future member of the Kansas City R2D2 Builder’s Club.

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He watched these guys move around the floor for so long. He was REALLY impressed with the Lego one and kept guessing how many bricks went into it. One of them had a lot of cool attachments–it even blew steam!

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And of course fandom mash-ups are always welcome.

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Ava decided to be Bumblebee for the day to go with Eliza dressed up as Harley and her friend Harley who was dressed up as Wonder Woman (that was a confusing sentence). Pro parenting tip: I go shop right after Halloween for super on sale costumes to use as Christmas presents for play clothes.

She was VERY into the cosplayers. She was a baby the last time we went, so she didn’t know what to expect.

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She stopped on the street and gasped when she saw Merida. She was ridiculously excited and after she took a photo with her, we heard Merida talking to her friend about how heartwarming Ava was. She’s really just contagious with her joy.

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She kind of turned into a stalker inside–hah! She’d be too shy to say something when the cosplayers she liked were near us, and then would follow them until they noticed her. She loved that Rapunzel answered all of her questions in character.

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We also met the best Harley Quinn cosplayer we’ve ever seen: her cartoon-era Harley accent was perfect, she was walking around completely in character with spot-on movements and skipping. Ava chased her down (literally) and she played with her and talked to her for a long time. She was amazing.

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We kept things low stress this year. The streetcar made finding parking much easier since we didn’t have to get close.

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The kid play area gave us a much needed break when Jake and I were loosing stream and Ava and Jonas just REALLY needed to be able to touch things after a lot of time needing to be on their best behavior.

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We went with friends but split up for most of the time. But really quick–my friend Megan has the best pregnancy announcement ever.

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Here’s to fun family nerd adventures.