Just before 2018 ended the Regulars (that’s myself, Sam and Lucy) headed to the ExCel centre for an exciting new exhibiton based around Marvel’s Avengers, ahead of the new film being released in April. We were all so excited, as we have seen majority of the MCU films in the cinema together so this was such a nice treat for us! The thing is though, although the event is popular with multiple viewings selling out, I couldn’t actually find anything online to help me prepare for it. So here is a post on what to expect based on my experience when heading to the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Plenty of photo opportunities.
From riding Captain America’s motorbike to attempting to lift Thor’s hammer to taking pictures of Iron Man’s suits, make sure you have your cameras at the ready. I didn’t think we would be allowed to take pictures to avoid spoilers but the assistants on hand were enthusiastic about patrons taking photos, which I’m particularly glad about as it made for some excellent Instagram content (…that’s the main point, right?). We were also allowed to take pictures of the costumes/artifacts used from the films throughout the years from Malekith’s costume in Thor: The Dark World to the Wakanda beads from Black Panther. And it meant I could take photos of my friends getting those all important shots like
These were super cool but some did have a big queue behind them. There is a really cool interactive game where Iron Man’s suit is virtually placed onto your body which looked awesome. But as there was a big queue, we decided to skip it. However, we did get to play on a game that tested how strong you are and a game where you had to eliminate the villains to score points.
A gift shop
Merchandise galore at the end of your time in the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. I believe the merchandise they have in the gift shop is exclusive to the exhibition (as I haven’t seen it elsewhere) but they don’t just stock Avengers merchandise, we also saw Deadpool, Carnage and Venom t-shirts available too. Even though you can take your own photos, you can get your photo taken for around £5 in front of a green screen as a souvenir!
A lot of moving about
There’s isn’t really a lot of space to take time out within the exhibit, you do have to keep moving. Although it’s not claustrophobia inducing, there are a lot of people in the exhibit at the same time. I didn’t find it too bad, but I did wish I wore comfier shoes. What is really positive about having a lot of space is that it’s very accessible for wheelchairs and prams, so everybody can attend the exhibit.
The only real complaint we had was that Lucy had purchased special edition lanyards to pick up at the event and when we went to get them up, we were told they had been stuck in customs. Which is fair enough but EventBrite didn’t contact Lucy at all to tell her this? I know it’s not the end of the world or anything, but the lack of communication could’ve been handled better.
Other than that, the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N is a really cool exhibit to check out and to immerse yourself in. One thing I will say is, the ExCel is a lot bigger than I thought so if you are planning to go, Prince Regent’s Station is a lot closer to the exhibition. For tickets and more information please check out https://www.avengersstation.co.uk/
Until next time,