2018 Calendar

It seems as if it’s possible to spend every weekend at a lego show.  That’s a good thing, right?

Here is a list of the 2018 shows we know about.  Contact us if you’d like more details or want to be put in touch with the show organiser.  I’ve greyed out the shows that have happened, so scroll straight to the black text for the next show.

18th February 2018 Lego Show
Spotted on Facebook, this is hosted by Head of Steam, the Darlington Railway Museum, and runs from 11.00-15.30. Location is North Road Station, DL3 6ST Darlington, Co Durham. Come and see Brick Alley LEGO User Group’s LEGO dispays, from LEGO City to Ninjago, Technic and – of course LEGO trains, normal entrance fee applies, included in yearly passes. £4.95 adults.

25/2/18 – Block Con at Ecclesfield School, Sheffield
A Stackable Events production
Organiser: Rich Lawson

3-4/3/18 – National Space Centre
Brickish annual weekend at the National Space Centre, Leicester. 3rd & 4th of March 2018. There’ll be lots of space- and non-space Lego exhibits, our biggest ever mosaic and plenty of inspiration for budding Lego fans!. Tickets will be available from the National Space Centre website closer to the time or on the door on the day you wish to attend.
Organiser: Jon Ladd of Brickish

17/3/18 – North Notts Brick Show
In its second year in 2018, this show is held at Outwood Valley Academy in Worksop.
Organiser: Nate Dias of Northern Brickworks

Saturday, 24 March 2018 at 10:00–17:00 – Cobblers’ Bricks
Venue: Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Centre For Learning Wooldale Rd, NN4 6TP Northampton, Northamptonshire
The first Brick Central hosted event of 2018. Currently accepting applications for Exhibitors, Traders & Volunteers.

14/4/2018 – Ware’s the Bricks
11-5, a BrickCentral show at Fletchers Lea, High Street, Ware, Herts, SG12 9AL
Organiser: Darren Neely

28th and 29th April 2018 – The Scottish Scale Model Show
Held at the Dewers Centre in Perth, TartanLUG will be exhibiting.

6-7/5/18 – Yorkshire Brick Show
The Yorkshire Brick Show, back for its 5th anniversary during the early May bank Holiday weekend 2018. The show will run from 10am until 5pm on the Sunday and Monday, and tickets will be available from www.stackableevents.com. The venue is the Thornes Park Athletics Stadium in Wakefield.
From Rich Lawson of Stackable Events.

12-13/5/18 – Cotswold bricks and trains
We are returning to the Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway!
SLTC (Southern Lego Train Club) organise a two-day event at Toddington station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire heritage railway down in the Cotswolds. Space includes a marquee and most of the diesel shed.
Organiser: David Tabner of SLTC

12-13th May 2018
LEGO trains at Glenrothes Model Railway show, Lomand Centre, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5RA.
Saturday 10:00am to5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am to 5:00pm. Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family (2+2) £11
A LEGO train layout at this friendly local model railway show where the children can operate the trains. Everyone is welcome to come along,bring a train, a building or just watch. Previously several people have brought along their trains to run – it was good to see them in action. Will anyone bring their trains this time? If you do, be considerate to the other children – the first and last hours are normally the quietest.
Please note this is a model railway show with one LEGO layout.
The layout is being displayed by David Graham – this is the 17th year he has displayed at Glenrothes!

19th May 2018 – The Fan of the Brick show
The Fan of The Brick Returns to the midlands for a bigger and better show, on Saturday May 19th 10am till 6pm. We have some awesome displays and models this year along with some fantastic retail outlets. We also have lots of fun activities for Afols and children. This is gonna be a great day for all, set in a prime location just off junction 4 M6 easy access and lots of free parking, entry is £3 per person and children under 4yrs FREE. Venue: Bishop Wilson School, Birmingham, B37 7UN.

26/5/18 – Edinbrick (guess where…)

A TartanLUG show held at the Potterow Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL.  10.30-16.00, last entry 15.00.  Admission £3, under 5’s free.






26th May-3rd June 2018 – Butterley Brick Week
Does your family love LEGO® Bricks? If so, this is the event for you!
Combining amazing LEGO® brick models with a trip on a heritage train – a great full day out for the whole family.

Over 40 amazing models will be on display and will take you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history:
• key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King;
• scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA;
• recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings;
• and so much more.

Plus on the 26th and 27th May, for the first two days of Butterley Brick Week, brick technicians will LIVE BUILD a giant model of the iconic Kirtley steam loco. For a small donation you too can add a brick to the LIVE BUILD. Once completed, this model will be on display until the exhibition closes on 3rd June.  And when you have seen the model, view the real thing in the museum at Swanwick Junction.

Children can also join in by building their own model of a locomotive from a LEGO® bricks kit, exclusive to the Midland Railway – Butterley. (Additional charge of £5 per model, which is theirs to keep.)  And on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, special workshops where children can build and program models using LEGO® bricks will be brought to you by JuniorSTEM. (Additional charge of £5 per child and spaces strictly limited.)

To book tickets in advance follow this link http://www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk/butterley-brick-week-26th-may-3rd-june-2018/ and check out your preferred date on the calendar.

16-17th June 2018 – Mowbray Bricks
Basically we take over the school sports hall and some classrooms to display whatever you bring along. All proceeds are donated to the school pcta to fund extra curricular activities for the special needs pupils aged 5 to 16.
Camping and indoor accommodation are available just bring your own camp beds and bedding. (Both the Friday and Saturday nights) On the Saturday night there will be a free bbq and social including a now legendary quiz.
Organiser: Andy Veltman of Northern Brickworks and Brickshire. This is a Brickshire event.

23-24th June 2018 – Return of the Brick Garrison
It’s Star Wars Day, and the Stormtroopers of the UK Garrison will return to the National Space Center. This is a call to all Star Wars fans to join me for a weekend full of Star Wars exhibits, spaceships, cosplay and MOCs at the NSC in Leicester. Last year we had a lot of fun with visitors and the Empire inspecting our LEGO exhibition. We promised to return this year and in greater numbers… Contact via the Contact Us form on this site.

24/6/18 – Lymm Historic Transport Day
The show takes over the village with traction engines, historic cars, canal boats, and – in the scout hut next to the May Queen Field – our lego exhibition. We get looked after by the volunteers (drinks & sandwiches) and transport-themed MOCs are requested, if possible.
Organiser: Jim Walshe of Northern Brickworks

30/6 – 1/7/18 – Bricktastic
Returning to Manchester for the fourth year, this show is hosted by the Fairybricks charity. There will be lots of MOCs on display, plus traders and free build tables, and the venue (Manchester Central) has its own catering. Well worth a visit, and tickets will be on sale shortly at http://www.bricktastic.org/. If you’d like to help, or display something, email us and we’ll put you in touch with the Chief Fairy.

Saturday 7th July 2018 – The Defi-Brick-llator Show
An AFOL exhibition at the Village Hall in Little Wolford, CV36 5LZ. Little Wolford is a tiny but very active village on the edge of the Cotswolds AONB.
As the title “Defi-Brick-llator Show” suggests, the show is held in order to raise money for a defibrillator, aka an AED, for Little Wolford. You might have seen the yellow boxes housing an AED in old telephone kiosks all around the country:
The event will be on Saturday 7th July from 10am until 5pm. Anyone who want to come and set up on Friday evening is welcome. I can offer accommodation at my place, as I live a 5 minute walk away from the village hall.
Food and drinks will be provided for free for all exhibitors. I plan to put up a BBQ and there will be plenty of cakes and tea as well.
Organiser: Ralph Doering of the Brickish Association.





7-8th July 2018 – London Transport Museum Depot
Update 30th May: unfortunately we have heard that this event is not taking place.

14 – 15 July 2018 – Liberty Bricks
West Mid Showground, Berwick Road, SY1 2PF Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
A little 2 day Lego show in Shropshire, for Lego enthusiasts of all ages showing of their MOC’s ” my own creations” or just their lego citys/towns
Organiser: Brick Central LUG

21st-22nd July 2018 – LEGO trains at Cupar Model Railway show
Venue: The Corn Exchange, Cupar, Fife KY15 4BT.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 4:30pm.
A LEGO train layout at this friendly local model railway show where the children can operate the trains. Everyone is welcome to come along, bring a train, a building or just watch. Previously several people have brought along their trains to run – it was good to see them in action. Will anyone bring their trains this time?
Please note this is a model railway show with one LEGO layout.

21st July 2018 – Brickmania
Held at Peterhead Prison Museum
Organiser: Christine Aird of TartanLUG

19-22 July 2018 – Bricklive Glasgow, a commercial show being held at the SEC, Glasgow.

Saturday 18th August 2018 – Rhyl Building Bricks
Organiser – Northern Brickworks. Venue: Sussex Street Christian Centre Church Hall, Rhyl.

25 – 26 Aug 2018 Egham Royal Show
A historic country show where London AFOLs have a stand in the model tent with building bricks for the kids.  A London AFOLs event

26th-31st August 2018 – Build in Bricks
Open 10.00 to 17.30 at Crich Tramway Village
Join us for our first ever week long LEGO® brick themed fun event.
Expect plenty of amazing displays to explore, a unique mosaic you can help to build, and lots of activities with LEGO® bricks, as well as all our usual fun activities such as riding the trams!
Crich is in the heart of Derbyshire and the museum has vintage trams that you can ride on. Contact via the Contact Us page.

26/8/18 – Block Con, Hull
A Stackable Events production
Organiser: Rich Lawson

2nd September 2018 – Black Country Brick Show
10.00 to 17.00. Held at Brierley Hill Civic Hall,·Bank Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DH.

September 2018 (date tbc) – Wanstead Festival
Organised by London AFOLs

15th September 2018 – Caterham show
It’s being organised with the 5th Caterham scouts again, to help with their fundraising. Same location as last year, at Sacred Heart Church, Caterham
Organiser: Peter Corish of London AFOLs

6th-7th October 2018 – Discovery Brick show
Discovery Museum, 10.00. A Brick Alley show.

6-7 October 2018 – Great Western Brick Show, aka Steam
Usually 1st weekend of October
Organiser – Martin Long of Brickish

20th October 2018 – Inverurie Library Brick Show
A TartanLUG event, held in Inverurie Library, Aberdeenshire.

27th October 2018 – Glesga Bricks
Venue: Mosspark Baptist Church. A TartanLUG show.

1-4 November 2018 – BrickLive at the NEC
A commercial show; usually held the last weekend (and the previous Th/Fri) in October to tie in with schools’ half-term.

10th-11th November 2018 – Shildon
Brick Alley will be showing again at Locomotion National Railway Museum in Shildon, DL4 2RE.
Organiser: Adam Brine of Brick Alley

17th November 2018 – Oban Winter Bricks
A new event for diaries, Oban’s very first brick event to coincide with Oban Winter Festival 2018, the theme of which will be “Youth” so what better than Lego!
This event will take place at St Columba’s Cathedral Hall, Oban on Saturday 17th November from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Proceeds will be donated to the charity Fairy Bricks.
Wide Range of MOC Displays, display of sets old and new, Buildzone, Build Off Challenge, and an everyone wins Tombola.
A great day to be in Oban lots of craft and food markets at other venues nearby, annual Santa and Reindeer Parade from 5.00pm through town and the switching on of the Christmas lights at 6.00pm.
A TartanLUG event.

Saturday 17th November 2018 – The Bristol Brick Show
Starts 10:00.  Venue is Action Indoor Sports, Bamfield, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0XA. Admission £3. Displays from master builders, LEGO stalls, games and activities and so much more, all in aid of CLIC charity. Competition to design your own balloon on the event flyer, with prizes available for the winner.

25th November 2018 – Monkey Bricks
Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Heywood. 10.00 start.  Organiser – Stephen Scrivens of Northern Brickworks.

November 2018 – Shoeburyness Model Railway Club 36th Annual Festival of Model Railway & Hobbies
The SMRC Annual Festival of model Railway & Hobbies is held at Shoeburyness Leisure Centre near Southend, Essex. It lasts two days and has a variety of railway, radio-controlled cars, and other hobbies. A Lego-themed railway layout has been displayed by Brickish members for many years.
Organiser – Anthony Tompkins of Brickish

November 2018: Naphill Brick and Model Show 2018
A local model show with exhibits of LEGO built models, vintage construction toys of the 1900’s – 1960’s, dolls houses, Playmobile, various model railways including G gauge trains.
This model show is about 50% Lego with displays of vintage construction sets (Bayko, Anchor Blocks, Architex), dolls houses and hands on G Gauge trains.
Organiser: Jacob Walker of Brickish

1st December 2018 – Peterhead Museum Christmas Fair
Held at Peterhead Prison Museum, AB42 2ZX.  A TartanLUG event.

9th December 2018 – Lowedges Brickfest 2018
Venue: Greenhill Bradway Tenants Hall, Gresley Rd, S8 7HN Sheffield, from 11.00 – 16.00
A Brick Alley show