2020 Calendar

Here are the shows we know of so far in 2020. Last year we spotted over 40 events, and as new ones turn up, we’ll add them. If you are planning a lego event and it’s not yet listed here, drop us a line via the Contact Us page and we’ll be happy to add it.  Update – new listings are in red, and I’ll grey out events as they happen.  Given the Coronavirus situation, I will also add updates as organisers take the go/no-go decision over each event.

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th January 2020 – LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
Venue – Alexandra Palace.
Come along to The South’s Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition, regarded as one of the leading model shows in the UK. See the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes, helicopters and robots. Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displaying nearly 2,000 models. All of the leading suppliers will also be presentThis is a great day out for all the family. If you are not already a modeller hopefully the exhibition will fire your imagination to build something yourself and enjoy one of these satisfying hobbies.
It’s unconfirmed as yet, but London AFoLs and the Brickish Association usually have a section of this large modelling show.
Web: londonmodelengineering.co.uk

23rd January 2020 – Adult Fans of LEGO meet-up
7:00 pm at the Travellers’ Call pub, at 402 Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2DT – just off J25 of the M60.
Any AFoL (over 18) is welcome. Come along whether you are a member of a LEGO Group or just curious. Have a drink, something to eat, and chat with fellow enthusiasts. Have a bit of fun with a game or challenge (there will be prizes).
Organiser is Robert Clarkson of Northern Brickworks.

Saturday 25th January, 2020 – Braw Bricks
Venue is Condorrat Parish Church, Main Road, Condorrat, Glasgow G67 and it’s open from 10.00-16.00. Organiser is Graeme Wells of TartanLUG.

26th January 2020 – Calder Valley Brick Show
11.00-17.00 at the Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. Tickets: www.brickshowtickets.co.uk. LEGO displays, activities and traders in aid of the Community Centre the show is held in. Organiser is Mark Pullen.

Saturday, 15th February 2020 – Thirsk Brick Show
A Brick Alley show, held at Thirsk Town Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. A charity show with LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small entry fee in aid of Holyrood House.

22-23 February, 2020 – Sheffield Brickfest
Venue: High Storrs School in Sheffield. Hours 10.00 – 16.00 both days.

22nd February 2020 – Thin Blue Bricks
Thin Blue Bricks is a brand new show for 2020. It’s going to be held at the Lochinch Scottish Police Recreation Association facility in Pollok Park on the south side of Glasgow.
All profits will be going to COPS a charity that supports the families of police officers who have been killed on duty. More details can be found here ukcops.org/
Organised by Cennydd Smith of TartanLUG

27th February 2020 – Adult Fans of LEGO meet-up
7:00 pm at the Travellers’ Inn, Pen-y-cefn, Caerwys, Mold CH7 5BL – just by Junction 30 of the A55.
Any AFoL (over 18) is welcome. Come along whether you are a member of a LEGO Group or just curious. Have a drink, something to eat, and chat with fellow enthusiasts. Have a bit of fun with a game or challenge (there will be prizes).
Organiser is Floss Barratt of Northern Brickworks.

7th – 8th March 2020 – The Reading Brick Show
Open 10.00-17.00. The Reading Brick Show is coming back to Rivermead in Reading, RG1 8EQ. It will bring together fantastic LEGO® models made by the most talented builders in the UK and lots of fun games and activities for visitors of all ages.
For information visit www.ReadingBrickShow.com.
Tickets to visit the show will be available available nearer the time.

14-15th March 2020 – Brickish Space Weekend
Open 10.00 – 17.00 at the National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS.
Organised by Jon Ladd of Brickish
It’s going to be the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, so expect some fan models to celebrate this iconic movie. There’ll be lots of other space and non-space LEGO exhibits, and plenty of inspiration for budding LEGO fans! As well as the normal outstanding selection of models there will be the ever-popular Fairy Bricks tombola, play areas and plenty of vendors to purchase LEGO sets, minifgures and other LEGO merchandise.
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.

21st March 2020 – Milton Keynes Brick Festival – postponed
A Showmasters Events production. venue: Stantonbury Leisure Centre, 10.00 to 17.00.  Update 18/3/2020: The organisers have postponed this event.

21st March 2020 – North Notts Brick Show – postponed
A Northern Brickworks show, and the venue is Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop, S81. Open from 10.00-16.00.  Update 13/3/2020: We’ve heard from the organisers that this show has been postponed.  

26th March 2020 – AFoL meetup – cancelled
7:00 pm at Travellers Call, 402 Stockport Road, W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2DT. Any AFoL (over 18) is welcome. Come along whether you are a member of a LEGO Group or just curious. Have a drink, something to eat, and chat with fellow enthusiasts. Have a bit of fun with a game or challenge (there will be prizes).
Organiser is Robert Clarkson of Northern Brickworks.  Update 18/3/2020: Robert advises that this meetup is now cancelled.

28th March 2020 – Cobblers Brick Show – postponed
Opens 10.00 at the Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton.  Update 15/3/2020: We’ve been advised that this show has been postponed.

Saturday 4th April 2020 – Rochdale Brick Show – believed cancelled
Venue: the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, Baillie St, Rochdale OL16 1JZ. Update 19/3/2020: We anticipate that this event will not take place.

Saturday, 11 April 2020 – The Brighton Bricks Show – postponed
Opens 11.00 at Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton
LEGO displays, activities and traders.  Update 14/3/2020: We can confirm that this show has been postponed. 

18th – 19th April 2020 – Ware’s The Bricks 2020 – postponed
At Ware Priory Event & Conference Venue, High Street, SG12 9AL Ware.
Ware’s The Bricks was a new LEGO fan festival in Hertfordshire in 2018, 2019 was a bigger 2 day event, watch out to see what 2020 brings!  Update 17/3/20: We’ve been advised by the organisers that this show is being postponed.

Saturday 25th April 2020 – St Philips Brick Show – postponed
Organised by the South Coast Adult Fans of LEGO (SCAFold) at St Philips Church, Cosham, Portsmouth. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small entry fee.  Update 21/3/2020: We’ve heard from the organisers that this show has been postponed.

25th and 26th April – SNSMS 2020 – cancelled
This is the Scottish Scale Model Show, held at the Dewars Centre, Perth, and TartanLUG will be providing the Lego component.  Update 19/3/2020: We understand that this event has been cancelled.

3rd May 2020 – London Brick Festival – cancelled
London Brick Festival (the Olympia show) has announced 3rd May for the 2020 show. London AFOLs will be in attendance.  Update 13/3/2020: At this time, we understand from the organisers that this show is planned to take place.  Update 25/4/2020: We now understand that this event has been cancelled.

2nd – 3rd May 2020 – Discovery Brick Show – cancelled
Venue: the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
A Brick Alley show. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Ticketed entry only; wise to prebook via museum website.  Update 18/3/2020: We understand that the decision has now been taken to cancel this show.

9-10th May 2020 – LEGO trains at Glenrothes Model Railway Show – cancelled
Update 19/3/2020: We understand that this event is cancelled.

16th May 2020 – Edinbrick – cancelled
A TartanLUG show in (where else?) Edinburgh. At the Potterow Dome. Update 20/3/2020: We understand that this event has been cancelled.

16th & 17th May 2020 – The Yorkshire Brick Show – cancelled
A Brickshire show, this will be held at East Riding College, Flemingate Centre, Amstrong Way, Beverley East Yorkshire.  Update 17/3/2020: We understand that this show has now been cancelled.

24th-25th May 2020 – Virtual Brick Show
A Northern Brickworks production. As we’re in lockdown and unable to get to our normal events, Northern Brickworks is holding a Virtual Brick Show over the Bank Holiday weekend. We’ll have a gallery of pictures on this website, and builders will be showing off their MOCs on our new Youtube channel. It’ll be a multimedia extravaganza!

23rd – 31st May 2020 – Bluebell Railway – postponed
Update 20/4/2020 – we understand this event has been postponed to 2021.

31st May 2020 – Caterham Street Party
Organised by Peter Corish of London AFOLs

June- 6th-7th June 2020 – Awesome Bricks – postponed
Venue is the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, and it’s a TartanLUG production. Update 19/3/3020: We’ve heard that this event has been postponed.

Sunday 7th June 2020 – Huddersfield Brick Show – cancelled
The venue is St. Phillips Parish Hall, Briarlyn Rd, Huddersfield HD3 3NP, open 11.00-16.00. A Bricktopia show (Mark and Debbie Pullen). The venue is 3 minutes from J24 of the M62 (Ainley Top). www.facebook.com/huddbrickshow
Tickets via www.brickshowtickets.co.uk  Update 14/5/2020: This event has been cancelled.

13th – 14th June 2020 – Bressingham Bricks Show – believed cancelled
At Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, IP22 2AA Diss, Norfolk.  Update 27/3/2020: Bressingham is delaying its opening ‘until it is safe to do so’ so this event is unlikely to take place.

20 JUNE 2020 – Alresford Festival of Toy Trains – cancelled
London AFOLs provide the LEGO trains; members of the Train Collectors Society provide the non-Lego trains (Hornby etc). The show is the largest of its kind in southern England and aims to raise money for groups in and around Alresford. Update 24/3/2020: event has been cancelled.

Sunday 28th June 2020 – Lymm Historic Transport Day – cancelled
The village of Lymm plays host to a collection of historic cars, traction engines, a flock of canal boats, a historic aircraft flypast – and a lego display by Northern Brickworks. We’ll be in the scout hut, Maple Lodge again this year – this is in the centre of Lymm, just next to the May Queen Field with all the cars.  Update 18/3/2020 from the organisers: In the light of the guidance given by the government over the past 48 hours and the increasing understanding of just how long the coronoavirus issue is likely to be with us we have concluded that there is no alternative but to cancel the June 28th event.

12th July 2020 – Black Country Brick Show 2020
Organised by Paul Clark, the venue will be Phoenix Collegiate Academy, West Bromwich, open from 10.00 to 16.00

18th – 19th July 2020 – Brickmania – cancelled
A two-day show for the first time, celebrating its 5th year. The venue is Peterhead Prison Museum, a unique and atmospheric location. Imagine yourself on the set of Porridge… Organiser is Christine Aird of TartanLUG.  Update 20/4/2020: We have heard from the organisers that this event is now cancelled.

25th July 2020 – Ebor Bricks – cancelled
Venue is the Barbican in York, and more details will follow. This is a Northern Brickworks show, returning to the City of York after a gap of some years.

8th August 2020 – Southport Big Model & Hobby Show – cancelled
Venue: Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, Southport. This is a show including lots of model trains, aeroplanes, – and Lego. Robert Clarkson of Northern Brickworks will be coordinating the Lego component.  Update 24/3/2020: Due to the Coronavirus situation, we are reviewing our options for this year. Currently the show is still on, but please keep an eye on here and the website for more information should this change. 

8-9 August 2020 – Cotswolds Bricks & Trains #4 – cancelled
Venue: the Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway.
Following on from our successful Bricks event last year, August 2020 will see our fourth year of collaboration with Southern Lego Train Club. A chance for new and old fans of those small plastic bricks to be suitably excited and enthralled with the displays. The exhibition will be open from 10:00 until 16:00 each day. The prices for the Bricks Exhibition are £5 per adult or senior, £4 per child (5 to 16, under 5s free). Bricks Exhibition tickets can be purchased only on the day at the entrance to The Exhibition Marquee in the main car park at Toddington Station.  Update 14/5/2020: The GWSR have cancelled all their events this year, including this show.

15th August 2020 – Rhyl Building Bricks – cancelled
Now in its fourth year, this year’s show will be at Sussex Street Christian Centre, Rhyl, LL18 1SE, same place as last year. A Northern Brickworks event, organised by Floss Barratt and Sian Jones.  Update 31/3/2020: We understand from the organisers that this show has been cancelled.

23rd August 2020 – Hull Brickfest
Venue is The Guildhall, Hull, opens 11.00 – 16.00. Hosted by Sheffbricks.

Sunday 27th September 2020 – the Halifax Family Brick Show – cancelled
Venue: North Bridge Leisure Centre, North Bridge St, Halifax HX3 6TE. Starts 11.00, organiser is Mark Pullen. Tickets: www.brickshowtickets.co.uk.

3-4 October 2020 – the Great Western Brick Show – cancelled
This show is informally known as ‘Steam’ and it’s held at the Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon. Open 10.00-17.00 both days.
A Brickish show

10th October 2020 – Ely Brick Show – cancelled
Open 10.00 to 16.00 at The Countess Free Church, 10 Chapel Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 1AD
The Ely Brick Show returns to showcase fantastic LEGO models from around the UK: Great Ball Contraptions – a mind-boggling moving display, a LEGO play area, activities, retailers and refreshments. Great fun for all the family! This show is in aid of Ely Christians against Poverty.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ElyBrickShow. Organiser: Duncan Bridges of the Brickish Association. Note new date!  Update 25/4/2020: We understand that this event has now been cancelled.  Update 31/8/2020: There will be an online-only event, we’ve heard.

10th – 11th October 2020 – Ware’s The Bricks 2020
At Ware Priory Event & Conference Venue, High Street, SG12 9AL Ware.
Ware’s The Bricks was a new LEGO fan festival in Hertfordshire in 2018, 2019 was a bigger 2 day event, watch out to see what 2020 brings! (Rescheduled from earlier in the year.)

Saturday 31st October 2020 – North Notts Brick Show – cancelled
Rescheduled from 21st March, this is a Northern Brickworks show, and the venue is Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop, S81. Open from 10.00-16.00. Update 11/9/2020: This show has now been cancelled.  Watch this space for news of a virtual show coming soon!

Saturday 31st October 2020 – Brick or Treat
A virtual brick show from Northern Brickworks, full of spooky goodness. Watch this space!

14 – 15th November 2020. – Shildon Bricks – cancelled
The venue is Locomotion, the excellent train museum in Shildon. Well worth a visit!

21st November 2020 – Monkey Bricks – cancelled
Back again at the Civic Centre in Heywood, Lancs. It’s on L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way. Open 10-4 and the organiser is Stephen Scrivens of Northern Brickworks.  Update 13/9/20 – we believe that this show will not take place this year.