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.
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.
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. Oeganiser 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
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
A Showmasters Events production. venue: Stantonbury Leisure Centre, 10.00 to 17.00.
21st March 2020 – North Notts Brick Show
A Northern Brickworks show, and the venue is Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop, S81. Open from 10.00-16.00.
28th March 2020 – Cobblers Brick Show
Opens 10.00 at the Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton.
Saturday, 11 April 2020 – The Brighton Bricks Show
Opens 11.00 at Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton
LEGO displays, activities and traders.
18th – 19th April 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!
Saturday 25th April 2020 – St Philips Brick Show
Organised by the South Coast Adult Fans of LEGO (SCAFold) at St Philips Church, Cosham, Portsmouth. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small entry fee.
2nd – 3rd May 2020 – Discovery Brick Show
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.
16th & 17th May 2020 – The Yorkshire Brick Show.
A Brickshire show, this will be held at East Riding College, Flemingate Centre, Amstrong Way, Beverley East Yorkshire.
31st May 2020 – Caterham Street Party
Organised by Peter Corish of London AFOLs
13th – 14th June 2020 – Bressingham Bricks Show
At Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, IP22 2AA Diss, Norfolk.
Sunday 28th June 2020 – Lymm Historic Transport Day
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 the 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.
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
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.
25th July 2020 – Ebor Bricks
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
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.
Sunday 27th September 2020 – the Halifax Family Brick Show
Venue: the Threeways Centre, a large sports hall on the outskirts of Halifax in West Yorkshire. Starts 11.00, organiser is Mark Pullen. Tickets: www.brickshowtickets.co.uk.
3-4 October 2020 – the Great Western Brick Show
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
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!
14 – 15th November 2020. – Shildon Bricks
The venue is Locomotion, the excellent train museum in Shildon. Well worth a visit!
21st November 2020 – Monkey Bricks
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.