Northern Brickworks

2019 Calendar

Here are the shows we know about so far – we will add more as we hear about them, so if you are organising a show and it’s not listed, please get in touch...

Lego from Stuttgart

On my travels I saw an exhibition of Lego in the German city of Stuttgart, put on by the German LUG ‘Schwabenstein 2×4’.  The builder was Andreas Reikowski, and you can find  more of his...

Cheese Slope Mosaics – a tutorial

Back in 2012 Katie Walker published this article on making lego mosaics with cheese slopes, and we thought it was such a good reference piece that we are republishing it here with Katie’s permission....

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...

The Evolution of Lego Sorting

Back in 2001, Remy Evard wrote a short note on the different ways people sort their lego as their collection grows. Seventeen years and over 88,000 views later, his note has become legendary. We...

Crazy Golf

In 2018, we are building a Crazy Golf course together, and here is where we’ll be sharing updates on progress. First up is (unlucky) hole 13, a microscale castle from NB member Jim. Next...

Review – set 21309 the Saturn V Rocket

Two score and eight years ago, NASA fulfilled the challenge laid down by President Kennedy in 1961, which was: ‘by the end of this decade, to land a man on the Moon and return...

The secret language of Lego

Every hobby has its own ‘in words’ and LEGO is no different – in fact I think we have more specialised terms, or jargon, than most. Have you ever wanted to know what SNOT...

An introduction to Northern Brickworks

This is an introduction to being an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) and also about Northern Brickworks, which is a recognised LEGO User Group (LUG). Many of us are introduced to LEGO as a...