The Brickish Association

The Great Western Brick Show features models by members of the Brickish Association, the UK Forum for Adult Fans of LEGO®.

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The Great Western Brick Show showcases amazing models built by LEGO® fans in the UK!

Every year, members of the Brickish Association bring their stunning creations to Swindon and visitors from all over the UK come to be inspired.

Vought F4U-1A Corsair flying in 5 October 2018

James Cherry is back again this year with some incredible aircraft. This diorama depicts a Vought F4U-1A Corsair from the Jolly Rogers Squadron based in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific in 1944. Many of the Marine and Navy squadrons fighting in the Pacific were based on small Islands with rough built airstrips to support the constant moving of the battle front. The aircraft were often parked among the palm trees for cover.

The model is 1/15 scale and took around 6 months to complete.

Free Park and Ride 4 October 2018

A free Park and Ride service will be running on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October from Wroughton Park and Ride (SN1 4RW) to Kemble Drive on a regular frequency. A temporary bus stop will be based on Kemble Drive, adjacent to the Swindon Designer Outlet and within five minutes easy walking distance to STEAM.

BOLDLY GO TO THE GWBS! 4 October 2018

Warping into the Great Western Brick Show this weekend are a series of models based on the Star Trek TV series and movies.

Builder Ben Smith has created three Starfleet starships from LEGO bricks, as well as a Klingon Battle Cruiser raising shields off their starboard bow.

The models are all outfitted with LED lighting and will sit alongside other space-themed models and displays.

LEGO Robot Wars III! 2 October 2018

Our popular Robot Wars event returns to the Great Western Brick Show this year!

Fighting robots, made entirely from LEGO parts (no cheating!) will battle it out in our own custom-built arena. This year will see the debut of new competitors, along with the return of experienced roboteers. All have been working hard to create better, stronger and more powerful machines than ever! And the arena itself even has some extra surprises to offer.

Experience live the chaos and destruction (from a safe distance!) as builders go head-to-head, and don’t miss the awesome 4-way rumbles. Only one can come out on top.

LEGO Robot Wars can be seen on both Saturday and Sunday, with sessions taking place on the Station Platform in STEAM at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Viewing is also available from the balcony above the platform.

None shall Pass! 1 October 2018

This year Vaughn Medway brings another movie-inspired build to STEAM this weekend – entitled “RUN AWAY!!!!”

It details the events of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, featuring three headed giants, the Black Beast of Arrrrggghhhh, taunting Frenchmen – maybe even a shrubbery.

Also Vaughn brings “The Detectorists” – based on the BBC Sitcom – will this be the time that Andy and Lance do the gold dance?

Tickets available online now 26 August 2018

Tickets for the 2018 show are now available to purchase online directly from STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway.  We’re also pleased to offer tickets online this year with no booking fees!  For full details, please see our Tickets page.

Looking forward to the 2018 Show? 19 August 2018

We’re excited too! The Great Western Brick Show opens its doors for the sixteenth time in October this year! 16 years! We started off in 2002 with a handful of people who brought a LEGO train display to STEAM. A couple of hundred visitors came to see it and loved what they saw – what adult fans could build with LEGO bricks.

Put this date in your diary: 6-7 October 2018

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The Great Western Brick Show is held at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on Saturday and Sunday 6-7 October 2018.

The event showcases the very latest and best models built by Brickish Association members fans around the UK.

Come along to see some amazing displays, help build a giant LEGO mosaic and visit the marketplace to pick up the very best deals around.

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Tickets can be purchased in advance via our online ticketing partner, Swindon Tickets. Please note that a small booking fees apply for all online ticket purchases.

You can also purchase tickets on the day.

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The Great Western Brick Show is held inside STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, just next to the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre.

The museum is easily accessible by car and public transport.

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Don't take our word for it

Here's what some visitors have told us:

  • We had an amazing day. My children went home inspired to build some cool models of their own.
    Mr James
  • Our friends recommended we visit the show and it was every bit as good as they described.
    Mrs Stone
  • Your exhibition is amazing and I enjoy taking my kids to it every year!
    Mrs Honey
The LEGO® fan event for LEGO® fans of all ages!