Warren Elsmore’s model of the National Museum of Scotland is making a trip south of the border this weekend! The model was built live in front of visitors during the museum’s 150th anniversary in 2016. As well as the building itself the model includes exhibits inside, from dinosaurs to lighthouses, and a carefully selected variety

The Palace of Westminster

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 by

Having displayed his impressive ‘Manchester Brickadilly’ railway station at the show in 2016 and 2015, Jamie Douglas is bringing something completely different for 2017 – a large model of the Palace of Westminster! Containing over 50,000 pieces, and having taken over 230 hours to build, the model is built to the same scale as the

This massive space base will be making an appearance at the show this year. Seven UK space builders– Jason Briscoe, Gary Davis, Tim Goddard, Drew Hamilton, Alec Hole, Rhys Knight, Peter Reid — worked for five months on the base which features a surface section with rocky landscape, control tower and landing pads. There’s also

Superstar celebrity builder Peter Reid of LEGO Ideas Exo-Suit fame will be displaying his most recent robot factory at the event…the Keko factory. It is a fully operational, motorised robot factory, featuring a production line, robot arms and a built in screen showing an event exclusive animation by the legendary Chris Salt.

LEGO Robot Wars returns!

Monday, 02 October 2017 by

Returning to STEAM for a second year is the incredibly popular LEGO Robot Wars. Following the runaway success of the first year, 2017 sees the return of the fighting robots – constructed entirely from LEGO, with no glue allowed! GWBS 2017 will see the return of popular robots from 2016, as well as brand new

Help us build the Fairy Bricks mosaic

Monday, 02 October 2017 by

Fairy Bricks, the leading UK LEGO related charity, will be returning to the Great Western Brick Show with an all new mosaic design containing over 100,000 bricks! We can’t reveal the finished design but can give you a sneak preview of part of one of the instruction sheets. The Fairy Bricks team will need your

Sonia Hudson will be exhibiting for the first time, having started to build her own creations 3 years ago. The pieces on display concentrate on the representation of glass structures using LEGO including an aquarium and greenhouse. She will also display see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys built in honour of the

The Hoonicorn, all the way from Norway

Friday, 15 September 2017 by

The Great Western Brick Show attracts exhibitors from all over the world, including Are from Norway who will be at the show for the fourth time. This year he’s bringing a new model: “I’m bringing a model of The Hoonicorn to STEAM. What’s the Hoonicorn, you might say – so let me explain: It’s a

Welcome to the GWBS blog!

Monday, 11 September 2017 by

Hi! I’m Huw. I’m an exhibitor at the Great Western Brick Show and also the founder of Brickset.com, a comprehensive database of LEGO sets. In the run-up to the show, now only about three weeks away, I’ll be posting articles about the exhibitors and their models so do check back often to find out what’ll be on

Catch the wooly mammoth at GWBS

Monday, 11 September 2017 by

Veteran exhibitor Vaughn Medway will be displaying a number of  models this year including scenes from 1980’s action movies  Predator, Aliens and Robo-Cop, a scene from the classic sci-fi novel War of the Worlds, and a prehistoric diorama showing a mammoth hunt where the entire Neolithic community are helping to corrall and bring down mammoths for food.  

Hadrian’s Wall

Friday, 02 October 2015 by

Brick to the Past have collaborated in the last two years with displays of medieval and Victorian England. This year they take us back in time to the Roman Empire and give us a taste of live on Hadrian’s Wall a few years after it was built. Taking a small section of the wall and

The Journey of the Mayflower

Thursday, 01 October 2015 by

Andrew Danieli writes: The Journey of the Mayflower began as a commission for Warren Elsmore’s latest book, “Brick History” back in May this year.  I’ve always liked old style sailing ships, and building the Mayflower allowed me to experiment with a sloping hull design I’ve been meaning to try for a while.  This made for

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