The Brickish Association

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

Vought F4U-1A Corsair flying in

Friday, 05 October 2018 by

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

Free Park and Ride

Thursday, 04 October 2018 by

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!

Thursday, 04 October 2018 by

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

LEGO Robot Wars III!

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 by

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

None shall Pass!

Monday, 01 October 2018 by

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 –

Tickets available online now

Sunday, 26 August 2018 by

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?

Sunday, 19 August 2018 by

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

Have you met Vernie?

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 by

We don’t normally showcase LEGO sets at GWBS but LEGO Boost is a little different. It’s a set designed to get children building and coding from a younger age and we have to say, it’s enormous fun!  It’s aimed at 7-12 year-olds but if you want to see how much fun anyone can have with

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Looking forward to the 2017 Show?

Monday, 20 March 2017 by

We’re excited too! The Great Western Brick Show opens its doors for the fifteenth time in October this year! 15 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

See the new Caterham Seven 620R!

Monday, 26 September 2016 by

We are massively excited to announce that there will be three superstars on just one exhibit at this year’s show!  The all new LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R set will be on display with its original creator, Carl Greatrix – against a backdrop of a real Caterham Seven 620R!  Carl will be at the show all

LEGO as a construction tool allows builders to create pretty much anything, including the impossible. That was the starting point for Nicolas Geeraert to imagine what it would be like for minifigures to interact with characters and objects from computer games. In Arcade Ville several famous and classic arcade games are depicted. Nicolas said: “I

Classic Space returns for 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016 by

Classic Space has been an inspirational theme for many builders, often because it was an iconic look from childhood LEGO sets.  Alec Hole has taken the Classic Space theme to a new level with one of his builds for the show.  He told us: “This starship model is inspired by a classic LEGO Space set

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