The Brickish Association

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

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

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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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, 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.  

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