The Great Western Brick Show is a collaboration between STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway and Brickish, therefore you must be a member of Brickish to exhibit at the show.
Brickish is a UK-based community of Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs). Brickish members are interested in all aspects of LEGO, from its history and collecting to building and displaying at shows of all sizes around the country. For more information about Brickish, including how to join, please visit www.brickish.org.
The Great Western Brick Show is also pleased to welcome international exhibitors from LEGO fan groups outside of the UK. Display space is limited, so please contact the show organisers to discuss your group and the models you wish to bring.
You should be available to display for both public days of the show. We very rarely accept display submissions where exhibitors can only attend one of the two days.
Who can display?
If you are a member of Brickish (or an invited international vendor/exhibitor) and wish to display your models or volunteer to help with the running of the show, please read the section below on what we look for in displays and then contact us to apply. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO REGISTER. Once your account has been activated, you will be able to find out more details about the how the show is organised, as well as logistical information about timing for set up and teardown etc. You will also be able to register your models for display, including requesting table space and power, etc.
What can be displayed?
We expect models to fit within The LEGO Company’s core play values. LEGO is a toy predominantly enjoyed by children and the Great Western Brick Show is a family event attended by children of all ages. All models should be suitable for children and adults of all ages. We do not accept displays of original LEGO sets or merchandise. All displays must be built wholly using original LEGO bricks unless specific structural support is required. This should be kept to a minimum and ideally be out of sight.
Display space is limited and we are unable to offer barriers around tables. Larger models and collaborative displays are welcome but we are unlikely to be able to accommodate all larger space requests. Preference will be given to the biggest bang for buck. Large repetitive displays are unlikely to be accepted.
Finally: All models displayed must be the work of the registered exhibitor. You are not permitted to display models built by any other person, including members of your family.