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.


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

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.



The Great Western Brick Show is held at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on Saturday and Sunday 4-5 October 2014.

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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The LEGO fan event for LEGO fans of all ages!