The Brickish Association

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

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

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

Briscoe’s back, on a Milagre Hoverbike!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 by

Sometimes, even the biggest LEGO fans choose to take a break.  Real life often has other demands or they simply decide to pursue other interests.  Jason Briscoe withdrew from the LEGO fan scene around 15 years ago but he couldn’t stay away forever.  We’re welcoming him to STEAM for the very first time this year

Vaughn has been inspired!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 by

Some of the builders at the Great Western Brick Show have been exhibiting for many years and settle into a theme they love.  This year, Vaughn Medway decide to take the “Be inspired” motto from the summer sporting events and break from tradition.  What he’s built for the show is a selection of the things he’s



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!