The Brickish Association

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

Builder spotlight: Ralph Savelsberg

Sunday, 22 September 2013 by

Ralph Savelsberg, known as Mad physicist on flickr, is from the Netherlands, but used to live in the UK and still regularly displays his LEGO models at British shows. Models built by him are featured in the book Brick City and in Brickjournal.

This collaborative build by six members of the Brickish Association and Northern Brickworks will be on display at GWLS this year. It uses many elements and sets from LEGO’s Western-themed sets from 1996. Here’s what Robert Clarkson, who worked on the model, has to say about it:

Excitement is building around a product announcement that’s being made at GWLS. Ben Jarvis is keeping the details vague so I have no idea what it’s all about, but read on to find out what he’s revealed so far…

LEGO Adventure Book author will be at GWLS

Friday, 13 September 2013 by

Author of highly popular The LEGO Adventure Book, published by NoStarch Press, Megan H. Rothrock will be attending The Great Western Show this year, all the way from Denmark. She will be doing book signings at the LEGO Adventure Book table along with some of the hugely talented Featured Builders from the UK and Norway.

A brief history in LEGO

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 by

At GWLS last year James Pegrum recreated the events in Colchester in 61AD when Bodicea sacked the British town.  That model isn’t the only model of the rich heritage of this country that he’s made.  A number of his models focusing on British History were featured in the Daily Telegraph a few months ago. He’s recreated

The Scouts get the LEGO treatment

Monday, 09 September 2013 by

With all the hard work Scouts put into their badges, perhaps they need to be rewarded with a minifigure version of themselves made from LEGO parts? Or maybe they should just get one because they’re very cute! The minifigures, created by, can be personalised: choose the head and hair to make it look like

Massive Star Wars Hoth display

Saturday, 07 September 2013 by

You may have seen Peter Brookdale’s impressive ‘Ultimate Collector Series’ scale Star Wars models at previous shows. This year, he and DrDaveWatford are teaming up to display a Star Wars Hoth diorama featuring two of these massive AT-ATs. It’ll be the first time two of these beasts have been displayed together. DrDave has spent the

GWLS 2013: just 4 weeks to go…

Friday, 06 September 2013 by

Welome to the official GWLS blog. Or, if you’re returning again this year, welcome back — It doesn’t seem like 11 months since the last show, does it! Once again, I’ve been roped into being appointed the ‘official GWLS blogger’. You may know me from Brickset , the LEGO set guide and database. Over the next month I will

Looking forward to the 2013 show?

Monday, 19 August 2013 by

We’re excited too! The Great Western LEGO Show opens its doors for the eleventh time in October this year! 11 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 – and



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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