January 1 2017

AFOL and LEGO events in the UK in 2017

LEGO Ambridge Railway station at Bricktastic 2016 LEGO show

We’re back! Another year, another list of LEGO events in the UK: here’s 2017’s list of LEGO and AFOL events throughout the UK. 2016’s list of LEGO events proved even more popular than 2015’s, and 2017 looks to be a bumper year for LEGO events throughout the UK.

So, for the third year running, here is my list of AFOL and LEGO events in the UK in 2017. There are a mix of events in the list – some purely LEGO events, and some LEGO displays in amongst other events.

Some events are run by LUGs (LEGO User Groups), whilst others are run by commercial entities or others. As such, the scale and quality of the LEGO exhibits is likely to vary hugely, but that’s all part of the fun! Incidentially, the photograph used above is from my display at Bricktastic 2016 in Manchester.

As ever, this list is compiled in good faith, and I’d recommend checking with the event organisers directly before travelling to any LEGO event. There’s also a list of LEGO events and exhibitions in the North East of England here, as this list is becoming a bit unwieldy!

UK LEGO events January 2017 – March 2017

Event Date Venue Organiser/LUG Information
London Model Engineering Show Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January 2017 Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY Meridienne Exhibitions LEGO displays amongst other exhibits. Paid entry.
Sheffield Block Con Sunday, 19th February 2017 Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield Stackable Events in association with Sheffield LUG LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
North Notts Brick Show Saturday, 11th March 2017 Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop, Nottinghamshire LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry in aid of charity.
Brickish LEGO Fan Weekend at NSC Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th March 2017 National Space Science Centre, Leicester Brickish Association LEGO displays – largely spaced themed, with LEGO stalls and other activities. Paid entry.
Yorkshire Brick Show Saturday 30th April – Sunday 1st May 2017 Unity Works, Wakefield Stackable Events LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.

UK LEGO events April 2017 – June 2017

Event Date Venue Organiser/LUG Information
Yorkshire Brick Show See entry in section above.
Bricks Britannia at Kent & East Sussex Railway Saturday 1st April – Thursday 4th May 2017 Tenterden Town, Kent & East Sussex Railway Kent & East Sussex Railway Bright Bricks-designed LEGO models including the 8 metre long Flying Scotsman model. Paid event in support of this heritage railway.
Brighton Bricks LEGO Show Saturday 13th May 2017 First Floor, Vantage Port, New England Road, Brighton Brighton Bricks LEGO User Group LEGO displays at this one day LEGO show.
Cotswold Bricks and Trains Saturday 13th May – Sunday 14th May 2017 Toddington Railway Station Gloucestershire/Warwickshire Railway and Southern LEGO Train Club New for this year – LEGO train themed displays among other, non-LEGO displays. Paid event in support of this heritage railway.
Sheffield Brick Fest 2017 Sunday 14th May 2017 Meadowhead School, Sheffield Sheffield LUG LEGO displays and traders.
Fan of the Brick event Saturday 20th May 2017 Bishop Wilson School, Chemsley Wood Central Brick LUG LEGO displays – largely spaced themed, with LEGO stalls and other activities.
Fan of the Brick event Saturday 20th May 2017 Bishop Wilson School, Chemsley Wood Central Brick LUG LEGO displays – largely spaced themed, with LEGO stalls and other activities.
Butterley Brick Week Saturday 27th May – 4th June 2017 Midland Railway – Butterley Station- Ripley, Derbyshire Midland Railway – Butterley “Bricks Britannia” LEGO display, featuring 8 metre long model of the Flying Scotsman built with over 100,000 LEGO bricks.
Mowbray Bricks Saturday 17th June – Sunday 18th June 2017 Mowbray School, Bedale, North Yorkshire Brickshire LEGO User Group Charity LEGO show with displays and traders.

UK LEGO events July 2017 – September 2017

Event Date Venue Organiser/LUG Information
Bricktastic LEGO Show Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017 Manchester Central, Manchester city centre Fairy Bricks Large annual LEGO exhibition in its third year; displays with LEGO stalls and other activities. Paid entry, in aid of the charity.
BRICK LIVE Glasgow Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July 2017 SEC, Glasgow BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
BRICK LIVE London Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July 2017 ExCel, London BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
BRICKLIVE Belfast Friday, 3rd August — Sunday 6th August 2017 Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone Large commercial LEGO exhibition featuring MOC LEGO creations, LEGO traders and activities. Paid entry.
Awesome Bricks Saturday 26th August — Sunday 27th August 2017 National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Scotland National Museum of Scotland in association with Warren Elsmore Ltd LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry.
Time For Bricks Sunday, 17th September 2017 Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton, Bath Time Is Precious (Charity) LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry in aid of the charity.

UK LEGO events October 2017 – December 2017

Event Date Venue Organiser/LUG Information
Great Western Brick Show Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd October STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon Brickish Association LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
BRICK LIVE Birmingham Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th October NEC BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
Brick Alley LEGO Show at Shildon 2017 Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017 National Railway Museum Shildon (Locomotion) Brick Alley LEGO User Group LEGO displays with LEGO stalls and other activities.