January 1 2017

AFOL and LEGO events in the UK in 2017

UK LEGO events 2017

It’s back! Another year, another list of LEGO events in the UK: here’s 2017’s list of LEGO and AFOL events throughout the UK. Skip to events »

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. I’ve also started a list of LEGO events for 2018, too.

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!

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LEGO events in London, Central & Southern England

LEGO events covering London, the East Midlands, West Midlands, and the South East and South West of England.

Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
London Model Engineering Show
(Meridienne Exhibitions)
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January 2017 Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY LEGO displays amongst other exhibits. Paid entry.
North Notts Brick Show
(Brickshire)
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
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th March 2017 National Space Science Centre, Leicester LEGO displays – largely spaced themed, with LEGO stalls and other activities. Paid entry.
Brighton Bricks LEGO Show
(Brighton Bricks LEGO User Group)Saturday 13th May 2017First Floor, Vantage Port, New England Road, BrightonLEGO displays at this one day LEGO show.-
Cotswold Bricks and Trains
(Gloucestershire/Warwickshire Railway and Southern LEGO Train Club)
Saturday 13th May – Sunday 14th May 2017 Toddington Railway Station New for this year – LEGO train themed displays among other, non-LEGO displays. Paid event in support of this heritage railway.
Fan of the Brick event
(Central Brick LUG)
Saturday 20th May 2017 Bishop Wilson School, Chemsley Wood LEGO displays – with LEGO stalls and other activities.
Brick City
(New Lanark World Heritage Site)
Wednesday 28th June – Sunday 10th September 2017 Robert Owen’s School for Children, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Scotland LEGO exhibition, featuring the Colosseum to Mona Lisa. Price: £16 for Family (2 adults + 2/3 children), £6 Adults, £5 Concessions, £4 Children, Under 3s Free. Book online
BRICK LIVE London
(BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone)
Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July 2017 ExCel, London LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
Caterham Model Show 2017
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Saturday, 16th September 2017 Sacred Heart Centenary Hall, Essendene Road, Caterham LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry in aid of the charity.
Time For Bricks
(Time Is Precious – Charity)
Sunday, 17th September 2017 Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton, Bath LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry in aid of the charity.
Great Western Brick Show
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd October STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
Bricklincs
(Brickshire LEGO User Group)
Sunday 14th October 2017 Lincoln Christ Hospital School, Lincoln LEGO displays, LEGO stalls, and other activities. Paid entry.
BRICK LIVE Birmingham
(BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone)
Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th October 2017 NEC, Birmingham LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.

LEGO events in Northern England

LEGO events in the North of England, covering Yorkshire, the North East and North West.

Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
Sheffield Block Con (Stackable Events in association with Sheffield LUG) Sunday, 19th February 2017 Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
Yorkshire Brick Show
(Stackable Events)
Saturday 30th April – Sunday 1st May 2017 Unity Works, Wakefield LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
Sheffield Brick Fest 2017
(Sheffield LUG)
Sunday 14th May 2017 Meadowhead School, Sheffield LEGO displays and traders.
Mowbray Bricks
(Brickshire LEGO User Group)
Saturday 17th June – Sunday 18th June 2017 Mowbray School, Bedale, North Yorkshire Charity LEGO show with displays and traders. Paid entry in aid of the school.
Lymm Historic Transport Day
(Lymm Transport Museum)
Sunday 25th June 2017 Lymm Transport Museum, near Warrington. LEGO expo as part of a larger event. Paid entry.
Bricktastic LEGO Show
(Fairy Bricks)
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017 Manchester Central, Manchester city centre Large annual LEGO exhibition in its third year; displays with LEGO stalls and other activities. Paid entry, in aid of the charity.
Hull Block Con 2017
(Stackable Events Ltd)
Sunday 27th August 2017 Guildhall, Hull LEGO displays, LEGO stalls, and other activities. Paid entry.
Brick Alley LEGO Show at Shildon 2017
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017 National Railway Museum Shildon (Locomotion), County Durham LEGO displays with LEGO stalls and other activities. Free entry and free parking.
Monkey Bricks Sunday, 3rd December 2017 Heywood Civic Centre, Rochdale LEGO displays, traders and activities; Fairy Bricks charity tombola, fun fair, facepainting. Paid entry.

LEGO shows in Scotland

Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
Brickmania Saturday, 15th July 2017 Peterhead Prison Museum, Peterhead LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
BRICK LIVE Glasgow
(BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone)
Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July 2017 SEC, Glasgow LEGO displays, traders and activities. Paid entry.
Beach Ballroom Brick Bonanza
(Granite City Bricks)
Friday 4th August (VIP tickets; evening only) — Saturday 5th August 2017 (all day) Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry.
Awesome Bricks
(National Museum of Scotland in association with Warren Elsmore Ltd)
Saturday 26th August — Sunday 27th August 2017 National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Scotland LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry.
Glesga Bricks
(Tartan LUG)
Saturday, 11th November 2017, 10am – 4pm Redfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow LEGO displays and activities. Paid entry in aid of Fairy Bricks charity.

LEGO shows in Ireland

Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
BRICKLIVE Belfast
(BRICK LIVE with Warren Elsmore Ltd for Fan Zone)
Friday, 3rd August — Sunday 6th August 2017 Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast Large commercial LEGO exhibition featuring MOC LEGO creations, LEGO traders and activities. Paid entry.

LEGO shows in Wales

Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
Building Bricks
(Northern Brickworks)
Sunday, 13th August 2017 Wellington Road Community Centre, Rhyl, Wales, LL18 1LE LEGO displays in support of Fairy Bricks charity. Paid entry.

Longer term LEGO exhibitions in the UK for 2017

Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
Bricks Britannia at Kent & East Sussex Railway
(Kent & East Sussex Railway)
Saturday 1st April – Thursday 4th May 2017 Tenterden Town, Kent & East Sussex Railway Bright Bricks-designed LEGO models including the 8 metre long Flying Scotsman model. Paid exhibition in support of this heritage railway.
Butterley Brick Week
(Midland Railway – Butterley)
Saturday 27th May – 4th June 2017 Midland Railway – Butterley Station- Ripley, Derbyshire “Bricks Britannia” LEGO display, featuring 8 metre long model of the Flying Scotsman built with over 100,000 LEGO bricks. Paid entry.
Little Landmarks
(South Shields Museum & Gallery, South Shields)
Saturday 17th June – Sunday 30th September 2017 Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Visit 10 iconic South Shields landmarks built in LEGO. LEGO models built by me! Free entry.
Brick City
(New Lanark World Heritage Site)
Wednesday 28th June – Sunday 10th September 2017 Robert Owen’s School for Children, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Scotland LEGO exhibition, featuring the Colosseum to Mona Lisa. Price: £16 for Family (2 adults + 2/3 children), £6 Adults, £5 Concessions, £4 Children, Under 3s Free. Book online
LEGO model exhibition
(Head of Steam Museum)
Saturday 8th July – Sunday 3rd September 2017 (10am – 4pm) Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Head of Steam Museum, Darlington, County Durham Longer-term LEGO displays and MOCs from Brick Alley LEGO User Group, who meet at the venue. Usually requires paid entry in to museum; check with venue.
BrickMetro – LEGO Metro train on display
(Nexus)
Friday 11th August – late September 2017 The Word, South Shields. The 3 metre long Brick Metro, designed by Steve Mayes, is on display. You can read up on the LEGO Metro here. Free entry.
Event name (Organiser) Date Venue Description Cost
LEGO Bridge Building @ Pocket Geek
(Gateshead Library)
Saturday 8th July 2017 Gateshead Library 1 hour sessions for a team based bridge building content with LEGO bricks. Tickets are £4 per person; includes access to other activities.
Adult Fans of LEGO Night
(LEGO Discovery Centre, Manchester)
First Wednesday evening of every other month; 7pm – 9pm LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Trafford Centre, Manchester 2 hour long adult-only sessions at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester. Paid, ticketed event.
Collaborative LEGO build – Reading & the River Thames
(Broad Street Mall, Reading)
Saturday, September 16th – Sunday, September 17th 2017 Broad Street Mall, Reading Public collaborative build – come and build your own landmarks on a huge LEGO river! Free.
LEGO @ Anime Attacks, Gateshead Library
(Gateshead Central Library)
Saturday 28th October 2017 Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead Come and help build Newcastle’s High Level Bridge in LEGO. LEGO event at larger anime-themed showcase. Paid, ticketed event with limited session spaces.