Introducing the Brick Train Awards for LEGO train fans
21 May, 2020
The Brick Train Awards are global, virtual awards for LEGO train fans. From 10 categories, judges around the world will select winning LEGO models from locomotives to wagons and railway scenery. Enter your models for free from 15th June – 10 July 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, many LEGO exhibitions that would usually run throughout the year are missing from LEGO fans’ calendars this year, which led to an idea to create a worldwide event for LEGO train fans – and the Brick Train Awards were born!
It’s been a lot of fun to help pull the awards together – a great chance to talk to LEGO train fans around the world. I’m particularly pleased with the judges’ panel in each region, including some well known names from the LEGO train fan community in each area.
About the Brick Train Awards
The awards have 10 categories split between LEGO locomotive models, wagons, as well as scenery and displays:
Best steam loco model
Best diesel loco model
Best electric loco model
Best “other” loco model
Best passenger wagon
Best freight wagon
Best TFOL (Teenage Fan of LEGO) model
Best individual LEGO display
Best group LEGO display
Best building or infrastructure model
The judging panel – consisting of myself and Enrico Lussi for Europe, Cale and Glenn of BMR for the Americas, Ryan Evans for Australasia, and Masao Hidaka for Asia – will award a winner for each category in the regions mentioned. The category winners from each category then go head-to-head to find a global winner.
Entries for the Brick Train Awards open on 15th June 2020, and are open until 10th July 2020. A virtual awards ceremony will be held on the 17th July 2020 to announce winners of the regional and global award categories – best of luck to all builders! Here’s a quick video explaining some of the rules and categories in the Brick Train Awards: