Train ride at LEGO fan event in Norfolk - Bressingham Bricks 2023

Bressingham Bricks was in its fourth year this July, and it was finally a chance for the Bricks McGee team to visit this LEGO fan event in North Norfolk.

Set in the beautiful grounds of Bressingham Steam & Gardens attraction near the town of Diss in Norfolk, Bressingham Bricks adds LEGO fan exhibits to an already packed day out for the family! The attraction has some 5 miles of railway tracks to ride in various gauges, with traction engines and other mechanical delights to see, plus their famous “gallopers” – a beautiful Victorian steam powered carousel restored to its former glory. Bressingham is also home to recreated shop front scenes from the British TV show Dad’s Army – tea and coffee for exhibitors was provided in Jones the Butcher!

It was great to support this event driven by the local LEGO fan community here in Norfolk. If you’re looking for more LEGO fan events in Norfolk, see our list here for 2023.

Our favourite LEGO fan models at Bressingham Bricks 2023

Here’s a round-up of our favourite LEGO models built by fans at Bressingham Bricks 2023.

Tim Ross’ LEGO train display

LEGO train models by Tim Ross at Bressingham Bricks 2023 in Norfolk UK

A veteran of many LEGO fan exhibitions across the country, Tim’s railway layout has somehow not been featured by us yet. His display at Bressingham was his usual mix of trains with nicely created scenes for all of the family to spot – from The Simpsons at a camp site to Santa finding his reindeer in the forest.

Ben Alder’s LEGO Winnie the Pooh set

LEGO Winnie The Pooh - original and LEGO Ideas set by Ben Alder at Norfolk event Bressingham Bricks 2023

Ben Alder is the creator of the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set, and Bressingham was his first outing as an exhibitor. It was particularly great to see his model from the original submission to LEGO Ideas and the set produced by LEGO, showing what the design team thought best to change. The most obvious change was to the figures, of course – Ben’s original submission had brick built figures including a great Tigger standing on his tail – whilst the set made use of custom moulds for the figures.

There’s a great video overview of the weekend on YouTube here by the user dunkandeggbricks:

We hear that the Bressingham Bricks event may return in July 2024, so keep your eyes on our 2024 LEGO fan events list here.

A special thank you to Tom who organised the weekend, and all of the staff and volunteers at Bressingham Steam & Gardens who made us feel so welcome over the three days.