Bricks McGee's LEGO blog
A selection of inspiration for LEGO fans of all ages, plus our popular annual LEGO fan event lists.
LEGO can be a great draw for museums looking for new activities to bring in more visitors in quiet periods. Here are some ideas for LEGO events and activities you can use in your museum…
Looking for LEGO events in the North East of England in 2017? Look no further than this list!
An ever-growing list of LEGO events throughout the UK in 2017. From small local LEGO shows to full scale, commercial exhibitions of LEGO fandom.
Struggling to make your LEGO city more realistic? Read this article on key changes you can make to your own LEGO city to make improve its realism.
November this year saw a great milestone for Brick Alley LUG – our first self-organised LEGO show. Brick Alley at Shildon NRM 2016 started after the National Railway Museum at Shildon. The show started when the NRM asked us to consider holding a larger scale LEGO event on the success of a longer-term static display […]
As a volunteer on the Durham Cathedral LEGO model project for its three year course, it was with great pleasure – though no surprise! – that this fund-raising project has received three awards. Durham Cathedral in LEGO® Durham Cathedral in LEGO was a fund-raising project that ran for three years, from 11th July 2013 – 29th […]
A selection of the best LEGO train videos in 2016, for all of you LEGO railway addicts.
A huge replicate of the castle featured in Disney’s 1991 film Beauty & The Beast is going to be on display at Brick Show this October in Birmingham. Built by Kevin Hall, the model will contain some 250,000 bricks; the towers roofs alone required around 20,000 LEGO bricks. The full model weights around 100kg (over […]
LEGO is not a cheap hobby, as I’m sure any AFOL – or parent with a LEGO-addicted child – is well aware of! But, there are some ways to get cheaper LEGO sets and parts. So, here’s my list of tips for finding cheap (well, cheaper!) LEGO in the UK. It’s worth bearing in mind that […]
Introducing my microscale Tyne Bridge in LEGO! I’ve been working on various scales and styles of the LEGO Tyne Bridge for many years – all in various states of completion and there’s nothing like a deadline to get some done! The LEGO Tyne Bridge model uses approximately 150 – 200 bricks (I’m not one for […]
I’m really pleased to see two of my North East LEGO landmark models on display in an official LEGO store this year! My LEGO models of both Durham Cathedral and the LEGO Tyne Bridge are on display at the Gateshead Metrocentre LEGO store for a period of around 3 months, until October. They are on […]
Our annual list of LEGO fan events in the UK and Ireland for 2016.