January 1 2019

UK AFOL & LEGO events 2019

LEGO railway bridge and valley by Bricks McGee

My UK LEGO event list is back again for 2019! Skip to events »

The number of LEGO shows continues to grow each year, which is great as a LEGO fan and exhibitor, but as curator of this list of UK LEGO events provides a few headaches itself. I’ve tried to organise the events by date, as this is the easiest way I’ve found to maintain the list. Previous attempts to break the LEGO shows up by region failed!

The most noticeable change to the list this year is my attempt to categorise LEGO shows by their size, based on expected visitor numbers per day. This should hopefully give you as a visitor a good idea of the likely size of the show and help in deciding which of the growing number of LEGO shows to attend. LEGO event sizes are roughly defined as follows:

  • Small LEGO shows are estimated to attract 0 – 1000 visitors per day.
  • Medium LEGO shows are estimated to attract 1001 – 3000 visitors per day.
  • Large LEGO shows are estimated to attract 3001 – 5000 visitors per day.
  • Huge LEGO shows are estimated to attract 5001+ visitors per day.

Clearly, this method isn’t going to be foolproof (from our experience it’s very easy to mis-judge the likely popularity of events – the weather, competing events in the area and many other factors all play a role!), but is designed to give you an idea whether a LEGO show is a “church hall” type show, or a larger commercial show in a conference centre.

I’ve also removed “other exhibitions” and “other LEGO events” – there are many traveling LEGO exhibitions around the UK appearing at museums, and it became too time-intensive to keep this list up to date.

The organiser of each event is also noted, where possible. Most LEGO shows in the UK are organised by LEGO User Groups (LUGs) – groups of like-minded LEGO fans.

I’ve also marked my favourite / tried-and-tested LEGO shows from previous years (highlighted yellow), and events marked “attending” are shows I’m intending to display at myself.

As ever, these listings are provided in good faith; please check with the event organisers before traveling any distance to a show based on this information!

LEGO shows and exhibitions in the UK for 2019

Event name
(Organiser)
Date Venue Description Event size* Cost
Braw Bricks 2019
(Brick M8)
Saturday, 26th January 2019 Condorrat Parish Church, Glasgow LEGO displays and traders. Small Small entry fee in aid of Fairy Bricks.
Calder Valley LEGO Show
(Bricks 4 Kidz)
Sunday, 27th January 2019 Calder Valley, Yorkshire LEGO displays and traders. Medium Now in its third year, this LEGO show charges a small entry fee, in aid of charity.
Thirsk Brick Show
(Brick Alley)
Saturday, 16th February 2019 Thirsk Town Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire LEGO displays and traders. Small First year for this small LEGO display and marketplace entry fee charged, in aid of charity.
Brighton Brick Show
(Brighton Bricks)
Saturday, 23rd February 2019 Brighton, Southern England LEGO displays and traders. Unknown Unknown
Sheffield Brickfest 2019
(Sheffield LUG)
Saturday, 23rd February – Sunday 24th February 2019 Sheffield, South Yorkshire The first year for this ambitious LEGO show in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large £3 adults, £2 kids.
Ely Brick Show (TBC)
(-)
Saturday 16th March 2019 Ely, Cambridgeshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry charge in aid of charity.
Brickish Weekend
(Brickish)
Saturday, 16th – Sunday 17th March 2019 National Space Science Centre, Leicester LEGO displays and traders from Brickish LEGO User Group. Large Museum entry fee charged, which provides access to exhibits.
North Notts Brick Show
(Northern Brickworks)
Saturday 6th April 2019 Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Modest charge in aid of Fairy Bricks.
Wares The Bricks
(Brick Central)
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14th April 2019 Ware Priory Event & Conference Venue, Hertfordshire LEGO displays and traders. Large Modest entry charge in aid of Herts & Essex Air Ambulance.
Edinbrick LEGO Model Show
(M8 Bricks)
Saturday 18th May 2019 Potterrow Dome, Edinburgh, EH8 LEGO displays and traders. Medium Modest entry charge.
Bressingham Brick Show
(-)
Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June 2019 Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Diss, Norfolk LEGO displays and traders in aid of Bressingham narrow gauge project. Small Small entry charge in aid of museum.
Liberty Bricks
(AFOL Dastley)
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th June 2019 West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF LEGO displays and traders. Small (?) Unknown
Block Con Hull
(Stackable Events)
Sunday, 25th August 2019 Guildhall, Hull This LEGO fan convention is back in Hull for 2019, at the stunning Guildhall building. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Entry fee applies.
Brick Lincs
(Brickshire LUG)
Sunday 19th October 2019 Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, Lincoln LEGO displays and traders. Medium Entry fee in aid of the school; paid activities and stalls available.
Monkey Bricks
(-)
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd November 2019 Heywood, North West England LEGO displays and traders. Medium Small entry charge in aid of Fairy Bricks.
Shildon Brick Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November 2019 Locomotion Museum, Shildon, County Durham The largest LEGO show in North East England returns for a fourth year. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large Free entry and parking.

* See above for definitions of event size.