January 1 2019

UK LEGO shows and events in 2019

LEGO railway bridge and valley by Bricks McGee

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

You can also read my list of LEGO events and shows in 2020 here.

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.
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.
Reading Brick Show
(Brickish)
Saturday, 23rd February – Sunday 24th February 2019 Reading, Berkshire The first year for this new show in Berkshire, England. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large Entry charge applies; tickets available online.
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.
Cobblers Bricks
(-)
Saturday, 30th March 2019 Hilton Northampton, Midlands, England LEGO displays and traders in Northamptonshire. Medium (?) Entry fee charged, in aid of charity
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
(Darren Neely)
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.
Brighton Brick Show
(Brighton Bricks)
Saturday, 20th April 2019 Brighton, Southern England LEGO displays and traders. Unknown Unknown
Milton Keynes Brick Festival
(Showmasters Ltd)
Saturday 4th May 2019 Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. This new for 2019 LEGO show has model displays and traders. – (New for 2019) Entry charge applies; discounted entry available with prebooked tickets online.
Yorkshire Brick Show
(Stackable Events / Brickshire)
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th May 2019 Sports Hall, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. This 2 day show returns with LEGO displays and traders. Large Entry charge applies; discounted entry available with prebooked tickets online.
St Philip’s Church Brick Show
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 4th May 2019 St Philips Church, Portsmouth LEGO displays at this small church hall display. Small Unknown
Discovery Brick Show
(Brick Alley)
Saturday 11th May – Sunday 12th May 2019 Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle’s LEGO show returns for 2019 – one weekend of LEGO fun in the heart of the city. LEGO displays and traders, and activities all weekend. Medium Modest entry charge for exhibition; free activities around the museum.
Farnham ASSIST Brick Show
(-)
Saturday 11th May 2019 Farnham Rugby Club, Farnham, Surrey LEGO displays and activities. Unknown Unknown
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.
Charity LEGO Show
(SCAFoLd – South Coast Adult Fans of LEGO)
Saturday, 22nd June 2019 New Malden LEGO displays and traders. Medium (?) Small entry charge.
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
Mowbray Bricks
(Brickshire)
Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th July 2019 Mowbray School, Bedale, North Yorkshire This small LEGO show is packed full of LEGO displays and traders. Small Entry fee applies, in aid of school funds.
Brickmania
(Tartan LUG)
Saturday, 20th July 2019 Peterhead Prison, Aberdeenshire, Scotland LEGO displays and traders. Small Small entry fee in aid of Fairy Bricks.
Hull Brickfest
(Sheffield Brickfest)
Sunday, 25th August 2019 Guildhall, Hull A new organiser for this LEGO show at Hull’s Guildhall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Medium Entry fee applies.
Halifax Family Brick Show
(Bricks4Kidz)
Sunday 16th June 2019 Threeways Centre, Halifax, West Yorkshire. LEGO displays, activities and traders. – (New for 2019) Entry fee applies.
Brick Express
(GertLUG)
Saturday, 22nd June 2019 Bitton Station, Avon Valley Railway, near Bristol, South West England. LEGO displays and activities. – (New for 2019) Entry fee applies.
Brickmania
(Tartan LUG)
Saturday, 20th July 2019 Peterhead Prison Museum, Peterhead, North East Scotland. LEGO displays and traders. Small Entry fee applies; tickets available online via museum website (linked above).
Cotswold Bricks & Trains 3
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 10 August – Sunday 11th August Diesel Shed, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire. LEGO displays and traders. Entry fee applies.
Glesga Bricks
(Brick M8)
Saturday 14th September 2019 Mosspark Baptist Church, 155 Corkerhill Rd, Glasgow G52 1PG Glasgow’s only charity LEGO show, with Scotland’s top builders latest and greatest creations, interactive trains and mountains of LEGO to let creativity flow! We will also have our traditional minifig hunt and charity ‘everyone wins’ tombola. Small Small entry charge in aid of charity. Tickets available online via Facebook, or on the door subject to availability.
Bricks N Bits LEGO Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
Saturday 14th September 2019 Shildon Methodist Church Hall, Shildon Village, County Durham LEGO displays and activities in this small village hall. Back for a second year. Very small Tickets available on the door, in aid of the local church hall.
Caterham Model Show 2019
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 21st September 2019 Centenary Hall, Sacred Heart Church, Essendene Road, CR3 5PB This established LEGO and model show is back again for 2019. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Tickets available via event website (linked above).
London Brick Festival
(Showmasters Ltd)
Sunday 22nd September 2019 Olympia, London LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large Tickets available via event website (linked above).
Halifax Family Brick Show
(Bricks4Kidz)
Sunday 29th September 2019 Threeways Centre, Halifax, West Yorkshire. LEGO displays, activities and traders. – (new for 2019) Tickets available online from BrickShowTickets.co.uk (discounted), or on the door subject to availability.
Brick Lincs
(Brickshire LUG)
Saturday, 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.
Brick o’ Deen
(Tartan LUG)
Saturday, 19th October 2019 Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen, Scotland LEGO displays and traders. Small Entry fee in aid of the school; paid activities and stalls available.
Brick Live Birmingham
(Brick Live Group)
Thursday, 31st October – Sunday 3rd November 2019 NEC, Birmingham This large LEGO show returns at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The focus is on families, with activities and large scale displays, and traders. Huge Entry fee applies.
Brick Live Liverpool
(Brick Live Group)
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October 2019 Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, North West England This large LEGO show visits Birmingham. Large LEGO model displays. The focus is on families, with activities and large scale displays, and traders. Large Entry fee applies.
Isle of Man Brick Show
(-)
1030am – 4pm, Saturday 2nd November 2019 Family Library, Douglas, Isle of Man LEGO displays and traders. Free entry; donations welcome.
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.
Great Grimsby Brick Show
(Kendra’s LEGO Fundraising)
Saturday 16th November 2019 West Marsh Community Centre, Beeston Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England LEGO displays and fundraising stalls. Small Small entry charge in aid of charity.
Oban Winter Bricks
(Tartan LUG)
Saturday 16th November 2019 St Columba’s Cathedral Hall, 200 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AD LEGO displays. Part of Oban Winter Festival 2019 Small Small entry charge in aid of charity. Tickets available on the door subject to availability.
Bristol Brick Show
(GertLUG)
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November 2019 Bamfield, Whitchurch, Bristol, South West England LEGO displays, activities and play tables. Large Free entry and parking.
Alton Festival of Bricks
(SCAFoLd – South Coast Adult Fans of Lego)
Saturday 30th November 2019 Eggar’s School, Alton, Hampshire, England LEGO displays, activities and play tables. Small Unknown

* See above for definitions of event size.