List of UK LEGO shows & events 2020

1 January 2020

UK EGO events and shows list for 2020

My regularly updated list of LEGO events and shows in the UK, covering England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland is back!

Here’s my list of LEGO events and shows in the UK for 2020 – you’ll find the 2021 LEGO events list  here.

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – many events are likely to be cancelled or postponed from March 2020 onwards; please check with organisers before travelling.

LEGO show size guides

As usual now, I’ve tried to include a rough guide to the size of the LEGO show or event on the list. LEGO shows vary hugely in their sizes, from small church hall affairs to large exhibition centre events with displays, marketplace and LEGO activities for families (and the odd Adult Fan of LEGO, of course!).

The size of a LEGO show isn’t necessarily an indicator of the quality of the show, but should give you an idea of the number of exhibits and potential activities that may be available on the day.

  • 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.

The event organiser is labeled where possible, for transparency. Many LEGO shows are organised by LEGO User Groups, whilst some of the larger events are commercial shows. As a general guide, I would expect the more commercial shows to be larger and contain less “AFOL content” (displays by adult LEGO fan builders) than shows organised by LEGO user groups.

As per last year, I’ve removed my list of touring LEGO exhibitions as this was creating a lot of work to keep on top of, as well as various LEGO workshops at museums, etc. These were taking too much of my time to maintain, unfortunately!

Always check with event organisers before traveling to an event; whilst I try and keep this list up to date, things do change at the last moment!

Enjoy – and come and say hello if I’m attending a LEGO show you are – it’s always good to meet fellow LEGO fans.

LEGO shows in the UK for 2020

Event name
(Organiser)
Date Venue Description Event size* Cost
Calder Valley Brick Show 2020
(Bricktopia Events)
Sunday 26th January 2020 Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire LEGO displays, activities and traders in aid of the Community Centre the show is held in. Medium Small entry fee. Book online
Thirsk Brick Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
Saturday, 15th February 2020 Thirsk Town Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Charity show: LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee in aid of Holyrood House.
Sheffield Brickfest
(Sheffbricks)
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd February 2020 High Storrs School, High Storrs Road, S11 7LH Sheffield, South Yorkshire LEGO displays, traders and activies for this show in its second year. Medium Entry fee payable on door.
Thin Blue Bricks
(Tartan LUG)
Saturday, 22nd February 2020 Lochinch, Pollock National Park, Glasgow, United Kingdom Charity show in aid of Care of Police Survivers (COPS): LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee in aid of the chosen charity.
Reading Brick Show
(You-Superstar Limited)
Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th March 2020 Rivermead, Reading, Berkshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large (?) Entry fee.
Brickish Weekend
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th March 2020 National Space Centre, Leicester LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large Entry fee.
POSTPONED TO OCTOBER
North Notts Brick Show
(Northern Brickworks)
POSTPONED TO OCTOBER – Saturday, 21st March 2020 Outwood Valley Academy, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Charity show: LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee in aid of Fairy Bricks charity.
CANCELLED
Milton Keynes Brick Festival
(Showmasters Ltd)
CANCELLED
Saturday 21st March 2020
Statonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes This commercial LEGO returns to MK again. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Ticket fee applies; online booking available.
CANCELLED
Cobblers Brick Show
(Brick Central LUG)
CANCELLED – Saturday 28th March 2020 CCS School, Wooldale Road, Northampton, Midlands, England (TBC) LEGO displays and traders return to Northamptonshire for day of LEGO fun! Small Entry fee charged, in aid of charity.
CANCELLED
Rochdale Brick Show
(Northern Brickworks)
CANCELLED
Saturday 4th April 2020
Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, Rochdale LEGO displays, activities and traders at this display in a shoppping centre. Small Free.
CANCELLED
Brighton Bricks Show
(Brighton Bricks)
CANCELLED
Saturday 11th April 2020
Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Unknown
POSTPONED TO OCTOBER
Ware’s The Bricks
(-)
POSTPONED
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th October 2020
Ware Priory, Hertfordshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Entry fee in aid of charity.
CANCELLED
St Philips Brick Show
CANCELLED
Saturday 25th April 2020
St Philips Church, Cosham, Portsmouth LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee.
CANCELLED
Discovery Brick Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
CANCELLED
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd May 2020
Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Ticketed entry only; prebook via museum website.
POSTPONED – NEW DATES TBC
Yorkshire Brick Show
(Brickshire)
Saturday, 16th – Sunday 17th May 2020 East Riding College, Beverly, East Riding of Yorkshire Back for 2020 with organisation from Brickshire, the Yorkshire LEGO User Group. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium TBC
CANCELLED
Edinbrick
(Brick M8)
CANCELLED
Saturday 16th May 2020
Edinburgh, TBC This LEGO show is back for 2020. Displays, activities and more. Small Small entry fee.
CANCELLED
Huddersfield Brick Show
(Bricktopia Events)
CANCELLED
Sunday 7th June 2020
St Philip’s Parish Hall, Huddersfield LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee; prebookable via website.
CANCELLED
Avon Valley Brick Express 2020
(GertLUG)
CANCELLED
Sunday 7th June 2020
Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station, Bristol LEGO displays, activities and traders at this railway museum. Small Entry fee applies.
CANCELLED
Bressingham Bricks
(-)
CANCELLED
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June 2020
Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Bressingham, Norfolk, England LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Entry fee applies.
CANCELLED
Mowbray Bricks
(Brickshire)
CANCELLED
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th July 2020
Mowbray School, Bedale, North Yorkshire LEGO displays, activities and traders at this long running charity LEGO show. Small Entry fee applies.
CANCELLED
Black Country Brick Show
(-)
CANCELLED
Sunday 12th July 2020
Phoenix Collegiate Academy,West Bromwich, West Midlands, England LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small entry fee in aid of local charities.
CANCELLED
Ebor Bricks
(Northern Brickworks)
CANCELLED
Saturday 25th July 2020
The Barbican, York This long-lost LEGO show in York is back for 2020. LEGO displays, activities and traders. New for 2020 Small entry fee.
VIRTUAL EVENT – STILL RUNNING
Bricks At Home
(Brick Alley / London AFOLs)
VIRTUAL EVENT – STILL RUNNING
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th July 2020
Virtual event New for 2020, this event is an online-only event for Adult LEGO fans (AFOLs). New for 2020 Free to register, see website
CANCELLED
Rhyl Building Bricks
(Northern Brickworks)
CANCELLED
Saturday 15th August 2020
Sussex Street Christian Centre, Rhyl, North Wales LEGO displays, activities and traders at this small charity LEGO show. Small Entry fee applies.
CANCELLED
Brick Lincs
(Brickish Association)
CANCELLED
Saturday 12th September 2020
Christ’s Hospital School, Lincoln This LEGO show is back for 2020 a month earlier than previous years. Displays, activities and more. Small Small entry fee in aid of venue.
CANCELLED
Halifax Family Brick Show
(Bricktopia)
CANCELLED
Sunday 27th September 2020
North Bridge Leisure Centre, North Bridge St, Halifax HX3 6TE This LEGO show is back for a second year. Displays, activities and traders. Medium Small entry fee. Book online
Great Western Brick Show
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th October 2020 Steam – Great Western Railway Museum, Swindon This long-running LEGO Show is back for 2020. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large Museum entry fee applies.
CANCELLED
Ely Brick Show
(Brickish Association)
CANCELLED – Saturday 10th October 2020 Ely, Cambridgeshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee.
Virtual Bricks – Brick Or Treat?
(Northern Brickworks)
Saturday 31st October 2020 Virtual event LEGO displays and activities in this third virtual show by the organisers. Small Free to join
CANCELLEDMilton Keynes Brick Festival
(Showmasters Ltd)
CANCELLED
Saturday 9th November 2020
Stantonbury Arts & Leisure, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Paid entry. Tickets available online.
CANCELLED
North Notts Brick Show
(Northern Brickworks)
CANCELLED
Saturday, 31st October 2020
Outwood Valley Academy, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Rearranged from March 2020 due to Covid-19. One day charity show: LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee in aid of Fairy Bricks charity.
CANCELLED
Shildon Brick Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
CANCELLED
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th November 2020
Locomotion Museum, Shildon, County Durham This is the LEGO show’s 5th year. Expect LEGO displays from exhibitors around the country, lots of LEGO activities and a marketplace for LEGO sets, mini figures and more. Large Free entry and parking.
CANCELLED
Monkey Bricks Show
(Northern Brickworks)
CANCELLED
Saturday 21st November 2020
Heywood Civic Centre in Heywood, Rochdale This LEGO show is back in Heywood, North West England. LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Entry fee in aid of charity.
CANCELLED
Hull Brickfest
(Sheffbricks)
CANCELLED
Saturday 28th November 2020
Hull Guild Hall, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Entry fee.

* See above for definitions of event size.