July 15 2019

List of UK LEGO shows & events 2020

UK LEGO events 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 – though you may find the 2019 LEGO events list more helpful until next year!

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
(Bricks4Kidz)
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 This fundraising LEGO show is back for its 3rd year.
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.
Ely Brick Show
(Brickish Association)
Saturday 29th February 2020 Ely, Cambridgeshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee.
Reading Brick Show
(You-Superstar Limited)
Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th March 2020 Rivermead, Reading, Berkshire LEGO displays, activities and traders. Large (?) Entry fee.
St Philips Brick Show
(South Coast Adult Fans of LEGO (SCAFold))
Saturday 25th April 2020 St Philips Church, Cosham, Portsmouth LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Small entry fee.
Brighton Bricks Show
(Brighton Bricks)
Saturday 11th April 2020 Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton LEGO displays, activities and traders. Small Unknown
Discovery Brick Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd May 2020 Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Ticketed entry only; wise to prebook via museum website.
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.
Milton Keynes Brick Festival
(Showmasters Ltd)
Saturday 9th November 2020 Stantonbury Arts & Leisure, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes LEGO displays, activities and traders. Medium Paid entry. Tickets available online.
Shildon Brick Show
(Brick Alley LEGO User Group)
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th November 2020 (TBC) Locomotion Museum, Shildon, County Durham This big LEGO show’s 5th year is a promising one. Expect lots of LEGO displays, many activities and a marketplace for LEGO sets, mini figures and more. Large Free entry and parking.

* See above for definitions of event size.