Great Western Brick Show, Swindon, 4-5 October

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The Great Western Brick Show (the show formerly known as the Great Western LEGO Show) is fast approaching: it's now just three weekends away. Once again we will be producing name badges to facilitate recognition of fellow Brickset members. If you're going and would like one, please complete this form by next Tuesday, 23rd September. I'll be there both days this year but won't...

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Exhibition of LEGO, this weekend at Sandown Park Racecourse, London

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Apologies for not mentioning this sooner! This event will be running from tomorrow, Saturday 23rd through to Monday 25th August at Sandown Park Racecourse, London.  Attractions will include: Bright Bricks LEGO models on display. LEGO models by Adult Fans of LEGO on display. Ed Diment Professional LEGO Artist from Bright Bricks conducting an interactive live build – come...

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AFOL evening at LLDC Manchester

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is holding another AFOL-only evening on 3rd September, 7-9pm. "Have you wanted to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre but don't have any little ones in your life? Are you crazy about LEGO and looking for people who share your passion? Well - here's your chance! Join us for an Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL) Evening. Join us for BRICK'tastic...

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LEGO animation workshops in Barnsley

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If you're in Barnsley and have kids you might be interested in a LEGO animation workshop that's being held at Experience Barnsley every Wednesday from 15th October to 10th December 2014: Come along and learn how to animate a daring museum raid at our FREE animation workshops! Using LEGO, each session will cover key parts of the animated film-making process, from story-boarding...

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Brick Like Me to air next weekend

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The Simpsons LEGO episode Brick Like Me will get its first airing in the UK on SKY 1, Saturday 9th August at 7:30pm. "All is not as it seems in the cartoon classic's milestone 550th episode when Homer wakes up in a world made entirely out of LEGO pieces." Thanks to Leon for the tip-off. View the video trailer after the break... ...

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AFOLCON: First three speakers announced

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AFOLCON is the LEGO fan convention running alongside Brick 2014 at ExCel, London in November. Here's a latest announcement from the organisers: AFOLCON is very pleased to announce our first three speakers for 2014: Alice Finch - Chief Communication Office for Bricklink Guy Bagley - Chief Model Maker - LEGO Studios Windsor Keith David Severson - Senior Manager - LEGO CEE Each...

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Architecture Studio to launch in Europe in August

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21050 Architecture Studio is being launched in Europe on August 1st with some fanfare, in the UK at least. On the evening of 31st July, a special event is being held at Westfield Shepherd's Bush, London as this press release explains: The LEGO Store Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush), is to host an exclusive product launch event for the new LEGO Architecture Studio set on...

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Young Engineers Beyond the Brick exhibition, July 14-20, Newport, Wales

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Our friends over at our favourite charity FairyBricks have asked us to let you know about an event they'll be attending: "We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting Newport for a whole week in July as part of The Young Engineers Beyond The Brick Exhibition. It is a week long event being held at The University Of South Wales Newport City Campus. It promises...

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There's still time to enter Confused.com's competition

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There's still time to enter Confused.com's build a robot competition. You could win a Mindstorms EV3 or a family pass to LEGOLAND Windsor. Confused.com is donating LEGO to our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, who have asked us to give the competition a push as there haven't been many entries yet, so you're in with a good chance of winning. Good luck if you enter!     ...

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Build a LEGO minifigure event at Asda

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Next Wednesday, during half-term, Asda is holding an in-store build-a-minifigure event. Details are sketchy at the moment but bigpete spotted this long, thin banner outside his local branch and the event gets a mention on some store pages at Asda.com (half-way down the right hand side).  ...

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Build Confused.com's robot Brian and win LEGO prizes

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Following the airing of the LEGO version of the Confused.com advert on ITV at the weekend, the company has launched a LEGO building competition.  What's more, it is also donating LEGO to our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, which is great news. Find out more on the Confused.com website which also has a useful article about insuring your LEGO collection. If you missed the ads,...

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Yorkshire Brick Show

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The first Yorkshire Brick Show takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014 at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. Featuring impressive creations with LEGO bricks from Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) from around the country, nay, the world, the Yorkshire Brick Show is set to be the largest display of LEGO models and creations that Yorkshire has ever seen. There...

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LEGO - The Building Block of Architecture

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Tonight's Culture Show on BBC2 at 10pm is about the brick and its role in architecture. The synopsis reads: "The Lego Movie (released 14 February) is the latest big-budget incarnation of one of the world's most popular toys. Yet Lego is more than a global brand. Tom Dyckhoff explores its fascinating relationship with architecture, and argues that it has changed the way we think...

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The world's first all-LEGO ad-break to air this weekend

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Hot off the press: The world’s first entire LEGO ad break celebrates the theatrical release of Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie To promote the theatrical release of Warner Bros.’, The LEGO Movie, Omnicom Media Group’s PHD has put together an entire ITV ad break which re-creates existing TV ads in LEGO. Three advertisers will be immortalised in LEGO in the (centre) ad-break...

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The LEGO Show and AFOLCON to return

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While I was busy faffling about with servers, it was announced that The LEGO Show and AFOLCON, previously held in Manchester, UK in 2011 and 2012, will be returning in May this year, but this time it will be in London at the O2 Arena! Once again, it will be two days of AFOLCON (7-8 May) and three days of the public LEGO Show (9-11 May). Exhibitors at The LEGO Show will receive free entry...

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GWLS: see you there...

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GWLS is nearly upon us and many of the exhibitors are there now setting up their displays. I'm not exhibiting this year but I'll be there helping out tomorrow, in my Brickset.com T Shirt. If you see me, stop and say hi! ...

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GWLS: one week to go!

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The UK's largest LEGO show, at the STEAM museum, Swindon, is now just a week away. There's still time for attending Brickset members to request a name badge so that we can identify each other. If you'd like one, fill in the form before Monday 10pm so that I can get the list to kempo81 who'll be making them for us again. There are 44 names on the list already. I'm still...

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Brickshire event at Wakefield this weekend

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Brickshire, the Yorkshire LUG, will be holding a public display at Wakefield One, the city's Library and Museum on Saturday 14th September from 9am until 4pm. There will be a large city layout featuring trains, modulars and loads of vehicles. They'll also have a collection of Star Wars UCS models, and a dedicated Charles Waterton display in recognition of the Wakefield Heritage weekend. The...

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Great Western LEGO Show: 5 weeks to go!

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The UK's largest LEGO show is again taking place this year at the STEAM museum, Swindon, October 5th and 6th. Last year we organised badges for attending Brickset members so that we could identify ourselves to each other. We'll be doing the same again this year so if you'd like us to make you a badge, please  fill out this form by the end of September. I'll be blogging on...

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LEGO train display in the UK next weekend

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The  Southern LEGO Train Club is putting on a display at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, near Aylesbury, on the bank holiday weekend, Sunday 26 - Monday 27th May. There'll be LEGO train layouts and model displays, a shop selling LEGO sets, parts, minifigs and collectables, brick engraving and a build area. The display will be located in the Rewley Road station building. It...

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