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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

12 Mar 2014

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.


Great Bricks from History by Richard Selby


"Great Bricks from History" by Richard Selby, on display in the LEGO store Stratford (east London) from March 2014.

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Another Brickish model at the Watford LEGO store

10 Mar 2014

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.


Coffee Time - a break in filming... by Elspeth De Montes


"Coffee Time - a break in filming..." by Elspeth De Montes, on display in the LEGO store Watford from March 2014.

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Brickish model at the Watford LEGO store

03 Mar 2014

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.


Ghostbusters by Dr Dave Watford


"Ghostbusters" by Dr Dave Watford, on display in the LEGO store Watford from March 2014.

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Brickish members visit the Brick City Exhibition

27 Jan 2014

Recently a number of the Scottish Brickish members visited the Brick City Exhibition at Paisley Museum.

Not only were the models from Warrens book on display but also on show was a Paisley pattern mosaic and four famous Paisley buildings.

There was also a LEGO play area for children.

DG




Brickish model at the Westfield London (White City) LEGO store

11 Jan 2014

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.


Escape to the Winter Sun by Alec Hole


"Escape to the Winter Sun" by Alec Hole, on display in the LEGO store Westfield (White City) from January 2014.

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Brickish model at the Liverpool LEGO store

06 Jan 2014

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Giant Robot by Carol Price

"Giant Robot" by Carol Price, on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from January 2014.

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Christmas comic strip by Brickish member

09 Dec 2013

Many of you will know of Tranquility Base - the comic strip by Luise Dade a Brickish member. She has made a Christmas cartoon.

Tranquility Base Gets Scrooged!

Click here to access it

Other parts will follow on Saturdays & Wednesdays until Christmas - so keep watching.

DG




Brickish model at the Watford LEGO store

05 Dec 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Christmas Eve at Santa's House by Gary Davis

"Christmas Eve at Santa's House" by Gary Davis, on display in the LEGO store Watford from December 2013.

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Brickish model at the Liverpool LEGO store

21 Nov 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

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On display in the LEGO store Liverpool from November 2013.

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Brickish members help create the new LEGO TV advert

10 Nov 2013

Anyone watching Channel 4 or Dave recently may have spotted a new LEGO TV advert. All the LEGO models in it were built by several Brickish members.

Click here for the advert on YouTube.

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Brickish member creates a Beginner's guide to BrickLink

31 Oct 2013

Jeremy Williams has created a very useful beginner's guide to using BrickLink Click here for the video on YouTube.

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Brickish members model to be the next Cussoo model

25 Oct 2013

Brickish member Pete Reid's Exo-Suit has been selected to be the next Cussoo model - congratulations.

Pete Reid's Exo-Suit

DG




LEGO train layout wins first prize

16 Oct 2013

Golden Jubilee Shield for the most entertaining layout, as voted by the general public, goes to a LEGO Train layout.

This is the second year running David's layout has won.

Click here for the Dundee Model Railway Club's facebook page.

Check the photos for the other LEGO exhibits.
Thanks to all who helped and for the public who brought their trains.

DG




Brickish models at the Glasgow LEGO store

15 Oct 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

My Halloween model by Sian Hockaday

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Chair

My Halloween model by Sian Hockaday, on display in the LEGO store Glasgow from October 2013.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Chair by David Mackenzie, from September 2013.

This is my representation of a chair designed by the Glaswegian architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). The chair was designed in 1904 for the Hill House in Helensburgh under the instruction of Walter Blackie.



Lots of Brickish models at STEAM

08 Oct 2013

Brickish at STEAM

Click here for the pictures of ALL the tables on flicker.

DG




Brickish model at the Westfield - White City LEGO store

30 Sep 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Life Store by Tim Johnson

Life Store by Tim Johnson, on display in the LEGO store Westfield - White City from September 2013.

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Brickish model at the Watford LEGO store

22 Sep 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Watford Football Club by Gary Davis

Watford Football Club by Gary Davis, on display in the LEGO store Watford from September 2013.

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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

15 Sep 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

LEGO Formal Garden

LEGO Formal Garden by Maria Sant, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from September 2013.

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Brickish model at the Liverpool LEGO store

28 Aug 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Lava Fort

Lava Fort by Ramon Gomez, on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from August 2013.

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Brickish model at the Leeds LEGO store

24 Aug 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Red Rocket 7

Red Rocket 7 by Iain Scott, on display in the LEGO store Leeds from August 2013.

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Brickish model in TheRegister

07 Aug 2013

An article about James Pergum's Colussus is in TheRegister.

James Pergum's Colussus is in TheRegister.

DG




Brickish model at the Brighton LEGO store

01 Jul 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Terrahawks

Characters from the 1980s TV series Terrahawks by Gerry Anderson (1929-2012), on display in the LEGO store by Stuart Crawshaw Brighton from July 2013.

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Brickish model at the Cardiff LEGO store

18 Jun 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Rio Carnival

Warren Elsmore's Rio Carnival from his book "Brick City", on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from June 2013.

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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

12 Jun 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Microscale London 2

Microscale map of London featuring a few central landmarks by Lee McGinty, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from June 2013.

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Glasgow Store grand opening

09 Jun 2013

Glasgow Store grand opening

The grand opening was attended by a number of Brickish members and other AFOL's.
On Friday the free gift was a T-shirt, on Saturday the LEGO store set and on Sunday a set of three mini-figs. It was a good to meet up with old and new friends for coffee & lunch. The LEGO store staff were very friendly.

I was hoping for the Scottish mini-fig - but he/she wasn't available!

DG




Brickish model at the Leeds LEGO store

02 Jun 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Ocean Villas

Ocean Villas by Naomi Farr, on display in the LEGO store Leeds from June 2013.

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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

18 May 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Brunel and the SS Great Eastern

Brunel and the SS Great Eastern by James Pegrum, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from May 2013.

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Brickish members at the Glasgow LEGO store opening

16 May 2013

A new LEGO store opened in Glasgow on 11th May. A few Brickish members attended - can you spot any?

STV Glasgow - Mr Gold Found at LEGO store

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Brickish model at the new Leeds LEGO store

28 Apr 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Boezenegg-Eriwis Bahn Train

Boezenegg-Eriwis Bahn Train by Iain Scott, on display in the new LEGO store Leeds from April 2013.

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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

17 Apr 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Hardware Store

Hardware Store by Maria Sant, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from April 2013.

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Brickish model at the Westfield LEGO store

03 Apr 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Permanence

'Permanence', Lighthouse with wave by Jason Railton, on display in the LEGO store Westfield from April 2013.

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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

02 Mar 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Duplo aquarium

'Duplo aquarium' by Richard Selby, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from March 2013.

That's the first AFoL Duplo display in a LEGO store!

DG




Brickish model at the Westfield LEGO store

23 Feb 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Viking scene

'Viking longboat with buildings' by Eleanor Thorn, on display in the LEGO store Westfield from January 2013.

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Brickish models at the Liverpool LEGO store

11 Feb 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Grosvenor Mansion

'Grosvenor Mansion' by David Tabner, on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from February 2013.

Rangnor Mine

'Rangnor Mine' by Peter Corish, on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from January 2013.

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Viaduct and winter scene 'Viaduct and winter scene' by Peter Corish, on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from December 2012



Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

06 Feb 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

10 Downing Street

'10 Downing Street' by James Pegrum, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from February 2013.

DG




Brickish in the Bolton News and the Daily Mail

17 Jan 2013

Bolton News

Click on the image for the article.

Click here for the Daily Mail article - it has some good pictures.

DG




Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

06 Jan 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Christ Church, Spitalfields

'Christ Church, Spitalfields (architect Nicholas Hawksmoor)' by Lee McGinty, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from January 2013.

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Brickish model at the Watford LEGO store

05 Jan 2013

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Prancing Pony pub by Skegga

'Prancing Pony pub' by Eleonor Thorn, on display in the LEGO store Watford from January 2013.

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Brickish models at the Stratford & Watford LEGO stores

24 Dec 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Father Christmas

'Father Christmas - checking his list' by Gary Davis, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from December 2012.

Santa's Visit

'Santa's Visit' by Gary Davis, on display in the LEGO store Watford from December 2012.

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Brickish model at the Bluewater LEGO store

23 Dec 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Lighthouse

'Lighthouse' by Jason Railton, on display in the LEGO store Bluewater from December 2012.

"Installing my lighthouse model 'Permanence' in the display window of the LEGO Brand Store in the Bluewater Centre. 'Permanence' is a model based on a few lighthouses off the Brittany coast such as the Phare du Four and the Phare La Jument, made famous by the photographs of Jean Guichard which show them standing up to terrific stormy seas. This model uses a mixture of white and transparent blue bricks to show a huge wave crashing around the lighthouse, and has the square baseplate set to a diagonal to emphasise the water rushing in from all sides. The title comes from a line by Stephen Donaldson where 'Stone and Sea' are described as 'Permanence at rest, and permanence in motion'." The card says, "A huge wave breaks of a lighthouse off the coast of Brittany as the keeper looks out at the storm. (He's fine!) This model was built over three weeks from around 5,500 pieces." DG



Brickish models at the Cardiff LEGO store

10 Dec 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Festive Banquet

'Festive Banquet' by Stuart Crawshaw, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from December 2012.

City Street

'City Street' by Jonathan Nolan, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from November 2012.

Warehouse

'Warehouse' by Jonathan Nolan, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from October 2012.

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Brickish member in the Welwyn & Hatfield Times

08 Dec 2012

Brickish member in the Welwyn & Hatfield Times

The Welwyn & Hatfield Times ran this article on Gary Davis and some of his models Dec 5th 2012. This is ahead of the Model Engineering Show at London's Alexandra Palace on Jan 18-20th.

Scan of the article is here.

DG




Brickish models at the Brighton & Stratford LEGO stores

03 Nov 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

VW Party Bus

'The VW party bus on tour' by Vaughn Medway, on display in the LEGO store Brighton from November 2012.

5th of November

'Remember the 5th of November' by James Pegrum, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from November 2012.

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Brickish models at the Cardiff LEGO store

20 Sep 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Bill & Ben

'Bill & Ben' by Robert Clarkson, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from September 2012.

InterCity 125 High Speed Train

'InterCity 125 High Speed Train' by Andrew Walker, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from August 2012.

Modern Technology

'Modern Technology' by Andrew Walker, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from July 2012.

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Brickish models at Liverpool & Sheffield LEGO stores

16 Aug 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Psychedelic Campervan

'Psychedelic Campervan' by Robert Clarkson, on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from September 2012.

Amazon Island

'Amazon Island' by Irene McMahon, on display in the LEGO store Sheffield from August 2012.

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Brickish models at Bluewater LEGO store

28 Jul 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.



Rangorth mines "With the aid of their robots, the gnomes have recently reopened the Rangorth gem mines in the Valion wastelands east of Golowood. The Rangorth train tunnel is the key link between Golowood and the mines, although the trains are often prone to hijacking in this remote area."

By Peter Corish on display in the LEGO store Bluewaterfrom July 2012.



By Luke Hutchinson on display in the LEGO store Bluewater upto July 2012.

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Brickish model at the Stratford LEGO store

25 Jul 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Olympic Aquatic Centre

'the Olympic Aquatic Centre' by Gary Davis, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from July 2012.

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Brickish model at Burlington MA (USA) LEGO store

24 Jun 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Library & walled garden

'Classical-style library and new adjoining walled garden' by Andy Price (a Brickish member from the USA), on display in the LEGO store Burlington MA (USA) from June 2012.

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Brickish model at Liverpool LEGO store

20 Jun 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Amazon island

'Amazon island' by Irene MacMahon , on display in the LEGO store Liverpool from June 2012.

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Brickish models at Bluewater & Cardiff LEGO stores

15 May 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Canterbury Cathedral

'Canterbury Cathedral' by Jonathan Stott , on display in the LEGO store Bluewater from May 2012.

Viking Traders in a Storm

'Viking Traders in a Storm' by Eleanor Thorn, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from May 2012.

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AFOLCON & The LEGO Show on BrickFanatics.co.uk

09 May 2012

Here are reviews of AFOLCON and The LEGO show organised by Warren & Kitty Elsmore of the Brickish Association.

Report 1
AFOLCON & The LEGO show report #1.

Report 2
AFOLCON & The LEGO show report #2.

Report 3
AFOLCON & The LEGO show report #3.

Report 4 AFOLCON & The LEGO show report #4. The LEGO show beats World record The LEGO show beats World record DG



Brickish members build the Olympic stadium

24 Apr 2012

Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium build by Brickish members Ed, Annie, Duncan, Stuart and Naomi.
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Brickish model at Cardiff & Stratford LEGO stores

22 Apr 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Castle

'Castle' by Michael Trott, on display in the LEGO store Cardiff from April 2012.

West Wycombe Church

West Wycombe Church by Skegga, on display in the LEGO store Stratford from April 2012.

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Brickish mentioned on the Scholastic Blog

17 Apr 2012

Tim's interview

Timm Goddard was interviewed a month or so ago for a scholastic web site tied into the DK LEGO Ideas book.

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Brickish model at Bluewater LEGO store

16 Apr 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral by Jonathan Stott on display in the LEGO store Bluewater from April 2012.

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Brickish models on wired.com

10 Mar 2012

Illustrating science with Lego

There's an article on wired.com about illustrating science with Lego. Most of the models will be familiar to many here (including Tim's mars rover and the space shuttle Ed, Annie, Naomi & Stuart) but some are new.

DG




Brickish model at Bluewater LEGO store

05 Mar 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for about six weeks then switched with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Georgian House

Georgian House by Mandy Dee on display in the LEGO store Bluewater from March 2012.

This house is built to the same scale as the LEGO Modular Building series; e.g. Grand
Emporium and Pet Shop.

DG




Brickish models at Liverpool LEGO store

03 Mar 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Betsy

Fred Dibnah's Aveling & Porter Road Roller 'Betsy' on display in the LEGO shop, Liverpool (during March). Built by Robert Clarkson.

Aquarium

Aquarium on display in the LEGO shop, Liverpool (during February) built by Chris Hall.

DG




Deans Clough mill, Halifax in LEGO on the BBC

23 Feb 2012

Deans Clough mill, Halifax in LEGO

Built by Tony Priestman and Michael LeCount.

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Brickish models at Milton Keynes & Stratford LEGO stores

30 Jan 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

 Tug/Tender

Tug/Tender Calshot at Milton Keynes by Jonathan Nolan - from January 2012

Turtle

Futuristic Turtle Factory at Stratford by Pete Reid - from February 2012

DG

Some more pictures of Pete's Turtle Factory Turtle Factory A slice of Pete Reid's turtle factory in the Brickish display case at Lego Stratford. Brickish model hand over Brickish model handover - Mandy Dee (the builder of the outgoing model) and Yvonne.



Brickish models at Cardiff & Stratford LEGO stores

07 Jan 2012

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Pricess Leia

Princess Leia at Carfiff by Ed Diment - from December 2011

Geogian House

Geogian House (modular building scale) at Stratford by Mandy Dee - from January 2012

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LEGO Christmas tree as St Pancras station in the METRO

25 Nov 2011

Why is Lego still such a hit with adults and children alike?

Christmas tree

Read more in the METRO

Some Brickish members were involved in building a LEGO Christmas tree at St Pancras station.

also in Gizmodo

DG




Brickish models at Bluewater and Westfield (Stratford) LEGO stores

25 Nov 2011

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin at Bluewater by Gary Davis - from November 2011

Mr & Mrs Santa

Mr & Mrs Santa – Its Christmas and my 6x minifig model of Santa and his wife are here to bring us all lots of Lego presents and wish us all a Merry Christmas. “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night” at Westfield (Stratford) by Andy Walker - from November 2011

DG

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Brickish model at Liverpool LEGO store

16 Nov 2011

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel at Liverpool by Robert Clarkson - from November 2011.

DG




LEGO at Haddenham Dolls Show

13 Nov 2011

At it was Remembrance weekend - War Memorial on High Brickham
War Memorial

More photos are shown here

DG




LEGO trains at Greenock Model Railway Show

07 Nov 2011

Here the children were operating the trains:

Greenock

As the first Model Railway Show at Greenock Town Hall was in 1986 (25 years ago), I had trains from 1986 and some current trains for the children to operate. You can just see part of set:7866 Remote Controlled Level Crossing.
I also had a small display showing blue, 12V, 9V and plastic track and a carriage from each era. I was amazed at the number of parents that had blue track trains when they were young - LEGO trains in the '70's were a major part of the range.
My layout came second as voted by the public - I think it was because the children could control the trains.

Other (non LEGO) layouts are shown here

Greenock Part of the layout showing LEGO trains of different ages. DG



Brickish model at Milton Keynes LEGO store

18 Oct 2011

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Town and train

Town and train scene at Milton Keynes by Jonathan Nolan - from October 2011.

DG




Brickish models at the Stratford & Westfield LEGO stores

15 Oct 2011

The LEGO Brand Stores have a LEGO User Group (LUG) Showcase - a display box in which AFoL models can be displayed. Models are displayed for six week periods and then switched out with a new one. These are co-ordinated by AFoL groups like Brickish.
Don't forget to have a look when you next visit the stores.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin at Stratford by Gary Davis - from October 2011

Space display

Space display at Westfield by Andrew Hamilton - from July 2011.

DG




LEGO experts think outside the blocks

12 Oct 2011

The SUN newspaper has been giving away small LEGO sets all week.

But what could you build in just 15 minutes using just the pieces from all seven model giveaways?

Ed and Garry

Two Brickish members, Ed Dimint and Garry Davis were asked to see what they could build.

LEGO experts think outside the blocks in the SUN website

It includes a video of them building them (after the advert).

Try it yourself !

DG




STEAM 2011

10 Oct 2011

Reports on STEAM (Great Western LEGO show)

The PoC mosaic

Brothers Brick

Gimme LEGO blog

DG




Brickish members contribute to The LEGO ideas book

08 Oct 2011

The LEGO ideas book

The LEGO® Ideas Book

Another Dorling Kindersley LEGO book - order for Christmas .

"Perhaps the best thing about the book is that most of the models have been created by AFOLs, the majority of whom are Brickish Association members: Barney Main, Tim Goddard, Duncan Titmarsh, Andrew Walker from the BA, and Debrah Higdon and Sebastiaan Arts. They have done a fantastic job, and it's interesting to see that they've sometimes used building techniques that LEGO set designers probably wouldn't."

DG

"We really are being spoilt for LEGO books this year. We've already had several excellent Dorling Kindersley books and now two more have been published. This one, however, is slightly different to the others in that it's been created with the help of AFOLs rather than the LEGO group, although of course it is licensed from them. (I'll be reviewing the other new DK book, the Star Wars Character Encylopedia, in due course.) As its title suggests, this is an ideas book that provides inspiration for your own models. It's A4-ish in size and about 200 pages long. Its presentation is as stunning as we've come to expect from DK: superb photos on clean white backgrounds surrounded with snippets of text. It makes a superb coffee-table book. It's divided into six chapters which set the theme for the models within: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Town and Country, Out of this world, In Days of Old, A World of Adventure and Make and Keep. Most pages features a main model and variations of it. The book doesn't contain instructions for any models, but usually shows enough pictures of them to be able to reverse-engineer them should you want to. However, that's not the idea really, the models are intended for inspiration for your own creations. I had to chuckle at the statement in the introduction about this "We don't show building steps or lists because it's unlikely you will have all the bricks for each model...' Actually, I think it highly likely that I do, and I suspect many of you do too! Perhaps the best thing about the book is that most of the models have been created by AFOLs, the majority of whom are Brickish Association members: Barney Main, Tim Goddard, Duncan Titmarsh, Andrew Walker from the BA, and Debrah Higdon and Sebastiaan Arts. They have done a fantastic job, and it's interesting to see that they've sometimes used building techniques that LEGO set designers probably wouldn't, although I'm told all models had to be approved by LEGO. Should you buy this book? If you build with LEGO bricks then yes, this is for you. If you're someone who just buys sets and keeps them MISB, then it probably won't be of interest. But nobody here does that, do they? :-) It's available from Amazon for about half the publisher's price so there really isn't a reason not to add it to your bookcase." Review by Huw - Brickset.com



Chris Salt describes LEGO stop motion animation

18 Aug 2011

'Using LEGO as the building block of movie making' on the BBC website.

Stop motion animation

Chris Salt describes how to make stop motion films

'A brick does not move. Its very immobility is its defining characteristic''

'All you need is a base plate, a figure and a camera to point at it.'

DG




The Royal Wedding

29 Apr 2011

Brickish members have made their tribute to the Royal Wedding.

Clip of Justin Ramsden on 'This Morning'

The Royal Couple

And his pictures of the Royal Couple are here

The heads are also on permanent display in the Creation Centre at Legoland Windsor.

Westminster Abbey

Also a group of Brickish members have built a model of Westminster Abbey

DG




Ed, Annie & Ralph and USS Intrepid - updated

11 Oct 2010

Ed, Annie & Ralph are on lots of blogs with their model of the Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid:

USS Intrepid

Click here for Gizmodo

Click here for lego blog

Click here for Dr Dave

Click here for Daily Mail

Click here for Merian West TV

Click here for Active Dad

DG




STEAM 2010

10 Oct 2010

Here is a link to some photos from STEAM

St Pancras

Click here for photos




'TED' talk on being an adult fan of LEGO

01 Jul 2010

An AFOL talking about being an Adult Fan of LEGO - sorry he is not a Brickish member

Some of you may be familiar with the TED talks that cover a very diverse range of subjects each in 6 minutes. This one is by Hillel Cooperman about being an AFOL. A quite a good promo for adult fandom I thought. It shows how buying a set for the children can change your life! Click here for 'TED' talk



Father's day shopping extravaganza

21 Jun 2010

AFOLS hit the LEGO shops to buy their own Father's day presents.

Brickish members descended on the LEGO shops at Milton Keynes, Bluewater & Brighton to buy their own Father's day presents. They received a special discount and didn't have to prove they were fathers. Hopefully there will be several more similar events before Mother's day. All we need now if for LEGO to open a shop in the northern half of the UK. Thanks to Julie for organising it.



Lego Train Show at Bucks Rail Centre; a great success!

16 Jun 2010

A new Adult Fans of Lego display where the model trains ran beside their full size counterparts!

The first display by Adult Fans of Lego at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, on the 5th and 6th June, was an all-round success with positive feedback from all. It was a part of their World in Miniature weekend event. We are planning to return next year and to make this an annual event.

Links to pictures of the event on our Brickish Events Page.

The next display is a joint layout at the Alresford Festival of Toy Trains, in Hampshire, on the 26th June.

(DT)



Great Western Lego Show on SwindonWeb TV

21 Oct 2009

The Brickish Association's biggest event of the year, The Great Western Lego Show, was featured on SwindonWeb TV. Click to get a feel for this amazing spectacle.




Steven Locke's Daleks in Evening Express

21 Oct 2009

Brickish Association member Steven Locke was featured in the Evening Express on 16th October 2009 about the incredible life sized Dalek he's building.

Click here to see the article or here for an enlarged version.




David Tabner in Portsmouth Today

21 Oct 2009

Portsmouth Today featured an interview with David Tabner about his models of tube trains and his 50,000 brick model of East Finchley train station.

Click here to see the full article.




James Sutton in the News

21 Oct 2009

Brickish member James Sutton was featured in his local paper about his fantastic model of C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars.

Click here to see the article.




The Great Western LEGO Show

04 Sep 2009

The Great Western LEGO Show will be held at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on 3rd and 4th October 2009. Please see the STEAM information page for more details or visit the STEAM Museum web site.




Peter Reid on Boing-Boing

17 Dec 2008

In October, Peter Reid was featured on Boing-Boing, one of the most widely read blog sites on the web for his amazing robotic creations.




Brickish Member's Webcomic featured by BBC

17 Dec 2008

The BBC website featured Andrew Summersgill (aka Doctor Sinister)'s Grunts webcomic in an article on comics on the web.




Brickish Member Wins BBC Animation Competition

17 Dec 2008

BBC's Adam and Joe chose Chris Salt's excellent Jane's Brain video as the winner of their Video Wars competition. Chris's Lego animation fought off some stiff competition to bag him the prize. You can see his winning entry below.




Ed Diment's HMS Hood Featured in Daily Mirror

22 Nov 2008

Brickish Member Ed Diment's 100,000 brick model of the naval vessel HMS Hood was featured in the Daily Mirror on 27 October 2008.




End of the block party?

15 Nov 2008

The Irish Times interviewed Brickish members Yvonne Doyle and James Shields about a court decision opening the Lego brick up to competition from copycats.




The Great Western LEGO Show

06 Sep 2008

The Great Western LEGO Show will be held at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on 4th and 5th October 2008. Please see the STEAM information page for more details or visit the STEAM Museum web site.




Brickish member Duncan Titmarsh on ITV Thames Valley Tonight

31 Jan 2008

Duncan Titmarsh on ITV Thames Valley Tonight See Duncan Titmarsh on ITV Thames Valley Tonight talking about the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO system of play!

Scroll to 14 minutes in for the start of the LEGO news story.




Brickish member Darren Smith on ITV Westcountry News

31 Jan 2008

Darren Smith on ITV Westcountry News See Darren Smith on ITV Westcountry News talking about the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO system of play!

Scroll to 27 minutes in for the start of the LEGO news story.




Brickish member Michael LeCount on ITV Yorkshire

29 Jan 2008

Michael LeCount on ITV YorkshireA giant giraffe joins Michael in the news studio before we see a tour of his house. View it here!. Scroll to 13 minutes in for the start of the LEGO news story.




Brickish member Tim Fegan on BBC Look East

29 Jan 2008

Tim Fegan on BBC Look East See Tim Fegan on BBC Look East talking about the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO system of play!




Brickish member Phil Traviss on ITV Tyne Tees

29 Jan 2008

Phil Traviss on ITV Tyne Tees See Phil's collection, the largest in the country! Scroll to 23 minutes in for the start of the LEGO news story.




Brickish members Pete and Yvonne on five News

28 Jan 2008

Pete and Yvonne on Sky NewsWatch a tour of their LEGO-filled house, including Pete's robots, Yvonne's houses and a kiss made in LEGO Heaven!




More Brickish members in the news!

28 Jan 2008

Brickish photo gallery See photos of more Brickish members in the news including Tim Fegan, Duncan Titmarsh, Pete Reid, Yvonne Doyle and Michael LeCount all talking about the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO system of play!




Building Instructions for 5-Minute Models

26 Jan 2008

5 minute model building instructionsFollowing Simon Bennett's appearance on the BBC Breakfast show on Friday 25th January, several other Brickish members have been interviewed for TV and radio to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO system of play.

In response to requests, Building instructions for 5-minute models have been made available here which show you how to build some of the smaller models we have created and talked about during our interviews.




Brickish Association Chairman on BBC Breakfast

24 Jan 2008

Simon Bennett on BBC BreakfastBrickish Association Chairman Simon Bennett appeared on the BBC Breakfast show on Friday 25th January. Simon was interviewed as well as challenged to build a custom model during the show and he built a miniature version of the TV studio! The show coincided with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the LEGO system of play.

Photos of the Chairman on BBC Breakfast are available in our gallery and the video itself is now on YouTube

If you would like more information on the Brickish Association, please visit our contact page for details.




See us at Celebration Europe!

05 Jul 2007

Members of the Brickish Association will be displaying custom LEGO models at Star Wars Celebration Europe at ExCeL in London on 13-15 July 2007.

For more details, visit the Celebration Europe website.



Brick Issue 9 now available for download

03 Nov 2006

Issue nine of the Association's magazine is now available for download from the Brick Issue page. Features include London Underground Trains, more building techniques, the Window into the Community project, Modulex, a version of the Cathedral game, an event report on Merrist Wood and instructions for a covered well.




Brick Issue 8 now available for download

02 Jul 2006

Issue eight of the Association's magazine is now available for download from the Brick Issue page. Features include a ScotFest-Truckfest 2005 event report, building a market for a Castle Town, Building the village: Portmeirion, Building the Delphinus and instructions for a bench.




Brick Issue 7 now available for download

14 Mar 2006

Issue seven of the Association's magazine is now available for download from the Brick Issue page. Features include AFOL Archetypes, a Modern House, the LEGO Inside Tour, building LEGO Ships, LEGO Robots (Part II) and instructions for Turtle Droids.




Brick Issue 6 now available for download

28 Sep 2005

Issue six of the Association's magazine is now available for download from the Brick Issue page. Features include Art-Deco buildings, LEGOLAND Billund, Building the Colonial Vipers and instructions for a mini Naboo fighter.




The Brickish Association in the Media

14 Apr 2005

Following an article on the BBC website which included some comments from the Brickish Association's Chairman, Tony Priestman, there has been a spree of radio interviews for other association members.

On the evening of the 13th of April, Duncan Titmarsh was interviewed for BBC Radio Kent's drive show. Then on the morning of the 14th of April, Jon Reynolds spoke to Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Oxford, and a few hours later appeared on ABC Local Radio in Western Australia. Jon was also interviewed for ABC Radio Canberra on the 17th of April (the 18th, Australian time). The Brickish Association - an organisation with international appeal!