The Great Western LEGO Show 2012 is coming to Swindon!
It's not long now until The Great Western LEGO Show opens its doors for the tenth time! Yes - this will be our tenth year in Swindon and wow, has the show changed. We started off in 2002 with a handful of people who brought a LEGO train display to STEAM. A couple of hundred visitors came to see it and loved what they saw - and what adult fans could build with LEGO bricks.
Ten years later, we are far from just a LEGO train show. In the last few years we've displayed models from films, TV, books and real life as well as some amazing planes, trains, cars, boats, ships and helicopters - not forgetting some of the coolest spacecraft anyone could imagine. The show runs for just two days and thousands of people travel from all over the country to come to see it.
Five years ago we started building giant mosaics at the show. Each one uses nearly 100,000 LEGO bricks and you, the visitors build it! The first one celebrated the 30th anniversay of the LEGO Minifigure. Since then we have created giant images of LEGO Star Wars, Harry Potter and most recently Pirates of the Carribean. This year brings a whole new surprise. It's based on one of this year's advent calendar themes - so look out for something colourful!
We've also got a whole lot of new displays to show off this October. Look out for previews here in the run up to the event. If you sign up for the newsletter, we'll email you updates as well.
See you soon!