My American brothers are understandably excited about BrickCon, which takes place less than a week from now. Among British AFOLs and for myself, however, excitement is mounting for another event, the Great Western Brick Show, colloquially known as Steam. It is held in the coming weekend at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, in Swindon in the UK.
I myself will be there displaying my film and TV cars, but the show is practically a who’s who of British builders. For example:
- Carl Greatrix will be displaying trains, his recent cars and his F-4 Phantoms,
- Peter Reid, designer of the exo-suit, will be in attendance talking to fans and showing off his space models,
- the guys from Bright Bricks are preparing something huge (it is still a surprise, but as far as I know it is bigger than Intrepid),
- Warren Elsmore, the writer of Brick City and Brick Wonders will be displaying his new airport layout,
- Brick to the past, which is the collective of builders who brought us Tigelfah castle last year, will be displaying a large layout of Victorian-era London.
If you’re in the UK and don’t come to this show, you are missing out on what promises to be a great show. However, you can check out TV coverage of the event via Swindonweb TV. They will be broadcasting on Saturday, and include footage live from the show and interviews with some of the builders. Of course, you can also expect me to write an event report after I get back.