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LUG Showcase

LUG Showcase is a LEGO initiative to display models built by Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) in the LEGO brand stores at Milton Keynes, Bluewater and Brighton.

We aim to display a new model every two months so be sure to check back for photographs of what our members are displaying to the rest of the community!

Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

Current displays

Bluewater

Bricksboro PD

By Doug Idle

Bricksboro PD is a model of a Police Station in Venice Beach, California. It features a fully detailed interior with offices, cells, interview rooms and cafeteria. The model was built as part of a large Art Deco collaborative display for The Great Western LEGO Show in October, with over 10 builders taking part! The display is also scheduled to appear at the Brighton Model World exhibition in February.

Milton Keynes

Onyasis Tower

By Peter Reid

Peter Reid - a.k.a. 'legoloverman' - shows us yet again why he's rated consistently as one of the most creative modelmakers in the world! Sadly this will be the last WitC model to be displayed, but it's a fitting swansong by the chap who was infact the first to showcase his work in this programme with 'Praxis', way back in May 2006.

Brighton

Giganto-Figs

By Huw Millington, Peter Corish & Stuart Crawshaw

Based on an original design by James Sutton, these giant figs are exactly 6x normal size! Just like regular minifigs they have poseable limbs and interchangeable heads, bodies and legs. 'Skeleton' is by Peter Corish, 'Blacktron Man' by Stuart Crawshaw and 'The Man in the Hat' by Huw Millington

Previous displays

Bluewater

The Old Engine House

By William Howard

Built in the halcyon days of steam to provide power to the engineering works, the Engine House has been converted to house the replacement diesel-electric turbine, and electric cables now replace the shaft that once transferred power to the neighbouring building. The weeds even seem to be suffering from the diesel deliveries…

The Old Engine House was on display at Bluewater, July-October 2009.

Market Village

By Warren Elsmore

800 years later, the LEGO Market Village is still there! The Blacksmith's is now a Restaurant and the Tavern is a Pizza Store, but you can still see the similarity! This model is made almost entirely from the parts contained in two 10193 Medieval Market Village sets.

Market Village was on display at Bluewater, April-July 2009.

Big Ben

By Alastair Disley

As the minifigs gather around the world famous clock tower to ring in 2009, we say a very Happy New Year from everyone in the Brickish Association!

Big Ben was on display at Bluewater, December 2008-April 2009.

'The Temple of Doom'

By Tim Fegan

From the feature film of the same name, Indiana Jones tries to rescue his friend Willie from being a sacrifice to Kali!! She is held by the evil Mola Ram within a secret underground temple, hidden in the caves beneath the Pankot Palace!

'The Temple of Doom' was on display at Bluewater, October-December 2008.

Hogwart’s Express (#4708)

By Tim Fegan

Harry and his friends are on their way to STEAM for the best event of the year - The Brickish Association is displaying a massive selection of models at the ‘Museum of the Great Western Railway’ on 4/5th October 2008. There's lots to see and do so why not hop on board and join us?

Hogwart’s Express (#4708) was on display at Bluewater, September 2008.

Police Station & 'Streets'

By Doug Idle

Combining some of the Batman figures with a modified Police Station set. It includes an incident room, cells, offices, a Bat-Sign, helipad and even a toilet for the Police as they hunt down a horde of super villains with the help of Batman and Robin. The house next door is built almost entirely from bricks in the Creator set #4954.

Police Station & 'Streets' was on display at Bluewater, June-August 2008.

Scrooge and Marley's

By Ed Diment

Scrooge and Marley's counting house from the novel 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. This is Scrooge's place of work and where he is first visited by the Ghost of Jacob Marley, his former partner. Also seen are Scrooge's hard-working book-keeper Bob Cratchet and Bob's son Tiny Tim.

Scrooge and Marley's was on display at Bluewater, April-May 2008.

Trucks

By Huw Millington

Five Container Trucks built to different scales: 8-wide for better details, 6 wide (like the current city vehicles), 4-wide (like the trucks and vehicles of the 90’s LEGO sets) and then 2 and 1 wide just for fun...!

Trucks was on display at Bluewater, January-March 2008.

Yoda

By James Sutton & Tim Fegan

Yoda is a bit too big for this display box - his lightsaber has even melted a hole in the roof! This life-size version of the famous green Jedi was inspired by an original design from LEGO® Modelmaker Steve Gerling. This version uses around 3500 bricks.

Yoda was on display at Bluewater, August-December 2007.

Fantasy Castle

By Mandy Dee

Built from white, green and pink marble this Italianate fantasy castle keep is the home of the Green Baron and his family. You can see him on the spiral staircase, enjoying his lunch.

Fantasy Castle was on display at Bluewater, April-July 2007.

R2-D2 and Jango Fett

By James Sutton

These large-scale versions of two Star Wars figures were inspired by the sculptures created by LEGO modelmakers.

R2-D2 and Jango Fett was on display at Bluewater, February-March 2007.

Nativity

By Stephen Juby

Many years ago, a bright light draws travellers from far and wide to an unassuming stable in Bethlehem where a child was born.

Nativity was on display at Bluewater, December 2006-January 2007.

Doctor Who's TARDIS

By Tim Fegan

Standing for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space", The Doctor's vehicle propels him through the Galaxy!

It's larger on the inside than it is on the outside, but that's tricky to build - even with LEGO!

Doctor Who's TARDIS was on display at Bluewater, September-December 2006.

Self Portrait

By Justin Ramsden

A 3D self-portrait in LEGO

Self Portrait was on display at Bluewater, July-August 2006.

Theatre

By Alastair Disley

This building was inspired by the classical architecture of grand palaces in Baltic cities such as St Petersburg.

Theatre was on display at Bluewater, June 2006.

Praxis

By Pete Reid

A mighty warrior robot, Praxis defends the outer dimensions against the forces of darkness!

Praxis was on display at Bluewater, May 2006.

Milton Keynes

Danger Mouse Figures

By Louise Dade

Danger Mouse Figures, Mark III Flying Car and Pillarbox Secret Headquarters. Based on the cartoon series (1981-1992) by Cosgrove Hall

Danger Mouse Figures was on display at Milton Keynes, December 2009-February 2010.

Bert And Ernie

By James Shields

… and a little rubber duckie too!

Bert And Ernie was on display at Milton Keynes, October-December 2009.

Giganto-Figs

By Huw Millington, Peter Corish & Stuart Crawshaw

Based on an original design by James Sutton, these giant figs are exactly 6x normal size! Just like regular minifigs they have poseable limbs and interchangeable heads, bodies and legs. 'Skeleton' is by Peter Corish, 'Blacktron Man' by Stuart Crawshaw and 'The Man in the Hat' by Huw Millington

Giganto-Figs was on display at Milton Keynes, July-October 2009.

Plymouth Rock and Abbey

By Ed Diment & Ralph Savelsberg

'The Rock' belongs to Abbey. Abbey is a goth and she loves her car because it's LOUD and nasty-looking! The car was an entry for the Eurobricks Hot Rod contest and is roughly based on the Pontiac Torpedo 8 and similar cars of the same era. The same models are shown in the window at 4 different scales!

Plymouth Rock and Abbey was on display at Milton Keynes, February-July 2009.

Alan Titchmarsh

By Alastair Disley

This mosaic was commissioned in September 2008 by ITV's "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" and used on the show! A computer program helped work out the colour for each 1x1. But despite that, much of the process was trial and error - with a little artistic licence!

Alan Titchmarsh was on display at Milton Keynes, December 2008-January 2009.

Tyne Class Lifeboat

By Phil Traviss

Features include low profile appearance of wheelhouse to fit boathouses, and separate cabin aft of upper steering position. It has shallow conventional sheerline and flared bow above the waterline, with propellers protected by substantial bilge keels. First introduced in 1982.

Tyne Class Lifeboat was on display at Milton Keynes, August-December 2008.

Sacrifice in Pankot Palace

By Tim Fegan

From the film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", Indy saves Willie from being a sacrifice to Kali in a giant underground temple beneath the Pankot Palace.

Sacrifice in Pankot Palace was on display at Milton Keynes, April-July 2008.

Under the Sea

By William Howard

What lies beneath? Just look at all the things going on below the surface whilst friends relax and enjoy the sunshine in the water and rock pools above. How little they know!

Under the Sea was on display at Milton Keynes, January-April 2008.

Little and Large

By Martin Long

Ho! Ho! Ho! These models are based on the LEGO set released a couple of years ago. The large Santa is exactly six times bigger than the original. If you look closely, you'll see that even the details of the bricks have been replicated on the scaled-up version.

Little and Large was on display at Milton Keynes, December 2007.

Fantasy Castle

By Mandy Dee

Built from white, green and pink marble this Italianate fantasy castle keep is the home of the Green Baron and his family. You can see him on the spiral staircase, enjoying his lunch.

Fantasy Castle was on display at Milton Keynes, October-November 2007.

Big Bricks

By Martin Long

These are all replicas of real LEGO bricks - but built six times larger. What's more, you can actually build with them too! We call them 6-Bricks. They are fun to make yourself - try building something like this with your own bricks.

Big Bricks was on display at Milton Keynes, August-September 2007.

Doctor Who's TARDIS

By Tim Fegan

Standing for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space", The Doctor's vehicle propels him though the Galaxy!

It's larger on the inside than it is on the outside, but that's tricky to build - even with LEGO!

Doctor Who's TARDIS was on display at Milton Keynes, June-July 2007.

Factory with Rail Loading Shed

By David Tabner

A compact design based upon a larger previous model. Styled on generic Victorian brick industrial structures (with internal iron supports). Design (CAD) time: 3 hours. Build and modification time: 2 hours. Made from about 1200 Lego pieces.

Factory with Rail Loading Shed was on display at Milton Keynes, April-May 2007.

Street Scene and Q1 Locomotive

By Mark Palmer

Street scene with Art-Deco office building utilising bricks in multiple directions. Nightclub inspired by the Hard Rock Café with guests arriving by stretch limo.

Bulleid Q1 locomotive, an "Austerity" design of the 1940s.

Street Scene and Q1 Locomotive was on display at Milton Keynes, February-March 2007.

Roaring Truck

By Martin Long

This truck is built entirely out of parts from the Creator set #4896 - Roaring Roadster.

The ideas book in the set shows a photo of this model, but no building instructions are included so you have to work it out yourself!

Roaring Truck was on display at Milton Keynes, September 2006-January 2007.

Swallowtail & Docking Platform

By Jamie Spencer

This model was the winner, from 38 entries, of an international competition run by the Star Wars LEGO web community From Bricks To Bothans. The challenge was to build an original model only using bricks from the "B-Wing Fighter", set #6208.

Swallowtail & Docking Platform was on display at Milton Keynes, July-August 2006.

Self Portrait

By Justin Ramsden

A 3D self-portrait in LEGO

Self Portrait was on display at Milton Keynes, June 2006.

Theatre

By Alastair Disley

This building was inspired by the classical architecture of grand palaces in Baltic cities such as St Petersburg.

Theatre was on display at Milton Keynes, May 2006.

Brighton

Tyne Class Lifeboat

By Phil Traviss

Features include low profile appearance of wheelhouse to fit boathouses, and separate cabin aft of upper steering position. It has shallow conventional sheerline and flared bow above the waterline, with propellers protected by substantial bilge keels. First introduced in 1982.

Tyne Class Lifeboat was on display at Brighton, April 2009-February 2010.

Alan Titchmarsh

By Alastair Disley

This mosaic was commissioned in September 2008 by ITV's "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" and used on the show! A computer program helped work out the colour for each 1x1. But despite that, much of the process was trial and error - with a little artistic licence!

Alan Titchmarsh was on display at Brighton, February-April 2009.

Fantasy Castle

By Mandy Dee

Built from white, green and pink marble this Italianate fantasy castle keep is the home of the Green Baron and his family. You can see him on the spiral staircase, enjoying his lunch.

Fantasy Castle was on display at Brighton, May 2008-January 2009.

Marvin - The Paranoid Android

By Naomi Farr

Based on the robot character from the 1981 TV series of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", he is just standing here waiting to fall apart as the corner is unavailable for him to sit in and rust.

And with a brain the size of a planet, it's amazing he even fits inside this display box!

Marvin - The Paranoid Android was on display at Brighton, February-May 2008.

Factory with Rail Loading Shed

By David Tabner

Styled to resemble a Victorian factory (brick built with internal iron supports). The model was first designed on a computer using MLCad (from www.ldraw.org) in about three hours, which was longer than the build time of about two. Made from about 1200 parts.

Factory with Rail Loading Shed was on display at Brighton, October 2007-February 2008.

Vintage Cars

By Richard James

The dark red car was inspired by the classic car hobby sets from the 1970s, of which there are two examples at the front.

Vintage Cars was on display at Brighton, August-October 2007.

Vehicles

By Huw Millington, Ralph Savelsberg, Jason Railton

A selection of vehicles: a Scania truck by Huw Millington, VW Beetle and Samba van by Ralph Savelsberg and two tractors by Jason Railton

Vehicles was on display at Brighton, May-July 2007.