Our friends, Richard Lawson at Bricktrader and Richard Hayes from Brick Fanatics, have been hard at work to create the first regional LEGO User Group in Britain and today, they’ve officially launched their site. The new LUG is based across the pond in Yorkshire, UK and are looking for more 18+ AFOLs to join in the fun. If you’re interested in joining or want to learn more about the LUG, check out their site at Brickshire.org.uk for more information. Below is their official press release:

Announcing the launch of Brickshire.org.uk; the home of Brickshire: The Yorkshire LEGO® User Group (known more informally as Brickshire). Brickshire is the first LEGO® User Group in the United Kingdom to be set up at a regional level.

Brickshire is a group aimed at Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOLs) based in and around Yorkshire, who would like to meet like-minded people, display their LEGO® creations locally and get involved in events across the region. Application is open to anyone over the age of 18 who would like to meet and attend events in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Richard Lawson, Chairman of the Brickshire said “We want to provide a friendly forum for our members and offer them regular opportunities to meet and display LEGO® models locally, with as much support from The LEGO® Group as possible, which is something that hasn’t been available until now.”

Richard Hayes, Brickshire’s LEGO® Ambassador and Secretary added “It’s important that we build a
strong and direct relationship with The LEGO® Group, and that’s where I come in.

“As a LEGO® Ambassador, it is my job to liaise directly with The LEGO® Group’s Community Engagement & Events Team and make sure our members’ voices are heard, and that Brickshire continue to be able to positively promote the LEGO® brand with the support of The LEGO® Group.”

Brickshire’s first public display will be at the Northern Modelling and Engineering Exhibition in Harrogate from 10th until the 12th of May 2013, and now that the official Brickshire website has been launched at www.brickshire.org.uk, the group hopes that it will attract new members to display at many more events in the future.


Notes for Editors

  • Brickshire was officially formed on the 22nd February 2013
  • Our members have a gallery of models they have created which can be viewed at www.brickshire.org.uk/gallery/
  • The public can see our models each month in one of the Yorkshire LEGO® Brand Stores at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield and the soon to be opened Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds.

Contact Details

Name: Richard Lawson (Chairman) E-mail: [email protected]
Name: Richard Hayes (Secretary) E-mail: [email protected]
Name: John Ozyer-Key (Treasurer) E-mail: [email protected]
General E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.brickshire.org.uk