LEGO builds at the London Model Engineering Exhibition

At this year’s London Model Engineering Exhibition, LEGO User Groups will be bringing the brick.

From today, Friday, January 18 until Sunday, January 20, the London Model Engineering Exhibition is running at Alexandra Palace, with a selection of working LEGO models on display.

London AFOLs will be there with a working Great Ball Contraption, built in collaboration by several of the LEGO User Group’s members. The Brickish Association will also be there with examples of engineering using LEGO bricks and the charitable organisation Fairy Bricks will be exhibiting too.

There is a huge amount to see at the event beyond the LEGO displays, with the exhibition space expected to be packed with a huge variety of working models – over 2,000 will be on display during the weekend. Models will range from the traditional – steam trains and traction engines – as well as the modern – boats, aeroplanes and helicopters.

When it comes to the engineering side of the LEGO hobby, Technic is a particularly rewarding experience – and a whole new range of sets launched in January, including 42096 Porsche 911 RSR (reviewed here).

The London Model Engineering Exhibition is running at Alexandra Palace until January 20.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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