Our Members

We have a diverse membership which encompasses a full spectrum of skills, abilities and interests in LEGO.

So whether you’re looking to exhibit at LEGO shows, wanting to show off your latest creations, or talk LEGO, join us!

We also run a monthly speed-build competition at meetings; you can view the leaderboard here.

We also have a forum for members, which you can reach below:

Brick Alley forums »

Our members

  • Richard Carter Chair

    Richard is a LEGO City and LEGO train addict: “I’ve loved LEGO forever; I had a bit of a dark ages in my early twenties as I didn’t have the space for anything huge, but now have a dedicated LEGO room at home, and love exhibiting my custom builds at shows throughout the UK.”
    You can find his LEGO blog at Bricks McGee.

  • Mim Porter Secretary

    As per usual a long gap between playing with LEGO as a kid and becoming a LEGO obsessed adult! Can’t exactly recall when I got back into it, but think it was towards the last few years of Harry Potter sets coming out – HP is another thing I’m hooked by. I collected the whole lot. Added to that I was given a suitcase stuffed with jumbled old LEGO from childhood, plus some of the old instructions. That was it….LEGO obsession take off time! I had been doing a ‘theme’ most winters and changing it yearly. Although the last town and railway took a year as I’d expanded the amount of LEGO I had hugely and got into making my own models to add to it, and decided to keep building until the bricks that were able to make buildings were used up!

  • Ian Oyston Treasurer

    Huge Lego fan since age of 7. First set 375 Castle (1978) – still have this set and boxed!

  • Jack Horner Events Coordinator

    I’ve been into LEGO from a kid, thanks to Classic Space sets and LEGO Technic.  I didn’t really have a ‘dark age’ but have certainly started a period of enlightenment recently with quantities of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene in my house increasing somewhat!  Now into LEGO Digital Designer and MOCing in a big way and looking forward to showing off some of my creations at future shows.

  • Adam Brine LUG Ambassador

    “I only had a couple of LEGO sets as a child – 8840 Rally Shock and Roll Racer, and 8856 Whirlwind Rescue. That was about it until around 6 years ago. I now have about 100 – favourite theme being Creator Expert.”
  • Matt B

    “I got my very first set for Christmas in (I think) 1980. This was the Rocket Launch Pad (920). I adored this set and my early LEGO space collection expanded rapidly with every birthday and Christmas. I still own that first set – I’m actually sat next to it as I type this!”

  • Ken B Founder

  • Dave B

    “I got into LEGO playing with my sister’s small collection. I got my very own 1st set when I was 4; 6654: Motorcycle and Truck (37 pieces).”

  • Ian B.

    Builder of very impressive cranes!

  • Tim B

    “As a child the LEGO sets that I had were mainly Castle and Pirates. My favourite pieces being my Kings Castle and the Camouflaged Outpost. Sadly I no longer have these pieces but hope to own again some point in the future. Now my interests are mainly Star Wars sets with some Marvel as well. I am also a collector of Mini Figures. Recently I have started trying to build MOC.”

  • Jules B

    “Town planner and historic buildings specialist in the day job, LEGO Town planner and vintage buildings specialist for fun too! Owner of a major collection of 1978-1990 Classic Town theme buildings, vehicles and kit – mostly boxed – which I love to display at shows across the north. Also big into Modulars including MOCs, Classic Space and building for fun.”

  • Jane C

    “I’m a lifelong LEGO addict!”

  • Jenni C

    Huge LEGO Star Wars fan.

  • Tristen C

    “It all started with 1980’s space and went uphill from then? I’m really keen to get into MOCs and want to start up an 80’s space collection again. I’m slowly losing my home to my growing Star Wars LEGO collection and the Disney Castle has pride of place in my front room.”

  • Stephen E

    Builder of a very impressive Robot Wars arena in LEGO – alongside others!

  • Matt G

    “I collect Classic Space Lego and also get involved with my kids building projects. I was a member of the original 1980s Lego Club and a finalist in the First National Lego Builders Competition back in 1981. Still liking Lego and back building my collection.”

  • Alan H

  • Paul H

    LEGO trader and collector.

  • Darren H

  • Mike H

    “80yr old child who enjoys LEGO and Land Rovers… trying to mesh the two together!”

  • Matt K

    A lifelong LEGO fan, who once worked for Bright Bricks.

  • Iain M

    “I focus mainly on City and Super Hero sets. I am building a City Layout at home incorporating trains, fairground, and Super heroes.”

  • Steve M LEGO Architect

    “Steve Mayes is an architectural photographer-turned LEGO artist with a particular interest in modelling the built environment. His company, Brick This, works out of a studio in North Shields. Projects to date include St James’ Park football ground, a 3-metre Metro train, a micro-scale build of Team Valley Trading Estate, and the HQ of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London. He has exhibited at the Centre for Life and is currently working on a LEGO Timeline of Northern Innovation as part of the Great Exhibition of the North”

  • Rob P

    “I love Minifigures and LEGO Ideas”

  • Justin Ramsden LEGO Designer

    “Hello! I was born & raised in Darlington and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a LEGO fan. However, it’s only since I attended the first LEGO Inside Tour (in 2004) in my teenage years, that I found out that I could actually get a job designing LEGO sets. Since all those years ago, the drive and passion to become a LEGO Designer has always stayed. I studied Design at Goldsmiths, University of London and also worked as a Model Designer & Technical Assistant for Merlin Magic Making. For over four and a half years, I was able to design, build & install LEGO models that you can find at many of the LEGOLAND parks all over the world. I now live and work in Denmark as a Designer in the LEGO Super Heroes project team, creating LEGO products to inspire the builders of tomorrow!”

  • Nick Spence

  • Steve T

    “Classic Space Fan, currently trying to recreate my childhood collection. my first set was 6890 Cosmic Cruiser, I’m hoping it’s still in my parents loft…..somewhere! Also love Lego Technic, especially Technic with Pneumatics & Power Functions.”

  • Andy V

    Yorkshire-based LEGO hoarder.

  • Chris W

    “When I was a kid I had a bit of everything – Castle, Pirates, Space, City, Technic; now, I’m definitely more into the fantasy and sci-fi side, so Star Wars, Ninjago, Castle, as well as collecting the shorter-lived, more obscure themes like Vikings and Power Miners. My favourite sets to build are things like monsters, boats, and castles.”

  • David Y

    Winter Village builder.

  • Sophie Y

    Winter Village builder.