In my 9-5 Monday-Friday life I am a graphic designer and art director so I guess it was only natural that the toolset of a designer would find its way into my LEGO hobby as well.

Not only does my experience and appreciation for design inform what and how I like to build, but I also find ways to use my design skills to help out LUGs and events. This has involved designing various items for groups and events over the years, in this post I am going to talk about tshirt designs.

Bendigo LEGO® User Group

Designing Tshirts for LUGs and events started with my own local LUG, Bendigo LEGO User Group.  It began when I was asked to design a new logo for the group when they became an Official Recognised LEGO User Group and changed their name from Bendigo Area LEGO Designers to Bendigo LEGO User Group. There was no members tshirt to begin with, however once I had designed the new logo I thought it would would be good to have it on a shirt to wear at events and I took it upon myself to design and print my own LUG shirt.  After a few members saw me wear the tshirt at events and our meetings it sparked an idea in the committee to offer tshirts to LUG members.

1. Bendigo LEGO User Group Members Tshirt 2018-2022
2. Bendigo LEGO User Group Members Tshirt 2023-current

Bendigo Bricks

I was first approached to design a tshirt for exhibitors attending Bendigo Bricks 2021 by LUG ambassador Michael Peebles, the design is based on a tshirt he had seen at an International event.

After that first year a precedent was established of having a custom designed shirt for exhibitors to wear at Bendigo Bricks and the next year I designed a tshirt based on the LEGO Expert symbol.

The third shirt that I designed for Bendigo Bricks featured that most sought after of LEGO animals, the goat.

The fourth shirt that I have designed for Bendigo Bricks so far is based on an idea from Bendigo LEGO User Group committee member Darren Hutchesson and features a red LEGO 2×4 brick half as a 3d rendering and half as a schematic diagram.

1. Bendigo Bricks Exhibitors TShirt 2020
2. Bendigo Bricks Exhibitors TShirt 2022
3. Bendigo Bricks Exhibitors TShirt 2023
4. Bendigo Bricks Exhibitors TShirt 2024


I have also designed some tshirts for Brickvention, the exhibitor version features the Brickvention logo (which I designed in 2020). The tshirt colours change from year to year and are chosen by the Brickventures committee.

In 2023 I was approached by the Brickvention committee to design some new merchandise tshirts as well as reusing one of the previous designs from Bendigo Bricks.

1 & 2. Brickvention Exhibitor TShirts Examples
2. Black Falcons Shield TShirt
3. Expert Symbol TShirt
4. Koala TShirt

So these are the few examples of event and LUG tshirts that I have designed so far, I will update this post with other tshirt designs as they are completed.

If you have a LEGO event or LUG and need a custom tshirt designed, please feel free to get in touch.