invitation to 3rd lego train fan meeting Schkeuditz / Leipzig (Germany)

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Hello. Perhaps most of the train fans didn't notice our announcement for our train meeting because there is uncertainty about exhibitions this year. So I'll announce it here too.


Invitation to the 3rd Bauspielbahn-Treffen

in Schkeuditz (Leipzig))

Dear LEGO® train fans,

also this year the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN takes place, the modular L-gauge event. For the third time, train fans from all over Germany and the neighbouring EU countries come together to build a large joint layout. Next to it is place for individual layouts and models.


Like in recent years we are provided with the „Altes Straßenbahndepot Schkeuditz“ (old tram depot Schkeuditz) offering a total area of 700sq m round the clock.

Beforehand we, the LEN railroaders from Leipzig, create a as varying as possible track layout. The foundation will be provided by us.

We want to establish the BAUSPIELBAHN-TREFFEN as a networking event for „L gauge railroaders“, ...


...thus we are looking for LEGO® railroaders ...

... who are in the mood for networking and are looking forward to lively exchange.

... who contribute a landscape to the joint layout. This can be a station, independent track (track through landscape), a factory, a bridge or a tunnel. It's important, that your module is built in a way, that it connects to other modules or other track.

... who want to drive their trains long distances (in august 2020 the maximum driving route was about 400m).

... who built nice, preferably realistic vehicles and want to display or drive them.

... who can bring along buildings, accessories or other appropriate urban buildings.

... who own working models with lights, motors, ...


It doesn’t matter, …

… whether you’re building with a system (MILS, LEN, …) or not.

… whether you’re using LEGO, self-made or third party tracks.

… how you’ve build your landscape. Everything can be integrated in the layout, from first work through to professional models.

whether your locomotives are powered by LEGO® 9V, Power Functions, Powered Up, SBrick or Buwizz.



We invite all L gauge railroaders to be part of the joint layout:


Participants with modules, landscapes, stations, etc.

Everyone who wants to participate with one or more modules (stations, free track, bridges, tunnels, railway sidings, …), please sign up with us until April 30th, 2021:


Subsequently we’ll send you the registration form and a planning sheet.

Please enter your module as precisely as possible into the planning sheet and return the documents until April 30th 2021. They’re essential for your participation in the event and the track layout creation.

Those who return the documents are considered as registered and their modules will be integrated in the layout!

Please use a separate planning sheet for each module. For large modules please use multiple planning sheets. Do not cheap out on them!


The tracks of the joint layout are planned by us including the registered modules after everyone signed up. We’re aiming for a varying vehicle operation. Please keep in mind, that we might place your modules separated from each other in the layout.

The participation fee for every participant is 25,- Euro. Every LEGO® train fan from 14 years may participate.



Participants with independent layouts / display models

Layouts or models, that won’t be part of the joint layout can be brought along, too. Please sign up with us until April 30th, 2021:


We will send you the registration form as well. Please enter your model, especially its size and type. Individual models and layouts will be arranged after the creation of the joint layout.

Please return the documents until April 30th, 2021!

After the creation of the joint layout we will send you the hall plan including the location of your layout.

Modules with existing circular layouts won’t be included in the joint layout. They are welcomed as individual layouts.




Participants without module / only with rolling stock / guest driver

Participants without any landscape modules will be treated as guest driver. If there will be limitations due to Covid-19, guest drivers might not be allowed to participate on all days of the event.

Please sign up with us by mail, too:


We will subsequently send you the register form. Please enter what you want to bring with you. If you have any desired dates on which you want to take part, please enter them in the form as well.

Return the register form until June 30th, 2021! We will report back, on which days you’re scheduled.

Guest drivers don’t need to pay the participant fee. A small donation is asked for.




Expected schedule:

Wednesday: Arrival and construction oft he joint layout

Thursday: Construction of individual layouts, test drives, presentation of modules

Friday: Driving day without visitors, AFOL evening

Saturday: 1st visitor day (12pm – 10pm), workshops, locomotive parade, night drives (open end)

Sunday: 2nd visitor day (10am – 4pm), workshops, dismantling and return journey

We will be on site from Monday to Monday. We welcome any assistance for constructions and dismantling.



We can’t say yet, whether the event will take place with public audience or not. Unlike last year, we schedule to welcome audience on Saturday and Sunday. If this will be possible due to Covid-19 will be announced.



Just like in 2020, we’d be glad if this year some participants and guests share their knowledge and ideas.

Last years workshop topics where for example building techniques, layout digitalization, bridge building, … you can enter further workshop ideas in the registration form.


Further information:

To show the wide range of possibilities of building with LEGO® bricks, we ask you not to bring modules or rolling stocks from sets but rather self-built models.


Participant fee:


After last years accounting we noticed that we’ve budgeted too much which is why we have adjusted this years participants fee.

If we are allowed to welcome public audience on Saturday and Sunday, a partial or full refund oft he participant fee might be possible.

The participants fee is used to fund the halls rent, foundation of the joint layout and non-alcoholic beverages for the participants.


Review of BSBT2020:

please check out our last train fan meetings:

in 2019:

review of the BSBT 2019 (only in german, but with a lot of pictures)

Video 1 from bananenbuurman 

Video 2 from him


in 2020:

review of the BSBT 2020 (only in german, but with a lot of pictures - only train fan meeting, no visitors)

"room tour" at the BSBT last year (at instagram or at youtube):

tour all over the layout with a BR628/629 railcar at youtube


We’re looking forward to a marvellous railroading experience,


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us in this thread or by mail.

Ken, Micha, Pelle, Kevin, Florian and Stefan



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Hope by then we have the freedom to come. It is in my summer vacation so I would like to try it.

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Would love to take part but probably wouldn't be able to bring any landscape sections. You can only fit so much in a check-in suitcase...

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2 hours ago, Duq said:

You can only fit so much in a check-in suitcase...

Depends on the carrier - when travelling across the big pond, I sometimes have the impression, some folks do carry serious landscape sections in their "check-in" luggage ...



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Hi. Wow, I am surprised to see so many people interested. This year it will be very full in "our" shed. If I counted correctly, we could have Lego fans from six countries with us. It will be a challenge!

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Wow, just saw this post and had a look at the pictures of last years event.

Living in Wörlitz I will be sure to visit the event (if possible giving the current health situation) with my two boys. We just built a layout with my old 9V trains. See you in August! :)

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Nice. Come and visit us, if it's possible. 

Three years ago we were part of an exhibition in "Ferropolis", some Kilometers next to your hometown.



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I forgot about this topic but I saved the date in my calendar and I just received a reminder. Are visitors allowed?

And yes, we were in Ferropolis 3 years ago. It was awesome! :)

Edited by derlumpi

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the construction is advancing, we're currently doing the last woodworks to create the area for the actual modules. Slowly we are running out of materials and it's now visible how large tis years layout really is. The tram depot is now filled as it has never been before at the Bauspielbahn-Treffen.
Unfortunately some of the exhibitors had to cancel their participation due to Corona and health reasons, thus we had to adjust the released track layout once again.
Some parts of the layout now are completely different than they were planned.
But since we railroaders are flexible, missing modules are currently replaced by other contents.
The first trains will probably run this afternoon. 
It's already clearly visible now, that this years layout is not only much bigger than the previous ones, but also offer much more variety. I've seen many interesting locomotives, waggons, buildings and railroad systems. For some of the details one has to be a professional railroader to really understand them, but also non professionals will have a lot to discover here.

By the way, Grimmona is accompanying us for the whole week. On her channel you can gain insight into the Bauspielbahn-Treffen.
I'm looking forward to what's developing there.
And as MrMeroh already told, he will also report about the Bauspielbahn-Treffen - maybe even live, if the connection is sufficient. This yeare we have an internet connection for the first time. Let's see what it's capable of.

Those who want to get to know the layout and the people behind it, are cordially invited as a visitor on the following days. Due to the currently low incidence, wearing a mask is still necessary, but there is no need to bring a negative test result or a vaccination certificate - as of Thursday, 12th of August 2021. This can of course still change, please regard the current incidence and the resulting corona restrictions for northern saxony! Also consider further information on




Kind regards

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After a few weeks away from the Lego hobby, I managed to sift through all the photos/videos from the meeting in Schkeuditz and hopefully create an interesting video from them.
I tried to show something from as many participants as possible. All I have unfortunately not managed, either no picture / video created or I could not assign the model unfortunately. Please accept my apologies.

Special thanks to Micha / MTM and LBrick Leipzig for the organization. Without you such a great meeting would not be possible!

Have fun!


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21 hours ago, Ts__ said:

After a few weeks away from the Lego hobby, I managed to sift through all the photos/videos from the meeting in Schkeuditz and hopefully create an interesting video from them.

Amazing show, perhaps the biggest Lego train event of the year. Thanks for sharing the video. While its hard to choose, my favorite bit is probably the automated yard.

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So many beautiful, impressive and well-detailed trains on display here, and presented really well. The scenic work is just as impressive, and it really shows what can be achieved with the recent track offerings. I fully agree with @zephyr1934, it's difficult to choose a favourite...

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On 9/21/2021 at 4:57 PM, zephyr1934 said:

Amazing show, perhaps the biggest Lego train event of the year.

Maybe, though I don't have an overview of what's possible in America or Australia this year. Size is not everything, after all. ;-)


On 9/21/2021 at 4:57 PM, zephyr1934 said:

Thanks for sharing the video



On 9/21/2021 at 4:57 PM, zephyr1934 said:

my favorite bit is probably the automated yard.



On 9/21/2021 at 6:04 PM, ColletArrow said:

it's difficult to choose a favourite...

My favorite was the Linderei station by Pieter and the BR44 locomotive by Tamás. You can also see in the video, they appear more often.



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