Makers Central – Saturday 18 May – NEC, Birmingham – world’s first screw-bike, brought to you by toy designer turned Youtuber, James Bruton

The world’s first screw-bike, brought to you by toy designer turned Youtuber, James Bruton, will be on show at the NEC, Birmingham as part of the upcoming Maker's Central event.

Makers Central is the UK’s largest gathering of makers, creators and DIY enthusiasts. Launched in 2018, the annual show draws thousands of visitors from around the UK and beyond. Makers Central aims to inspire, educate and entertain through showcasing product, makers, skills and techniques across a range of disciplines.


Over recent years, there's been a decline in people studying Design and Technology, and as such, there's a drive to reduce skills shortages in areas such as engineering and product design. The skilled and popular Makers attending the upcoming Makers Central show – such as YouTube making star Colin Furze – will offer visitors a chance to uncover the wide range of rewarding opportunities within design and technology sectors, which can help to inspire the next generation of designers, engineers and tech professionals.

Jordana Johnson, Organiser of Makers Central, said: “The event offers attendees the chance to dive into the creative process themselves, with workshops that allow them to craft items to take home. From forging a fire steel with Bill's Workshop to crafting a leather wallet with Diamond Awl, there's something for everyone to explore and enjoy.”

Jordana added: “For those interested in learning new skills, the UK Droidbuilders will showcase their expertise in building droids from unconventional materials, offering insights into the creative process and providing inspiration for aspiring makers.”


For those eager to test their creativity, a scrap wood competition invites aspiring makers to unleash their imagination and create a unique piece using scrap wood materials, with exciting prizes up for grabs.

Tickets for Makers Central 2024 are now available, offering access to all the excitement throughout the weekend. Admission prices start at £25, with additional workshop experiences available at varying prices. Don't miss out on this extraordinary celebration of creativity and craftsmanship which Makers Central 2024 promises.



• See the world’s first screw-bike, brought to you by toy designer turned Youtuber, James Bruton.

• World famous Youtuber Colin Furze will be bringing along some of his fantastic builds, such as his Rhino Tank, which happens to be a fan favourite.

The Hacksmith turns fictional technology into reality, and he'll be on the Main Stage alongside Colin Furze each morning of the show.

• Replica Batmobile prop – meticulously crafted to resemble the iconic vehicle from the original 1989 Batman, 1992 Batman Returns films, and the recent Flash movies.

• Visit the Make a Wish UK charity raffle giveaway and see the BrookesWood Builds hand-carved wooden replica sword and battleaxe.

Johnny 5 Replica Nottingham will unveil their labour of love – a 1:1 scale replica of Johnny 5, painstakingly handcrafted over six years.

• Robot Wars Champion 'Apollo' and 'Vulcan' from the Chinese series 'King of Bots' will be on display, alongside the opportunity to drive a robot in battle within the 'Robot Warrior' arena.

• Fans of the hit series Stranger Things will delight in seeing a replica of Jim Hopper's police truck from the early seasons.



WHEN: Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May 2024

TIME: 10am–5pm (4.30pm Sunday)


Makers Central
01425 460 810