Upper Hunter Brick Show 2017

September 14th, 2017

UPCOMING EVENT:
Rainbow Bricks Presents
Upper Hunter Brick Show
A LEGO Fan Event

Once again Rainbow Bricks members are returning to Muswellbrook to display their latest creations. There are 30 Rainbow Bricks members from across NSW are bringing their displays for you to enjoy making it bigger than our previous events held here before!

There will be Lego for sale, a free build area for the kids and a LEGO raffle drawn on the day.

It will be held at ST JAMES' PRIMARY SCHOOL, Skellatar Stock Route, Muswellbrook from 9am to 2pm.

Entry to show is $5per person or $15 per family.

Event is being held in conjunction with St James' Primary School Spring Fair with proceeds from LEGO show being donated to Muswellbrook Girl Guides

LEGO Ideas 21310 Old Fishing Store

September 29th, 2017

On Sunday 22nd October Rainbow Bricks and Muswellbrook Girl Guides will be putting on the 4th Annual Upper Hunter Brick Show at St. James Primary, School Skellatar Stock Route, Muswellbrook from 9am to 2pm. Entry to show is $5 per person or $15 per family. The event is being held in conjunction with St James' Primary School Spring Fair with proceeds from Lego show being donated to Muswellbrook Girl Guides.

As part of our LEGO City layout we will have the just release LEGO Ideas set 21310 Old Fishing Store in the layout. Currently the set is being build and a pictorial update of the process is being posted to our Instagram feed. See how the build goes and get an early look at the set.

Rainbow Bricks Instagram feed:
https://www.instagram.com/rainbowbrickslug/

For all the event details:
www.facebook.com/UpperHunterBrickShow/

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie

September 22nd, 2017

With the schools holiday here The LEGO Ninjago Movie has been released.
The movie is definitely worth seeing and is perfect for those looking for something for the kids to watch these school holidays. By the way the adults at the session we watched also enjoyed the movie. :-)
It is rated PG.

Show Review: Newcastle Brickfest 2017

September 12th, 2017

NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2017
A LEGO Fan Event
Presented by Rainbow Bricks

July school holiday means Newcastle Brickfest and this year we returned to our new bigger [huge] venue at the Newcastle Racecourse.It was a perfect family event with something for all members of the family.

Once again we supported Newcastle schools and charities.

It was our largest Brickfest with 55 exhibitors and 150 tables of displays for you to enjoy. That was double the size of last year’s event. There were original creations and collaborations as well as displays of LEGO sets for children of all ages. Including Star Wars USC, Duplo, Minecraft and our LEGO City layout. The exhibitors are came from across NSW to show you their creations.

Like everything else about this year’s Newcastle Brickfest our city layout was our largest and most ambitious to date. It measured over 12m long and included a LEGO version of Kooragang Island [coal loading port in Newcastle NSW] with it’s Bucket Wheel Excavators and a visit from the MV Drake, previously known as the Pasha Bulker! There was a working coal train based on trains that work in the Hunter Valley. This build was a combined build with 15 exhibitors contributing to it and was months in the planning. It also included  working trains and a monorail along with a train turntable. We estimate that it had over 500,000 bricks in the build.

We had new and old favourite activities for the children and adults a like to try and enjoy.
- A new activity we had this year was the Speed Builds. Each person had 3 minutes to build something from a random selection of bricks.
- Another new activity this year was the LEGO RC Racing. We have an oval track with 4 LEGO sets 42065: RC Tracked Racer to race around our track.
- We are also introduced “Find the Minifig” this year for all the family. Across our exhibits there was be a number of Faun Minifigs hiden.
- As always there was a build area for the children to create something after seeing the exhibitor’s displays. However this year we had some display tables for the children to display their creations on so other can enjoy them too.

We were also joined by the always popular Star Wars and Superhero Cosplay characters.

DATE: Sunday 9th July
TIME: 9.30am - 5.30pm
VENUE: Newcastle Racecourse, Darling Street, Broadmeadow

WE WILL BE BACK IN THE 2018 JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157677930392900

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Show Review: RBL @ Our Town Model Show

September 11th, 2017

Rainbow Bricks LUG displayed at the Our Town Model Show on the weekend of the 9th/10th September.

The event was to support the Benwerrin Rural Fire Brigade.

There are exhibitors from across the Hunter Valley as well as across NSW.

We had a great time as always and the kids and the young at heart really enjoyed our Kooragang Island layout with working coal train, bucket wheel excavators, wind turbine and coal loader. The layout also had a 20,000 piece LEGO version of the MV Drake [AKA the Pasha Bulker] and Stockton Bridge.

This year our layout was chosen as the Best in Show which was a complete surprise to us. All the people who contributed to the layout were excited to win.

The day also had lots of models trains, cars, boats which excited the crowd all the details on these models was amazing.

See photos of the weekend at the link below.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157688345949876