UPCOMING EVENT: Central Coast Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
Central Coast Brickfest A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to the Central Coast again! Central Coast Brickfest has a new venue and date for 2019!

Central Coast Brickfest is the Central Coast longest running LEGO Fan event and is a community event, created by volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing unique LEGO creations from over 20 Rainbow Bricks members.

Original creations and displays of LEGO® themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages. Interact with the exhibitors, ask them questions about their displays and LEGO in general.

This is a family friend, not for profit event which is supporting Central Coast charities.

Enjoy the LEGO activities:

LEGO Build Area - The kids can build something after being inspired by the displays.
Tower Build - How high can the train tower be built?
RC Trackers - Drive one the LEGO RC Trackers in our drive area.
Speed Build - You have 3 minutes to build anything from a ramdon selection of LEGO parts.

DATE: Sunday April 28th
VENUE: Wadalba Community School
TIME: 10am - 4pm
COST: $15 a family/$5 a person

Please share/tag this with your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you.

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UPCOMING EVENT: Newcastle Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2019
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning again in 2019!

Newcastle Brickfest is Newcastle's first and longest running LEGO Fan event. It’s a community event, created by local volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing LEGO creations and collections from across NSW.

Once again we are supporting Hunter Schools and Charities with the proceeds from this family friend, community event.

Original creations and displays of LEGO themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages. Interact with the exhibitors, ask them about their displays and LEGO in general. Plus we will have the always popular City Layout back again with working trains. As well as, all the displays, there will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy on the day.

This year we have added Saturday afternoon sessions for those of you who can’t make it on the Sunday.

We are also being joined by our Cosplaying friends from the Hunter Heroes, the Saurus Squad and Star Wars Characters!

This is a family friend, not for profit event, which has been supporting Newcastle charities. Over the previous 5 years we have been able to donated $50,000 to schools and charities Newcastle Brickfest has supported.

LEGO Activities:

Build Area - An area for the kids to build after being inspired by the exhibitors creations.

Speed Builds - This popular competition returns and will run each hour. You have just 3 minutes and a random selection of parts to build something. What will you create?

Tower Building - Help us build a huge tower with LEGO and LEGO Train Track.

Remote Control Trackers - Control the RC Tracker set in our driving area.

Find A Minifigure - Hidden on many of the displays will be a minifigure. Tell us how many for a chance to win a prize!

Colouring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.

LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.

Cosplay Area - Have your photo taken with one of the characters or one of the backdrops.

The Newcastle Racecourse will have their canteen open on the weekend.

We will once again be having staggered start times and limits per start time to make the experience of Newcastle Brickfest better. Once you have entered the event you can stay as long as you like!

DATE: Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July

TIME: Saturday 2pm - 5pm and Sunday 9.30am - 5pm

COST: $5 per person [Children under 2 are free]. There will be limited tickets at the door [$8 each]
Purchase your tickets from here. www.trybooking.com/BBHJK

Please share this with your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you there.

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UPCOMING EVENT: Port Macquarie Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
PORT MACQUARIE BRICKFEST 2019
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is proud to be returning again in 2019!

Port Macquarie Brickfest is a community event, created by volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing LEGO creations and collections from across NSW.

Once again we are supporting Port Macquarie Schools and Charities with the proceeds from this not for profit, family friendly, community event.

Original creations and displays of LEGO themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages. Interact with the exhibitors, ask them questions about their displays and LEGO in general. Plus we will have the always popular City Layout back again with working trains. As well as, all the displays, there will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Activities:

*Build Area - An area for the kids to build after being inspired by the exhibitors creations.
*Tower Building - Help us build a huge train tower.
*Remote Control Trackers - Control the RC Tracker set in our driving area.
*Colouring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.
*LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.

The Indoor Stadium will have their kiosk open on the day for food and drinks.

DATE: Sunday 26th May
VENUE: Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium
TIME: Sunday 10am - 4pm
COST: $5 per person or $15 a family

Please share this event with your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Sydney’s New LEGO Certified Store

March 21st, 2019

On Monday night a few Rainbow Bricks’ members were part of the lucky few invited to attend a special AFOL preview night at the new flagship LEGO Store in Sydney. And then this morning a couple of Rainbow Bricks Members attend the opening of the store.

The store is at Westfields Bondi Junction, just down from the Apple Store. We used the trains to get there and it was so much better than driving through Sydney to get to the store.

If you have been into a LEGO store before it has a similar look and style. While not the largest LEGO store, it is on two levels with the PAB and the more adult themes upstairs on the mezzanine level. The front of the store has the latest sets (Mustang and The Flintstones) on display with a small Build Area near them.

The store has a VIP Program from opening which is redeemable at the Sydney store only at the moment. The program is 1 points for every $1.50 spent. Works out to be 5% or $5 for every $100 spent, but need 100 points and get $7.5 credit, which is not bad.

The Pick A Brick Wall wasn’t fully stocked on the Monday night but still had lots of nice parts. The wall has since been completely stocked. The PAB wall is up the stairs at the back of the store, there is also a lift for those with mobility issues and it’s painted in a LEGO theme. The stairs have a short History of LEGO painted on the walls.
Small cup are $14.99 and large cups $29.99.
The wall was very popular on Monday night with the AFOLs in attendance. Lots of cups were filled! 😃 And I’m should this will continue now the store is open. It’s a great way to bulk up on parts.

There were no polybags other than the Xtra polybag to buy and no seasonal sets currently either. Hopefully this will be addressed now the store is opened. The engraving machine wasn’t setup yet either.

The Build A Minifig station was down stairs. You can build your own custom miniiigure using the elements available. The night we were there it had some nice parts in it. These parts will change as elements come and go out of stock.

Of course, there are LEGO brick-built statues and murals on display, as well as many sets. See the photos to see what the store has.

The opening day exclusive was the LEGO Brand Retail Store Set (40145) when you spend $199 or more in store.

The store charges full RRP for Sets but it’s expected to have all sets available as soon as they released by LEGO, which is great. Definitely sign up for the VIP program as it will help to save money on future purchases. The store is also expected to have polybags and other sets not normally available here through the other retailers.
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Rainbow Bricks at The Sydney Brick Show

March 13th, 2019

Rainbow Bricks members are proud and excited to be displaying again at
The Sydney Brick Show 2019.

Join at Sydney’s Biggest and Best LEGO® Fan Event.

Sydney’s premier LEGO® fan event is returning in April for it’s 8th consecutive year, showing at Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee in 2019.
The Sydney Brick Show is a community event, created by volunteer LEGO® fans, for LEGO® fans of all ages; showcasing unique LEGO® creations from over 100 Australian and New Zealand AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO).

First held in 2012, The Sydney Brick Show is a not-for-profit LEGO® event, presented in support of NADO (Nepean Area Disabities Organisation). Learn more about this important service at www.nado.org.au
Since 2012 The Sydney Brick Show has raised over $110,000 for 5 charities. Our 2018 event raised over $22,000 for NADO, and hope to surpass this amount in 2019 to contribute to their important services.

Event Overview:
• Original creations and displays of traditional LEGO® themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages, Including
LEGO® City, Star Wars, Trains, Superheroes, Pirates, Castle, Technic, Friends and many more. Plus unique
pop-culture, nostalgia, sci-fi and ‘geekery’ builds, plus vintage LEGO® displays from your childhood.
• Interact with the AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO®), creators of the MOCs (My Own Creations) on display.
Ask them questions about their hobby, their collections and the building techniques they use.
• Enjoy our huge LEGO® and DUPLO® play areas, our unique brick-built graffiti wall, or race our LEGO® RC cars.
• Café located inside the show marquee, plus lots of family-friendly local eateries within the Panthers complex.
• Exclusive retail opportunities covering the very best of LEGO®; including current and newly-released sets,
collectible minifigures, hard-to-find items, parts packs, jewellery, clothing, engraved bricks and vintage sets.

Tickets are avaiable at:
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SYDBRICK19