Rainbow Bricks @ Our Town Model Show

August 11th, 2019

Looking for something to do next weekend?

Rainbow Bricks @ Our Town Model Show
DATE: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August
TIME: 9am - 4pm
VENUE: Newcastle Jockey Club, Darling Street, Broadmedow

Rainbow Bricks members will once again be displaying their City Layout at Newcastle's Our Town Model Show. This community event has been running for over 30 years and Rainbow Bricks is proud to again be supporting this event.

As well as our city layout with working trains, we will have a range of LEGO Creator and LEGO Technics vehicles on display.

There will also be amazing scale model train layouts, model cars, plus working model boats and tanks on display.

Once again this event is supporting the Benwerrin Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade with much need life saving equipment.
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Disney Set 71044, Train and Station

August 14th, 2019

LEGO have released details of the Disney Set 71044, Train and Station.
It has a piece count of 2925 pieces including a Goofy minifigure.
The price is AUD549.99 and will be available from the 1st September at LEGO Stores and LEGO.com
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/disney-train-and-station-71044

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Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!
• Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
• The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
• Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
• Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
• Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
• Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
• Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
• Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
• Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
• Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
• Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
• This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
• The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
• LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
• Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com

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LEGO Ideas Set, 21319 Central Perk

August 11th, 2019

LEGO have released details of the next LEGO Ideas Set, it’s the Friends Set, 21319 Central Perk.

Pieces: 1,070
Price: AUD89.99
Available: 1st September
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/central-perk-21319

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THE CENTRAL PERK SET FROM FRIENDS ARRIVES IN LEGO® BRICK FORM

The LEGO Group is bringing the hit comedy Friends to life in brick form for its latest LEGO Ideas set, available from September 1st to mark the show’s 25th anniversary

For any LEGO fans who may feel their building is always stuck in second gear … there is something new coming that’s perfect for you – as famous TV show Friends arrives for fans with the new LEGO Ideas: Central Perk set.

Available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com starting September 1, 2019, this highly collectable set is a faithful recreation of Central Perk, and it’s packed with authentic details, making it a must-have memorabilia item for the Friends’ 25th anniversary year.

As well as seven all-new LEGO Minifigures (Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther), the new LEGO Ideas set features the iconic seating area, including the now famous couch, armchair and 2 chairs, all of which are removable for easy play.

Builders can also recreate the stage where Phoebe Buffay performed her songs on guitar (and Ross Geller once played his keyboard), as well as including a brick-built coffee machine, cookie jar with two cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items.

The set also includes three pillar elements in an all-new shade of green color and window with CENTRAL PERK logo decoration and even features two brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.

Measuring over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep, the set features 1,079 LEGO elements and is both great for play and display and is sure to grab attention in any room.

The LEGO Ideas Fan Designer for Central Perk was Aymeric Fievet from Normandy, France, who is passionate about TV series, movies and cartoons as well as LEGO products.

When designing the Central Perk set, Aymeric said, “The challenge was to visualize passages of the series to allow me to recreate the furniture and the characters in as much detail as possible. The assembly of this model took me about a week after finding the necessary references. During the voting period, the set was changed several times!”

LEGO Ideas offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the profits.

Fans can submit their own LEGO set ideas at ideas.LEGO.com

21319 LEGO Ideas Central Perk will be available directly via shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1 September 2019

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LEGO Ideas Tree House

July 29th, 2019

Over the weekind one of our members built the new LEGO Ideas Tree Hous, Set 21318. 

This set has over 3,000 pieces and was designed by LEGO Fan Kevin Feeser.

After building the set, our member took it out to get some location shots, plus there are some photos of the room details. The set is full of great details and some Easter Eggs.

It is available now at www.lego.com if you are a LEGO VIP or from the 1st August to the general public online or at LEGO stores.

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More LEGO Certified Stores are coming!

July 25th, 2019

More LEGO Certified Stores are coming to Australia, starting with a second one in Sydney [Broadway] in late 2019.

Then there will be more stores opening in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, with South Australia and Western Australia to follow in the New Year.

Today’s announcement follows Alceon’s confirmation of New Zealand’s first LEGO Certified Store in Auckland that will also open later this year.

As we get more details we will pass them along.
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