Newcastle Brickfest 2018

March 27th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2018
A LEGO Fan Event

We are excited to announce that Sunday 15th July Newcastle Brickfest will be returning!

This is our biggest Newcastle Brickfest yet! The exhibitors are excited to return for the 5th annual Newcastle Brickfest with new exhibits. We have exhibitors coming from across NSW to display their amazing creations. As well as the displays there will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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

We will also have our largest city layout with new buildings plus a few old favourites. There will be fully working trams, trains and Monorail running around the city. Plus this year we will have a LEGO version of the Newcastle 500 Supercar Race through the city!!

In addition to the displays and activities we will once again be joined by Cosplayers from across the Hunter.

The 501st Leigon will have their own area with back drops (Tantive IV corridor) for people to have photos with the characters. And a speeder bike with the Endor backdrop.
In addition to the Star Wars and Superhero Cosplayers, we're looking forward to a herd of inflatable dinosaurs making an appearance at our event!

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!

Tickets are $5 per person and are only available from Trying.com.au:
www.trybooking.com/365706

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. 
  • 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!
  • Coloring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.
  • LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.
  • Cosplay Area - Have your photo taken with one the characters.

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

DATE: 15th July 2018
TIME: 9.30am - 5:30pm
COST: $5 per person [Children under 2 are free]. There will be limited tickets at the door [$8 each]
LOCATION:
Newcastle Jockey Club
Darling Street, Broadmeadow, New South Wales 2292

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Rainbow Bricks @ Central Coast Comic Con

May 18th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks @ Central Coast Comic Con

A small group of Rainbow Bricks members displayed at the 2018 Central Coast Comic Con on the 5th May 2018.

It was a great day with lots of feedback from the public loving the displays that Rainbow Bricks members had brought along.

It was a chance for some members to display something different to their usual display.

There was a mix of My Own Creations [MOCs] such as Space 1999 and Game of Thrones and sets such as Batman and Star Wars.

Here are some photos from the day.

www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157691067994310

Port Macquarie Brickfest

May 14th, 2018

We are pleased to announce the date for Port Macquarie Brickfest 2018! We also have a new Venue! 

DATES: Sunday 27th May 2018.

NEW VENUE: Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium, 

This year the proceeds from the event are supporting local Port Macquarie schools.

We will be back with new exhibits and lots for the family to do.There will be exhibitors from across NSW displaying their amazing creations as well as some old favourites like the LEGO City Layout. 

As well the Build Area for the children to build in. This year we will also have remote control Trackers to be driven by the children.

Tell your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you at Brickfest.

DATES: Sunday 27th May 2018.

NEW VENUE: Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium, Hasting River Dr & Hibbard Dr.

TIME: 10-4pm

COST: $5 a person, $15 a family

www.facebook.com/portmacquariebrickfest

10261 LEGO Creator Expert: Roller Coaster

April 27th, 2018

 AUD499.99 | 4,124 pieces 

Due 1st June [VIP 16th May]

LEGO have released images of the new set which looks amazing.

Love the pink beehive as candy floss!

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Roller-Coaster-10261

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Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO® Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns. Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.

Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
Move the rails to launch a second train.
Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO® Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
This amazing set includes over 4,120 pieces.
Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel.
Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.

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REVIEW: Central Coast Brickfest 2018

April 16th, 2018

DATE: Sunday 8th April
VENUE: Wyong Racecourse

It was a fantastic turn out for the 3rd Annual Central Coast Brickfest with a turn out of about 1800 people.

We had exhibitors from across the local area as well as the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Sydney displaying their creations for all to enjoy. Everything from Scooby Doo to Biconicle and Nexo Knights to Fabuland. There was something for everyone to enjoy. 

Our exhibitors are all volunteers who do this for the love of the brick and the joy their creations bring to the kids of all ages.

For those of you who may have missed Central Coast Brickfest or just want to see some of the amazing creations from our hard working exhibitors.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157665808979927

THANK YOU from Rainbow Bricks, and the Wyong High School P&C to everyone who came along. Profits from the day when to the hard working Wyong High P&C committee.

We hope everyone had a great time. I know the exhibitors all enjoyed the day and feedback they got from you.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

#rainbowbricks

LEGO Ideas TRON LEGACY 21314

April 16th, 2018

LEGO revealed the details of the latest LEGO Ideas set.

Drive at the speed of light with this futuristic LEGO® Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney!

Check out the official images of this set designed by Tom and Drew, a.k.a. BrickBros UK from the United Kingdom. The TRON: Legacy officially speeds to a LEGO store near you on the 31st of March, 2018 for a recommended retail price of AUD49.99

Jump onto Sam Flynn’s awesome Light Cycle and race against Rinzler. Divide the TRON grid to recreate the iconic chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Then team up with Quorra for a thrilling Identity Disc battle against Rinzler—but why has Rinzler got 2 Identity Discs? Or simply build and display these super-cool Light Cycles—the choice is yours!

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/TRON-Legacy-21314

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