Medowie Brickfest

July 28th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
Medowie Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

We are excited to be returning to Medowie with Medowie Brickfest. The event is supporting Medowie Schools.

There will be exhibitors from across the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Sydney and of course, local exhibitors. They will be bringing their amazing creation for you to enjoy.

As well as the displays there will be:
Build Area: The always popular Build Area for the kids to build in.
Speed Builds: You have 3 minutes to bulld something. What will you build?
RC Trackers: Drive the Remote Control Trackers.
Food and drinks stalls
Coffee Van

DATE: Saturday 15th September
TIME: 10am - 4pm
COST: $5 a person/$15 a family
VENUE: Medowie Christian School

Tell your friends about the event and return to the Facebook Page for more details and LEGO news.
www.facebook.com/medowiebrickfest

LEGO Version of the Newcastle 500, Rainbow City 500

July 26th, 2018

As part of our massive table city layout at Newcastle Brickfest this yeary we created a LEGO version of the V8 Supercars Newcastle 500, the Rainbow City 500. :-)
This street circuit was a collaboration between 5 Rainbow Bricks members with another 5 members contributing with modulars and other details.
It covered 9 tables and featured many of the elements of the Newcastle 500 in the build.

Planning is already underway for next years City layout.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle [71043]

July 26th, 2018

Overnight LEGO released details of the huge Hogwarts Castle with 6,020 pieces.
The set 71043 is due for release on the 1st September at LEGO’s online store shop@home for $649.99. VIP members get access from the 15th August.

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Hogwarts-Castle-71043

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Product Details
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.

Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.

Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Snape™, Professor McGonagall™, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge™, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.

Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.

Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.

Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.

The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.

Also includes 5 buildable boats.

Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!

Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!

Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!

Climb the moving staircase!

Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.

Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue.

Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.

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REVIEW: Newcastle Brickfest 2018

July 22nd, 2018

Newcastle’s Largest LEGO Fan Event, Newcastle Brickfest, was back on Sunday 15th July at the Newcastle Racecourse and was it huge!
We had more exhibitors than ever before with 60 from across NSW and Victoria joining us to display their cool creations and collections.

It was a great day out for the family with lots of families there enjoying the beautiful winters day plus grandparents out with the grandkids and even a few adults there for themselves.

There was displays for everyone to enjoy. With old favorites like Star Wars to the new Technic Bugatti Chiron and other themes such as Friends and Disney on display as well. The feedback from our hard working volunteers was everyone had heaps of fun!

The city layout was our largest ever and most ambitious yet! The massive 28 table LEGO Rainbow City Layout featured a street circuit race, the Rainbow City 500. This was a LEGO version of the Newcastle 500 which runs in Newcastle each November. Our LEGO version featured a pit lane with teams from Friends and Ferrari to name a couple. On the track we had other Speed Champion sets racing around the circuit. The track also featured a number elements the real tracks has with the final hairpin including a crash by the beach, a section through the built up streets and even a band playing.

There was also a fairground with lots of rides including a working roller coaster! It included a working Ghost Train to carry passengers around the layout.

And that was only half the city layout! The other sections featured another city section with many original MOCed modulars and some LEGO modular sets. Plus a large train hub and a even a LEGO version of Stockton Bridge.

This year our cosplaying friends returned with their own area which featured some cool backdrops and displays including a Speeder and Captain America's Cap-cycle to name a couple.

As well as all that there was lots of other activities to do for the kids such as the always popular Brick play area, Remote control driving area, Colouring In Competition, Speed Build Competitions, Find A Minifigure Competition and a LEGO Raffle.

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to make the day a great one and we look forward to seeing you again.

Of course we will be back again in the 2019 July School Holidays!! :-)

The link below will take you to photos from the event.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157693131599901

LEGO Rebrick Ultimate Mech contest

July 18th, 2018

Congradulations to Jeff Carroll, Catpipe Creations - Art of Jeff Carroll and Rainbow Bricks member on winning the LEGO Rebrick Ultimate Mech contest.

https://www.lego.com/en-us/rebrick/contest-page/contests/nexo-knights

Some of you will have seen Jeff's amazing creations at our Rainbow Bricks Brickfest events.

Here is his Facebook page if you are interested in seeing his other creations.
https://www.facebook.com/catpipecreations/