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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Front Page Coverage!

January 28th, 2018

For our first event of 2018 "Brickfest at The Bay" which also happens to be Rainbow Bricks' longest running event because it was the first event we ever organised back in 2011. We achieved something we have never done before which was to be featured on the front page of the newspapers!

We have had lots of articles in magazines and newspapers about our events over the years which we are appreciate but never the front page. Now I know it's not a major newspaper and it was a quiet news period but still it was crazy to see our event featured on the front page! 

The event was a great success with more people over 2 days than we normally get over the 4 days we usually run it. And we are competing with the many beautiful beaches in the area which is why we have some many tourists plus the hot weather [35 and 40 degrees over the weekend]. Whether it was the front page, new location or all the other advertising that drew them in I can't say but it was still fun with lots of great feed back from both our exhibitors and the public.

MidCoast Brickfest

January 21st, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
MidCoast Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to announced we are returning on Sunday 4th March. We have rename the event to better reflect the area we are displaying in.

There will be lots new exhibits as our LEGO creators have been busy building since last year's event. Talk to the creators about their displays and see what can be done with LEGO bricks and some imagination.

Our exhibitors come from the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Sydney bringing their creations for you to enjoy. Old favorites like the City layout will be back with lots of movement, lights and working trains.

As well as the exhibits there will be the always popular Build Area for the kids to play in.

There will be a BBQ and Cake stall featuring the famous LEGO themed cookies and cakes. As well as slushies and coffee van for you to enjoy.

This year the P&C are running a LEGO Raffle with LEGO sets as the prizes! The tickets will be on sale on the day at the event.

Plus there will be LEGO sets, parts, and other LEGO merchandise for sale on the day. So start saving your pocket money.

Once again Rainbow Bricks is supporting Hallidays Point Public School P&C with proceeds from the event going to the P&C.

DATE: Sunday 4th March
TIME: 9am - 3pm
VENUE: Great Lakes College, Northern Parkway, Tuncurry
Entry is $5 per person, or $15 per family

Share this page or the event with your friends and family so you stay up to date.

Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/MidCoastBrickFest

Facebook Event:
www.facebook.com/events/2003059836623039

We look forward to seeing you there. :-)

SHOW REVIEW - Brickfest at the Bay 2018

January 11th, 2018

BRICKFEST AT THE BAY 2018
A LEGO FAN EVENT

The weekend and the event were a great success despite the heat! Thank you to everyone who braved the heat especially on the Sunday.

This year the proceeds from the event supported the Tomaree High Robotics Team.

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

We had lots of activities for the children to enjoy. The Build Area was popular across the weekend. As well as the remote control Trackers which the children got to drive.

Plus the Speed Build Competition which was full every time we ran it. It was so popular we had to run it twice on a number of occasions.

The Action Club ran the BBQ and drinks and they support local community projects.

Tell your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you at Brickfest at The Bay in 2019.

DATES: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th January 2018.
NEW VENUE: Anna Bay Public School, 191 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay NSW 2316

Here are some photos from the event for you to enjoy.

https://www.flickr.com/p…/kpowers67/albums/72157666192304699

The LEGO Batman Movie CMF series 2 revealed.

December 6th, 2017

LEGO have revealed the next Collectible Minifigure Series, The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Series 2.

They will be available in January 2018.

Individual images are in the full story.

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NEW LEGO Creator Expert Modular

December 1st, 2017

See the News Page for full details.