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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REVIEW: MidCoast Brickfest 2018

March 9th, 2018

Thank You to everyone who came along to Rainbow Bricks' event MidCoast Brickfest on Sunday. It was a great success with the profits going to the hard working Halliday’s Point Public School P&C.

Around 2000 visitors came through the doors to see that the builders had brought to display. The children were also treated to a free build area and a Speed Build Competition which was very popular!

Of course the event would also not be possible without the exhibitors and their wonderful creations. None of the exhibitors are paid they are all volunteers donating their time and energy to help out the event charities/schools.

We hope you enjoyed the day. Tell us which you enjoyed the most was it the exhibits, the Build Area or the Speed Build Competition. Did you go home and build? :-)

We look forward to seeing you again.

Follow the link below to see photos from the event. 😊
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157662854693977

LEGO CITY 60171 Mountain Fugitives: Creative Activity

February 21st, 2018

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Over the last few weeks Rainbow Bricks members have been having fun with LEGO City set 60171 Mountain Fugitives.
There are some nice new parts in this particular set plus it’s not too expensive if you wanted to do something similar. Kmart and Big W sell it for $10.

The guidelines for this challenge were:
Only use the pieces from this set
Only 1 set per build.
You can build whatever you like using as many or as little of the pieces as you like.
And remember, have FUN with your creations!

Here are the results. Some tell a story while others built an item. It's not as easy as you think when only have parts from one set. 😊
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Powerpuff Girls - August.

February 18th, 2018

Powerpuff Girls sets have been announced for August. There will be 2 sets. 

For those of you who missed out on the Minifigures in the LEGO Dimensions packs this will be a great chance to pick them up.

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The Hulkbusrer: Ultron Edition

February 18th, 2018

Another press release overnight. VERONICA smashes into LEGO on the 3rd March!

The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition
76105
1363 pieces
AUD199.99 Released 3rd March

Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO® brick version of the Hulkbuster mech, featuring a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. Choose from 2 interchangeable left arms, including a jackhammer arm with punching function, and activate the LEGO light brick in the chest. This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set also includes a display platform with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms and a desk, plus a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.

Includes a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.
Hulkbuster features a flip-up head, rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, LEGO® light brick in the chest, 2 interchangeable left arms—a standard arm or jackhammer arm with punching function and 12 glow-in-the-dark elements.
Activate the chest light by pressing the button on the Hulkbuster's back.
Platform features a flip-up Hulkbuster information plate, plus 8 alternative attachment points for 2 posable robotic construction arms and a desk with 2 attached computer screen elements and space for the buildable hotrod car and buildable Veronica satellite.
Clip the spare Hulkbuster arm to either of the robotic construction arms for neat display.
Also includes a fire extinguisher element.
This superhero toy is suitable for ages 14+.
Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
Platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.

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Harry Potter returns in August 2018

February 17th, 2018

Over night and ahead of the New York Toy Fair LEGO announced the return of Harry Potter this August.

So we may get more images from the New York Toy Fair of this and other new releases.

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75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

878 pieces | $99.99 USD | $129.99 CAD | Available August 1, 2018

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts!

Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements. Includes 10 minifigures and buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, plus Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Features the buildable Great Hall and a tower.

The Great Hall features tables, head table with seats, fireplace, 2 reversible house banners and 4 ‘floating’ candles, food (turkey leg, ice cream and a small cake) brooms, trophy cup and a teapot

The 4-level tower features movable Grand Staircase spiral steps at its base, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised with changeable pictures and roosting spot for Fawkes.

Also includes a boat with hanging lantern.
Place the pupils in the boat and sail to Hogwarts Castle.
Help Hermione and Susan create magical potions.
Feast in the Great Hall, then use the sorting hat to select the pupils’ houses!
Welcome the new students with Hagrid, Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall.
Use the magic wands to pitch Harry against Draco in the Dueling Club!
Swoop Fawkes into battle and help Harry battle the giant Basilisk serpent.
Gaze into the Mirror of Erised with Ron and change the picture.
Turn Quirinus Quirrell into Lord Voldemort by rotating his head!
Recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter movies.
Accessory elements include 7 wands, 3 tumblers, umbrella, lantern, broom, sorting hat, cauldrons, potions, candles, 2 wizard brooms, food, trophy, teapot, chest and a spider.
Build even bigger adventures and combine with 75953 Whomping Willow.
Hogwarts Great Hall measures over 14” (37cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.

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