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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LEGO Creator Expert Set 10254 Winter Holiday Train

March 4th, 2017

SET NUMBER: 10254

NAME: Winter Holiday Train

Parts: 734

Theme: Creator Expert

The set included 5 minifigs including 2 children.

This was a fun build which didn't take too long. Just a few hours. It was a not a challenging build but still one that was enjoyable. While the build doesn't come with Power Function there are instructions that tell you how to modify the set to be Powered Functioned once you get the neccessary parts.

See our YouTube video for a review and build below.

 

 

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LEGO 10255 Assembly Square Mirror Image Speed Build

March 2nd, 2017

 

SET NUMBER: 10255

NAME: Assembly Square

Parts: 4,002

Over a couple of weekends we built the new modular set from LEGO, 10255 Assembly Square. This is the 10th Anniversary modular.

We spent about 12 hours building the set and there are lots of great details and build technics. As well as many new elements and old elements in new colours.

To make the building different to most others we decided to build it mirror image. This was not an issue apart from one peiece [part of the stairs] which needed a different part to what was supplied and we didn't have the right one either. But it was easily fixed and is interior so no one will see it when the build is on display.

The second modification made after the build was completed was to spread the build over 2 base plates. This makes the modular easier to fit into Rainbow Bricks city layouts for RBL events.

There are great details in each of the different shops, offices and apartments.

See the LEGO 10255 Assembly Square Speed Build on our YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHUV0_SCJ5U

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Central Coast Brickfest:

February 20th, 2017

Rainbow Bricks Presents

Central Coast Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Due to the success of last years event we have moved to a bigger venue!

We have builders from across NSW coming to display. There will be something for everyone. 
The creations are made by fans for fans.

There will also be a Build Area for the children to build and play in.

There will be LEGO sets, parts and merchandise for sale on the day.

DATE: Sunday 2nd April
TIME: 10am - 4pm
COST: $5 a person/$15 a family
VENUE: Wyong Race Club
71-73 Howarth Street, Wyong, New South Wales 2259

 

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/CentralCoastBrickFest/

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/237998673319420/

 

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SHOW REVIEW: Halliday Point Brickfest

February 20th, 2017

Rainbow Bricks Presents 
Hallidays Point Brickfest 
A LEGO Fan Event

For those of you who missed the event or wanted to see the exhibits again follow the link below.

As result of 2016 successful event we move to a larger venue. Which was great because we had double the number of exhibitors as we in 2016.

The new venue was a great success allowing people to stay longer and enjoy the builds on display. The exhibitors all had a great day talking to everyone about their creations or LEGO in general.

We hope you had enjoyable time and hope to see you again in 2018 when we return!

 

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Welcome to the new Rainbow Bricks Website!

February 20th, 2017

As you can see we have updated the website.

We will update the content over the next few weeks but in the meantime to you can follow on our Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/rainbowbricks

Our other social media feeds are:

https://twitter.com/Rainbow_Bricks

https://www.instagram.com/rainbowbrickslug/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-fcaMaR7imtMkO4BiPvdOQ

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

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