RAINBOW BRICKS NEXT EVENT: MidCoast Brickfest - A LEGO Fan Event

January 12th, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
MidCoast Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to the MidCoast for the 4th MidCoast Brickfest on Sunday February 24th.

Our exhibitors are all volunteers who display for the love of LEGO and being able to support charities and schools at the same time. This family friendly community event is supporting Hallidays Point Public School.

We have many new exhibit for everyone to enjoy as well as old favorites like the City Layout which has been upgraded since last year.

There will be many activities such as the always popular Build Area, plus the RC Trackers Driving Area and a new tower building activity.
There will be LEGO inspired cakes and other lollies, as well as, food and drinks.

DATE: Sunday 24th February
TIME: 9am - 3pm
VENUE: Great Lakes College Tuncurry Campus
COST: $5 a person or $15 a family

Please share this family friendly community event with your friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you there. :-)

NEW SET: LEGO 10264 Corner Garage

December 4th, 2018

LEGO have release details of the latest modular, here are the images and details. Let us what you think of the set.

LEGO 10264 Corner Garage
Available 1st Jan
AUD299.99
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Corner-Garage-10264

PRESS RELEASE
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The Corner Garage will be available for purchase starting January 1st (with no early access for LEGO VIPs). The full press release from LEGO as well as an expanded photo gallery are included below.

LEGO 10264 Corner Garage
Ages 16+. 2,569 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – FR 189.99€ – DK 1,499DKK – AU 299.99

Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!

Drop by the LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories. On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden. The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp. This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.

Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
Tow truck features a working hoist.
Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1×1 medium gray roof tiles, 1×1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com starting January 1, 2019.

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Newcastle 500 [2019]

November 30th, 2018

Over the last weekend of November Newcastle hosts the Supercars Finale. Before the track was closed for racing Rainbow Bricks took some of the Speed Champion sets on track to get a few photos. :-)

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UPCOMING EVENT: Brickfest at The Bay

November 30th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to Anna Bay Public School in 2019 and so are our exhibitors.

Date: Saturday 5th and 6th Sunday January 2019
Venue: Anna Bay Public School
Display times: 10am - 4pm

Like all our community events we are supporting local schools and charities. This year’s event is supporting the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary.

We already have exhibitors from across the Hunter and Central Coast plus local exhibitors coming to display their creations for you to enjoy.

As well as the amazing creations and collections on display there will be many activities for you to enjoy.
# The Build Area which is always a favorite
# The Remote Control Driving Area where the kids and the young at heart can drive the RC Trackers.
# Tower building Activity

There be a Raffle with LEGO prizes to win.

Plus we will have a coffee van provided by HE BREWS Mobile Cafe and BBQ provided by Action Club of Nelson Bay.

Don't forget to tell you your friends and family about our event.

We look forward to seeing you. :-)

REVIEW: Maitland Brickfest

November 30th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
Maitland Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Date: Sunday 18th November
Venue: Maitland High School

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We were back at Maitland after a three year break. It was a perfect day for a LEGO event and resulted in a great crowd. This family-friendly community event supported Largs Public School and Maitland Cub Scouts.

There were 35 Rainbow Bricks exhibitors from across the Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast displaying their creations and collections for the public to enjoy. There was everything from Star Wars to Friends on display, sets from the 80s to the latest releases and some amazing creations for everyone to enjoy.

In addition, to celebrate the release of the latest Fantastic Beast film, we had a large selection of new and old Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts sets and MOC on display which the crowd loved. The Rainbow City layout had another upgrade with the introduction of train ballast, more landscaping and working lights for the police vehicles. The city also got it first set of working traffic lights.

As well as the amazing creations and collections on display there will be many activities for the kids to enjoy. The Build Area is always a favorite plus the Remote Control Driving Area where the kids and the young at heart can drive the RC Trackers was popular.

We also had our new Train Tower building activity at Maitland, which proved another success. The kids and some adults who really got involved as the tower got taller had fun with the new activity.

The principle of the Largs Public School was very appreciative of the effort, the exhibitors and the organisers put into the event.

Rainbow Bricks loved supporting these local groups and will be back again in 2019.

REVIEW: Bateau Bay Brickfest

November 7th, 2018

Bateau Bay Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event
Presented by Rainbow Bricks

Date: 21st October 2018
Venue: Bateau Bay PCYC, NSW Australia

Rainbow Bricks visited the Central Coast suburb of Bateau Bay on Sunday 21st October.

Rainbow Bricks members traveled from Sydney, Newcastle, Port Stephens, The Hunter Valley, plus, of course, local Central Coast Members to display their various creations/collections to an appreciative crowd. There were displays for everyone to enjoy from Star Wars to Elves and the Taj Mahor to the latest James Bond DB5 model.

The always popular RC Trackers Driving Area and Build Areas were crowded all day.

Despite the wet weather, the family-friendly community day was a huge success with lots of positive feedback from the public and some inquiries on exhibiting. The profits from the day supported Brooke Avenue Public School P&C and the Bateau Bay PCYC.

The many new exhibitors who displayed there had a great day and are already planning their next builds to display!

Thank You to everyone who came along and supported the event. Additionally, Thank you to everyone who shared our community event with their friends and family.

We look forward to returning to the Central Coast again in 2019. :-)

To see photos from the day follow the link below:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/sets/72157693723954440