UPCOMING EVENT: Newcastle Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2019
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning again in 2019!

Newcastle Brickfest is Newcastle's first and longest running LEGO Fan event. It’s a community event, created by local volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing LEGO creations and collections from across NSW.

Once again we are supporting Hunter Schools and Charities with the proceeds from this family friend, community event.

Original creations and displays of LEGO themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages. Interact with the exhibitors, ask them about their displays and LEGO in general. Plus we will have the always popular City Layout back again with working trains. As well as, all the displays, there will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy on the day.

This year we have added Saturday afternoon sessions for those of you who can’t make it on the Sunday.

We are also being joined by our Cosplaying friends from the Hunter Heroes, the Saurus Squad and Star Wars Characters!

This is a family friend, not for profit event, which has been supporting Newcastle charities. Over the previous 5 years we have been able to donated $50,000 to schools and charities Newcastle Brickfest has supported.

LEGO Activities:

Build Area - An area for the kids to build after being inspired by the exhibitors creations.

Speed Builds - This popular competition returns and will run each hour. You have just 3 minutes and a random selection of parts to build something. What will you create?

Tower Building - Help us build a huge tower with LEGO and LEGO Train Track.

Remote Control Trackers - Control the RC Tracker set in our driving area.

Find A Minifigure - Hidden on many of the displays will be a minifigure. Tell us how many for a chance to win a prize!

Colouring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.

LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.

Cosplay Area - Have your photo taken with one of the characters or one of the backdrops.

The Newcastle Racecourse will have their canteen open on the weekend.

We will once again be having staggered start times and limits per start time to make the experience of Newcastle Brickfest better. Once you have entered the event you can stay as long as you like!

DATE: Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July

TIME: Saturday 2pm - 5pm and Sunday 9.30am - 5pm

COST: $5 per person [Children under 2 are free]. There will be limited tickets at the door [$8 each]
Purchase your tickets from here. www.trybooking.com/BBHJK

Please share this with your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/281835562739165

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Rainbow Bricks at The Sydney Brick Show

March 13th, 2019

Rainbow Bricks members are proud and excited to be displaying again at
The Sydney Brick Show 2019.

Join at Sydney’s Biggest and Best LEGO® Fan Event.

Sydney’s premier LEGO® fan event is returning in April for it’s 8th consecutive year, showing at Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee in 2019.
The Sydney Brick Show is a community event, created by volunteer LEGO® fans, for LEGO® fans of all ages; showcasing unique LEGO® creations from over 100 Australian and New Zealand AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO).

First held in 2012, The Sydney Brick Show is a not-for-profit LEGO® event, presented in support of NADO (Nepean Area Disabities Organisation). Learn more about this important service at www.nado.org.au
Since 2012 The Sydney Brick Show has raised over $110,000 for 5 charities. Our 2018 event raised over $22,000 for NADO, and hope to surpass this amount in 2019 to contribute to their important services.

Event Overview:
• Original creations and displays of traditional LEGO® themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages, Including
LEGO® City, Star Wars, Trains, Superheroes, Pirates, Castle, Technic, Friends and many more. Plus unique
pop-culture, nostalgia, sci-fi and ‘geekery’ builds, plus vintage LEGO® displays from your childhood.
• Interact with the AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO®), creators of the MOCs (My Own Creations) on display.
Ask them questions about their hobby, their collections and the building techniques they use.
• Enjoy our huge LEGO® and DUPLO® play areas, our unique brick-built graffiti wall, or race our LEGO® RC cars.
• Café located inside the show marquee, plus lots of family-friendly local eateries within the Panthers complex.
• Exclusive retail opportunities covering the very best of LEGO®; including current and newly-released sets,
collectible minifigures, hard-to-find items, parts packs, jewellery, clothing, engraved bricks and vintage sets.

Tickets are avaiable at:
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SYDBRICK19

 

Rainbow Bricks at Beaumont Street Carnivale

March 13th, 2019

Last Sunday, Rainbow Bricks/Newcastle Brickfest was privileged to be part of another huge Newcastle community event, Beaumont Street Carnivale.

We had a fantastic day with a constant stream of people through our LEGO Fan Area which included a display and LEGO activities for everyone to enjoy.

Thank You to everyone who dropped by our area and said “hi” to us. We love to hear about your experiences with the brick. 😃

The day ended with Mental As Anything providing a fabulous soundtrack for us to pack our area up to. 😃🌈

We look forward to seeing you again next year and thank the organisers for including us in this great community day.


See Photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157690350007983

Sydney LEGO Store: OPENING DATE ANNOUNCED

March 12th, 2019

SYDNEY LEGO STORE:

OPENING DATE ANNOUNCED: THURSDAY 21ST MARCH

Shoppers will find the new store on Level 3, Oxford Street entrance, Westfield Bondi Junction.

PRESS RELEASE:
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The LEGO® Group and Alceon Group will unveil Sydney’s first LEGO® Certified Store on Thursday 21st March.

The Sydney store will become part of a global set of inspiring LEGO® retail experiences – with other iconic stores operating worldwide from London to New York and Shanghai. The landmark store will provide inspiring, interactive experiences for enthusiasts of all ages, with a focus on inspiring creativity.
Covering an impressive 302sqm total area over two floors, the flagship LEGO® experience is situated at Westfield Bondi Junction. The store will showcase a variety of unique features, including those which draw inspiration from Sydney landmarks, including a wall mounted LEGO® Opera House and Harbour Bridge mosaic.
Claus Kristensen, Vice President and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, The LEGO® Group says: “The LEGO® brand mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative free play and developing the imagination.
“The brand, which has delighted generations of children and adults, has been available in Australia for over 60 years. We now look forward to showcasing the creative potential of the LEGO® brick with Sydney’s first Certified LEGO® store.”
Supporting innovation and creativity is a central theme of the new store and this is encouraged with many unique, hands-on interactive brick experiences. These include Build-Your-Own Minifigure™ stations with thousands of combinations - including heads, legs, torsos, hairs, hats and accessories – and a signature LEGO® Pick a Brick Wall featuring countless combinations of bricks to choose from. The store also features exciting new LEGO® experiences such as a dedicated area designed specifically for children’s parties – The Brick Cave - and custom LEGO® brick engraving service for personalisation.
Richard Facioni, Executive Director, Alceon Group, commented: “We are delighted to bring one of the world’s favourite brands to Sydney within a custom built, flagship LEGO® retail experience.
“We are sure both Australian and worldwide visitors will enjoy the many features that are a tribute to creativity and imagination – including brick-built symbols of iconic Sydney landmarks.”
Highlights within the LEGO® Certified Store at Westfield Bondi Junction include:
- Larger–than-life bespoke 3D models including a 1.5m shark guy
- LEGO® Play tables providing children the opportunity to get creative and build whatever they imagine
- Two floors of LEGO® products, including hard-to-find products such as the new LEGO® Mustang set
LEGO® fun facts:
- ‘LEGO®’ means ‘play well’ from the Danish words ‘leg godt’
- There are more than 3,700 LEGO® element shapes in more than 60 colours
- The moulds used to produce LEGO® elements are accurate to within four microns - less than the width of a single hair
- If you built a column of about 40,000,000,000 LEGO® bricks, it would reach the moon!
Shoppers will find the new store on Level 3, Oxford Street entrance, Westfield Bondi Junction.

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RBL @ Beaumount Street Carnivale

March 4th, 2019


Rainbow Bricks are proud to announce that we'll be part of the Beaumont Street Carnivale community event on this Sunday 10th March.

We won't be the only attraction in the kids area on the day, we'll also be joined by the amazing people at Hunter Heroes and Saurus Squad (just to name a few).
More information can be found in the event page below. We hope to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1897821820271773/

Rainbow Bricks will have the Build Area, RC Trackers and Tower Building at the event in LEGO Fan Area.

Newcastle Regional Show Building Competition

March 3rd, 2019

This weekend Rainbow Brick ran a LEGO Building Competition at the Newcastle Regional Show.

The competition gave everyone who entered 15 minutes to build something from the Rainbow Bricks BOB (Bucket of Bricks).

For 2 and half days we had children building, Friday was quiet day being a School day, but Saturday was a lot busier. As a result we had over a 160 entries. The ages of the entries ranged from 2 to 56!

It was very well received by the Show and of course all the kids who entered or just enjoyed the builds.
😃🌈

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