Rainbow Bricks Website

November 7th, 2017

Where to find everything on the Rainbow Bricks' website.

HOME: Is the home page with LEGO Fan Event details and other LEGO stories.

NEWS: To see the new sets released and other LEGO related stories.

LINKS: To access all the links to Rainbow Bricks' social media feeds.

PHOTO FUN: See a selection of photos featuring LEGO minifigs.

Buy direct from LEGOshop.com: The World's Biggest LEGO Shop!

You can also follow Rainbow Bricks on any of these platforms:

website:
www.rainbowbricks.com.au
Instagram:
www.instragram.com/rainbowbrickslug
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/rainbow_bricks
Flickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums
Youtube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UC-fcaMaR7imtMkO4BiPvdOQ

Fake LEGO webstores - Way to help identify them.

December 2nd, 2020

LEGO are currently receiving emails and calls from parents and fans around the world regarding fake LEGO® webstores claiming to sell LEGO products often at very low prices.

The sites, which are usually promoted on popular social media sites, often look genuine. Many feature the LEGO logo, theme logos, photos of real LEGO sets and a similar design to the official LEGO webstore www.shop.LEGO.com.

LEGO, like many brands, are doing everything they can to protect consumers from fraud, and they take the issue of fraudulent and scam websites very seriously. They are working harder than ever to identify and report as many of these sites as possible.

The following simple steps can help you spot a fake, fraudulent or scam LEGO webstore.

Look closely at the contents of the site. Spend time looking at the entire website before purchasing anything. Check for incorrect language, fake consumer services addresses, terms and conditions for returns, privacy policy etc. If you are still in doubt after doing this, try calling the company if a phone number is provided on the page. Often, the phone numbers on fake webstores do not exist or they do not answer calls.

Be cautious of very low prices. When you see very low prices being offered on LEGO products, it may be a fake webstore that uses the tactic to lure you in to either buy fake LEGO sets or simply take your money.

Pay with debit or credit card. When buying a LEGO product online, a credit or debit card will often provide greater protection if you’re unfortunate enough to buy fake or non-existent products.

Check customer reviews. Look at various websites that collect customer reviews – use multiple sources. Check websites that alert about current scam sites.

If you see a potential fraudulent or scam website claiming to sell LEGO products, please contact customer service at www.LEGO.com/en-us/service

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Series 21 Collectible Minifigures revealed

December 2nd, 2020

Official images of series 21 Collectible Minifigs have been revealed and unlike previous series, this one, only has 12 Minifigs.

Due: 1st January 2021

There are some nice accessories and cool minifigs. Which is your favourite?

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Brisbane Waters Brickfest A Virtual LEGO Fan Event

October 16th, 2020

We would have loved to been their in person to have another great LEGO Fan Event on the Central Coast, but the next best thing is Brisbane Waters Brickfest @HOME

A Virtual LEGO FAN Event organised by LEGO Fans for LEGO Fans, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your lounge.

On Sunday 25th October from 10am, exhibitors will post photos/videos and LIVE streams of their displays for everyone to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/brisbanewatersbrickfest

We would love to see you, your family and friends join us online. Let them know about our Virtual LEGO Fan Event, Brisbane Water Brickfest @HOME!

LEGO Elf Club House (10275) Photo Overview

October 1st, 2020

Available: 1st October, from LEGO.com and LEGO Certified Stores 
LEGO.com Elf Club House icon

Pieces: 1,197

Price: $149.99

This is the latest set in the Winter Village range and is also part of the new adult range of sets, thus the dark packaging. 

The set has four elf Minifigs and a new reindeer which is a cool new mound. The Minifigs have already been photographed for later in the year, as well as the reindeer. The Minifigs torsos have prints front and back and two of the Minifig heads have two faces. 

There are number of micro builds, the plane and ship which are both perfect for me to use in other photos on our feeds. I love the new brick built PC with it’s ’Nice List’, which is a sticker unfortunately, but like the micro builds this will be used in photos on Rainbows social media feeds.

The build as a whole was fun, as the Winter Village builds are. There are some play features, which are not easy to use with my big boy hands, but I’m sure other will make good use of them. Wake up the elf’s by turning the clock or drop a waffle into the pan on the oven.

The build has some nice details throughout including the present wrapping area, which uses car doors in a different way. The rooflines are created very nicely and is a technique what can be used in other MOCs.

It will fit in well with all the previous Winter Village sets, or could be the start of a great new Christmas tradition. We have often used them as a centerpiece at Christmas and will no doubt again.

🎅🌈

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LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System™ [71374]

October 1st, 2020

The LEGO Group introduces LEGO® edition of classic Nintendo Entertainment System™

Nintendo Entertainment System™ [71374]

Pieces: 2,646

Price: AUD349.99

https://www.lego.com/.../nintendo-entertainment-system-71374

Available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com from August 1st 2020.

This highly collectible NES building set is part of a range of inspirational LEGO models designed for discerning hobbyists, as they look for their next immersive challenge.

The LEGO Group today announced a LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) Building Kit for adults, letting grown-up fans create their own NES console with LEGO bricks. The new kit, the latest product of the LEGO Group and Nintendo partnership, offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including the accompanying 1980’s style LEGO television set, so nostalgic gamers and LEGO fans can recreate their favorite Super Mario Bros.™ childhood experiences.

Today’s announcement will let adult fans take a trip down memory-lane by building a mechanically functional version of an all-time favourite console with LEGO bricks. The new NES Building Kit will include a controller with a connecting cable and plug and even an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking feature. The console also comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen. Fans can scan an included action brick with LEGO® Mario™ from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.

“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” said Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System™, the LEGO Group. “Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw Mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today. With the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most-loved consoles of all time so they can see the Super Mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”

The LEGO Group and Nintendo announced their partnership earlier this year, bringing a fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe to life through a Super Mario Starter Course set that exclusively features a LEGO Mario figure who displays a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and various action bricks. This entry point set was followed up on in May with a series of Power-Up Packs and in June with the announcement of a range of Expansion Sets and collectible Character Packs. All have been designed to build out the world of LEGO Super Mario, letting players unleash their creativity by building exactly the levels and challenges they want to see LEGO Mario and friends compete in.

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