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.
😃🌈

21318 LEGO® Ideas Tree House

July 25th, 2019

LEGO have released the official details for the next LEGO Ideas set, 21318 LEGO Ideas Tree House.

Change with the seasons, the tree has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements.

The set features 180+ botanical elements made from plant-based polyethylene plastic using sustainably sourced sugarcane.

21318 LEGO® Ideas Tree House
3036 pieces
Ages 16+.
Price: AUD$279.99

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/tree-house-21318?icmp=HP-SHH-EX-ID-legoid-722

Available from July 24th for LEGO VIPs and to the general public on August 1st at LEGO.com or LEGO Store.

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Detailed Tree House model to challenge LEGO® builders and inspire endless play!
Build, display and play with this intricately detailed, 3,036-piece LEGO® Ideas 21318 Tree House playset. A complex build for experienced LEGO builders that all the family will love to play with, it features a landscape base and 3 LEGO tree house cabins—a main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room. The tree has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements—these and various plant elements on the base are all made from sustainable-plant-based polyethylene plastic—and the treetop and cabin roofs are removable to allow easy access. The model is packed with play-inspiring features including a buildable picnic table and seats, swing, bonfire, treasure map and hidden gem element to play out a treasure hunt, and a wind-up crane on the balcony of the bedroom cabin. A great birthday gift, this unique creative toy comes with mom, dad and kids minifigures, plus a bird figure, to role-play fun family scenes. It also includes a booklet with building instructions and information about this LEGO Ideas set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
· This LEGO® Ideas set includes 4 minifigures: mom, dad and 2 children, plus a bird figure.
· This challenging, 3,036-piece building toy features a landscape base, tree with interchangeable sets of green (summer) leaves and yellow and brown (fall) leaves, and a LEGO® Tree House with 3 cabins—main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room.
· The treetop and cabin roofs are removable for easy access and play.
· Landscape base features a buildable picnic table with 4 minifigure seats and assorted elements to create a picnic, plus a buildable stream, swing (hanging from the tree), bonfire, hidden gem element, plant and bush elements, and a ladder to the cabins.
· Tree foliage features over 180 botanical elements made from plant-based polyethylene plastic using sustainably sourced sugarcane. Assorted plant elements around the tree are also made from this plant-based plastic. This is the first milestone in LEGO® Group’s ambitious commitment to make products using sustainable materials by 2030.
· Main bedroom cabin features a buildable bed, and assorted elements including hidden scissors (as a reference to the fan creator’s day job as a hairdresser), ship in a bottle, compass, clock plus a balcony with a hand-operated, wind-up crane to lift items up to the cabin.
· Bathroom features a buildable bathtub, toilet and sink.
· Kids’ room features bunk beds and assorted elements such as a book and treasure map.
· This LEGO® Ideas creative toy comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
· Measures over 14” (37cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep.

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THANK YOU NEWCASTLE

July 25th, 2019

THANK YOU NEWCASTLE!!

On behalf of all the exhibitors, volunteers, cosplayers and organisers, "Thank You" for coming along and supporting Newcastle Brickfest A LEGO Fan Event this year.

It was an awesome weekend of LEGO! 
We all had fun and hope you did as well. By coming along you helped to make it the biggest Newcastle Brickfest ever, with 5,700 people coming to our event.

The profits from the event will be shared between the Newcastle 5 groups the event supported this year.

If you missed the event or just want to have a look at the exhibits again the link below has photos from the event.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157706297337641

We will return again in July 2020 and hope to see you there.
😃🌈

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

May 31st, 2019

LEGO have announced the next LEGO Creator Expert set, which celebrates 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing in July.

The set is available from June 1st at LEGO.com and LEGO stores.

LEGO® Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
Pieces: 1087
Price: AUD159.99
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/NASA-Apollo-11-Lunar-Lander-10266

Press Release:
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Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO® Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11's Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

· Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

· This advanced LEGO® set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.

· Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.

· Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures.

· Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model.

· Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector.

· New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements.

· Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

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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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Port Macquarie Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
PORT MACQUARIE BRICKFEST 2019
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is proud to be returning again in 2019!

Port Macquarie Brickfest is a community event, created by volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing LEGO creations and collections from across NSW.

Once again we are supporting Port Macquarie Schools and Charities with the proceeds from this not for profit, family friendly, community event.

Original creations and displays of LEGO themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages. Interact with the exhibitors, ask them questions 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.

Activities:

*Build Area - An area for the kids to build after being inspired by the exhibitors creations.
*Tower Building - Help us build a huge train tower.
*Remote Control Trackers - Control the RC Tracker set in our driving area.
*Colouring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.
*LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.

The Indoor Stadium will have their kiosk open on the day for food and drinks.

DATE: Sunday 26th May
VENUE: Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium
TIME: Sunday 10am - 4pm
COST: $5 per person or $15 a family

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

www.facebook.com/events/303335473679695