Maitland Brickfest A LEGO Fan Event

November 9th, 2019

The wait is nearly over and Rainbow Bricks is super excited to be returning to Maitland for the second annual Maitland Brickfest A LEGO Fan Event!

The exhibits are built by LEGO Fans for you the LEGO fan to enjoy. The event is full of LEGO creations ranging in size and theme. Lots for the whole family to see and do. Get inspired by the creations built by some of Australia’s master builders.

As well as the exhibits on display there will be a Build Area for the kids to build in, a sausage sizzle, a coffee van, a Raffle [LEGO prizes] and LEGO retail stalls.

DATE: Sunday 17th November
TIME: 10am - 4pm
VENUE: Maitland High School. Entry is via Pierce Street
COST: $5 a person or $15 a family
All proceeds go to Largs Public School and East Maitland Scouts.

Please share/tag the event with your friends and family.
www.facebook.com/events/1422970764535441

We look forward to seeing you at Maitland Brickfest!
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LEGO Ideas Tree House

July 29th, 2019

Over the weekind one of our members built the new LEGO Ideas Tree Hous, Set 21318. 

This set has over 3,000 pieces and was designed by LEGO Fan Kevin Feeser.

After building the set, our member took it out to get some location shots, plus there are some photos of the room details. The set is full of great details and some Easter Eggs.

It is available now at www.lego.com if you are a LEGO VIP or from the 1st August to the general public online or at LEGO stores.

#legoideastreehouse 

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More LEGO Certified Stores are coming!

July 25th, 2019

More LEGO Certified Stores are coming to Australia, starting with a second one in Sydney [Broadway] in late 2019.

Then there will be more stores opening in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, with South Australia and Western Australia to follow in the New Year.

Today’s announcement follows Alceon’s confirmation of New Zealand’s first LEGO Certified Store in Auckland that will also open later this year.

As we get more details we will pass them along.
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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.

PRESS RELEASE
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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.
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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

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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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