UPCOMING EVENT: Central Coast Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
Central Coast Brickfest A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to the Central Coast again! Central Coast Brickfest has a new venue and date for 2019!

Central Coast Brickfest is the Central Coast longest running LEGO Fan event and is a community event, created by volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing unique LEGO creations from over 20 Rainbow Bricks members.

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.

This is a family friend, not for profit event which is supporting Central Coast charities.

Enjoy the LEGO activities:

LEGO Build Area - The kids can build something after being inspired by the displays.
Tower Build - How high can the train tower be built?
RC Trackers - Drive one the LEGO RC Trackers in our drive area.
Speed Build - You have 3 minutes to build anything from a ramdon selection of LEGO parts.

DATE: Sunday April 28th
VENUE: Wadalba Community School
TIME: 10am - 4pm
COST: $15 a family/$5 a person

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

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LEGO MOVIE 2, Advanced Screenings

February 15th, 2019

I hope everyone had a "Super Cool" last weekend and managed some LEGO love!

Rainbow Bricks had a fun weekend with a meet up and LEGO Movie 2 Advanced Screening at two Event Cinemas [Kotara and Tuggerah] featuring displays from Rainbow Bricks members on Saturday and Sunday.

The display featured a small city layout including the Palace Cinema which was surprise, screening "The LEGO MOVIE 2", plus some sets from both LEGO MOVIES and LEGO Batman.

The kids and many adults loved the display, even adults not there for the LEGO MOVIE where interested in the display.

Thanks to all our exhibitors who displayed at both Cinemas. 

You can see photos here from the display:

https://flickr.com/photos/74285359@N05/sets/72157689483403283

The LEGO MOVIE 2 - Advanced Screening Weekend

February 7th, 2019

Our friends at Event Cinemas Kotara have Advance Screenings of The LEGO Movie 2 coming up on Saturday 9th Feb and Sunday 10th Feb at 4pm on both days.

3.30PM SAT 9 & SUN 10 FEB
Rainbow Bricks and Newcastle Brickfest will have a LEGO display in foyer. There will also be fun FREE craft activities before the film!

4PM - FILM COMMENCES

Get tickets here>>> www.eventcinemas.com.au/Promotions/TheLegoMovieTheSecondPart

UPDATE:
We have Rainbow Bricks members who will be displaying at Event Cinemas Tuggerah. So check out their display as well.

Get tickets here >>> https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/Promotions/TheLegoMovieTheSecondPart

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. :-)

LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine [10268]

January 11th, 2019

Inspired by the Box Art for the Vestas Wind Turbine we took the LEGO Creator Expert set on location for a photo shoot.

Shortly before Christmas one cool and overcast morning we set up the Vestas Wind Turbine on cliff top next to the ocean looking down the coast.

See the full story for the location shots.

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REVIEW: LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine

December 28th, 2018

LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine

Set Number: 10268
Pieces: 826
Build Time: approximately 3.5 hours

Currently available from LEGO Shop@Home: shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/Vestas-Wind-Turbine-10268

For this build I was inspired by the box art to take it outside and build it one morning. I set up a build table in the backyard and had a relaxing morning building the set over the space of about 3.5 hours. This included time putting out some washing, chatting with my wife and having breakfast! 😊 It also included time looking for parts! Why? Because the 12 bags are not numbered, and I decided it wasn't too big a build to sort it into colours and similar parts.

This set is based on an earlier promotional set number 4999 produced in 2008 for Vestas employees only.

The instruction book has serval pages with information on wind power and on the new sustainable LEGO trees in this set, which are made from plant-based plastics. These trees will appear in more sets going forward

We start with the Minifigs and in this set there are 3. They are standard looking minifigures with one female, and two males who are employees of Vestas with the Vestas logo printed on their torso.

The first build is the maintenance truck and maintenance gear which goes in the back of the truck. Again, it’s a pretty standard build but still fun to put together. The main feature would be the Vestas logo on the side of the van.

Next, we are on to the base of the build, café and hill, and so to strengthen this section I added 4 16x16 green plates to it. I will be displaying this set in our Rainbow City Layout and for transportation reason I wanted a base that was more solid and had less flex.

The retro looking cafe is a simple build in the style of 70’s/80’s sets. It’s cool looking, but not my style and I may give it an upgrade down the track, if I get time. 😊

The hill which the Turbine sits in is used to hide the battery box and to anchor the tower to the base. This is the first set I have built that has the green BURPs (Big Ugly Rock Pieces) in it. They make for a solid and quickly build hill which can be add to if you want to modify the look of the hill. With a few more BURPs you could make it a complete hill. The anchor point is very clever and works well. I have been able to remove the tower and reattach it easily which for me is important for transportation to and from Brickfest events.

The tower itself is a solid design and hides the power cable inside it for the motor in the blade section. The motor and the gearing are cleanly contained inside the motor section of the tower. There is quite of bit of Technics building involved in this section but that is to be expected considering it's the heart of the build.

The blades are well built and big, and they can be pinned in two different ways, flat or angular. Angular is how they are on real Wind Turbines. Once the blades are pinned into place the build is finished and we are real to let rip! It's very satisfying when you turn it on and it works perfectly.

While it maybe a simple build in general that doesn't matter as it a great working set and at a metre tall will stand over most other LEGO creations in your LEGO city.

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