UPCOMING EVENT: Bateau Bay Brickfest

October 5th, 2018

Rainbow Brickfest presents
Bateau Bay Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks are excited to announce the first Bateau Bay Brickfest. This community event is supporting Brooke Avenue Public School P&C and Bateau Bay PCYC.

There will be exhibitors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas bringing their amazing creations for you to enjoy. Talk to the exhibitors about their displays and LEGO in general.

We will have our always popular and larger Rainbow Bricks city layout including working trains and trams and lots of other lights and movement.

As always we will have the build area for the kids to build something after being inspired by the creations on display.

Plus there will be LEGO Sets, bricks, minifigs and other LEGO Merchandise for sale at the event.

DATE: Sunday 21st October
VENUE: Bateau Bay PCYC
TIME: 10am - 4pm
COST: $5 per person or $15 per family.

We look forward to seeing you there :-)

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LEGO Technics Bugatti Chiron 42083

June 1st, 2018

The LEGO group and Bugatti Automobile S.A.S. unveiled the latest Technics Supercars LEGO Technics Bugatti Chiron [42083] today.

This is a huge set at 3599 pieces and will be available at other retailers from the 1st August. The price is $599.99.

The set is available now at
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Bugatti-Chiron-42083?CMP=SOC-FB-BugattiReveal&p=42083

Press Release
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REVEALED: THE NEW LEGO® TECHNIC BUGATTI CHIRON
Where art, engineering and bricks combine

Billund, 1st of June 2018. LEGO Group and Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. have today revealed the new LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron. The 1:8 scale super car will be available from June 1.

The LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron model brings together the iconic design heritage of the French ultra-luxury car brand and LEGO Technic elements, with a reimagined version of the latest cutting-edge super car from Molsheim.

The new model was unveiled at LEGO House at the company’s headquarters in Billund by Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group, and Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. The 1:8 scale LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron will be available from June 1, only at all LEGO® stores and shop.LEGO.com, then all retailers globally from August 1, 2018.

The model encapsulates the magic, power and elegance of the Chiron, unveiled to the world two years ago and now brought to life in LEGO Technic form, offering a unique, authentic building experience for car enthusiasts and LEGO fans of all ages.

Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group said:

“I am very excited about this new model. Our LEGO designers have done an amazing job capturing the details of this iconic Bugatti design. It truly stands as testament that with LEGO bricks you can build anything you can imagine, and an example that with LEGO Technic, you can build for real. It’s a huge model that I can’t wait to start building myself. I’ve always been passionate about engineering and this model’s details and design are truly fascinating.”

Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.:

“Thanks to their proven design and technology expertise, the LEGO Group and Bugatti are the epitomes of their brand segments. The LEGO Technic model of the Bugatti Chiron is an expression of this perfect relationship. I am impressed at the precision and refinement with which our super sports car has been translated into the LEGO world and I am sure that fans of both LEGO bricks and Bugatti will love this product.”

The 1:8 scale LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron replica model – measuring over 5” (14cm) high, 22” (56cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide and featuring 3,599 pieces – is packed full of intricate details and immersive touches. These include aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, detailed cockpit with movable paddle gearshift, and detailed W16 engine with moving pistons.

Open the doors and you’ll discover that there’s more to the cockpit than first meets the eye, featuring a LEGO Technic 8-speed gearbox with paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the iconic Bugatti emblem.

Each individual model comes personalised with its own unique serial number, carefully stored under the hood to unlock special content on LEGO.com/technic. The set also features a speed key which enables you to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position.

Hidden discreetly under the hood, you will also discover an additional authentic Bugatti Chiron detail – the stylish Bugatti overnight bag.

Staying true to Bugatti’s heritage, the model features the classic duo-tone blue color scheme reflecting the brand’s signature colour, and a set of identifiable stickers for additional detailing and authenticity of the build.

Delivering a final ’artistic’ touch, the set comes enclosed in an exclusive box and includes a ’coffee table’ style collectors booklet with comprehensive building instructions. Fans can also dive deep into the inspiration behind the design with series of nine exclusive podcasts featuring Bugatti and LEGO experts.

Available from LEGO® stores and shop.LEGO.com from June 1

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Rainbow Bricks @ Central Coast Comic Con

May 18th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks @ Central Coast Comic Con

A small group of Rainbow Bricks members displayed at the 2018 Central Coast Comic Con on the 5th May 2018.

It was a great day with lots of feedback from the public loving the displays that Rainbow Bricks members had brought along.

It was a chance for some members to display something different to their usual display.

There was a mix of My Own Creations [MOCs] such as Space 1999 and Game of Thrones and sets such as Batman and Star Wars.

Here are some photos from the day.

www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157691067994310

Port Macquarie Brickfest

May 14th, 2018

We are pleased to announce the date for Port Macquarie Brickfest 2018! We also have a new Venue! 

DATES: Sunday 27th May 2018.

NEW VENUE: Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium, 

This year the proceeds from the event are supporting local Port Macquarie schools.

We will be back with new exhibits and lots for the family to do.There will be exhibitors from across NSW displaying their amazing creations as well as some old favourites like the LEGO City Layout. 

As well the Build Area for the children to build in. This year we will also have remote control Trackers to be driven by the children.

Tell your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you at Brickfest.

DATES: Sunday 27th May 2018.

NEW VENUE: Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium, Hasting River Dr & Hibbard Dr.

TIME: 10-4pm

COST: $5 a person, $15 a family

www.facebook.com/portmacquariebrickfest

10261 LEGO Creator Expert: Roller Coaster

April 27th, 2018

 AUD499.99 | 4,124 pieces 

Due 1st June [VIP 16th May]

LEGO have released images of the new set which looks amazing.

Love the pink beehive as candy floss!

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Roller-Coaster-10261

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Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO® Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns. Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.

Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
Move the rails to launch a second train.
Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO® Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
This amazing set includes over 4,120 pieces.
Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel.
Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.

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REVIEW: Central Coast Brickfest 2018

April 16th, 2018

DATE: Sunday 8th April
VENUE: Wyong Racecourse

It was a fantastic turn out for the 3rd Annual Central Coast Brickfest with a turn out of about 1800 people.

We had exhibitors from across the local area as well as the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Sydney displaying their creations for all to enjoy. Everything from Scooby Doo to Biconicle and Nexo Knights to Fabuland. There was something for everyone to enjoy. 

Our exhibitors are all volunteers who do this for the love of the brick and the joy their creations bring to the kids of all ages.

For those of you who may have missed Central Coast Brickfest or just want to see some of the amazing creations from our hard working exhibitors.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157665808979927

THANK YOU from Rainbow Bricks, and the Wyong High School P&C to everyone who came along. Profits from the day when to the hard working Wyong High P&C committee.

We hope everyone had a great time. I know the exhibitors all enjoyed the day and feedback they got from you.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

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