UPCOMING EVENT: Brickfest at The Bay

November 30th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to Anna Bay Public School in 2019 and so are our exhibitors.

Date: Saturday 5th and 6th Sunday January 2019
Venue: Anna Bay Public School
Display times: 10am - 4pm

Like all our community events we are supporting local schools and charities. This year’s event is supporting the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary.

We already have exhibitors from across the Hunter and Central Coast plus local exhibitors coming to display their creations for you to enjoy.

As well as the amazing creations and collections on display there will be many activities for you to enjoy.
# The Build Area which is always a favorite
# The Remote Control Driving Area where the kids and the young at heart can drive the RC Trackers.
# Tower building Activity

There be a Raffle with LEGO prizes to win.

Plus we will have a coffee van provided by HE BREWS Mobile Cafe and BBQ provided by Action Club of Nelson Bay.

Don't forget to tell you your friends and family about our event.

We look forward to seeing you. :-)

Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle [71043]

July 26th, 2018

Overnight LEGO released details of the huge Hogwarts Castle with 6,020 pieces.
The set 71043 is due for release on the 1st September at LEGO’s online store shop@home for $649.99. VIP members get access from the 15th August.

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Hogwarts-Castle-71043

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Product Details
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.

Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.

Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Snape™, Professor McGonagall™, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge™, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.

Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.

Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.

Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.

The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.

Also includes 5 buildable boats.

Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!

Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!

Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!

Climb the moving staircase!

Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.

Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue.

Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.

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REVIEW: Newcastle Brickfest 2018

July 22nd, 2018

Newcastle’s Largest LEGO Fan Event, Newcastle Brickfest, was back on Sunday 15th July at the Newcastle Racecourse and was it huge!
We had more exhibitors than ever before with 60 from across NSW and Victoria joining us to display their cool creations and collections.

It was a great day out for the family with lots of families there enjoying the beautiful winters day plus grandparents out with the grandkids and even a few adults there for themselves.

There was displays for everyone to enjoy. With old favorites like Star Wars to the new Technic Bugatti Chiron and other themes such as Friends and Disney on display as well. The feedback from our hard working volunteers was everyone had heaps of fun!

The city layout was our largest ever and most ambitious yet! The massive 28 table LEGO Rainbow City Layout featured a street circuit race, the Rainbow City 500. This was a LEGO version of the Newcastle 500 which runs in Newcastle each November. Our LEGO version featured a pit lane with teams from Friends and Ferrari to name a couple. On the track we had other Speed Champion sets racing around the circuit. The track also featured a number elements the real tracks has with the final hairpin including a crash by the beach, a section through the built up streets and even a band playing.

There was also a fairground with lots of rides including a working roller coaster! It included a working Ghost Train to carry passengers around the layout.

And that was only half the city layout! The other sections featured another city section with many original MOCed modulars and some LEGO modular sets. Plus a large train hub and a even a LEGO version of Stockton Bridge.

This year our cosplaying friends returned with their own area which featured some cool backdrops and displays including a Speeder and Captain America's Cap-cycle to name a couple.

As well as all that there was lots of other activities to do for the kids such as the always popular Brick play area, Remote control driving area, Colouring In Competition, Speed Build Competitions, Find A Minifigure Competition and a LEGO Raffle.

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to make the day a great one and we look forward to seeing you again.

Of course we will be back again in the 2019 July School Holidays!! :-)

The link below will take you to photos from the event.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157693131599901

LEGO Rebrick Ultimate Mech contest

July 18th, 2018

Congradulations to Jeff Carroll, Catpipe Creations - Art of Jeff Carroll and Rainbow Bricks member on winning the LEGO Rebrick Ultimate Mech contest.

https://www.lego.com/en-us/rebrick/contest-page/contests/nexo-knights

Some of you will have seen Jeff's amazing creations at our Rainbow Bricks Brickfest events.

Here is his Facebook page if you are interested in seeing his other creations.
https://www.facebook.com/catpipecreations/

Calendar of events: 2018/19

July 18th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks LEGO Fan Events for 2018

Medowie Brickfest - Saturday 15th September

Bateau Bay Brickfest - Sunday 21st October

Maitland Brickfest - Sunday 17th November [TBC]

2019

Brickfest @ the Bay - Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th January

MidCoast Brickfest - March [Date TBC]

Central Coast Brickfest - April [Date TBC]

Port MacQuarie Brickfest - Sunday 26th May

Newcastle Brickfest - JULY School Holidays [date to be confirmed 2019]

Upper Hunter Brick Show - TBC

Bookmark the page below so you can stay up todate and we look foward to seeing you at one our events in the future.

http://rainbowbricks.com.au/blog1.php/upcoming-events

LEGO Masters Australia

June 21st, 2018

LEGO MASTERS is coming to Australia. :-)
For those who don't know what it is or have not seen the show check out the trailer for LEGO Masters UK.
Endemol Shine Australia are producing the show. They produce MasterChef Australia and Survivor Australia just to name a couple.

LEGO Masters UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-UGoxiJaTw

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Teams of two who are talented LEGO builders from all backgrounds around Australia.

Examples of teams: Father/Daughter, Mother/son, Grandmother/Grandson, Siblings, Work Mates, Uni Friends or Cousins.

RULES:
# Australian residents or Citizens
# You must be available for one (possibly two) days between the 6th August – 3rd September 2018 for a potential audition with Producers.
# You must be available for approx. 10-12 weeks for the shoot. At this stage, shooting will take place between October and December 2018.

Apply here:
https://legocasting.com.au