SHOW REVIEW - Brickfest at the Bay 2018

January 11th, 2018

BRICKFEST AT THE BAY 2018
A LEGO FAN EVENT

The weekend and the event were a great success despite the heat! Thank you to everyone who braved the heat especially on the Sunday.

This year the proceeds from the event supported the Tomaree High Robotics Team.

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

We had lots of activities for the children to enjoy. The Build Area was popular across the weekend. As well as the remote control Trackers which the children got to drive.

Plus the Speed Build Competition which was full every time we ran it. It was so popular we had to run it twice on a number of occasions.

The Action Club ran the BBQ and drinks and they support local community projects.

Tell your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you at Brickfest at The Bay in 2019.

DATES: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th January 2018.
NEW VENUE: Anna Bay Public School, 191 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay NSW 2316

Here are some photos from the event for you to enjoy.

https://www.flickr.com/p…/kpowers67/albums/72157666192304699

The Hulkbusrer: Ultron Edition

February 18th, 2018

Another press release overnight. VERONICA smashes into LEGO on the 3rd March!

The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition
76105
1363 pieces
AUD199.99 Released 3rd March

Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO® brick version of the Hulkbuster mech, featuring a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. Choose from 2 interchangeable left arms, including a jackhammer arm with punching function, and activate the LEGO light brick in the chest. This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set also includes a display platform with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms and a desk, plus a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.

Includes a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.
Hulkbuster features a flip-up head, rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, LEGO® light brick in the chest, 2 interchangeable left arms—a standard arm or jackhammer arm with punching function and 12 glow-in-the-dark elements.
Activate the chest light by pressing the button on the Hulkbuster's back.
Platform features a flip-up Hulkbuster information plate, plus 8 alternative attachment points for 2 posable robotic construction arms and a desk with 2 attached computer screen elements and space for the buildable hotrod car and buildable Veronica satellite.
Clip the spare Hulkbuster arm to either of the robotic construction arms for neat display.
Also includes a fire extinguisher element.
This superhero toy is suitable for ages 14+.
Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
Platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.

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Harry Potter returns in August 2018

February 17th, 2018

Over night and ahead of the New York Toy Fair LEGO announced the return of Harry Potter this August.

So we may get more images from the New York Toy Fair of this and other new releases.

PRESS RELEASE
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75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

878 pieces | $99.99 USD | $129.99 CAD | Available August 1, 2018

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts!

Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements. Includes 10 minifigures and buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, plus Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Features the buildable Great Hall and a tower.

The Great Hall features tables, head table with seats, fireplace, 2 reversible house banners and 4 ‘floating’ candles, food (turkey leg, ice cream and a small cake) brooms, trophy cup and a teapot

The 4-level tower features movable Grand Staircase spiral steps at its base, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised with changeable pictures and roosting spot for Fawkes.

Also includes a boat with hanging lantern.
Place the pupils in the boat and sail to Hogwarts Castle.
Help Hermione and Susan create magical potions.
Feast in the Great Hall, then use the sorting hat to select the pupils’ houses!
Welcome the new students with Hagrid, Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall.
Use the magic wands to pitch Harry against Draco in the Dueling Club!
Swoop Fawkes into battle and help Harry battle the giant Basilisk serpent.
Gaze into the Mirror of Erised with Ron and change the picture.
Turn Quirinus Quirrell into Lord Voldemort by rotating his head!
Recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter movies.
Accessory elements include 7 wands, 3 tumblers, umbrella, lantern, broom, sorting hat, cauldrons, potions, candles, 2 wizard brooms, food, trophy, teapot, chest and a spider.
Build even bigger adventures and combine with 75953 Whomping Willow.
Hogwarts Great Hall measures over 14” (37cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.

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REVIEW: LEGO City 60171 Mountain Fugitives

February 1st, 2018
 

Theme: LEGO City
Set Number: 60171
Set Name: Mountain Fugitives
RRP: AUD$15.99
No. of pieces: 76
No. of Minifigs: 4
Year of release: 2018
This set is suitable for ages 5-12.

Arrest the crooks and recover the hidden loot!

Over the last few years LEGO have produced a number of these sets often refered to as "Starter" sets becuase they usually contain 4 minifigs and some small builds. In this set there are 2 police and 2 crooks. The set also features a buildable tree hideout with space for loot, moving greenery and a beehive. The beehive fits over the minifgs head. :-). It also has a buildable police ATV with bubble light, off-road tires and a chain element. Plus there is a log for the crooks to ride the river on. These builds are solid little builds that have been kept simple for the age group they are aimed at [5-12 years]. The tree has a hidden storage area which is covered by a leaf at the foot of the structure and the beehive hangs underneath the tree branches. Move the small foilage away and you can access the gold.

The 4 minifigs included in the set are 2 Mountain Police and 2 crooks. There is a female policeofficer who has a cap and ponytail and a female crook who has a backpack which the gold bars go in. The male crook has two printed faces. One is angry and the other is scared [running from the beehive!]. The male poiceofficer has a helmet for riding the ATV. Of these can all be changed around.

What sets this set apart from some of the other "Starter" sets is it includes a number of new/interesting parts such as "Log top" printed tile, the gold bars [you can never have enough of those!] and of course, the beehive! The beehive makes this set worth getting.

These sets are great for many reasons. They are generally good value for money. They are a good introduction to LEGO City and LEGO in general but they are also a great way to build up your minifigs or create a small scene in a larger build. If you are able to get one of these sets from Kmart currently they are AUD$10 which makes them great value for money!

4 studs of 5 :-)

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Front Page Coverage!

January 28th, 2018

For our first event of 2018 "Brickfest at The Bay" which also happens to be Rainbow Bricks' longest running event because it was the first event we ever organised back in 2011. We achieved something we have never done before which was to be featured on the front page of the newspapers!

We have had lots of articles in magazines and newspapers about our events over the years which we are appreciate but never the front page. Now I know it's not a major newspaper and it was a quiet news period but still it was crazy to see our event featured on the front page! 

The event was a great success with more people over 2 days than we normally get over the 4 days we usually run it. And we are competing with the many beautiful beaches in the area which is why we have some many tourists plus the hot weather [35 and 40 degrees over the weekend]. Whether it was the front page, new location or all the other advertising that drew them in I can't say but it was still fun with lots of great feed back from both our exhibitors and the public.

MidCoast Brickfest

January 21st, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
MidCoast Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to announced we are returning on Sunday 4th March. We have rename the event to better reflect the area we are displaying in.

There will be lots new exhibits as our LEGO creators have been busy building since last year's event. Talk to the creators about their displays and see what can be done with LEGO bricks and some imagination.

Our exhibitors come from the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Sydney bringing their creations for you to enjoy. Old favorites like the City layout will be back with lots of movement, lights and working trains.

As well as the exhibits there will be the always popular Build Area for the kids to play in.

There will be a BBQ and Cake stall featuring the famous LEGO themed cookies and cakes. As well as slushies and coffee van for you to enjoy.

This year the P&C are running a LEGO Raffle with LEGO sets as the prizes! The tickets will be on sale on the day at the event.

Plus there will be LEGO sets, parts, and other LEGO merchandise for sale on the day. So start saving your pocket money.

Once again Rainbow Bricks is supporting Hallidays Point Public School P&C with proceeds from the event going to the P&C.

DATE: Sunday 4th March
TIME: 9am - 3pm
VENUE: Great Lakes College, Northern Parkway, Tuncurry
Entry is $5 per person, or $15 per family

Share this page or the event with your friends and family so you stay up to date.

Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/MidCoastBrickFest

Facebook Event:
www.facebook.com/events/2003059836623039

We look forward to seeing you there. :-)