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. :-)

Only 6 weeks to go! Newcastle Brickfest

June 3rd, 2018

IT'S ONLY 5 WEEKS until Newcastle Brickfest!! :-)
Where does the time go?

This is our 5th Birthday and boy have we come a long way from that first Newcastle Brickfest.

We will have over 60 exhibitors displaying their awesome creations and collections for you to enjoy.

Plus there will be lots of activities for the kids and the young at heart to do.

If you can't make the event you can still help us by liking/sharing our event with your friends and family.

DATE: Sunday 15th July [Middle weekend of the July school holidays]
VENUE: Newcastle Racecourse
TIME: 9.30am - 5.30pm
TICKETS: www.trybooking.com/365706 [$5 per person].

As always we are donating the profits to Hunter schools and charities.

A LEGO Fan Event
Presented by Rainbow Bricks

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

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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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