UPCOMING EVENT: Newcastle Brickfest

April 2nd, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2019
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning again in 2019!

Newcastle Brickfest is Newcastle's first and longest running LEGO Fan event. It’s a community event, created by local volunteer LEGO fans, for LEGO Fans of all ages, showcasing LEGO creations and collections from across NSW.

Once again we are supporting Hunter Schools and Charities with the proceeds from this family friend, community event.

Original creations and displays of LEGO themes will impress and inspire kids of all ages. Interact with the exhibitors, ask them about their displays and LEGO in general. Plus we will have the always popular City Layout back again with working trains. As well as, all the displays, there will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy on the day.

This year we have added Saturday afternoon sessions for those of you who can’t make it on the Sunday.

We are also being joined by our Cosplaying friends from the Hunter Heroes, the Saurus Squad and Star Wars Characters!

This is a family friend, not for profit event, which has been supporting Newcastle charities. Over the previous 5 years we have been able to donated $50,000 to schools and charities Newcastle Brickfest has supported.

LEGO Activities:

Build Area - An area for the kids to build after being inspired by the exhibitors creations.

Speed Builds - This popular competition returns and will run each hour. You have just 3 minutes and a random selection of parts to build something. What will you create?

Tower Building - Help us build a huge tower with LEGO and LEGO Train Track.

Remote Control Trackers - Control the RC Tracker set in our driving area.

Find A Minifigure - Hidden on many of the displays will be a minifigure. Tell us how many for a chance to win a prize!

Colouring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.

LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.

Cosplay Area - Have your photo taken with one of the characters or one of the backdrops.

The Newcastle Racecourse will have their canteen open on the weekend.

We will once again be having staggered start times and limits per start time to make the experience of Newcastle Brickfest better. Once you have entered the event you can stay as long as you like!

DATE: Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July

TIME: Saturday 2pm - 5pm and Sunday 9.30am - 5pm

COST: $5 per person [Children under 2 are free]. There will be limited tickets at the door [$8 each]
Purchase your tickets from here. www.trybooking.com/BBHJK

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

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REVIEW: Bateau Bay Brickfest

November 7th, 2018

Bateau Bay Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event
Presented by Rainbow Bricks

Date: 21st October 2018
Venue: Bateau Bay PCYC, NSW Australia

Rainbow Bricks visited the Central Coast suburb of Bateau Bay on Sunday 21st October.

Rainbow Bricks members traveled from Sydney, Newcastle, Port Stephens, The Hunter Valley, plus, of course, local Central Coast Members to display their various creations/collections to an appreciative crowd. There were displays for everyone to enjoy from Star Wars to Elves and the Taj Mahor to the latest James Bond DB5 model.

The always popular RC Trackers Driving Area and Build Areas were crowded all day.

Despite the wet weather, the family-friendly community day was a huge success with lots of positive feedback from the public and some inquiries on exhibiting. The profits from the day supported Brooke Avenue Public School P&C and the Bateau Bay PCYC.

The many new exhibitors who displayed there had a great day and are already planning their next builds to display!

Thank You to everyone who came along and supported the event. Additionally, Thank you to everyone who shared our community event with their friends and family.

We look forward to returning to the Central Coast again in 2019. :-)

To see photos from the day follow the link below:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/sets/72157693723954440

UPCOMING EVENT: Maitland Brickfest

November 7th, 2018

We are excited to announce the date and venue have been confirmed for Maitland Brickfest. Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to Maitland and so are our exhibitors.

Date: Sunday 18th November
Venue: Maitland High School
Display times: 10am - 4pm

We are supporting Largs Public School and Maitland Cub Scouts.

We have over 35 exhibitors from across the Hunter and Central Coast 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 will be there plus the Remote Control Driving Area where the kids and the young at heart can drive the RC Trackers.

Don't forget to tell you your friends and family about our event.
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We look forward to seeing you soon. :-)

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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Newcastle Photo Walk - Sept 2018

October 5th, 2018

On the last Sunday of September some members of Rainbow Bricks took to the streets of Newcastle to capture LEGO in the wild.

The day started at the Empire Coffee Cafe in Honeysuckle and then moved around the Honeysuckle area before moving to the Newcastle Light Rail. The Light Rail system doesn't open until 2019 but some sections are open to the public already. The area was perfect for some LEGO in the wild shots.

It was a fun day and will be repeated again very soon.

More photos can be found below.

www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157698851141522

LEGO Creator Expert 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine

September 27th, 2018

10268 Vestas Wind Turbine
Pieces: 826
Price: AUD329.99
Available: 23 November [Black Friday if we lived in the US. No VIP early access].

Over night LEGO announced this set, which measures a metre tall.

The set is "out of the vault" but in this case, the set was never official released. It was a gift to the Vestas employees, business partner, Parent company, suppliers etc.

# Includes a LEGO® Power Functions medium motor, battery box and 2 new-for-January-2018 19.6” (50cm) extension wires.
# Includes a new-for-January-2019 spruce tree; manufactured from sustainably sourced plant-based plastic.

The Shop@Home link:
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Vestas-Wind-Turbine-10268

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PRESS RELEASE

OUT OF THE VAULT & available soon to fans – The NEW LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine

• The first-time consumers can purchase a LEGO set featuring new ‘Plants from Plants’ elements – made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane
• A key collaboration between the LEGO Group and Vestas®, the world leader in sustainable energy solutions
• Through investments in wind power the LEGO Group balances 100% of the energy used to make LEGO bricks with energy from renewable sources.
• Available from Black Friday (November 23rd)

[26th September 2018] While the world-renowned New York Climate Week (24 – 30 September) is live, the LEGO Group has today unveiled the latest LEGO Creator Expert set to come ‘Out of the Vault’ – Vestas® Wind Turbine following popular demand of the original and to celebrate play, creativity and imagination whilst also raising awareness about sustainability and renewable energy in partnership with Vestas®. This is the very first set available to purchase that features one of the all-new sustainably sourced plant-based plastic LEGO elements, Plants from Plants. This renewable energy focused set will be available directly in LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com this Black Friday (23rd November 2018).

The LEGO Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine has been designed in partnership with the sets’ namesake and world’s leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, Vestas®, who have installed 65,000 wind turbines in around 80 countries.

The 826-piece model stands nearly a meter-high towering over a wooded hill, featuring the new ‘Plants from Plants’ spruce tree. Made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane, the inclusion of these elements is part of the first steps in the LEGO Group’s ambition to use sustainable materials in products by 2030 and packaging by 2025.

This latest instalment in the LEGO Creator Expert Series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia, with builders discovering a house complete with a furnished patio and a working porch light and powered wind turbine, as well as three LEGO Vestas® servicemen Minifigures and a LEGO dog.

The set measures 100cm high, 72cm wide and 31cm deep and features adjustable wind blades (not as big as the real thing of course, which measures more than 2m longer than a London double-decker bus, but impressive none the least), detailed tower, movable nacelle with aircraft warning lights and power functions to automate the set.

The LEGO Vestas® Wind Turbine celebrates creativity in addition to the LEGO Group’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. Through investment in wind power the LEGO Group balances 100% of the energy used to make LEGO bricks with energy from renewable sources.

Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at LEGO Group commented: “We strive to make a positive impact on the environment and are committed to climate action and to use sustainable materials in products and packaging. This wind turbine celebrates our first steps in bringing these ambitions to life and we hope it will inspire builders to learn about renewable energy. In August we released the first LEGO elements made from plants and now our fans around the world can buy a LEGO set containing these unique elements.”

Morten Dyrholm, Group Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs at Vestas® said: “Today, wind energy is the cheapest source of energy in many markets, which have made wind turbines a sustainability icon across the globe and we are proud to partner with the LEGO Group on this relaunch. The original Vestas® wind turbine LEGO model was specially created for Vestas® to promote wind energy to a small audience within energy and as such, today’s relaunch to the global LEGO community tells the story of how wind energy have gone from niche to mainstream, not just within energy but the entire world.”

The LEGO Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine is the latest in the Creator Expert line of products and will be available to buy on Black Friday (23rd Nov) directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 23rd November

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