Upper Hunter Brick Show

September 18th, 2019

Rainbow Brickfest presents
Upper Hunter Brick Show
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be visiting Singleton for the first time with our LEGO Fan Event, Upper Hunter Brick Show, on Sunday 27th October.
There will be exhibitors from the Central Coast, Newcastle/Hunter Valley and Sydney areas bringing their amazing creations for you to enjoy.
We will have our always popular Rainbow Bricks city layout including working trains and trams and lots of other lights and movement.
As well as the exhibits on display there will be a build area for the kids to build in, a sausage sizzle and LEGO retail stalls.

DATE: Sunday27th October
TIME: 9am - 2pm
VENUE: King Street Public School, King Street, Singleton
COST: $5 a person or $15 a person
All proceeds go to King St Public School.

Please share the event with your friends and family.
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We look forward to seeing you!
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The LEGO MOVIE 2 - Advanced Screening Weekend

February 7th, 2019

Our friends at Event Cinemas Kotara have Advance Screenings of The LEGO Movie 2 coming up on Saturday 9th Feb and Sunday 10th Feb at 4pm on both days.

3.30PM SAT 9 & SUN 10 FEB
Rainbow Bricks and Newcastle Brickfest will have a LEGO display in foyer. There will also be fun FREE craft activities before the film!

4PM - FILM COMMENCES

Get tickets here>>> www.eventcinemas.com.au/Promotions/TheLegoMovieTheSecondPart

UPDATE:
We have Rainbow Bricks members who will be displaying at Event Cinemas Tuggerah. So check out their display as well.

Get tickets here >>> https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/Promotions/TheLegoMovieTheSecondPart

RAINBOW BRICKS NEXT EVENT: MidCoast Brickfest - A LEGO Fan Event

January 12th, 2019

Rainbow Bricks Presents
MidCoast Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to the MidCoast for the 4th MidCoast Brickfest on Sunday February 24th.

Our exhibitors are all volunteers who display for the love of LEGO and being able to support charities and schools at the same time. This family friendly community event is supporting Hallidays Point Public School.

We have many new exhibit for everyone to enjoy as well as old favorites like the City Layout which has been upgraded since last year.

There will be many activities such as the always popular Build Area, plus the RC Trackers Driving Area and a new tower building activity.
There will be LEGO inspired cakes and other lollies, as well as, food and drinks.

DATE: Sunday 24th February
TIME: 9am - 3pm
VENUE: Great Lakes College Tuncurry Campus
COST: $5 a person or $15 a family

Please share this family friendly community event with your friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you there. :-)

LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine [10268]

January 11th, 2019

Inspired by the Box Art for the Vestas Wind Turbine we took the LEGO Creator Expert set on location for a photo shoot.

Shortly before Christmas one cool and overcast morning we set up the Vestas Wind Turbine on cliff top next to the ocean looking down the coast.

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REVIEW: LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine

December 28th, 2018

LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine

Set Number: 10268
Pieces: 826
Build Time: approximately 3.5 hours

Currently available from LEGO Shop@Home: shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/Vestas-Wind-Turbine-10268

For this build I was inspired by the box art to take it outside and build it one morning. I set up a build table in the backyard and had a relaxing morning building the set over the space of about 3.5 hours. This included time putting out some washing, chatting with my wife and having breakfast! 😊 It also included time looking for parts! Why? Because the 12 bags are not numbered, and I decided it wasn't too big a build to sort it into colours and similar parts.

This set is based on an earlier promotional set number 4999 produced in 2008 for Vestas employees only.

The instruction book has serval pages with information on wind power and on the new sustainable LEGO trees in this set, which are made from plant-based plastics. These trees will appear in more sets going forward

We start with the Minifigs and in this set there are 3. They are standard looking minifigures with one female, and two males who are employees of Vestas with the Vestas logo printed on their torso.

The first build is the maintenance truck and maintenance gear which goes in the back of the truck. Again, it’s a pretty standard build but still fun to put together. The main feature would be the Vestas logo on the side of the van.

Next, we are on to the base of the build, café and hill, and so to strengthen this section I added 4 16x16 green plates to it. I will be displaying this set in our Rainbow City Layout and for transportation reason I wanted a base that was more solid and had less flex.

The retro looking cafe is a simple build in the style of 70’s/80’s sets. It’s cool looking, but not my style and I may give it an upgrade down the track, if I get time. 😊

The hill which the Turbine sits in is used to hide the battery box and to anchor the tower to the base. This is the first set I have built that has the green BURPs (Big Ugly Rock Pieces) in it. They make for a solid and quickly build hill which can be add to if you want to modify the look of the hill. With a few more BURPs you could make it a complete hill. The anchor point is very clever and works well. I have been able to remove the tower and reattach it easily which for me is important for transportation to and from Brickfest events.

The tower itself is a solid design and hides the power cable inside it for the motor in the blade section. The motor and the gearing are cleanly contained inside the motor section of the tower. There is quite of bit of Technics building involved in this section but that is to be expected considering it's the heart of the build.

The blades are well built and big, and they can be pinned in two different ways, flat or angular. Angular is how they are on real Wind Turbines. Once the blades are pinned into place the build is finished and we are real to let rip! It's very satisfying when you turn it on and it works perfectly.

While it maybe a simple build in general that doesn't matter as it a great working set and at a metre tall will stand over most other LEGO creations in your LEGO city.

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NEW SET: LEGO 10264 Corner Garage

December 4th, 2018

LEGO have release details of the latest modular, here are the images and details. Let us what you think of the set.

LEGO 10264 Corner Garage
Available 1st Jan
AUD299.99
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Corner-Garage-10264

PRESS RELEASE
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The Corner Garage will be available for purchase starting January 1st (with no early access for LEGO VIPs). The full press release from LEGO as well as an expanded photo gallery are included below.

LEGO 10264 Corner Garage
Ages 16+. 2,569 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – FR 189.99€ – DK 1,499DKK – AU 299.99

Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!

Drop by the LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories. On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden. The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp. This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.

Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
Tow truck features a working hoist.
Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1×1 medium gray roof tiles, 1×1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com starting January 1, 2019.

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