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. :-)

REVIEW: Central Coast Brickfest 2018

April 16th, 2018

DATE: Sunday 8th April
VENUE: Wyong Racecourse

It was a fantastic turn out for the 3rd Annual Central Coast Brickfest with a turn out of about 1800 people.

We had exhibitors from across the local area as well as the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Sydney displaying their creations for all to enjoy. Everything from Scooby Doo to Biconicle and Nexo Knights to Fabuland. There was something for everyone to enjoy. 

Our exhibitors are all volunteers who do this for the love of the brick and the joy their creations bring to the kids of all ages.

For those of you who may have missed Central Coast Brickfest or just want to see some of the amazing creations from our hard working exhibitors.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157665808979927

THANK YOU from Rainbow Bricks, and the Wyong High School P&C to everyone who came along. Profits from the day when to the hard working Wyong High P&C committee.

We hope everyone had a great time. I know the exhibitors all enjoyed the day and feedback they got from you.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

#rainbowbricks

LEGO Ideas TRON LEGACY 21314

April 16th, 2018

LEGO revealed the details of the latest LEGO Ideas set.

Drive at the speed of light with this futuristic LEGO® Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney!

Check out the official images of this set designed by Tom and Drew, a.k.a. BrickBros UK from the United Kingdom. The TRON: Legacy officially speeds to a LEGO store near you on the 31st of March, 2018 for a recommended retail price of AUD49.99

Jump onto Sam Flynn’s awesome Light Cycle and race against Rinzler. Divide the TRON grid to recreate the iconic chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Then team up with Quorra for a thrilling Identity Disc battle against Rinzler—but why has Rinzler got 2 Identity Discs? Or simply build and display these super-cool Light Cycles—the choice is yours!

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/TRON-Legacy-21314

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Newcastle Brickfest 2018

March 27th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2018
A LEGO Fan Event

We are excited to announce that Sunday 15th July Newcastle Brickfest will be returning!

This is our biggest Newcastle Brickfest yet! The exhibitors are excited to return for the 5th annual Newcastle Brickfest with new exhibits. We have exhibitors coming from across NSW to display their amazing creations. As well as the displays there will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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

We will also have our largest city layout with new buildings plus a few old favourites. There will be fully working trams, trains and Monorail running around the city. Plus this year we will have a LEGO version of the Newcastle 500 Supercar Race through the city!!

In addition to the displays and activities we will once again be joined by Cosplayers from across the Hunter.

The 501st Leigon will have their own area with back drops (Tantive IV corridor) for people to have photos with the characters. And a speeder bike with the Endor backdrop.
In addition to the Star Wars and Superhero Cosplayers, we're looking forward to a herd of inflatable dinosaurs making an appearance at our event!

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!

Tickets are $5 per person and are only available from Trying.com.au:
www.trybooking.com/365706

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. 
  • 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!
  • Coloring In - Colouring in competition for the under 12s.
  • LEGO Raffle - LEGO prizes to be won.
  • Cosplay Area - Have your photo taken with one the characters.

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

DATE: 15th July 2018
TIME: 9.30am - 5:30pm
COST: $5 per person [Children under 2 are free]. There will be limited tickets at the door [$8 each]
LOCATION:
Newcastle Jockey Club
Darling Street, Broadmeadow, New South Wales 2292

#rainbowbricks #newcastlebrickfest

Central Coast Brickfest

March 24th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks Presents
Central Coast Brickfest
A LEGO Fan Event

Rainbow Bricks is excited to announce we are returning again on Sunday 8th April with all new exhibits!

We will have exhibitors from across the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney areas bringing their new exhibits for you to enjoy. :-)
Talk to the creators about their displays and see what can be done with LEGO bricks and some imagination.
Plus old favorites like the City layout will be back with lots of movement, lights and working trains.

The event is supporting the Wyong High School P&C with all profits from the door takings going to the P&C.

Its a great day out for the family with activities like the Children's Build Area. This activity is a favorite with the kids!

There will also be LEGO Bricks, parts and other LEGO merchandise for sale on the day.

DATE: Sunday 8th April 2018
TIME: 10am - 4pm
VENUE: Wyong Racecourse, Howarth Street
COST: $5 a person or $15 a Family

Tell all your friends about our event as the proceeds from this event go to Wyong High School P&C.

Follow the Facebook Page to stay up to date on details: www.facebook.com/centralcoastbrickfest

We look forward to seeing you on the day :-)

#CentralCoastBrickfest #RainbowBricks

LUG Activity Day

March 14th, 2018

On Sunday 11th March we held a LUG Activity Day where members of Rainbow Bricks got together and built. We also held a workshop on making your own lights for your LEGO creations. As well as a show and tell session where members brought along some of their new creations for us to enjoy and provide feedback. 

For the building we used a range of the Building Bigger Thinking 60th anniversary LEGO sets to build from. These sets each have a number of builds included in the instruction book plus more instructions are avialable to download from the LEGO website. The sets are full of great colours and parts to help those with the imagination to build beyond the instructions. Each set includes a 60th Anniversary tile. The builds are inventive and fun including a space ship, unicorn, castle, parrot and of course our favourite a Rainbow! There are 5 sets in the theme and they range in price from $7 [85 pieces] to $59 [871 pieces] for the largest set. Big W and Kmart both stock these sets and are usually the same price which is less than RRP.

We started by building a number of instructed builds for taking photos and the members really enough building those. But once we had finished building some of the sets the members really started to create their own builds, some being modification of an instructed build while others were built from scratch. What Will You Build from these sets?

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The day went way too fast as happens when you are building! 

#RainbowBricks #WhatWillYouBuild

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