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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/281835562739165

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LEGO Version of the Newcastle 500, Rainbow City 500

July 26th, 2018

As part of our massive table city layout at Newcastle Brickfest this yeary we created a LEGO version of the V8 Supercars Newcastle 500, the Rainbow City 500. :-)
This street circuit was a collaboration between 5 Rainbow Bricks members with another 5 members contributing with modulars and other details.
It covered 9 tables and featured many of the elements of the Newcastle 500 in the build.

Planning is already underway for next years City layout.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle [71043]

July 26th, 2018

Overnight LEGO released details of the huge Hogwarts Castle with 6,020 pieces.
The set 71043 is due for release on the 1st September at LEGO’s online store shop@home for $649.99. VIP members get access from the 15th August.

https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Hogwarts-Castle-71043

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Product Details
Make the magic come alive at the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 71043 Hogwarts™ Castle! This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow™ and Hagrid´s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.

Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.

Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Albus Dumbledore™, Professor Snape™, Professor McGonagall™, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge™, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.

Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts™ Castle, hut of Hagrid™, Whomping Willow™ tree and 5 boats.

Hogwarts™ Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets™ with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor™ common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with the Griffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.

Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.

The Whomping Willow™ includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.

Also includes 5 buildable boats.

Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts™ professors and students!

Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets™ through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!

Attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!

Climb the moving staircase!

Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.
Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor™, Helga Hufflepuff´s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.

Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts™ statue.

Hogwarts™ Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.

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REVIEW: Newcastle Brickfest 2018

July 22nd, 2018

Newcastle’s Largest LEGO Fan Event, Newcastle Brickfest, was back on Sunday 15th July at the Newcastle Racecourse and was it huge!
We had more exhibitors than ever before with 60 from across NSW and Victoria joining us to display their cool creations and collections.

It was a great day out for the family with lots of families there enjoying the beautiful winters day plus grandparents out with the grandkids and even a few adults there for themselves.

There was displays for everyone to enjoy. With old favorites like Star Wars to the new Technic Bugatti Chiron and other themes such as Friends and Disney on display as well. The feedback from our hard working volunteers was everyone had heaps of fun!

The city layout was our largest ever and most ambitious yet! The massive 28 table LEGO Rainbow City Layout featured a street circuit race, the Rainbow City 500. This was a LEGO version of the Newcastle 500 which runs in Newcastle each November. Our LEGO version featured a pit lane with teams from Friends and Ferrari to name a couple. On the track we had other Speed Champion sets racing around the circuit. The track also featured a number elements the real tracks has with the final hairpin including a crash by the beach, a section through the built up streets and even a band playing.

There was also a fairground with lots of rides including a working roller coaster! It included a working Ghost Train to carry passengers around the layout.

And that was only half the city layout! The other sections featured another city section with many original MOCed modulars and some LEGO modular sets. Plus a large train hub and a even a LEGO version of Stockton Bridge.

This year our cosplaying friends returned with their own area which featured some cool backdrops and displays including a Speeder and Captain America's Cap-cycle to name a couple.

As well as all that there was lots of other activities to do for the kids such as the always popular Brick play area, Remote control driving area, Colouring In Competition, Speed Build Competitions, Find A Minifigure Competition and a LEGO Raffle.

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to make the day a great one and we look forward to seeing you again.

Of course we will be back again in the 2019 July School Holidays!! :-)

The link below will take you to photos from the event.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157693131599901

LEGO Rebrick Ultimate Mech contest

July 18th, 2018

Congradulations to Jeff Carroll, Catpipe Creations - Art of Jeff Carroll and Rainbow Bricks member on winning the LEGO Rebrick Ultimate Mech contest.

https://www.lego.com/en-us/rebrick/contest-page/contests/nexo-knights

Some of you will have seen Jeff's amazing creations at our Rainbow Bricks Brickfest events.

Here is his Facebook page if you are interested in seeing his other creations.
https://www.facebook.com/catpipecreations/

Calendar of events: 2018/19

July 18th, 2018

Rainbow Bricks LEGO Fan Events for 2018

Medowie Brickfest - Saturday 15th September

Bateau Bay Brickfest - Sunday 21st October

Maitland Brickfest - Sunday 17th November [TBC]

2019

Brickfest @ the Bay - Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th January

MidCoast Brickfest - March [Date TBC]

Central Coast Brickfest - April [Date TBC]

Port MacQuarie Brickfest - Sunday 26th May

Newcastle Brickfest - JULY School Holidays [date to be confirmed 2019]

Upper Hunter Brick Show - TBC

Bookmark the page below so you can stay up todate and we look foward to seeing you at one our events in the future.

http://rainbowbricks.com.au/blog1.php/upcoming-events