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 Masters Australia

June 21st, 2018

LEGO MASTERS is coming to Australia. :-)
For those who don't know what it is or have not seen the show check out the trailer for LEGO Masters UK.
Endemol Shine Australia are producing the show. They produce MasterChef Australia and Survivor Australia just to name a couple.

LEGO Masters UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-UGoxiJaTw

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Teams of two who are talented LEGO builders from all backgrounds around Australia.

Examples of teams: Father/Daughter, Mother/son, Grandmother/Grandson, Siblings, Work Mates, Uni Friends or Cousins.

RULES:
# Australian residents or Citizens
# You must be available for one (possibly two) days between the 6th August – 3rd September 2018 for a potential audition with Producers.
# You must be available for approx. 10-12 weeks for the shoot. At this stage, shooting will take place between October and December 2018.

Apply here:
https://legocasting.com.au

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

Press Release
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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