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10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

May 31st, 2019

LEGO have announced the next LEGO Creator Expert set, which celebrates 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing in July.

The set is available from June 1st at LEGO.com and LEGO stores.

LEGO® Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
Pieces: 1087
Price: AUD159.99
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/product/NASA-Apollo-11-Lunar-Lander-10266

Press Release:
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Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO® Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11's Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

· Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

· This advanced LEGO® set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.

· Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.

· Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures.

· Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model.

· Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector.

· New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements.

· Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

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LEGO Ideas: latest results video

May 31st, 2019

Overnight LEGO announced the results of the review process. 😃🌈

Power Up Update

April 17th, 2019

For those of you who have Power Up components, there was an update in the last week, which has some major upgrades.

If you are are more info, check the website below it has been set up to help users.

Today the Powered Up Team launched a website dedicated to Powered Up components, where they highlight most important benefits of the platform and show what can be done with components when you buy them separately. There will be also app update where you can newly code your own creations - create your own code, modify it, save it and come back to it. This Mobile app is available in App store or Google Play, but models can be also controlled by Powered Up remote control via Bluebooth.

Where is Powered Up used?

LEGO ® Powered Up platform is used in the active lines LEGO® DC Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile (76112), the LEGO® City Cargo Train (60198), or the LEGO® City Passenger Train (60197) and it continue to be used in future products

Can I buy the Powered Up Components Separately?

Separate components will be available from 1st of April at LEGO Shop at Home, LEGO Brand Retail and LEGO Certified Stories. All components will be sold separately in see-through packaging (used for example with polybags, gift with purchase)

What about Power Functions?

Powered Up platform is in general replacement for Power Functions components (used until now in some Creator Expert models and some Technic models) which will remain active until end of 2020.

Exceptions: - 8878 Power Functions Rechargeable battery box → Exited 31.12.2018 and - 45517 Transformer 10V DC → Exits 31.12.2021

https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/device-guide/powered-up

Power Up Update

April 17th, 2019

For those of you who have Power Up components, there was an update in the last week, which has some major upgrades.

If you are are more info, check the website below it has been set up to help users.

Today the Powered Up Team launched a website dedicated to Powered Up components, where they highlight most important benefits of the platform and show what can be done with components when you buy them separately. There will be also app update where you can newly code your own creations - create your own code, modify it, save it and come back to it. This Mobile app is available in App store or Google Play, but models can be also controlled by Powered Up remote control via Bluebooth.

Where is Powered Up used?

LEGO ® Powered Up platform is used in the active lines LEGO® DC Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile (76112), the LEGO® City Cargo Train (60198), or the LEGO® City Passenger Train (60197) and it continue to be used in future products

Can I buy the Powered Up Components Separately?

Separate components will be available from 1st of April at LEGO Shop at Home, LEGO Brand Retail and LEGO Certified Stories. All components will be sold separately in see-through packaging (used for example with polybags, gift with purchase)

What about Power Functions?

Powered Up platform is in general replacement for Power Functions components (used until now in some Creator Expert models and some Technic models) which will remain active until end of 2020.

Exceptions: - 8878 Power Functions Rechargeable battery box → Exited 31.12.2018 and - 45517 Transformer 10V DC → Exits 31.12.2021

https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/device-guide/powered-up

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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