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LEGO® Botanical Collection

December 31st, 2020

Flower Bouquet [10280]
Price: AUD$89.99
Pieces: 756
https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/flower-bouquet-10280

 

Bonsai Tree [10281]
Price: AUD$89.99
Pieces: 878
https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/bonsai-tree-10281

The LEGO Group has revealed a new range of mindful models for the green-fingered. The decorative LEGO® Botanical Collection includes a stunning LEGO® Flower Bouquet to brighten the home and a LEGO® Bonsai Tree for those looking to be more zen in the new year.

Both sets in the new LEGO Botanical Collection include a number of elements made from plant-based plastic, produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane.

LEGO Flower Bouquet

The 756-piece set features a host of beautiful blooms in an array of stunning colours that older builders can customise as their flowers flourish.

the flower stems are adjustable so it’s easy to tailor the arrangement to suit any vase. A combination of snapdragons, roses, poppies, asters, daisies, and different grasses can be arranged in the bouquet in a number of ways to suit the mood of the builder and the design of the room.

Bonsai Tree

Builders can enjoy a sense of calm as they carefully shape the bonsai tree model with either green leaves or pink cherry blossoms. When you’re ready for a change or when the season starts to turn, it’s easy to swap the coloured crowns to create a totally new look.

The LEGO Bonsai Tree model comes with a rectangular pot and a slatted wood-effect LEGO stand, creating a pretty display piece to take pride of place in any home or office. Those who look very closely may even notice the little frogs that make up each blossom.

Both sets will be available from 1st January from LEGO.com, LEGO Stores, and other retailers globally.

Individual LEGO Roses [40460] and LEGO Tulips [40461] will be available exclusively from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1st of January.

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Brickfest at The Bay 2021

December 18th, 2020

Rainbow Bricks is super excited to be back at Anna Bay for our 11th Annual Brickfest at The Bay A LEGO Fan Event.

Our exhibitors are excited to be back out and displaying their amazing creations and collections of LEGO. The exhibitors are coming from across Newcastle and the Hunter to display.

The event is running under COVIDsafe guidelines and is a ticketed event with staggered session times, and limited numbers per session.

DATE: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January 2021

VENUE: Anna Bay Public School, 191 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay

TIME: 9am - 4pm

COST: $6 a person [Aged 3 and over]

This is an all ticketed event, with tickets purchased at www.trybooking.com/BNRLI

Over the 11 years, our community events have supported many local groups/charities and are proudly supporting the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary this year.

Please share/tag this family-friendly community event with your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you

LEGO® POLICE STATION 10278

December 13th, 2020

Pieces: 2923

Price: AUD299.99

Available: 1st Jan 2021

The 2021 modular details were officially released.

https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/police-station-10278

Model measures:

Height: 37cm/14.5in.

Width: 25cm/10in.

Depth: 25cm/10in.

2,923 pieces

The LEGO Group has announced an amazingly detailed new addition to its Modular Buildings Collection with the unveiling of the LEGO Police Station.

Hiding a wealth of features behind its impressive facade, the eye-catching new model consists of three floors and a modular structure that allows LEGO fans to fully explore the intricate interiors and increase the building’s height.

Designed as a centrepiece to a bustling LEGO neighbourhood, the LEGO Police Station also comes complete with a donut shop brimming with sweet treats and a newspaper kiosk, as well as five Minifigures including a 1940s-inspired police officer for ample storytelling possibilities.

Adding further architectural interest, the outside is decorated with brightly coloured awnings and ornate cornicing. The LEGO Police Station is fully compatible with other products from the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection and makes a striking display piece alongside these, as well as on its own.

The feature-packed floors of the LEGO Police Station are filled with secret surprises and delights for true-crime fans. On building the set, it soon becomes apparent that a mystery donut thief is on the loose. Naturally, the LEGO Police Station is fully equipped to tackle even the most sugary-sweet of crimes, with an evidence locker, jail cell, interrogation room and case board with red lines connecting all the clues.

Inside, all levels are connected by a grand staircase and are stocked with uniquely designed pieces including a billboard, telephone and a typewriter. The ultimate Easter Eggs and clues to solving the mystery of the Donut thief come in the form of a hidden escape route beneath the jail cell and a secret access route to the Donut shop.

Chris McVeigh designer at the LEGO Group commented: “We’ve had a lot of fun designing the LEGO Police Station. An architectural gem and treasure trove of quirky features, it’s the perfect place to start building your LEGO streetscape, or a brilliant addition to an existing one.”

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THE LEGO GROUP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF LEGO® VIDEO GAMES

December 4th, 2020

The Anniversary is marked by the launch of a new podcast, " ‘Bits N’ Bricks", which explores untold stories behind a quarter of a century of LEGO gaming innovation, from the release of Japan only Sega Pico title LEGO® Fun to Build to the upcoming release of eagerly awaited multi-platform title LEGO Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga.

 ‘Bits N’ Bricks, is hosted by journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent launches [2nd December] with a teaser episode ahead of a full episode the following week. The series delves into the LEGO Group’s long, rich history in digital play and video games and explore the many facets of LEGO gaming, from unreleased projects to beloved masterpieces.

Each of the 10 episodes will be available on the LEGO Group website, as well as on all popular podcast platforms for free, each Wednesday.

https://www.lego.com/en-us/legogames-25

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Fake LEGO webstores - Way to help identify them.

December 2nd, 2020

LEGO are currently receiving emails and calls from parents and fans around the world regarding fake LEGO® webstores claiming to sell LEGO products often at very low prices.

The sites, which are usually promoted on popular social media sites, often look genuine. Many feature the LEGO logo, theme logos, photos of real LEGO sets and a similar design to the official LEGO webstore www.shop.LEGO.com.

LEGO, like many brands, are doing everything they can to protect consumers from fraud, and they take the issue of fraudulent and scam websites very seriously. They are working harder than ever to identify and report as many of these sites as possible.

The following simple steps can help you spot a fake, fraudulent or scam LEGO webstore.

Look closely at the contents of the site. Spend time looking at the entire website before purchasing anything. Check for incorrect language, fake consumer services addresses, terms and conditions for returns, privacy policy etc. If you are still in doubt after doing this, try calling the company if a phone number is provided on the page. Often, the phone numbers on fake webstores do not exist or they do not answer calls.

Be cautious of very low prices. When you see very low prices being offered on LEGO products, it may be a fake webstore that uses the tactic to lure you in to either buy fake LEGO sets or simply take your money.

Pay with debit or credit card. When buying a LEGO product online, a credit or debit card will often provide greater protection if you’re unfortunate enough to buy fake or non-existent products.

Check customer reviews. Look at various websites that collect customer reviews – use multiple sources. Check websites that alert about current scam sites.

If you see a potential fraudulent or scam website claiming to sell LEGO products, please contact customer service at www.LEGO.com/en-us/service

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