LEGO News

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Brickfest at The Bay - Celebrating 10 Years

December 1st, 2019

Brickfest at The Bay is celebrating 10 Years of displaying LEGO creations and in turn supporting local charities and groups including the Westpac Helicopter Resuce, Port Stephens' Koalas and proudly supporting the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary again this year.

Of course there will be lots of LEGO creations from our master builders who are all volunteers and give up their time to create and display their creations.

Over two days we are excited for you to come and see the amazing creations from the Rainbow Bricks members. The exhibitors are coming from across New South Wales to display. Interact with the exhibitors, they love to talk about their creations/displays or LEGO in general.

There will be a Build Area for the kids to create in after being inspired by the LEGO on display. Tower building and the RC trackers are back!

DATE: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th January 2020
VENUE: Anna Bay Public School, 192 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
TIME: 10am - 4pm
COST: $5 a person or $15 a family

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

:-)

10267 Creator Expert Gingerbread House

September 25th, 2019

It's that time of the year, when LEGO show us our sweet treats for Christmas, and here it is:
10267 Creator Expert Gingerbread House
Pieces: 1477
Price: AUD159.99
Available: from shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Retail stores from September 18th for LEGO VIP members and October 1st for all other builders.
https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/gingerbread-house-10267

Press Release
Bring the family together this Christmas to build the sweetest house of all, the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House. This LEGO Creator Expert set is our biggest LEGO brick Gingerbread House ever and delivers a delightful build experience crammed full of delectable details and sweet treats.
This 1,477 piece model is crammed full of magical details including frosted roofs with colourful gum drop buttons and a delicious facade with brick-built candy-cane columns and glittery windows.
Press the chimney smoke button to activate the light brick and make the fireplace glow. Within the house there’s an array of details and candy furnishings including a tasteful bedroom with a chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp, and other festive decor.
The 1,477 piece building set measures over 8” (21cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep creating plenty of space for the gingerbread family including a Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Woman and Gingerbread Baby. This festive set includes a new for 2019 gold ingot element in tan and transparent 1x1 glitter bricks in purple.
The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House sets the scene for imaginative adventures with the Gingerbread family. Help them clear the snow away, put the Gingerbread Child into its carriage before placing the individually wrapped presents beneath the tree. The toy rocking horse and toy train are sure to keep the Gingerbread Baby happy on Christmas morning.
Enter the candy-pillared doorway and you’ll discover a charming interior with candy furnishings including a festively decorated bedroom and don’t forget to check out the yummy candy-cane signposts! This awesome model is home to a stocking-load of fun features that will bring a sparkle to your imagination.
The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House is the 10th product in the LEGO Creator Winter Village line of products, this wonderfully festive product makes the perfect alternative festive decoration.

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Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Excavator

September 25th, 2019

Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Excavator
Ages 12+
Pieces: 4,108
Price: AUD749.99
Available: 1st October
https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/liebherr-r-9800-excavator-42100


PRESS RELEASE:
Get ready for a colossal LEGO® build and play experience with the 4,108-piece LEGO Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. Developed in partnership with Liebherr, this replica model is operated via the intuitive LEGO TECHNIC CONTROL+ app and powered by 2 advanced Smart Hubs with 7 motors. The sophisticated app technology enables super-precise movement and amazing functionality, while delivering endless authentic digital play combinations via 4 different control screens with cool graphics. The Multi-function control screen enables users to drive the machine in all directions, rotate the superstructure, extend and raise the boom, open and tilt the bucket, play realistic sound effects and get real-time feedback, such as boom position, power usage and drive distance. With the One-touch screen, users can use drag patterns to control the boom, arm and bucket, while the Custom-built movements screen enables them to choose pre-set commands or record the model’s actions to create complex sequences of movements. And, with the Challenges & achievements screen, users can complete challenges to unlock reward badges.
• This excavator model features the LEGO® TECHNIC™ CONTROL+ app for a more immersive and realistic play experience and hours of fun.
• The app-controlled LEGO® Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Excavator is operated via a smart device with 4 alternative control screens. Go to LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible smart devices.
• Multi-function control: Drive forward, reverse, steer, rotate the superstructure, extend, raise and lower the boom, open and tilt the bucket and get model feedback, such as boom and superstructure position, power usage and drive distance.
• One-touch control: Select an on-screen drag pattern and see the excavator respond to your command.
• Custom-built movements: Use pre-set commands or record the model’s actions to create complex sequences of movements.
• Challenges & achievements: Complete challenges to unlock reward badges.
• Replica of the Liebherr R 9800 Excavator with an array of true-to-life features and functions, finished with an authentic color scheme and cool sticker detailing.
• Includes 3 XL Motors, 4 L Motors and 2 Bluetooth-controlled Smart Hubs.
• Smart Hubs feature Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, activation button, 6 axis sensor (3 gyro and 3 accelerometer sensors) and 4 connectivity ports.
• The app allows users to connect to multiple hubs, ensuring precise and true-to-life movements.
• Download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
• This excavator toy requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
• This LEGO® Technic™ construction toy introduces LEGO builders to advanced elements of engineering.
• Not compatible with the Power Functions systems.
• Liebherr R 9800 Excavator measures over 15” (39cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 10” (27cm) wide.

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TECHNIC Land Rover Defender 42110

September 25th, 2019

LEGO and Land Rover have partnered to produce a LEGO TECHNIC Defender set.
TECHNIC Land Rover Defender 42110
Pieces: 2,573
Price: AUD329.99
Available: 1st October from lego.com or LEGO stores.
https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/land-rover-defender-42110


PRESS RELEASE
Experience world-leading vehicle design firsthand with this highly authentic and displayable 42110 LEGO® Technic™ Land Rover Defender model. Developed in partnership with Land Rover, this impressive LEGO replica captures the vehicle’s outstanding level of refinement with its clean, modern lines and sculpted surfaces, and comes with original-design rims with ground-gripping tires, plus a host of realistic features and functions. Opening doors allow access to an elaborate cabin with a working steering wheel, detailed dashboard and a new-for-October-2019 transmission system with 2 levers for engaging high or low gear ratios and a selector for changing gear – the most sophisticated LEGO Technic gearbox to date! The interior also features forward-folding rear seats that give visual access to the 4-speed sequential gearbox. And, the attention to detail doesn't end there. This awesome replica model also has an in-line 6-cylinder engine with moving pistons beneath the bonnet, working All Wheel Drive with 3 differentials, independent suspension on both axles and a working winch! You can even open the tail door with a turn of the rear-mounted spare wheel. Finished with a removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder and traction mats, this impressive interpretation of the quintessential all-terrain vehicle has been designed to provide a truly immersive and rewarding building experience. The perfect gift for Land Rover enthusiasts and fans of classic collectible model cars.
Features authentically designed bodywork with Land Rover emblems, original-design rims with ground-gripping tires, removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder and traction mats, opening doors, bonnet and tail door, plus a detailed cabin.
Functions include a 4-speed sequential gearbox, All Wheel Drive with 3 differentials, independent suspension on both axles, detailed in-line 6-cylinder engine and a working winch.
Cabin features a detailed dashboard, working steering wheel and forward-folding rear seats that reveal the 4-speed sequential gearbox.
New-for-October-2019 transmission system with 2 levers for engaging high or low gear ratios and a selector for changing gear – the most sophisticated LEGO® Technic™ gearbox to date!
Check out the olive green, gray and black color scheme.
Lift the bonnet to see the detailed in-line 6-cylinder engine with moving pistons.
Open the doors to access the detailed cabin.
Turn the rear-mounted spare wheel to open the tail door.
Includes a collection of authentic stickers.
This LEGO® Technic™ set is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
This set includes over 2,500 pieces.
Land Rover Defender measures over 8” (22cm) high, 16” (42cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide.

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New LEGO Store - QIC Robina

September 25th, 2019

For our friends in the Gold Coast area, there is a new LEGO store opening this SATURDAY!

At QIC Robina on Saturday 28th September at 9am.

The store will have the world-famous LEGO ‘Pick a Brick’ Walls, Build-Your-Own Minifigure™ stations and custom LEGO® brick engraving.

There is also another LEGO store opening soon in Queensland at Westfields Chermside.

If go along we would love to see some photos.
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