THANK YOU NEWCASTLE

July 25th, 2019

THANK YOU NEWCASTLE!!

On behalf of all the exhibitors, volunteers, cosplayers and organisers, "Thank You" for coming along and supporting Newcastle Brickfest A LEGO Fan Event this year.

It was an awesome weekend of LEGO! 
We all had fun and hope you did as well. By coming along you helped to make it the biggest Newcastle Brickfest ever, with 5,700 people coming to our event.

The profits from the event will be shared between the Newcastle 5 groups the event supported this year.

If you missed the event or just want to have a look at the exhibits again the link below has photos from the event.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpowers67/albums/72157706297337641

We will return again in July 2020 and hope to see you there.
😃🌈

REVIEW: LEGO City 60171 Mountain Fugitives

February 1st, 2018
 

Theme: LEGO City
Set Number: 60171
Set Name: Mountain Fugitives
RRP: AUD$15.99
No. of pieces: 76
No. of Minifigs: 4
Year of release: 2018
This set is suitable for ages 5-12.

Arrest the crooks and recover the hidden loot!

Over the last few years LEGO have produced a number of these sets often refered to as "Starter" sets becuase they usually contain 4 minifigs and some small builds. In this set there are 2 police and 2 crooks. The set also features a buildable tree hideout with space for loot, moving greenery and a beehive. The beehive fits over the minifgs head. :-). It also has a buildable police ATV with bubble light, off-road tires and a chain element. Plus there is a log for the crooks to ride the river on. These builds are solid little builds that have been kept simple for the age group they are aimed at [5-12 years]. The tree has a hidden storage area which is covered by a leaf at the foot of the structure and the beehive hangs underneath the tree branches. Move the small foilage away and you can access the gold.

The 4 minifigs included in the set are 2 Mountain Police and 2 crooks. There is a female policeofficer who has a cap and ponytail and a female crook who has a backpack which the gold bars go in. The male crook has two printed faces. One is angry and the other is scared [running from the beehive!]. The male poiceofficer has a helmet for riding the ATV. Of these can all be changed around.

What sets this set apart from some of the other "Starter" sets is it includes a number of new/interesting parts such as "Log top" printed tile, the gold bars [you can never have enough of those!] and of course, the beehive! The beehive makes this set worth getting.

These sets are great for many reasons. They are generally good value for money. They are a good introduction to LEGO City and LEGO in general but they are also a great way to build up your minifigs or create a small scene in a larger build. If you are able to get one of these sets from Kmart currently they are AUD$10 which makes them great value for money!

4 studs of 5 :-)

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LEGO Ideas - Ship in the Bottle

January 11th, 2018

Overnight LEGO released the next LEGO Ideas set. More photos in the full story.

Ship in a Bottle
21313
AUD$119.99
Available from 1 Feb 2018 [no early release for VIPs]

Build this beautiful ship and place it inside the brick-built bottle.

Designed by fan creator, Jake Sadovich, Idaho USA

Continue a nautical tradition when you build the LEGO® Ideas Ship in a Bottle, featuring a highly detailed ship with the captain’s quarters, cannons, masts, crow’s nest and printed sail elements. Fan creator, Jake Sadovich, was inspired by an actual ship in a bottle that he had built a few years earlier when he decided to build a replica in LEGO brick form. His creation reached the qualifying 10,000 votes with LEGO Ideas.

Features a LEGO® brick-built bottle, ship and a display stand.
- Bottle features a detailed, buildable cork with new-for-February 2018 wax-seal-style element and over 280 translucent-blue, water-style elements inside.
- Ship features a raised deck at the stern, captain’s quarters, 6 cannons, 3 masts, a crow’s nest and assorted elements including printed sails and the ship’s flag.
- Display stand features the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in ‘compass’ (non-functioning) with detailed compass rose and spinning gold-colored needle, 2 globe elements and gold-colored detailing.
- Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator Jake Sadovich and LEGO® designers.
- This construction toy is suitable for ages 10+.
- Bottle on stand measures over 3" (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
- Ship measures over 3" (8cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

The LEGO Shop@Home link
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Ship-in-a-Bottle-21313

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LEGO REBRICK COMPETITION

December 1st, 2017

This contest should appeal to stop-motion and LEGO Creator fans! LEGO invite you to take your favorite LEGO Expert Creator Holiday, Fairgrounds, and Modular sets and create a stop-motion video showing a rebuild from the set, themed after the set. For example, if you were rebuilding a LEGO Creator Expert Holiday set, maybe you’d create a holiday themed model, or if you were rebuilding a LEGO Creator Expert Fairgrounds set, you’d create a fair themed modeled. There are no size limitations on the model, so build as big or as small as you wish. You can enter using a digital building tool like LDD if you don’t own a modular building (or aren’t willing to take it apart!), or look up pieces from the set in your parts inventory and build from there.

LEGO have partnered with the LEGO VIP newsletter to award the grand prize winner:

• 5,000 VIP points for their LEGO VIP account

• An upcoming Modular Building set, to be revealed at a later date

Two runner ups will also receive 2,000 VIP points.

The contest closes January 12th.

Learn more about the contest at:

http://rebrick.it/expertrebuilder

NEW LEGO Creator Expert Downtown Diner [10260]

December 1st, 2017

LEGO have announced the next Modular building:

10260 Downtown Diner, 2,480 pieces
AUD249.99
Available from 1st January, no VIP early access.
The set is already listed on LEGO.com
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Downtown-Diner-10260

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Discover a place where music is on the menu!

Drop in at the LEGO® Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner, where you’ll discover a healthy portion of fun and surprises. This impressive model features removable building sections for easy access to the detailed interior, which comprises a ground-level 1950s-style diner with a large curved front window, red bar stools, jukebox, counter and an open-plan kitchen. The mid level has a gym with boxing ring, punching bag and weight training room, while on the upper-level you’ll find a recording studio, complete with vocal booth, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet. The facade of the building features pink-and-teal Streamline Moderne styling with a large ‘DINER’ sign. Other external features include arched windows, balconies and a staircase, plus a pink convertible car and a detailed sidewalk, complete with mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and a streetlamp. This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 6 minifigures.

Includes 6 minifigures: a chef, waitress, boxer, rock star, manager and a bodybuilder.
The 3-level Downtown Diner comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed facade with pink-and-teal Streamline Moderne styling and a large ‘DINER’ sign, external staircase, arched windows, drainpipe, balconies, decorative roofline, opening skylight and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk with a mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and an ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a pink 1950s-style convertible.
Ground level features 1950s downtown American diner styling with a large curved front window, red barstools, benches, jukebox, candy machine, counter, 2 soda dispensers, and a kitchen with a coffee machine, stove and a cooker hood.
Mid-level features a gym with a boxing ring, punching bag, weight training room, water dispenser and a wall clock.
Upper level features a recording studio complete with vocal booth, soundproofed walls, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet.
Take a ride in the stylish convertible and head for a diner where fast food and music are on the menu.
Help the chef prepare the fastest food in town while the roller-skating waitress lines up the orders.
Drop in at the gym for a couple of rounds in the boxing ring or a good workout on the punching bag.
Open the skylight and eavesdrop on the making of a hit album.
Accessory elements include roller skates, guitar, golden record award and a buildable barbell.
Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
This set includes over 2,480 pieces and is suitable for ages 16+.
New-for-January-2018 decorated elements include a decorated door, album cover, lots of teal-colored and pink-colored elements, and a dual-face minifigure with singing and smiling expressions.
Special elements include new-for-January-2018 flower stalks and flower heads, plus 1x3 ‘jumper’ plates, 2x2 plate with 2 studs and a minifigure torso with boxing gloves.
Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Buildings series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office, 10251 Brick Bank and 10255 Assembly Square.
Measures over 13” (34cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

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NEW 2018 LEGO BrickHeadz images released

November 18th, 2017

LEGO have released images of the DC Justice League, Star Wars and Ninjago BrickHeadz due for release in 2018.

Justice League:
41598 The Flash
41599 Wonder Woman
41600 Aquaman
41601 Cyborg

Star Wars:
41602 Rey
41603 Kylo Ren
41486 Captain Phasma
41485 Finn

Ninjago:
41487 Lloyd
41603 Master Wu

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