Category Archives: Competitions

Competition: Win A Police Officer or Pug

Could this be the biggest giveaway to ever hit Bricking Around? Well no, not really. BUT STILL – I have two prizes that you may not have been able to find yourself.

One winner will get to pick between: A series 18 Police Officer Minifigure or a 30542 Cute Pug polybag. A runner up will receive the remaining item.

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How do you enter? Just fill in the form below for your chance to win. Entries close July 31st at 10:00 AM AEST.

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

Competition Reminder: Win A Copy of 10404 Ocean’s Bottom

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I have a feeling that some people have missed the competition that was featured as part of my recent “building like a kid” article. If you did then here is a friendly reminder.

If you are looking for a just a quick entry in the competition then you can find basic entry form at the end of this article; http://brickingaround.com/2018/03/02/building-like-a-kid/

LEGO have provided the prize as part of their “What Will You Build” campaign, so to help spread that message there are some ways to earn bonus entries in the competition. Here are those details;

Over on the Bricking Around Facebook page you’ll find a gallery of my builds marked with the hashtag. You’ll also find them on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Share the #WhatWillYouBuild gallery on Facebook – 1 Entry
  • Retweet one of the #WhatWillYouBuild photos on Twitter - 1 Entry
  • Like and comment on one of the #WhatWillYouBuild Instagram posts – 1 Entry

Doing all of those will get you quite a few entries in the competition. But would you like an extra 25 entries? Then build something. It can be 1000 pieces or 10 pieces. Big or small. Just build something. Then just share your creation:

  • Post it on the Bricking Around Facebook Page with the hashtag #WhatWillYouBuild
  • Post it on Twitter with the hashtags #WhatWillYouBuild and #BrickingAround as well as tagging @BrickingAround
  • Post it on Instagram with the hashtags #WhatWillYouBuild and #BrickingAround as well as tagging @Bricking_Around

You’ll get 25 bonus entries per unique creation.

Remember – this isn’t a about building the biggest and the best thing, it’s about getting out some bricks and having fun.

Competition entries close March 12th 2018.

#WhatWillYouBuild – Building Like a Kid With 10404 Ocean’s Bottom

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This article was planned a while ago but it just happened to coincide with a campaign from LEGO called #WhatWillYouBuild. Thanks to that campaign I have a copy of the 10404 Ocean’s Bottom set to give away. See the end of the article for competition details.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick I wanted to do something different. Sure I plan to review some amazing sets that are out this year but I also wanted to try and capture what made me fall in love with LEGO in the first place. I set out with a simple goal – build like a kid.

Brickvention 2018 Just One Week Away – Win Two Free Tickets

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Every January there is a huge event that hits Melbourne. No, I’m not talking about the Australian Open – It’s Brickvention.

Celebrating it’s 12th year Brickvention 2018 will feature incredible displays from talented builders around the country. These displays will incorporate all of your favourite LEGO themes.

You will also be able to talk to the creatives behind the LEGO artworks, create your own visions in the exciting play zone, meet your favourite cosplay characters, visit the merchandise corner and let your imagination run wild.

Some sessions are already sold out.

Tickets for the event start at $18 for adults or $9 for Children (4 – 14). There are various options including free entry for Companion Card holders. Tickets can be purchased via TryBooking, and must be purchased online prior to the event.

Win Two Free Tickets

Thanks to the organisers of Brickvention 2018 I have an adult and child ticket to give away. All you need to do is enter your details in the form below. If you happen to be an AFOL without kids then you can specify that in the form and should your name be drawn a runner-up will get the child ticket.

ENTRY NOW CLOSED

Bricking Around
BRICKVENTION 2018 COMPETITION
TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Conditions of Entry.
  2. Entry is open to all Australian residents who visit www.brickingaround.com during the promotional period. Entrants under the age of 18 must provide contact details for a Parent or Guardian over the age 18.
  3. Prize does not include travel to Brickvention 2018.
  4. Limit one entry per person (based on email address and/or IP address).
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry.
  6. No responsibility accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries.
  7. The promotion commences at 09:00 PM AEST on 13/01/2018 and closes at 11:00 AM AEST on 18/01/2018 (“the Promotional Period”). The promoter may in its absolute discretion end the promotion prior to the conclusion date.
  8. Only entries submitted using the form at www.brickingaround.com will be accepted.
  9. The winners will be chosen using computerised random selection.
  10. The prize pool is 1 x Adult & 1 x Child ticket to Brickvention 2018 (value $27 AUD).
  11. One winner will receive both tickets unless entrant specifies otherwise.
  12. The winners of the prize/s will be contacted via email in order to arrange their prize. If the winners cannot be contacted within 2 days of the close of the competition, then the winner will have forfeited the prize.
  13. The prize/s are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. No responsibility is accepted for any variation in the value of a prize.
  14. The promoter of this competition is Bricking Around in conjunction with the organisers of Brickvention 2018, and is conducted without the involvement of the LEGO Group of Companies.

Win A Platinum LEGO R2-D2 Figurine

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An interesting new competition, with a really cool prize, has just popped up on the LEGO site.

LEGO are giving away two Platinum LEGO R2-D2 figurines and all you need to do is provide your email address, date of birth and country. There is no purchase necessary to enter this draw.

There will be two grand prize winners who will each receive a LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2™ Figurine made of platinum, presented with certificate of authenticity in a custom display case. This isn’t just a regular LEGO R2-D2 with a coating. The approximate retail value of each prize is £2,500 (over $4000 AU).

Odds of winning are going to be incredibly slim, but the prize is something that there are literally only two of in the whole world.

You can find the entry form and all of the terms and conditions here: https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/R2D2Contest

LEGO Ideas Launches New Contests Feature

2018 marks 10 years since the LEGO Ideas platform originally launched in Japan (called Cuusoo at the time). In preparation of the milestone the Ideas team have unveiled a new beta feature of the site – building contests. The first contest is now live on the site…

Build your own LEGO Ideas logo

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The first competition requires you to build a LEGO Ideas logo out of bricks. Take the existing logo and make it your own, or change it completely. The best entries will be featured on the LEGO Ideas Facebook page to celebrate the anniversary, and there are also some awesome prizes on offer.

Grand Prize:

LEGO Ideas Build Logo Grand Prize

The current LEGO Ideas assortment including: 21306 Yellow Submarine, 21307 Caterham Super Seven, 21308 Adventure Time, 21309 LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V, 21310 Old Fishing Store, all signed by their respective LEGO designers, and 21312 Women of NASA, signed by the LEGO designer and fan designer.

Two Runners Up each receive:

LEGO Ideas Build Logo Runnerup Prize

21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V signed by the LEGO designers, and 21312 Women of NASA, signed by both the LEGO designer and the fan designer.

There are some rules that you need to follow for your submission, but you can find out everything you need here. Entries need to be submitted by December 15th.

Competition: Win A Golden Ticket To Bricktober Perth 2017

Bricktober is a yearly event that showcases amazing LEGO creations by builders in Perth and brings the together the community of LEGO lovers young or old.

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This year’s show will take place on October 7th & 8th at new venue Curtin Stadium (Kent St, Bentley WA 6102).

Bricktober Perth is a project of The Rotary Club of Ascot (Inc). Proceeds of the event will support programs for young children and other Rotary and Community Projects.

Tickets to the event are just $9.70 per person, or $28.80 for a family of 4. You can purchase your ticket via TryBooking.

Bricking Around has also been given 2 GOLDEN TICKETS to give away. The Family Golden Ticket (valid for a family of 4) will give you free entry into the public show on either Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th October 2017 at any time. As a golden ticket holder, you will enter the show through the special VIP entry.

All you need to do is enter your details below. Prize does not include travel or accommodation.

Entry now closed.

Competition: Win A 42065 RC Tracked Racer Set

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Due to a mix-up I received another 42065 RC Tracked Racer set this week, and as tempting as it was to build it have races I have instead decided to share the LEGO Technic fun with one lucky reader.

How do you win? I had a blast testing out the set with a series of challenges, but there were some things that I didn’t test. In 25 words or less let me know what challenge you’d like to put the RC Tracked Racer through – it can be a crazy stunt or important performance test.

The most interesting answer will win the set. Before you enter you may want to check out the RC Tracked Racer Challenge video, or my review of the set.

Entries now closed.

Competition: Polybag Giveaway

Woolworths stores are currently stocking a range of polybags but they seem to be a bit hard to track down.

To help out a little I didn’t just get myself two polybags from my local store – I got 4 so that I could share the polybag fun with you all. There are two polybags on offer – one 30400 Gymnastics Bar and one 30426 Stealthy Swamp Airboat set.

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The first name drawn will get first pick, and the second name drawn will receive the other set.

How do you enter? Rather than just entering your name, I’ve decided for this competition you’ll have to do a little work. I have reviewed both of the polybags on offer. Read each review and then answer two questions to go in the draw.

Sydney Brick Show 2017 – Win A Family Pass

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The Sydney Brick Show returns to Sydney Town Hall these school holidays to bring joy to LEGO fans of all ages.

The show features 2,500m² of LEGO fun on two levels. Featuring new and original LEGO brick creations built by over 100 fans from Sydney and interstate.

First held in 2012, the annual fan event welcomes approx 15,000 visitors for an exciting day out. The Sydney Brick Show is a community event created by volunteer LEGO fans for people of all ages.

The show will feature unique pop-culture, nostalgia, sci-fi and ‘geekery’ builds, plus vintage LEGO displays from your childhood. There will also be retail opportunities, character appearances and giveaways. There will also be a cafe on-site for when you need a break.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for juniors (2 – 16) and a family ticket (4 people) is available for $47. You can purchase your tickets from Ticketmaster. Read on for your chance to win one of two family passes.

The Sydney Brick Show is a not-for-profit event, presented in support of Bear Cottage, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 2017 show will continue this support, having donated over $60,000 since 2012. Volunteers and families from Bear Cottage will also be attending the event.

You can read more about the event on Facebook or via the event page at the end of the article.