Category Archives: Competitions

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.

Win The Ultimate Modular Prize Pack

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This is amazing. I’m usually a pretty positive guy who is fairly generous with superlatives, but calling this amazing is probably an understatement.

LEGO are holding a competition that is only being promoted to LEGO fans through RLUGs or RLFM sites (like this one). The prize is ALL OF THE MODULARS. No, that doesn’t just mean the modulars that are currently available, I mean all of the modulars. It seems that somebody at LEGO has been doing some digging through their secret vaults.

This is the full prize:

  • 10230 LEGO Mini Modulars
  • 10182 LEGO Café Corner
  • 10190 LEGO Market Street
  • 10185 LEGO Green Grocer
  • 101097 LEGO Fire Brigade
  • 10211 LEGO Grand Emporium
  • 10218 LEGO Pet Shop
  • 10224 LEGO Town Hall
  • 10232 Palace Cinema
  • 10251 Brick Bank
  • 10246 Detective’s Office
  • 10243 Parisian Restaurant
  • 10255 Assembly Square

Yep – all of that. Two runners up will win a 10255 Assembly Square.

It’s the dream of a lot of LEGO fans to own the full set of modular buildings, and now is your chance to get the older ones new in a box from LEGO directly. Buying all of those sets new in box would cost you thousands.

How do you win? To enter this competition you need to create your own LEGO Mini Modular building. There are some specific specifications that you will need to comply with:

  • Your model should be 8 x 8 studs.
  • Must include two stud wide footpath/sidewalk.
  • The model must feature two “Technic Brick 2×1 with 1 Hole” so that it can connect to other models. These should be positioned 2 studs in from the back and four from the front
  • Can be either a straight or corner building.
  • There is no restriction on height.
  • Should be a similar scale to 10230 LEGO Mini Modulars and not include LEGO Minifigures.
  • Do not make a licensed mini modular.
  • You can build with real bricks or use LEGO Digital Designer software
  • Some photo editing is allowed, for example to replicate a printed brick.

There are a few more rules that you can check on the competition page. There are also some restrictions on who can enter, but none that should affect Australian entrants.

You can submit your entry via the competition page here. Entries close on May 13th 2017 so you’ve got a little bit of time to plan and build something awesome. Good luck everybody.

Here’s that prize list again…

Celebrate Easter With #LEGOEaster

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The best thing about becoming an RLFM site is that I get to find out about all sorts of great things for you – the members of the Bricking Around community. This campaign from LEGO is one of those opportunities.

In an effort to spread a little Easter spirit and LEGO love the team responsible for global campaigns are looking for people to participate in this years #LEGOEaster campaign by sharing your amazing pictures online using the #LEGOEaster hashtag.

What’s in it for you? Once you have taken your #LEGOEaster picture and spread it around on social media you can upload it to a special Flickr group. That Flickr upload counts as your entry in an exclusive lucky draw. LEGO will pick 10 raffle winners, each getting a goodie bag with LEGO related Easter awesomeness and a medium sized LEGO set on top.

If you are one of the lucky winners I will need to verify that you are a Bricking Around “member”. The best way to do that is comment with a link to your Flickr photo, or like the Bricking Around page on Facebook.

Here’s more of a breakdown of what to do…

  1. Take a LEGO Easter related photo.
  2. Share it on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram with the hashtag #LEGOEaster
  3. Upload your photo to the special Flickr group and put your name, Bricking Around and #LEGOEaster in the comments e.g. Michael, Bricking Around #LEGOEaster

You can view the Flickr group here.

This isn’t a building competition – the winner will be randomly selected from the Flickr group. As long as your picture relates to LEGO and Easter you are in with a chance.

I’ve included the information as provided by LEGO below.

Bricking Around Christmas Giveaway Winners

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The 2016 Bricking Around Christmas giveaway has been drawn and the winners notified.

Congratulations to the following lucky Bricking Around fans…

John T who will be getting 30372 Robin’s Mini Fortrex, Scot B the lucky recipient of 30278 Poe’s X-Wing, and finally Steve B will be receiving 31042 Super Soarer

If any of those are you, check your emails for a message from me.

Thanks to everybody who entered – the response was incredible. Hopefully there will be more giveaways in 2017.

Bricking Around Christmas Giveaway

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Merry Christmas Bricking Around readers!

To celebrate the festive season I have decided to give away a few items to lucky fans. There are two polybags I have lying around as well as a small set that I picked up on sale.

There are three prizes on offer: 31042 Super Soarer, 30278 Poe’s X-Wing Fighter and 30372 Robin’s Mini Fortrex. Three lucky winners will each receive one item.

To make sure you get plenty of chance to enter (but also get your prize before Christmas) this competition will be running until November 30th.

31042 Super Soarer30278 Poes XWing30372 Robins Mini Fortrex

You can enter via the form below. Be sure to like Bricking Around on Facebook and follow on Twitter for possible bonus entries.

Inner West Brick Fair – June 26th – Win 1 of 2 Family Passes

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Here is some news for Bricking Around readers in Western Sydney… The first Inner West Brick Fair will be taking place at Croydon Public School on June 26th. Even better news – the organisers have provided two family passes to give away.

The show will feature dozens of unique creations from over 20 Master Builders from SYDLUG (Sydney Lego Users Group). You’ll be able to ask the builders questions about their hobby, their collections and the building techniques they use.

Younger fans will love the chance to get creative in the LEGO free build brick pit. Those looking to take some LEGO home will be able to purchase new and old LEGO including current and newly-released sets, collectibles, engraved bricks and vintage sets.

There will also be jumping castles, face painting, guessing competitions, food and refreshments and much more!

Tickets are just $5 per person or $15 for a family ticket. Family tickets can only be purchased online via Flexischools. Single tickets purchased online will get priority entrance, or you can get a single ticket at the door.

To get your online ticket go to Flexischools.com.au and enter “Croydon Public School” in the search box. From there you should be able to see the event.

Bricking Around also has two family tickets to give away. Enter via the form below.

You can learn more about the event via Facebook or the event page below.

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

Brisbane Brick Event This Weekend

Brisbane LEGO fans are in for a treat this weekend with the first Brisbane Brick Event.

You still have a little time to enter our Family Pass giveaway for this event. The entry form can be found at the bottom of the page.

After events all around Queensland, Brick Events are finally heading to the heart of Brisbane for their first Brisbane Brick Event.

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The Brisbane Brick Event will be held Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane.

The Brisbane Brick Event is set to showcase the LEGO creations of many talented brick builders. The event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Brisbane and will feature over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO bricks. Plenty of different themes on display as well as over ten of the Brickman Ryan McNaught’s most popular models including the recently completed “Brisbane Signature Build”.

Brisbane Brick Event May 14 & 15 – Win A Family Pass

After events all around Queensland, Brick Events are finally heading to the heart of Brisbane for their first Brisbane Brick Event.

 Brisbane Brick Event 2016 Banner

The Brisbane Brick Event will be held Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. The Brisbane Brick Event is set to showcase the LEGO creations of many talented brick builders.

The event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Brisbane and will feature over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO bricks. Plenty of different themes on display as well as over ten of the Brickman Ryan McNaught’s most popular models including the recently completed “Brisbane Signature Build”.

Read on for more about the event and your chance to win a family pass.