Category Archives: Competitions

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.

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.