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Toowoomba Brick Event This Weekend

Queensland LEGO fans are a bit spoilt when it comes to events, but there are still areas that haven’t experienced the awesomeness of a brick event. Well that changes this weekend for Toowoomba with the first ever Toowoomba Brick Event taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

Toowoomba Brick Event 2017

The event is being held at the Founders Pavilion, The Clive Berghofer Events Centre, Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road, Toowoomba QLD 4350. It runs from 9am to 3:30pm on both Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st.

The Toowoomba Brick Event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Toowoomba and will feature over 30 different exhibits. Themes on display encompass Space and Star Wars, City (with working trains), Ships, Robotics, Winter Village, Wild West, operating Technic vehicles and much much more. The build & play tables along with the creation walls and the build a train play area will be extremely popular with children and adults of all ages. There will also be retail outlets offering fans all the latest in LEGO products, games, merchandise and jewellery creations.

Tickets to the event are $14.50 for adults or $9.50 for children (3-15). A Family ticket (2 Adults & 3 or 4 children) is available for $53.00. Children under 3 are free. Tickets are available at brickevents.iwannaticket.com.au or at the door with Cash & EFTPOS payment facilities available.

Build A Giant Death Star At Westfield Warringah This Weekend

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To celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and the 40th anniversary of Star Wars LEGO Australia are building the southern hemisphere’s biggest Death Star.

American LEGO Master Builder, Chris Steininger will be in charge of construction, with plenty of hands on help from LEGO fans.

Once the model is complete you’ll be able to see the Death Star explode into hundreds of LEGO bricks right in front of your eyes thanks to augmented reality technology.

The event runs on Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th at Westfield Warringah Mall on Ground Level (outside Myer)

Even without forming an unlikely band of rebels we’ve managed to get a sneak peak at the Death Star plans – this thing is going to be huge.

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You can learn more about the event on the centre’s website.

Towers By Night At The Ipswich Art Gallery

There has been a lot of discussion lately about AFOLs not getting to go to things. Well the Ipswich Art Gallery must have been watching because they have organised a special after hours event tailored for adult LEGO fans.

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The Ipswich Art Gallery is currently the home of the Towers of Tomorrow exhibit, and on Friday May 5th at 6pm Adult fans will be able to enjoy an evening of fun at the LEGO® work stations within the surrounds of the exhibition. There will also be a special glimpse into the new LEGO® Virtual Reality game Brickheadz.

Tickets are $10 each, including canapés.

Tickets need to be purchased online in advance. You can get tickets and learn more about the event via https://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/allevents/towers-by-night/

Brickman Events On Now

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Ryan McNaught has been touring two different events around Australia and I admit that I completely missed the latest dates. For those readers who haven’t seen these events advertised elsewhere here are the details.

Wonders of the World – Melbourne Museum – Until May 7th

The Wonders of the World exhibition features more than 50 awe-inspring models on display, taking visitors on a hands-on journey through history. Some of the models that will be showcased include a giant LEGO® Arc de Triomphe, LEGO® Empire State Building with Kong Kong, LEGO® Big Ben, a LEGO® Leaning Tower of Pisa! And even Michelangelo’s statue of David made from LEGO ® bricks.

The event takes place at the Melbourne Museum – 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

Ticket Prices

  • Adult (17 years and over) – $35.00
  • Junior (4 – 16yrs) – $25.00
  • Family (2Adlt + 2Jnr or 1Adlt+3Jnr) – $95.00
  • Concession – $30.00

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek

The Brickman Experience – Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Until April 30th

This exhibit features sixty of Ryan’s original LEGO® brick models along with their own unique behind-the-scenes story, including original drawings and sketches.

The event takes place at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission – $29.00
  • Concession – $25.00
  • Family of Four (Admits 4) – $80.00
  • Junior – $22.00

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek

Thanks to those who reminded me I hadn’t posted about these yet.

Various LEGO Events On This Weekend

It seems like April is a great time for a LEGO event with several taking place this weekend.

To view the details of each event (such as how to purchase tickets), click on the links below.

Toy Brick Fair

The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Tickets $5 per person.

Sydney Brick Show

Sydney Town Hall. Adults $16, Children $11, Family (4) $47.

Sunshine Coast Brick Event

The Shed at Aussie World. Adults $14.50, Children (3-15) $9.50, Family (2 Adults, 3 or 4 kids) $53.00

Brick-a-laide 2017 This Friday & Saturday

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What makes a Good Friday into a Great Friday? The addition of some LEGO, and that should be easy for those of you in Adelaide.

The annual Brick-a-laide show returns to the Adelaide Convention Centre this Friday and Saturday (April 14th and 15th).

The show will feature a fantastic line-up of brick creations, showcased by local and interstate modellers and builders.You can expect to see a wide range of world class displays. There will also be plenty of other attractions on offer.

Online tickets cost $12 for adults and $7 for children aged 2 – 15 year. There is a family pass (2 adults & 2 kids) available for $34. Tickets are available at the door for a little more, and a Sensory Friendly session is also being run. You can get your tickets here.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or the Brick-a-laide website.

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.

Central Coast Brickfest This Sunday

The Rainbow Bricks LUG team are at it again with another show. This time it’s the return of the Central Coast Brickfest, this year at a new venue. This year’s show takes place at Wyong Race Club 71-73 Howarth Street, Wyong on Sunday April 2nd. Doors open at 10am and the show runs until 4pm.

Central Coast Brickfest 2017

For just $5 per person ($15 for families) you’ll be able to check out amazing creations from builders across New South Wales. Tickets available at the door.

Young builders will be able to have a play in the Build Area and there will be LEGO sets, parts and merchandise for sale on the day too.

Proceeds from this event support the Wyong High School P&C.

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

Towers of Tomorrow Exhibit At Ipswich Art Gallery

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LEGO fans in the greater Brisbane area looking for something to do these school holidays have a new activity to add to their list. After starting out in Sydney the Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks exhibit has now made it’s way to the Ipswich Art Gallery.

The show features twelve iconic towers from Australian and Asian cities masterfully recreated using LEGO bricks at 1:200 scale. Locals will recognise Brisbane’s own Infinity Tower and the Gold Coast’s Q1. Also on display are Melbourne’s Eureka Tower and the Sydney Tower.

International buildings include Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers and China’s tallest building Shanghai Tower.

The creations on display are all the work of Australia’s Certified LEGO Professional Ryan McNaught.

You will also have a chance to build your own mini architectural creations to add to the skyline.

The exhibit runs from Saturday March 25th until Sunday July 9th at the Ipswich Art Gallery on d’Arcy Doyle Place; a pedestrian mall section of Nicholas Street between Brisbane and Limestone Streets in the Ipswich CBD. You can find out how to get there on the gallery’s website.

There are 4 sessions per day, with tickets costing just $5 per person. Session times are 10am-11:30am; 11:30am-1pm; 2pm-3:30pm; 3:30pm-5pm. Entry is free for children under 3.

Bookings are essential and can be made via the website. Click here to book your session.

Thanks to Brad for letting me know about this event.

LEGO Batman Make & Take At Toys R Us

The last Toys R Us Make & Take event filled incredibly quickly, so don’t muck around with this one.

On Saturday April 1st 2017 Toys R Us are having a LEGO Batman Movie themed Make & Take at all stores. You can build and take home this cute little Batman car. This is only for VIP customers so you will need to login to register.

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There seems to be plenty of sessions, but these events always get sold out so don’t wait too long.

Click here to sign up