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Canberra Brick Expo Kicks Off Tomorrow

Canberra may be known as the home of Australian politics, but it’s also home to some amazing LEGO builders. Builders who will be putting their skills on display from tomorrow (August 11th) at this year’s Canberra Brick Expo.

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Brick Expo returns once again to  The Hellenic Club of Canberra in Woden.

After a successful schedule change last year, this year’s show will also run over three days: Fri 11th August 2017, 1:30pm to 6:00pm; Sat 12th August 2017, 9:00am to 6:00pm; and Sun 13th August 2017, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

There is also an adults only cocktail party on Saturday night.

Tickets are $6 for children and concession card holders, and $12 for adults. There are two different family ticket options available – Family A (1 Adult + 3 Children) for $24.00 and Family B (2 Adults + 2 Children) for $30.00.

Tickets must be pre-purchased online from Trybooking.

Brick Expo is a not-for-profit event – all proceeds will assist the show’s major charity partner PaTCH to purchase much needed medical equipment for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or the Brick Expo website. I’ve also included the ad for the show below too.

Canberra Brick Expo – August 11-13th

Canberra may be known as the home of Australian politics, but it’s also home to some amazing LEGO builders. Builders who will be putting their skills on display at this year’s Canberra Brick Expo.

BrixpoLogo

Brick Expo returns once again to  The Hellenic Club of Canberra in Woden.

After a successful schedule change last year, this year’s show will also run over three days: Fri 11th August 2017, 1:30pm to 6:00pm; Sat 12th August 2017, 9:00am to 6:00pm; and Sun 13th August 2017, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

There is also an adults only cocktail party on Saturday night.

Tickets are $6 for children and concession card holders and $12 for adults. There are two different family ticket options available – Family A (1 Adult + 3 Children) for $24.00 and Family B (2 Adults + 2 Children) for $30.00.

Tickets must be pre-purchased online from Trybooking.

Brick Expo is a not-for-profit event – all proceeds will assist the show’s major charity partner PaTCH to purchase much needed medical equipment for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or the Brick Expo website. I’ve also included the ad for the show below too.

Brickman Shows On These School Holidays

During these school holidays Ryan McNaught has two different shows running on opposite sides of the country. Here are the details of both.

Wonders of The World – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – June 22 to July 30

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Explore world famous landmarks with more than 50 awe-inspiring models on display at the ‘Wonders of the World’ exhibition. You can take a hands-on educational journey through history, learning about each attraction. You can even put your own building skills to the test in the master builder zones and help with some of the model making.

Tickets: Adult (17+) $32.00, Junior (4-16) $22.50, Concession $24.00, Family (2A+2J or 1A+3J) $85.00. Children under 3 free. Available via http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WONDERS16

 

The Brickman Experience - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – June 24 to July 9

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Brickman Experience features a collection of individual works by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan McNaught. Build your own LEGO® masterpieces in the interactive builder zones and see a range of models made up from more than 5 million LEGO® bricks including his biggest ever LEGO ® Star Wars X-wing, a model Airbus A380, a quarter scale LEGO® Ferrari and the world’s largest LEGO® flower.

Tickets: Adults (17+) $32.00, Junior (4-16) $21.00, Concession $25.00, Family (A2+J2 / A1+J3) $85.00. Children under 3 free. Available via http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BRICKMAN16

Inner West Brick Fair – June 18th – Win 1 of 2 Family Passes

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Here is some news for Bricking Around readers in Sydney… The Inner West Brick Fair returns to Croydon Public School on June 18th. Once again the organisers have provided two family passes to give away.

The show will feature amazing creations from over 20 Master Builders.

Younger fans will love the chance to get creative in the LEGO free build brick pit. There will also be jumping castles, face painting, 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.

Win a family pass

BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2017 This Weekend

I think Brisbane LEGO fans are some of the luckiest, with multiple different shows to attend every year. One of those events just happens to be taking place this weekend - BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2017.

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The show returns to the Strathpine Community Centre for two days of fantastic LEGO displays. There will also be Star Wars characters thanks to the 501st Redback Garrison. Those of you looking for some LEGO to take home will be able to get new and old sets as well as third party accessories.

Tickets are $8 for adults (16+) and $4 for children aged 3 to 15. Children under 3 are free. You’ll need to buy your tickets in advance from TryBooking as they aren’t available at the door.

The show runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, and from 9am to 4pm on Sunday. The first session on Sunday is a special session for the Autism Community.

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

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.

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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