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Canberra Brick Expo 2018 This Weekend

The talented builders of the Canberra LEGO User Group return for Brick Expo 2018.

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The event will once again take place at the Hellenic Club of Canberra (Matilda Street, Woden). Doors open on Friday afternoon (August 10th at 1:30 PM) and then runs from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 4:30pm on Sunday.

Tickets start at $6 for children, $6 for concession holders (student/pensioner) and $12 for adults. There are also two different family ticket options. Family A includes one adult and three children for $24 while Family B includes two adults and two children for $30.

For the AFOL looking for a more grown-up experience there will be a VIP cocktail party taking place on Saturday August 11th from 7pm. This is an adults only event with beer and wine provided. Tickets for the cocktail party are $50 per person.

You can get your tickets for the regular sessions or cocktail party from TryBooking.

Brick Expo is a not-for-profit event and all proceeds will assist the charity PaTCH to purchase much needed medical equipment for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital.

You can learn more about the event via the Brick Expo website.

Celebrate World Friendship Day With LEGO At Westfield Parramatta

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In celebration of International Friendship Day on the 30th of July, LEGO Friends will be building the world’s largest LEGO heart at Westfield Parramatta on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of July (10am to 6pm daily).

Kids and families are invited to help Australia’s Master Builder Ryan McNaught build this heart by making their own miniature LEGO hearts and adding them to the giant heart. The completed heart will be on display at Westfield Parramatta for International Friendship Day itself on the 30th of July.

Visitors will also have the chance to do a ‘heart mission’, pledging promises of friendship as well as sharing their friendship stories. There are also LEGO heart necklaces to create and bring home plus a free play area for kids.

Sabre Norris will be attending the event on Sunday the 29th between 11am-3pm to help finish of the heart and meet and greet all those attending.

You can learn more about the event here.

Bundaberg Brick Event This Weekend

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Bundaberg is a city known for it’s rum, but this weekend it will also be home to an amazing collection of LEGO creations.

The team from Brick Events will be hitting the Bundaberg PCYC (Bundaberg Multiplex, 1 Civic Avenue, Bundaberg QLD 4670 ) this Saturday and Sunday (July 7th & 8th) from 9am to 4pm.

The show will feature fantastic MOCs, Build Tables, the Build Wall, Build a Train play area and of course LEGO® merchandise for sale.

If you happen to find yourself in that part of Queensland then tickets to the show will set you back $14.50 for adults or $9.50 for children. A family ticket is also available for $53.

A guided VIP tour experience is also available.

To get your ticket, or learn more about the event head to the booking page here.

BrisBricks Strathpine Expo This Weekend

It’s that time of the year again when Brisbane LEGO Fans migrate North for the BrisBricks Strathpine Expo.

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Taking place this weekend (June 9 & 10) the event will feature amazing creations from talented local builders. The show will also have

  • Interactive LEGO displays
  • Stacks of LEGO and LEGO related products on sale
  • Competitions, prizes and raffles
  • Special visits and photo opportunities with Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion Redback Garrison

The event is just $8 for adults and $4 for children. You do need to purchase your tickets online beforehand.

You can learn more about the event via Facebook

Sunshine Coast Brick Event This Weekend

Brick Events returns to Kawana for the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Brick Event this Saturday and Sunday (May 19 – 20).

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I have been to a Sunshine Coast event previously at the venue and had a great time. The event will showcase amazing creations from the local fan community. The organisers are also offering an exclusive behind the scenes tour with a master builder as your guide.

Beyond the impressive displays will be build tables, a build wall and even train building in the play area.

Merchandise will be available to buy from the specialist retailers at special show prices.

Tickets start at $14.50 for adults and $9.50 for children. There are also family ticket and VIP options. Online tickets available here. Additional booking fee applies when booking online. Tickets also available at the door.

You can find out more about the event below or on the official Brick Events website.

Sydney Brick Show This Weekend

The Sydney Brick Show is back for 2018, now at a new venue.

This weekend (April 21st & 22nd) the Penrith Panthers Pavilion will be taken over by a huge collection of LEGO creations.

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Each year the organisers endeavour to bring fresh ideas for the enjoyment of patrons and this year there are quite a few! Highlights include interactive displays, a free build area, the famous graffiti wall and a giant Ninjago spinner. Don’t miss a world record attempt at the most minifig habitats (over 1200 on display) as well as the gigantic space colony ”GALACTIC FRONTIER” where the rare ”LEGOTONIUM” is mined.

Monies raised at the Sydney Brick Show 2018 will be used to provide support to Nepean Area Disabilities Organisation (NADO). NADO is a community-based charity that supports people with disabilities, their families and carers in Western Sydney, including the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Penrith suburbs and surrounding areas.

Tickets are $19.10 for adults and $14.00 for juniors (4-16 years). Unfortunately there is also a $5.25 handling fee per transaction. You can get your tickets here.

You can learn more about the event via the Sydney Brick Show website, Facebook Page, or event page below.

Brick-a-laide Returns As Part of Kidz Gigantic Day Out

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After starting out as a stand-alone event, this year Brick-a-laide will be part of a larger event called Kidz Gigantic Day Out.

The event will take place this Friday and Saturday (March 30th & 31st) at the Adelaide Convention centre.

The Brick-a-laide part of the event will be a major zone but the show will also feature a heap of other activities for kids too.

Brick-a-laide features an unbeatable line-up of brick creations by local and interstate modellers and builders as well as a range of LEGO retailers and play areas.

Tickets are $14 for adults (16 years and over) or $9 for kids. There is also a family pass of 2 adults and 2 kids available for $40. The ticket is for the full event, not just the Brick-a-laide zone. You can get your tickets here.

There are also special sensory sessions at 9am on both days.

To learn more about what else is on at the event and to get your tickets head to kidzdayout.com.au

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

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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.

Brickography Pop-Up Exhibition Hits Melbourne Next Weekend

Are you looking for something a little bit different to do next weekend?

Frostbricks, an Australian based LEGO Photography site, are hosting a special event called Brickography. The show is a combination of LEGO event and gallery exhibit.

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Brickography features a range of fine-art photography from toy photographers around the world, displayed alongside the LEGO creations of Melbourne’s best brick artists.

The event runs next weekend (November 18 – 19th) with opening hours of 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sunday. The venue for the event is Artboy Gallery, 99 Greville St, Prahran.

Special VIP event - As a special event for the AFOL community the show will be holding an opening night on Friday November 17th. The opening event is for the adult community and will have drinks available.

You can find out more about the event via the Frostbricks Facebook page.

Upper Hunter Brick Show This Sunday

Do you live in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales? If so then you’ll be pleased to know that Rainbow Bricks LUG, with help from Muswellbrook Girl Guides, is once again putting on the Upper Hunter Brick Show.

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The event will take place at St James’ Primary School in Muswellbrook on Sunday from 9am to 2pm. The event is being held in conjunction with the schools Spring Fair event.

Tickets to the event are just $5 per person, or $15 for a family.

On offer is LEGO displays, LEGO products for sale and a free build area.

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