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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.
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/
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
- Adult (17 years and over) – $35.00
- Junior (4 – 16yrs) – $25.00
- Family (2Adlt + 2Jnr or 1Adlt+3Jnr) – $95.00
- Concession – $30.00
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
- General Admission – $29.00
- Concession – $25.00
- Family of Four (Admits 4) – $80.00
- Junior – $22.00
Thanks to those who reminded me I hadn’t posted about these yet.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There seems to be plenty of sessions, but these events always get sold out so don’t wait too long.
While the big shows get a lot of the attention you can have just as much fun at a smaller show that supports a local cause. This weekend LEGO fans in Canberra have a chance to attend one of those shows with the return of Bricks @ The Woden School. The school provides education programs for students with an intellectual disability and the event will help raise funds to support their work.
Presented by CLUG and the Woden School Parents & Citizens Association the event will feature plenty of exhibits from talented Canberra builders.
Tickets to the event are just $3 for children and $5 for adults. A family ticket is available for $10. No need to pre-purchase tickets online as they are only available at the door.
The event runs from 9am to 4pm on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of March 2017 and is held at the school (127 Denison St Deakin).
More information about the venue can be found on the event page below, or via Facebook.
Are you a LEGO fan in Northern NSW looking for something to do this weekend? Brick Events are heading your way for the Lismore Brick Event.
The Lismore Brick Event is a LEGO fan event for all ages, showcasing over 30 amazing LEGO creations and sets from LEGO history.
The event will feature Build Tables, a Build Wall and even a Build A Train play area. Need to take some LEGO home? LEGO merchandise will be available to buy.
Ticket Prices are $14.50 for adults and $9.50 for children (under 3s are free). A family ticket (2 adults, 3 kids) is also available for $53. Tickets are available at the door, with EFTPOS available. You can also pre-purchase tickets online at https://brickevents.iwannaticket.com.au/
You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or at http://www.brickevents.com.au