Category Archives: Event News

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.

Bricktober Perth This Weekend

Perth readers, it’s that time of the year again – Bricktober is this weekend. Bricktober is a yearly event that showcases amazing LEGO creations by builders in Perth and brings 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.

Congratulations to Alison C and Craig A who both won a Golden Ticket to the event.

BrisBricks LEGO Event This Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend up here in Brisbane this weekend, and what better way to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday than with a LEGO event?

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BrisBricks are holding their annual Brisbane show at Chandler again this weekend.

If past years are anything to go by this is will be a fantastic day out with some amazing displays. The show will feature Australia’s largest Great Ball Contraption, interactive stands including RC LEGO vehicles and a LEGO play area for kids. There will also be a raffle, LEGO retailers and face painting.

Tickets for the event are just $12 for adults and $6 for kids (3 – 15 years). If you are prepared to have a late day you can save a few dollars with tickets to the final session each day costing just $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets are only be available online here.

For those of you out there with ASD children there is a special Austism Community session on Sunday October 1st at 9am.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or BrisBricks.org.

Gold Coast Brick Event This Weekend

Still looking for something to do this weekend? Well if you live anywhere near the Gold Coast then I have just the event for you. Brick Events are returning to the Gold Coast for the 2017 Gold Coast Brick Event.

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Treat yourself and your family to this exciting must see event for LEGO fans of all ages. Let your imagination run wild on the Build Tables, go vertical with the Build Wall and get your designs moving with the Build a Train play area.

Tickets are available in various configurations to suit your family, with children around $10 each and adults around $15. You can check out all of the ticket price options via the booking site.

There is also a special VIP Guided Tour ticket option. This option includes a 1.5hr exclusive VIP Guided Tour of the amazing exhibits with a master builder. You’ll also receive a special event kit, VIP brick badge and showbag with discount vouchers. The VIP Experience is an additional $23 with your ticket. You will need to add the upgrade to your ticket purchase. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

This year’s event takes place at the Gold Coast Event Centre at the Gold Coast Turf Club (Gold Coast Racecourse, Racecourse Drive, Bundall QLD 4217).