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Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – Two Sets Pass Review

The LEGO Ideas team have just shared the results of the third 2015 project review, and this time there are two models that will be hitting shelves as an actual LEGO set…

The Beatles Yellow Submarine

it was hard to see how the licensing for this one was going to work out, and it passing review is a bit of a surprise.

LEGO Ideas Beatles Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is a classic part of Beatles history and project creator Kevin Szeto has done a great job of rendering it with bricks. The final set should also included the band as LEGO Minifigures.

Apollo 11 Saturn V

LEGO and NASA have worked together in the past, so this set passing review isn’t a huge surprise. The only thing going against it was size – the model is around one meter tall. This could be one of the largest Ideas sets to date when it’s released.

LEGO Ideas Apollo 11 Saturn V

Check out the announcement video and full result below

2015 Year In Review

It’s officially 2016! The start of a new year is always a good time to look back and reflect on the year passed. Here’s our brief look back at 2015.

2015 Year In Review

It was a busy year
Bricking Around had huge growth through 2015. In terms of views and visitors it was the biggest year ever. The busiest day of the year was September 16th. The most popular post that day was September 2015 Sale Price Comparison.

Merry Christmas From Bricking Around

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Bricking Around would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Hopefully there were plenty of LEGO sets waiting under the tree for you this year.

Did you get something awesome? Let us know in the comments.

BrisBricks 2015 – Photos & Review

The start of October kicked off with a busy weekend for me. Not only did my little brother get married but it was also when BrisBricks put on their biggest show of the year . I headed out to Chandler on Monday to check out the show and you can see my photos and recap below.

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Ticketing
Tickets were exclusively sold online this year with no tickets available at the door. I’m not sure if anybody got caught out with the lack of door tickets but I doubt it was a major issue. Like most large events there were pre-determined session times to spread the crowds out. I noticed that some sessions did sell out but there were still some available when I purchased my Monday ticket on Sunday night. I attended the 12:30 PM session on the Monday and when I arrived 15 minutes early the area looked pretty quiet so I got some food before going in. That was a slight mistake – the area was only quiet because there was a line up around the corner that I didn’t see. Thankfully the staff managed to get everybody inside within a couple of minutes.

Toys R Us Bricktober 2015 Details And Sale

We have already seen the awesome looking Toys R Us mini modular sets for 2015 but thanks to the latest Toys R Us catalogue we now have details of how the promotion will work in Australia. There is also a small sale on at the same time.

Bricktober Promotion 2015 Details

To qualify for the sets you will need to spend over $100 or more on LEGO during the relevant period. Read on for the full details.

Possible Christmas Promotions Revealed

A US version of the LEGO store catalogue has revealed some Christmas related promotional sets that will be available later this year.

We’ve used possible in the title because as far as we can tell this is a US catalogue and Australia generally follows the European promotions. If we find out any more about these sets we’ll be sure to share that information.

40138 Holiday Train

US Details: October 13 – November 13. Free with orders over $99

Christmas Promotion Holiday Train

40139 Gingerbread House

US Details: Starts November 27. Free with orders over $99

Christmas Promotion Gingerbread House

Via http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-november-2015-store-calendar-promos-and-events/

Canberra Brick Expo This Weekend

Our nation’s capital is home to many great attractions, but this weekend there is one event at the top of the list… The 2015 Canberra Brick Expo.

Canberra BrickExpo 2015

Brick Expo is an entertaining and interesting exhibition of rare and unique LEGO creations by interstate and local collectors and modellers. Hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes including: Star Wars, Trains, Planes, Space Ships, Racing Cars, Monuments and Sculptures.

Tickets are still available via TryBooking and are just $12 for adults.

You can find out more about the event via the event page below or the Brick Expo website.

Canberra Brick Expo 2015

The Canberra Brick Expo is one of Australia’s biggest LEGO shows. Tickets regularly sell out for this event, so we want to give LEGO fans in the nation’s capital plenty of warning about this event.

Canberra BrickExpo 2015

Brick Expo is an entertaining and interesting exhibition of rare and unique LEGO® creations by interstate and local collectors and modellers. Hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes including: Star Wars™, Trains, Planes, Space Ships, Racing Cars, Monuments and Sculptures.

Brick Expo also features a premium VIP session that is more low key than the regular sessions with restricted numbers in attendance. This VIP evening caters for those who wish to view the exhibits but do not wish to be part of a large crowd.

Check out the event page below for details of ticket prices and session times.

You can learn more about the event via the Facebook page, or Brick Expo website.

Reminder: BrisBricks Pine Rivers Event This Weekend

LEGO fans from all over Brisbane are in for a treat this weekend with the return of the BrisBricks Pine Rivers fan event.

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A fun filled family event, bound to bring out the child in everyone.

At the Expo there will be-

  • Amazing LEGO creations and displays
  • 501st Redback Garrison – Star wars Characters
  • LEGO kids play area – play, build and have fun.
  • LEGO Raffle

Special session for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders will take place at 9am on Sunday 14th June.

Tickets start at just $3 for children and $7 for adults.

Tickets can be purchased here or you can find out more information about the event here.

Bricking Around should be attending this event, so hopefully we will have plenty of photos to share next week.

Sydney Brick Show 2015 This Weekend

Sydney Brick Show 2015 Main

The Sydney Brick Show has grown in to one of Australia’s largest gatherings for LEGO fans. If you haven’t already got your tickets you’re in luck – while many sessions are limited, there are still tickets available.

If you are in the Sydney area we highly recommend heading out to see the show.

This year the show will feature the world’s first playable experience of the new LEGO Jurassic World Game! While visiting the show this year pop on over to the LEGO Jurassic World Video Game Area and take a pre-release peek, courtesy of Warner Bros. Games Australia.

You can learn more about the event via the event link below, or at http://sydneybrickshow.com.au/