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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.

On Sale: 15% Off At Outer Rim Trading Co For Brisbane Customers

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Here’s an offer just for Bricking Around readers in Brisbane – locally based online retailer Outer Rim Trading Co are offering 15% off all of their in-stock LEGO products (excluding gift cards) when you opt for the pick-up option.

That means you save on postage and get a discount.

To take advantage of this offer enter the code PICKUP15 at checkout and be sure to select the pickup option.

This offer ends Wednesday June 28th 2017.

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.

Brisbane Airport Looking For LEGO Artist

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Do you fancy yourself a LEGO artist? Well Brisbane Airport is looking for a new resident artist and this time they are after somebody with some LEGO Building Skills.

The position is a 12-month residency where you will create LEGO artworks to be displayed at the airport. It’s not a full time job, and the amount of time that you have to spend on-site at the airport is fairly flexible.

People with experience building large scale pieces will have an advantage, particularly as the role requires somebody with their own LEGO bricks or resources that you can use.

Applications for the position close on June 15th. You can find details on how to apply at http://www.bne.com.au/corporate/about-us/community/artist-residence

I’ve included some more information from the website below…

Towers of Tomorrow Exhibit At Ipswich Art Gallery

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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.

“Wonders of The World” Show To Open In Brisbane

After a busy year touring the country with his Brickman Experience shows Ryan McNaught will return to Brisbane this November for an all new exhibition.

The Wonders of The World show will take you on a tour of some of the world’s most iconic places, all made out of LEGO.

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The exhibition will open on Wednesday 23rd November and run until Wednesday 14th December at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. After Brisbane the show will continue around Australia stopping in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth.

More than 50 awe-inspring and never-seen-before models will be on display, taking visitors on a hands-on journey through history. Some of the models that will be showcased include a giant Arc de Triomphe, Empire State Building, Big Ben, a Leaning Tower of Pisa and even Michelangelo’s statue of David.

Ticket prices for the event are:

  • Adult (17 yrs+) $35.00
  • Concession $30.00
  • Junior (4 to 16 yrs) $25.00
  • Family (2A & 2J or 1A & 3J) (Admits 4) $95.00

You can buy tickets now via Ticketek Australia.

For more information including a video advertisement please read on below.

Brisbane Brick Event This Weekend

Brisbane LEGO fans are in for a treat this weekend with the first Brisbane Brick Event.

You still have a little time to enter our Family Pass giveaway for this event. The entry form can be found at the bottom of the page.

After events all around Queensland, Brick Events are finally heading to the heart of Brisbane for their first Brisbane Brick Event.

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The Brisbane Brick Event will be held Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane.

The Brisbane Brick Event is set to showcase the LEGO creations of many talented brick builders. The event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Brisbane and will feature over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO bricks. Plenty of different themes on display as well as over ten of the Brickman Ryan McNaught’s most popular models including the recently completed “Brisbane Signature Build”.

Brisbane Brick Event May 14 & 15 – Win A Family Pass

After events all around Queensland, Brick Events are finally heading to the heart of Brisbane for their first Brisbane Brick Event.

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The Brisbane Brick Event will be held Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. The Brisbane Brick Event is set to showcase the LEGO creations of many talented brick builders.

The event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Brisbane and will feature over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO bricks. Plenty of different themes on display as well as over ten of the Brickman Ryan McNaught’s most popular models including the recently completed “Brisbane Signature Build”.

Read on for more about the event and your chance to win a family pass.

Brick Connections LEGO Show This Weekend

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Brisbane is very quickly becoming a hotspot for LEGO fan events. A new group – Brick Connections – are presenting their first ever show this weekend at the Hilliard State School in Alexandra Hills.

Brick Connections is a group that put on shows at local schools to help raise funds for the P&C.

The Hilliard State School show will feature some great LEGO displays, play areas and some raffles for those of you feeling lucky.

Tickets are just $5 per person, with two different family ticket options available – $15 for 2 adults and 2 children, or $20 for 2 adults and 3 children. You can get tickets at the door or pick them up at Bricks on Kids (Edith St, Wynnum).

You can find out more about the event via the event page below, or the Brick Connections Facebook page.

Brickman Experience On Now In Brisbane

Chances are that a lot of our Brisbane readers are already aware of this, but for those of you who may have missed it - Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience show is now on for a limited time at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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The show is on now and runs until December 23rd 2015. Tickets appear to be selling fast, so don’t miss out. You can grab your tickets via Ticketek.