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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.

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.

Chandler BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo This Weekend

BrisBricks sure know how to make a long weekend an amazing weekend. One of Brisbane’s largest LEGO events returns to Chandler for three days of magnificent MOCs.

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The show will feature some amazing creations (including Australia’s largest great ball machine), interactive experiences (including remote controlled LEGO cars), LEGO play area for the kids to be creative, LEGO raffle and specialist LEGO retailers.

The event takes place at Sleeman’s Complex, Chandler Arena, Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler.

The event times are:

  • Saturday 1st October 2016 – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday 2nd October 2016 – 10:30am-5:00pm
  • Monday 3rd October 2016 – 9:00am-4:00pm

As always with BrisBricks events there is a special Autism Community Session. This year’s special session takes place on Sunday 2nd October from 9:00am-10:30am

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-15 years. Children under 3 are free.

You can grab your tickets online here. There are no tickets available at the door.

This is a not-for-profit event with proceeds supporting Rize Up Australia.

BrisBricks Pine Rivers Event This Weekend

After several years worth of successful events BrisBricks return to the Strathpine Community Centre this weekend for their annual Pine Rivers show.

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Last year’s event saw thousands attend and check out builds from over 40 club members. The event organisers – the not for profit BrisBricks Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) community – promise this year will be even better.

Also there to be enjoyed are a Star Wars Redback 501st Garrison and Tatooine Rebel Base Clubs, amazing fan built LEGO creations and set displays, a LEGO play area, LEGO Monster Trucks interactive display, charity raffle with LEGO prizes, face painting, handmade jewellery, LEGO retailers, food and more.

Tickets are just $7 for adults and $3 for children (3-15). You’ll have to get you tickets online as no tickets sold at the door. You can get yours via trybooking.com.

There will also be an Autism Community Session on Sunday 5 June, 9am-10.30am – designed for children and adults that require a quieter, low lighting event.

More information via the website http://www.brisbricks.org, or the event page below.

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.

BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo This Weekend

It’s a long weekend in Brisbane this weekend and a perfect way to spend it would be to attend the 2015 BrisBricks Fan Expo at Chandler.

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Here are just some of the fun you can expect at the show;

  • Interactive stands inc. remote controlled LEGO cars
  • Amazing LEGO creations and displays
  • 501st Redback Garrison – Star Wars characters
  • LEGO play area for the kids to be creative
  • LEGO raffle
  • Specialist LEGO retailers – sets, minfigs, parts

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children. All tickets must be purchased online via TryBoooking. There will be no tickets available at the door.

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

BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo: October 3 – 5

BrisBricks once again returns to Chandler for their biggest show of the year over three huge days.

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Here are just some of the fun you can expect at the show;

  • Interactive stands inc. remote controlled LEGO cars
  • Amazing LEGO creations and displays
  • 501st Redback Garrison – Star Wars characters
  • LEGO play area for the kids to be creative
  • LEGO raffle
  • Specialist LEGO retailers – sets, minfigs, parts

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children. All tickets must be purchased online via TryBoooking. There will be no tickets available at the door.

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

BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2015 Review & Photos

Surprisingly, the 2015 Pine Rivers show is the first LEGO event that I have been to in 2015. A gloomy day and long drive couldn’t dampen my excitement for checking out the wonderful creations of BrisBricks members.

Be sure to view the gallery of photos from the event below.

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.

BrisBricks 2014 LEGO® Fan Expo – Photos and Review

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The second half of the year is always lacking in public holidays, so when they do come a long you really need to make the most of them. That is most likely why BrisBricks used the second last long weekend before Christmas to host their 2014 Expo.

Ticketing
Tickets were primarily sold online, with limited tickets also available at the door. Ticketing was based on pre-determined session times to spread the crowds out. BrisBricks stuck with the same online ticketing system they have used for most of their events, and as usual there were no problems getting a ticket. I originally planned to attend the 10:30 AM session on the Sunday, but that had actually sold out before I had a chance to purchase a ticket. I instead opted for the 2:30 PM session, and I am glad I did. While still busy, I was told the morning had been packed.

As is common these days I showed up with my phone in hand and was quickly inside. Despite arriving right when my session kicked off their was no large line. I believe that long lines had formed before the first session on each day, but that is to be expected.

The Venue
This year’s event took place at the same venue as 2013 – The Chandler Arena. The comments I made last year were also true for this year; the venue is spacious, reasonably lit and much cooler inside than out in the sunny spring day.

While I arrived after lunch, there were still several food vendors offering families a variety of choices. There were lots of kids sitting outside having a drink and playing with the LEGO they had purchased.

For Sale
This year’s line-up of retailers was larger than I had seen at previous events. This is certainly something that I appreciate; having a good range of retailers means that fans have a chance to compare prices. I have been to a few events with an exclusive retailer present, and prices there seemed quite high. There was also a good variety of products on sale; common and rare sets, customised items and even bulk parts. I didn’t buy anything myself, but it was difficult to avoid the temptation.

The MOCs
Brisbane has some incredible building talent. Despite going to almost every Brisbane LEGO event I am still blown away every time. It seemed this year that the builders had gone all out to create new displays, as there was heaps I hadn’t seen before.

Here are my top picks:

  • The Friends Ski Lodge – The building was very well designed. (Images 021 – 024)
  • Huge Classic Space Display – This massive display contained a heap of great details, and who doesn’t love classic space? (Images 046 – 069)
  • Winter Village – Another well designed winter themed display. (Images 095 – 101)
  • Master Builder Meeting – This build does a great job of capturing the craziness of Cloud Cuckoo Land. (Image 161)
  • Batcave – This one didn’t turn out great in the photo due to it being quite dark, but it was a great build (Image 203)
  • Star Wars Trench Run – Such a classic scene perfectly captured in brick (Images 269 – 271)
  • Dinosaur Skeletons – These may not be as large as the other displays but they were some of my favourites. I’d love to have these on my desk. (Images 292 – 294)

Be sure to check out the gallery below.

The BrisBrick group just keeps on impressing. The 2014 event was probably their best yet, and they have set a high bar for next year. As a Brisbane LEGO fan I am incredibly spoilt to live in the same city as so many talented builders.