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Inner West Brick Fair – June 26th – Win 1 of 2 Family Passes

Inner West Brick Fair 2016

Here is some news for Bricking Around readers in Western Sydney… The first Inner West Brick Fair will be taking place at Croydon Public School on June 26th. Even better news – the organisers have provided two family passes to give away.

The show will feature dozens of unique creations from over 20 Master Builders from SYDLUG (Sydney Lego Users Group). You’ll be able to ask the builders questions about their hobby, their collections and the building techniques they use.

Younger fans will love the chance to get creative in the LEGO free build brick pit. Those looking to take some LEGO home will be able to purchase new and old LEGO including current and newly-released sets, collectibles, engraved bricks and vintage sets.

There will also be jumping castles, face painting, guessing competitions, food and refreshments and much more!

Tickets are just $5 per person or $15 for a family ticket. Family tickets can only be purchased online via Flexischools. Single tickets purchased online will get priority entrance, or you can get a single ticket at the door.

To get your online ticket go to Flexischools.com.au and enter “Croydon Public School” in the search box. From there you should be able to see the event.

Bricking Around also has two family tickets to give away. Enter via the form below.

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

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Brick-A-Laide 2016 – March 25 & 26

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Adelaide has a lot going for it – there’s George Lucas’ favourite food court noodle place and one of Australia’s newest LEGO shows Brick-A-Laide.

Brick-A-Laide 2016 will be taking place this Friday and Saturday (March 25 – 26) at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The show is the largest LEGO fan display in South Australia and features an unbeatable showcase of brick creations and displays from local and interstate modellers and creators.

Wander through the range of amazing exhibits, including the USS OGEL, which will be making its first Adelaide appearance- this minifig scale ship is based on the WW2 Battle Cruisers that saw action in the Pacific Theatre. Measuring over 4 metres long and manned with a crew of over 50 LEGO sailors.

Also on display will be two HUGE collaborative builds- one based on the original LEGO Space themes from the 1970’s and 1980’s. The other is one of the largest LEGO city displays ever seen in SA, where you can view the streets and peer into the lives of LEGO people who live there.

With the recent release of The Force Awakens, Star Wars LEGO fans will be out in force, showing the best of what the Empire and the Rebels have to offer. From the smallest battles to the epic Star Destroyers, lovers of the Star Wars Franchise will not be disappointed.

Once you’ve finished in the Exhibit area, enjoy the huge range of merchandise on sale by LEGO traders, grab some refreshments at the Brick Café and take a pic at the FREE Instabooth photo booth.

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

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.

Brickvention 2016 This Weekend

One of the largest LEGO events in Australia – Brickvention – is taking place this weekend (16th and 17th January 2016) at The Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria

This event is always popular but luckily there are still tickets available for some sessions. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. You can grab your tickets from TryBooking.

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The event features a huge collection of LEGO models including trains, castles, pirate ships, Star Wars™, space ships, planes, buildings, sculptures and many more. There will also be competitions and LEGO sets and merchandise for sale.

You can learn more about the event on the Brickventures website or the event page below.

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.

Celebrate Christmas With LEGO At Federation Square

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If you are a LEGO fan in Melbourne then a trip to Federation Square should certainly be on your agenda. The giant LEGO Christmas Tree that we posted about earlier is now in place and lit up every night. There are also some other LEGO related activities and attractions to excite LEGO fans young and old.

Each Sunday until Christmas (December 13th and 20th) you will be able to build your own LEGO Christmas tree ornaments. Bricking Around reader Paul sent through some photos of these ornaments and they look great.

Here are more details about everything that’s happening. The ornament gallery and a video of the LEGO Christmas Tree are below.

LEGO Christmas Tree at Fed Square
27 Nov – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Square
Marvel as Fed Square’s spectacular LEGO Christmas tree comes to life with a magical lightshow set to your favourite Christmas carols.

LEGO Christmas Decoration Build
6, 13 + 20 Dec | 10am – 3pm (or until bricks run out) | The Square
Build your own LEGO decorations to take home with you in this festive workshop for the whole family!

LEGO Christmas Creations
1 Dec – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Atrium Fracture Gallery
See a display of amazing LEGO models that have been built by our very own Melbourne community and dedicated Adult Fans of LEGO.

Via http://fedsquare.com/events/christmas-at-fed-square

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.

Newcastle Brickfest This Weekend

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If you are in the Newcastle area and already sick of the school holidays then you are in luck. The Newcastle Brickfest is here to give parents a much needed break, and give AFOLs a great day out.

Newcastle Brickfest is an annual LEGO event held each July during the NSW school holidays. This year’s event will feature builders from Sydney, Melbourne, Central Coast, Wollongong and, of course, local Newcastle builders.

Everything from Star Wars to Friends to Mindstorms EV3 will be on display. With something for everyone to enjoy. There will be a free build area for those who want to build. As well as LEGO for sale.

Organised by Rainbow Bricks LEGO User Group and Bricks at the Bay. Profits are donated to Newcastle Public schools. Check the Facebook page to see how to purchase tickets for the various schools that are supported.

Tickets start at just $4 per person.

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

Event Calendar Update

We have added a few up-coming LEGO events to our Event Calendar, so we thought now would be a great time to give a bit of an update. We’ll be posting about each event as they get closer, but we don’t want anybody to miss out on tickets.

Here’s what is coming up:
(click on any of the events to learn more)

If you know of any events we have missed, let us know in the comments.