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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.

Barrington Public School LEGO Event This Saturday

At Bricking Around we love bringing you information about LEGO events, whether they are big or small.

This (Saturday 22nd November 2014) Barrington Public School P&C (with help from Bay Bricks) are hosting a LEGO event at the Gloucester Recreation Centre in Gloucester.

The event will help raise funds so that the school can purchase computers.

Here are some more details of the event

  • Fete with games for the kids
  • Kids building area
  • LEGO for sale

Tickets $3 per person, or $10 for a family.

You can check out the flyer for the event here or view the event page below.

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.

Gold Coast Brick Event This Weekend

Gold Coast Brick EventSun, sand and LEGO bricks sounds like the makings of a great weekend. The first ever Gold Coast Brick Event is on this weekend, and while there are no guarantees of sunny weather you can be sure that some great LEGO builds will be on display.

More details, including ticket prices and session times, can be found on the event page: