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Brickography Pop-Up Exhibition Hits Melbourne Next Weekend

Are you looking for something a little bit different to do next weekend?

Frostbricks, an Australian based LEGO Photography site, are hosting a special event called Brickography. The show is a combination of LEGO event and gallery exhibit.

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Brickography features a range of fine-art photography from toy photographers around the world, displayed alongside the LEGO creations of Melbourne’s best brick artists.

The event runs next weekend (November 18 – 19th) with opening hours of 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sunday. The venue for the event is Artboy Gallery, 99 Greville St, Prahran.

Special VIP event - As a special event for the AFOL community the show will be holding an opening night on Friday November 17th. The opening event is for the adult community and will have drinks available.

You can find out more about the event via the Frostbricks Facebook page.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Adult Event Details

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne have just shared details of their first two Adult Nights. The first is Thursday 25 May 7-9pm and the second is Thursday 22 June 7-9pm.

Tickets for the adult events are $32.50 each but people with annual passes will be able to enter for free. Annual pass holders still need to book a spot to ensure they can get in via this link.

What’s on offer?

With LEGOLAND Discovery Centre being designed for kids, what exactly is on offer at the adult nights? You will be able to experience the 4D Cinema, rides, Factory Tour and LEGO brick pits. There will also be speed build challenges and a MINILAND scavenger hunt.

There will be prizes on offer for several build challenges to be held throughout the night. The Master Model Builders will be also be hosting workshop classes, providing tips and tricks for the LEGO pros and novices.

AFOLs are encouraged to bring along a MOC to display on either the LEGO display table or enter it into the “Model of the Month” competition, for the chance to display your work at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

The cafe will also be remaining open until 8pm for anybody that wants to buy food and drink.

This event is strictly adults only – nobody under the age of 18 is allowed. It will be interesting to see if this stems the tide of 1 star reviews from angry AFOLs.

You can book your tickets via https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/tickets/adult-nights/

The official details from the website are below. Thanks to Chris for sharing this information with me.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Looking For Young Creative Crew Members

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Do you live in Melbourne and have a little LEGO fan aged 6 – 12 years? LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne are currently looking to recruit a crew of young builders.

The Creative Crew will consist of 12 young LEGO fans who will become experts on everything to do with LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. The crew will be invited to attend special VIP days, preview events and one-on-one building classes with unlimited access to the centre all year.

Crew members will be the first to test out and explore the attraction and help the centre become the best LEGO attraction ever. The position includes the chance to build and test new models for events, report on what’s new and share tips with other LEGO fans.

If you have a young builder who would be interested in joining all you need to do is build an original LEGO model and have a 30 second video posted to Facebook or Instagram (with permission via a parent or guardian’s account) showing off their model and answering the question, “Why do you want to be in the Creative Crew?” You must include #CreativeCrewMelb in the Facebook or Instagram post to enter your video. Videos can be posted on the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Facebook page, or onto a personal Facebook or Instagram page.

The competition runs from 10 March – 30 March 2017.

Good luck to all the young master builders out there.

More information, terms and conditions available here https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/whats-inside/news/creative-crew/

 

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Looking For More Staff

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If you watched LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne’s Brick Factor competition and thought “I’d love to work there, but I’m not a master builder” then you are in luck.

Merlin (the company that runs the attraction) are currently looking to fill several front line positions before the grand opening in April.

The roles on offer include Retail Assistants, Admissions Assistants, Food and Beverage Assistants and Guest Experience Hosts.

If any of those sound like something you would be interested in then you can check out the Seek advertisement for more information.

Via Seek.com.au

BrickFactor Competition Takes Place This Weekend

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If you have been following the development of Melbourne’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre then you will know that they are looking for a Master Model Builder to look after the numerous models on display at the attraction.

After sifting through the applications that search will come to a conclusion this weekend with the BrickFactor competition.

Builders from across the country will compete for the ultimate LEGO job as their skills are judged by Ryan McNaught and LDC Melbourne management.

The event will take place at the future home of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne – Chadstone shopping centre.

Builders will be working hard to prove themselves over two days, with the winner crowned on Sunday afternoon. If you are in the area come along and cheer on the builders and see some amazing creations.

You can learn more about the various times below.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Is Looking For A Master Model Builder

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Are you a Melbourne LEGO fan looking for a career change? Do you dream of getting paid to build with LEGO all day? The dream job for so many AFOLs is now up for grabs.

As you may know, a new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is opening later this year in Melbourne. The thing is you can’t have a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre without LEGO Models – and that means Master Model Builders.

In order to find the best candidate for the position a unique LEGO building talent quest called Brickfactor will be taking place on February 11-12, 2017 at Chadstone shopping centre. Brickfactor is a free event where LEGO experts compete in action packed building challenges to earn the role of Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne.

If you think you can rock the position then head here to submit your application.

To get an idea of what you are in for I’ve included a video of an American Brickfactor competition.

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.

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

More Melbourne LEGOLAND Discovery Centre News

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We have known that a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is heading to Chadstone in Melbourne for a little while now but thanks to a couple of news articles we have some new details to share.

The centre is due to open in mid-2017 which is unfortunately way too far away for our liking.

Located next to the main cinemas in a new $25 million-plus wing the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will feature rides, LEGO building areas, a cinema, party rooms and a Miniland featuring the Melbourne cityscape.

Australia’s first Discovery Centre promises to be quite extensive with a footprint of 2800 square metres.

While the attraction is likely to be a huge hit with young LEGO fans it remains to be seen what appeal it will hold for adult fans; the company behind the Discovery Centres, Merlin Entertainment, are quite open about these venues being only for adults with kids – except on special adult nights. It is likely this will also be true here.

Another big question mark is the products that will be available. Discovery Centres are not LEGO Stores but generally do stock some products not found elsewhere such as small promotional sets. Issues like the Ant-Man or Ultra Agents set availability may affect this centre too.

With an opening in 2017 we’re sure there will be more news to come, possibly even some job opportunities.

Via http://www.smh.com.au/ and https://www.insideretail.com.au/

Sorry Sydney – It Looks Like You’re Not Getting A LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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Sometimes news articles are written in a way that can create some ambiguity. One example of that is the article about a possible LEGOLAND Discovery Centre headed to Sydney that formed the basis of our previous article. There are certainly two ways of interpreting what the article said – either LEGOLAND is one of the retailers heading to Sydney, or it’s an example of a brand heading to Australia.

One first reading the article it seemed like the story was specifically about Sydney. Reader aoi read it another way.

With the truth left up in the air, it seemed like a good time for some investigating.