Disney Habitat Winners Announced

The time has come to announce the winners in the Rambling Brick’s Disney Minfigure Habitat Challenge. Overall, there were 33 entries from 22 people, sent in from all over the world. With a set of Series 2 Collectable Minifigures to be won, as well as Prizes from the LEGO Store, courtesy of the LEGO Group’s AFOL Engagement Team, I had a panel of judges, consisting of several winners of previous ‘Rambling Brick’ Competitions, help me out. I’m glad I did, because there were some amazing entries!

Read on to see the Winning Entries:

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The Search For Bill and Mary I

Long Term Character Development in LEGO Town and City.

In which we begin our ongoing search for Bill and Mary, by looking through LEGO Town and LEGO City for evidence of long form story telling, beyond the confines of a single set. If we can find it, then we are one step closer to demonstrating whether or not the protagonists of the 6000 Ideas Book could still exist in LEGO City today…

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The Rambling Brick Is Going On The Road…

The Rambling Brick is going on the road, and I need your help!

Next Week, the Rambling Brick is off to Billund, to take part in the Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days.
I have some interviews lined up with designers from Architecture, Overwatch, Powered Up, LEGO Games and Technic.

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Community Corner: Love Me Love You by WORLDLUG

Tickets sales are underway for WORLDLUG’s Brick Exhibition in MELBOURNE, Australia on May 25, raising funds for Love Me, Love You. Love Me Love You is a non-profit organisation that strives to empower and build resilience in young adults so that they may overcome the stigma surrounding mental health and other life hardships.

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Stranger Things Have Happened [Announcement 75810]

After a couple of weeks of teasing By the LEGO Social Media Team, we can finally reveal that the LEGO Creator Expert set based on the Netflix Series ‘Stranger Things’ was released at a special midnight opening at the Leicester Square LEGO Store today.

75810 The Upside DownAges 16+. 2,287 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK – AUD $349.99
*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO have been teasing the arrival of this set on their social media platforms over the last week or two, and today we can finally show it in all its glory.

I have felt a little conflicted over whether or not the subject matter of this series is appropriate as subject matter for a LEGO set, as the show depicts a suspense, frequent scary monsters and government conspiracy. But as far as a final body count in the first series, is it any worse that Star Wars, Avengers, or any recent Batman Movie?

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Community Corner: Newcastle Brickfest July 13-14

Rainbow Bricks Presents NEWCASTLE BRICKFEST 2019, A LEGO Fan Event.

Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to Newcastle again on July 13th and 14th, 2019! Located on the New South Wales Central coast, Newcastle is approximately two hours north of Sydney.

While the show is still a couple of months away, applications are now open for exhibitors. For further details, you can find out at the event page at facebook.com/newcastlebrickfest – contact the organisers via the event page. Tickets are also available now at https://trybooking.com/BBHJK. All funds raised go back to local schools and charities.

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May the Fourth Be With You: An interview with Jens Kronvold Frederiksen [LEGO® Star Wars™ Creative Director]

Jens Kronvold Frederiksen has worked for the LEGO Group for over 20 years: initially as a designer, and more recently as the Creative Director for LEGO® Star Wars™. On Saturday, May 4th – as part of the LEGO Star Wars Day Celebrations, he took part in the Worlds Largest LEGO Star Wars Unboxing at Westfield Chatswood in Sydney with Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught. This is his first trip to Australia.

I had the opportunity to speak with Jens on the eve of this event – we spoke about the importance of Community events, the evolution of LEGO Designs, stickers and how he came to one of the coolest jobs in the world.

As I write this up, unboxing has occurred, and the model inside has been completed… the event continues until 5pm Sunday May 5th.

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