Sorry for the late notice ( and the irrelevance, if it’s not in your part of the world)…I’ve just heard that there is just a day or so left to get your applications in order to exhibit at the Sydney Brick Show. The Sydney Brick Show is on 6th-7th April 2019, at the Penrith Panthers Pavillion
If you haven’t got your applications in, NOW is the time to do it. You can find the application form here. Applications close 5pm 8th February.
This crossed my desk today, from the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne. They are organising some great opportunities in conjunction with Brickvention, coming up at the end of next week:
WORLD’S BIGGEST MINIFIGURE SWAP
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre at Brickvention 2019
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is hosting the World’s Biggest Minifigure Swap at Brickvention 2019, Australia’s premier LEGO® fan convention taking place from 19-20 January at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
Trade your superhero for a villain or your pirate for a police officer at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre’s Brickvention booth, whereyou’ll have over 3,000 LEGO® Minifigures to choose from!You might even get lucky and find that one Minifigure you’ve been searching for, such as the rare C-3P0 or the popular Harry Potter!
“Last year we hosted a swap meet with over 1,500 Minifigures – this year we’ve got double the fun making it the World’s BiggestMinifigure Swap. LEGO® fans of all ages can recycle their pre-loved or duplicate Minifigures to refresh or complete their collection,” said Dave Holder, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Master Builder.
Are you likely to be in Melbourne during the weekend of January 19-20? Why not come along to Brickvention, Australia’s Premier Convention for LEGO® Fans. As well as amazing trains, towns, roller coasters Great Ball Contraptions and other models made by LEGO builders from all over Australia, there will be a huge minifigure swap, in conjunction with the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Melbourne, as well as the build zone to play in.
International visitors this year will include You Tube Fan Favourites, John and Josh Hanlon from Beyond the Brick.
The event will again take place in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Buildings, in Carlton, from 9am-5pm (Saturday) and 9-4 pm (Sunday). If you are planning to attend, you can book timed session tickets now, by following this link. Tickets start at $9 for children, and $18 for adults.
The Organising committee have given the The Rambling Brick a few passes to give away over the next couple of weeks. There are several ways to win. You can comment below, or on the Rambling Brick Facebook Page – tell me what you are most looking forward to seeing at Brickvention. Facebook not your preferred social media? Thats okay: You can message me on Twitter or Instagram, using the handle @ramblingbrick or the hashtag #ramblingbrickvention or using the good old fashioned email.
Tickets are valid for either day of the public exhibition. I will be drawing prizes this Sunday (6/1/2019, Midnight AEST) and the following week (Sunday 20/1/2019, entries close midnight AEST). Winners will be drawn at random.
So… What are you looking forward to seeing at Brickvention 2019?
Leave your comment below (or via any other means listed above). And until next time,
It’s only a week until Medowie Brickfest, A LEGO® Fan Event! After great support last year, this community event is back, supporting all the Medowie Schools.
Medowie Brickfest is organised by Rainbow Bricks, a Recognised LEGO User Group based in the Newcastle/Hunter Valley/Central Coast area. There are over 30 LEGO Exhibitors with 70 tables of LEGO displays for you to enjoy.
There will also be lots of activities for the kids and young at heart to enjoy, including a LEGO build area, Remote Control Tracker Driving Area and Speed Build Competition.
Enjoy a drink and something to eat while you are with us from the Food and Drink Stalls.
There will be LEGO sets, merchandise and parts for sale.
DATE: Saturday 15th September
TIME: 10am – 4pm
VENUE: Medowie Christian School
COST: $5 a person / $15 a family
This is shaping up to be a great weekend for LEGO Fans in New South Wales: On Sunday the 16th, the Ryde Brick Fair is on in Sydney. There are certainly a number of events coming up over the next few weeks! Are you looking to get to any in particular? By the way, recognised LEGO User groups will often post notice of their events on the Ambassador’s network. You don’t need to be a member to access the calendar: so check it out here.
LEGO to the Ryde Brick Fair!
The LEGO master builders of Sydney (SydLUG) are throwing open their LEGO lairs to show justwhat is possible when you don’t follow the instructions! Get up close and inspired with some of Australia’s greatest Lego masterpieces before diving into the brick pit to create your own – the only limit is your imagination. Fun for ages 4-99, come for the World’s favourite brick but stay for the jumping castle, LEGO RC car racing, cake stall, BBQ and more. Surprise appearances by your beloved characters throughout theday. Everything WILL be awesome. Everything will be cool (if you are part of the team). Tickets: $5 per person on the day or book online and save with family ticket for $15. https://www.trybooking.com/401419 Gates open 10am-4pm on Sunday 16th September 2018 Funds raised go to the Ryde East Public School.
And while we are talking about Fan Shows, a little bird tells me that there might be some discounted tickets for Brickvention (in Melbourne, January 2019) going on sale tomorrow afternoon…