After a delay from their initial February Dates, SydLUG’s new event – Brickbuilt – is coming up rapidly. Here’s the news, from their ambassador, Gregg Odlum …
What: BRICKBUILT SYDNEY 2022 – Sydney’s biggest LEGO event Where: Accor Stadium (Stadium Australia) at Sydney Olympic Park. The event will be held in The Millennium Room, enter via Gate C near the Olympic Park Station)
When: May 7-8, 2022. 9am to 4pm Saturday; 9am to 3pm Sunday
Why: To Raise Money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Brickvention is Australia’s Premier LEGO Fan Event, and was directly responsible for me coming out of my dark ages over 12 years ago. After a year of on-again, off-again lockdowns, the team behind Brickvention have announced the 2022 event. With a new venue, timing and logo this year, a lot is changing! This year, the event has been designated an AFOL Networking Event by the LEGO Group.
The Royal Exhibition Building, home to the event from 2012 to 2020 is currently being used as a COVID-19 vaccination hub and isn’t available. So this year, the event will take place at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) in Albert Park, Victoria. Located on the other side of the City Centre, this venue offers a huge area for exhibiting MOCs, in an appropriately socially distanced fashion.
The timing is also a little different: rather than mid-January, it will take place much earlier in the month: after bump-in (January 6th), there is AFOL Convention Day (January 7th), followed by two days of Public Expo on the 8th and 9th of January.
It’s only two weeks to go before Brickvention 2020. Held at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building, the event’s public exhibition will takes place on the 18th and 19th of January.
Once again, you can expect to see lots of great models by hundreds of LEGO fans from around Australia, New Zealand and around the world. trains, castles, spaceships, the Great Ball Contraption – and much much more,
Once again, the Rambling Brick has been given some double passes and a family pass to the public exhibition on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of January (you choose the day)!
For your chance to win, leave a comment below, or on the post announcing this contest on Rambling Brick’s Facebook Page or Instagram. Tell me what you hope to see at Brickvention 2020 to go into the draw. You need to be able to attend the event in Melbourne on the 18th or 19th of January. I’ll draw the winners at random next weekend- entries close at midnight, 11th January.
If you don’t want to take chances, you can be tickets for your preferred entry time now, RIGHT HERE.
I hope to see you there. I’ll be around over the weekend: if you see me, come and say “Hi!” Until then…
While you are here…
You have probably heard about the current Bushfire Emergency, affecting the Eastern many of the states of Australia. My friend Jay, of Jay’s Brick Blog is running a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross, who are helping to provide relief during this time, and in recovery.You can read about Jay’s Appeal Here, and make a donation – he has some great prizes as well. [I have also contributed to Jay’s Prize Pool]
Coming up this weekend from the team at BrisBricks…
The team at BrisBricks are busy building towards their first LEGO® Fan Expo in Toowoomba on November 9-10th.
BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expos have welcomed tens of thousands of patrons over the years to be amazed and inspired by the visually stunning exhibits and we’re excited to bring this to Toowoomba for the first time. Our energetic team of clever builders and friendly volunteers freely donate their time, displaying their own creations and personal collections that will take children and adults on a magical journey through the ages of LEGO.
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.