BrisBricks

BrisBricks is a Not-for-profit group staffed by dedicated volunteers with a focus on the community, bringing enjoyment to the young and the young at heart through LEGO®. Our membership ranges from 18 to 80 years with varying styles, tastes and themes when it comes to those much loved little plastic bricks.

We have experience in doing community based shows for more then 20 years and meet regularly to enjoy social nights, MOC building, games and to discuss everything LEGO®. Our two goals are to bring together the Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOL) community in South East Queensland and working to raise money for a range of charities.

We are always keen to welcome new members to our social group and also to get involved with displaying at community events. If you are keen, you can find out more information in the membership section of our website http://www.brisbricks.org/membership/

You can also keep up to date with our current events by following us on our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/BrisBricks

For all event enquiries please email eventcoordinator@brisbricks.org
For all general enquiries please email info@brisbricks.org

BrisBricks Inc is not affiliated with the LEGO® Group, any other groups or commercial entities.

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Another sucessfull Chandler event…

Our biggest Expo of the year, at Chandler on  is now over. It featured more displays such as Build your own racer, Great Ball Contraption and the ever popular track for remote controlled 4WD LEGO cars just to name a few. There was also a large selection of LEGO speciality retailers selling old and new LEGO sets, minifigs, loose bricks and LEGO jewellery. We also appreciate the on going presense of the 501st Legion that just adds greatly to the atmosphere of the show.

As you can see on all the happy faces below the exhibitors had a great time…

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The even was well attended and we got a lot of press coverage over the weekend.

and here:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/photos-fn8zbj2r-1227561774049

Also check out the photo galleries on flickr below:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/brisbricks-chandler-2015/

Now the LEGO building and event planning starts again for the next event being held at Strahpine in the middle of next year.

 

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More successful events!

Like the previous year, BrisBricks participated in the Stormtrooper weekend in Dreamworld 23-24 May. The big attraction was the  501st Legion Redback Garrison alongside their associated Star Wars cosplay fan clubs such as the Rebel Legion – Tatooine Base, but BrisBricks added some LEGO love to it all. We displayed a number of Star Wars models and a themepark (Screamworld) complete with motorised rides and a parade of Star Wars minifigs.

A LEGO model of the Star Wars parade in Dreamworld as shown during the event.

A LEGO model of the Star Wars parade in Dreamworld as shown during the event.

Soon after, it was time for BrisBricks Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo, our first major Expo of 2015. Over the two days 13-14 June, more than 5000 visitors came along to Strathpine to see the amazing displays and try some of the interactive stands: Build your own racer, LEGO Mindstorm Sumo Wrestling and the ever popular track for remote controlled 4WD LEGO cars. There was also a large selection of LEGO speciality retailers selling old and new LEGO sets, minifigs, loose bricks and LEGO jewellery.

The LEGO City Train scenery attracted a lot of attention at our Expo in Strathpine.

The LEGO City Train scenery attracted a lot of attention at our Expo in Strathpine.

More pictures of the two events can be found on our new gallery page.

Now we are busy preparing for the next events – firstly displaying our large LEGO train display at the miniature train show at the Gold Coast in July, but our biggest Expo of the year, our LEGO Fan Expo in Chandler 3-5 October is not far away. It will feature more displays and more retailers. Ticket sales will start soon.

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Successful display at Brisbane Model Train Show

The weekend 9-10 May, BrisBricks displayed its new train layout at the Brisbane Model Train Show – one of the largest model train shows in Australia. Covering an amazing total of 288 baseplates (each 32×32 studs) it featured a variety of Queensland scenes, from a SEQ theme park (called Screamworld), a vibrant city, heavy industry (steel mill), a country-side village bordered by agricultural land and forestry and finally a mining site in a mountainous area.

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More than 9000 visitors saw it. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, it will be displayed again at our Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo in June. See the “Tickets” page for more information.

But before that, BrisBricks will display LEGO at the Stormtrooper Weekend at Dreamworld, 23-24 May. We hope to see you there. May the force be with you…

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What a year

2014 has come to an end, and what an awesome year for Brisbricks.

It started all the way back in January, where the club took its large LEGO train display (from the 2013 Brisbane Expo’s) all the way to Brickvention in Melbourne. It was great to be at Australia’s largest LEGO event and gave us many ideas for improving our own Expo’s here in Brisbane.

Brisbricks displayed at Brickvention in January 2014.

Brisbricks displayed at Brickvention in January 2014.

In Brisbane, we held two major LEGO Fan Expos, with the last one at Chandler having more than 11,000 visitors breaking all our existing records.

Brisbricks also participated in a number of smaller events, such as the Star Wars days at Dreamworld (May the Fourth Be With You), Brisbane Model Train Show and assisted as usual with Ryan MacNaught’s LEGO display at the Ekka giving thousands an opportunity to play with LEGO.

2014 also saw a great involvement with the community with contributions to school fairs, library displays and a total of $40,000 given away to local charities!

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Goodbye wonderful 2014 and welcome 2015. May you get even better…

(information about the 2015 expo’s will be coming shortly)

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