Brisbricks at the Ekka

On Saturday the 8th, it’s Ekka time again in Brisbane. Once again the show ground is packed with animals, show bag stalls and wild rides. Brisbricks will be there too joining up with Australia’s only LEGO Certified professional Ryan McNaught to display awesome LEGO models and man the LEGO play area.

The general theme will be the LEGO Movie.

Ryan McNaught will bring this huge model to Ekka this year

Ryan McNaught will bring this huge model to Ekka this year

Come along and meet us there at the Courier Mail Learning Fun Pavilion and hear about our huge upcoming LEGO Expo at the Chandler Arena, 4-6 October 2014.

The dome in Cloud Cuckooland will be at Ekka too.

The dome in Cloud Cuckooland will be at Ekka too.

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What a show!!!

A big thank you to the thousands of visitors to our LEGO Fan Expo. It was wonderful to see so many happy, smiling faces enjoying the wonderful creations on display.

The Expo was well visited

The Expo was well visited

Congratulations to all of the exhibitors, retailers, canteen people, sponsors, volunteers and local Lions Club for all of your hard work. Plus thank you to all those I missed.

We are looking forward to seeing you with new exciting displays at our LEGO Fan Expo in Chandler 4-6 October 2014. We will announce here and on our Facebook page when ticket sales start.

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Only a few weeks to go!!!

BrisBricks Strathpine LEGO Fan Expo starts in only a few weeks time. We are busy preparing some great displays for the event, including this Star Wars scene: “The Battle of Endor”.

The Battle of Endor

The Battle of Endor

Have you bought your tickets yet? These can be pre-booked through our tickets side saving you both money and time in the queue.

Also note the Creative Builder photo competition. Entries must be submitted by email ahead of the show. See further details in the post below.

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Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo 2014

Only two months left till 7th – 9th June 2014! We are very excited, and busy building some brand new cool displays for you to see.

Tickets are now available for sale through our tickets side.

Photo competition

As the last couple of Expo’s, we will be running our Creative Builder competition. Build your own awesome creation, but rather than handing in your photo at the Expo, a photo of your creations this time have to be submitted by email to photo@brisbricks.org by Saturday 31st May. The winning entries will be displayed at the Expo–how cool is that! And there will be prizes too of course.

Apart from your photo, the email need to provide:

Name
Suburb
Phone Number
Name or description of your creation

Age group:
Under 6
6 – 9 yrs
10 – 12 yrs
13+ yrs

Parental consent is needed for your child’s photo to be displayed, solely for the purposes of this competition.

Also note that your creation should be small enough that it can be transported and displayed at the Expo, should you be the winner of your age group (so no entire towns!).

So get building all LEGO Master Builders out there…

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Mark your calendar

Mark the date

BrisBricks members have been busy building new awesome LEGO creations to display at two major Expo’s planned for 2014. More information to follow, but you can already now mark your calendars with the following dates:

7-9 June – Brisbricks Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo, Strathpine

4-6 October – Brisbricks LEGO Fan Expo 2014, Chandler

A number of smaller events are also being planned and will be announced here in due course.

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Mega Raffle (Raffle 5073) – One Winner Scooped up the lot!!

Mega Raffle (Raffle 5073) – One Winner Scooped up the lot!!

Raffle drawn at 3:45pm Monday 7th October by Tanja a daughter of one of our members who helped throughout the expo and did an amazing job.

Congratulations to J. McGrath (Ticket Orange B43) our mega raffle winner!!

Tanja along with the BrisBricks club is pleased to announce all raffle tickets were sold raising a total of $2,000 going to The Mater Children’s Hospital.

Many thanks to all those who bought tickets.

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Thanks Guys!

A big thank you to the organisers, exhibitors, volunteers, retailers and members of the 501st Legion who made BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO Fan Expo 2013 such a success.

But most of all, a big thank you to the thousands of members of the public that came to visit the expo. We hope you enjoyed it and we hope you are all looking forward to seeing us again in 2014 at our main Brisbane Expo in October or our Pine Rivers Expo on the June long weekend.

Group Photo - Brisbricks Brisbane Expo 2013

Group Photo – Brisbricks Brisbane Expo 2013

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Brisbane Expo 2013 update

BrisBricks Brisbane Expo day two started off with our second ever autism community session. Now onto the next general session and it is busy!

Yes we can scan from your phone or iPad and yes you can buy your tickets at the door. Remember session times are for crowd management, once you’re here and inside you can stay and play as long as you like!

Crowds at BrisBricks Brisbane Expo 2013

Crowds at BrisBricks Brisbane Expo 2013

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BrisBricks helping out at Ekka 2013

LEGO was nominated as number one in the Top Five things you can only do at the Ekka and judging from the crowds that flocked to the exhibit in The Courier Mail Learning Fun Pavilion they agreed.

Here are some photos from the display put on by Ryan McNaught “The Brickman”

BrisBricks was proud to help out with the exhibit and see some wonderful creations built in the play area over the 10 days.

The Love Boat at Ekka 2013

The Love Boat at Ekka 2013 with Ryan McNaught

Many thanks to Ryan McNaught & The Ekka Team for allowing us to be involved in such a great event.

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Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre – Cheque Presentation

On Monday, we presented a $13,000 donation to the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre raised from the proceeds of the Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo.

This $13,000 donation will go towards on-going funding for the Kids Friends Mentoring Program, which links young people in our community with strong adult mentors.

An amazing result from BrisBricks Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo 2013, many thanks again to the community and the event sponsors.

We are looking forward to returning in 2014!!

Presentation of Cheque at the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre

Presentation of Cheque at the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre

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