Chandler BrisBricks 2015

BrisBricks LEGO® Fan Expo 2015
Where:
Sleeman’s Complex, Chandler Arena, Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler, Brisbane

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Opening Times:
Saturday 3rd October 2015 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 4th October 2015 – 10:30am-5:00pm
Monday 5th October 2015 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Autism Community Session:
Sunday 4th October 2015 – 9:00am-10:30am
Book tickets online: http://www.trybooking.com/IGIB
TICKET PRICES:
Adult: $10.00
Child (3-15yrs): $5.00
Under 3yrs: FREE
Note tickets only available online. No tickets at door. This helps us ensuring the queue is kept to a minimum.
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Creative Builder Competition

Take a photo of yourself and your best original LEGO creation. Email it to photo@brisbricks.org by Sunday 20th September for you chance to wind great LEGO prizes and have you creation on display at the October Expo!

In you email please remember to include:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Suburb
  • A description of your creation
  • Age Group (Under 6, 6-9, 10-12, 13+)
  • Parental consent for your photo to be displayed for the purposes of this competition

Only finalists in each age group will be display at the expo. Your creation shoudl be small enough to be transported and displayed at the Expo.

 

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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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