Friday, July 29, 2016

Bricktober 2016

Perth’s event dedicated to LEGO, Bricktober, is having its third annual exhibition coming up on October 8-9 and they are looking for volunteers to help out, in addition to the registered exhibitors. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping out, please visit the Volunteer page at the Bricktober website for more info (www.bricktober.info/volunteers/) or click on the image.

Bricktober is organised by Stephen Kendall of the Rotary Club of Ascot.

http://www.bricktober.info/volunteers/

Friday, July 22, 2016

Buying LEGO in bulk

Looking to buy LEGO® parts in bulk? LUGBULK is the official program to buy in bulk direct from LEGO®! By joining WA Brick Society, you can participate in this exclusive program.

Now you can achieve that model of your dreams, be it a detailed skyscraper, a massive mosaic, a large army of knights, lots of trees for your thick forest or an incredible spaceship!
The LUGBULK program starts towards the end of the year, so now is the time to get involved!

An example of a LUGBULK order. © eldeem on Flickr

What are the other benefits joining WA Brick Society?
Access to a massive LEGO® collection
Collaborate on building projects and displays
Meet new people who are also big fans of LEGO®
Display your LEGO at public events including the Model Train Show, Comic-Con, Astrofest
Explore new directions and ventures for the club

Want to know more?
Get in touch and send an email to the club secretary: perthpals@hotmail.com
Leave a comment below
Join the WA Brick Society Facebook group

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Upcoming events

Here's an update on upcoming events - Evolve Pop Culture Expo and Bricktober!

http://evolveperth.com/

Evolve is an up-and-coming pop culture expo and we'll be displaying at our first Evolve event this September!
At Evolve, there will be lots to see and do with dance performances, artistic workshops, guest speaker panels, collectibles for sale, games to play and awesome cosplay.
Head to evolveperth.com for more info.

When: September 3 & 4, 10am to 5pm
Where: HBF Stadium, Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont
Admission: Evolve has different ticket types. See the website for details - evolveperth.com


http://www.bricktober.info/

Bricktober is an annual LEGO® display held in October. Organised by Stephen and Joanna Kendall, Bricktober is Perth's only event dedicated to LEGO® toys. Come along to marvel fantastic creations by local AFOLs (Adult fans® of LEGO). You'll be able to buy LEGO® sets and Bricktober merchandise, play in the 'Brickpit' and participate in competitions.

When: Saturday, October 8th - Sunday, October 9th, 9am to 4:30pm
Where: Cannington Exhibition Centre, corner of Albany Highway and Station Street, Cannington.
Purchase tickets online: $8 per person, Family of 4 - $25, plus booking fee.
Visit the Bricktober website for more information and tickets.

Bricktober is hosted by The Ascot Rotary Club to raise funds to go towards support for programs for young children and other Rotary and community projects.

Bricktober flyer

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wanneroo raffle winner

We spent a nice weekend at the Wanneroo display, despite all the rain!
Thanks to all who were able to come along.

Geordie is the raffle winner - Congratulations to the family!


Thank you for participating in the raffle!
Watch this space for when we have the next one!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wanneroo display and raffle

Some photos from the display at Wanneroo library
Come check it out tomorrow if you're free :)
Free admission, 10am to 4pm

We're also running a raffle!
Buy a ticket for a chance to win the Fairground Mixer and Wall-E sets!
$5 a ticket

Perth Motorplex

Model Team and Technic sets

Elves, by Melissa Klose

Ghostbusters Firehouse set

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wanneroo event next weekend

The exhibition and workshops at Wanneroo are next weekend!
Come see the models on display and kids can build in the Brickpit!
Entry to the exhibition and Brickpit is free

July 16 & 17, 10am to 4pm
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/exhibitions

Collaborative event between WA Brick Society and Stephen and Joanna Kendall.



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Colour guide

Do you know how many colours LEGO pieces come in? Or do you find yourself overwhelmed by the rainbow of colours there are?

Wall of LEGO pieces, from a Hong Kong reseller

Check out the interesting colour guide below by Ryan Howerter. He's done a lot of work and research into the full spectrum that LEGO parts are and have been manufactured. He has carefully sorted and photographed pieces in each colour. Then he categorised them into colour families. The guide has been added to the Brickset website for your viewing pleasure.
Click here to see the colour guide.
Did you know that there are 29 types of blue in that colour family alone? All the way from Chrome blue to transparent blue! Incredible!

Blue colour family, from Brickset. © Ryan Howerter

There are, of course, other colour guides available, so I wouldn't say this is a definitive or an official guide. But it sure is fascinating to look at and explore!
This interactive colour palette on Brickset below allows you to click on each colour and see the parts available. Click on the image to go there!

Official 2016 colour palette, from Brickset. © The LEGO Group