Sunday, 14 September 2014

100,000 Page Views!

 Hello everyone! We just hit 100,000 Page Views!! Wow!!

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to sit back and read whatever LEGO obsessed nonsense we post. Writing this blog has been a fantastic and sometimes a frightening experience that has opened up many doors; from great friendships to some really fun opportunities.

Speaking of friendships... I would like to personally thank Chris for all he has done in creating content for you all to read when I have been slack to do so. Chris also came up with the Idea to create a Facebook Lego User Group Page called OZLUG. So fans young and old, whether you are seasoned or just new to the whole LEGO scene, we wanted to create a friendly environment for everyone to talk and share about the one thing we all have in common... LEGO. We are now almost at 600 Awesome members! Considering how much flack we got about creating this FB LEGO group, we have certainly proved them wrong. All our members are kind and most importantly respectful to each other no matter what.

I would like to personally thank Team for their continuing support in helping create content for both this site and their own. It has be fun and challenging to shoot white Minifigures on a white background.   :-D I can't wait to see what the future holds. You guys rock! 

Most importantly I would like to thank my family and friends who help support my crazy obsession of the "Brick".  Whether it be with buying sets, photography equipment or news and information. You all are part of this blog and are always in the back of my mind while I build a set, take photos for reviews or waiting to report news that I'm still dying to post.

Honestly I didn't think we would hit 100,000+ so quickly in such a short time. It was only at Christmas when we had only been online for 6 months, that I was surprised we had 26,000 views. Fast forward just another 9 months and we now at this milestone. Incredible!
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to comment on our reviews, either here on the blog or on our OBN Facebook page... you help keep the conversation going!
Don't forget to "Like" our page to keep up to date with any new post we put up.

So far I've had a Blast! Here's to the next 100,000 views!

-- Tan Tile --

A few words from Chris...

Chris didn't get the chance to write anything but he did say that he has had a chaotic day and that he agrees with all that has been written above but would like to thank you all for your continuing support!.

Some quick stats that you may find interesting...

We have written 38 set Reviews and 11 Minifigure Reviews.
We have posted 108 posts, including this post. 

Top 5 Most Viewed posts.

LEGO Castle 70404: King's Castle Review.                    2117

Top 5 Page views by Countries

United States
United Kingdom
I'm surprised that the Emma's Sports Car Review is continually the highest viewed post, no matter if it's Daily, Weekly, Monthly or All Time it's always on the top position.

Thank you all again for the fantastic support so far.

Tan Tile and Chris signing out...

Friday, 12 September 2014

Looking for some LEGO Fun these School Holidays?

There are a few LEGO events these September School Holidays to help keep us LEGO fans young and old from getting into too much trouble. From Fan run exhibitions like the Gold Coast Brick Event to The LEGO Brick Zones at local shopping a centres and  a royal show, there is plenty to see and do... well... in most of the states :-P

Here are some details of some of the ones we could rustle up... So get your calendars out and key in a few of these dates...

This event is close to home for us... Right around the corner actually... In Werribee.

Werribee Plaza, Vic

Where: Centre Court.
When:    Tuesday 16th September – Sunday 5th October 2014

Lego Brick Display: Tuesday 16th September – Friday 19th September
Lego Brick Zone: Saturday 20th September – Sunday 5th October
Lego Speed Play: 22nd September – 3rd October, Monday to Friday

Meet Emmet from the Lego Movie!
22nd September – 3rd October, Monday to Friday, 11am – 2pm

  • Cnr Derrimut Rd & Heaths Rd, Werribee 
  • Phone: (03) 9749 5111

There are a few more of these "LEGO Brick Zones" happening, One in Greensborough Plaza in Victoria,  one at Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre in Queensland, and 2 in Western Australia at Galleria Shopping Centre and the other at the IGA Perth Royal Show. It's unclear from these websites whether they will have the same set up as the Werribee event but here are those details.
Greensborough Plaza, Vic.

Where: At Centre Court.

When:    Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October 2014,

Time:     11am and 1pm each day.
  • 25 Main Street, Greensborough, Victoria 3088.
  • Phone: (03) 9435 4000

Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, QLD

Outside JB Hi-Fi.

When:    Tuesday 23rd September to Saturday 27th September 2014.
Time:     10:30am - 1:30pm

Learn from the experts and try your luck building your own LEGO creation.
Build and play from 10.30am to 1.30pm daily.

This is a free event however, bookings are essential. To book, please call 3725 8888.

  •  171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney, QLD 4074. 
  •  Phone (07) 3725 8888


Where: Outside of Myer on the ground floor.

When:   September 29th - October 5th 2014. 11am - 2pm

As part of our 20th Birthday celebrations (that's right, 20 years!) we will have a LEGO Brick Zone ready to entertain the family. Let your kids test their LEGO building skills and have a bit of fun with the help of our awesome LEGO experts. The best part is, it's absolutely free.

  •  Cnr Collier & Walter Roads, Morley, WA 6062.
  •  Phone: (08) 9375 3228


Is the Free play Brick Zone Area...

When: September 27th - October 4th 2014. 
Time:  10am-6pm Daily.
LEGO® brick events bring the creative, hands-on fun of LEGO bricks to kids and families with an engaging and imaginative experience that stimulates creativity and learning. From free play and building at custom made LEGO play tables, there are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained.

Map Ref H2 Below.

  •  1 Graylands Rd, Claremont WA 6010
  •   (08) 6263 3100

UPDATE:  Bricktober show added...

Where:  Belmont City College, 106 Fisher Street Belmont Perth, WA 6104 

When: Sunday 5th October 2014 

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

 $3 Admission per person

Children 2 years & under free

Hosted by Ascot Rotary.

Our web site address is


Gold Coast Brick Event 2014
Where: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach Qld 4218

When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014 

Time:  Saturday 9AM to 4.30PM and Sunday 9AM to 3.30PM.

Admission for entry will be Adults $12.00, Children $6.00 (3-15), Family (2 adults & 4 children) $40.00,

Children under 3 FREE with tickets being available at the door (cash & EFTPOS).

The Gold Coast Brick Event will be the biggest event held so far and will feature many exhibits including Space and Star Wars, operating trains, Friends, Harry Potter, Robinhood, Vikings, Medieval, Castle, Duplo City, operating Technic vehicles, Pirates, Robotics, build and play tables for the children and the adults, retail outlets featuring all the latest in LEGO® products, games, merchandise and jewellery creations and much much more...
Further information can be obtained from –
contact us -


BrisBricks LEGO® Fan Expo 2014

Where:  Sleeman’s Complex, Chandler Arena, Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler, Brisbane

When: Saturday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2014 

  • Saturday 4th October 2014 – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday 5th Oct 2014 – 10:30am-5:00pm
  • Monday 6th Oct 2014 – 9:00am-4:00pm 
Autism Community Session:
  •  Sunday 5th Oct 2014 – 9:00am-10:30am

At the Expo there will be:

- Amazing LEGO Creations and Displays

- 501st Redback Garrison – Star Wars
- LEGO Kids play area – for them to play, build and display
- LEGO Raffle
- Specialist LEGO retailers 

Book tickets online:

Online Ticket Prices:   Adult: $10.00  ––  Child (3-15yrs): $5.00  ––  Under 3yrs FREE

Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only)

To keep up-to-date with event news follow us at and



 Brixhibition in Hobart.

Where:  Grandstand Hall, Hobart Showgrounds 2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010

When: Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th October 2014 

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Custom Layouts, Brick Architecture, Mindstorms Robots, Technic© creations, Star Wars,Trains & Planes and Battlestar Galactica

Completions with prizes to win!

Entry: Gold Coin Donation per person.



Where:  Mounties 101 Meadows Road Mount Pritchard NSW 2170 (on site parking available)

When:  Saturday 20th September to Monday 6th October 2014 

Time: Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm or 2:00pm - 6:00pm
           Thursday to Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm or 2:00pm - 6:00pm or 6:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: Pre-purchase: $5 per person (2 years & under free)
                   Purchase on the Day: $7 per person (2 years & under free)

Pre-Purchase: or call (02) 9822 3566


Well that's it! Plenty of LEGO Action these school holidays!!
We hope there is something fun here for you and your family to do.
Be safe... and most importantly have a Bricktastic time!!!

Tan Tile signing out...