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  • Igniting Creativity and Learning Within Schools & Libraries: Empower Educators, Parents, P&C Groups, and Librarians with Pre-Loved Lego Bricks

    Discover the transformative power of pre-loved Lego blocks in fostering creativity and learning. From lunchtime Lego clubs to themed building challenges, educators, parents, and librarians can unlock endless possibilities in educational spaces. Imagine students collaborating on towering structures or recreating scenes from their favourite stories—all while honing critical thinking and communication skills. With Bricktastics' School and Group Packages, it's easier than ever to bring these experiences to life.
  • Top 3 LEGO® and Brick-Based Project and Event Ideas for Your School, Business, or Event

    Dive into the realm of imagination with innovative LEGO® and brick-based ventures for schools, businesses, and events. Explore three remarkable concepts designed to kindle engagement and collaboration. Discover the potential of versatile project kits, incorporating baseplates, minifigures, and more to fuel creative expression across age groups. Repurpose vertical spaces, such as waiting rooms and offices, into captivating art platforms, inviting participants to shape imaginative narratives through bricks. Embrace the spirit of teamwork and unity with interactive brick pits, where diverse individuals converge to co-create extraordinary structures. These ideas transcend conventional projects, sparking a wave of creativity that ripples through various domains, enriching experiences for all.
  • Bricktastics Childcare/Early Learning Packages & the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

    In this blog, we unveil the wonders of our EYLF-aligned product packages, meticulously crafted for daycare and early learning centers. From fostering individuality and confidence to promoting sustainable play, our unique approach unlocks a treasure trove of benefits for young learners. Dive into the realm of limitless imagination, storytelling, and cooperative play as we unveil the magic of Bricktastics!

    [Read more to uncover the wonders that lie within our carefully curated product packages, and how they align harmoniously with the EYLF principles to create a brighter, more imaginative future for our little adventurers.]

  • Is Creative Play with LEGO® & Building Blocks a more effective de-stressing activity than meditation?

    In the quest for peace-of-mind and de-stressing activities amidst a hectic world, Building bricks provide an alternative form of calming and de-str...
  • LEGO® and home-schooling - How building blocks can be used around the home to educate our kid's.

    LEGO is a valuable tool for home-schooling, offering hands-on learning that develops critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Parents can use it to teach subjects such as math, engineering, history, and social skills. LEGO also improves dexterity and fosters creativity and teamwork, and is especially beneficial for autistic children and kids on the spectrum. It offers numerous educational benefits and is a great way for kids to learn and have fun in a home-schooled environment.
  • Maximize Value with These 5 LEGO Tips and Tricks for Your Next Purchase

    #1 Don't break the bank: Second hand LEGO can be up to 50% cheaper per brick and just as fun as new LEGO.

    #2 Consider bulk packs: Look for creativity packs that offer a large quantity and variety of bricks and parts to encourage creative play and innovative thinking.

    #3 Get your hands on hard-to-find themes: You can find all your favorite childhood LEGO themes at a cheaper price point with minifigure and creativity packs.

    #4 Remember that creativity doesn't come from instructions: Avoid the mistake of thinking that following instructions will make your child more creative. Look for LEGO sets that encourage creative problem solving, cooperation, and teamwork.

    #5 Go green with second hand LEGO: Buying second hand LEGO is more environmentally friendly than buying new, as it helps avoid the creation of new plastic bricks and teaches children the value of recycling and reusing toys.

  • Bricks for Autism Camp Australia

    Rachel, the founder of Autism Camp Australia, recently used 100kg of LEGO creativity packs from Bricktastics at her camp. The camp aims to improve the health and wellbeing of autistic young people and their families through respite experiences, therapies, and life skills development. LEGO played a significant role in the proprioceptive-sensory space, which helped children with sensory and emotional regulation, as well as fine motor skills. The parents also enjoyed building with the LEGO and sorting through the various pieces. Rachel was impressed with the variety and cleanliness of the LEGO from Bricktastics, and appreciated the company's transparency and willingness to accommodate her bulk order. The team at Bricktastics is proud to contribute to the creativity and development of children through their LEGO products.
  • LEGO® Not Just For Kids

    LEGO® is not just a toy for kids, but also a great activity for adults to stimulate their creativity and de-stress. Famous individuals such as Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Terry Crews, Brittany Spears, and Hamish Blake have all been known to enjoy LEGO® in their spare time. Building with LEGO® can also improve cognitive functions, increase overall happiness levels, and help with trust building when building with others. It is easy to get started with LEGO®, as it does not require expensive equipment or a high entry cost. With just 6 2x4 bricks, there are over 915 million possible combinations for LEGO® creations. While it may take a little creativity to get started, there are many resources available for inspiration, such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. It is important to remember that the joy and discovery from the building process is often more rewarding than the end result.
  • Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Selling My LEGO® Collection

    If you have LEGO® that you no longer need or want, you may be wondering how to sell it. The process of selling LEGO® can be easy and rewarding if you follow these tips:

    1. Decide what's most important to you: Do you want to maximize the value of your LEGO® collection, save time and hassle, or find the best home for your LEGO®?
    2. Find out what you have: If your goal is to maximize the value of your LEGO®, you'll need to know what you have and what it's worth.
    3. Prepare your LEGO® for sale: If you decide to sell your LEGO® all in one go, you'll need to sort it into categories and bag it up. If you want to sell your LEGO® individually, you'll need to take good photos and create accurate descriptions.
    4. Choose the right selling platform: There are many places to sell LEGO®, including online marketplaces, classified ads, and LEGO®-specific sites.
    5. Set a fair price: Consider the condition, rarity, and popularity of your LEGO® when setting a price.
    6. Get the word out: Use social media, classified ads, and other platforms to advertise your LEGO® for sale.

    By following these tips, you can successfully sell your LEGO® and make the process easy and rewarding.

  • Comparing STEAM and STEM Education: How LEGO® Play Can Augment STEAM Learning in the Classroom

    LEGO play can be a valuable tool for augmenting STEM education in a classroom setting. At Bricktastics, we believe that approaching LEGO activities in a classroom with an open-ended, creative approach is the best way to foster the development of important soft skills, such as problem-solving and teamwork. One way to do this is by giving students open-ended challenges, such as creating a 200cm tall structure that can support 1kg of downward force using any LEGO bricks. This kind of task allows students to develop problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking. By using LEGO in this way, teachers can help students develop skills that will serve them well in their future studies and careers.
  • How to Sell Your LEGO® Collection

    If you're looking to sell your old LEGO collection, consider using Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace, or is an Australian-based LEGO buying service that offers fair and transparent rates and covers shipping costs. To get the most value for your collection, make sure to take good photos and decide on your reason for selling, whether it's children outgrowing the toys, moving, or decluttering. Selling your LEGO can not only help tidy your home and boost entrepreneurship skills, but it can also teach the benefits of recycling and give new life to your old toys.
  • Building a Better Business: The Benefits of Incorporating Building Blocks into Work Functions and Team Building Activities

    Building blocks, such as LEGO®, can be a valuable tool for boosting productivity, creativity, and engagement in any business or organization. At Bricktastics, we offer a wide range of Pre-Loved LEGO® packs and building blocks that can be used in a variety of settings, from work functions and team building activities to conferences and workshops. In this post, we'll explore the many benefits of using building blocks in a business or organizational setting, and provide examples of activities that can be done with building blocks from Bricktastics. From large corporations to small startups, building blocks can be a valuable tool for promoting teamwork and creativity in any industry. So why not consider incorporating building blocks into your next event or activity?