Sep 01 , 2021
Judy Friedman, from Albany Creek, wasn’t discouraged by the public health crisis as she realised she could still organise four-hour long of LEGO building events without the risks of crowding. It’s these events, which have practiced social distancing even before it became the norm, that pushed Ms Friedman to launch the brick-and-mortar store/showroom.
“BrickResales is so much more than a ‘pre-loved LEGO brick business’. BrickResales is a community of people, connected through the amazing LEGO world!” the welcome message stated on her official site.
Sep 01 , 2021
The owners of Brisbane's first second-hand LEGO store, Judy and Greg, were regulars at local LEGO events like the popular BrisBricks, where thousands of LEGO fanatics would line-up for the chance to dig through tonnes of LEGO to find the right parts for their collections.
Aug 30 , 2021
Building with LEGO has been a favourite pastime for kids pretty much since the time the plastic bricks were invented. Many adults are enthusiasts too – known as AFOLs or Adult Fans of LEGO – and it can be an expensive hobby. But, did you know there are ways your collection could help fund your hobby, or even earn you some extra cash?
Jul 27 , 2021
You know the sound of someone digging through a box of LEGO, looking for that one piece that they really need for their plastic brick creation? Well that’s just the sound you’ll hear as soon as you walk through the door of BrickResales, the south side’s new home of pre-loved LEGO.
Once a pop-up event business, before COVID put a stop to massive warehouse events, BrickResales buys and resells tonnes of LEGO in every shape, size and colour—and when we say tonnes, we mean tonnes. Owner and founder Judy Friedman, a Lego addict herself, built up a cult-following of people who would come from near and far to dig through containers of LEGO, and though BrickResales transformed into an online business during lockdown, the clamour for more events got so loud, that she decided it was time for a permanent store.
Aug 30 , 2020
But when the kids leave the house, what do you do with all the tiny bricks?
Aug 11 , 2020
There’s nothing like a global pandemic to change life as we know it, eh? But while social distancing meant simply staying inside for many of us, small business owners were faced with a tremendous challenge: how to continue “business as usual” through highly unusual circumstances.
Jul 11 , 2018
AUSTRALIA’S only massive scale pick a brick LEGO event and Exhibition is coming to Tamworth on July 10 & 11 from 9am-3pm to entertain kids for the school holidays. Owner of BrickResales Judy Friedman is passionate about community, and combining the love of LEGO when more than 2,000 families coming from all over NSW will merge into the Carinya Christian School Hall.
Judy already has over 22 events she is organising in 2018, all raising money for RizeUp and community groups and has so far donated over $10,000 to assist families. Tamworth’s event is no exception.
Jul 10 , 2018
THERE was some serious needle-in-haystack hunting going on today at a LEGO sales and show event, which continues tomorrow.
A smorgasbord of Lego parts and sculptures was laid out in a school hall – 600kg worth of it, in fact.
Almost 100 people reportedly lined up at the door for opening time on day 1.
Some were looking for a few bits that had gone missing over the years from their favourite sets; other diehard builders were starting from scratch – with 2000-plus pieces to find.
Jul 09 , 2018
Versatile: Judy Friedman said LEGO bricks was the ultimate tool to bring people together, inspire creativity, or even help with rehabilitation or therapy.
LEGO lovers – and isn’t that everyone except barefooted parents in their child’s messy bedroom? – get set for the treasure hunting time of your life.
A sales and exhibition event is coming to Tamworth this week, promising more than 600kg of preloved parts, sets and Minifigures to pick over and take home. There will also be displays of LEGO sculptures.
Feb 05 , 2018
IF THERE’S one thing LEGO fans are good at it’s connecting.
But it still came as a shock when almost 1000 turned out at the Coast’s first BrickResales event at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Innovation Centre on Saturday.
BrickResales founder and local resident Judy Friedman has been running the events for the past nine years.