Introducing the Brickventures Inc. Committee
The Brickventures committee is made up of a diverse group of volunteers who being their unique talents along with their love of LEGO to bring you MUGs and Brickvention.
President, LUG Ambassador, Marketing and Media
Annaleise is a full time mum of two and owner of Tea with Annie, a Melbourne based Tea business in Carlton North.
In her late teens Annaleise suffered a brain infection and was told she wouldn’t get to 18. Instead, she focused on health and recovered despite odds.
Annaleise went on to complete a bachelor of Business in Marketing and Creative Industry and a Masters of Art in Public Place. Her passions are tea, LEGO and event planning and she has had the pleasure of working with Brickventures Inc for 6 years to create Australia’s premier LEGO Fan Convention.
I’m a passionate Adult Fan of Lego and event manager. I have been building as long as I can remember and passionate about community events (especially conventions) since I was in High School. My Lego passion lies in science fiction MOCs, Lego pop culture replicas and Lego City sets, especially trains!
I’ve been in different roles at various conventions across Australia for the past five years. Outside of events and Lego, I am a retail manager and recently completed a Bachelor of Arts.
Self employed Family Day Care Educator with over 20 years experience.
Community Service Background spanning over 25 years.
Ability to convince multiple 4 year olds to eat Sandwiches.
My father owned a Toyworld store when I was a child and loved building the Lego window displays. I was lucky in 2014 to get to go to Legoland in Windsor and it reignited my desire to BUILD. Stared with modulars and minifigures and I am sticking to that! (and a little bit of Architecture, a few ideas sets, maybe a few animals.. OMG did you see the Taj Mahal?)
Brickventures Inc Committee Member since 2014
Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Diplomas in Management, Project Management, Communication & Marketing
Career as a Business Development Manager within various industries.
Two term local Councillor, founder of the Kinglake Ranges Men’s Shed and founding member of the Kinglake Ranges Community Recovery Committee.
Started playing with LEGO in the 1970’s through to the late 80’s, this was followed by many years on the dark side until several years after my son was born. To begin it was all for him, but slowly the joy of LEGO returned and now 20 years later, the love affair has returned, with emphasis on Technic, Architecture, Advanced Models and Modulars.
Father of two, business owner, LEGO addict.
Left my dark years and never looked back.
Caravan repair business owner.
Founding committee member for Bendigo RV Leisurefest.
Caravan Industry Association of Victoria council member, holding the roles of Vice President and Treasurer for the last 4 years.
Scout leader and District Leader – Scouts for 13 years.
Started Bendigo LUG in 2014.
Current president and LUG Ambassador for Bendigo LUG.
Committee member for Bendigo Bricks, Victoria’s second largest LEGO fan event.
Exhibitor coordinator for Brickvention.
Committee Member, Models
Concrete Technical Specialist with Boral for 15 years in SA, NSW, WA and now VIC.
Don’t get enough time to spend watching powerboat racing on the riverbank.
Bad at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but slowly getting less bad.
Huge Lego fan (even bigger than 10268) as a kid. Sold off everything in high school, but briefly got back into it around 1999 for The Phantom Menace sets. Got rid of all that a couple of years later.
Got back into it with the purchase of 75105 after The Force Awakens came out while bored on break from FIFO work. Promptly discovered LDD and BrickLink and discovered I had a knack for MOC designing which has been evolving at a steady clip. In it for the brick.
Committee Member, IT Officer
BV Committee IT Nerd since 2018. Part time Air Traffic Controller, Full time Mum.
Contrary to popular belief, I’m not an AFOL. However I do love to shop and hang out with my family. I am also a huge fan of the Lego movies – Everything is Awesome!