The monthly subscription service Minifigpak has been up and running for a while now. Each month bringing people three mysterious minifigures. With the October pack in the hands of most people I have done a quick unboxing and review.
Warning: If you haven’t got your October Minifipak yet this post will contain spoilers.
Read on below for my review, and more details about the Minifigpak product.
This one is a little confusing, and there may not actually be much covered by the conditions of the offer but I thought I’d share the details anyway for those who want to do some digging around.
Here is how the offer works:
- Buy LEGO from eBay
- Click & Collect at a Big W or Woolworths store
- Receive a voucher to spend in November
If you spend $150 you will get a $50 voucher. Spend $300 and get a $100 voucher. The offer ends October 24th, and you should receive your voucher early November to spend before November 31st.
The challenge is going to be finding items that are available for the Click & Collect. I’ve included a link below but it also includes listings that are Click & Collect from other stores like Target. There doesn’t seem to be a way to filter to just Woolworths and Big W Click & Collect. You’ll have to do some digging.
There are a huge variety of listings included so be careful. Make sure what you are buying is fairly priced.
After 24 hours of speculation we finally know the price for the next modular set 10255 Assembly Square. When it becomes available January 1st this massive set will cost Australians $399.99.
While the price is fairly high, so is the part count.
Let me know in the comments what you think of the price.
LEGO have just announced details of the latest modular building set and it is absolutely amazing. Clocking in at over 4000 pieces the Assembly Square set celebrates 10 years of modular buildings in style – by being the most impressive one yet.
This set features multiple buildings across a larger footprint than any of the previous modular buildings.
Also included is 8 minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO fan, plus a baby figure.
No Australian RRP has been confirmed yet but I will share that as soon as it is released. With so many pieces don’t expect this to be cheap when it is released January 1st 2017.
There is way too much amazing detail for me to go through, so I’ll share the product description and huge gallery of pictures below for you to check out. There is also a designer video for the set.
The product page for the latest LEGO Ideas set – 21306 Yellow Submarine – is now active, which means we now know the Australian price.
Getting your own LEGO version of the fab four is going to set you back $79.99 when the set becomes available November 1st.
There is no mention of the offer on the site itself, but if you go to the checkout page on the Australian online LEGO store you should notice that the highly anticipated Double VIP point offer is now active.
To see how many points you’ll get you don’t need to finalise payment, just go to the checkout page. During this Double VIP Point period the points you earn should be more than the amount you spend ($1.50 = 2 points).
Dates are yet to be confirmed but this offer won’t run past the end of October, so get in quick. If you are looking to also grab the free London Bus set then be aware that it’s only available until October 22nd.
You may not consider Toys R Us a friend, but for this weekend it’s at least worth pretending.
Toys R Us have just published a Family & Friends voucher online, offering 20% off full priced items.
20% is a fairly common discount but Toys R Us are more known for selected set sales so this may be a good chance to pick up something.
The sale starts online at 6pm tonight (October 13th) and in-store tomorrow (October 14th). It finishes up on Sunday October 16th so don’t muck around.
Use the barcode from the picture below (click for larger version) or code FAMILY online.
Target continues to blatantly disregard their no toy sales position from the middle of the year, and that’s great for us.
The latest catalogue features over 20 sets on sale. As always I’ve compiled a list of the sets on sale below.
The sale starts today (October 13th) and runs until Wednesday October 26th 2016. You can view the catalogue for yourself here.
The thing with LEGO Ideas is that there is usually a decent gap between when a set passes review and when it hits stores. That gap can lead to people forgetting sets are even on the horizon, which is the case with 21306 Yellow Submarine. I’d completely forgotten about it.
The next LEGO Ideas set is going to be popular with Beatles fans as it seems to capture the Yellow Submarine perfectly. The minifigures also look great.
The set will be available online on November 1st 2016. I have also heard from online store Outer Rim Trading Co that they are expecting stock in December.
You can check out the official details from the LEGO Ideas blog and the box art below.
I was starting to worry that this weekend was going to be free of sales. Luckily Nyer have just published details of a five day sale.
From today (Wednesday October 12th) until Sunday October 16th Myer are offering 20% off toys.
Unfortunately there are two exclusions: LEGO minifigures and LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS 42056. It’s a bit strange that the Porsche is specifically excluded.
This offer is available online and in-store. You can view the online range here.