Disney Train And Station Now Available For VIPs

I know there was plenty of discussion about the price but if you are looking to get 71044 Disney Train and Station now is your chance as the set is available for VIPs.

71044_prod

You can find the set on LEGO.com here.

Hoarding Up At Doncaster LEGO Store

We’ve known for a while that a LEGO Certified Store was coming to Melbourne but now we have photographic evidence that work is in progress.

This shot of the hoarding up at Doncaster comes from Bricking Around reader Alvin.

doncaster-hoardings

Those of you familiar with Doncaster, the store will be located on Level 1, near the Apple Store.

No details on an opening date yet but it can’t be that far off.

If you spot something similar in Brisbane or the Gold Coast let me know!

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

Myer eBay 200

The Myer eBay store is having a surprise 20% off sale!

To get your discount you’ll need to enter the code PMYERAUG at checkout. There is a maximum discount of $500 per transaction. The offer ends August 26th.

Most importantly this should stack with the Star Wars 20% off. Can anybody say cheap Falcon?

View the Myer eBay range here.

On Sale: 20% Off Star Wars At Myer

myer-logo-white-220

Another Father’s Day related offer, this time from Myer.

Dads love Star Wars right? Good – because that is all that you are getting from Myer this year.

From today (August 20th) until September 1st you can get 20% off LEGO Star Wars products.

You can check out the range for yourself here.

This offer should be online and in-store.

On Sale: 20% Off At Selected eBay Stores

eBay 200

Just in time for some Father’s Day shopping we have a new offer from eBay.

It’s not the most extensive offering but there are at least some LEGO sets on sale.

To get the discount you’ll need to go to one of the included sellers and enter the code PAPA20 at checkout.

The sale starts today (August 19th) and runs until August 30th.

There’s a maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Multiple items may be purchased in up to five transactions (up to a maximum of 10 items per transaction).

Here are the stores with LEGO:

Alceon Looking For LEGO Store Staff

Are you looking for a job in retail and love LEGO? Well I’ve got some great news for you – Alceon, the company behind the new LEGO Certified Stores, are looking for staff at a range of locations.

sydney-lego-store-internal

The job offer extends from casual retail staff to store managers.

Here’s the locations with a link to the specific job posting:

LEGO Announces 71044 Disney Train and Station

I’ve heard rumours floating around for a while about an up-coming Disney Train set but I certainly wasn’t expecting what we get with 71044 Disney Train and Station.

71044_prod

Here’s the official details…

The set features 2925 pieces and 5 exclusive minifigures.

The train is motorised with new Powered Up elements, allowing you to control it with your smart device. As you would expect an oval of track is included.

71044_front_01

You also get an impressive looking station. The station is a huge surprise to me and I think they have packed in a lot of details both externally and internally.

71044_front_02

71044_back_01

The 5 exclusive minifigures are Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and (finally) Goofy. Each minifigure has a design not found in other sets or the CMF series.

Here’s the bad news though – the official Australian RRP for this $549.99. The combo of Disney and Powered Up elements combining for a big hit to your wallet. VIP release is August 21st.

You can check out the additional images and official set description below.

On Sale: 25% Off At David Jones

David Jones Logo

Just as the Big W 20% off sale ends, we get a new offer worth checking out.

From today (August 12th) until August 18th David Jones are offering 25% off all full priced toys – which as you may have already guessed includes all their LEGO.

That’s what I love about David Jones, they’ll discount everything without discretion.

As always with a David Jones sale you won’t see the discount until you add an item to your bag.

You can find their LEGO range here.

Free LEGO Picnic Blanket With Orders Over $249

This one is not going to be a hit with everybody, but I think it’s pretty cool.

Spend over $249 on LEGO and you’ll get a free LEGO branded picnic blanket.

lego-picnic-blanket

This offer ends August 25th. According to the site the Tote Bag offer is still live until the 14th so if you order today or tomorrow you may get both.

You can view the terms of the offer here.

I think it’s interesting that LEGO is dabbling in the lifestyle type promotional items a little more. Let me know what you think.

LEGO Announces 21319 Central Perk

Remember when LEGO approved an Ideas set based on the 90s sitcom Friends? That’s right – it wasn’t a weird dream that you had. Now the set is official and here are all the details.

Introducing 21319 Central Perk

21319_prod

This 1070 piece set features 7 great looking minifigures - Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and even Gunther.

The main build features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.

21319_back_01

While this set isn’t necesserily one I’ll be picking up myself, I can appreciate that the designers have done a great job here.

The best part is the Australian price – just $89.99. Which is great considering the US RRP is $59.99. You’ll be able to grab yours on September 1st.

Read on for more pictures and the official set description.