Introducing 70922 The Joker Manor

The LEGO Batman Movie lead to a heap of really interesting sets, but there was one thing that fans thought was missing – a large Wayne Manor set. Well now LEGO are finally delivering, kind off. This isn’t Wayne Manor, this is The Joker Manor.

At 3,444 pieces The Joker Manor is the largest LEGO Batman Movie set by a fair margin, and those pieces have all been put to good use to produce a set that looks amazing and perfectly captures the craziness of the Joker.

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The set features 10 minifigures – there is The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing and Alfred Pennyworth in Classic Batsuit. Also included are Disco Batman, Disco Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin. If you are a little confused about the Disco versions of the minifigures then this video will clear things up.

There are a lot of details included in this set including various references to scenes from the movie such as Batman microwaving his lobster dinner. Surrounding the exterior of the building is a great looking rollercoaster that appears to be built using various new elements.

The set will be released on November 24th 2017 (no VIP release for this one). I have been told the Australian RRP is $399.99.

With so much detail I suggest you check out the gallery and press release below.

On Sale: Toys R Us Bricktober Sale & Promotion

It’s almost October, or as Toys R Us like to call it Bricktober!

Every year in late September or early October Toys R Us runs some sort of LEGO giveaway. This year there are two different minifigure packs on offer. Click on the picture for a better look.

Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Details

Here are the details…
Set 1: Spend $75 or more from September 27th to October 2nd to receive a set of 4 LEGO Ninjago minifigures. These minifigures are based on the TV show not the Ninjago Movie.
Set 2: Spend $75 or more from October 3rd to 10th to receive a set of 4 LEGO Batman Movie minifigures. The lineup of minifigures is exclusive to this promotion.

These packs are not available to purchase separately.

They also have a modest sale on to make spending that $75 a little more tempting. You can view the included sets below, or view the catalogue for yourself here. The sale runs for the same period as the promotion – from September 27th until October 10th. Note that Toys R Us sales do start online a day early (tonight) but you may not get the Ninjago minifigures until tomorrow.

On Sale: 18% Off At eBay Tonight

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According to an email I received today eBay turns 18 today. To celebrate they are offering 18% off everything for a few hours only.

The 18% off kicks off tonight at 6PM and runs until 10 PM AEST. There is a minimum spend of $75 to qualify for the discount. You’ll need to use the code PARTY18 at checkout and pay via PayPal.

This is being fairly well advertised so be warned in advance that it’s going to get pretty busy.

The best part though? The 18% off should stack with the current offers that are running.

34.4% Off At Target

Target currently have 20% off all LEGO, and most of their eBay range has been updated to reflect that discounted pricing. With the addition of the PARTY18 code your total saving will be 34.4%.

View the Target eBay range here.

34.4% Off At Myer

Myer also have various sets on sale in their eBay store. It’s not the full range but there are plenty of sets included. With the additional 18% off that is also 34.4% off.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Other Stores

While the total discount may not be as good as the stacked Myer or Target offer, the code is valid site-wide. It might be a great time to buy an older set you’ve had your eye on or even check out some other retailer’s eBay range.

Of course you can always head to eBay.com.au and start searching.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

The LEGO Movie turned out to be a massive hit that was hugely popular with audiences both young and old. It’s no surprise that everybody involved wanted more of that success, so LEGO Batman got his own movie. Now the popular LEGO theme Ninjago gets the big screen treatment with The LEGO Ninjago Movie – in cinemas from today (no Australian delay this time).

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If you aren’t familiar with the world of Ninjago then don’t worry – this movie uses the setting and characters from the theme/show but it is a completely stand-alone story. I have only seen a few episodes of the television show myself and I had no problem understanding what was going on. It’s possible that there were some references that I may have missed but this isn’t a direct adaption or continuation of the show.

I won’t get in to detailed spoilers here, but I will discuss some basic plot points.

One thing I will say is that the opening scene of this film caught me completely off guard. It’s an opening that on reflection I really liked, but not at all what I was expecting. Some reviews have given this away so be careful if you are reading others.

Even though this is a standalone film it is not an origin story. It’s not Wu finding a group of teenagers with attitude and teaching them ninja skills. The “secret ninja force” is already established and there is a regularity to life in Ninjago City – Garmadon attacks, he is stopped by the ninjas, repeat.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Kmart

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I think this might be the last of the September offers from the big retailers. There’s been a variety of offers but Kmart have decided to go with a catalogue full of discounted sets.

There is a decent variety of themes covered so there should be something for everybody. This sale starts today (September 21st) and runs all the way through until October 11th.

You can view the full list of sets below, or check out the catalogue for yourself here.

Of course with so many sales on it pays to shop around. I’ll hopefully get time today to do up an article to try and help you get the best possible deal.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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I am convinced that somebody at Myer is messing with me. Firstly they launch 20% off Duplo, City & Friends without giving any end date for that sale. Then they release a catalogue with 20% off a range of other sets, still with no clear end date.

Now they’ve just updated their store with 20% off all LEGO. There are still no details about when this ends and I can’t find any information on whether this is online only or in-store too.

While it lasts this Myer offer may end up being your best option for some sets, as they are still running the various anniversary codes that will get your total discount above the 20%. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

You can view their full LEGO range online here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Target, Plus Selected Sets

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If you thought that Target was going to let the school holidays come without getting in on the sales then luckily you were wrong. In fact Target’s offering is pretty great.

They are offering 20% off LEGO from tomorrow (September 21st) through until October 11th. The catalogue end date is September 27th but page 3 says that the offers on pages 1 – 26 are until October 11th, and that should include the LEGO sale.

As well as the 20% off sale there are various sets featured in the catalogue. This is good because a) other retailers won’t always price match a percentage off sale, and b) some of the featured sets are more than 20% off.

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here, and see the full list of catalogue sets below.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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September is always a good time to buy LEGO – the combination of school holidays and a rapidly approaching Christmas always leads to some good sales.

First up is a new catalogue from Big W with a range of selected sets on sale. There are sets from various themes and the discounts are decent. You can see the full list of sets below.

The sale starts tomorrow (September 21st) and runs until October 4th.

The catalogue isn’t up on the Big W website yet but you can view it via Lasoo.

On Sale: 20% Off Selected Sets At Myer

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Myer are having a mid-season sale and being school holiday time they have very wisely included a few LEGO offers in the mix.

First up there is still 20% off Friends, Duplo and City. This sale started last week and I honestly have no idea when it ends.

If those themes aren’t of interest to you then Myer also have a range of other sets on sale for 20% off. There are some of the big exclusives in this list so it’s worth checking out. You can see a list below or go check out the range on the Myer website. There is also no clear end date for this offer.

Don’t forget to add one of the anniversary codes for further discounts. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
Discount
Discount %
10255Assembly SquareAdvanced Models$319.95$399.99$80.0420%
10214Tower BridgeCreator Expert$319.99$379.99$6016%
10251Brick BankAdvanced Models$199.95$249.99$50.0420%
70751Temple of AirjitzuNinjago$239.95$299.9$59.9520%
41323Snow Resort ChaletFriends$47.95$59.99$12.0420%
41324Snow Resort Ski LiftFriends$63.95$79.99$16.0420%
601654 x 4 Response UnitCity$35.95$44.99$9.0420%
60166Heavy-Duty Rescue HelicopterCity$55.95$69.99$14.0420%
70612Green Ninja Mech DragonThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$71.95$89.99$18.0420%
70614Lightning JetThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$79.95$99.99$20.0420%
70618Destiny's BountyThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$207.95$259.99$52.0420%

LEGO Star Wars Make & Take At Myer

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Over the weekend Myer sent out an email for a LEGO Star Wars Make & Take event. It seems that there was a technical glitch and they are asking people to re-register for the event. If you didn’t get a chance to register earlier or did register and want to make sure you get a place you can do so via this link.

The event will take place on Saturday September 30th.

You will be able to build the LEGO Star Wars First Order Assault Walker and take it home for free.

Hurry these events always fill quickly.