With Myer’s recent sale finishing up on Monday I decided out of curiosity to check their website… sure enough they are backing up with another sale.
From today (April 26th) until 11:59pm AEST Sunday April 30th 2017 you can get 20% off when you buy 2 or more items. The qualifier of having to buy two sets is a little annoying but it shouldn’t be a huge issue for most.
The website doesn’t say if this is available in-store too or online only. I’ll check for an update to their website later today. If anybody is in-store and confirms this let me know in the comments.
Strangely it seems 10255 Assembly Square has been removed from their site.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about AFOLs not getting to go to things. Well the Ipswich Art Gallery must have been watching because they have organised a special after hours event tailored for adult LEGO fans.
The Ipswich Art Gallery is currently the home of the Towers of Tomorrow exhibit, and on Friday May 5th at 6pm Adult fans will be able to enjoy an evening of fun at the LEGO® work stations within the surrounds of the exhibition. There will also be a special glimpse into the new LEGO® Virtual Reality game Brickheadz.
Tickets are $10 each, including canapés.
Tickets need to be purchased online in advance. You can get tickets and learn more about the event via https://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/allevents/towers-by-night/
Outer Rim Trading Co are refusing to let the big stores have all the fun. This offer is one of the best deals on The LEGO Batman Movie sets.
While stocks last all LEGO Batman Movie sets are 30% off RRP. Not some, all of them.
If the LEGO Batman Movie isn’t your thing there are also a heap of other sets on sale.
Ryan McNaught has been touring two different events around Australia and I admit that I completely missed the latest dates. For those readers who haven’t seen these events advertised elsewhere here are the details.
Wonders of the World – Melbourne Museum – Until May 7th
The Wonders of the World exhibition features more than 50 awe-inspring models on display, taking visitors on a hands-on journey through history. Some of the models that will be showcased include a giant LEGO® Arc de Triomphe, LEGO® Empire State Building with Kong Kong, LEGO® Big Ben, a LEGO® Leaning Tower of Pisa! And even Michelangelo’s statue of David made from LEGO ® bricks.
The event takes place at the Melbourne Museum – 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
- Adult (17 years and over) – $35.00
- Junior (4 – 16yrs) – $25.00
- Family (2Adlt + 2Jnr or 1Adlt+3Jnr) – $95.00
- Concession – $30.00
The Brickman Experience – Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Until April 30th
This exhibit features sixty of Ryan’s original LEGO® brick models along with their own unique behind-the-scenes story, including original drawings and sketches.
The event takes place at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
- General Admission – $29.00
- Concession – $25.00
- Family of Four (Admits 4) – $80.00
- Junior – $22.00
Thanks to those who reminded me I hadn’t posted about these yet.
Myer are experts at sneaky sales where it’s almost impossible to find details.
The latest offer is a 20% off sale that starts today and (I think) runs until Monday April 24th. This is valid both in-store and online.
In terms of exceptions it looks like the usuals – clearance items and minifigures.
eBay 24% off
The offer is also running on the Myer eBay store and you can get an extra 5% off. That brings your total discount to 24% off.
To take advantage of the Myer offer you’ll need to use code C5AUS.
Thanks to Andrew for sharing this.
It seems like April is a great time for a LEGO event with several taking place this weekend.
To view the details of each event (such as how to purchase tickets), click on the links below.
Toy Brick Fair
The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Tickets $5 per person.
Sydney Brick Show
Sydney Town Hall. Adults $16, Children $11, Family (4) $47.
Sunshine Coast Brick Event
The Shed at Aussie World. Adults $14.50, Children (3-15) $9.50, Family (2 Adults, 3 or 4 kids) $53.00
The May issue of kids magazine K-Zone is out now and like some previous issue this one comes with a bonus polybag. The 30496 U-Wing set is a scaled down version of the 75155 set from Rogue One.
At 55 pieces this is a great little build. The magazine itself may not be of much interest to the AFOL community but for around $6 it’s worth getting just for the LEGO.
The magazine is available from Coles, Woolworths and Newsagents.
Thanks to Aidan for reminding me this was out.
Did you think that your bank account was safe now that Easter had passed? Well it looks like that isn’t the case because Toys R Us are backing up their Easter sale with an even better offer.
From Wednesday April 19th (18th online) until Tuesday May 2nd 2017 Toys R Us are offering buy one, get one half price on all LEGO.
The offer works out to 25% off if you are buying two identically priced items.
As usual to make the most of this sale you may need to split your purchase into multiple transactions; the cheapest items will automatically be given the discount.
Thanks to Trevor and Aidan for making sure I saw this.
I don’t think that Nexo Knights is the most popular of the current LEGO themes but some of the sets look great and contain some really interesting builds. If you are a fan of cool sets, or the theme itself then you may be interested in this offer from online retailer Outer Rim Trading Co.
Right now they are offering 30-40% off their Nexo Knights range. It’s not the most extensive sale but it’s hard to argue with those discounts. This offer is valid while stocks last.
Today is the official grand opening of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne. From today thousands of excited kids will get to check out some great rides and attractions geared specifically to them. Unfortunately not everybody is excited about the opening. Adults without children will only be able to attend special AFOL nights once a month. This is a stance that has got some people angry, as demonstrated by 1 star reviews on the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Facebook page.
I admit that when I first learned about the global “no kid, no entry” policy for LEGOLAND Discovery Centres I was annoyed too. I know what it is like to feel discriminated against for being an AFOL – The first year I attended the Sydney Brick Show a woman approached me and told me off for taking photos, specifically saying that I had better not be taking photos of her grandchildren. Even though I love LEGO and hate being discriminated against, I am not annoyed about the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Policy, because the attraction is for kids.
Merlin (the operators of LDC) make this quite clear with the website calling this a playground.
If you have a look at what is actually at the centre then you get a clear picture of this being something that isn’t for adults.
- 4D Cinema – A Legends of Chima 4D kids movie. The Chima cartoon wasn’t even that popular with kids.
- Kingdom Quest Ride – An interactive ride where you shoot monsters with an oversized LEGO gun.
- Merlin’s Apprentice Ride – Pedal a LEGO styled cart to fly in the air as you spin around Merlin’s chamber.
- LEGO City Fire Academy – Essentially a large jungle gym with slides and climbing equipment.
- LEGO Racers: Build & Test – Build a LEGO car and launch it down a ramp.
- DUPLO Farm – Build with soft oversized Duplo bricks.
- Earthquake Tables – Build a tower on the shaking Earthquake table.
- LEGO Friends Zone – Help build cool models in Heartlake City.
All of those sound like great attractions for kids but not really something that I’d like to do by myself as a 31 year old man.
Admittedly there are a few things that would interest me – The Creative Workshop, LEGO Factory Tour and Miniland. The stuff that is not for me outweighs the stuff that might be of interest though.
The retail shop is open to the general public, even people without tickets.
One phrase that I have seen raised a few times by adults that are not able to attend is discrimination, but there is a bit of confusion about what is going on. The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre rules do not discriminate on the basis of gender or age. Adult men can enter with a child. Adult women can enter with a child. The determining factor is parental status.
I got in touch with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission about the policy. There response was that Victorian law protects people from being discriminated against based on a number of personal characteristics, including parental status and age. However, the law provides some exceptions where this type of discrimination can lawfully occur.
The available information about parental status discrimination related mostly to situations like people with children not being given a job because they have kids. I can’t find any specific examples that relate to LDC. Unfortunately the Commission is not able to make a determination based on an enquiry, and until an official complaint is lodged they won’t investigate the issue. It seems unlikely that Merlin are doing anything illegal, as one of the legal reasons for discrimination is safety of patrons. A claim they would most likely make in the event of a formal complaint.
While one night a month might not suit everybody, and it is better than a lot of other children’s play centres offer adults.
If anybody does wish to take the issue further you can contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission via www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au