Competition: Polybag Giveaway

Woolworths stores are currently stocking a range of polybags but they seem to be a bit hard to track down.

To help out a little I didn’t just get myself two polybags from my local store – I got 4 so that I could share the polybag fun with you all. There are two polybags on offer – one 30400 Gymnastics Bar and one 30426 Stealthy Swamp Airboat set.

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The first name drawn will get first pick, and the second name drawn will receive the other set.

How do you enter? Rather than just entering your name, I’ve decided for this competition you’ll have to do a little work. I have reviewed both of the polybags on offer. Read each review and then answer two questions to go in the draw.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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I just got an email from eBay that may be of interest to some of you. From today (May 23rd) until May 29th Myer are offering 20% off everything in their eBay store.

This offer is only on their eBay store, not on their main site or in-store.

To take advantage of the offer you’ll need to use code C20MYER at checkout. Max discount is $500 per transaction, 3 transactions per person, excludes gift cards & postage.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Post Crowdfunding Update

Back in April I ran a short crowdfunding campaign to help raise some funds for the site. This is just a little update to thank those people who donated to the campaign and outline how the funds will be used.

Thank You

In total there were five contributions to the campaign, and I would like to thank each of them.

  • Stephen A – a great guy and also a great builder.
  • Max T – I don’t know Max well, but I really appreciate his support.
  • Gavin L – A name I recognise from several LEGO groups. Your donation is really appreciated.
  • Amanda F – I know that Amanda is a regular reader of the site and Facebook page. Thank you Amanda.
  • Kas M – Kas is an Australian BrickLink store owner. You can check out her store here.

Australian RRP For 21137 The Mountain Cave

Overnight I got an email from Bricking Around reader Ed letting me know that the product page for 21137 The Mountain Cave was now active. This means we now know the official Australian RRP of $399.99.

21137 The Mountain Cave AU RRP

You will be able to purchase this set online from July 1st, with a VIP pre-release from June 15th.

Thanks for the info Ed

Toowoomba Brick Event This Weekend

Queensland LEGO fans are a bit spoilt when it comes to events, but there are still areas that haven’t experienced the awesomeness of a brick event. Well that changes this weekend for Toowoomba with the first ever Toowoomba Brick Event taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

Toowoomba Brick Event 2017

The event is being held at the Founders Pavilion, The Clive Berghofer Events Centre, Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road, Toowoomba QLD 4350. It runs from 9am to 3:30pm on both Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st.

The Toowoomba Brick Event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Toowoomba and will feature over 30 different exhibits. Themes on display encompass Space and Star Wars, City (with working trains), Ships, Robotics, Winter Village, Wild West, operating Technic vehicles and much much more. The build & play tables along with the creation walls and the build a train play area will be extremely popular with children and adults of all ages. There will also be retail outlets offering fans all the latest in LEGO products, games, merchandise and jewellery creations.

Tickets to the event are $14.50 for adults or $9.50 for children (3-15). A Family ticket (2 Adults & 3 or 4 children) is available for $53.00. Children under 3 are free. Tickets are available at brickevents.iwannaticket.com.au or at the door with Cash & EFTPOS payment facilities available.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer This Weekend

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Myer are having another one of their regular Super Weekend sales and luckily this also includes a LEGO offer.

Almost all LEGO is 20% off with the Death Star, Minifigures and Creator Expert excluded. This sale starts today (May 19th) online and tomorrow (May 20th) in-store. It runs until Sunday May 21st.

You can view their full online LEGO listing here.

I did a quick check and the various anniversary codes still seem to be working. Here are the various codes and their discounts:

  • ANNIVERSARY10 – $10 off when you spend $60 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY15 – $15 off when you spend $80 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY20 – $20 off when you spend $100 or more

I am not sure if these are still working, but it’s certainly worth trying.

The 20% off is also active on the Myer eBay store. The eBay code C5OZ should get you an extra 5% off if you pay via PayPal.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Introducing 21137 The Mountain Cave

The LEGO Minecraft theme is a bit of an interesting one. It originally started out as a single small LEGO Ideas set and has now grown into a long running theme. A theme that now has a huge new set in it’s lineup – introducing 21137 The Mountain Cave.

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This massive 2,863 piece set is the largest Minecraft set to date, featuring 2 minifigures (Steve and Alex) and a lineup of animals and mobs; a cave spider, wolf, baby wolf, slime, 2 small slimes, 2 bats, zombie, enderman, skeleton, sheep and a charged Creeper™.

Designed around an lengthy mountain minecart track the set features a heap of play features such as TNT blasting and even a Creeper explosion.

The included light brick can be placed in one of 7 different locations to highlight your prefered feature whether that is the redstone wall or the furnace.

With a modular design you can easily reconfigure the layout of the set in multiple ways.

You will be able to purchase this set online from July 1st, with a VIP pre-release from June 15th. No Australian RRP at this stage but with a US price is $249.99 expect this to be around $400 locally.

There really is a lot packed in to this set, so I suggest checking out the press release and huge gallery of images below.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Target

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It is currently a bit of a low point in the LEGO sales cycle, but the latest Target catalogue features a modest selection of sets at reduced prices.

The selection is limited to just 20 sets across a few themes but you can as always find the full listing below.

This sale kicks off today (May 18th) and runs until May 24th 2017.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here.

10257 Carousel Now Available For VIPs

If you are a LEGO VIP and have been eagerly awaiting the release of 10257 Carousel, then now is your chance to add this fantastic looking set to your collection.

In order to order the set you will need to be logged in to your VIP account.

Carousel VIP Release

The Australian RRP is $299.99 for this 2664 piece set.

Are you ordering one? Let me know in the comments.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Carousel-10257?icmp=LP-SHLPM-DPC-CR-carous-107

Review: 30400 Gymnastics Bar

I make no secret of the fact that I am a big LEGO Friends fan. The sets are almost always well designed and I actually don’t have a problem with the Minidolls.

When my local Woolworths finally got in the polybag range they are now offering this was the first set I grabbed.

30400 Gymnastics Bar

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This set contains a relatively small part count of just 26 elements, as well as a single minidoll.

The included minidoll is Naomi – who is not one of the main LEGO Friends characters. It’s nice to expand my Heartlake City citizen collection, but some buyers may be disappointed that it doesn’t include a more well-known character. Despite this the minidoll is great. Naomi features blue eyes, a freckled face and dark brown hair. She is presented here wearing a great green spotted top and purple shorts. Overall it’s a really nice minidoll.