The Child Buying Guide

Firstly – if you are in law enforcement and have come across this article please note that I am specifically talking about 75318 The Child, a $119.99 LEGO set. Don’t buy real children.

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Now, with that out of the way lets discuss 75318 The Child. This cute little thing was officially released today to coincide with the return of The Mandalorian. And you want to buy one right? Well it looks like you won’t be able to get one from LEGO directly just yet. The set seemingly went straight from Coming Soon to Temporarily out of stock. I don’t know if there was a point in the middle there where it was actually available. If you want to keep an eye on the product page you can find it here. This is a tempting option with the Han Solo keyring promo.

If you don’t care about bonuses and just want the best raw price then Kmart has this set listed for $99, which is $20 below RRP.

Slightly more expensive is Big W at $119.

If you happen to live close to a store then the various certified stores and LLDC should have stock of this set at RRP but it’s probably best to call ahead if possible.

Target, Amazon, David Jones and Myer do not as yet have listings for this but I’ll keep checking.

 

Should you buy it? 40426 Christmas Wreath

In 2008 Beyoncé taught the world a very important lesson; if you like something then you should put a ring on it. The same is true for Christmas. If you like Christmas then you need a wreath.

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In years past your options for a wreath were limited to plants or fake plants. Now LEGO is here to help with 40426 Christmas Wreath 2-in-1.

So, should you buy it?

On Sale: 20% off selected listings at eBay

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A new offer from eBay has gone live today, with a number of sellers taking part.

The deal is 20% off toys, including certain LEGO listing. It’s a decent selection but as always with an eBay sale check out the prices before the discount as price jacking does happen.

To get the 20% off you’ll need the code PTOYLAB at checkout. There is a maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Multiple items may be purchased in up to 3 transactions (up to a maximum of 10 items per transaction). This offer doesn’t have a set end date so it’s probably better to get in early rather than leave it.

You can find the LEGO range here. [affiliate link]

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60271 Main Square Review

LEGO recently got in touch with me to ask if would like to review 60271 Main Square. I had seen the leaked images of the set so I accepted because it looked really cool. This was before the price was announced. If you missed it the Australian RRP for this set is $279.99, which has caused quite a bit of discussion (the discussion is about it being too high).

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I think it is a real shame that the price is going to be thing most talked about with this set because the actual set itself is something really interesting and I love what LEGO are trying to do with it.

Opening up this box you are presented with a forest’s worth of printed LEGO instructions rather than just one thick instruction booklet. In total there are 8 different booklets. Why is there 8? Because the idea behind this set is that you build together – you sit down as a family, everybody gets their own little section to build and in the end you’ve created a Main Square for your LEGO City.

This set is $280 and LEGO wants me to share? I’m meant to build with my family? Fine. I guess I can share with them (kidding, I actually really like my wife and son).

Official Details of 123 Sesame Street

Today’s press release is brought to you by the letter A – for Awesome – and the number 199.99.

After months of waiting today we officially have details of LEGO Ideas 21324 123 Sesame Street.

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The set contains, count them – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 5 full minifigures! There is Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie and of course Big Bird. You also get Oscar but he doesn’t want to come out of his trash can so you can only see his head.

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There are so many characters in Sesame Street so I don’t think everybody is going to happy with the line-up but I think they chose wisely.

The set itself comprises of 1367 pieces and will give you two buildings – the 123 Sesame Street apartment building and a smaller Hooper’s Store. Each building features a detailed interior with lots to explore for Sesame Street fans.

The one thing that is a little odd is the 18+ branding on this.

I am super excited for this one when it launches November 1st for $199.99 here in Australia.

Check out the full image gallery and press release below.

FYI – Diagon Alley back in stock

Hoping to grab Diagon Alley before Christmas? You may want to head over to the LEGO website now as it’s currently back in stock.

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Get yours here before it disappears.

Still on the fence? Maybe my review will sway you.

On Sale: Selected sets on sale at Myer

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It looks like Myer is having a modest sale on a few sets that are normally excluded from their offers.

There are 4 Creator Expert sets, Stranger Things and the Marilyn Monroe Art set. It’s a weird mix.

You can check out the sale sets for yourself here. [affiliate link]

This offer ends November 1st.

On Sale: 20% off at Big W

Big W are having a surprise 48 hour online “digi sale”. This is great news for us LEGO fans as part of that sale is 20% off toys – including all of their LEGO.

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This sale is live now and ends at 11:59 PM AEDT tomorrow (October 22nd).

You can find the Big W online LEGO range here.

It may also be worth checking Amazon as they will probably match most of the Big W prices. [affiliate link]

Thanks to Taylor for the heads up

Reminder: 76161 1989 Batwing goes on sale for VIPs tonight

Just a friendly reminder that the VIP release for 76161 1989 Batwing should go live at midnight AEDT tonight, or some time around then.

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This one could sell out so if you are wanting this before Christmas I probably wouldn’t want to gamble with a second batch between now and then.

You can order yours for $299.99 from here. [affiliate link]

Victoria to get it’s third LEGO store

While Victorians have been having a difficult time with COVID lockdowns, things aren’t all bad… you’ll soon have a third LEGO store to hit up later this year.

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The new store will be out to the West at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

Check out the official press release below.