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On Sale: 30% Off Store-wide At Shopforme

It’s not every day that you get a legitimate 30% off deal – they usually involve multiple codes or a weird overlap of circumstances. Not this deal though; it’s a straight 30% off.

shopforme 30 percent off August 2017

Independent Melbourne based retailer Shopforme are slashing their prices from today (August 23rd) until Friday (August 25th).

They offer free shipping on orders over $200, but if you are spending less than that don’t forget to factor postage in to your savings.

Head on over to their website to see what’s available. With 30% off I suspect that some items will be selling out.

Book Review: Nexo Knights Build Your Own Adventure

It’s Book Week, so this week I am going to be reviewing two LEGO related books. First up the Nexo Knights Build Your Own Adventure Book. Be sure to check out the 360° look at the included set below.

There are a few different style of LEGO books produced by DK – from the serious encyclopaedia style books to sticker books at the other end of the spectrum. The build your own adventure books fall closer towards the “kid” end, but generally still have some great building inspiration.

This latest Build Your Own Adventure book is based on the Nexo Knights theme, specifically the 2017 sets – with the current rock villains featured.

As this is a book that comes with a LEGO set it is presented in an outer cardboard sleeve. If you don’t intend to keep it in that once you’ve built the set then you will be pleased to note that the book itself is nicely bound with a solid hard cover.

First up is some basic introductory type information – a spread on the various LEGO parts that are available, an introduction to the Robin character and the actual building instructions for Robin’s Mech.

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The book is split up over 5 chapters. Each chapter is loosely based around a different area of the Nexo Knights world. I am by no means an expert in the lore of the Nexo Knights, but the book does a decent job of explaining the various areas and their relevance to the story.

The basic plot is that Monstrox and Jestro have destroyed a network of servers around the kingdom, and Robin must travel to each of them to make repairs. It’s a very loose story just to link the various sections.

On Sale: 20% Off At Hobby Warehouse eBay Store

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eBay are having a pre-fathers day sale with 20% off selected stores. I have done some checking on the sale page and and there is only store with LEGO on offer – Hobby Warehouse.

Their full LEGO range (over 500 items) are all 20% with the code PRESENT.

The discount code is valid until August 30th but you’ll probably need to order well before then if it is actually going to be a father’s day present.

View their full range here.

Thanks to Daniel who emailed me about this offer over the weekend.

The Ninjago Movie Alphabet

If you have been watching the trailers and checking out the sets from The LEGO Ninjago Movie you may have noticed that they all feature a strange foreign language. Well that language is actually English, but with a special new alphabet designed by the LEGO Ninjago Movie team.

Bricking Around in Ninjago

With the sets released people got to work on deciphering the language, but LEGO have made that a lot easier with a new website for the film - ninjagolanguagetranslator.com. The site allows you to input a message using the standard English alphabet and then switch to the Ninjago alphabet (or vice versa).

I have also gone to the trouble of creating a handy guide that you can print out to translate sets as you are building them.

Ninjago Alphabet GuideWith enough study you may even be able to read Ninjago.

 

On Sale: 25% Off For David Jones Cardholders

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Do you have a David Jones American Express card or Storecard? Well you are eligible for a great sale currently on at David Jones.

People with one of the qualifying cards will be able to get 25% off LEGO from today (August 17th) until August 20th.

This offer is available online, and should also be available in-store.

You can view their full online LEGO range here.

Thanks to Mark for emailing me about this.

70620 Ninjago City Now Available For VIPs

The flagship Ninjago Movie set has just been made available for VIP customers, and it’s tempting.

Ninjago City VIP Release

The set will cost you $499.99 but should qualify you for both of the current promotions – Iconic Cave and the Kai’s Dojo Pod.

You will need to be signed in to your LEGO VIP account to be able to add this to your bag.

Are you ordering one?

Free Kai’s Dojo Pod Now Available From LEGO Online

With the Ninjago Movie getting closer and the highly antipated Ninjago City released soon LEGO have today released a new promotion on their online store.

Free Kai’s Dojo Pod with any Ninjago purchase

Ninjago Kai Dojo Pod

Surprisingly this offer has a fairly long run time – August 14th to 29th October 2017 (or while stocks last).

The qualifier for this says Ninjago sets, so regular non-movie Ninjago sets should count.

I did a quick test and both the Kai’s Dojo Pod and Iconic Cave set were added to my cart with a Ninjago set over $45.

Thanks to Chris for first letting me know about this offer

Ninjago City Designer Video

We already know that Ninjago City is visually impressive, but this new designer video from LEGO shows off just how great the details and play features are on this set.

Will you be picking up the set on September 1st?

Free Iconic Cave Set Now Available From LEGO Online

The LEGO online store has been update with details of a new offer.

Spend $45 or more and receive a free Iconic Cave set

5004936 Iconic Cave Set

The set features two cave people – one male and one female as well as a decorative display box. The figures are similar to the CMF versions of the characters, but with some minor differences.

Here are the terms of the offer; LEGO® Iconic Cave Set (5004936) offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com and telephone orders from 10th to 30th August 2017, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be greater than $45 in LEGO merchandise only. One set per household.

This offer is not valid at Dreamworld LEGO Store or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne.

Canberra Brick Expo Kicks Off Tomorrow

Canberra may be known as the home of Australian politics, but it’s also home to some amazing LEGO builders. Builders who will be putting their skills on display from tomorrow (August 11th) at this year’s Canberra Brick Expo.

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Brick Expo returns once again to  The Hellenic Club of Canberra in Woden.

After a successful schedule change last year, this year’s show will also run over three days: Fri 11th August 2017, 1:30pm to 6:00pm; Sat 12th August 2017, 9:00am to 6:00pm; and Sun 13th August 2017, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

There is also an adults only cocktail party on Saturday night.

Tickets are $6 for children and concession card holders, and $12 for adults. There are two different family ticket options available – Family A (1 Adult + 3 Children) for $24.00 and Family B (2 Adults + 2 Children) for $30.00.

Tickets must be pre-purchased online from Trybooking.

Brick Expo is a not-for-profit event – all proceeds will assist the show’s major charity partner PaTCH to purchase much needed medical equipment for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or the Brick Expo website. I’ve also included the ad for the show below too.