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2017 Advent Calendars – Day 12 – City, Friends & Star Wars

With today’s windows open we are officially half way through this year’s advent calendars. I can’t believe how quickly its gone.

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75192 Millennium Falcon Available To Purchase

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This is not a drill. 75192 Millennium Falcon is currently available to purchase from LEGO Online. Click here to view the product page.

Be warned it will probably sell out really quickly. Edit: This is still a VIP release, so you’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to purchase the set.

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 11 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Yesterday was a pretty good day, let down by an odd Friends build. Hopefully today we can get three out of three.

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LEGO Brickumentary Available On SBS On Demand

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Last night SBS broadcast the LEGO Documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary” and unfortunately I missed it. If you also missed it you may be pleased to learn that it is now available to watch via the SBS catch-up service SBS On Demand.

The 2014 film, narrated by Jason Bateman, explores the world of LEGO like never before including a look at the world of AFOLs.

Here’s the official synopsis: Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe… like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question…is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.

You can watch it online here, or there are SBS On Demand apps for a wide variety of devices. You will need to create a free SBS account to watch. The film expires in 13 days, so watch it before Christmas if you get a chance.

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 9 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Yesterday was pretty good, in terms of the builds that we got. Let’s see what today has for us.

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2017 Advent Calendars – Day 8 – City, Friends & Star Wars

It’s Friday, so hopefully we get some awesome builds to celebrate the end of the week.

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On Sale: 20% Off At Big W

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As we slowly run out of weekends before Christmas the retailers are scrambling to get your last minute purchases to go their way. If you needed more proof of this Big W have today launched a 20% off sale on LEGO.

The sale kicked off today (December 8th) and runs until December 13th.

You can view their online LEGO range here, or I suggest heading in store. There is no special voucher needed or anything.

Extra 5% off at the Big W eBay Store

If you are happy to shop at the Big W eBay store then you may be interested to know that you can get an extra 5% off their range. Just enter the code P5OZZIE at checkout. There is a $30 minimum spend on that code though.

View their eBay range here.

Thanks to Lisa and Trevor for telling me about this earlier today.

2017 Advent Calendars – Day 7 – City, Friends & Star Wars

I can’t believe it’s already day 7. This month is going way too quickly. Yesterday was mixed, with two great builds and one lame one. Hopefully today will be three winners.

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On Sale: 20% Off At Toys R Us

Toys R Us sent out an email earlier tonight to their subscribers with news of a new pre-Christmas offer. Using the provided voucher you can get 20% off any full priced item.

The offer starts tonight online (use the code SANTA at checkout) or tomorrow (December 8th) in-store. If you are shopping in-store you will need the barcode below. Click on the image below for a larger version.

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This offer runs until Sunday December 10th.

Toys R Us also have a catalogue out with some sets on sale, which means you won’t be able to get the 20% off those items. The catalogue runs until December 24th 2017. You can view a copy of it here or see the list of sets below.

LEGO Friends Team Addresses The 2018 Friends Redesigns

When the first images of the 2018 Friends sets started appearing online I noticed that Olivia looked odd. I sent off a message to LEGO to find out what was going on and they got back to me tonight. You can read their full statement in full at the end of the article.

Essentially the visual changes to the characters are actually only one part of the change. Heartlake City will be undergoing changes as well. The town will become more realistic, with different districts and other citizens.

With regards to the five main characters the LEGO Friends team assures us that they will each still have the same personalities and interests as before. Their design changes are just to diversify their appearance.

What are those design changes? Here is a rundown, starting with the most different…

Olivia

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The most obvious difference is that new Olivia has a darker skin tone and now wears glasses. Her hair style is also slightly different, with a braid in the front.

Emma

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Emma’s eye colour changes from a deep green to brown in the redesign. It could just be me but it seems that they have also changed the eye shape slightly.

Andrea

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New Andrea also gets an eye colour change from green to brown. The lip colour has been darkened too. The new hair style is longer and looser than current version.

Mia

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While Emma and Andrea switch from green to brown eyes, Mia’s eyes go the other way changing from brown to green. Her lips also have been changed to a more subtle tone.

Stephanie

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Stephanie seems unchanged.

What do you think of the changes?

You can read the LEGO Friends team’s statement below.