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On Sale: Creator Expert Reduced At Target

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I was quite surprised when Target started selling a range of Creator Expert sets, but I’m even more surprised by the discounts they are now offering on these sets.

There are four sets with discounts around 30% off RRP. While these sets have been out for a little while now if you haven’t already grabbed them then these prices are very tempting.

You can find the listings here.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
10251Brick BankCreator Expert$179.00$249.99$70.9928%
10247Ferris WheelCreator Expert$199.00$289.99$90.9931%
10242Mini Cooper MK VIICreator Expert$99.00$149.99$50.9934%
10246Detective's OfficeCreator Expert$169.00$229.99$60.9927%

Thanks to Niklas for the heads up

The Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – Two Sets Pass

While we are still discussing our thoughts on The Flintstones Ideas set, LEGO has been hard at work on the next review.

In a bit of a surprise two sets have made it through the review and will become official LEGO sets at some point in the future.

Here’s a quick recap of the projects that were in the review…

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Here are the results…

On Sale: 7 to 12% Off At eBay

eBay has launched a new offer today, with a scaling discount depending on how much you spend.

On offer is 7% off when you spend between $120 and $199.99; 10% off when you spend between $200 and $299.99; or 12% off when you spend $300 or more.

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The maximum discount is $75 and the code can be used for 2 transactions in total. This offer runs until eBay decides not to run it any more. Target is also excluded again.

To get the discount you’ll need to enter the code PSAVEIT at checkout.

View the eBay LEGO Portal here.

21316 The Flintstones Officially Announced

This September will be 59 years since the first episode of The Flintstones premiered. That may make it sound like an odd choice for a LEGO set, but for a lot of people The Flintstones remains a huge part of pop culture.

Today, LEGO have officially revealed the details of 21316 The Flintstones, the latest LEGO Ideas set.

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The set features 748 pieces and will cost $99.99 here in Australia. VIP release is Wednesday February 20th and regular release should be March 1st.

I think the designers have done a great job with the car and house but this set doesn’t grab me personally. Let me know in the comments what you think of it.

Check out the full gallery of images below as well as the official press release.

Amazon Has The New Fire Station For Nearly Half Price

Amazon Australia has the newest Fire Station set (60215) listed at a crazy cheap price.

Update: Looks like it’s already gone.

With an RRP of $99.99 the Amazon price is nearly 50% off.

Check out the listing here.

Thanks to Niklas for the info.

LEGO Announces New Theme – Hidden Side

LEGO have just revealed details of a brand new theme – Hidden Side – that combines traditional building experiences with Augmented Reality play.

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Here are the basics…

  • The LEGO® Hidden Side universe takes place in the fictional town of Newbury
  • The main characters, Jack and Parker, are teenage bloggers; through an app on their mobile phones, they can see the unseen
  • The play mission: LEGO Hidden Side challenges children to join a fearless team of ghost hunters, who dare see the unseen and help turn a haunted world back to normal one ghost at the time.
  • Through the game, children can explore the hidden, solve mysteries and catch the ghost
  • The product launches globally, though launch dates may vary depending on markets

You can check out the site for this new theme here.

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This looks like a really interesting concept.

There are 8 Hidden Side sets on the way

  • Lab, 174 pieces, US $19.99
  • Boat, 310 pieces, US $29.99
  • Graveyard, 335pieces US $29.99
  • Truck, 428 pieces, US $39.99
  • Diner, 579 pieces, US $49.99
  • Bus, 689 pieces, US $59.99
  • Train, 698 pieces, US $79.99
  • High School, 1474 pieces, US $119.99

Local pricing and release dates to be confirmed.

Check out the press release for more details below.

New LEGO Certified Store Coming To Sydney

Brisbane has the Dreamworld store just a short drive down the M1. Melbourne has LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and it’s store. Now it’s Sydney’s turn to get an exciting LEGO retail outlet.

In late March Westfield Bondi Junction will be the home of Sydney’s first LEGO Certified store (just ignore the Birkenhead Point store from the 80s).

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Here are the important points…

It’s a LEGO Certified Store

This is to be expected as the Dreamworld store is also a certified store. The biggest issue with this is that VIP points won’t be available. It’s possible that the store will roll out their own program but it won’t be linked to the online store’s VIP program.

The full product range should be available though, including exclusives.

There will be a PAB wall

The press release specifically mentions that there will be a Pick-a-Brick wall as part of the store. I think there would be riots if they’d decided to leave this out. I’m not sure if this will be priced by weight or by cups. I’m assuming per cup pricing.

The store will also feature build your own minifigure stations and brick engraving.

It’s going to be big

The store is an impressive 302 sqm area over two floors. Taking up part of the store is a dedicated area designed specifically for children’s parties. I am not sure if they’ll offer AFOL parties too.

I can’t wait to find out more about this store, and hopefully we will soon with the opening so close. Check out the official press release below.

Three More LEGO Movie 2 Sets Revealed

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LEGO has taken to their social media channels to reveal three new sets from The LEGO Movie 2.

These sets reference scenes that are not seen in the trailers so depending on your level of acceptance of spoilers you may want to avoid these pics for now.

Having seen the movie I can say that they don’t reveal any twists or give away any critical plot points.

These sets aren’t listed on the Australian website just yet so I don’t have any local pricing or release dates.

You can find the details of the sets below.

LEGO Movie 2 Promotion Now Live At LEGO Online

A new promotion is now active on the Australian online LEGO store.

If you spend $199 or more on The LEGO Movie 2 sets you’ll receive a free Rex’s Plantimal Ambush polybag.

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The set features a Rex Dangervest minifigure and a brick built Plantimal that features some interesting parts.

You can find more details about the promotion here.

Creator Expert Sets Come To Target & Big W

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When you think Creator Expert the stores that usually come to mind are Myer and David Jones. Well in an interesting turn of events four different Creator Expert sets have been listed on both the Target and Big W websites.

There are 2 modulars, the Ferris Wheel and Mini Cooper on offer.

At the moment these sets are listed at RRP for both retailers but fingers crossed we get some sales soon.

Here are some direct links to the products on each site.

 
Set #
Name
Big W
Target
10246Detective's Office$229.00$229.00
10247Ferris Wheel$289.00$289.00
10242Mini Cooper MK VII$149.00$149.00
10251Brick Bank$249.00$249.00