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LEGO’s latest digital app is now available in Australia. LEGO Life is essentially a safe social network built exclusively for LEGO fans.
The app allows you to share pictures of your own creations, compete in various challenges and follow groups or themes that interest you.
LEGO Life was built from the ground up to be a safe experience for young LEGO fans. For example there is no text commenting, only a specialised LEGO emoji keyboard. There are are also no real names – when you create an account you will get to generate a random name such as CorporalFlyingBenny (that’s mine).
There is also information collated from various LEGO IPs, such as LEGO Star Wars or LEGO Friends videos.
Having briefly poked around in the app this afternoon it looks like it will be a great app for young LEGO fans to enjoy.
LEGO press releases about new sets never contain the one bit of info we really need – how much it will cost us here in Australia.
Thankfully the product page for 75144 Snowspeeder is now live, and we know that the Australian RRP is $329.99.
You will be able to get this May 4th, or April 29th if you are a VIP.
Thanks to Chris for letting me know the page was up
Right now the LEGO online store has prices for The LEGO Batman Movie Dimensions sets that are clearly a mistake. The last time this happened LEGO did honour all orders placed before the prices were changed, so I expect the same thing will happen this time.
First up is The LEGO Batman Story Pack. This pack allows you to play the story of The LEGO Batman Movie in Dimensions. It has an RRP of $79.99 but LEGO are selling it for $15.99
Next is the smaller Excalibur Batman Fun Pack. These single character packs have an RRP of $24.99, but LEGO is selling this one for $6.99.
Both of these prices are likely to change at some point, so you may want to get them now if you are interested. It might be a bit tricky to get to the free shipping threshold but even with postage you are still saving money, particularly if you split an order with a friend.
Thanks to Kon for sharing this with me.
After the disappointing 75098 Assault on Hoth set released last year, LEGO Star Wars fans are keen for this years May The 4th release to be something more exciting and I definitely think it is…
Announcing 75144 Snowspeeder
Based on vehicle from the iconic opening battle of The Empire Strikes Back this is a true UCS set – a highly detailed model featuring 1,703 pieces and a display stand with fact plaque.
While Assault on Hoth was a large play set this set is a fantastic display piece that will look great among any Star Wars fan’s collection.
The set will be available to VIPs on April 29th, with general availability on May 4th (Star Wars Day). The information I was sent didn’t include an Australian RRP but I will update as soon as I know. The US price is $199.99, which is likely to equate to $299.99 – $349.99 here.
You can view additional high-resolution images, the press release and designer video below (I’ll update with a YouTube version of the video when it’s available).
While Myer are confusing everybody with multiple conflicting offers David Jones are keeping it simple with 20% off LEGO.
This offer is active online now and runs until April 2nd 2017. I am not sure if this offer is in-store too, but it should be.
If you are checking out the website be aware that the discount is applied in your cart, not in the listing itself. It’s also worth mentioning that The LEGO Batman sets are included.
Thanks to Jarrod for letting me know about this.
The details are a little light on these offers from Myer but a sale is a sale, right?
First up it appears that some LEGO is currently 20% off at the Myer online store. The 20% off range seems to be everything except The LEGO Batman Movie, City, Friends and Duplo.
You can view the full range here, but you’ll need to scroll down to see stuff that’s 20% off.
I am not sure when this 20% off sale ends.
The 20% off is also running at the Myer eBay store for those interested in that option. View the Myer eBay range here.
The next offer is a little more concrete, and explains some of the exclusions in the 20% off offer.
Get $15 off when you spend $75 or more on LEGO City, LEGO Friends or Duplo (in one transaction).
This offer runs from today (March 21st) until Sunday April 9th 2017. Unfortunately this type of offer isn’t great, as it doesn’t scale well. A $130 sale still only gets you a $15 discount.
Thanks to Trevor and Chris for letting me know about these offers.
The independant retailers are making a bit of an impact at the moment.
Kevin from Cheeky Toys got in touch to let me know that they are currently offering “up to” 25% off on LEGO. I know, up to sales can mean that there is one set at that discount and the rest are barely discounted but that isn’t the case here. Most sets are either 20% or 25% off.
It’s certainly worth some of your time to check out what they have on offer. You can view their full LEGO range here.
Also, for big spenders, they are offering $20 off when you spend $250 or more in 1 transaction (limit of 1 use per customer). Use CHEEKY20 during checkout to take advantage of this offer.
This sale ends March 31st 2017.
The latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie may not be out yet, but if you already love the look of the Silent Mary you’ll be pleased to know it is now available for VIPs.
This 2294 piece set will set you back $349.99. You’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to add this to your bag.
Also available are the Pirates BrickHeadz – Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Armando Salazar.
Is there any better news to get on a Friday afternoon than a 25% off LEGO sale?
Michael from Brisbane based online retailer Outer Rim Trading Co got in touch to let me know that he has over 130 LEGO products on sale for 25% off RRP.
This is a sale on discontinued sets so you may not find the latest releases but there is still plenty to get excited about.
As this is a clearance sale it is available while stocks last, limits may apply and no rainchecks.
You can check out the specials here. No coupon code required.
While 10% off might not seem like much a lot of the prices at this online retailer are already below RRP, which makes the savings potential a little better.
To take advantage of the 10% off sale you will need to use the coupon code 5199A5J at checkout.
This sale ends at midnight on Sunday 19th March 2017. As always with online retailers don’t forget to factor shipping into your overall savings.
Thanks to Julianne for letting me know about this.