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Build An Australian Icon, Win Great Prizes

LEGO Build Australia Competition

To celebrate Australia Day LEGO have are running a building competition with some great prizes. They have also released the 21032 Sydney skyline set now instead of March as originally planned.

To enter this competition you’ll need to get your bricks out and build an Australian icon.

There are three great prizes on offer…

First prize: The first prize winner will travel to the opening of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, where their Australian LEGO build will be featured. They’ll also take home a the Creator Expert Sydney Opera House set and the brand new LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline.

Second prize: One winner from every state will have their Australian LEGO build featured at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne when it opens, plus win a LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline set.

Third prize: One runner-up from every state will also win a LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline set.

To enter you will need to take photos of your creation and have a LEGO ID. You can find the entry form here.

Entries close on Australia Day, so get building before time runs out.

On Sale: 20% Off At Selected eBay Retailers

After a few 10% off offers eBay are upping their game with a 20% off deal kicking off today.

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From today (January 16th) until January 22nd a range of eBay retailers are offering 20% off and there are plenty of LEGO sets included.

This link should have all the LEGO on offer. To get the 20% off use code CTOYS20 at checkout.

As always with eBay offers I can’t guarantee the pricing from each seller. Also don’t forget to factor postage in to your savings.

Thanks to Sirius for making sure I didn’t miss this

Dreamworld LEGO Store To Open January 28th

After months of speculation Dreamworld have finally confirmed the opening date for Australia’s only Certified LEGO Store. The store officially opens January 28th

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The store is going to be an exciting destination for LEGO fans. For those curious you can enter the store without going in to the park.

Who is planning on attending? I am trying to work out my schedule but I hope to be there.

Dreamworld have said they will be sharing more details be for the opening so stay tuned.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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Myer are having another of their regular “Super Weekend” sales, and as usual there is a LEGO offer worth checking out.

From today (January 13th) until Sunday January 15th Myer are offering 20% off toys, including LEGO. Unfortunately this offer does exclude minifigures, so those of you looking to get cheap Batman Minifigures are out of luck.

You can check out their online listing of LEGO here.

The offer is also running on their eBay store but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any active offers for further discounts. As pointed out by Mike in the comments the code THANKS20 should get you a further $20 off you order if it is over $100. Thanks Mike.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Target

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Looks like we have another back to school catalogue with some sneaky LEGO sets in it. This offer from Target is fairly unimpressive, but there are a few small sets on sale.

These offers kick off today (January 12th) and run until Wednesday January 18th.

You can see the small list of sets below, or view the catalogue for yourself here.

 
Set #
Set Name
Theme
Price
Full RRP
Full RRP Discount
Discount %
60120Volcano Starter SetCity$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
60100Airport Starter SetCity$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
31043Chopper TransporterCreator$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
10721Iron Man vs. LokiJuniors$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70599Cole's DragonNinjago$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
10702Creative Building SetClassic$30.00$39.99$9.9925%
60128Police PursuitCity$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
10814Tow TruckDuplo$20.00$24.99$4.9920%
10558Number TrainDuplo$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60126Tire EscapeCity$7.00$9.99$2.9930%
60105Fire ATVCity$7.00$9.99$2.9930%
31041Construction VehiclesCreator$7.00$9.99$2.9930%
31040Desert RacersCreator$7.00$9.99$2.9930%

On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price On Selected Themes At Toys R Us

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I hope your new years resolution wasn’t to buy less LEGO, because it looks like the temptation of sales isn’t going to ease up at all this year.

Toys R Us have a new catalogue starting tomorrow (January 12th) and running until January 31st 2017. On offer is “Buy one, get one half price” on selected themes. Included themes are City, Duplo, Star Wars and Friends.

If you are buying two identically priced items that discount works out to 25%. If you are buying two differently priced items then the cheaper one will be half price obviously. There have been a few people caught out with this type of sale when buying 4 or more sets. You will need to do multiple transactions to maximise your discount.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here.

The ORTCo Awards – Vote For The Best of 2016

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Every year Australian LEGO retailer Outer Rim Trading Co runs the ORTCo Awards to discover the best set and theme of the year. It may be 2017 now but there is still time to vote for the 2016 awards.

I’ve heard from Outer Rim’s owner Michael that the race for theme of the year is still close.

Click here to vote for theme of the year, or click here to vote for set of the year.

Voting closes on January 15th 2017.

Brickvention 2017 This Weekend

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Melbourne LEGO fans are in for a treat this weekend with the return of one of Australia’s biggest LEGO shows – Brickvention 2017.

The show will be held on the weekend of January 14 and 15, 2017, at the Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria. Morning sessions are selling out quickly, but there are still plenty of sessions free. If you want to head along to the event you’ll need to buy your ticket online from trybooking.com

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children 4 – 14. Children 3 or under are free. Hardcore LEGO fans may be interested in the 2-day pass, which offers unrestricted access on both days. The 2-day pass is $42 for adults or $21 for children.

A special needs session will be taking place on Sunday 15th January. Places are limited for this session.

You can learn more about the event via the website, or the event page below.

 

On Sale: $15 Off For Every $75 Spent At Myer

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Myer’s stocktake sale continues with a new offer on LEGO. For every $75 you spend you’ll get $15 off.

If you run the numbers on this offer it may seem like a 20% off sale, but it’s a bit more lame than that. If you spend less than $75 and you don’t get a discount. If you spend anything other than multiples of $75 the discount percent goes down. For example if you spend $129.99 you will still only get $15 off (11.5% discount).

According to the website the offer excludes clearance and Minifigures.

This offer runs until 11.59pm AEDT Sunday January 29th.

You can view their online range here, or I have heard that this offer is in-store too.

Thanks to Michael for sharing this

Release Schedule For The First Half of 2017

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It’s a new year, which means a whole heap of new LEGO sets. Any LEGO fan will already know that while new sets show up online January 1st, they are released to stores in batches. The LEGO Retail catalogue is always how we know what sets are hitting stores when. You can’t view the catalogue online yet but it is available via the LEGO Catalogue app on iOS or Android.

Most of the sets we already knew about but there is a teaser promising Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sets in March.

I’ve gone through the catalogue in detail and added the release month to my database of set information. Below you’ll find a list of just under 150 sets and when you can expect to see them on store shelves. There are a few sets with no images or pricing on the LEGO site so there are a few gaps in the data. I regularly update my set database so as soon as I know those prices I will update accordingly.

For those who can’t see the table below here is a quick guide;

  • Disney Moana – January
  • Friends – January
  • City – January
  • Nexo Knights – January
  • Batman Collectable Minifigures – January
  • Star Wars – January
  • Classic – February
  • Duplo – February
  • Creator – February
  • DC Super Hero Girls – February
  • Ninjago – February
  • The LEGO Batman Movie – February
  • Disney Other – March
  • Elves – March
  • Technic – March
  • DC Comics Super Heroes – March
  • Marvel Super Heroes – March