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On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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Myer are having another Super Saturday sale. I’m still not sure how they determine whether a Saturday is super or regular but I’m not complaining.

On offer is 20% off toys, including almost all LEGO. This offer is online now or in-store tomorrow (Saturday June 23rd) only.

They already had 20% off a lot of themes but this will be good for those sets that weren’t covered.

Unfortunately there are still some exclusions: Clearance,  Creator Expert, Ideas, Millennium Falcon & Death Star. Edit: Looks like Creator Expert and Ideas are included.

You can view their online range here.

Extra 5% off via eBay

If the Myer eBay store has something that you are after you will be able to get an extra 5% off with the code PULL5.

View the eBay range here.

App users: I can’t seem to link to search results for a specific seller. Sorry.

LEGO Masters TV Show Looking For Contestants

Television company Endemol Shine Australia got in touch with me earlier today with some exciting news.

The LEGO Masters TV show is coming to Australia and they are casting teams right now.

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If you are unfamiliar with the show it features teams of two builders working together to create some amazing creations.

You can check out the trailer for the UK version below.

Teams fall under one of three categories – Two Minors, Adult & Minor or Two Adults.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Teams of two who are talented LEGO builders from all backgrounds around Australia.
Examples of teams: Father/Daughter, Mother/son, Grandmother/Grandson, Siblings, Work Mates, Uni Friends or Cousins.

RULES:
Australian residents or Citizens
You must be available for one (possibly two) days between the 6th August – 3rd September 2018 for a potential audition with Producers.

You must be available for approx. 10-12 weeks for the shoot. At this stage, shooting will take place between October and December 2018.

If you want to be the first winner of LEGO Masters Australia you can find the application form at https://legocasting.com.au/

Toys R Us Australia To Close

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The Toys R Us brand has had a dark cloud over it since the US arm first announced they were filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy back in September 2017. As we know the US didn’t recover and has now closed all stores. The same fate befell other countries shortly after.

Now, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the company,  all Australian stores will now be closing.

Regardless of how you feel about the company this is sad news – over 700 staff will be made redundant. Less competition is also bad for consumers.

The online store will be taken offline tomorrow and open online orders will be delivered to customers in cases where they have paid in full and stock is available. Gift cards must be used by July 5th, but in order to do so you will have to spend the equivalent amount yourself. For example to use a $50 gift card your purchase will need to be at least $100. Lay-bys will also be honoured until July 5th.

Toys R Us was home to several exclusive LEGO sets, with more that were scheduled for June. I have spoken to LEGO Australia about these but as of now there is no official statement on what will be happening in regards to these sets. As soon as I know more I will share that information with you.

There is likely to be liquidation sales happening soon and I will do my best to share those with you as they happen.

On Sale: Extra 20% Off Myer’s Toy Sale Prices via eBay

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The Myer 2018 Toy Sale starts online and in-store today. That also means that sale prices are now live on the Myer eBay store. That may not sound that interesting until you remember that there is a 20% off code that is still active until 11:59 PM tomorrow night.

Enter the code PICK20MYER at checkout and you’ll get the extra discount.

Not every set is on sale but those that are have a red price. With a few themes with a flat 20% off there may be something worth checking out.

The PICK20MYER code is single use and expires 11:59 PM AEST on June 20th.

View the eBay range here.

(App friendly link)

Thanks to Adam for the information.

2018 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Myer

Toy Sale Retailer Myer

Period: June 19 – July 22 2018

Big Ticket Items: Downtown Diner, Assembly Square, Taj Mahal, Ship in a Bottle, Saturn V

Christmas Lay-by: Unknown

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My have released details of their 2018 Toy Sale and in general it can probably be summed up by saying that it’s all the stuff they’d been excluding from their previous sales.

There are three Creator Experts sets; Downtown Diner for $199.99, Assembly Square for $349.95 and Taj Mahal for $449.95. There is also three Ideas sets; Saturn V for $149, Ship in a Bottle for $99.99 and Old Fishing Store for $219.95.

As well as the items featured in the catalogue there are a few theme offers:

  • 20% off LEGO City
  • 20% off Star Wars
  • 20% off Duplo
  • 20% off Friends
  • 20% off Jurassic World

You can see the list of sets in the catalogue below.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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Myer are having a LEGO Day with 25% off most of their LEGO range. I say most because there are quite a few exclusions.

Not included in the 25% off is Clearance, Han Solo Star Wars, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Creator Expert, Ideas, Death Star and Hot Price Lego.

Everything else should be 25% off. This is a one day only sale so discount prices will be valid until 11:59 PM AEST.

You can view their full LEGO listing here.

40% off via Myer’s eBay store

Myer is also offering 25% off most of their eBay range too. With the addition of the code PICK20MYER you can get 20% off the already reduced prices for a total of 40% off.

The PICK20MYER code is valid until June 20th, but the 25% off will end tonight.

View the Myer eBay range here.

App friendly link.

Thanks to everybody who emailed or messaged me about this sale.

2018 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Big W

Toy Sale Retailer Big W

Period: June 21 – July 11 2018

Big Ticket Items: Hulkbuster

Christmas Lay-by: Yes

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After pictures of their 2018 Toy Sale catalogue started showing up on various sites Big W have surprisingly pulled the trigger today and released the actual catalogue online for everybody.

There are 80 sets featured and it’s a very broad mix of themes.

The big new exclusive for this year is 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, which may not have the same level of impact as previous years exclusives but it is still something that you won’t find at every retailer.

Once again in 2018 Big W is doing a 10% price beat offer. If you find a lower advertised price on a product Big W will beat it by 10%. The catch is that you can only match in-store prices, so no Amazon matching.

You can view the full list of sale sets below. The table is searchable and sortable.

Note that these lists are always based on RRP rather than Big W’s regular pricing. The discounts may be different from what the catalogue says.

Warning: Possible Disruptions

Just wanted to give a quick warning that Bricking Around will be moving to a new web host over the next few days. Hopefully everything will transfer across but there may be issues. Be sure to keep an eye on the Bricking Around Facebook page for updates on any issues.

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New Customers Can Get $20 Off At Amazon Australia

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I just managed to get myself a great deal and wanted to share the details with you.

Thanks to a tip from a friend I managed to get a 31084 Pirate Roller Coaster for $69 delivered.

How? Amazon has lowered the price of the set to match Kmart at $89, and new customers can get a $20 credit by using the code AMAZON20.

The code will only work if you spend more than $79 and haven’t purchased from Amazon before. If you have been thinking about trying them out then $20 is a good incentive.

It certainly seems that Amazon is starting to be a bit more aggressive with pricing, for example lowering prices to match other retailers. I know I’ll be checking them out more often from now. They have good prices on 42078 Mack Anthem and 17101 Boost Creative Toolbox at the moment.

You can see the full range sold by Amazon Australia here.

Amazon AU Cheap Coaster Order

BrisBricks Strathpine Expo This Weekend

It’s that time of the year again when Brisbane LEGO Fans migrate North for the BrisBricks Strathpine Expo.

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Taking place this weekend (June 9 & 10) the event will feature amazing creations from talented local builders. The show will also have

  • Interactive LEGO displays
  • Stacks of LEGO and LEGO related products on sale
  • Competitions, prizes and raffles
  • Special visits and photo opportunities with Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion Redback Garrison

The event is just $8 for adults and $4 for children. You do need to purchase your tickets online beforehand.

You can learn more about the event via Facebook