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Brickman Shows On These School Holidays

During these school holidays Ryan McNaught has two different shows running on opposite sides of the country. Here are the details of both.

Wonders of The World – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – June 22 to July 30

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Explore world famous landmarks with more than 50 awe-inspiring models on display at the ‘Wonders of the World’ exhibition. You can take a hands-on educational journey through history, learning about each attraction. You can even put your own building skills to the test in the master builder zones and help with some of the model making.

Tickets: Adult (17+) $32.00, Junior (4-16) $22.50, Concession $24.00, Family (2A+2J or 1A+3J) $85.00. Children under 3 free. Available via http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WONDERS16

 

The Brickman Experience - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – June 24 to July 9

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Brickman Experience features a collection of individual works by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan McNaught. Build your own LEGO® masterpieces in the interactive builder zones and see a range of models made up from more than 5 million LEGO® bricks including his biggest ever LEGO ® Star Wars X-wing, a model Airbus A380, a quarter scale LEGO® Ferrari and the world’s largest LEGO® flower.

Tickets: Adults (17+) $32.00, Junior (4-16) $21.00, Concession $25.00, Family (A2+J2 / A1+J3) $85.00. Children under 3 free. Available via http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BRICKMAN16

Ninjago Movie Minifigure Series Revealed

Over the last few days the LEGO NINJAGO Facebook page has been revealing the full lineup of 20 minifigures that will form the LEGO Ninjago Movie series.

Rather than posting each batch as they were revealed I have waited so that I can post them all for you in one post. You can find a gallery of all 20 at the end of the article.

Garmadon

Ninjago Movie Minifigures Garmadons

There are three different versions of Garmadon included in the set. First up is Flashback Garmadon; obviously this minifigure appears in a flashback scene. The brown suit with yellow shirt is great as is the printed tile with a picture of a volcano.

Next up is Volcano Garmadon; the printed volcano pyjamas are fantastic as is the oriental bowl in sand green.

Finally there is a “regular” Garmadon, as he is likely to appear for most of the film.

Lloyd

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As the main protagonist there are two versions of Lloyd – Lloyd Garmadon with his green hoodie and beautifully printed bowl, and a version just called Lloyd, this time in his ninja attire and featuring blueprints for a dragon.

The rest of the ninja crew

Ninjago Movie Minifigures Ninja Crew

There are variants of the other ninja and Master Wu. Cole with a boombox and AC DC inspired shirt. Jay Walker with a selfie stick and great orange scarf element. Kai Kendo with two Kendo sticks and optional mask. Zane in a wintery outfit. Nya with two wooden training swords. And finally Master Wu with a box of corn flakes.

Shark Army

Ninjago Movie Minifigures Shark Army

There are several members of the shark army included. Shark Army General #1 with scaly blue outfit and pink drink, Shark Army Angler with a mace and awesome angler fish headpiece, Shark Army Octopus again with a great headpiece and Shark Army Great White with burn marks on his outfit and a flat battery headpiece.

Ninjago City Citizens

Ninjago Movie Minifigures Citizens

All of the remaining figures are great. There is the Sushi Chef, Gong & Guitar Rocker, GPL Tech, Misako (Lloyd’s mum) and the absolutely wonderful looking N-POP Girl.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer When You Buy 2 or More

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It looks like this online offer started a few days ago and I totally missed it. Luckily there are still a few days left to get in on the offer.

Until 11:59pm AEST on June 25th you can get 20% off LEGO when you buy two or more items.

Unfortunately this seems to exclude any of the items already on sale – like Assembly Square.

You should be able to get some further discounts with one of the anniversary codes. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

Again, this is an online only offer.

You can view the full online LEGO range here.

On Sale: 15% Off At Outer Rim Trading Co For Brisbane Customers

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Here’s an offer just for Bricking Around readers in Brisbane – locally based online retailer Outer Rim Trading Co are offering 15% off all of their in-stock LEGO products (excluding gift cards) when you opt for the pick-up option.

That means you save on postage and get a discount.

To take advantage of this offer enter the code PICKUP15 at checkout and be sure to select the pickup option.

This offer ends Wednesday June 28th 2017.

Competition: Win A 42065 RC Tracked Racer Set

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Due to a mix-up I received another 42065 RC Tracked Racer set this week, and as tempting as it was to build it have races I have instead decided to share the LEGO Technic fun with one lucky reader.

How do you win? I had a blast testing out the set with a series of challenges, but there were some things that I didn’t test. In 25 words or less let me know what challenge you’d like to put the RC Tracked Racer through – it can be a crazy stunt or important performance test.

The most interesting answer will win the set. Before you enter you may want to check out the RC Tracked Racer Challenge video, or my review of the set.

Introducing 70620 Ninjago City

The LEGO Facebook page has released details of an absolutely epic and completely unexpected new set from the Ninjago Movie.

70620 Ninjago City

70620 Ninjago City

At 4867 pieces this multi-level masterpiece is the third largest LEGO set ever produced and by far the biggest Ninjago set.

This set is absolutely packed with incredibly details and styling. The aesthetic is a wonderful blend of modern and classical Japanese-esque design.

The bottom level features translucent blue and green elements to create water. There is also a traditional fish market with fish and crab elements. A house with multiple rooms is also included on this level.

The second level features a fashion store, construction site and a comic book store. The star of level two may just be the crab restaurant with a brick-built crab entrance sign and a crab-grilling function.

Level three includes a radio tower and a rooftop sushi bar with a working sushi conveyor belt. Lloyd’s apartment is also included on this level.

There are an incredible 16 minifigures in this set Jay, Kai and Lloyd Garmadon (each with new-for-August-2017 high school outfit decoration), Green Ninja Suit, Misako, Jamanakai Villager, Sally, Ivy Walker, Konrad, Severin Black, Tommy, Guy, Juno, Mother Doomsday, Shark Army Gunner and Officer Noonan, plus Sweep the maintenance robot. A highlight would have to be the Galidor printed torso – a great reference for LEGO fans in the know.

There are so many details I urge you to check out the full set description and gallery of over 30 images below.

This set has an Australian RRP of $499.99 and will be available September 1st.

On Sale: 15% Off At eBay

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eBay are having a series of offers every Wednesday night in June. Tonight’s offer is a fairly decent 15% off site-wide.

To take advantage of this offer you will need to use the code CHAOS at checkout.

There is a minimum spend of $75 to qualify for the offer.

The sale runs from 5:00 PM until 11:59 PM today (June 21st 2017) only.

Head over to eBay now to take advantage of the offer

Or here are some quick links to specific retailers;

On Sale: 40% Off At Twoscoops

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It seems that online retailer Twoscoops are trying to steal some of that sweet toy sale revenue from the major stores with an impressive 40% off sale.

The sale is on now and the website states that this is “while stocks last” so I’m not sure of an exact end date.

A lot of stock is already sold out but there are still sets available.

40% off is a rare discount so it’s certainly worth checking out.

You can view their LEGO range here.

Thanks to Sergio for telling me about this.

Big W Toy Sale Starts Today Online

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Big W have decided to mix things up and start their 2017 toy sale early online. The sale prices are all active right now.

If you are looking to do a Christmas lay-by you will need to head in-store, but the Afterpay option is available online. The in-store sale doesn’t kick off until Thursday June 22nd.

There doesn’t seem to be a direct link to just the sale items but you can view their LEGO range here.

To make it a little easier to see what is on sale I’ve included the sale set list again below for you.

2017 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Toys R Us

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Period: June 21 – July 11 2017

Big Ticket Items: Several exclusive sets

Christmas Lay-by: Yes

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Toys R Us VIP members got a surprise in their inboxes this afternoon with the Toys R Us toy sale catalogue being made available. You won’t find this on the Toys R Us website just yet, but the link above should work.

It seems that this year Toys R Us are focusing on highlighting sets exclusive to them, and as a result the discounts aren’t amazing.

You can check out the full list of sale items below. Some quick notes about the table; there are some Friends sets listed at $12 and marked with ^ – these are part of a two for $24 offer. Separately they are full RRP. Also any item marked [VIP] is a price for VIP members. VIP membership is free to join so it’s more of a technicality than a restriction.

Toys R Us are only matching prices not offering to beat them.