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The Hogwarts Express Is Going To Be Delayed

What is it with trains and long annoying delays?

It seems that 75955 Hogwarts Express was originally destined to be a Toys R Us exclusive. With Toys R Us coming to a close it means that we won’t see a retail release of the Hogwarts Express until November, and then it seems only at specialty toy stores.

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This information comes from Outer Rim Trading Co, one of those specialty retailers that will eventually be stocking the set.

Buying this set directly from LEGO online may be an alternative, although at $139.99 you’ll need to spend more to get to the $200 free shipping threshold. The set will be released online here at some time tomorrow.

Both the Dreamworld Certified Store and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne should also have stock of this set.

Celebrate World Friendship Day With LEGO At Westfield Parramatta

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In celebration of International Friendship Day on the 30th of July, LEGO Friends will be building the world’s largest LEGO heart at Westfield Parramatta on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of July (10am to 6pm daily).

Kids and families are invited to help Australia’s Master Builder Ryan McNaught build this heart by making their own miniature LEGO hearts and adding them to the giant heart. The completed heart will be on display at Westfield Parramatta for International Friendship Day itself on the 30th of July.

Visitors will also have the chance to do a ‘heart mission’, pledging promises of friendship as well as sharing their friendship stories. There are also LEGO heart necklaces to create and bring home plus a free play area for kids.

Sabre Norris will be attending the event on Sunday the 29th between 11am-3pm to help finish of the heart and meet and greet all those attending.

You can learn more about the event here.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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Myer are back with another Super Saturday. On offer is 25% off most LEGO.

The sale kicks off online today (Friday July 27th) and is in-store and online tomorrow.

Unfortunately Myer are still rolling out some exclusions: Creator Expert, Ideas, 75192 Millennium Falcon and 75159 Death Star.

At least they are no longer excluding Jurassic World and Solo sets.

You can view their full online range here.

Extra 5% off via eBay

If the Myer eBay store happens to have the set you are looking for you can get an extra 5% off with the code PENNY5.

View the eBay range here.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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Big W has a new catalogue out with a few modest discounts.

A lot of the items are price drops or advertising a regular price but some are in fact limited time discounts. The sale prices run from today (July 26th) until August 8th.

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here, or view the list below. Items marked with an asterisk are the ones on sale just for the catalogue period.

Thanks to Pascal for reminding me about this sale.

71043 Hogwarts Castle Is 6020 Pieces of Magic

Did you think we’d seen all we were going to see from the return of Harry Potter? Chances are you didn’t see this coming – a 6020 piece microscale Hogwarts Castle.

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No official announcement yet but hopefully now that LEGO have uploaded these images more information will be released soon.

Update

Australian RRP confirmed at $649.99 with a release date of September 1st.

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The set features a huge lineup of microscale figures, as well as minifigure versions of the original Hogwarts house founders.

Check out the full image gallery below. No Australian pricing at this stage.

Voltron Now Available For VIPs

Are you a LEGO VIP (Very Important Paladin)? If so you can grab your 21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron set right now.

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Grab yours here.

Thanks to James for letting me know it is live.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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It’s time for a surprise one day offer from Myer. For today only they are offering 25% off most LEGO.

Unfortunately there are still the usual exceptions; Creator Expert, Ideas, Death Star and UCS Falcon.

The website doesn’t specifically say if this offer is online only or in-store too. It should be in-store.

You can view their online range here.

Extra 5% off via eBay

Using the code PENNY5 you should get an extra 5% off via the Myer eBay store.

View the eBay range here.

Competition: Win A Police Officer or Pug

Could this be the biggest giveaway to ever hit Bricking Around? Well no, not really. BUT STILL – I have two prizes that you may not have been able to find yourself.

One winner will get to pick between: A series 18 Police Officer Minifigure or a 30542 Cute Pug polybag. A runner up will receive the remaining item.

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How do you enter? Just fill in the form below for your chance to win. Entries close July 31st at 10:00 AM AEST.

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Officially Released

After a series of teasers the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set has been officially announced – and you can buy one right now.

In an interesting move LEGO have announced this set and made it available to VIPs immediately.

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I am probably not the best person to offer an opinion on the set. I’m not a Bond fan and I’m not a car fan either. Having said that I think the features that they have built in are awesome. The set features a working ejector seat, as well as some of Q’s other additions.

If you are a Bond fan or a fan of the DB5 I’d love to know your thoughts.

You can grab your set here for $209.99 if you are a LEGO VIP.

Check out the full image gallery and set details below.

Amazon Prime Day Is Today

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Today is the first Amazon Prime Day since the launch of Amazon Australia.

If you are a Prime member (or sign up for the 30 day free trial) you will get access to deals for the next day.

I don’t know how good the LEGO deals will be but there seems to be a few that are going to pop up.

The first LEGO offer I can see is the Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set for $53.99, which is a great price considering the set has a $89.99 RRP. You can grab yours here, but be aware that the deal is currently 41% claimed. This deal ends in 5 hours.

There is also a deal on LEGO Boost launching in 18 minutes.

If you want to keep track of the LEGO deals this link should show the active offers. Keep refreshing during the day for new deals as they pop up.

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