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On Sale: 20% Off At Big W

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It’s been a little while since we have had a general 20% off sale at Big W, but it’s becoming a bit of an August tradition.

From tomorrow (August 3rd) Big W are offering 20% off all toys including LEGO. With their regular prices already lower than RRP the actual discount can work out to almost 30% off.

The sale runs until August 16th so you have plenty of time to get the stuff you are after.

If you are looking to grab some Ninjago Movie sets it’s certainly worth waiting until tomorrow. The fantastic looking 70618 Destiny’s Bounty set comes down to just $180, or 31% off RRP. For a new release set that’s a great price.

Canberra Brick Expo – August 11-13th

Canberra may be known as the home of Australian politics, but it’s also home to some amazing LEGO builders. Builders who will be putting their skills on display at this year’s Canberra Brick Expo.

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Brick Expo returns once again to  The Hellenic Club of Canberra in Woden.

After a successful schedule change last year, this year’s show will also run over three days: Fri 11th August 2017, 1:30pm to 6:00pm; Sat 12th August 2017, 9:00am to 6:00pm; and Sun 13th August 2017, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

There is also an adults only cocktail party on Saturday night.

Tickets are $6 for children and concession card holders and $12 for adults. There are two different family ticket options available – Family A (1 Adult + 3 Children) for $24.00 and Family B (2 Adults + 2 Children) for $30.00.

Tickets must be pre-purchased online from Trybooking.

Brick Expo is a not-for-profit event – all proceeds will assist the show’s major charity partner PaTCH to purchase much needed medical equipment for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or the Brick Expo website. I’ve also included the ad for the show below too.

Christmas In July – Free LEGO Snowglobe

Yes, I know it’s the end of July but LEGO have just gone live with their Christmas in July promotion.

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Spend $120 or more on LEGO between July 28th to 31st 2017 and this cute Christmas set will be added to your order.

Here are the terms for this offer: LEGO® Snowglobe (40223) is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com from 28th July 2017 until 31st July 2017, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $120 in LEGO merchandise only. One LEGO Snowglobe (40223) per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. It cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. It is not available for purchase. Offer is not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

This promotion will also not be available at the Dreamworld store.

Thanks to Richie for the heads up.

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

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This Saturday is, according to Myer, another Super Saturday! I’m not sure how that is determined but I’m not going to question them because LEGO is on sale.

The sale kicks off in-store tomorrow (July 29th) only, or you can get in early online from today. On offer is 20% off when you buy two or more toys. This offer isn’t just LEGO so if you really wanted to you could get a LEGO set and something else to trigger the saving.

Unfortunately the cheapest option – LEGO Minifigures – are excluded.

I did a quick check and you should still be able to add the Myer anniversary codes for a further discount. 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.

You can view their full LEGO range here.

On Sale: Shopforme Having Huge LEGO Sale

Melbourne based online and physical retailer Shopforme have quite regular blitz sales with a specific theme or set on sale. The email that they sent out today however is a little different – there is a heap of stuff on sale, and some of it up to 40% off. There is no information about when these sale prices end.

You can see all of the offers for yourself via the online copy of their email here.

Here are a few of the highlights…

40% Off City

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Their entire City range is 40% off, including the new Jungle sets.

30% Off Nexo Knights

Nexo Knights Save 30

 

30% Off Technic

Technic Save 30

You can see the individual sets that are on sale in the table below.

On Sale: Up To 40% Off At Cheeky Toys

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I got an email late last night from Cheeky Toys sharing details of a sale that should be worth checking out.

Cheeky Toys are clearing out their old stock with discounts of 20 – 40% off. The sale has no specific set end date, but will run for at least two weeks (or until stock is sold out).

There is a huge range of sets available, including newly released ones. There should be something for everyone.

You can view the full LEGO range here. Please note that the discount varies by set.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer, 28% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Myer – I love that they have so many sales, but hate that they never seem to have much information about those sales.

This latest offer is one of those examples; right now the Myer online store has 20% off all LEGO.

I’m not sure when this ends, I don’t know whether it is in-store or online only and I am not aware of any exclusions. The Assembly Square is included in the sale so it doesn’t seem to exclude Creator Expert.

UPDATE: Over on the Bricking Around Facebook page Andrew reminded me about the Myer anniversary codes that should get you some extra discount. 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.

Hopefully Myer will publish some more information soon. These Wednesday sales usually run until 11:59 PM on Sunday.

eBay 28% Off

As expected the Myer eBay store is also showing the 20% off prices. With the addition of code COZZIE you can get a further 10% off, bringing the total discount to 28%. Note that there is a $30 minimum spend on that code.

View the Myer eBay LEGO range here.

Thanks to Chris for the heads up about this sale.

New Ninjago Movie Trailer Reveals An Unexpected Threat

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We already know that Garmadon is the main villain of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but this new trailer reveals what could be an even bigger threat to Ninjago City.

I don’t want to spoil it here so I suggest you watch for yourself below.

This new trailer was shown the the crowd at the Comic-Con panel for the film.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is released here September 21st, which unlike the previous LEGO Movies is not delayed. Australia will actually be one of the first places in the world to see it.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the trailer.

LEGO Giving Away SDCC Exclusives On Twitter

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Every year there is a fierce debate about the exclusives given away by LEGO at San Diego Comic-Con, but regardless of what any of us fans in Australia think the give away is happening again with some interesting items.

There is the strange Deadpool Duck minifigure, the Vixen minifigure from Legends of Tomorrow and two different pairs of BrickHeadz (Supergirl & Martian Manhunter, Spiderman and Venom). I’ve include pictures of those at the end of the article.

If, like me, you aren’t attending the event you may be interested to know that LEGO seem to be running the usual Twitter promotion to give away some of these exclusives. Now would be a great time to join Twitter if you haven’t already.

The first competition is already live, and more are likely to appear over the next few days. Entry is as simple as retweeting a specific tweet. I’ve embedded that first one below.

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

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Following on from yesterday’s 20% off sale at selected sellers, eBay have now sent out an offer that is more widely applicable – unfortunately it’s only 10% off.

Using the code PLENTY you can reduce all your eBay purchases by 10%, up to a maximum discount of $300. This offer runs from today (July 21st) until July 23rd but you can only use the code twice.

Check out the details of the 20% off sale before using the 10% one, as you might be able to save more.

Head on over to eBay to look around, but always check the price that you are paying before the discount as eBay is an open marketplace where people can charge whatever they want.

Here are some quick links to the various stores eBay shops; Myer eBayTarget eBayBig W eBayToys R Us eBay [Use code PLAYING for 20% at Toys R Us]