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Official Logo For Upcoming Cuusoo Exo Suit

Exo Suit

It’s not an official announcement, but here is a little more information on the upcoming LEGO Cuusoo Exo Suit set.

Tim Johnson from New Elementary, a blog which usually focuses on new LEGO parts, has been involved in a team helping LEGO finalise the design and packaging of this upcoming set. The post is full of really interesting insights into the way LEGO is working with the community on this project. We still don’t have the final design, but we do have an awesome logo…

Exo Suit Logo

We love that the logo features such a prominent reference to the classic space sets.

You can check out the full story over on New Elementary. It’s a fascinating look into LEGO’s process for this set. http://www.newelementary.com/2014/04/cuusoo-exo-suit-logo.html

 

Help Build World’s Largest Darth Vader Model

LEGO Star Wars

SYDNEY IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR SIDE THIS MAY THE 4TH

LEGO® Master Builder Calls On Sydney-siders To Help Build World’s Largest Darth Vader™ Model from LEGO Bricks

This May the 4th weekend, Jedi and LEGO® fans alike are invited to come together and celebrate the world of LEGO® Star Wars™ with a building event like no other.

US LEGO Master Builder, Dan Steininger, will land in Sydney to join Australia’s own LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught, in an attempt to build the world’s largest model of Darth Vader™ from LEGO bricks.

Taking place at Westfield Penrith from Saturday May 3rd to Sunday May 4th, Dan and Ryan will be calling on members of the public to help them build the huge model of Darth Vader. Set to scale at close to 4m
in height and using more than a quarter of a million LEGO bricks, the model will be one of the biggest ever seen in Australia.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, as fans will be invited to choose their side, like Anakin, as Dan and Ryan also build a giant model of the Jedi Grand Master himself, Yoda, made from LEGO bricks, standing over
2m in height.

In addition, there will be exciting new sets from the extensive LEGO Star Wars range on display. Over the two days, there will also be Star Wars trivia and LEGO speed building challenges offering plenty of
prizes for everyone.

So come dressed as your favourite Star Wars character for the chance to win a LEGO Star Wars goodie bag, or just bring the power of the Force with you to join in on all the fun… and May the 4th be with you!

WHAT: LEGO Star Wars Building Challenge
WHY: To celebrate Star Wars day (May the 4th) and the launch of the 2014 LEGO Star Wars collection, LEGO fans of all ages have the chance to assist in the building of a giant model of the Dark Leader Darth Vader and the Jedi Grand Master himself, Yoda.
WHEN: May 3rd, 10am to 5pm
May 4th, 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Centre Court, Westfield Penrith – 585 High St, Penrith NSW 2750
COST: Free

Action Bill – A LEGO Stop Motion Movie

We received an email from one of the producers of this LEGO stop motion video and wanted to share it with our readers. The team behind this video have done a great job and the end result is a really high quality stop motion film.

William Shatner travels back to Elizabethan England in a giant robot to destroy William Shakespeare. Patrick Stewart beams in to the rescue and must team up with Action Bill to defeat the ShatnerBot.

Everyone at AMAA Productions put a lot of love and effort in creating this LEGO stop motion short film. We had 14 days of production to animate a 5:07 film and had no idea what we were in for.

4700ish frames later and we started stitching the pictures together and adding laser beams, smoke, fire, explosions, and more to produce a film that we are really proud of.

We hope you enjoy watching Action Bill as much as we did making it :)

Thanks to Dustin for sharing this. We are always on the look-out for great LEGO related projects. If you are doing something cool or have built something you think we should see then get in touch!

On Sale: Buy Two, Get One Free At Myer

Buy 2 Get 1 Free Myer April

It’s school holiday time, which usually means there is at least one LEGO sale on.

The first offer to start is one from Myer; Buy any 2 toys, and receive a third one for free!

If you are buying three items priced the same, that works out as a 33% saving.

The offer is on now (April 9 2014) and runs until Sunday 13th of April.

You can view the details of the offer here (PDF Link)

Thanks to Andrew and whirlpool user Alien24 for sharing this offer

Meet Emmet At EB Games Stores

Emmet EBGames

Emmet, the star of The LEGO Movie, isn’t just hitting up McDonald’s stores. He is also going to make an appearance at select EB Games stores across the country to celebrate the release of The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Here are the details from the EB website.

The LEGO Movie Videogame is almost upon us and Emmet is hitting the road to celebrate its arrival!

Emmet will be heading into EB stores across Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria for a Meet and Greet – check the list below for times and locations.

Customers who go to Meet and Greet stores on the day will also score bonus double carrots when buying the LEGO Movie videogame!

Check out all the stores included here

The LEGO Movie Happy Meals Now Available At McDonald’s

The LEGO Movie Happy Meal Cups

Now that The LEGO Movie is out in Australian cinemas we are getting some of the promotions that were seen in other parts of the world.

First up is The LEGO Movie Happy Meal toys. There are 8 different character cups available with the Happy Meal website indicating that there will be different cups available each week.

For those of you who don’t like the idea of buying at least 8 Happy Meals, the cups can be purchased separately for $2 each.

There is also a few other bits and pieces, including a great competition.

Win a trip to LEGOLAND© California Resort and an exclusive session with a LEGOLAND Master Model Builder.

All entries bust be received by last mail on the 8th of May 2014. Open to Australian residents 12 year or younger who, in the event they are a winner, are able to participate in the major prize.

Meet Emmet At Your Local McDonald’s Store

Emmet, the star of The LEGO Movie will be appearing at select McDonald’s stores during April. You can find a full list of stores, dates and times here http://www.happymeal.com.au/en_AU/downloads/Meet_The_Lego_Movie.pdf

The LEGO Movie Activity Sheet

Available on the Happy Meal website, you can download and print out this free activity sheet. It includes a word puzzle, maze and a blank Minifigure outline so you can draw yourself as a Minifigure.
http://www.happymeal.com.au/en_AU/downloads/activitysheet.pdf

All information via http://www.happymeal.com.au/

Finally! The LEGO Movie In Australian Cinemas Today

The wait is finally over! The LEGO Movie is in Australian cinemas today.

In case you missed it, our spoiler free review is here 

There are also quite a few cinemas offering extra’s for people seeing the movie. Here are all the deals we know about so far.

Event Cinemas

The LEGO Movie 3D MasksThose seeing the film in 3D will also receive a LEGO Movie mask to attach to their 3D glasses.

Event Puzzle Cup

They also have a candy bar deal including a LEGO Movie Puzzle cup. We tried to find a larger image but couldn’t track one down.

Hoyts

Hoyts LEGO Movie CupHoyts are offering a LEGO Movie logo cup as part of their candy bar offerings. They are also encouraging people to take photos with their cups

Thirsty? Purchase your very own LEGO MOVIE cup & show us how you use it! Upload your pics to #HoytsAustralia and be part of our LEGO album!http://bit.ly/HOYTSLegoMovie

Hoyts Activity Book

They are also offering a free activity book to those who see the movie before the 6th of April

Village Cinemas

Village Win Trip To Sydney LEGO

Village are giving away the chance to win a trip to Sydney to meet the animators of the film. Click here for details

We have also heard reports that they are giving away The LEGO Movie Polybags as part of a candy bar deal, but we couldn’t find this online. If you spot this deal take a photo and get in touch.

If you spot any other deals and offers let us know so we can share them.

On Sale – Myer LEGO Sale, Competition And Giveaway

Myer Toy Heroes April 2014

Looks like there is a lot happening at Myer this month.

As part of their Toy Heroes sale, they are reducing the prices on a variety of LEGO sets including The LEGO Movie sets. Most of the featured sets are reduced by 20%.

They are also running a pretty amazing competition and have a LEGO Movie related giveaway that is available in-store and online.

The Sale
The sale is on now, and runs until 27th April 2014. The deals are available online and in-store. Click here for the catalogue, or here to view the offers online. We have a list of the sets reduced below.

 

The Competition
Myer are also giving away the chance to meet LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught.

WIN AN AFTERNOON WITH THE BRICKMAN
For your chance to WIN AN AFTERNOON FOR TWO LEARNING BUILDING SECRETS WITH RYAN MCNAUGHT (AKA ‘THE BRICKMAN’) – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CERTIFIED LEGO PROFESSIONAL. Simply purchase any LEGO building set and present your MYER one Card at your favourite Myer store or online at myer.com.au to go into the draw. Looking for a more rewarding way to buy this? Click Myer Visa Card to find out more.

The Giveaway
Spend $75 or more on LEGO in one transaction you will receive a set of 5 limited edition LEGO Movie collector cards.

Myer LEGO Movie Card Giveaway

Tonight On SBS2 Show ‘The Feed’ – A Story About AFOLs UPDATED

The Feed SBS2

SBS2 show The Feed will tonight feature a story about Adult Fans of LEGO.

Dean Niclasen and Shelly Timson are bonded by their passion for Lego and there are 25,000 Adult Fans of Lego just like them across Australia. The Feed goes inside the world of Adult Fans of Lego to see what keeps people playing with those little plastic blocks.

We look forward to seeing how the Australian AFOL world is presented.

The show will air tonight (April 1st 2014) at 7:30 PM on SBS2

Update: For those of you who missed this, the video is now available on YouTube

http://www.sbs.com.au/thefeed/blog/2014/03/31/adult-fans-lego-why-lego-fun-any-age

Via http://whrl.pl/RdVZjO

On Sale – 20% Off LEGO At David Jones

David Jones LOGO

David Jones is currently offering 20% off LEGO toys. It looks like this offer is running both online and in-store.

The sale is scheduled to end on the 13th of April 2014.

Details of the offer here or you can click here to see their online LEGO deals