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In Store Release Schedule For The Second Half Of 2014

2nd Half 2014 Catalogue

There are plenty of new LEGO sets on their way. We have got our hands on the latest retail catalogue and spent time going through all the various themes to work out when you can expect sets to show up in stores.

The retail catalogues don’t show exclusives or online only sets, just items that will be widely available. If there is something you are interested in that isn’t on the list let us know in the comments below and we will do our best to find out.

Most of these new sets are already available from LEGO’s online store, but the best way to get items on sale is to wait for the retail release.

Who Won Our LEGO Movie Blu-Ray Competition?


We would like to say a huge thanks to everybody who took the time to enter this competition. We really enjoyed reading through all of your awesome LEGO moments. Unfortunately there can only be 5 winners; and here they are, including their awesome LEGO moments.


Reliving childhood memories of playing lego as a late 20 year old and being able to afford any lego set without my parents permission :D


My awesome LEGO moment was when my English teacher gave me a blue permanent marker which has a yellow Lego lid. I use it all the time because it is awesome!


The morning my daughter got up to see the awesome Lego dolls house my husband and I had made her! Her face was priceless.


My husband and my daughter spend a whole day making me a Lego dinner! I came home from work and it was set and on the table! (Unfortunately – I still then had to make the real tea!)


When I discovered that the flat plates can connect orthogonally between the studs of other bricks. I had previously thought this was only possible by using a third piece, like the angular brick (407023).

We will be in touch shortly to organise delivery of your prize.

Greenpeace Take On LEGO Over Shell Partnership

LEGO City Arctic Featured

It will certainly come as no surprise to learn that Greenpeace has a problem with Shell. Environmental groups and oil companies are never usually in agreement, but now our favourite toy brand has been dragged in to the battle.

At Bricking Around we try and avoid topics that are known to cause comment sections to descend into chaos – such as politics – so we are going to do our best to keep this discussion factual. We don’t want to get into a climate change debate; that’s not what Bricking Around is about. It is also worth pointing out that this is a LEGO blog and our opinions are going to be somewhat biased. We will do our best to look at this objectively.

Ipswich Brick Event This Weekend

Ipswich Brick Event

LEGO fans in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas are in luck – The Ipswich Brick event is on again this weekend (12th and 13th July 2014). Organised by Brick Events it promises to be a great day out, based on the quality of previous events.

This year the event moves to a new venue closer the to centre of Ipswich. Be sure to check out all of the details on the event page.

Bricking Around should be heading along to this event, so if you are unable to make it be sure to come back next week to check for our review and photo gallery.

Final Design Of LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109 Revealed

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109

Following on from the earlier video teaser, LEGO has released a longer three minute video that shows us the final model for the Exo Suit set.

We are big fans of the original project, and it appears that the final model is just as epic. Of course an Exo Suit needs a pilot, and LEGO have been generous and provided not just one but two classic space style minifigures – in green! We are expecting this set to be a huge success.

Official set details (price, part count etc) are expected soon.

The image included above comes via the updated Ecto-1 instructions. The larger version can be found at Brickset.


On Sale: Buy 2, Get 1 Free At Myer

Myer logo

It seems that Myer love having toy sales. Even though their main sale runs until the 20th of July they have kicked off a new offer.

From July 2nd 2014 until Sunday July 6 2014 receive a 3rd toy for free when you 2 toys.

Don’t worry about the existing 20% offer – the Myer registers should automatically apply the best deal for you. These sales are a great way to pick up a lot of similar priced items, such as minifigures or the Series 2 Mixels.

More information can be found here (PDF link)

Win A Copy Of The LEGO Movie On Blu-Ray + Ultraviolet


The LEGO Movie is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray July 3rd 2014, and to help celebrate the folks at Roadshow Entertainment have provided 5 copies of The LEGO Movie on Blu-Ray + Ultraviolet for us to give away!

Reminder: Competition closes 12:00 PM AEST on 10/07/2014

So what do you have to do to win?
When it comes to The LEGO Movie everything is awesome, and at Bricking Around we love awesome things.

To enter all you have to do is tell us about an awesome LEGO moment using the form below

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit Teaser

Exo Suit Logo

It looks like some of Benny’s fellow space explorers have run into some trouble on a salvage mission.

Salvage team Alpha Zero Nine went looking for adventure. They may have found more than they bargained for…

This teaser video is part of the launch of the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit project, which is due to be officially unveiled later this month. We are really excited to see more of that classic space logo; with it featuring on Benny’s Spaceship, the VIP Spaceman promo and soon the Exo Suit. It’s great that LEGO is acknowledging part of their history that is loved by older LEGO fans.

LEGO Online Store – July Offers

We have two offers to bring you from the Australian online LEGO Store this month.

Firstly there is a VIP only offer that we can only describe as awesome. If you are interested in the Spaceman minifigure you will need to get in quick – this particular offer is only available for one week!

Click on either image to see that offer.

Free Classic Space Minifigure With Orders Over $45 – VIPs Only

LEGO VIP July Offer Classic Spaceman

Remember the days when you had the coolest LEGO Spaceship of all your friends? Well, for one week only you can relive them because we’re bringing back the iconic Spaceman minifigure and his trusty robot friend just for you as a VIP Member. Also included in this limited edition set is a booklet charting the progress of the Space minifigure since 1976, featuring fun pictures of some of the classic sets from the golden age of the LEGO Space theme!
Get it free with all purchases over $ 45 at LEGO® Stores and

Free Chima Frax Phoenix Flyer With Orders Over $45

LEGO July Offer Free Frax Phoenix Flyer


Your free LEGO® Legends of Chima™ Frax’ Phoenix Flyer will be automatically added to your shopping bag with orders of $45 or more. Available only through and LEGO Stores.

Channel 7 Giving Away Behind The Scenes LEGO Movie Tour

As part of a promotion to celebrate the release of The LEGO Movie on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia the Channel 7 news program Sunday Night is running a competition that we think will be popular with our readers.


One lucky winner (plus three guests) will be flown to Sydney and receive a two hour exclusive behind the scenes tour of Animal Logic at Fox Studios (the animation team behind The LEGO Movie).

There are also 50 LEGO Movie prize packs to give away. The packs include The LEGO movie on DVD , The LEGO Movie Welcome pack, The LEGO Movie Emmet key ring, Pyjama Emmet Minifigure and The LEGO Movie Awesome Adventures book.

To enter you have to upload a photo of your best LEGO creation. We think our readers have a good chance of coming out on top.

Click on the image above to enter the competition.

Via Sunday Night