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First Look At 71006 The Simpsons House

The Eurobricks forum has uncovered the first image of 71006 The Simpsons House.

LEGO 71006 Simpsons House

The set looks seriously impressive, with 2523 pieces and 6 Minifigures (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and even Flanders). With a high part count and licensed theme expect this set to be expensive.

It is a somewhat pleasant surprise that all of the main characters from the show are available in a single set. Recent themes such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles required buying multiple sets just to get all 4 turtles. Fans of The Simpsons who don’t normally collect LEGO will be able to get this set as a standalone product.

No details on release date or price for this set yet, but we will keep you informed.

Via http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=85449&st=650#entry1782844

LEGO Movie Sets Now Available

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While Australia is one of the last countries in the world to get the actual LEGO Movie (boo!) it looks like we are one of the first to get the LEGO Movie tie-in sets.

The best news is that these sets look quite well priced. Our advice would probably be to hold off buying these sets from LEGO Online directly; we are expecting a lot of marketing for this movie so LEGO is going to want these sets in as many stores as possible. Chances are none of these are going to be hard to find. If you can wait for one of the frequent 20% off sales we have been having then the decent RRPs on these sets become even better value.

If you can’t wait for the retail release you can buy all of these sets from http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/THE-LEGO-MOVIE-ByTheme

Read more for all of the official prices. 

LEGO Curiosity Rover 21104 Priced For Australia

21104 LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

The LEGO Online store has been updated, and 21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover is now available.

The Australian price is $49.99, compared to $29.99 US.  When looking at a straight conversion of the US price (add 10% tax, convert to $AU) that is a markup of around $13. While not the most over the top markup it is higher than some of the other sets.

The set can be purchased from http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/NASA-Mars-Science-Laboratory-Curiosity-Rover-21104

What’s In Store? Post-Christmas Deals 2013

It’s time once again for the Post-Christmas or Boxing Day sales. Unfortunately there are not a lot of LEGO offers this year. With consistent 20% off throughout the year and the annual July Toy Sales it seems that LEGO isn’t a priority of retailers at this time of the year.

Our first offer is 20% off at David Jones

David Jones Boxing Day 2013

This offer runs until the 5th of January 2014 and excludes both Creator and Friends sets. Creator seems like an unusual inclusion, but is most likely added to prevent discount modulars. This restriction also means sets such as the Horizon Express will not be discounted.

Next, LEGO Online Store is having a clearance sale; 30% off selected sets

30 Percent Off LEGO Online

 

You can view all of the deals here, these are mostly older sets.

LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Available January 1st

21104 LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

The latest LEGO Cuusoo product to make it to market is 21104 LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover.

The set looks great, and perfectly captures the rover in question. As is typical of Cuusoo sets the actual model appears to be fairly small, but should look great on any desk.

As big fans of NASA’s Mars missions, Bricking Around can’t wait to get hold of one of these.

The set will be available January 1st from the online LEGO Store for $29.99 US. At this stage there is no Australian pricing available, but we have made enquiries and will update if we learn anything new.

21104 LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

21104 LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

Press Release

Hailed by NASA as a “miracle of engineering” when it landed on Mars in August, 2012, we’re thrilled to present a LEGO set based on this historic spacecraft. The fifth LEGO CUUSOO set, 21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover, will be available in the LEGO Shop online for $29.99 from January 1st, 2014.

Stephen Pakbaz (“Perijove“), a Mechanical Engineer who worked on the actual Curiosity rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, designed and submitted the rover project to LEGO CUUSOO in late 2011, to further the educational outreach of the Mars Curiosity rover’s mission, and to encourage greater public support for space exploration. His project reached 10,000 supporters within two weeks of the landing in August 2012, and was selected for production by the LEGO Review Board this June.

The Model

This LEGO version of the highly advanced mobile laboratory features lots of great details, such as 6-wheel rocker-bogie suspension, articulated robotic arm and multiple camera sets, plus a display plate complete with LEGO brick Martian rocks – perfect for testing out the rover’s go-anywhere suspension! Similar to other LEGO CUUSOO sets, the building instruction booklet also includes background information about the fan builder, the history of Mars exploration, and the real Curiosity Rover.

Via http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/2013/12/18/lego-nasa-mars-curiosity-rover/

LEGO Club – Christmas Bonus!

Bricking Around loves bringing readers details of the latest LEGO Club magazines, and today we found a special edition in the Bricking Around mailbox. LEGO Australia has given all Club Magazine subscribers a special Christmas gift – 30182 Santa.

LEGO Club Magazine Christmas 2014

There was no full magazine but the package also included the following treats:

  • A fun Christmas mini-comic, with a huge cast of LEGO characters.
  • A 2014 LEGO Catalogue

We will be going through the 2014 catalogue in a separate 2014 preview article coming soon.

At $19.99 for a lifetime subscription the value of the LEGO Club Magazine is often questioned. It’s nice to be rewarded with not only a sneak peak of 2014′s sets, but also an adorable brick-built Santa.

 

LEGO Online Christmas Delivery Ends Tonight

This is just a quick reminder for those of you yet to place an online order for LEGO related Christmas gifts. Orders need to be placed by Midnight tonight (9th December 2013) in order to arrive by Christmas.

LEGO Store Christmas 2014 Delivery

LEGO® Online Offer – Free Christmas Tree Truck Set

LEGO Holiday 2013 Bonus

It looks like LEGO is bringing a little bit of the Thanksgiving cheer to Australian shoppers. The US ‘Black Friday’ deal is also available on the Australian online LEGO store.

Spend $100 or more at the online LEGO store and receive this free limited edition Christmas Tree Truck set.
More information and terms of the offer can be found at http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Free-Gift

There are also a few sets on sale at http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Sales-And-Deals

Amazon.com Shipping More Items To Australia

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It appears that the US Amazon site is starting to ship more items to Australian customers.

The process is still a bit of a hit and miss, with no easy way to check whether an item can be shipped to Australia but there are savings to be had. The LEGO 10221 Super Star Destroyer set featured here is selling for $699 at the Australian online LEGO store, but you can get it delivered from Amazon.com for around $530 Australian dollars.

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Ninjago 2014 Sets Spotted At Australian Target Store

Ninjago 2014 At Target

If you have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Ninjago range in 2014 it looks like Christmas has come early.

Five of the new sets were just spotted by Bricking Around at a QLD Target store. They were literally still being put on the shelves when they were spotted but we took the time to check the prices of each, and luckily they were already in the system.

The best part of this news is that Target currently has 20% off LEGO. Not only are 2014 sets available now, they are already discounted. Your local store may not have stock yet, so it might not be a bad idea to call first. These were spotted at the Forest Lake QLD store, and there were plenty of each.

70720 Hover Hunter

70720 Hover Hunter
Target Price $15
Currently $12

70721 Kai Fighter

70721 Kai Fighter
Target Price $29
Currently $23.20

70722 OverBorg Attack

70722 OverBorg Attack
Target Price $29
Currently $23.20

70723 Thunder Raider

70723 Thunder Raider
Target Price $49
Currently $39.20

70724 NinjaCopter

70724 NinjaCopter
Target Price $79
Currently $63.20