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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

One Day Sale – 20% Off LEGO At David Jones

David Jones LOGO

David Jones is running a special one day sale today (19th November 2013) only. The highlight of the sale for LEGO fans is 20% off toys.

David Jones is home to quite a few of the larger exclusives, such as the modular buildings, so this is a great chance to buy these larger sets at a great price. Get in quick because stocks may be limited.

Check out the LEGO deals online or see more details about the sale here

First Look At Rebooted Ninjago Series

When the Ninjago cartoon went of the air to make way for Chima, there were a lot of disappointed fans. LEGO has listened to the feedback and Ninjago is returning to screens (and sets) in 2014. This time the ninjas are taking on evil robots.

Here is the first trailer for the new series.

2014 LEGO Star Wars Set Details Leak Online

LEGO Star Wars LOGO

The sneak peaks at 2014 sets just keep coming. This time it is the 2014 Star Wars lineup, via a user on the Eurobricks LEGO forum.

The set images that have been released so far show a lot of prequel related sets, and not a lot from the original trilogy. Hopefully that will change when the full lineup is released.

It also seems that LEGO is moving away from flick-fire missiles, with most of these sets featuring a new spring-loaded shooter.

Be sure to check out all of the images and set names below.

Pre-Christmas Toy Sale At Target – 20% Off LEGO

Target 20 Percent Off

The pre-Christmas Toy Sales just keep on coming! Target is joining in on the fun with 20% off LEGO from Thursday 14th November 2013 until Wednesday 20th November 2013.

There are also a heap of other sets with slightly higher discounts, so be sure to check out the catalogue!

Check out the catalogue here