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First Look At LEGO Minecraft 21107 The End

The LEGO Minecraft Facebook page has just shown off the first image of the latest LEGO Minecraft Micro World.

The new set, 21107, will represent the part of Minecraft simply called “The End”.

LEGO Minecraft The End

For those who aren’t familiar with the Minecraft games, we found the following information on The End

The End is a dimension with a stark, empty plane containing a single floating planet-like island made of a unique material known as End Stone, dotted with Obsidian pillars. These islands float in the Void.

This dimension is populated by a vast number of Endermen, who spawn considerably more often than in the Overworld, and a lone Ender Dragon, the boss of the End.

The set may look a little strange, but it seems to include everything it is supposed to; the set appears to include 4 Endermen, 6 Obsidian pillars and the black Ender Dragon.

Via https://www.facebook.com/LEGOMinecraft

First Doctor Who Project Reaches 10,000 On CUUSOO

LEGO Cuusoo Doctor Who

The first Doctor Who Cuusoo project, simply called “Doctor Who”, has made it review.

After the recent announcement that Cuusoo would start accepting Doctor Who projects the question was never if one would reach review, but when.

This project’s review is going to be an interesting situation. If LEGO decides not to produce a set based on the project then there are going to be a lot of very confused fans out there. When LEGO explicitly said they were now allowing Doctor Who projects many people took this as confirmation that they had already secured the license. While this does seem plausible, it also isn’t confirmed.

One thing going against this project is that it isn’t quite as focused as other Cuusoo projects have been. There is no clear indication of what exactly is being proposed, with the project creator organising a poll for which characters people would like to see. With 13 different incarnations of The Doctor, at least 5 different companions (just in the modern series) and countless villains it is unlikely that everybody is going to be happy with the final set.

Interesting times ahead for fans of The Doctor.

Via http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16291

On Sale – 20% Off Toys At Target For 2 Weeks

Target 20 Percent Off March 2014

Looks like a new 20% off sale is about to kick off. From the 13th to the 26th of March Target is offering 20% off all toys, including LEGO.

These sales are usually only on for a single week, so a two week long sale is a bit of a treat.

You can view the catalogue here 

If you are planning on taking advantage of this sale, don’t forget that you can get a free kids movie ticket when you spend $60 or more on LEGO.

Get A Free Kids Ticket To The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie is slowly approaching, and to prepare for the release LEGO Australia is giving away free kids tickets to see the movie.

To claim your free kids ticket simply spend $60 or more on LEGO toys at participating retailers. We haven’t received confirmation of which retailers are participating, but as this is an official LEGO promotion we would expect most major retailers to be involved.

We have reached out to LEGO for confirmation and will update if we hear back from them.

Claim Instructions:

  1. Make a purchase of $60 AUD or more of any LEGO brick construction product from participating retailers
  2. Head to http://www.legomoviepromotion.com.au
  3. Print off a claim form and send it in along with your original receipt OR
    Complete the claim form online and upload a copy of your receipt.

If you are using a scan of your receipt it needs to clearly show your receipt details, be less than 1MB in size and in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG or PDF.

Those planning to see the film in 3D may need to pay an additional charge.

Terms and conditions of the promotion are available here https://secure.hmmpromos.com.au/Lego/conditions.aspx

LEGO 75059 Sandcrawler™ Unveiled

75059-1 Sandcrawler

The latest large scale Star Wars model has just been unveiled by LEGO. This huge re-creation of the famous Sandcrawler looks great.

The set features 3,296 Pieces and comes with 7 minifigures including Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C-3PO and of course R2-D2.

There is currently no Australian pricing but the set is scheduled for release in May this year. With a US price of $299.99 don’t expect this set to be cheap in Australia.

Check out the design video and some more images below

On Sale – 20% Off LEGO At Toys R Us

Toys R Us 20 Percent Off LEGO

20% off sales are becoming more and more common when it comes to Australian LEGO retail. The latest offering is 20% off LEGO construction from Toys R Us. LEGO Construction generally covers the full range of sets, but excludes things like clothes, LEGO Games and DVDs.

The sale is on from today (5th March 2014) through until March 18th.

You can check out the catalogue here 

March Online Offer – Free Martian Manhunter Minifigure

The latest offer from the Australian Online LEGO Store is now available. Simply spend $100 or more and the bonus will be added to your order.

March Offer Martian Manhunter 5002126

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Super-Heroes-Free-Gift

On Sale – 20% Off LEGO Movie At Shop For Me

Shop For Me

The LEGO Movie sets have now started showing up in stores, and that includes online retailers.

Shop For Me are currently selling all of their LEGO Movie sets for 20% off.

You can check out the listings here 

They are also offering an Everything Is Awesome Pack, which features all 12 of the currently available sets as well as a free Emmett keyring. If you are looking at getting all of the LEGO Movie sets this looks like a good deal (and is also currently 20% off).

The LEGO Movie Display Spotted At Big W

Bricking Around reader Brett has sent us some pictures he took at his local Big W store. The sets featured in the display were not available to buy, but this gives us some sort of indication of the marketing push we can expect as the movie approaches. With the movie proving to be a huge success in the US it makes a lot of sense for Australian retailers to push the sets.

The LEGO Movie Big W Display B

The LEGO Movie Big W Display

Is LEGO Doctor Who Coming?

LEGO Doctor Who

Since the Cuusoo concept was first unveiled The Doctor has been a popular subject for submissions. Unfortunately they were all rejected on the grounds of License Conflicts – an existing range of Doctor Who building toys was produced by a company called Character Building.

The news this morning is that LEGO has been able to resolve the conflict for Doctor Who projects. While the wording makes the exact situation a little vague, what is clear is that we are about to see an influx of TARDISs and Sonic Screwdrivers. We can’t wait!

Has LEGO already secured an exclusive deal for Doctor Who construction toys? It’s possible, but makes it a little confusing that they would announce this via Cuusoo. It doesn’t seem like the smartest business decision to secure the rights and then wait months for projects to reach 10,000 votes.

There is also the possibility that LEGO Doctor Who sets already in the design faze and this is a just a teaser. LEGO may be looking for fan designs to complement the existing planned themes.

Unfortunately, without access to the TARDIS, we are just going to have to wait and see what happens.

Here is the blog post from Cuusoo

Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren’t able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can’t secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.

If such a conflict goes away, we’ll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.

The Fine Print:

If your project was previously turned down, archived, or deleted due to a licensing conflict that is now resolved, you may re-submit it as a new project. Supporters from past projects cannot be applied to a future project.

Resolved Past Licensing Conflicts

We now welcome projects based on the following licenses that used to have conflicts:
  • Doctor Who – February 2014
Last updated February 25, 2014