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Release Schedule For The Second Half of 2019

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The new LEGO catalogue is out now online, which means we now have the full retail release schedule for the second half of the year.

Edit: For some reason the catalogue is no longer online, but you can find a PDF copy here. Warning – It’s a 72MB PDF file.

The catalogue features the sets that will be widely available. Retailer exclusives and recently announced sets are not included.

I’ve done my best to get pricing and a thumbnail of what I can but there are a few of these sets not yet up on LEGO’s servers.

I suggest checking out the catalogue for yourself as well as the full list at the end of this post.

There’s no look at Star Wars sets just a teaser that new products will launch in October.

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We also get our first look at a Technic set using the new Bluetooth components.

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The catalogue also has more details about the Hidden Side theme.

Toys R Us Is Back – And Worth A Look

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The tagline for the film Pet Sematary is “Sometimes dead is better”. I’m pleased to say that on first impressions that doesn’t seem to be true for the revived Toys R Us.

The new online store has gone live today with a fairly broad LEGO offering. Most of which seems to be advertised at slightly below RRP.

The store is also advertising a LEGO City Fire ATV bonus when your total is over $50 and includes LEGO. I am not sure if there are any of these still available as it does say it’s limited to 1000.

You can check out the LEGO range for yourself here.

Here’s a few of their prices…

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
71043Hogwarts CastleHarry Potter$598.00$649.99$51.998%
42083Bugatti ChironTechnic$495.00$599.99$104.9917%
70840Welcome to Apocalypseburg!The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part$460.00$499.99$39.998%
10247Ferris WheelCreator Expert$237.90$289.99$52.0918%
70839The Rexcelsior!The Lego Movie 2$230.00$249.99$19.998%

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LEGO Announces 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage

Jurassic Park is a movie packed full of iconic scenes, characters and creatures.

Today LEGO have announced a set that celebrates all of those.

Introducing 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage

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Firstly this set celebrates the true hero of Jurassic Park – the T-Rex who escapes from imprisonment and in the end (spoiler alert) saves the surviving humans from the raptors. The brick-built T-Rex is amazing and certainly more impressive than the moulded ones we’ve had before.

Next we’ve got the Jurassic Park gate, which has become an iconic visual from the film. The reverse side of the gate also features a collection of vignettes from the movie.

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Last but not least we’ve got the amazing human characters.

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This set will set you back $399.99 here in Australia and will be available June 19th.

Check out the official set description and images below.

2019 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Big W

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Period: June 20 – July 10 2019

View catalogue (online only items here).

Big W have released an online first look at their 2019 Toy Sale catalogue and I’ve gone through it all to round up the LEGO offerings. There doesn’t seem to be any must-buy exclusive this year but a range of discounts across a variety of themes.

They are also advertising a range of online only sets. These are marked with ^ in the list and can only be ordered online for home delivery.

Once again in 2019 Big W is doing a 10% price beat offer. If you find a lower advertised price on a product Big W will beat it by 10%. Based on a quick look at some of the prices there may be some options here. I will check this out closer to the sale start date.

You can view the full list of sale sets below. The table is searchable and sortable.

Note that these lists are always based on RRP rather than Big W’s regular pricing. The discounts may be different from what the catalogue says.

June 2019 Price Guide

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June is always a bit of a tricky time to be a LEGO fan. We know that there are a whole heap of new sets hitting shelves but we also know that there are going to be a range of sales around the corner.

Do you wait and see what the sales are like or do you get in now in case stock runs out.

If you want some data to help you make that call I’ve done a round-up of all prices I could find for the June 2019 retail releases. These are the sets that LEGO have told me will be available now.

Big W are being a bit slack in getting these listed but that’s probably a sale thing. Kmart prices seem to be the best but they probably aren’t going lower as Kmart doesn’t really do toy sales.

You can check out the list below.

 
Set #
Theme
Name
RRP
Kmart
Big W
Target
Amazon
10889DuploMickey's Vacation House$79.99---$77.00
10904DuploBaby Animals$12.99$10.00-$12.00$12.99
10906DuploTropical Island$99.99$79.00-$89.00$99.99
10907DuploWorld Animals$169.99--$149.00$151.65
11004ClassicWindows of Creativity$39.99$35.00-$34.00$34.00
31095CreatorFairground Carousel$79.99$59.00-$79.00$79.99
31096CreatorTwin-Rotor Helicopter$79.99$59.00-$69.00$58.40
31097CreatorTownhouse Pet Shop & Café$129.99$99.00-$119.00$99.00
41337FriendsUnderwater Loop$44.99$35.00-$39.00$35.00
41362FriendsHeartlake City Supermarket$44.99$32.00$38.00$39.00$39.00
41371FriendsMia's Horse Trailer$44.99$32.00$38.00$39.00$44.99
41372FriendsStephanie's Gymnastics Show$44.99$32.00-$39.00$44.99
41373FriendsFunny Octopus Ride$69.99$54.00$59.00$59.00$63.00
41374FriendsAndrea's Pool Party$79.99$59.00$68.00$69.00$72.00
41375FriendsHeartlake City Amusement Pier$199.99$159.00$169.00$169.00$169.00
41376FriendsTurtles Rescue Mission$29.99$20.00$25.00$28.00$27.00
41378FriendsDolphins Rescue Mission$69.99$54.00$59.00$59.00$59.00
41379FriendsHeartlake City Restaurant$79.99$79.00-$79.00$75.94
41380FriendsLighthouse Rescue Center$79.99$59.00$68.00$69.00$72.00
41381FriendsRescue Mission Boat$159.99$129.00$129.00$129.00$144.00
75945Harry PotterExpecto Patronum$29.99$25.00-$28.00$27.00
75946Harry PotterHungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge$49.99$45.00-$49.00$45.00
75947Harry PotterHagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue$99.99$88.00-$89.00$89.00
75948Harry PotterHogwarts™ Clock Tower$139.99$119.00-$139.00$119.00
75957Harry PotterThe Knight Bus™$69.99$49.00-$69.00$63.00
76128Marvel Super HeroesMolten Man Battle$49.99$45.00$49.00$45.00
76129Marvel Super HeroesHydro-Man Attack$69.99$59.00-$69.00$67.08
76130Marvel Super HeroesStark Jet and the Drone Attack$89.99$79.00-$89.00$81.00

Review: 75810 The Upside Down

When rumours first started surfacing of a Stranger Things LEGO set I immediately dismissed them as absurd. Stranger Things is a show with death and monsters. It’s not the sort of family friendly fair that LEGO will usually make a set of.

Imagine my surprise when I got an email from LEGO asking if I’d like to review this set.

Flip it

I don’t usually start a review with a look at the end result – but look at this!

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Toys R Us Is Coming Back

It seems that Toys R Us is returning from the dead.

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Online retailer Hobby Warehouse are reviving the brand, with plans to launch online and eventually have a physical presence too.

Those hoping things will immediately return to how they were you may want to temper your expectations slightly. This is a new entity and as such all of the exclusives will need to be renegotiated.

It’s certainly a good thing in terms of competition. I’m treating this news with curious interest – Hobby Warehouse loves to get in on an eBay sale, but their prices are not always spectacular.

You can find out more details about the relaunch on the Toys R Us website. The current plan is for a June 12th online launch.

Space Rocket Ride Promotion Now Live

If you have been holding off on an order while you wait for this promotion your time to buy is now.

If you spend over $159 you’ll get this super cute Space Rocket Ride set for free.

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We all know how quickly these promotions have gone lately so I’d get in quick.

If you are buying the Apollo 11 Lander you may also get an embroided patch too.

You can find more details of the promotion here

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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The Myer eBay store has gone live with a new offer that is kind of better than their regular sales.

On offer is 20% off, but without the extensive list of exclusions.

For example you can get a Corner Garage for 20% off in this sale.

At checkout you’ll need to use the code P20MY. The offer ends June 9th.

You can find Myer’seBay LEGO range here.

What’s New For June 2019

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June is always an exciting time for a LEGO fan because it’s when the second half of the year officially kicks off. Yes, I know – the calendars must be a bit weird over in Denmark.

According to the LEGO website there are 75 products officially becoming available June 1st (it actually looks like a lot of these are live now).

I’ve included a full list below, with links to each set. Let me know if any of the links don’t work as they were automatically generated and sometimes that has glitches.

I’ll try and do a bit of a round-up of local pricing and availability in another article. I’ve got some info from LEGO on this but I need to check the pricing for each store.