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Get Assembly Square For Under $240

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Sometimes you get made aware of a deal on a single set that warrants it’s own article.

A combination of an eBay sale and a Myer sale has created the perfect discount storm on 10255 Assembly Square.

The set has an RRP of $399.99 but you can get one for $239.20. That’s 40% off RRP for the most expensive modular.

Head over to the eBay listing and enter the code PRANCER at checkout for an extra 20% off Myer’s sale price.

The eBay code ends November 1st so get in quick.

Thanks to Paul for letting me know about this.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Myer

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Myer is home to a whole range of hard to find sets which lately have been excluded from their sales. In an attempt to make up for those exclusions Myer has a new catalogue out that features discounts on a whole range of those exclusive sets, including the UCS Millennium Falcon and modulars.

The discounts are not incredible but they are still worth checking out. The catalogue also includes the Harry Potter sets but they are all at RRP so I didn’t bother including them in the list below.

Myer is also promoting their availability of 40262 Christmas Train Ride. This is a great little addition to your order for $15.

You can check out the list of sale sets at the end of the article. This sale runs from today (October 30th) until November 25th.

Woolworths 10% bonus offer

If you are planning to pick up something from this Myer sale then you may want to wait until tomorrow and head in to your local Woolworths first. On offer is an extra 10% on gift cards up to $200. If you are planning on making a big purchase then this is a nice way to save a little extra.

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On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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Big W has a new catalogue out tomorrow with a wide variety of LEGO sets on sale.

Some of the discounts are above 30% so it’s definitely worth checking out the list. They also have some of the best prices I’ve seen so far on the 2018 Advent calendars.

This sale runs from October 25th to November 7th.

The catalogue isn’t on the Big W website yet but you can see the list of sets below.

The Australian Warehouse Is Now Fully Operational

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LEGO shared news last week that the Australian warehouse was now fully operational. I hadn’t posted that yet because there was one question I was waiting on clarification on and I’ve just got an answer today. Here’s the lowdown on the Australian warehouse.

Shipping Prices

This is unchanged from what has previously been reported. Orders over $149 will get free standard delivery. Orders under that threshold will be $12.50 for standard delivery.

Express shipping costs $30 for all orders.

Payment & International Transaction Fees

This is what I’d been trying to get an answer on and I’m pleased to tell you that all transactions are now processed locally. This means that you will no longer get a nasty surprise on your credit card for international transaction fees.

Unfortunately at this stage there are no plans to offer PayPal as a payment method.

Delivery Times

Here are LEGO’s official delivery estimates.

State
Standard Delivery Times
NSW1-3 business days
ACT1-2 business days
VIC1-3 business days
QLD1-4 business days
SA2-3 business days
NT2-7 business days
WA3-8 business days
TAS4-5 business days

Those times seem to be fairly accurate from what I have heard.

Promotions

Australia should generally be getting the same promotions as Europe, but this may vary slightly. Here’s LEGO’s official wording: “We will continue offering gifts and special offers. Sometimes they will coincide with the ones offered in Europe, and other times they could be unique.”

Pick-a-Brick Orders

All PaB orders will still be coming internationally and have longer delivery timeframes.

Overall I think these changes will make shopping from the online store a more realistic proposition for more products.

You can find more information on the shipping and handling page of the Australian store.

Spooky Giveaway: Win A 40260 Halloween Haunt Set

It’s Halloween next week and to celebrate I am giving away one of the 40260 Halloween Haunt sets.

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This spooky set features a vampire minifigure, a skeleton, some fantastic brick built scenery and some great spooky accessories. For your chance to win all you need to do is enter your details in the form below.

If you don’t win the 40260 set has been released in Big W stores but stock seems to be limited.

Review: 10263 Winter Village Fire Station

The Winter Village sub-theme is a popular range of Creator Expert sets, with a new addition released each year. This year it’s the Winter Village Fire Station.

This is my first entry into the Winter Village, can this wintery setting win over a Queenslander who has never seen snow? Read on to find out.

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Build Experience

Christmas is a special time of the year for a lot of families – people take time of work and kids are home from school. It’s the perfect time for everybody to come together and build some LEGO. That is the approach that LEGO have taken with this set, with the build very deliberately split up across two books.

The first book covers the supplementary builds – the bench, Christmas tree, fountain and fire engine. It would be easy to pass the book around so that multiple kids could each build a standalone part.

21315 Pop Up Book Announced

LEGO Ideas can be a bit of a weird place sometimes with a lot of projects taking advantage of existing IPs to help get them the 10k votes needed. Occasionally though an interesting and unique project will make it’s way through to not only get the required votes but to also pass review. That’s exactly what we have here with 21315 Pop Up Book.

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This brick build LEGO book may look unassuming from the outside, but open it up and you get to experience two iconic children’s stories presented with detailed pop-ups.

The first of the two stories is Little Red Riding Hood. This build features a detailed house and three minifigures; Grandma, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. The house itself looks fantastic and the Wolf minifigure is outstanding.

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The second of the included stories is Jack and the Beanstalk. Another absolute classic.

This build features a microscale village, towering beanstalk and a castle for the giant. The giant is presented as a standard minifigure while Jack is a microfig. I think using the microfig for Jack is a great idea.

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The printing on the giant features key parts of the story with the goose and a golden egg both tucked in his pockets.

The set features 859 parts, allowing you to create the book and both scenes. Obviously only one scene can be placed in the book at a time but you can have both built – the scenes are designed to be easily swapped out. You can also build your own scenes to place in the book.

The set will cost $109.99 here in Australia and will be available from November 1st.

Let me know what you think? I am really impressed with this and think it looks better than the original submission. I think I prefer the Red Riding Hood scene over the Jack and the beanstalk, but both are great.

Check out the full image gallery and press release below.

On Sale: 20% Off At Selected eBay Sellers

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eBay have today launched a new discount code that will give you 20% off toys at selected stores.

The listing of stores is very minimal but there are three that might be worth checking out.

To get the 20% off you’ll need the code POGOSTICK at checkout. The offer runs from October 18th to 24th.

Hobby Warehouse

Yes, I know – Hobby Warehouse can be pretty terrible when it comes to their pre-discount pricing. That is still the case for some items but there are others where the discount is pretty good.

UCS Millennium Falcon for $1,219. With the 20% off that comes down to just $975.20.

Ninjago City Docks for $298. With the 20% off that will be $238.40.

Capital City for $183.80. With the 20% off that will be $146.56.

You can check out the rest of their range here.

Nicole’s Toys & Gifts

Another eBay seller included in this sale is Nicole’s Toys and Gifts. A quick look at their listing shows that most of the items are at RRP with a few that are above it. Double check the pricing before buying.

You can check out their range here.

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A 20% off Myer eBay sale isn’t particularly remarkable but at least you know that their starting prices will be RRP.

Interestingly they have added the 40262 Christmas Train set to their eBay listing. It might be a nice option to add to your order. The train can be found here.

You can check out the Myer eBay LEGO range here.

Thanks to Matt for finding this sale and pointing out some of these deals for me.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Target

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Target have a new catalogue starting today, and buried behind pages of homewares are a few LEGO sets on sale.

It’s a fairly diverse mix of themes available but not an extensive sale. Most of the discounts are around the 20% off mark with a few over 30%.

The sale runs from today (October 18th) until October 31st.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here or see the list of sets below.

Double VIP Points & Bonus Minifigure Frame At LEGO Online

Two new offers from LEGO are now live on their online store.

Double VIP Points on all orders

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From October 15th to October 31st get double the normal VIP Points on all purchases. With the lower free shipping threshold now is a great time to get something exclusive you’ve had your eye on.

Free Minifigure Collector Frame

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Spend $85 or more to receive this exclusive LEGO minifigure display frame. The frame is made from cardboard with a 32×32 building plate, 49 elements, LEGO logo tile and an exclusive Beach Party Dude minifigure. The frame can display 16 minifigures in total. This offer also runs from October 15th to 31st.

This frame alone is a pretty nice bonus but in conjunction with the double VIP points it certainly makes for a tempting offer.