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21309 Saturn V Now Available At Target Online

I know that there are still heaps of you out there looking to get your hands on the awesome LEGO Ideas NASA Saturn V set.

I have found out overnight from two readers that the set is now listed on the Target website at $169.

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The page specifically mentions that this is online only but you can either get free Click & Collect or free shipping.

If you are still on the fence check out my review of the set here.

You can find the product page here.

Thanks to David & Andrew for telling me about this.

LEGO Giveaway Suggestions – Help Pick The Top 5 Ideas

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All the way back on October 3rd I posted a form for you to enter your suggestions for possible LEGO giveaways.

I have collated all of the different answers and created one final list. You can now help select the final top 5 suggestions that will be passed on to LEGO.

This poll is open until October 30th so that I can get LEGO the results before November 1st.

There are quite a few different suggestions to look at, so I have included a link rather than embedding the form. You can find the survey here.

On Sale: $10 Off For Every $50 Spent At Myer

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I’m officially renaming Wednesday to Myer Offer Day.

Sure enough it’s Wednesday morning and we have a new sale on at Myer, but this one isn’t quite a 20% off sale.

From today until 11:59pm AEDT Sunday 29th October Myer are offering $10 off for every $50 spent. No mention of this being online only or in-store too.

This might sound like 20% but it’s one of those sneaky sales where if you spend $90 you only get $10 off still. To take full advantage of the offer you need to spend in a multiple of $50.

Don’t forget to check their eBay store for an actual 20% off sale.

You can check out the Myer online range here.

WB Games Confirms No Further Development of LEGO Dimensions

When E3 came and went with no new LEGO Dimensions packs announced a lot of people took that as a sign that the game had reached a dead end. Today, the LEGO Dimensions twitter page confirmed the news.

There will be no further updates, products or expansions for LEGO Dimensions.

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As the image above states – your game will not stop working. The servers will continue to run and any products currently in the market will be supported.

LEGO Dimensions was a late-comer to the “Toys To Life” gaming genre, and that may have been part of it’s downfall. People had already grown weary of games that required you to buy expensive toys to get the full experience.

One thing the game will certainly be remembered for is being responsible for some great LEGO minifigures that surely would never have existed outside of the game. There is now an official LEGO Mr T minifigure. That’s crazy.

I never played the game myself, but I know there are plenty of you out there who did. Will you miss the game or has it run it’s course?

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer eBay, 10% Off The Rest of eBay

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Some new eBay offers have gone live today.

20% off Myer eBay

The Myer eBay store doesn’t have the most extensive range of LEGO but it’s worth checking out for 20% off. They usually have some slightly older stock that may not be as easy to find in-store.

To take advantage of this offer enter code P20MYER at checkout.

Max discount per transaction is $500 with a limit of 3 transactions per person. This offer excludes gift cards & postage. This sale runs until 11:59 PM on October 30th.

View the Myer eBay range here.

10% Off at eBay

If you have your eye on an item that Myer doesn’t stock then unfortunately you will have to settle for 10% off. This is a generic code with no specific end date.

The code you’ll need is PERK10.

Head over to eBay and look around, you might find something to get. As always remember that eBay is an open marketplace and people don’t always charge RRP.

Australian Price Confirmed For 21312 Women of NASA

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LEGO have updated their online store with a product page for the recently announced Women of NASA set, which means that we now know the Australian price.

The set will cost $49.99 locally, which is unfortunately higher than most people were expecting/hoping.

With a US price of $24.99 and a UK price £19.99 the Australian price seems high.

While US prices don’t include tax, adding 10% tax and converting to Australian dollars works out to $35.05 AU. Even adding a 20% markup on that would be around $42.

The UK price of £19.99 works out to $33.51 AU. Again with a 20% markup that is around $40.

It feels like LEGO could have easily made this set $39.99. Hopefully it comes to local retail and we can get it on sale.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Women-of-NASA-21312

21312 Women of NASA Officially Announced

Back in 2014 LEGO released 21110 Research Institute, a LEGO Ideas project that featured a trio of female scientists. The set proved incredibly popular with young girls passionate about science as well as the wider LEGO community.

Now a new Ideas project is hitting the shelves that will also pay tribute to women in STEM – this time real women who did remarkable things… Introducing 21312 Women of NASA.

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The set features 4 minifigures across three vignettes that represent the various work of people represented.

Here is the official product description;

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO® set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

The set will officially be released on November 1st. Currently the Australian RRP is unavailable but hopefully the product page will be online soon.

Additional images and descriptions below.

Upper Hunter Brick Show This Sunday

Do you live in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales? If so then you’ll be pleased to know that Rainbow Bricks LUG, with help from Muswellbrook Girl Guides, is once again putting on the Upper Hunter Brick Show.

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The event will take place at St James’ Primary School in Muswellbrook on Sunday from 9am to 2pm. The event is being held in conjunction with the schools Spring Fair event.

Tickets to the event are just $5 per person, or $15 for a family.

On offer is LEGO displays, LEGO products for sale and a free build area.

You can learn more about the event via the Facebook page.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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In what is becoming a bit of a tradition it’s Wednesday and Myer are back with another 20% off sale.

Today’s offer is 20% off all toys including LEGO. There doesn’t seem to be any obvious exclusions.

The website currently doesn’t list an end date for this offer but last weeks sale ran until Sunday, so this may be the same.

You can view their full online range here.

Don’t forget to add the anniversary codes that should still be valid. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

Review: Exploring 70620 Ninjago City

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It feels like everybody was caught by surprise when LEGO announced the Ninjago City set. This set was bigger, more detailed and generally just more than anybody was expecting for a Ninjago Movie set - 4867 pieces and 16 minifigures.

LEGO have attempted to collate the entire Ninjago City into a single set. Did they succeed? I will be finding out by looking not just at the build itself but also exploring some of the real world influences and the world-building within the set itself.

This is a huge set so this exploration is broken down in to various sections. I have tried not to be too long-winded with so much get through. For each section I will examine; the minifigures; the style, influences, signage and imagery of the set; and the build itself, such as innovative parts usage.

Level 1 – The Old World

Style

The old world is blatantly and unapologetically inspired by iconic waterfront cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore and various Japanese cities. As you navigate around this layer of the set you find all of the things you expect from a great waterfront city. There’s wide walkways right on the waters edge and a bridge that fishing boats pass under.

There is a market stall selling freshly caught fish and crabs, styled in a way that you can picture the real world version in your mind.

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