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Australian Details of All The New Sets Coming In June

While I have been at home with the flu LEGO have been busy updating their online store with over 40 sets due for release shortly.

These sets are all marked as June releases online but quite often the actual retail release schedule is different. I don’t currently have a retail catalogue to give you a breakdown on when each set will be in stores but as soon as I can track that info down I will be sure to share it.

If you are just interested in the list jump straight to the end of the article.

There is a lot to love in this line-up. Obviously the big news is the follow-up to Ninjago City, 70657 Ninjago City Docks which has an Australian RRP of $349.99.

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Architecture returns with two global icons; 21041 Great Wall of China for $79.99 and 21042 Statue of Liberty for $149.99.

There are two new Elves sets on offer. The massive 41196 The Elvenstar Tree Bat Attack looks great.

Creator has 4 sets in the line-up but the most popular may be 31084 Pirate Roller Coaster at $119.99. A lot cheaper than the Creator Expert option.

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The new sub-theme for Friends is racing and it features some great sets such as 41352 The Big Race Day for $79.99. There are also some non-racing Friends sets such as 41347 Heartlake City Resort.

Unikitty! is going to be a polarising theme but I must admit that some of the sets look interesting. 41456 Unikingdom Fairground Fun sees the return of purple coaster tracks.

City sees things return to the arctic with sets in a range of price points. Interestingly 60194 Arctic Scout Truck can be integrated with Boost.

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Back in regular LEGO City we finally have a new Hospital – 60204 LEGO City Hospital for $159.99. There is also a new city centre set in 60200 Capital City.

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Ninjago’s 70652 Stormbringer is another set with Boost integration.

I’ve included a link to each set so you can check out extra details of the ones you are interested in. Here’s the full list…

The LEGO Movie Sequel Gets A Name and Logo

The official title of the highly anticipated LEGO Movie sequel has been revealed on social media overnight, along with a fancy logo.

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is scheduled for release in February 2019, but from past experience I am not going to be at all surprised if it is further delayed here in Australia.

What do you think of the name and logo? I like that the logo built on the first one, that’s what LEGO is all about.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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Myer and eBay are teaming up for a new offer that launches today.

Enter the code PERFECT20 at checkout and you will get 20% off your purchase.

Unlike recent Myer offers this doesn’t exclude any particular LEGO themes, so Creator Expert sets are covered.

The maximum discount is $500 per transaction and can only be used once.

The offer ends 11:59 PM AEST on May 28th.

View the Myer eBay range here.
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Toys R Us Enters Voluntary Administration

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Sad news tonight for Toys R Us Australia. Following the fall of the US and UK counterparts the Australian branch has also now entered into voluntary administration.

Insolvency and restructuring firm McGrathNicol was appointed voluntary administrator of Toys ‘R’ Us Australia (TRUA) and Babies ‘R’ Us today. McGrathNicol intends to keep both businesses operating while it investigates options for a sale of the businesses.

After what happened in other regions I think the odds of a last minute savior would be minimal, but not impossible.

My thoughts are with the staff during this uncertain time. Toys R Us employs over 2700 people nationally.

Initial reports are that the appointment of administrators has had some immediate and significant impacts on the business. Firstly, Toys R Us stores will no longer be offering refunds on items. This is not a huge concern for LEGO products as you can go directly to LEGO for issues like missing parts.

The change that will have the biggest impact is that gift cards and vouchers will only be honoured if you spend an additional equivalent amount. That means if you want to use a $50 gift card your purchase must be at least $100. While this sucks for anybody with a high value gift card it is better than nothing which legally the administrators could do.

If you have a gift card I suggest using it immediately. If you have existing lay-bys I would also be either cancelling those or paying them out. As bad as it is for Toys R Us, administration can also be messy for customers.

Toys R Us have been an iconic brand for so many years it would be a shame to see them go completely. At this stage I think it’s too early to be thinking about what sales may eventuate from this situation.

Via https://thewest.com.au/

75192 Millenium Falcon Back In Stock

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If you missed out back at the start of May then you may be interested to know that the UCS Millenium Falcon is back in stock at LEGO’s online store.

View the product page here.

You don’t get the same offers as before but the set is still hard to find for a lot of people.

Sunshine Coast Brick Event This Weekend

Brick Events returns to Kawana for the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Brick Event this Saturday and Sunday (May 19 – 20).

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I have been to a Sunshine Coast event previously at the venue and had a great time. The event will showcase amazing creations from the local fan community. The organisers are also offering an exclusive behind the scenes tour with a master builder as your guide.

Beyond the impressive displays will be build tables, a build wall and even train building in the play area.

Merchandise will be available to buy from the specialist retailers at special show prices.

Tickets start at $14.50 for adults and $9.50 for children. There are also family ticket and VIP options. Online tickets available here. Additional booking fee applies when booking online. Tickets also available at the door.

You can find out more about the event below or on the official Brick Events website.

On Sale: 25% Off LEGO At Myer

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Myer are having another Super Weekend sale and this one is a bit mixed; the discount percentage is quite high but there are some unfortunate theme exclusions.

The discount on offer is 25% off LEGO. The excluded themes are clearance, Hans Solo, Jurassic World, Creator Expert, Ideas, Hot Price Lego and other promotions. Basically all the new and exciting stuff isn’t covered.

There is still plenty of other themes to check out.

The sale starts today online or in-store tomorrow and Sunday. If you are shopping online be sure to check out by 11:59 PM on Sunday May 20th.

You can view their online LEGO range here.

eBay today sent out a 10% off code (MAGIC10) to some users so if you were lucky enough to get it you may want to know that the discount is also active on their eBay store. App users can see the list here, or if you don’t have the app you can see the store page here.

Review: 41597 Go Brick Me

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The BrickHeadz theme is polarising, and I will be completely honest and say that I am not a fan of all of them. I do like the concept and think some of them are awesome.

When Go Brick Me was announced I was really excited by the concept. A collection of parts that allows you to build a BrickHeadz version of yourself. It’s like those video games where you can customise your character, but LEGO.

On Sale: 20% Off At Toys R Us

A bit of an unexpected surprise came through from Toys R Us tonight via email.

From today online or tomorrow in-store, until Sunday May 20th Toys R Us are offering 20% off all full priced items.

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To take advantage of the offer online you will need to use the code WEEKEND at checkout. If you are going in-store you’ll need to have a copy of the barcode for staff to scan.

The UCS Millennium Falcon is specifically excluded, but it might be a good time to pick up a Ninjago City.

Thanks to Trevor and Chris for both making sure I didn’t miss this.

Amazon Actually Has Some Good LEGO Prices

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I was telling a friend earlier today about the Target 20% off sale on Jurassic World and he said that most of the Jurassic World sets were actually cheaper at Amazon.

I decided to check it out and sure enough he was right. Even with the current 20% off sale almost all of the sets are cheaper at Amazon.

It’s possible that they have adjusted their prices in response to the Big W 25% off this week, but it could also hopefully be a sign that Amazon wants to be aggressive on LEGO pricing.

You can check out the Jurassic World range for yourself here.

Looking through the rest of their listings and there are certainly a few things that jump out as being discounted. Nothing crazy but certainly competitive (see a list of examples below). Perhaps Amazon Australia is becoming a site worth checking when doing your LEGO shopping?