Over the weekend preview screenings for The LEGO Batman Movie took place in regions where the film is released soon. These preview screenings mean that there are a heap of reviews and opinions online.
With the Australian release of the film not until March 30th we have a long wait to try and avoid spoilers. Here are a few tips;
If you can resist the temptation don’t read any reviews, if you can’t resist then try and find reviews that specifically mention that they are spoiler free.
Don’t read the comments
Nothing good happens in comment sections. Even a review that is spoiler free can have a jerk posting spoilers in the comments.
This morning the LEGO Facebook page had a post about the film. With over a hundred comments there are sure to be people discussing key plot points. Any twitter hashtags are likely to also be a minefield.
Be careful what you Google
This one got me with The LEGO Movie. I googled the name of the movie to try and find something. The top result was a news article spoiling the end of the movie.
If possible try and use more words in your searches for example “LEGO Batman Movie Sets Big W” instead of just “The LEGO Batman Movie”.
Good luck out there
It’s hard to go past a LEGO Make & Take event, and this one from Toys R Us should be popular with Friends fans.
On Saturday February 18th Toys R Us VIP members will be able to head in store and build this cute Heartlake Pool slide and umbrella. Places are limited so you will need to register as soon as possible.
To register sign in to your VIP account and head to http://www.toysrus.com.au/lego-friends-pool-make-take-rego/
It seems that the BrickHeadz theme could be an interesting addition to the 2017 lineup. While most people assumed that the theme was just super heroes LEGO have blown that notion out of the water with two new sets…
With a new live action re-telling of the Disney classic coming out this year these kind of make perfect sense. They certainly change what we could see with the theme.
This line in the product page certainly has me intrigued. “Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other classic characters, including 41595 Belle, from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics.“. Emphasis added.
Who would you like to see added to the line-up?
LEGO have updated their online store with pages for the recently announced BrickHeadz sets. That means we now know that all of the sets have an Australian RRP of $15.99.
With a variety of printed parts and licensing costs I think these are quite well priced. They are perfectly suited to a “Buy One, get one half price” sale.
These sets should be available in March, with a VIP release possible mid-February.
The LEGO Facebook page has shared pictures of the second wave of The LEGO Batman Movie sets.
This wave seems to include plenty of characters missing from the first wave. Click on the images for larger versions.
Scarecrow Fearful Face-off
See the others below
LEGO Dimensions have used the Harry Potter celebration in Orlando Florida to announce details of the 71348 Hermione Fun Pack.
The pack will feature a Hermione minifigure wearing her outfit from Deathly Hallows and a brick-built Buckbeak. Fun packs are the cheapest of the packs on offer so this is a great chance for people to add the popular character to their game without having to spend a fortune.
A preview video has also been released showing off some of the gameplay you can experience with the character.
No information on Australian release date as yet.
I was lucky enough to be given a preview tour of Australia’s first LEGO Certified Store at Dreamworld today. The store officially opens at 9am Saturday January 28th (QLD time) but I was able to check it out and get the low down on everything you need to know.
Will the store be offering the same promotions as LEGO online?
Some of them. The manager I spoke to was unable to confirm that all of the LEGO Online promotions would appear in the store, but some should. These promotions will be advertised on the Dreamworld Facebook page. During the tour the store manager discussed the possibility of a dedicated page for the store, so keep an eye out for that.
What is planned in the way of events for kids?
The store will be holding monthly events for kids. These won’t all be Make & Take events but at least some will.
Is anything planned in the way of adult events?
At this stage there isn’t anything planned for AFOL specific events.
What benefits are there for Dreamworld ticket holders?
The shop is purely a retail space. There are no advantage for ticket holders (no discounts etc). We already knew that you’d be able to enter the store from outside the park but it’s nice to know that those with tickets won’t get special treatment.
I can’t find any details about the offer on the Myer website but right now they have 20% off LEGO.
Unfortunately I don’t have the details of when the sale runs, exclusions or if this is in-store as well. I’ll update with more information when I have it.
What I do know is that several of the LEGO Batman Movie sets are listed at 20% off. These aren’t officially due out until February, but it appears we’ve now crossed over into sets at discount prices even before they are released.
Update: I’ve been informed by Chris that currently there is a glitch on the Myer site causing you to ALSO receive the $15 off per $75 spent. That makes for some great savings on larger orders.
Thanks to Chris A for telling me about this sale
The Brick Headz concept was first unveilled at San Diego ComicCon with a series of exclusive sets. While the exclusivity of the sets annoyed many we were promised that a full release was coming in 2017. Well LEGO have just uploaded pictures of the final sets to their server. There are 8 sets that we know of so far, and there are a few differences to the SDCC sets.
While the Marvel sets are based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe versions of the characters, The DC side of things is going LEGO Batman Movie over more traditional representations.
Overall I like the concept. Some sets seem to work better than others but I hope this succeeds and we see more. No word on pricing at this stage. Click on the image for larger versions, and click READ MORE to see the full list of 8 (if you can’t already).
41585 Batman (91 Pieces)
41590 Iron Man (96 Pieces)
Myer are known for their Super Weekend sales, well they are calling this weekend a blockbuster – and with good reason.
This Saturday and Sunday (January 21st & 22nd 2017) Myer are offering 25% off LEGO. Anything above 20% is definitely worth checking out.
Unfortunately this sale does exclude minifigures.
When the offer goes live you can check out their online range here.
Thanks to David and Nathan for making sure I saw this
As I suspected the offer is also live on the Myer eBay store. What I didn’t expect is that there is still an extra 10% off available with code CAU10. That makes the savings an impressive 32.5% off. I checked the code myself but let me know if it doesn’t work for you.
Thanks to Gazza for letting me know about the extra 10% off.