This weekend at the Cannington Exhibition Centre the best LEGO builders in the west will converge for the 2016 Bricktober event.
Bricktober is a annual exhibition of Lego by the Ascot Rotary Club to raise funds to support young children in the local community and support other Rotary Projects.
The event takes place on October 8th and 9th at the Cannington Exhibition Centre (Corner Albany Highway and Station Street, Cannington, WA).
Tickets are available online and cost just $8.30 per person, or $26.20 for a family of four. You can get your tickets to the event from Trybooking.
For more information about the event head to http://www.bricktober.info/
LEGO used San Diego Comic Con as an opportunity to reveal the first two LEGO Batman Movie sets. Now with New York Comic Con about to start they’ve shared pictures of three more sets.
The sets feature an impressive lineup of minifigures and all look pretty great. 2017 is already looking like an expensive year for LEGO fans.
Here are the three sets…
Mr Freeze Ice Attack
- 201 pieces
- US RRP $19.99
- Batman, Mr Freeze, Security Guard
- 1045 pieces
- US RRP $99.99
- Batman, The Bat Pack, Raging Bat, Scu-Bat, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Penguin, Penguin Robot (x2)
- 1628 pieces
- US RRP $149.99
- Batman, Robin, Aaron Cash, Barbara Gordon, The Joker, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Two-Face, Harleen Quinzel, GCPD Officer (x2)
All the way back in April 2015 I posted about an upcoming LEGO theme – DC Super Hero Girls.
Well here we are over a year later and LEGO have finally shared pictures of three sets from the theme. These sets are based on the DC Super Hero Girls brand and feature minidoll versions of young female superheroes like Batgirl and Supergirl. The Friends-like styling of these sets is going to be polarising, but I think these look great. If you can get past the nostalgic love of the minifigure then the minidolls are pretty cute.
Here are the three sets that LEGO shared…
41230 Batgirl’s Batjet
41231 Harley Quinn’s Cafe Rescue
41232 Super Hero High School
It may not be October 1st but the promotion from LEGO is now active on the Australian online store.
From October 3rd to 22nd and receive a free London Bus set with qualifying purchases.
The site currently lists the required spend in pounds, so it’s not clear exactly how much that is in Australian dollars. The bonus appeared in my cart once my order hit $100.
Its always exciting when a new LEGO Ideas set gets released. After plenty of anticipation the Caterham Seven 620R set is finally available.
The Australian RRP was an unknown but has now been confirmed at $129.99
Will you be picking up the set?
This sale is either going to be good or really good, depending on what you are in the market for. David Jones have two different offers running at the moment and they are both worth checking out…
30% Off Nexo Knights, Ninjago and Friends
Three reasonably popular themes for 30% off. That’s a pretty great offer.
This is offer kicks off today (September 30th) and ends Monday October 3rd.
20% Off LEGO
I’ve already posted about this offer as it started a little while ago, but if you are after something not in one of the themes below then David Jones are still trying to win your business with a 20% off deal.
This 20% off sale also ends Monday October 3rd.
Thanks to Kon for letting me know about the 30% off sale.
BrisBricks sure know how to make a long weekend an amazing weekend. One of Brisbane’s largest LEGO events returns to Chandler for three days of magnificent MOCs.
The show will feature some amazing creations (including Australia’s largest great ball machine), interactive experiences (including remote controlled LEGO cars), LEGO play area for the kids to be creative, LEGO raffle and specialist LEGO retailers.
The event takes place at Sleeman’s Complex, Chandler Arena, Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler.
The event times are:
- Saturday 1st October 2016 – 9:00am-4:00pm
- Sunday 2nd October 2016 – 10:30am-5:00pm
- Monday 3rd October 2016 – 9:00am-4:00pm
As always with BrisBricks events there is a special Autism Community Session. This year’s special session takes place on Sunday 2nd October from 9:00am-10:30am
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-15 years. Children under 3 are free.
You can grab your tickets online here. There are no tickets available at the door.
This is a not-for-profit event with proceeds supporting Rize Up Australia.
Last year Force Friday was a major event. There were midnight launches and a heap of excitement.
This year we have Rogue Friday, and things are a lot more subdued – including the Australian online LEGO store’s promotion.
You’ll get a free First Order Storm Trooper minifigure with all LEGO Star Wars Orders.
That’s right – to celebrate the launch of the Rogue One product line LEGO are giving away a minifigure from a different film.
It’s also worth mentioning that while some regions are getting triple VIP points, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Australia.
If you are after the Rogue One sets I think 20% Off at Myer trumps a free minifigure.
Do you need a little help to reach $100 and qualify for the first Toys R Us Bricktober promotional minifigure set? If so then you’ll probably want to check out the latest catalogue. The front page is full of LEGO specials across a range of themes.
These offers are valid from September 28th through until October 11th. With Bricktober running all month it seems like a safe bet that he following catalogue will also feature some LEGO on sale.
This promotion is selected sets so as always you can see the list of included sets and their discounts below. The catalogue can also be viewed here.
As well as the sets featured Toys R Us are also offering 4 minifigures for $15 so you are essentially getting 4 for the price of 3.
Every LEGO fan that shops at Toys R Us knows that October isn’t October, it’s Bricktober.
This annual LEGO promotion usually has some great bonuses for those spending big during the month of October. Previous years have featured mini builds, this year it’s all about minifigures.
There are 4 different packs to collect during October, with each being available for a week. To get each pack you will have to spend $100 or more on LEGO, so to get all 4 you are looking at $400 worth of LEGO at least.
With a sale kicking off today (I’ll cover that separately) the first week starts now rather than October 1st.
Here are the packs you can collect…
Bricktober Week 1 - 28 September to 4 October