On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

Myer June 13 2017 25pc Off

Myer’s Toy Sale kicks off today, and I’ll post the details of that later but more interestingly they have a one day offer that you may want to get in on.

For today only (June 13th 2017) Myer are offering 25% off LEGO.

The usual exclusions apply though – Creator Expert, The Death Star and Minifigures.

This offer is both online and in-store.

You can view their full online listing here.

Additional Discounts

I have heard mixed reports but you can also try the following codes for additional discounts

  • ANNIVERSARY10 – $10 off when you spend $60 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY15 – $15 off when you spend $80 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY20 – $20 off when you spend $100 or more

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

eBay 10pc June 2017

eBay are having what they are calling a “Hump Month”, with a variety of different offers for the month of June.

The latest offer is a flat 10% off across the board when you spend $75 or more. To get the discount enter code CLAP10 at checkout.

This offer starts today (June 12th) and ends at 23.59 (AEST) on June 15th 2017.

The 10% discount is on item cost only and does not apply to postage costs so you may want to find a seller offering free postage.

Here are some quick links to the various retailer’s eBay stores.

Or you can just head over to eBay and have a look around.

Book Review: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – The Awesome Guide

While LEGO Batman has been around since 2006 it wasn’t until 2012 that the rest of the DC Comics universe started to show up in LEGO form with the DC Comics Super Heroes theme. This Awesome Guide book takes a look at that theme and the characters and sets that make it.

[Be sure to check out the details of the exclusive Wonder Woman minifigure at the end of the article, including a 360° look]

DC Comics 101

Comic book universes are messy, especially the DC universe. There have been various events that have rebooted the universe and multiple Earths with slightly different versions of characters.

With all of that mess it seems like setting that history out in a timeline that made sense to kids would be impossible, but this book handles it quite well with a timeline that highlights the key points without getting bogged down in the nitty-gritty details. The timeline presented features all the things you’d expect it to – Batman, Superman and the forming of the Justice League for example.

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There is also a fun little flow-chart that will help you work out your DC alter ego, even if that happens to be a villain.

In general the details are reasonably light – this book is a guide and not a character encyclopaedia – but still manage to contain a decent amount of information. There are some fun little features like comparing the net worth of Bruce Wayne and Oliver Queen. The first half of the book is dedicated to the heroes and covers secret identities, sidekicks, weapons and vehicles among other topics.

Inner West Brick Fair – June 18th – Win 1 of 2 Family Passes

Inner West Brick Fair 2016

Here is some news for Bricking Around readers in Sydney… The Inner West Brick Fair returns to Croydon Public School on June 18th. Once again the organisers have provided two family passes to give away.

The show will feature amazing creations from over 20 Master Builders.

Younger fans will love the chance to get creative in the LEGO free build brick pit. There will also be jumping castles, face painting, competitions, food and refreshments and much more!

Tickets are just $5 per person or $15 for a family ticket. Family tickets can only be purchased online via Flexischools. Single tickets purchased online will get priority entrance, or you can get a single ticket at the door.

To get your online ticket go to Flexischools.com.au and enter “Croydon Public School” in the search box. From there you should be able to see the event.

Bricking Around also has two family tickets to give away. Enter via the form below.

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

Win a family pass

BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2017 This Weekend

I think Brisbane LEGO fans are some of the luckiest, with multiple different shows to attend every year. One of those events just happens to be taking place this weekend - BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2017.

BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2017 Banner

The show returns to the Strathpine Community Centre for two days of fantastic LEGO displays. There will also be Star Wars characters thanks to the 501st Redback Garrison. Those of you looking for some LEGO to take home will be able to get new and old sets as well as third party accessories.

Tickets are $8 for adults (16+) and $4 for children aged 3 to 15. Children under 3 are free. You’ll need to buy your tickets in advance from TryBooking as they aren’t available at the door.

The show runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, and from 9am to 4pm on Sunday. The first session on Sunday is a special session for the Autism Community.

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

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer (when buying two or more sets)

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Myer have just gone live with a new offer that is running both online and in-store.

From today (June 7th) until Monday June 12th you can get 20% off LEGO when you buy two or more items.

The qualifier of having to buy two sets is a little annoying but it shouldn’t be too hard to meet that.

Unfortunately there are a few exclusions: any clearance items, the Death Star, all Creator Expert sets and minifigures.

You can view their full LEGO listing here

Australian Price For 21310 Old Fishing Store

The product page for 21310 Old Fishing Store is now up on LEGO’s Australian store, which means we now that the Australian RRP will be $249.99.

Old Fishing Store Australian RRP

How does the price compare to your expectations? It seems quite high for a LEGO Ideas set, but the part count is 2049. That works out to $0.12 per part, which is in line with other Ideas sets (the Saturn V is actually cheap at $0.09 per part).

Let me know in the comments what you think of the price and if you’ll be picking this up or not.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Old-Fishing-Store-21310

Will Amazon’s Arrival Change The LEGO Buying Landscape?

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An interesting new job advertisement popped up on Seek the other day – LEGO Australia are looking for a Senior Key Account Manager. This normally wouldn’t be particularly interesting as LEGO Australia probably has a lot of account managers. What makes this position a little different is that is specifically relates to working to launch the LEGO and Amazon partnership in Australia.

We’ve known that Amazon is coming to Australia for a little while now, but this is confirmation that LEGO Australia are taking their arrival seriously and already starting work on supplying them with products.

Amazon’s arrival in Australia has got a lot of industry experts speculating about doom and gloom for local retail. As an online presence Amazon doesn’t have the same overheads, and can in theory offer better prices. They are also not above offering deep discounts to get customers to try their service.

Will Amazon become the go-to source of LEGO buying in Australia? It’s extremely difficult to predict this with any certainty but they are certainly facing a lot of challenges.

June Offer At LEGO Online: Free Krypto Saves The Day Set

The latest offer from LEGO online is now live, but I suspect it’s not going to appeal to everybody. Hopefully there will be another offer later in the month.

Free Krypto Saves The Day with any DC Super Hero Girls purchase

30546 Krypto Saves The Day

LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ Krypto™ Saves the Day (30546) offer is valid for all LEGO DC Super Hero Girls™ orders online at shop.LEGO.com only, from 2nd June to 2nd July 2017, or while stocks last. One set per household.

You can check out the DC Super Hero Girls range (including the new sets) at https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/DC-Super-Hero-Girls-Sets

Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls & Beetlejuice Coming To Dimensions

The next wave of LEGO Dimensions packs has just been announced and the lineup is an interesting mix. All 5 packs will be available September 13th 2017.

Powerpuff Girls

Originally airing from 1998 to 2005 the Powerpuff Girls are back on screens with a series reboot last year. Soon you’ll also be able to get them in your LEGO Dimensions game. Unfortunately in order to get all three girls you’ll need to buy two different packs…

71346 Powerpuff Girls Team Pack

Powerpuff Girls Team Pack 71346

This set features Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, the PPG Smartphone and Octi.

[see the other packs below]