Brickography Pop-Up Exhibition Hits Melbourne Next Weekend

Are you looking for something a little bit different to do next weekend?

Frostbricks, an Australian based LEGO Photography site, are hosting a special event called Brickography. The show is a combination of LEGO event and gallery exhibit.

Frost Bricks Brickography Flyer

Brickography features a range of fine-art photography from toy photographers around the world, displayed alongside the LEGO creations of Melbourne’s best brick artists.

The event runs next weekend (November 18 – 19th) with opening hours of 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sunday. The venue for the event is Artboy Gallery, 99 Greville St, Prahran.

Special VIP event - As a special event for the AFOL community the show will be holding an opening night on Friday November 17th. The opening event is for the adult community and will have drinks available.

You can find out more about the event via the Frostbricks Facebook page.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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Myer are having another Super Saturday sale with 20% off all toys.

The exclusion list doesn’t say anything about LEGO so it looks like even the high price sets will be included this time around.

The discounted prices are active online now but won’t start until tomorrow (Saturday November 11th) in-store.

You can view their full LEGO range here.

If you are doing an online order don’t forget the anniversary codes. 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.

On Sale: 20% Off City & Friends + Selected Sets On Sale At Target

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I think that we can probably expect the major retailers to have some LEGO on sale from now until Christmas and the latest catalogue from Target is proving that point with a few different offers.

First up is a 20% off sale on two popular themes – Friends and City. Target prices can be lower than RRP so a 20% off sale works out to be fairly decent.

The catalogue also features a range of sets on sale. The catalogue sets cover a variety of themes beyond City and Friends.

The sale starts tomorrow (November 9th) and runs until November 29th. You can view a list of the sets included below, or view the catalogue for yourself here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Selected eBay Stores

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eBay have just sent out details of a new sale that covers some LEGO listings.

From today (November 7th) until 11:59 AEDT on November 16th you can get 20% off at selected eBay stores with the code PREZZY.

Looking through the search results it appears to be mainly items listed by Hobby Warehouse, although there are some others in there too.

Don’t forget that with eBay you have to be particularly careful with prices, as they can be higher than RRP.

This link should have all of the LEGO listings covered by the code.

On Sale: Technic Porsche 911 On Sale At Target

Here’s an oddly specific sale for just one set.

The Target website is advertising 20% off the price of the 42065 Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set. To take advantage of the offer you’ll need to use the code PORSCHE20 at checkout. The code is only valid until midnight AEST on Wednesday November 8th.

Target Porsche Sale

This is an online only offer but it does qualify for free shipping.

With the 20% off applied the set comes down to $359.20.

Via https://www.target.com.au/p/lego-reg-technic-porsche-911-gt3-rs-42-56/59723264

LEGO Now Recognised As A Well-Known Trademark In China

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The LEGO Group’s on-going fight against trademark violation in China has reached an important milestone. In July this year The Beijing Higher Court passed a ruling that recognises the LEGO® logo and the LEGO® name in Chinese as “well-known” trademarks in China.

The well-known trademark recognition will help the company get better protection for LEGO trademarks in the country. This also means more strength in their battles against infringement of LEGO trademarks, even outside the toy category. Every legal win like this one is a step towards their ultimate goal of taking on companies like LEPIN that blatantly steal LEGO IP.

LEGO have made significant investment in the Chinese market including building a factory in Jiaxing, south of Shanghai and see the country as a huge growth opportunity.

You can read the full press release below.

Note: While the court ruling was in July, LEGO have only just issued a press release about this.

Review: 41318 Heartlake Hospital

LEGO Friends has the advantage of being set, for the most part, in a single fictional town. This setting gives the designers a lot more room to play around with what is needed in a city, and build sets around that. It has made for a theme with a surprisingly diverse selection of locales. The latest addition to the city is a building that every town needs – a hospital.

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Style

All of the LEGO Friends sets have an unmistakable colour palate and overall feel to them, and that is also true for the Heartlake Hospital. The building features splashes of bright colour all through the interior and exterior. The pinks, purples and blue all visual hallmarks of a LEGO Friends set.

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Kmart Dropping Regular Price On Sets

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The latest Kmart catalogue isn’t really a LEGO sale. It’s actually just an advertisement for their regular prices. Normally that wouldn’t be worth posting about but those regular prices are now lower than before on a heap of sets.

Kmart prices are usually pretty good anyway, but with these drops there are some sets that are over 30% off the official RRP.

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here, or I’ve included a table below.

These are everyday prices so you don’t need to worry about the catalogue end date.

New Christmas Offer From LEGO Online

The LEGO online store has updated with a new Christmas offer.

Spend $120 or more and receive a free 24-in-1 LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) set.

2017 Christmas Buildup Bonus

For those of you not familiar with the Christmas Build Up sets, it is a collection of parts that allows you to build 24 different Christmas themed models. You can’t build all of them at once unfortunately.

Some other news that might be of interest regarding the store:

21312 Women of NASA is now available. While some people have complained about the price (including me) I know there are some people keen to pick this up.

If you still haven’t been able to pick up a Apollo Saturn V set then you may be interested to know that the set is currently available for backorder, with an estimate ship date of December 8th. That ship date should get to you by Christmas.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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The latest Toys R Us catalogue is all about joining the fun this Christmas. I don’t know about you but the fact that Christmas is so close isn’t fun, it’s scary.

In their attempt to make things fun the catalogue features some LEGO sets on sale. There are discounts on Minecraft sets, which aren’t often included in other retailers sales. There are also several sets that are exclusive to Toys R Us.

This sale starts today (November 1st) and runs until November 14th.

You can view the catalogue yourself here, or view the included sets below.