On Sale: 40% Off The LEGO Movie 2 Set At Target

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It looks like The LEGO Movie 2 sets haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves, with some heavy discounts happening.

The latest example is from Target. On offer is 40% off the regular prices on all LEGO Movie 2 sets both online and in-store.

While the movie wasn’t a runaway success like the first the sets themselves weren’t bad. Certainly more tempting at these discounted prices.

You can find the online listings here.

LEGO City Adventures Premieres On Nickelodeon Next Week

A new CG animated LEGO show is coming to kids channel Nickelodeon next week (August 12th).

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LEGO City Adventures follows the wacky daily lives of several LEGO City characters. I was given a chance to check out an episode and while I’m not the target demographic I thought it was pretty good. If you’re a kid then I think the jokes will land a little better. The episode I got to check out featured a team of fire fighters and a flying child.

Check out the trailer below, as well as the full press release from Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon and the LEGO Group will premiere the all-new high-stakes CG-animated comedy series LEGO® City Adventures on Monday, August 12 at 4.30pm (AEST). A rollercoaster ride of fantastic fun, the series (10 episodes) depicts the funny, smart, and dynamic slices of life within the sprawling and diverse LEGO City community, following the absurd and action-packed adventures of its residents. Premieres continue Mondays to Thursdays at 4.30pm until August 22, on Nickelodeon.

“LEGO CITY is our strongest evergreen property globally, and for the first time we are leveraging episodic content to establish characters and personalities that bring the city to life,” said Jill Wilfert, Vice President, Licensing & Entertainment for LEGO Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon for this important evolution of LEGO CITY given how well positioned they are to engage children and families with relevant programming.”

“The LEGO brand is known for creating imaginative and innovative content for kids, and we are excited to collaborate with the LEGO Group to bring the unique characters, style and humour of LEGO City Adventures to life on Nickelodeon,” said Layla Lewis, SVP of Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, Nickelodeon.

LEGO City Adventures explores the intertwining paths of the city’s everyday heroes as they work together to stop a mysterious master criminal who begins to wreak havoc on their town. In the premiere episode “Cubs and Robbers” a movie promotion stunt goes wrong, unleashing a humongous ‘Cubby the Cop’ balloon on the city. Then, in “Billy the Bug” Fire Chief McCloud accidentally buys a malfunctioning Twirly Hat for her nephew.

Citizens of LEGO City introduced throughout the series include: Sargent Duke DeTain (Joe Zieja, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4), an overly heroic cop; Freya McCloud (Misty Lee, DC Super Hero Girls), a crisis-ready fire chief; Shirley Keeper (Alex Cazares, The Loud House), the grumpy street sweeper; Harl Hubbs (Daniel MK Cohen, Fixed), an overeager handyman; Tippy Dorman (James Arnold Taylor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), an expert doorman with a secret; Solomon Fleck (Roger Craig Smith, Avengers Assemble), the dedicated city mayor; Percival “Wheelie” Wheeler (Mick Lauer, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal), a skateboarding police chief and more.

Created and produced by LEGO Group, LEGO City Adventures is also produced by Flaunt Animation (Scotland) and Passion Pictures (France) and written by Jon Colton Barry (Phineas and Ferb), Steven Banks (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jamie Moyer (Modern Family) and Brian Hunt (Second City Chicago). Jason Oliveri is the executive in charge of LEGO City Adventures for Nickelodeon.

LEGO City Adventures will debut as part of Animated August, which sees Nickelodeon’s key animated programs take centre stage, with all-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePantsThe Loud HouseRainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty andRise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiering at 4pm throughout the month.

LEGO City Adventures premieres on Nickelodeon (Foxtel channel 701, Fetch channel 146) for two weeks on Mondays to Thursdays, starting Monday, 12 August at 4.30pm.

Nickelodeon’s ‘Animated August’ kicks off from Tuesday, 6 August to Thursday, 29 August from 4pm.

LEGO City Adventures and all animated premieres are also available on Nick Play. Download the free app from the Apple Store and Google Play.

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Free VIP Tote Bag With Orders Over $249

The new VIP program is pretty terrible and has been poorly received around the globe. I’m not going to sugar coat that I’ve been meaning to write a post about it but I was kind of hoping there’d be improvements.

Having said that – LEGO are offering VIPs this cool looking tote bag! That’s something I guess.

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If you are a VIP Customer and spend $249 or more on LEGO products you’ll get this reversible bag.

The offer is valid until August 14 or while stocks last.

You can find the terms of the offer here.

First Look At Series 19 Minifigures

Official pictures of Series 19 of the Collectible Minifigures have surfaced online. There are some wild minifigures in this batch, and also some amazing ones.

Check out the gallery below and let me know what you think. There’s no official names yet but some a pretty self-explanatory.

The series will be released September 1st.

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On Sale: 20% Off At Big W From Thursday

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It’s becoming something of a tradition that after their July Toy Sale, Big W will follow up with a 20% off sale in August.

Right on schedule we’ve got an up-coming sale that kicks off Thursday August 1st. You’ll be able to get 20% off Big W’s regular prices.

This could be a good chance to pick up the new Hidden Side theme.

The sale runs until August 14th.

More details here.

Thanks to Jamie for making sure I saw this

More LEGO Stores Coming Soon

A very exciting press release hit my inbox a few minutes ago.

Alceon, the company behind the Bondi store, have confirmed a second Sydney store and plans for the rest of the country too.

The next store will be in Broadway Sydney in late 2019. The new LEGO Certified Store at Broadway Sydney has secured prime positioning on Level 2 within one of Australia’s highest performing shopping centres. The store will feature exclusive, customised design elements and brick-built symbols.

But don’t worry if you aren’t in Sydney – LEGO Certified Stores will be opening in the coming months in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. South Australia and Western Australia will get theirs in the New Year.

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This is a huge development and I can’t wait to see where these stores open!

Official Details of 21318 LEGO Ideas: Treehouse

I know this one leaked a little early, then went on sale at SDCC but here we have the official details – including the all important Australian price and release date.

Introducing 21318 LEGO Ideas: Treehouse

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Update: It’s available now!

This absolutely stunning set doesn’t just look great, it features an epic collection of botanical elements. You can build the set in either summer or autumn colours thanks to the inclusion of yellow and orange foliage. All of the included plant elements are made using the new sustainable plastic.

While the plant elements are cool the rest of the set is packed with stunning details. The Treehouse features three small but fully decked out rooms.

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This set will be available to VIPs on July 24th and everybody else August 1st. Australian RRP is $279.99.

If you still aren’t sold – here’s a random Danish man enjoying the set…

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Read on for the official press release and additional images.

Review: 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

I have a young son, who nearly every night wants to go out and look at the moon. One day I told him that people have been there in a spaceship. He didn’t really get it.

While my son may be too young to appreciate it, Apollo 11 is one of those things that will never stop being amazing to me. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy set America the goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth. Then a whole bunch of people who are smarter and/or braver than I ever will be went and made it happen. July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and what better way to commemorate than with a LEGO tribute.

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LEGO has unsurprisingly celebrated various NASA achievements before with some fantastic sets. This is the first time they have tried the Eagle Lunar Lander at minifigure scale. The last attempt was the microscale version included in the Ideas Saturn V set.

The Apollo Lunar Module is comprised of two stages – the descent stage and the ascent stage. This build is split up over 4 stages; the lunar surface, part 1 of the descent stage, part 2 of the descent stage and finally the ascent stage.

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Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, after descending to the lunar surface

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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It’s time for another Super Weekend! They always seem to sneak up on me.

On offer is 25% off LEGO from today (July 19th) until Sunday July 21st.

There are a few exclusions: Creator Expert, Ideas and 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle.

You can check out their LEGO range here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Toys R Us & Hobby Warehouse eBay Stores

Hobby Warehouse love to get in on an eBay Sale and it looks like that has carried across to the relaunched Toys R Us brand.

To celebrate the return of Toys R Us to eBay you can currently get 20% off listings from both Toys R Us and Hobby Warehouse.

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The offer ends July 24th. There is a maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Max 5 transactions each with a maximum of 10 items.

To get the discount enter code PTOYSR at checkout.

View their range here.

Thanks to Chuck for the heads up.