Pictures And Details of 10242 Mini Cooper Mk VII

All we can say is wow! This set looks absolutely gorgeous. From the British racing green colour, to the curved body work there is nothing that we don’t love about this set.

10242 LEGO Mini Cooper Set

The tiny car also features neat hidden details, like a brick replica of the car’s engine under the hood, a spare tire compartment and a picnic basket and blanket set.
Via http://mashable.com

A short video has also been released

The set contains 1,077 piece and will be available in August. The US price is $99.99. At this stage we do not have an Australian RRP.

There is an additional gallery of images available via Brickset

 

LEGO Ideas Winter 2014 Review Results

LEGO have just announced the results of the latest LEGO Ideas review and we have a new LEGO Ideas set on the way. The female minifiigures project will become LEGO Ideas Research Institute. According to the announcement video we should see the final set released in August 2014.

LEGO Ideas Research Institute

We are really pleased to see this project become a set. The original idea had a lot of merit, and managed to gain a fair bit of media interest. The issue of gender inequality in the available range of minifigures has always been a topic of discussion. There is also an under-representation of women who undertake science careers. If young girls can be inspired to have an interest in science from

The fact that the final sets has been titled Research Institute, along with what was said in the announcement video, indicates that we will see three different female scientists coming together in a single set. Our hope is that the final set brings the three separate vignettes together into a single cohesive product.

Our take on the unsuccessful products is below the announcement video

$15000 Worth Of LEGO Stolen In Victoria

LEGO Criminal

A toy store in Seymour, north of Melbourne has been robbed twice in under a fortnight and each time the thieves have had an eye specifically for LEGO.

Police have revealed that the offenders broke into the store in Station Street just over a week ago and made off with $10,000 worth of our favourite brick. It is believed the same offenders then returned sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning and stole an additional $5,000 worth of sets. Police have specifically mentioned LEGO City and Technic, but the stock taken may not be limited to these themes.

“They’ve removed the entire glass panel from a front automatic sliding door,” Detective Senior Constable Porter said. This has lead police to believe that this was the work of a group, and that somebody involved has glazing experience.

Unfortunately for the store owner the criminals don’t seem to be quite as dumb as the bad guys we find in LEGO city; police report that the CCTV hard drive was taken during the first heist and had not been replaced in time to catch the second incident.

It is highly likely that these sets are destined for resale. We urge all of our readers to keep an eye out for sellers dealing in particularly large quantities, who don’t have a regular history of LEGO sales. Your favourite bricklink seller isn’t a likely suspect, but a new eBay account with a lot of sets listed should raise alarm bells.

Theft is always a horrible subject, but this is particularly troubling for LEGO fans. Australian retail prices are already higher than many of us would like; theft (including shoplifting) will lead to retailers spending more on security, and less money on sales.

We urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen suspicious activity in the area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on their website

70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Buying Options

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 01

We are really excited for the 70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow set, which is slowly making itself more widely available. After learning that the set was now available on Amazon, we decided to look at the options.

Amazon

LEGO Movie 70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow is now available for pre-order, with a shipping date of June 8 2014.

We have done the maths on the Amazon pricing, and  based on Amazon currency conversion (as of time of publication) and shipping to our Brisbane Address the set works out at AU$ 349.50. This is a saving of 10% off the Australian RRP. This is not as good as a local 20% off sale.

Shopforme

Australian retailer Shopforme have the set available for pre-order for $350.99. This price is on par with the Amazon price, and will possible have a quicker delivery time.

Other Australian Retailers

We have received reports of a few sightings of this set at other retailers. It looks like it is slowly making it’s way to stores. With toy sales (hopefully) just around the corner the best option could be to wait. We couldn’t find the set listed online anywhere at this stage.

If you have spotted the Sea Cow anywhere, let us know in the comments.

On Sale – Various Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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Toys ‘R’ Us are having a sale that runs for most of June, and there are quite a few sets reduced. The sale runs from Wednesday 4th until Saturday 21st June 2014. It’s not a broad 20% off LEGO sale, but there are savings to be had.

There were so many different offers we have broken it down in to the following table

 
Item
Price
Discount
Note
LEGO City Starter Set, Cargo Set, Airport Fire Truck Or Auto Transporter$29.99$10.00VIP Club Price
20% Off Selected LEGO City Sets$23.99$6.008 Sets included
20% Off Selected LEGO Duplo sets$23.99$6.008 Sets included
20% Off LEGO City Cargo Terminal Or Fire Station$103.99$26.00
20% Off LEGO Technic Black Champion Racer Or Desert Racer$23.99$6.00
20% Off LEGO Duplo All-In-One Box Of Fun Green Or Pink$39.99$10.00
20% Off Lego Marvel Super Heroes Spider Helicopter Or Doc Ock Truck$31.99$8.00Apparent pricing error, see below
LEGO Creator Sunset Speeder, Highway Cruiser, Super Racer Or Red Rotors2 for $25
LEGO Star Wars Utapau Troopers , Kashyyyk Troopers Or Death Star Troopers$22.99$3.00
LEGO Star Wars Vulture Droid, Grievous' Wheels Or Jedi Interceptor$31.99$8.00VIP Club Price
LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella's Dream Carriage Or Rapunzel's Creativity Tower$39.99$10.00
LEGO Friends Heartlake Juice Bar$31.99$8.00
LEGO Friends Stephanie's Beach House$47.99$12.00
BONUS Stephanie's Mail Box set when you spend $30 or more on LEGO Friends.

Details on 76015 Spider-Helicopter Rescue – This set is listed as reduced from $39.99 to $31.99. The actual RRP for this set is $79.99. If Toys ‘R’ Us honour the catalogue price, then this is a bargain.

You can view the catalogue here

All Aboard – New LEGO Train Sets Available

We are continuing with our round-ups of all the new sets released yesterday. Next up we are taking a look at the new LEGO City Trains sets. We know there are lots of LEGO train fans out there and we’d love to hear what you think of these new sets.

60050 Train Station – $79.99

60050 Train Station

60051 High Speed Passenger Train – $229.99

60051 High-Speed Passenger Train

60052 Cargo Train – $299.9960052 Cargo Train

June Online Offer – Free Balloon Cart Set

Free LEGO Balloon Cart SetLEGO’s online offer for the month of June is the great looking Balloon Cart set. This set was previously a bonus for VIPs who ordered the Fairground Mixer set, but is now available to anybody who spends $100 or more from 1st to 30th June 2014. While stocks last.

With so many new sets released, it shouldn’t be hard to hit that $100 threshold.

Click here for more details

The Mixels Series 2

Mixels LOGO

We continue our roundup of all the new sets that have just been made available.

Next up we have the second wave of Mixels – the cute little buildable characters. We really liked series 1, and this second batch look just as wacky.

These are all now available at the Australian online LEGO Store for $5.99 each.


Slumbo

Lunk

Flurr

Chomly

Gobba

Jawg

Kraw

Tentro

Balk

Introducing The Ultra Agents – Available Now

LEGO Ultra Agents LOGO

As we previously mentioned, there are a heap of new sets that have just become available online. Included in these new sets is a brand new theme for 2014 – Ultra Agents.

LEGO® Ultra Agents opens up a world of missions, battles and new digital experiences. The villains are plotting something in Astor City, but you can stop them! Build hi-tech vehicles, gather intelligence, fire missiles and save the day! Download the app for interactive story-telling that features missions, games and clue finding.

There are 6 sets in the theme, ranging in price from $15.99 to $139.99

Image
Set
Price
Link
70160 Riverside Raid$15.99More info
70161 Tremor Track Infiltration$29.99More info
70162 Infearno Interception$39.99More info
70163 Toxikita's Toxic Meltdown$59.99More info
70164 Hurricane Heist$89.99More info
70165 Ultra Agents Mission HQ$139.99More info

New Sets Available Online Now – Including Ghostbusters Ecto-1

It’s the start of a new month, and there are a heap of new sets now available online. We are excited to finally see the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 available.

 
Set
Price
Link
Ghostbusters Ecto-1 21108$69.99Click here
Bike Shop & Cafe 31026$99.99Click here
Trevi Fountain 21020$69.99Click here
Minecraft Micro World – The End$49.99Click here
Super Secret Police Dropship 70815$119.99Click here
Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech 70814$89.99Click here
Benny's Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship 70816$149.99Click here

We also have series 2 of the Mixels, Ultra Agents and heaps of new Friends sets. We will go through those in more detail in separate articles soon.