On Sale – 20% Off LEGO At Toys R Us

Toys R Us 20 Percent Off LEGO

20% off sales are becoming more and more common when it comes to Australian LEGO retail. The latest offering is 20% off LEGO construction from Toys R Us. LEGO Construction generally covers the full range of sets, but excludes things like clothes, LEGO Games and DVDs.

The sale is on from today (5th March 2014) through until March 18th.

You can check out the catalogue here 

Sunshine Coast Brick Event Review & Photos

Sunshine Coast Brick Event 2014

This past weekend I was able to make the trip up from Brisbane to attend the Sunshine Coast Brick Event.

I took along my camera and took plenty of photos for those who couldn’t make it. Special thanks to my wonderful fiancée for letting me hijack 2 hours of our weekend away.

Check out the photos and review below.

March Online Offer – Free Martian Manhunter Minifigure

The latest offer from the Australian Online LEGO Store is now available. Simply spend $100 or more and the bonus will be added to your order.

March Offer Martian Manhunter 5002126

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Super-Heroes-Free-Gift

On Sale – 20% Off LEGO Movie At Shop For Me

Shop For Me

The LEGO Movie sets have now started showing up in stores, and that includes online retailers.

Shop For Me are currently selling all of their LEGO Movie sets for 20% off.

You can check out the listings here 

They are also offering an Everything Is Awesome Pack, which features all 12 of the currently available sets as well as a free Emmett keyring. If you are looking at getting all of the LEGO Movie sets this looks like a good deal (and is also currently 20% off).

The LEGO Movie Display Spotted At Big W

Bricking Around reader Brett has sent us some pictures he took at his local Big W store. The sets featured in the display were not available to buy, but this gives us some sort of indication of the marketing push we can expect as the movie approaches. With the movie proving to be a huge success in the US it makes a lot of sense for Australian retailers to push the sets.

The LEGO Movie Big W Display B

The LEGO Movie Big W Display

Is LEGO Doctor Who Coming?

LEGO Doctor Who

Since the Cuusoo concept was first unveiled The Doctor has been a popular subject for submissions. Unfortunately they were all rejected on the grounds of License Conflicts – an existing range of Doctor Who building toys was produced by a company called Character Building.

The news this morning is that LEGO has been able to resolve the conflict for Doctor Who projects. While the wording makes the exact situation a little vague, what is clear is that we are about to see an influx of TARDISs and Sonic Screwdrivers. We can’t wait!

Has LEGO already secured an exclusive deal for Doctor Who construction toys? It’s possible, but makes it a little confusing that they would announce this via Cuusoo. It doesn’t seem like the smartest business decision to secure the rights and then wait months for projects to reach 10,000 votes.

There is also the possibility that LEGO Doctor Who sets already in the design faze and this is a just a teaser. LEGO may be looking for fan designs to complement the existing planned themes.

Unfortunately, without access to the TARDIS, we are just going to have to wait and see what happens.

Here is the blog post from Cuusoo

Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties. We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren’t able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can’t secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.

If such a conflict goes away, we’ll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.

The Fine Print:

If your project was previously turned down, archived, or deleted due to a licensing conflict that is now resolved, you may re-submit it as a new project. Supporters from past projects cannot be applied to a future project.

Resolved Past Licensing Conflicts

We now welcome projects based on the following licenses that used to have conflicts:
  • Doctor Who – February 2014
Last updated February 25, 2014

Sunshine Coast Brick Event This Weekend

Sunshine Coast Brick Event

Looking for something to do this weekend? The first Sunshine Coast Brick Event is on this weekend, and if past events are any indication you can expect Brick Events to put on a great show.

More details, including ticket prices and session times, can be found on the event page:

On Sale – 20% Off LEGO At Myer

Myer February 2014 20 Percent Off

It seems this sale has been running for a little while, but we initially missed it.

Myer is offering 20% of a range of toy brands including LEGO. This sale ends Sunday 2nd March 2014.

Meet The First Batch Of Mixels

Mixels LOGO

The first batch of sets from the new Mixels theme have been added to the US version of the online LEGO store. No Australian availability yet, but we will update when there is news.

There are 3 groups, with 3 sets in each. The sets have between 45 – 70 pieces and cost just $5 US each. They also come in a bag, rather than a box;

Mixels Bags in Box

The sets themselves are quite cute, they have some interesting parts and we really like the idea of combining them into a larger model. We just aren’t sure if this theme is going to take off. The Cartoon Network cartoon created to go with these sets doesn’t seem likely to gain the same level of popularity as Ninjago or Chima. We’ll let you judge for yourself.

You can check out all 9 of the sets below.

Australian Price For 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Discovered

An Australian price for 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow has be uncovered by some clever snooping. If you are logged in to a LEGO account you can see the product page at http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/MetalBeard-s-Sea-Cow-70810

There is no buy button but there is the Australian price – $389.99. Unfortunately that is slightly more than we predicted.

70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow Australian Price

Via http://jaysbrickblog.com/2014/02/17/the-lego-movies-metalbeards-sea-cow-available-in-australia/