New LEGO Online Offers Now Available

Some months only have one LEGO online offer, and other months have multiple. July just happens to be one of those months with multiple offers.

The awesome pirate set offer for VIPs has wrapped up, but there are two new offers now available.

Free Friends Pop Star Red Carpet Set

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Spend $45 or more on Disney Princess, LEGO Friends or LEGO Elves to receive this free set. Valid on orders from 13 July to 15 August 2015, or while stocks last.

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

LEGO Star Wars Return of the Jedi Poster Now Available

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The third LEGO Star Wars Collectible Poster is now available. The free poster will be automatically added to your shopping bag with any LEGO Star Wars purchase. Offer available from 13 – 19 July 2015.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Star-Wars-free-posters

2015 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Target

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It’s 1:15 AM on a Sunday, and Bricking Around is here to bring you the latest Toy Sale news.

The last of the 2015 toy sales to kick off is Target, but they arguably have the best exclusives lined up for their sale. Not just large exclusives too – there are also quite a few smaller sets marked as exclusive like the Friends news van set, and the creator Forest Creatures.

The biggest disappointment of the Target sale is most likely going to be the price of the Tumbler at $299 – I think we were all hoping for a little more than 9% off RRP. The TIE Fighter is featured for $239 – 20% off.

If you have pre-registered to view the catalogue, you can do so here.

Don’t forget that Target are helping Bricking Around give away a Wookiee Gunship set.

Full details of the sale items below.

LEGO Giving Away SDCC Exclusives Via Twitter

If you follow LEGO on twitter you may have already spotted this news when you got out of bed this morning.
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LEGO are giving their twitter followers the opportunity to win some of the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive sets. These sets are always highly sought after and nearly impossible to get (even if you are at the show).

For your chance to win all you have to do is retweet the specific tweets from LEGO.

So far there have been two giveaway tweets -

 

Via https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group

New LEGO Dimensions Trailer Is All About The Doctor

The Doctor has always been limited to exploring time and space. Sure it doesn’t sound like much of a limitation, but haven’t you always wanted to see what would happen if he could team up with Batman or maybe even Homer Simpson?

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The latest LEGO Dimensions trailer shows off the Doctor helping out the three main characters (Wyldstyle, Batman and Gandalf) take on some classic Doctor Who villains.

The Doctor Who parts of game will feature Peter Capaldi voicing the Doctor as well as Jenna Coleman voicing Clara.

70751 Temple of Airjitzu Officially Announced

Since it’s launch Ninjago has proven to be a popular theme with the target audience. When the theme (and related cartoon) was set to end in 2013, there was a huge outcry from fans that saw a reboot in 2014.

The sets have always had limited appeal to the adult LEGO community but that may just change with this new set – introducing 70751 Temple of Airjitzu.

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The Temple of Airjitzu features an impressive 12 minifigures to go along with the beautifully designed buildings. This is definitely the largest and most detailed Ninjago set to date.

With a US RRP of $199.99 this set will probably cost at least $299.99 in Australia. The US$199.99 set 60052 Cargo Train costs Australians $299.99, so that seems to be a reasonable estimate. As soon as we have an official Australian RRP we will be sure to share it.

The set should be available online to VIPs mid-August and everyone else 1st September.

Check out the press release, designer video and gallery of larger images below.

Reminder: The Big W 2015 Toy Sale Ends Today

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While it was’t the first to start, it is the first to finish. That’s right – today is the last day of the Big W toy sale for 2015. If you haven’t already been in store to pick up or lay-by the items on your must have list then time is running out.

Feel free to tell your boss that Bricking Around said you could take an extra long lunch break (we don’t actually have that power, sorry).

You can check out our listing of the Big W sale sets in this article – 2015 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Big W, or via the 2015 Toy Sale HQ.

Competition: Win A 75084 Wookiee Gunship Thanks To Target Australia

To celebrate their 2015 toy sale, Target Australia have sent us a 75084 Wookie Gunship set to give away to one lucky reader.

LEGO Star Wars Wookiee Gunship 75084 Box

Worth $99 the 75084 Wookie Gunship features 570 pieces and 4 Minifigures.

To enter all you need to do is enter your details in the form below. The competition runs from today (July 7th 2015) until Wednesday July 22nd. Be sure to check the terms & conditions below.

ENTRY NOW CLOSED

Sorry Sydney – It Looks Like You’re Not Getting A LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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Sometimes news articles are written in a way that can create some ambiguity. One example of that is the article about a possible LEGOLAND Discovery Centre headed to Sydney that formed the basis of our previous article. There are certainly two ways of interpreting what the article said – either LEGOLAND is one of the retailers heading to Sydney, or it’s an example of a brand heading to Australia.

One first reading the article it seemed like the story was specifically about Sydney. Reader aoi read it another way.

With the truth left up in the air, it seemed like a good time for some investigating.

Is There A LEGOLAND Disovery Centre Headed To Sydney?

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A news article appeared over the weekend that got a lot of people curious about what could be coming to Sydney. While the gist of the article was about high-end fashion retailers opening stores in Martin Place, there was a single word that caused all the buzz…

Luxury food and beverage and lifestyle like EATALY, Dean & Deluca, LEGOLAND and department stores like Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Harvey Nichols, among others are also coming.

Emphasis added.

It seems unlikely that an actual LEGOLAND theme park is going to open in a retail precinct in Sydney, but what is possible is a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

There have been rumours and reports about a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne, but this is the first time we are hearing about one in Sydney. It might be time to start doing some digging around.

Via http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/collection-of-style-calls-martin-place-home-20150703-gi4q92.html

Thanks to Peter for sending us the article

Inside The Brick Bendigo This Weekend

It turns out that it’s not just Newcastle fans with a show to attend this weekend. We have received some late news that the Inside The Brick Bendigo show is also taking place this weekend.

Rediscover the magic of building and join Inside The Brick for a major exhibition of Models made from thousands of LEGO Bricks, a large hands on construction play zone and sets for sale.

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The show promises amazing models with displays of sci-fi, rare sets and a brick city and train layout for you to enjoy.

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