Final Design Of LEGO Ideas 21110 Research Institute Revealed

When we found out that the Research Institute had passed the review, we were excited to see what the final design would look like. LEGO has given Alatariel Elensar, the LEGO fan behind the project, a copy of the final set to review. Alatariel has taken a heap of photos and done a full review, and we are really impressed with what we see. LEGO seems to have stuck pretty close to the original fan project. The LEGO T-Rex skeleton is fantastic.

This is the official box front of the set, but be sure to check out Alatariel’s blog for more pictures and her full review.

21110 Research InstituteVia Alatariel Elensar

 

LEGO Online Store: 30% Off Selected Items

The Australian online LEGO store is having a clearance sale on a range of different items. There are no dates on the sale so we aren’t sure how long this will last. It’s likely that these prices will run until stock is cleared. Click on the banner below to view the deals. We have included a quick list below too (note: some items are marked as ‘call to check stock’).

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On Sale: 20% Off LEGO At David Jones Until July 6

David Jones 20 PC Off LEGO

Perhaps feeling the pressure from the other Toy Sales that are on at the moment David Jones has decided to extend their toy offer to include 20% off LEGO.

The sale appears to be on now (June 25th 2014) and runs until July 6th 2014.

This is a broad offer, so there is no catalogue deals to go through, but David Jones does stock a decent range of larger sets. The most expensive set on their online store is the 10234 Sydney Opera House which is reduced from $399.99 to $319.99. We heard from one reader who managed to pick up a Simpsons House set.

You can check out their online range here or head to your local David Jones to take advantage of the offer.

Thanks to Mark for the tip.

Steam Sale: LEGO Video Games For PC Reduced

The LEGO Movie Video Game

As part of the current Steam sale, there are a heap of LEGO video games all dramatically reduced. For those readers out there with a PC it looks like an opportunity to pick up some fun games for a low price.

This is a limited sale, so you’ll have to get in quick. At the time of writing there were just over 38 hours left to get these discounted prices. Prices are in US dollars and you will need the Steam program to purchase the games.

Here is a list of all the games available

  • The LEGO Movie Videogame – $7.99 US
  • LEGO The Hobbit – $7.49 US
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – $4.99 US
  • LEGO Lord Of The Rings – $12.49 US
  • LEGO Batman 2 – $4.99 US
  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 1 – 4 – $8.49 US
  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 5 – 7 – $12.00 US
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame DLC – Wild West Pack – $1.49 US (Add-on for The LEGO Movie videogame)

There should be something in that list for any LEGO fan.

Check out the offers here http://store.steampowered.com/app/267530/ and don’t forget this is a limited time only sale.

2014 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Kmart

Kmart LOGO

Kmart are’t known for having regular sales, but it looks like they are getting in on the mid-year toy sale action this year.

We’re not quite sure if this sale qualifies as one of the traditional toy sales we all love, as Kmart do not appear to be offering a Christmas lay-buy option during this sale.

The sale runs from Thursday 26th June 2014 until Sunday 20th July 2014.

Regardless of whether this counts as a major toy sale or not, we have run the numbers and calculated all of the discounts just as we have with the other sales.

Check out the catalogue here

Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Kmart Discount
Discount %
RRP
RRP Discount %

LEGO City

60047Police Station$99.00$20.0016.81%$149.9934.00%
60049Police Helicopter Tranporter$49.00$10.0016.95%$59.9918.32%
60048Police Dog Unit$35.00$-0.00%$39.9912.48%
60011Surfer Rescue$9.00$-0.00%$9.999.91%
600124 x 4 and Diving Boat$19.00$-0.00%$19.994.95%
60025Grand Prix Truck$35.00$-0.00%$39.9912.48%
60046Police Helicopter Surveillance$69.00$9.0011.54%$99.9930.99%
60014Coast Guard Patrol$74.00$15.0016.85%$99.9925.99%

Chima

70123Lion Legend Beast$10.00$2.0016.67%$12.9923.02%
70125Gorilla Legend Beast$10.00$2.0016.67%$12.9923.02%
70124Eagle Legend Beast$10.00$2.0016.67%$12.9923.02%
70127Wolf Legend Beast$10.00$2.0016.67%$12.9923.02%

Technic

42026Black Champion Racer$23.00$6.0020.69%$29.9923.31%
42027Desert Racer$23.00$6.0020.69%$29.9923.31%
42011Race Car$23.00$6.0020.69%$29.9923.31%

The LEGO Movie

70804Ice Cream Machine$30.00$5.0014.29%$39.9924.98%
70806Castle Cavalry$30.00$5.0014.29%$39.9924.98%

Star Wars

75038Jedi Interceptor$30.00$5.0014.29%$39.9924.98%
75039V-wing Starfighter$30.00$5.0014.29%$39.9924.98%
75040General Grevious Wheel Bike$30.00$5.0014.29%$39.9924.98%
75041Vulture Droid$30.00$5.0014.29%$39.9924.98%

Other

10664Creative Tower$79.00$-0.00%$89.9912.21%

Friends

41039Sunshine Ranch$79.00$10.0011.24%$99.9920.99%
41026Sunshine Harvest$22.00$3.0012.00%$29.9926.64%
41027Mia's Lemonade Stand$12.00$3.0020.00%$15.9924.95%
41028Emma's Lifeguard Post$12.00$3.0020.00%$15.9924.95%
41029Stephanie's Newborn Lamb$12.00$3.0020.00%$15.9924.95%

Disney Princess

41053Cinderella's Dream Carriage$39.00$9.0018.75%$49.9921.98%
41052Ariel's Magical Kiss$39.00$9.0018.75%$49.9921.98%

On Sale: 20% Off At Toys R Us With Voucher This Weekend

Toys R Us F&F

If the Toys R Us toy sale catalogue didn’t contain that set you had your eye on then never fear – This weekend they are having a “Friends and Family Sale” with 20% off all full priced items.

This sale kicks off on Friday 27th of June 2014 and runs until Sunday 29th.

You will need the voucher or online coupon code below to take advantage of the offer. Click on the image to view the original larger version.

Toys R Us friends and family

Remember that the discount only applies to full price items, so toy sale specials won’t be further reduced.

2014 Toy Sales: Making The Most of The Toys R Us Price Beat

Toys R Us Price Beat 2014

In case you missed it, the Toys R Us Toy Sale kicks off on Wednesday. While there are no stand-outs in the catalogue, they do have an offer that may be of use to LEGO fans.

Spot a lower price on anything in the catalogue and Toys R Us will beat it by 10%

With so many toy sales on at the moment we thought we’d look at how you can capitalise on this offer to get the best price. We have compared the prices of everything in the Toys R Us catalogue to the other catalogues.

  • We checked Myer, Kmart and Big W catalogues
  • We only looked at prices listed in catalogues. For example Myer has 20% off all LEGO, but only a limited selection are in the catalogue.
  • You may be able to use the Myer 20% offer for the price beat, check the percentages on the sets in our breakdown See note below.
  • The various Toy Sales run for different periods, check that the sale you are using for the price beat is still running when you go to Toys R Us.
  • Toys R Us price beat only applies to sets in the Toys R Us toy sale catalogue

Now that we have the specifics out of the way, here are the sets that you can take advantage of the price beat offer;

Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Best Price
From
"Price Beat" Price
Original RRP
RRP Discount %

Creator

31024Roaring Power$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
31023Yellow Racers$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%

Duplo

10526Peter Pan's Visit$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10515Ariel's Undersea Castle$31.99$32.00Big W$28.80$39.9927.98%
10575Creative Building Cube$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10544The Joker Challenge$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10532My First Police Set$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10525Big Farm$79.99$68.00Big W$61.20$89.9931.99%

LEGO City

60047Police Station$98.99$95.00Big W$85.50$149.9943.00%

Chima

70132Scorns Scorpion Sting$49.99$38.00Big W$34.20$59.9942.99%

Friends

41015Dolphin Cruiser$78.99$75.00Big W$67.50$99.9932.49%
41039Sunshine Ranch$79.99$75.00Big W$67.50$99.9932.49%

UPDATE: We have found the relevant terms and conditions for the offer.

Toys”R”Us Price Guarantee is available for products advertised only, on purchases during our Toys”R”Us Sale, Wednesday 25 June to Tuesday 15 July 2014. Excludes online purchases, nappies, wipes, baby food, baby formula, game consoles, iTunes Cards, Prepaid Cards, Gift Cards or non merchandise goods and services. Competitor’s product must be in stock at a retail outlet within the same city or town. Product must be identical (e.g. same brand, model and colour). Competitor’s advertised price must be current. Price Guarantee is not available when the competitor’s lower price is due to category or storewide discounts, conditional sales, package deals, trade-ins, damaged stock, demonstration or discontinued lines and loyalty or third party offers. We will not match online retailers, fire or liquidation sales, clearance and warehouse outlets. Competitor’s price will be matched, and a further 10% discount will be taken off the matched price.

Here are the important parts that you’ll need to know

  • Competitor’s product must be in stock at a retail outlet within the same city or town
  • Not available when the competitor’s lower price is due to category or storewide discounts – This means you can’t use Myer’s 20% off.
  • Competitor’s price will be matched, and a further 10% discount will be taken off the matched price. – This is the formula that we have used above.

As more toy sales catalogues become available, we will update accordingly.

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2014 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Toys R Us

Toys R US Toy Sale 2014

Another Toy Sale catalogue has just appeared. This time it’s Toys R Us bringing us our annual mid-year LEGO deals.

There is a decent selection in the catalogue, but nothing in particular that screams “must have”. Our highlight would probably have to be the VW Campervan.

The best part of the Toys R Us sale however is their price beat guarantee. You can save an extra 10% off if you manage to find a better price for anything listed in the catalogue. We will try and run the numbers on the various catalogues that are out and about to see if we can spot any cheaper deals.

The sale runs from next Wednesday 25th June until Tuesday 15th July.

Check out the catalogue here

Here is our breakdown of all the deals

Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Discount
Discount %

Creator

10220VW Camper Van$129.99$40.0023.53%
31024Roaring Power$31.99$8.0020.01%
31023Yellow Racers$31.99$8.0020.01%
31021Furry Creatures$23.99$6.0020.01%
31022Turbo Quad$23.99$6.0020.01%
31019Forest Animals$23.99$6.0020.01%

Duplo

10526Peter Pan's Visit$31.99$8.0020.01%
10515Ariel's Undersea Castle$31.99$8.0020.01%
10575Creative Building Cube$31.99$8.0020.01%
10544The Joker Challenge$31.99$8.0020.01%
10546My First Shop$31.99$8.0020.01%
10532My First Police Set$31.99$8.0020.01%
10525Big Farm$79.99$10.0011.11%
10507My First Train Set$53.99$16.0022.86%

Bricks & More

4630Build & Play Box$69.99$10.0012.50%
10681Creative Building Cube$31.99$8.0020.01%

Juniors

10675Police - The Big Escape$31.99$8.0020.01%
10667Juniors Construction$23.99$6.0020.01%
10668Princess Play Castle$23.99$6.0020.01%
10671Fire Emergency$23.99$6.0020.01%

Super Heroes

76017Captain America VS Hydra$34.99$5.0012.50%
76011Batman Man-Bat Attack$34.99$5.0012.50%
76018Hulk Lab Smash (VIP Price)$69.99$10.0012.50%
76013The Joker Steam Roller$69.99$10.0012.50%

Star Wars

VariousStar Wars Microfighters (2 for 24)$24.00$7.9824.95%
75043AT-AP$78.99$21.0021.00%
75046Coruscant Police Gunship$69.99$10.0012.50%
75025Jedi Defender Class Cruiser$119.99$20.0014.29%

City

60045Police Patrol Boat$38.99$11.0022.00%
60044Mobile Police Unit$38.99$11.0022.00%
60009Helicopter Arrest$69.99$10.0012.50%
60047Police Station$98.99$51.0034.00%
VariousAny 2 (Light Repair Truck, Monster Truck, City Race Car or Fire Chief Car)$25.00$6.9821.83%

Mixels Series 2

VariousAny 3 Mixels For $15$15.00$2.9716.53%

Chima

70134Lavertus Outland Base$89.99$-0.00%
70014The Croc Swamp Hideout$89.99$-0.00%
70132Scorns Scorpion Sting$49.99$10.0016.67%
VariousAny 2 Legend Beast Sets$20.00$5.9823.02%

Ninjago

70727X-1 Ninja Charger$47.99$12.0020.00%
70721Kia Fighter$23.99$6.0020.01%
70722Overborg Attack$23.99$6.0020.01%

Friends

41015Dolphin Cruiser$78.99$21.0021.00%
3186Emma's Horse Trailer$29.99$10.0025.01%
41057Heartlake Horse Show (VIP Price)$47.99$12.0020.00%
41039Sunshine Ranch$79.99$20.0020.00%
VariousAny 2 Friends Animals$10.00$1.9816.53%

On Sale: 50% Off Your Second Toy At Myer This Weekend

Myer logo

Despite their main toy sale still running Myer has chosen to run a weekend special as part of their stocktake sale.

June 21 & 22 2014 you can receive 50% off your second toy.

The website says that this can not be used with other offers so things may get a little messy with the 20% off sale on LEGO. Registers should default to the better offer, but it may be worth doing the sums yourself before parting with your cash. We don’t want anybody getting charged more than they expected.

View more info here.”

LEGO Fusion: Bringing LEGO Building And Digital Play Together

LEGO Fusion LOGO

LEGO has just shown off a new range of innovative products called LEGO Fusion. These sets combine the LEGO building experience we all know and love with electronic gaming on tablets. LEGO is taking the view that a physical and tactile building experience can complement, rather than compete with, the digital experience. LEGO are building on their own work with Life Of George, as well as concepts such as the popular Skylanders series of games.

The sets come with a moderate selection of bricks and a special capture plate. The capture plate enables the related app on your iPad or Android tablet to scan and recreate your construction in virtual form. There are four different sets to be released

LEGO Fusion Town Master

In this simulation game, players create and rule their own LEGO town, first by building it with LEGO bricks, then by capturing it and importing it to the game. Children build everything from houses to a pizzeria, fire station and bike shop while completing errands and missions like catching robbers, fighting fires and skateboarding. To keep the minifigure citizens happy, players solve problems through physical building and earn points to gain access to more structures, and even run additional towns.

LEGO Fusion Town Master

LEGO Fusion Battle Towers

Players build a tower and defend it against attack so they can rule the kingdom. First, players design the Battle Towers with real LEGO pieces, then capture them and import them to the game. Next, players choose tower defenders like wizards and archers and battle against evil warriors, skeleton armies, and more. If a tower is damaged in battle, players can repair the damage with a timed build with the game’s real LEGO bricks.

LEGO Fusion Battle Towers

LEGO Fusion Create & Race

In this racing game, players get behind the wheel and virtually drive the cars that they create with real LEGO bricks. Once a custom vehicle is digitally designed, physically built, and imported to the game, it can be optimized for success in racing, demolition or stunts. Players learn that every brick shape and color on the vehicle matters for performance. Three themed courses offer endless challenges unlocked by physical LEGO builds, and children can even ghost race against friends to top the leaderboard.

LEGO Fusion Create and Race

LEGO Fusion Resort Designer

Players help the LEGO Friends design new vacation houses, shops and activities for Ambersands Beach. After building 2-D facades, capturing them and importing them to the game, players can design the interiors of 3-D digital structures, such as an aquarium, surf shop and beach houses. Children can unlock new levels and build more resorts by completing missions like rescuing dolphins, riding horses, surfing and other resort activities.

LEGO Fusion Resort Designer

It is certainly an interesting concept, and we are interested to try it out.

Check out the official press release and details of each set below.

LEGO FUSION Town Master, LEGO FUSION Battle Towers, and LEGO FUSION Create & Race will launch in August 2014; LEGO FUSION Resort Designer will launch in September 2014. US Price for these sets is $34.99, we do not currently have an Australian price.