Update On The Simpsons Minifigures At Target

The Simpsons Minifigures Target

Last night we checked our local Target store to see if the price of The Simpsons Minifigures had been updated.

We are pleased to report that these correctly scanned at $5.

We checked this last night before the 20% off sale kicked off, so from today (15th May 2014) you should be able to pick these up for just $4 each. In just a few days Target has gone from the most expensive place to buy The Simpsons Minifigures to one of the cheapest.

This photo was taken at the Forest Lake, QLD store. Let us know in the comments below if your store has still not fixed the price.

The Simpsons House Available For Pre-Order At Toys R Us

LEGO Simpsons House Full

Clearly Toys ‘R’ Us are predicting strong sales of 71006 The Simpsons House. They have started taking pre-orders for online sales of the set, and they are making it quite clear that stock is limited.

The expected shipping date is late May or early June and the set is priced at the Australian RRP of $329.99. Based on our Brisbane address shipping was a very reasonable $9 (this may vary for other locations).

Those fans wanting to pick one up in store may want to call their local store and see if they are also taking in-store pre-orders. This set seems to sell out quickly.

You can pre-order the set here

On Sale: 20% Off LEGO At Target

Target 20 Percent Off May 2014

We suspected that we may see some toy sales following on from Mother’s Day, and it looks like we were right.

From Thursday 15th May until Wednesday 21st May 2014 Target is offering 20% off all LEGO sets.

We know that there may be some ill will towards Target after recent Simpsons Minifigures price issue, but a 20% off sale is always a good way to pick up sets. This could be the last LEGO sale that we see from Target before the big Toy Sale in June.

There are also a few Super Hero sets with a slightly higher discount

76016 LEGO Spider Helicopter Rescue – $59, Save $20 (25.3%)
76011 LEGO Batman Man-Bat Attack – $31, Save $8 (20.5%)
76012 LEGO Batman The Riddler Chase – $39, Save $10 (20.4%)
76013 LEGO Batman The Joker Steamroller – $59, Save $20 (25.3%)

Click here to view the catalogue

The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray Details

The LEGO Movie Bluray

We have just received details of the various exclusives that we be available for The LEGO Movie when it is released on Blu-ray in Australia.

The Lego Movie 2D/3D Blu-ray + UltraViolet Limited Edition including Vitruvius Minifigure – Exclusive to Sanity, JB Hi Fi and Virgin

The Lego Movie 2D/3D Blu-ray + UltraViolet Limited Edition including Activity Book - Exclusive to Big W

The Lego Movie Blu-ray + UltraViolet – Available everywhere

The movie is scheduled for release on July 3rd. Pricing will be up to each individual retailer.

The pack including the Virtruvius Minifigure is definitely going to be a popular one. This is an exclusive minifigure that will only be available in this pack. We will keep an eye on the retailer websites to see if the movie is made available for pre-order.

Image via Amazon.com. May not reflect the Australian retail packaging.

Target Corrects The Simpsons Minifigures Price

Well that didn’t take long! Following on from our post this morning we have just received the following tweet from Target Australia;

We’re calling this one as a win for LEGO fans everywhere! Now we just need a 20% off sale to make the price even better.

Australian Prices For New LEGO Movie Sets

After reading a rumour online Bricking Around made an anonymous phone call to our local Toys ‘R’ Us store, and we were able to confirm the Australian prices for these upcoming LEGO Movie sets. They were unable to confirm the exact release date, but these should be store in August.

70814 Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech – $89.99

70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech

70815 Super Secret Police Drop Ship – $119.9970815 Super Secret Police Dropship

70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! – $149.99

70816 Benny's Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship!

 

Target Selling The Simpsons Minifigures Above RRP

Target Pay More

If you go to the Target Australia website you will notice that their logo proudly proclaims “Get more. Pay less.”. Unfortunately that isn’t true when it comes to The Simpsons LEGO Minifigures.

Target Australia is selling these minifigures for $6 each, which is $1 more than the Australian RRP (based on the http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Minifigures-The-Simpsons-Series-71005 price). Sure, $1 doesn’t make a lot of difference in the scheme of things, but at Bricking Around we are all about LEGO fans getting the best price. It’s also possible that this could be the start of a worrying trend where in-demand products are sold at higher prices.

We know that our readers are savvy shoppers. Unfortunately there are LEGO fans out their that won’t know any better. That’s why we are asking everybody to get involved.

Here is what you can do:

  • Share this story with as many people as you can. The more people that know the better. We need to send a message to Target that inflated prices are not something Australian consumers will stand for. Let’s stop the problem before they apply the same thing to bigger sets.
  • Buy elsewhere. Outer Rim has the minifigures for $3.99 each. Big W, Kmart, David Jones, Myer and Toys ‘R’ Us are all selling these for RRP of $4.99. Shopforme has them for $5.
  • Price match in store. If Target is your closest store then don’t be afraid to ask for a fair price. Price matching is at the discretion of the store itself and there is no official Target policy, so this may not work for everybody.
  • Tell Target you aren’t happy with their pricing. We have included various contact methods below. If enough people tell them then maybe we can get them to change their price.

How to get in touch with Target:

Tweet Target Australia

Post on their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/targetaus

Use their online feedback form
Click here

 

We know that RRP only means Recommended Retail Price, and that Target can charge what they like. We still think that for a product that is widely available charging above RRP is a bit unfair.

Happy Mother’s Day

LEGO Marge

Bricking Around would like to wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all the LEGO loving mums out there.

We hope you all got spoilt with lots of bricks.

If you are a LEGO mum, or have one, then let us know how you celebrated.

New Adelaide LEGO Event – Bricktopia 17th & 18th May

Bricktopia Logo 2014

Our South Australian LEGO fans have something to look forward to, with the first ever Bricktopia LEGO event scheduled for the 17th and 18th of May 2014.

The event is being presented by the National Motor Museum in conjunction with the Southern Bricks LEGO Users Group.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online or click here to view our event page with session times

Bricktopia is South Australia’s new LEGO® Fan Event presented by the National Motor Museum in conjunction with the Southern Bricks LEGO Users Group. It is an About Time South Australian History Festival event, celebrating transport across time.

On the 17-18 May 2014 builders from all over Australia will converge on Adelaide, displaying their creations from all different genres of LEGO. Star Wars™, trains, castles, planes, buildings, vehicles and much more will be on display for the public to admire. Come along and be amazed by the largest display of LEGO Fan built creations to be seen in Adelaide for many years.

Australia’s own LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught, will be at Bricktopia displaying one of his amazing creations. Ryan is one of only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. Check out Ryan’s work at www.thebrickman.com

Vehicles and objects from the National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum will also be on display.

Tickets are only available online, and for specific sessions throughout the day. Most sessions are an hour long, allowing you time to view and admire the displays. At the end of the session you are welcome to continue into the trade hall area and play pit, where you can indulge your love of the brick and purchase some great LEGO sets or accessories.

All tickets are $5 eachplus booking fee (yes, that’s $5 for adults and $5 for children)

Children 3 years and under are FREE

No other concessions or discounts apply.

When:Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May 2014, 9am to 5pm.

Where:Torrens Parade Ground Drill Hall, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, South Australia.

Who Won Our Piece of Resistance Givaway?

Thanks to everybody who entered our first ever LEGO giveaway. We had a heap of entries, but unfortunately there can only be one winner…

Congratulations to William L.

Win The LEGO Movie Polybag

We will be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize.

Hopefully we can organise more giveaways in the future.