Update On 71006 The Simpsons House

We have had a few readers get in touch with various sightings of The Simpsons House. The set seems to be extremely popular and limited in stock. We have decided to do a quick run-down of the various prices that we have found.

71006 Box

Target – $329 $263.20

The set has been reduced online, and is currently listed as $263.20. Unfortunately it is also sold out. There is no indication if this price will apply in-store however there is no specific mention of “Online Only” price, so it may be worth checking. Thanks to Scott for the update.
The set is currently available online and available for Home Delivery or Click & Collect. There have been reports of the set spotted in-store but these appear to be limited.
http://www.target.com.au/p/lego-reg-the-simpsons-trade-house-71-6/55903196

Kmart – $329

Listed as an Online Exclusive you may not see this one in-store. There does not appear to be a Click & Collect option, so you will have to also include postage in your price.
http://www.kmart.com.au/product/lego-the-simpsons-house/138801

Toys ‘R’ Us – $329

Currently listed as a pre-order. We are not aware of any in-store sightings.
http://www.toysrus.com.au/lego-the-simpsons-house_1193843/#vwocamp

Big W – $298 (Reported)

We have not been able to confirm this ourselves but we have seen multiple reports of this price. Stock appears to be limited.

Shopforme – $329.99

In stock but listed as limited so you may have to get in quick.
http://www.shopforme.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_182&products_id=1469

Myer – No information available

We searched on the Myer website but could not find any reference to the set.

David Jones – No information available

We searched on the David Jones website but could not find any reference to the set.

Amazon – $199.99 US, Plus shipping

Good luck. The set has popped up a few times on Amazon but usually sells out within minutes. If you find the set on Amazon be sure that it is the version sold by Amazon. Other sellers charge a premium and may not ship to Australia.
Keep an eye on this page for a $199.99 price LEGO Simpsons 71006 The Simpsons House

The Simpsons LEGO Episode Airs In Australia This Saturday

The Simpsons Brick Like Me

Channel 10 is going to be playing the LEGO episode of The Simpsons at the special time of 6:00 PM AEST on Saturday 24th May 2014.

The Simpsons usually airs on the digital channel Eleven, so people who have set up season pass recording may need to manually add this one if they want it recorded.

Let us know what you think of the episode. It features a slightly different style to the official Simpsons range.

Here is a quick description of the episode

Homer wakes up in an alternate reality where everyone and everything is made of LEGO bricks, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever.

Via http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-simpsons

Update On New LEGO Movie Sets From Amazon

If you needed further proof that Bricking Around readers are some of the best LEGO fans in Australia (we didn’t) then we bring you some great news from one of our readers.

Flumpf has posted a comment on our original article about the new LEGO Movie sets. As you may recall 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship would not ship to Australia. Well Flumpf got in touch with Amazon and they have corrected the issue.

That’s right, thanks to the work of Flumpf you can now get all three of these new sets from Amazon. We have run through the figures on these and included them below. You can get all three sets shipped to Australia for $328.72; around 8% off the Australian RRP.

Set
$US
$AU RRP
Shipped From Amazon ($AU)
Saving ($AU)
All Three Sets$239.97$359.97$328.72$31.25

70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech
$59.99$89.99$84.04$5.95

70815 Super Secret Police Dropship
$79.99$119.99$109.95$10.04

70816 Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!
$99.99$149.99$134.73$15.26

If you can wait until for a 20% off sale after August, then you could pick them all up for $287.97 AU, which is $40 less than Amazon.

All prices based on standard Amazon shipping option to Brisbane address and Amazon currency conversion option.

BrisBricks Pine Rivers Expo June 7th-9th 2014

BrisBricks Logo 2014

We have just added a new event to our Event Calendar. This one is for our Brisbane LEGO fans.

Bricking Around should be attending this event, so hopefully we will have lots of photos to share with everybody who can’t make it.

Check out the event page for more details

On Sale: Buy 1 City Set, Get 1 Half Price At Toys R Us

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price City ToysRUs

We were worried that we may not see any more sales until the big Toy Sales coming up, but Toys ‘R’ Us have come to the rescue with an offer on LEGO City sets.

From Wednesday 21st May 2014 until Tuesday 3rd June 2014 if you buy a LEGO City set you will be able to pick up a second one for 50% off. The second item must be of equal or lower value.

If given a choice we would prefer broader sales, but if you are in the market for City sets it does work out better than a 20% off sale.

View the catalogue here

The New LEGO Movie Sets Available For Pre-Order From Amazon

The US Amazon site has opened up pre-orders for the new LEGO Movie sets, and it looks like they work out slightly cheaper than the Australian RRP (even after shipping). Amazon has these listed as available June 1, 2014, and according to the Toys ‘R’ Us store that we spoke to these won’t be available in Australia until August. If you simply can’t wait for that Classic Space charm of Benny’s Spaceship then this might be a good option.

These prices do work out cheaper than the Australian RRP, but the best price would be picking these up during a 20% off sale in Australia.

Check out the details below…


70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!

  • Amazon.com price in $US: $99.99
  • Total in $AU: $132.73
  • $AU RRP: $149.99
  • Total saving in $AU:  $17.26
  • $AU During 20% Off: $119.99

Click Here To Pre-Order


70184 Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech

  • Amazon.com price in $US: $59.99
  • Total in $AU: $82.78
  • $AU RRP: $89.99
  • Total saving in $AU:  $7.21
  • $AU During 20% Off: $71.99

Click Here To Pre-Order


70815 Super Secret Police Dropship
At the time of checking this set could not be shipped to our Brisbane address. We will update if this changes.


All of the Amazon.com prices based on standard shipping to a Brisbane address. Prices based on Amazon.com conversion using exchange rate at time of publication. We urge all readers to check the final price if they are considering ordering the products, we want all of our readers to save money.

LEGO Online Offer – Free Flashback Shredder Minifigure

The latest LEGO Online Store offer is now available. Spend $45 or more and you will receive this exclusive Flashback Shredder minifigure.

Free Flashback Shredder

 

This offer is available 16th to 30th May 2014, or while stocks last.

Via Shop.LEGO.com/en-AU

 

On Sale: Super Saturday Sale At Myer

Myer 20pc Off Toys April 2014

This Saturday (17th May 2014) Myer is offering 20% off toys, including LEGO.

The sale is also running online from Friday 16 May until Saturday 17 May 2014 11:59PM AEST

This is a short sale, so you’ll have to get in quick.

View details of the sale here http://www.myer.com.au/latest-news/super-saturday-1705.html
or check out the LEGO prices here http://www.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/kids-toys/featured-brand-lego 

10244 Fairground Mixer Now Listed Online [UPDATED]

LEGO 10244 Fairground Mixer

The fantastically fun looking Fairground Mixer set has been added the the LEGO Online store.

There is currently no option to actually buy the set, but there were rumours of a May 15th VIP pre-release so this may become available for VIP customers soon.

 

UPDATE - This set is now available for VIP customers, and it comes with a free Balloon Cart Polybag

LEGO 40108 Balloon Cart

The set is $199.99 and comes with 1746 pieces.

You can view the store page here http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Fairground-Mixer-10244

Thanks to Ashley for the update

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.