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

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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

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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.

 

Check Out The World’s Largest LEGO Darth Vader

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For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event themselves LEGO has just posted a video of the giant LEGO Darth Vader and Yoda models.

In case you missed the news about the event; these models were built by LEGO Master Model Builder Dan Steininger with help from Ryan McNaught (and a whole heap of Australian LEGO Fans) to celebrate Star Wars Day yesterday.

When we heard they were building a 4 metre Darth Vader we had no idea just how huge that actually was.

For those of our readers in the Penrith area – the models are still on display. You may have missed out on the build but you can still enjoy the finished product.

Reminder – Win A 30280 The Piece of Resistance Set

Reminder: There is just under 24 hours left in our competition. If you haven’t already entered time is running out!

Here it is, our first ever giveaway! We managed to secure a 30380 The Piece of Resistance set from our local cinema, and we are giving it away to one lucky reader.

Win The LEGO Movie Polybag

This mini prize pack includes

  • 30380 The Piece of Resistance
  • The LEGO Movie mini activity booklet
  • The LEGO Movie stickers

To enter all you have to do is enter your details below. It’s as simple as that!

Entry is now closed. We will be drawing our winner shortly.

Don’t worry, we hate spam just as much as anybody. Your contact details will only be used for this competition, and then be completely deleted forever.

Terms and Conditions

Bricking Around
Piece of Resistance COMPETITION

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Conditions of Entry.
  2. Entry is open to all Australian residents who visit www.brickingaround.com during the promotional period. Entrants under the age of 18 must provide contact details for a Parent or Guardian over the age 18.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry.
  4. Limit one entry per person (based on email address).
  5. No responsibility accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries.
  6. The promotion commences at 12:00 PM AEST on 29/04/2014 and closes at 12:00 PM AEST on 06/05/2014 (“the Promotional Period”). The promoter may in its absolute discretion end the promotion prior to the conclusion date.
  7. Only entries submitted using the form at www.brickingaround.com will be accepted.
  8. The winner will be chosen using computerised random selection.
  9. The prize is 1 x 30280 Piece of Resistance set, 1 xLEGO Movie mini activity book, 1 x The LEGO Movie sticker sheet. (Prize has no retail value).
  10. The winner of the prize/s will be contacted via phone and/or email and/or mail in order to arrange delivery. If the winner cannot be contacted within three months of the close of the competition, then the winner will have forfeited the prize. If a prize cannot be delivered to the specified delivery address, then the winner of the prize is responsible for any additional delivery charges.
  11. If the prize in not claimed within a three month period a redraw will occur.
  12. The prize/s are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. No responsibility is accepted for any variation in the value of a prize.
  13. The promoter of this competition is Bricking Around, and is conducted without the involvement of the LEGO Group of Companies.

 

Brent Waller Reviews The 21108 LEGO Ghostbusters Set

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The man behind the successful LEGO Cuusoo (now LEGO Ideas) project has been set an advanced copy of the final set. He has teamed up with his friend Cade to provide an in-depth video review.

The set looks fantastic, and will be available in June this year.

Don’t forget to check out our interview we did with Brent when the project passed review.

 

 

May The 4th Be With You – Happy Star Wars Day!

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A very happy Star Wars day to all of our readers!

Be sure to check out all of the Star Wars offers currently available at LEGO Online 

 

Those readers in the Penrith area may want to go help build the worlds biggest LEGO Darth Vader

If you see any great LEGO Star Wars offers let us know in the comments!

Interview With Dan Steininger – LEGO Master Builder

This weekend is Star Wars day, and as we previously reported LEGO Australia is going all out with a record breaking Star Wars event in Penrith.

As part of the event Bricking Around was given the chance to chat to LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger. Dan is one of only 7 master builders in the world and is clearly living the dream of any AFOL.

Our chat with Dan covers a heap of topics including Star Wars, new LEGO themes and even other building block brands.

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Check out the interview below.