New Sets Now Available Online

After waiting all day it looks like three highly anticipated new sets are now available at the Australian online store. We suspect that the site is pretty busy, so you may need to be patient. Click on any of the images below to view that product.

21109 Exo Suit – $49.99

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21110 Research Institute – $29.99

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21050 Studio – $229.99

21050 Studio

We are pleased to see that our price prediction for the Ideas sets was spot on. We didn’t expect to see an Australian release of the Architecture Studio set.

LEGO Online Store – August Offers

It’s a new month, which means a new offer from the online LEGO Store.

This latest offer isn’t really a surprise. The miniature Mini Cooper set that was available for VIP customers last month has become the main promotion for August.

AUGUST 40109 Cooper Mini Model

 

It appears the site is still updating, so we don’t have the official terms of the offer available yet. Based on our testing you will need to spend at least $100 in total to receive the free set.

LEGO Online Store Currently Offline [Updated]

LEGO Offline

It seems that the online LEGO store is currently offline. We aren’t sure what is causing the outage, but at the time of writing (9:30AM AEST) it has been offline for at least three hours.

UPDATE: The store is back online. There doesn’t appear to be any difference (no new sets added).

 

If you have been trying to order something and came across the Service Unvailable page it’s not just you. This does appear to be a global outage, with multiple regions experiencing the issue.

August sees the release of some much anticipated sets like the Mini and Exo-Suit, so let’s hope the store is back online soon.

Here is the message currently displayed

Our apologies! We are experiencing technical difficulties on our website at this time. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. Please check back soon, or call us at 00-800-5346-1111 (Europe) or 800-835-4386 (North America) and we will gladly assist you.

Thank you,
The LEGO Team

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/

Official Details Of 42030 Volvo Wheel Loader

42030 Volvo Wheel Loader

We spotted this set in the retailer catalogue earlier in the year, but we now have official set details of the impressive looking Volvo Wheel Loader. We aren’t big Technic builders but this set looks like a must buy for any fans of the range. This remote controlled set includes a large collection of motors that allow it to function in much the same way as it’s real world counterpart.

This is also a two in one set, with alternate building instructions available for an A25F Volvo Hauler

This set has an Australian price of $359.99, and is scheduled for release in September.

Check out the official press release below

On Sale: Toys R Us Friends & Family Sale – Save 20%

While some people may still be recovering from the toy sales, those of you who haven’t already exhausted their LEGO budgets have a new offer to take advantage of.

From Friday 1st August until Sunday 3rd August Toys R Us are having a Friends & Family sale with 20% off all full priced items. Here’s hoping that some of August release products appear on shelves for this one.

ToysRUS friendsandfamily AugustYou will need to print out the voucher and take it along with you to receive the discount.

http://www.toysrus.com.au/i7507019 via Toys R Us Australia on Facebook

 

Who Won Our Death Star Giveaway?

LEGO Death Star 9676

We had a huge response to our Death Star mini giveaway, but unfortunately there can only be one winner…

Congratulations to Jill W who will receive the 9676 Tie Interceptor & Death Star set.

Thanks to everybody who entered. We hope to have more competitions in the future.

Full Line-up Of Series 12 Minifigures Revealed

Over the weekend UK retailer Argos uploaded a picture containing all 16 of the new Collectible Minifigure series. While the Simpsons and LEGO Movie minifigures were great, it’s good to see a return to a series with a range of different characters.

Minifigures Series 12

The lineup includes

  • Battle Goddess
  • Dino Tracker
  • Fairytale Princess
  • Genie Girl
  • Hun Warrior
  • Jester
  • Lifeguard
  • Piggy Guy
  • Pizza Delivery Man
  • Prospector
  • Rock Star
  • Space Miner
  • Spooky Girl
  • Swashbuckler
  • Video Game Guy
  • Wizard

Who is your favourite? It’s a good batch of minifigures, and we’re having a hard time picking a favourite.

Via http://brickfanatics.co.uk/collectible-minifigures-series-12-fully-revealed/

New Sets Announced At San Diego Comic Con

It’s that time of year again – San Diego Comic Con. As usual LEGO are using the event as an opportunity to announce new sets. They have been spreading the news around to different media outlets, so here is a quick wrap-up of what we have seen so far.

75084 Wookie Gunship

Part of the new Star Wars Rebels cartoon, this set looks great. Wookie minifigures are always popular.

LEGO 75084-1 Wookie Gunship

Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99 USD.

Via MTV

LEGO: The Hobbit – The Lonely Mountain

Our first LEGO version of the iconic dragon Smaug. Lots of interesting features, and as expected plenty of gold parts.

LEGO Hobbit Lonely Mountain

The Lair of Smaug will showcase a secret door, an Arkenstone-encrusted throne, golden nuggets, treasures, assorted mining tools, conveyor belt, chain pulley to raise and lower bucket, furnace with a light brick, melting pot and torches with translucent flames. RRP is $129.99 USD.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

The Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern takes on his nemesis Sinestro, with some help from his buddy Batman.

LEGO Green Lantern Set

Coming in January 2015, Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) is Hal Jordan’s time to shine. Space Batman is just there to supervise. RRP $19.95 USD.

Via Kotaku

76023 UCS Batman Tumbler Update: Australian Price & Designer Video

LEGO 76023 UCS Tumbler B

If you were excited by yesterday’s announcement of the 76023 UCS Batman Tumbler set then we have some more information for you.

Surprisingly the set has already appeared on the Australian LEGO online store and is priced at $279.99. As an exclusive licensed set were honestly expecting this set to be over $300. At $279.99 that is only a 19% margin on top of the converted US price (add tax, convert to $AU).

This may be one set that isn’t any cheaper to get from the US, but we’ll keep an eye on Amazon prices.

You can check out the product listing here http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/The-Tumbler-76023?fromListing=listing

If you are still on the fence about this set, then maybe the official designer video will help convince you?

That’s No Moon – It’s A LEGO Giveaway!

It’s time for another Bricking Around Mini Giveaway.

LEGO Death Star 9676 Large

We spotted a few 9676 TIE Interceptor & Death Star sets on clearance at our local Coles store and decided that it would make a great prize for our awesome readers. We’d love to be able to give away a larger Death Star but let’s start small.

There is one set available to give away, all you need to do is fill in your details using the form below.

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