Australian Prices For New Sets

Australian prices have been posted on the LEGO® online store for the two awesome sets that are coming out January 1st 2014.

10243 Parisian Restaurant
Australian Price $249.99
US Price $159.99
LEGO 10243 Parisian Restaurant

10241 Maersk Line Triple-E
Australian Price $199.99
US Price $149.99
LEGO 10241 Maersk Triple E

LEGO® Online Offer – Free Christmas Tree Stand Set

LEGO Holiday 2013 BonusSpend $100 or more at the online LEGO store and receive this free limited edition Christmas Tree Stand set. It’s great to see that Australians aren’t missing out on a little Christmas bonus from LEGO.
More information and terms of the offer can be found at http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Free-Gift

 

LEGO Club Magazine October 2013 – What’s Inside

LEGO Club

It’s time for another edition of the LEGO Club Magazine. Let’s have a look at what’s inside.

 

On Sale – 20% Off At Target 10th Oct – 16th Oct

Target 20 Percent Off LEGO

Did you think that the end of school holidays meant an end to LEGO sales? Well think again, because Target are once again offering 20% off all LEGO toys. There are also some discounted clothes available for little LEGO fans.

20% is starting to look like a fairly regular offer from Australian retailers, which is great news. Hopefully the sales will continue in the lead up to Christmas.

Check out the details of the offer here

BrisBricks LEGO® Fan Expo – Photos and Review

BrisBricks 2014

Long weekends are far too rare of a treat, so when they come along you really have to make the most of them. That is something I certainly accomplished by heading to the 2013 BrisBricks Expo.

Ticketing
Tickets were sold online and at the door based on pre-determined session times. The online ticketing system was incredibly straight forward and I didn’t have any problems. I purchased my ticket for the Monday 10:30am session at 11:55pm the night before.

The staff at the event were more than happy to scan the barcode ticket on the screen of a mobile device, which is handy for those of us without easy access to a printer.

The Venue
What a difference a year makes! The venue for last year’s inaugural BrisBricks Expo was a little small, and a little hot. This year, the venue was incredibly spacious and not particularly hot, considering it was a sweltering Brisbane day outside.

It was nice to see a variety of food vendors at the venue, as well as plenty of seating. There were lots of families having a bite to eat after a busy day of LEGO.

For Sale
As is quite common at these events there were a number of LEGO retailers offering bricks to adults and kids who were inspired by the displays. It was nice to see a variety of products on sale; such as sets, customised items and even individual minifigures. I managed to get the Series 11 Female Scientist that had been eluding me so far.

The MOCs
It was great to see some new creations on display at the show. As this was the second BrisBricks event for the year I was concerned that there was going to be very little that I hadn’t seen before. There were certainly some things that I had seen previously but there were also some fantastic new creations.

Some stand outs:

  • The interactive 4WD display. Giving fans a chance to drive RC cars over some tough terrain really showed how much fun Technic can be.
  • Classic sets! As somebody far too young to have seen the original Town Plan set it was nice to be able to see that and other vintage sets on display.
  • Royal Exhibition Building. Very impressive attention to detail and design.
  • Movie Character City. This display very cleverly combined several famous characters into a single city street. Where else can you see the Ghost Busters and Marty McFly together?

Be sure to check out the gallery below.

LEGO® 10243 Parisian Restaurant Announced

LEGO 10243

The latest in a line of fantastic modular buildings has just been announced at BrickCon. 10243 introduces a Paris inspired restaurant to the existing lineup, and will be a great place for you minifigures to grab a meal before seeing a movie at the Palace Cinema

The set features some great architectural styling as well as a lot of little details that bring the set to life, such as outdoor dining, gardens and a several printed elements.

The set will be released in January 2014, but as yet there is no official Australian price.
LEGO 10243 Box
Press Release

10243 Parisian Restaurant  2,469 pieces, US $159.99, CA $189.99, DE 149.99 €, UK £132.99, DK 1299.00 DKK

Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!

It’s very busy in the Parisian Restaurant. As a scooter zips by, inside the waiter rushes between the tables as the nervous young man gets ready to propose with the ring! It’s just as hectic behind the scenes, with the chef busily preparing the food. This beautifully detailed building is the setting for so many stories and is a great addition to the modular building series. The Parisian Restaurant has a fully-stocked, blue and white tiled kitchen with tableware as well as a cozy apartment with pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace. On the top floor is the artist’s room with a studio that includes a cast iron heater, easel, paintbrush and two works of art by the aspiring artist. Outside, stairs lead down to the roof terrace lined with hanging lanterns and flowers where the diners eat alfresco-style. This amazing Parisian Restaurant model even includes a facade with croissants, clams and feather details that recapture the feel of Paris. Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.
  • Also includes a rat, seagull and 2 clams.
  • Kitchen features blue and white tiled floor, lots of kitchen units and a variety of utensils.
  • Second-floor apartment features a pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace.
  • Top floor features an opening roof revealing an artist’s studio with heater, easel, paintbrush, palette and artwork.
  • Includes lots of food items for the customers including croissants, a pie, 2 cupcakes, 2 grapes, 2 hotdogs, turkey, cheese wedges, milk carton and coloured bottles.
  • Also includes hard-to-find white croissants and bricks in olive green, dark blue and dark red.
  • Intricate exterior details include facade with croissant detailing, bus stop, sidewalk, scooter and even a dumpster and trash can at the rear.
  • Put up the printed restaurant sign and menu to entice the customers in.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection: 10224 Town Hall and 10232 Palace Cinema!
  • Measures over 11” (30cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.

Designer Video

 

BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO® Fan Expo – This Long Weekend

Brisbane LEGO fans have a lot to look forward to this weekend with the BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO® Fan Expo running Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will also be a special session for children with autism.

More details, including ticket prices and session times, can be found on the event page:

On Sale – Save $10 When You Spend $100 At Big W

Big W Logo

Big W is currently running an online special of $10 off when you spend $100 or more in store on toys, including LEGO®

This deal is a little lacklustre compared to some of the 20% offers that have been running recently, but it is still a discount.

Offer ends Midnight October 6, 2013
http://www.bigw.com.au/toys/lego-construction

October LEGO® Online Offer – Double VIP Points

October 2013 Double VIPLEGO Australia’s latest online deal is double VIP points with all purchases in October. This isn’t a bad deal, but other regions are receiving this offer as well as some free sets. Bricking Around will be looking into the difference between the US and Australian offers separately, but in the meantime you can see the details of the offer here.

LEGO® 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E Announced

LEGO® has just announced a new set to be released in January 2014 – the 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E, a recreation of the largest ship in the world. The set is designed for display with a fact plaque and display stand included.

There is currently no information about the Australian pricing but we have made enquiries with LEGO and will update as soon as we find out.

LEGO 10241 Maersk Triple-E

10241 Maersk Line Triple-E

Ages 12+. 1,518 pieces.

Build the Maersk ‘Triple-E’ container vessel – a true giant of the seas!

US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 129.99 € – UK 109.99 £ – DK 1199.00 DKK

Presenting the largest ship in the world – the record-breaking Maersk ‘Triple-E.’ Built from over 1,500 bricks, the model recreates the real vessel in amazing detail. Our LEGO® designers have included rare colors such as medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green. There are rotating gold-colored screw blades leading to the brick-built twin propeller engines, which you can view through the window built into the port side of the ship. You can even customize it by adding or removing the containers. This authentic set includes a display stand and fact plaque with detailed information about the ship and, as a finishing touch, there’s the gold coin that is added under the mast of all Maersk Line ships for good luck on their voyages. This model is perfect for LEGO fans!

• Features include rotating gold-colored propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special ‘good luck’ coin
• Includes rare medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green colored elements
• Play with the model on carpeted surfaces or mount the model on the display stand
• Building instructions also include interesting facts about the real ship
• Includes 1,518 bricks
• Ship (mounted on stand) measures over 8” (21cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide