Reminder: Townsville Brick Event This Weekend

If you happen to find yourself in the northern part of Queensland this long weekend, don’t forget to check out the Townsville Brick Event.

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The Townsville Brick Event will be the biggest event of its kind held so far in Townsville and will feature over 25 different exhibits all made from LEGO bricks. Themes on display encompass Space and Star Wars, City (with working trains), Ships, Robotics, Dinosaurs, Wild West, Duplo City, operating Technic vehicles and much much more. Build and play tables will also be popular with children and the adults of all ages and Lego retail outlets will offer fans all the latest in LEGO® products, games, merchandise and jewellery creations.

You can find out more about the event via the event page below, or via Facebook

On Sale: Outer Rim Trading Co Drops Prices On A Range Of Sets

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The mid-year toy sale period can be tough on small LEGO retailers, but one Brisbane based retailer has decided to take on the big retailers by dropping prices on a range of sets.

Brisbane based online retailer Outer Rim Trading Co sent out an email to their subscribers informing them of the price reductions. Here is what Michael from the store had to say in the email;

June is here, and it’s the season of big LEGO savings! We’ve scoured the market so you don’t have to, and have matched or beaten all currently advertised LEGO sales from the major retailers on items that we currently range. Some items are even price matched BEFORE their sale even starts!

Sale products are located throughout our entire range of products. Stocks are limited, and purchasing limits may apply.

As mentioned – the savings are spread throughout the store, so we don’t have a full listing. It might be worth doing some browsing around.

Via http://www.outerrimtradingco.com.au/

Thanks to Brad for letting us know about this news.

 

Official Details Of 21302 The Big Bang Theory

After getting a sneak peak of the minifigures yesterday, the LEGO Ideas blog has released the official details of 21302 The Big Bang Theory.

The set features all 7 of the main cast in minifigure form, and a fantastic recreation of Leonard & Sheldon’s living room. This set looks packed with detail and a great display piece for the Big Bang Theory fan.

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The set contains 479 pieces and will be available starting August 1 for a recommended retail price of $59.99 US. No word on Australian RRP at this stage.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced To Clear At Big W

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This one is just a few sets, but the prices certainly make this worthy of a post.

This sale runs from tomorrow (Thursday June 4th 2015) until Wednesday June 17th 2015.

Here are the sets on sale:

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Full RRP Discount
Discount %
75048The Phantom$17.50$39.99$22.4956%
75037Battle on Saleucami$14$29.99$15.9953%
70164Hurricane Heist$34$89.99$55.9962%

You can check out the catalogue here.

Book Review: LEGO Friends – The Adventure Guide

LEGO Friends Adventure Guide Cover

RRP $24.99
Available at most retailers

I am going to start this review with a confession – I know very little about LEGO Friends. I am a 29 year old man with no children. Currently the only children I spend time with are my two nephews who love Ninja Turtles and Superheroes . Of course this site covers LEGO Friends products in our regular sales coverage, and I know about the initial controversy that came with the launch, but beyond that my knowledge is limited.

With that in mind, this review is going to be a little different than one you might read from a hardcore LEGO Friends fan. This book is my introduction to the world of Heartlake City. Will it make me a lifelong Friends fan?

First Look At Big Bang Theory Minifigures

We know that The Big Bang Theory is making it’s way to the world of LEGO thanks to a successful LEGO Ideas submission, but things have been pretty quiet since the original announcement.

Today, LEGO has given us our first look at some of the minifigures from the up-coming set via a Facebook post.

Hopefully the official set details will be released soon, but in the meantime you can check out the LEGO versions of Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard and Raj below. The Big Bang Theory can be very polarising – some people love it, while others hate it – but we think they have done a great job of capturing the characters.

Click on any of the images to view a larger version.

Via https://www.facebook.com/LEGO/posts/10152981154098403

On Sale: Various Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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Early June can sometimes be tough on LEGO fans, as retailers hold off for until late June or early July for their big mid-year toy sales. Luckily Toys R Us have decided that there is no need to wait; their new catalogue features a heap of sets on sale, and most at 20% off.

This sale starts today (June 3rd 2015) and runs until Saturday June 20th.

Here is a list of all the sets included in the catalogue.

Take note of the “huge” savings on the Ecto-1 and Raptor Rampage sets (yep, that’s sarcastic). Toys R Us are advertising these as “on sale” and selling them at RRP. We hope that is just an error, and not indication their regular pricing is above RRP.

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Full RRP Discount
Discount %
60083Snowplough Truck$23.99$29.99$620%
60043Prisoner Transporter$23.99$29.99$620%
60057Camper Van$23.99$29.99$620%
70413The Brick Bounty$111.99$139.99$2820%
70410Soldiers Outpost$23.99$29.99$620%
70411Treasure Island$23.99$29.99$620%
10693Creative Supplement$24.99$29.99$517%
10694Creative Supplement Bright$24.99$29.99$517%
75081T-16 Skyhopper$31.99$39.99$820%
75080AAT$31.99$39.99$820%
75074SnowspeederAny 2 for $25$15.99
75073Vulture Droid$15.99
75076Republic Gunship$15.99
60075Excavator and Truck$47.99$59.99$1220%
21108Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [VIP Price]$69.99$69.99$00%
75917Raptor Rampage$79.99$79.99$00%
71006The Simpsons House$297.99$329.99$3210%
60047Police Station [VIP Price]$119.99$149.99$3020%
10532My First Police Set$34.99$39.99$513%
6136My First Zoo$34.99$39.99$513%
10618Creative Building Box$34.99$39.99$513%
41074Azari and the Magical Bakery$39.99$44.99$511%
41073Naida's Epic Adventure Ship$39.99$44.99$511%
41075The Elves' Treetop Hideaway [VIP Price]$64.99$79.99$1519%
41072Naida's Spa Secret$24.99$29.99$517%
Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures - Buy 4$15.00$19.96$4.9625%

You can check out the catalogue here.

New LEGO Game: LEGO Worlds

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If you love LEGO, Minecraft and LEGO Minecraft then there is a good chance you’ll love LEGO Worlds. What started out as a rumour just a few days ago is now an official game that you can buy and play now.

LEGO Worlds features procedurally generated environments made entirely from LEGO bricks for you to explore. For those not familiar with procedurally generated games – that means that each world is generated randomly, and no two will be exactly the same.

Within your LEGO World you will be able to create your own models using digital LEGO bricks.

The game is currently in Steam Early Access. This means it is not a finished product, and may contain some bugs.

You can purchase the game from Steam for $14.99 USD via http://store.steampowered.com/app/332310

Update: We have added the launch trailer. This looks pretty amazing.

On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones

David Jones 20pc Off June 2015

We’re not quite sure if this counts as the first of the mid-year toy sales or not, but either way it’s great to see some savings on LEGO.

From today (June 2nd 2015) until Sunday June 14th David Jones are offering 20% off all LEGO.

You can check out there online listing here.

LEGO Online Offer: Free Friends Mini Golf Set

With all the excitement of new the products being released, we almost missed this offer.

Spend $45 or more on Disney Princess, LEGO Friends or LEGO Elves products and receive one free Mini Golf (30203) set.

This offer runs from June 1st to 30th 2015.

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 Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Friends-Free-Gift

The Mini Golf (30203) offer is valid for orders of LEGO® Brand Disney™ Princess, LEGO Friends or LEGO Elves at shop.lego.com/en-AU/ from 1 to 30 June 2015, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $45 in merchandise only. One Mini Golf (30203) per household.