On Sale: 20% Off LEGO Today Only At David Jones Online

David Jones One Day Online 20pc Off

We were a little disappointed when the most recent sale at David Jones excluded LEGO, but it seems they are going to make it up to LEGO fans with a one day online only sale.

Today only (16th June 2014) David Jones is offering 20% off all LEGO.

You can check out all of the LEGO they have here.

It looks like they have quite a good selection in their online store, including modular buildings and other large sets.

The prices listed on the David Jones site are the regular prices. To see the discounted price you will need to add items to your bag.

Michelangelo & Lincoln: History Cops

Abraham LEGO

What better way to ease into the weekend than with a LEGO video.

One of the extra features of The LEGO Movie Blu-ray release has been uploaded to the official Warner Bros. YouTube page.

Join Michelangelo and Abraham Lincoln as they team up to fight crime in “History Cops”

Bricking Around Turns One!

Birthday Clown

Happy Birthday to us!

One year ago today the first ever article was posted on Bricking Around. It’s been quite a year. Since that first post Bricking Around has grown into one of the biggest Australian LEGO news sites. We hope that over the last year we have been able to save you money and bring you lots of exciting news.

We would like to thank everybody that has supported the site. Our readers are some of the best LEGO fans around.

Year in review

  • 229 Articles
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  • 32 Twitter followers
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Here is to the next year of LEGO news, sales and giveaways! We have a competition scheduled for July, but we can’t give too much away just yet…

2014 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Big W

Big W Toy Sale 2014

We were starting to get worried that we weren’t going to get a Toy Sale from Big W this year, but they have just surprised us all and released the catalogue online.

There is a LOT of LEGO in the catalogue, and we have included a full listing below.

The sale runs from Thursday June 26 2014 until Wednesday July 9 2014.

You can view the catalogue here

Some notable items included in the sale are

  • 10240 Red Five X-Wing – $248. This is listed as an exclusive to Big W. Discount of 11.1% isn’t great, but if it is an exclusive that may be the best price we see.
  • 10188 Death Star – $598. The most expensive set of the sale, with a decent 14% discount. ~ $70 cheaper via Amazon.
  • 71006 The Simpsons House – $298. This set is a bit hard to find, so hopefully they will have a lot of stock. Around $30 cheaper via Amazon, and Myer.
  • 31313 Mindstorms – $448. We haven’t seen this in many retail stores. 10% isn’t too bad of a discount. Also ~ $30 cheaper via Amazon.
  • 70810 Metalbeard’s Sea Cow – $328. Not as good as Myer, but still a few dollars better than Amazon.
  • 31026 Bike Shop & Café – $66. At 22% off this is likely to be the best price we’ll see for this set. The US RRP on this set is actually US$ 89.99.

The catalogue is listed as a “preview”, so if there are any further developments we will let you know.

On to the deals…

Set #
Set Name
Price
Discount
Discount %

DUPLO Disney Princesss

10515Ariel's Undersea Castle$32.00$6.0015.8%
10542Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Castle$40.00$8.0016.7%
41052Ariel's Magical Kiss$38.00$10.0020.8%

Disney Princess

41053Cinderella's Dream Carriage$38.00$10.0020.8%
41054Rapunzel's Creativity Tower$38.00$10.0020.8%
41055Cinderella's Romantic Castle$78.00$20.0020.4%

Friends

41015Dolphin Cruiser$75.00$13.0014.8%
41039Sunshine Ranch$75.00$13.0014.8%
3315Olivia's House$75.00$23.0023.5%
41037Stephanie's Beach House$44.00$10.0018.5%
41006Downtown Bakery$34.00$4.0010.5%
41035Heartlake Juice Bar$28.00$6.0017.6%
41003Olivia's Newborn Foal$10.00$5.0033.3%
41010Olivia's Beach Buggy$10.00$5.0033.3%

DUPLO

10575Duplo Building Cube$29.00$6.0017.1%
10538Planes Fire and Rescue$29.00$10.0025.6%
10526Peter Pan's Visit$29.00$10.0025.6%
10532My First Police$29.00$10.0025.6%
10544Joker Challenge$29.00$10.0025.6%
10539Beach Racing$29.00$10.0025.6%
10525Big Farm$68.00$20.0022.7%
10580Box Of Fun$68.00$-0.0%

Juniors

10672Juniors Batman$29.00$9.0023.7%
10669Juniors Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles$24.00$5.0017.2%
10676Juniors Castle$58.00$10.0014.7%

Super Heroes

76014Spider-Trike VS Electro$15.00$4.0021.1%
76015Doc Ock Truck Heist$29.00$9.0023.7%
76016Spider-Helicopter Rescue$59.00$16.0021.3%

Ninjago

70726Destructiod$48.00$-0.0%
70728Battle For Ninjago City$118.00$30.0020.3%

Chima

71035Cragger's Fire Striker$58.00$-0.0%
70132Scorn's Scorpion Stinger$38.00$10.0020.8%

Star Wars

10240Red Five X-Wing$248.00$31.0011.1%
75045AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon$68.00$-0.0%
10188Death Star 10188$598.00$100.0014.3%

LEGO City

60062Arctic Icebreaker$128.00$21.0014.1%
60057Camper Van$20.00$8.0028.6%
60058SUV With Watercraft$20.00$8.0028.6%
60002Fire Truck$20.00$8.0028.6%
60017Flat Bed$20.00$8.0028.6%
60056Tow Truck$20.00$8.0028.6%
60059Logging Truck$20.00$8.0028.6%
60043Prisoner Transport$20.00$8.0028.6%
60047Police Station$95.00$24.0020.2%

Creator

31020Twin Blade$15.00$4.0021.1%
31005Hauler$15.00$4.0021.1%
31023Yellow Racer$29.00$10.0025.6%
31024Roaring Power$29.00$10.0025.6%
31026Bike Shop & Café$68.00$20.0022.7%

The LEGO Movie

70802Bad Cop Pursuit$29.00$6.0017.1%
70804Ice Cream Machine$29.00$6.0017.1%
70805Trash Chomper$29.00$6.0017.1%
70806Castle Cavalry$29.00$6.0017.1%
70811Flying Flusher$29.00$6.0017.1%
70810Metalbeard's Sea Cow$328.00$40.0010.9%

Other

31313Mindstorms$448.00$50.0010.0%
71006The Simpsons House$298.00$30.009.1%
10662Creative Bucket$38.00$-0.0%
42025Technic Cargo Plane$148.00$40.0021.3%

Myer Toy Sale Updates

Myer Toy Sale 2014 Logo

The Myer Toy Sale has kicked off in-store today, and we have heard reports that a lot of stock is flying off the shelves. Online stock levels seem to be a little better but we suspect that a lot of the larger exclusive sets will not last until the weekend, let alone until the end of the sale.

In the interests of making sure our readers don’t miss out on a deal, we thought we would provide a quick update.

The Extra 10% Off

There have been reports that some buyers have been able to get the extra 10% off, even though this is supposed to exclude LEGO. We suggest that Myer One members take along a copy of the voucher with them, and try for the extra discount. Be prepared for the extra discount to be denied, but you never know what will happen. Remember that retail staff are just following instructions, so don’t get mad at them if they won’t apply the discount; after all the voucher does exclude LEGO.

Stock Levels

We have heard multiple reports that stock is selling out quickly, particularly the larger exclusive sets.

  • The Simpsons House – Sold out online, and we have received reports that most stores only received a few of these. We suggest calling your store in advance. Sold out online.
  • The Sea Cow – Again, limited stock of this one in-store. Still available online.
  • Parisian Restaurant – Limited stock in-store. Still available online.
  • Sydney Opera House – There seems to be better stock levels of this in-stores. Still available online.

Alternatives

We suspect that a lot of the larger sets will sell out before the end of the sale. We have had another look at the products that may be worth buying from Amazon if you can’t get them from Myer. The Millennium Falcon is actually cheaper from Amazon than from Myer.

 
Set
Sale Price
Amazon Price
Price Difference At Amazon
71006 The Simpsons House$259.00$262.87 Link~ $5 More
10243 Creator Parisian Restaurant$199.99$208.47 Link~ $10 More
7965 Millennium Falcon$199.00$180.87 Link~ $15 Less

The LEGO Movie DVD/Blu-Ray Pre-order Options

The LEGO Movie is released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download in Australia on July 3rd. There are a few different packs available, depending on your preferred format. We have had a look around to see which stores are taking pre-orders, and which products they offer.

We suspect that the Vitruvius minifigure versions are going to be popular, and we don’t want anybody to miss out.

 
Version
Price
Link

JB Hi-Fi

3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, Ultraviolet, Vitruvius Minifigure$34.98Link
Blu-Ray, Ultraviolet$34.98Link
DVD, Ultraviolet$29.98Link

Sanity

3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, Ultraviolet, Vitruvius Minifigure$29.99Link
Blu-Ray, Ultraviolet$29.99Link
DVD, Ultraviolet$24.99Link

Big W

Blu-Ray, Ultraviolet$34.00Link
DVD, Ultraviolet$28.00Link

Ezy DVD

Blu-Ray, Ultraviolet$29.97Link
DVD, Ultraviolet$24.97Link

If you see any other pre-order options let us know in the comments.

For our readers who aren’t familiar with Ultraviolet here is a brief description;

UltraViolet registers all your movies and TV show purchases in your own personalised and sharable account. Through an UltraViolet retailer you can add to, access and watch your collection, almost anywhere, on your favourite devices, wherever you have an internet connection.

Update On Myer Toy Sale – No Extra 10% Discount

Emmett Expression

A quick update to our Myer Toy Sale news from yesterday. As we mentioned yesterday we had our fingers crossed that Myer would offer Myer One club members an additional 10% off toys. This was a deal they had done in previous years, and it makes for one of the best sales available. Unfortunately, the additional 10% off excludes LEGO this year.

We know it might seem strange to be disappointed about a sale, but a regular 20% off is fairly common. We were hoping for a little something extra.

Myer One Extra 10pc Excludes LEGO

We have checked the online code and can confirm that this does not apply to LEGO products.

2014 Toy Sales: 20% Off LEGO At Myer

The first of the 2014 mid-year toy sales has just started online.

Myer is kicking things off with a reasonable 20% off all LEGO. The big news isn’t so much the discount, it is the sets that they have got in stock for the sale. We have a list of the larger sets included in the sale below.

The sale is available online now (Tuesday 10th June 2014) and starts in store this Thursday (12th June 2014). The sale ends on the 20th July 2014.

In previous years there has been an extra 10% off for Myer One members, but we have not heard anything about this offer being available this year. If we do find out anything, we will update the article.

Click here to shop online, or here to view the catalogue

BrisBricks Pine Rivers 2014 Review & Photos

BrisBricks Logo 2014

The Brisbane LEGO scene continues to go from strength to strength. The BrisBricks group now runs two large events per year. This long weekend was their Pine Rivers event, held in Strathpine. I made the drive up from the south side to check out the event.

Be sure to view our collection of photos from the event below.

LEGO 10244 Fairground Mixer Now Available With Power Functions

Fairground Mixer Power Functions

For those of you who may have previously been sitting on the fence about the Fairground Mixer set, we have some news that may just sweeten the deal.

LEGO is now selling a slightly different version of the set online; 5003588 Fairground Mixer Collection. This version of the set includes the original, a motor and battery box. Everything that you need to create a powered version of the ride.

The addition of Power Functions brings the set to $229, as opposed to the $199 of the original.

The set can be purchased from LEGO Online here

Full details of the pack are below