Reminder: Gold Coast Brick Event This Weekend

If you are from the Brisbane or Gold Coast area and looking for something LEGO related to this weekend then you are in luck. The Gold Coast Brick Event kicks off on Saturday morning.

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The Gold Coast Brick Event, will be the biggest event of its kind held so far on the Gold Coast and will feature over 40 different exhibits created by the talented brick builders from QLUG – Queensland LEGO® User Group.

Themes on display encompass Space and Star Wars, City (with working trains), Friends, Harry Potter, Medieval, Castle, Duplo City, operating Technic vehicles, Pirates, 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.

The most popular display with fans is the Space/Star Wars space station, painstakingly created over many years by a local Gold Coast member. The sheer number of minifigures in this display is impressive and one not to be missed.

Opening hours for entry will be Saturday 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday 9am to 3:30pm. Admission for Adults $12.00, Children $6.00 (3-15), Family (2adults & up to 4 children) $40.00, Children under 3 FREE with tickets being available at the door (cash & EFTPOS available).

Check out the event page for more information


www.brickevents.com.au
www.facebook.com/BrickEventsPtyLtd

10245 Santa’s Worksop Now Available For VIPs

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It may seem hard to believe but there are under 100 days until Christmas.

To help LEGO fans get in the festive spirit the 10245 Santa’s Workshop set has been released for VIP customers.

You will need to be signed in to your VIP account to view the offer.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Santa-s-Workshop-10245

All The September Deals Compared

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With so many different sales starting this week we thought it would be helpful to compare the various deals on offer.

We have combined everything that was featured in the catalogues into a single list, sorted by set number. From this list you should be able to determine who has the best price for a particular set.

There are also a few things to take into consideration before looking through the data

  • Myer has 20% off all LEGO, so if a set you want is listed with a discount lower than 20% you may want to check the Myer price.
  • Target has 20% off City and Star Wars, so if a set in either theme is listed with a discount lower than 20% you may want to check the Target price.
  • Kmart and Big W discounts less than 20% may still be cheaper than Target or Myer, as they have slightly lower regular prices.
  • The Kmart and Big W sales are for selected sets only, not a broad percentage off sale.

Check out the table below

On Sale: 20% Off Star Wars & City Sets At Target

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It looks like this is the last of our school holiday sales, and unfortunately it’s not quite as good as some of the others.

From Thursday 18th September 2014 until Wednesday October 1st Target are offering 20% off Star Wars and City sets.

There are also two Friends sets listed at a discount in the catalogue, but the 20% does not appear to apply to that theme more broadly.

You can check out the catalogue here, or view a list of the highlighted items below.

Theme
Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Discount
Discount %
Friends41032Jungle Bike$19.00$5.0021%
Friends41038Jungle Rescue Base$59.00$20.0025%
Star Wars75053The Ghost$103.00$26.0020%
Star Wars75049Snowspeeder$47.00$12.0020%
City60035Arctic Outpost$47.00$12.0020%
City60034Arctic Helicrane$30.00$10.0025%

On Sale: 20% Off All LEGO At Myer

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Another retailer hoping to cash in on the school holidays is Myer, who are are offering a flat 20% off all LEGO.

The Myer sale actually runs slightly longer than the other retailers; the offer is available from Thursday 18th September 2014 through until Sunday 12th October.

There are a few items highlighted in the catalogue, but everything not included below will be 20% off.

Click here to view the catalogue

Theme
Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Discount
Discount %
Star Wars75053The Ghost$109.00$30.0022%
Star Wars75048The Phantom$29.95$10.0025%
Star Wars75049Snowspeeder$47.95$12.0020%
Star Wars75054AT-AT$135.00$34.0020%
Friends41038Jungle Rescue Base$63.95$16.0020%
Friends41036Jungle Bridge Rescue$31.95$8.0020%
Friends41033Jungle Falls Rescue$23.95$6.0020%
Friends41032Jungle Bike$19.95$5.0020%
City60036Arctic Base Camp$99.00$30.0023%
City60035Arctic Outpost$47.95$12.0020%
City60034Arctic Helicrane$31.95$8.0020%
City60033Arctic Ice Crawler$15.95$4.0020%
City60032Arctic Snow Mobile$7.95$2.0020%
The LEGO Movie70802Bad Cop's Pursuit$29.95$10.0025%
The LEGO Movie70805Trash Chomper$29.95$10.0025%
The LEGO Movie70814Emmet's Construct-o-mech$69.95$20.0022%
The LEGO Movie70816Benny's Spaceship$119.00$30.0020%

On Sale: Big W School Holiday Sale On Selected Sets

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The school holiday related sales just keep on coming. Yesterday we shared the Kmart sale, and today we have some discounts from Big W.

This sale also runs from Thursday 18th October 2014 through until Wednesday 1st October.

You can check out the catalogue here, or view our list of the sets on offer below.

Theme
Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Discount
Discount %
City60056Tow Truck$20.00$8.0029%
City60057Campervan$20.00$8.0029%
City60058SUV With Watercraft$20.00$8.0029%
City60059Logging Truck$20.00$8.0029%
City60034Arctic Helicrane$29.00$6.0017%
City60035Arctic Outpost$45.00$13.0022%
City60036Arctic Base Camp$98.00$20.0017%
The Simpsons71006The Simpsons House$298.00
The LEGO Movie70814Emmet's Construct-o-Mech$75.00$13.0015%
The LEGO Movie70815Super Secret Police Dropship$98.00$20.0017%
The LEGO Movie70816Benny's Spaceship$118.00$30.0020%
Friends41032First Aid Jungle Bike$24.00
Friends41036Jungle Bridge Rescue$34.00
Friends41038Jungle Rescue Base$72.00
Ultra Agents70161Tremor Track Infiltration$20.00$8.0029%
Ultra Agents70162Infearno Interception$29.00$6.0017%
Ultra Agents70165Mission HQ$98.00$27.0022%
Star Wars75048The Phantom$29.00$6.0017%
Star Wars75049Snowspeeder$45.00$13.0022%
Star Wars75053The Ghost$98.00$30.0023%

On Sale: Kmart School Holiday Sale On Selected Sets

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We haven’t seen a heap of toy sales recently, and now it looks like we know why; retailers have been waiting for the school holidays to capitalise on all those bored kids.

First up in our array of September School Holiday sales is Kmart. From Thursday September 18th 2014 until Wednesday 1st October they are offering discounts on a range of sets. This isn’t a flat percentage off sale, so we have compiled a list of the various discounts below.

You can check out the catalogue here

Theme
Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Discount
Discount %
City60056Tow Truck$23.00$5.0018%
City60043Prisoner Transporter$23.00$5.0018%
City60059Logging Truck$23.00$5.0018%
City60002Fire Truck$23.00$5.0018%
City60058SUV With Watercraft$23.00$5.0018%
City60057Campervan$23.00$5.0018%
City60033Arctic Ice Crawler$19.00-0%
City60034Arctic Helicrane$25.00$10.0029%
Disney Princess41054Rapunzel's Creativity Tower$39.00$9.0019%
Disney Princess41050Ariel's Amazing Treasures$15.00$4.0021%
Friends41059Jungle Tree Sanctuary$49.00-0%
Friends41034Summer Caravan$29.00$6.0017%
Friends41030Olivia's Ice Cream Bike$12.00$3.0020%
Friends41031Andrea's Mountain Hut$12.00$3.0020%
Friends41026Sunshine Harvest$25.00-0%
Friends41036Jungle Bridge Rescue$29.00$6.0017%
Friends41015Dolphin Cruiser$79.00$10.0011%
Chima70141Vardy's Ice Vulture Glider$25.00-0%
Chima70144Laval's Fire Lion$49.00$20.0029%
Ultra Agents70162Infearno Interceptor$35.00-0%
Ultra Agents70163Toxikita's Toxic Meltdown$45.00$10.0018%
Creator31017Sunset Speeder$15.00-0%
Creator31018Highway Cruiser$15.00-0%
Creator31026Bike Shop & Cafe$74.00$15.0017%
Star Wars75048Rebels The Phantom$35.000%
Star Wars75049Snow Speeder$49.00$6.0011%
The LEGO Movie70800Getaway Glider$19.00-0%
The LEGO Movie70801Melting Room$19.00-0%
The LEGO Movie70814Emmet's Construct-o-Mech$69.00$20.0022%
The LEGO Movie70808Super Cycle Chase$75.00-0%

Official Pictures Of Minifigure Scale Minecraft Sets

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We have known for a while now that LEGO Minecraft sets would be making the leap from the micro-scale to a range of minifigure scale sets later this year.

Now, thanks to the LEGO Minecraft Facebook page, we have official pictures of the sets in the range.

I am not exactly the biggest Minecraft fans, so I have asked our resident Minecraft expert for her opinion on the sets.

Check out the full range below

LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught Is Hiring!

Ryan McNaught Hiring

Most Australian LEGO fans will be familiar with Ryan McNaught – Australia’s only LEGO Certified Professional. Well now LEGO lovers have a chance to join Ryan for 3-4 weeks of paid LEGO building. That wasn’t a mistake – you can actually get paid to build with LEGO.

There are 5 positions available, with the work starting on the 13th of October 2014. The work will take place in Ryan’s studio west of Melbourne. Applications (a single page PDF about yourself) need to be submitted by 5PM Monday 15th September 2014.

If you have some holiday time saved up with your current employer than now may be the time to take it.

Here are the full details via The Brickman website

Want to play with LEGO® bricks all day?

Now is your chance.

I am looking for 5 people to start on the 13th of October for 3-4 weeks of full time LEGO® brick building, so take some annual leave from your day job and do something super cool.

Based just over the Westgate in Melbourne’s west you will be working with our existing team on the coolest LEGO® project to hit Australian shores.

You will be physically building models with bricks, which means you need to have the skills to back it up, and we are talking not just building a LEGO® set or two, you need to be well drilled in the fine art of brickin’ it up.

You must be over 18 years of age be fully able to work autonomously under minimal supervision and be able to work to a deadline (yes that is secret HR speak for working late if needed – insert whip cracking sound)

You must be able to take instructions, learn from us and run with it.

Above award rates apply and who knows if you are good enough you may make the cut and stay on with the team.

We build in a fully industrial/construction style environment complete with an awful choice of radio station that plays too much Pearl Jam and Chilli Peppers so throw away the suit and tie.

What do you need to do?  A simple 1 page PDF document (only 1 page) telling us who you are and why we should take you on sent to jobs@thebrickman.com.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday the 15th of September.

Correspondence via the above e-mail address ONLY
You MUST be able to work a minimum of 2 weeks at any one time, preference will be given to those who are able to work the full period (as there is training involved before you start building)
No recruitment agencies.
No tyre kickers or time wasters.

Applicants must also be available for an interview after hours midweek in late September for our version of ‘Australia’s next top model – Builder’

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Village Roadshow Admits LEGO Movie Mistake

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I think it’s fair to say that Australian LEGO fans were annoyed about the delayed release of The LEGO Movie. This delay lead to a lot of people obtaining the movie from illegitimate sources. It has taken a while, but Village Roadshow are finally owning up to their mistake.

At a Piracy Forum yesterday Graham Burke, the Co-CEO of Village Roadshow told the audience that they stuffed up when it came to The LEGO Movie;

We made one hell of a mistake with LEGO. It was made here in Kings Cross and because it was so important, we held it until the holidays which caused it to be pirated widely. No more. All of our movies we’ll now make all our movies day in date with the US.

It’s not exactly an apology, but it seems clear from his statement that we won’t have to deal with the same thing when The LEGO Movie 2 comes out.

Via http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/09/malcolm-turnbulls-anti-piracy-forum-live-blog-follow-the-news-as-it-happens/