LEGO Mindstorms EV3

The latest product in the hugely popular Mindstorms range is now available in store and from LEGO Online for $499

Moving on from the previous incarnation the EV3 Brick features a powerful ARM9 processor, USB port for WiFi and Internet connectivity, Micro SD card reader, back-lit buttons and 4 motor ports. The new set includes 3 interactive servo motors, remote control, improved and redesigned color sensor, redesigned touch sensor, infrared sensor and 550+ LEGO® Technic elements

First Look At LEGO Minifigures Online

Funcom has just released the first details and preview trailer for a new game featuring all of the Collectible Minifigures.

Get ready to meet the Minifigures! Collect them all and bring them with you on grand adventures in LEGO Minifigures Online – an epic online adventure where you get to explore colorful locations such as Pirate World, Space World and Medieval World!

Play together with thousands of other players and battle your way through monstrous riff-raff as you develop your Minifigures’ unique and powerful abilities. Smash, build and collect – thousands of exciting adventures are just a brick away in LEGO Minifigures Online!

LEGO Minifigures Online will launch for PC, iOS and Android during the second half of 2014.

Check out the first trailer here via

Meet The Designer of 10234 Sydney Opera House

10234 Sydney Opera House

Saturday the 31st of August from 12-2pm. Sydney Opera House concert hall southern foyer.

LEGO Designer Jamie Berard will be joining Ryan McNaught at the Sydney Opera House for the launch of the 10234 Sydney Opera House set. Attendees will be able to check first hand how well Jamie captured the Australian landmark.

Special thanks to Whirlpool user Kayface for alerting us to this event.

Ghostbusters Reaches LEGO Cuusoo Review – Again!

LEGO Ghostbusters Cuusoo 2

In a first for the LEGO Cuusoo program, two different versions of the same concept will be in a single review. LEGO fans have clearly spoken and are very keen to see a LEGO version of everybody’s favourite ghost catching team.

When the first Ghostbusters project hit the required number of supporters Bricking Around said that it stood a pretty good chance of being produced (if licenses can be worked out). A second project from the same IP also making it to the review is going to create some interesting questions for the LEGO team. One of the key elements of the Cuusoo concept is that project creators get 1% of total net sales of the product. How will LEGO handle this situation? Potentially they could choose to go with one project over the other and award royalties that way, but there does seem to be a little bit of overlap between the two projects.

LEGO’s official response didn’t specifically address the issue

It’s unprecedented to have two projects based on the same licensed property in the same LEGO Review period. While we don’t yet know what the outcome will be, we’re very pleased to see the collaborative spirit demonstrated between both Ghostbusters project creators.

One thing that is clear from this situation is that LEGO fans and/or Ghostbusters fans really want to see a LEGO Ghostbusters set produced. The worst possible outcome would be for neither project to pass review.


Big W Online Clearance – LEGO Deals

Big W Logo

Big W is currently running an online only toy clearance. There are several LEGO sets available at slightly reduced prices, but shipping costs will play a factor in any potential savings. The discounts range from $2 – $10

Check out the offers here

LEGO 60004 City Fire Station On Sale

LEGO City Fire Station 60004

Catch of The Day has several LEGO sets on sale today, and while most are priced around RRP they do have a great special on 60004 City Fire Station. You can grab this set for just $79. That is cheaper than the US RRP.

Catch of The Day sales are available for a limited time, and stock may be limited.

Click here to check out this offer

On Sale – 25% All LEGO Chima at Toys R Us

25 Percent Off LEGO Chima

The latest Toys R Us catalogue features a great special on LEGO Legends Of Chima sets. From Wednesday 21st August to Tuesday 3rd September you will be able to get 25% off the regular price of all Chima sets. This includes new sets such as 70010 The Lion CHI Temple.

Check out the catalogue yourself here

10236 Ewok Village Now Available For VIPs

LEGO 10236 Ewok Village

The LEGO Ewok Village set is now available for LEGO VIP Customers to purchase for $359. The set goes on sale to the general public September 1st.

LEGO VIP Members will need to be signed in to access the early release.


10234 Sydney Opera House Now Available For VIPs

LEGO 10234 VIPThe huge 10234 Sydney Opera House set is now available for LEGO VIP Customers to purchase. The set goes on sale to the general public September 1st.

LEGO VIP Members will need to be signed in to access the early release.


Ghostbusters Reaches LEGO Cuusoo Review

LEGO Ghostbusters Minifigures

When people talk about classic movies from the 1980′s that now have a cult following there are two names that really stand out. The first is Back To The Future and the second is Ghostbusters.

Marty McFly has already made the leap from the silver screen to the LEGO world, and he could soon be joined by Peter Venkman and his ghost busting colleagues. BrentWaller’s Ghostbusters project recently hit the required 10,000 votes and we think it stands a pretty good chance of passing review.

Ghostbusters has a very similar vibe to the Back To The Future project – they are both classic films that are fun and fairly inoffensive. The most difficult part of the process will be negotiating the required rights.

So what would a potential Ghostbusters set look like? The project featured a great MOC of the team’s converted firehouse office. LEGO is unlikely to produce such a large set for a Cuusoo project. History has shown that they tend to favour smaller sets. The set that is more likely is a recreation of the ECTO-1 and a minifigure lineup of the main characters. BrentWaller gives us a great example of what this would look like.

LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO1

You can see more photos and official LEGO comment on the project at the Cuusoo page.