On Sale: 20% Off At Myer When You Buy 2 or More Items

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Myer are back with another Wednesday offer and while it’s not as good as their recent 25% off sale it might still be worth checking out.

From today (March 7th) until 11:59 PM AEST on March 12th you can get 20% off when you buy two or more items.

This offer is not just restricted to LEGO if you are also looking for some other toys.

The website does not describe this offer as online only so you may be able to take advantage of it in store.

Unfortunately it seems the anniversary codes are still inactive.

You can view Myer’s LEGO range here.

The LEGO Group’s 2017 Financial Results Are… Disappointing

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At a press conference today LEGO have shared the details of their 2017 full year financial results and the numbers are far from impressive. In fact Niels B. Christiansen, the LEGO Group CEO labelled 2017 a challenging year and said that he is not satisfied with the results.

The reports contain a lot of information, most of it complex financial details that probably only make sense to accountants. Here are some of the key figures though:

There was a decrease in revenue by 8 percent to DKK 35.0 billion compared with DKK 37.9 billion in 2016. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange, revenue for the full year declined 7 percent compared with 2016.

Operating profit (profit before financial items and tax) for 2017 was DKK 10.4 billion compared with DKK 12.4 billion for 2016, a decrease of 17 percent year on year. Net profit for the full year was DKK 7.8 billion compared with DKK 9.4 billion in 2016.

A profit of DKK 7.8 billion is still significant but the story is obviously just how much lower that is than 2016.

LEGO are attributing the lower profits, in part, to a “clean-up of inventories across the value chain.”  I am honestly not sure exactly what that means.

LEGO have also released a document with some interesting facts for the year.

Best selling themes (random order)

  • LEGO® City
  • LEGO® Friends
  • LEGO® Star Wars™
  • LEGO® Creator
  • LEGO® DUPLO®

Best selling sets (random order)

  • LEGO® City Police Station (60141)
  • LEGO® City High Speed Chase (60138)
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon (75105)
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ BB-8 (75187)
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Minifigure Series (71017)

On the AFOL side of things there are 300 Recognised LEGO User Groups and an estimated 500,000 adult fans of LEGO.

You can read more about the annual results here. The PDF with interesting facts is found here.

Thanks to Trevor who sent me links to the interesting facts.

Win A 60th Anniversary Set Thanks to Australian Bricklink Store Aussie Brickster

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I know that there are plenty of Bricking Around readers that work on amazing MOCs, so this competition might be of interest to anybody looking to order some parts from Bricklink.

Australian store Aussie Brickster are giving away a 60th Anniversary set as well as two of the Building Bigger Thinking sets. To enter all you need to do is order from their store. In fact you can get entries if you have ever ordered from them. That’s right – you get  one entry for every order you have placed in their store. The competition is drawn April 1st so there is still time to get additional orders in.

There are bonus entries available too.

You can find all of the details on the Aussie Brickster Facebook page.

New Promotions Now Available From LEGO Online

If you missed out on the special Hulkbuster related promotions over the weekend then you may be interested to see these new offers that are now available.

Free Easter Bunny Hut with purchases over $55

Easter Promotion March 2018

This offer is valid for all orders over $55 on merchandise only (Bricks & Pieces orders don’t count). It is available from 5th March to 2nd April 2018, or while stocks last.

Free Zane Kendo Training Pod with Ninjago purchases over $55

Zane Pod Promotion March 2018

If you are picking up something from the Ninjago theme you’ll also get this bonus Zane Kendo Training Pod. This one runs from 5th March to 3rd May 2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $55 in LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE™ merchandise only. This promotion does not extend to the purchase of Minifigures, keyrings, accessories or other non-brick-based accessories.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Offers-Promotions

LEGO Announces Plants Made From Plants

This year will see a major milestone in LEGO’s move towards a renewable future. A range of plant elements included in upcoming sets will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane.

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If you didn’t already know, the current LEGO elements are currently produced using a petroleum based plastic. That means they are made from oil, which is not a renewable resource.

LEGO’s long term goal is to move completely to renewable resources, and these new elements are a first step.

The new sustainable parts will all be plant elements to start with.  These parts are made with polyethylene, which is a soft, durable and flexible plastic and while they are based on sugar-cane material, they are technically identical to those produced using conventional plastic.

I will certainly be looking to check out the new parts when they start appearing in sets but from what LEGO are saying I’m not going to notice the difference.

It’s great to see such a huge global brand making progress towards a more sustainable future.

You can read the full press release about this below.

#WhatWillYouBuild – Building Like a Kid With 10404 Ocean’s Bottom

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This article was planned a while ago but it just happened to coincide with a campaign from LEGO called #WhatWillYouBuild. Thanks to that campaign I have a copy of the 10404 Ocean’s Bottom set to give away. See the end of the article for competition details.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick I wanted to do something different. Sure I plan to review some amazing sets that are out this year but I also wanted to try and capture what made me fall in love with LEGO in the first place. I set out with a simple goal – build like a kid.

On Sale: 25% Off LEGO At Myer

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It’s not quite glitch sale levels but I do love a straight discount over 20%, and that is exactly what Myer are offering today and tomorrow with 25% off all LEGO.

This is a Super Saturday sale, which means that the discount is live online now but will only start in-store tomorrow.

The offer ends at 11:59 PM AEDT Saturday night, so get in quick.

The only exclusion mentioned is clearance items and minifigures.

You can view the full online range here.

Unfortunately it seems the anniversary codes have been disabled, so you won’t get extra discounts this time.

Thanks to Chris and Eric for letting me know.

Details of Marvel: The Universe Unites Promotion

March 3rd is not only the day that the Hulkbuster goes on sale, it is also the start date for a range of promotions that LEGO are calling Marvel: The Universe Unites.

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LEGO haven’t set out the specific thresholds to qualify for each offer but as they are going to be running for a limited time I want to let you know now so that you can plan ahead.

Free Art Print – March 3rd & 4th

Marvel Universe Unites Hulkbuster Art Print Colour

Get a copy of this Hulkbuster art print with purchases. This is actually a print of artwork sketched by Marvel illustrator Ron Lim. Ron Lim is the penciller of the 1992 Infinity War series. The print measures 254 x 330 mm on card stock. This colour version is limited to 40,000 copies globally.

Black & White Art Print – VIPs only – March 3rd & 4th

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LEGO VIPs who purchase the 76105 Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set on March 3rd or 4th will receive an exclusive black and white version of the print. This black and white variant is limited to 13,000 copies worldwide.

Free Mini Milano

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I am not sure what the spend threshold to qualify for this promotion but it’s a great representation of the Milano in microscale.

You can find out more about each offer here.

 

On Sale: 33.5% Off Selected Sets At eBay

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If you missed out on today’s Myer eBay double up glitch spectacular then this might be your next best option.

eBay currently has a page up for a range of LEGO sets that are 30% off their regular price. I promised 33.5% off though, and you’ll get that little bit extra with the code PICK5 at checkout. The code has a minimum spend of $30.

This sale is not the most extensive list but there are some interesting sets in the mix.

View the sale sets here.

This sale is scheduled to run until March 4th but a lot of the listings are already limited stock.

Thanks to Amanda on Facebook for the information.

On Sale: 36% Off At Myer eBay With A Discount Double-Up

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UPDATE: It looks like the glitch has been fixed.

Update 2: They unfixed it? I have no idea why but the double up is back on.

It looks like the Myer eBay store currently has a glitch double up of offers.

They already have 20% off LEGO and have now launched a special eBay only code for 20% off. Both of these offers are working together to get you 36% off their LEGO prices.

The code you need is PMYERSALE at the checkout.

I suggest getting in quickly as if this is a mistake it won’t last long.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Thanks to Daeyeon for letting me know about this.