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.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/VIP-Early-Access-10236

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.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/VIP-Early-Access-10234

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. http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/36088

Could These Be The LEGO Simpsons Sets?

The Simpsons LEGO

A rumoured list of 2014 Simpsons LEGO sets has been making the rounds online. If true it looks like this range could be popular with Simpsons fans. The minifigure lineup and grouping generally seems pretty good.

Bart’s Skate Trick, £10 minifigs: Bart & Milhouse
- This seems like it’s going to be a good little set for Bart fans to pick up. With two licensed minifigures don’t expect a lot of parts in this one.

Homer at the Control Panel, £20, minifigs: Homer, Burns, & Smithers
- No surprises that the designers included this location. Hopefully it includes printed bricks rather than a lot of stickers. Burns and Smithers are a good choice of figures for this set.

Lisa’s Sax Performance, £30, minifigs: Lisa, Marge, Sherri, and Terri
- This is the one that seems a little  strange. Sherri and Terri hardly seem like iconic characters. Ralph Wiggum and Principal Skinner might have been better choices.

Springfield Shops, £50, minifigs: Bart, cashier at Krusty Burger, Krusty, Apu, and Nelson
- A great lineup in this one. If the actual shops look good this could be a popular product.

Simpson’s House,  £70, minifigs: Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, Grandpa, Flanders, and Santa’s Little Helper
- This is the one every Simpsons fan is going to want. The minifigure lineup almost seems too good to be true. Getting all of the family (even Abe) in one set is a nice move by LEGO.

Overall this looks like a good lineup of sets. They touch on all the iconic elements from the series without touching on the slightly more controversial areas (Like Moe’s for example). Hopefully this is a genuine list.

Via Brickset

Online Deal – 20% Off Toys At Target

Target 20 Percent Off

Target currently have an online only deal for 20% off toys – which means discount LEGO! The offer is valid until the 11th August 2013.

Check out their online LEGO range here: http://shop.target.com.au/toys?order=cat,brand-0&brand-0=lego

LEGO Deal At Fishpond

Fishpond have a limited time special on toys. Spend over $20 and get $10 off your order with the following code


Click here to take advantage of this offer
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The offer ends August 12th. You must be a registered user to use this code.

Thanks to Whirlpool user BRK for sharing this offer.

LEGO At The Ekka

LEGO At The Ekka

Brisbane LEGO fans will have a chance to meet Australian LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught at the Ekka this year. Ryan will have his awesome Love Boat model on display, and will also be doing a daily talk. Anybody heading to the Ekka should check it out.

The LEGO display is located in the The Courier-Mail Learning Fun Pavilion and is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Ryan will also be presenting FIFTY QUESTIONS ABOUT LEGO WITH RYAN MCNAUGHT daily at 12:30pm.

Listen to the only LEGO certified professional in the southern hemisphere speak about LEGO and the behind the scenes tales in building the spectacular LEGO models.

Ekka tickets are $17 for kids and $28 for adults. There are also family passes available.

LEGO Display details here
Ryan’s presentation details here

What’s In Store? August 7th 2013

LEGO In Store

What’s in store is where Bricking Around has a look at the latest retailer catalogues for any Australian LEGO deals.

Target – Ends 14th August 2013
Target is advertising 20 new LEGO products in store. These new products include the new Friends sets as well as new City sets. All are priced below RRP, but this seems to be standard practice for the large retailers.
Link http://www.lasoo.com.au/catalogue/target-catalogue-get-more-of-what-s-rock-n-this-season/4vgzrs1vc.html?pid=promotedCatalogue#pageNo=20

Toys R Us - Ends 20th August 2013
Toys R Us are celebrating Truck Month with some specials on  LEGO Trucks. LEGO City Cement Mixer, Flatbed Truck, Garbage Truck and Fire Truck are all reduced from $29.99 to just $19.99. They also have the newly released LEGO City Monster Truck Transport, Cargo Truck and Grand Prix Truck sets for $34.99 (save $5).
Link http://www.lasoo.com.au/catalogue/toys-r-us-catalogue-tough-trucks/4vjtk4j9i.html?pid=promotedCatalogue#pageNo=2

The Simpsons coming in 2014

The Simpsons LEGO

There were rumors floating around in March this year that The Simpsons would be the newest theme for The LEGO Group, and now it appears to be confirmed. LEGO marketing director Mads Nipper stated “We’ll see Homer, Bart, Marge and the others next year”.

There was a lot of mixed opinions when the rumors first appeared, and those comments have started popping up again. It is certainly true that The Simpsons has touched on a lot of adult themes over it’s long lifetime (including drug use and alcohol addiction) but at its core there is a lot of family friendly content that can be explored. There are very adult themes in a lot of LEGO themes – for example Star Wars Episode III features Anakin Skywalker slaughtering children (admittedly this happens off-screen). The presence of mature content doesn’t rule out all elements of a franchise.

What sort of sets can LEGO fans expect? That will be the biggest surprise. The Simpsons has a huge cast characters and features locations from all over Springfield. Hopefully we will see iconic locations such as 742 Evergreen Terrace. One possible indication comes from the original article…

One of the most-loved, arch American families are now emerging as LEGO figures.

Could LEGO’s first Simpsons products be a minifigure series? This could actually make sense. It would allow LEGO to test the popularity of the theme without investing a lot of time on set design. It also allows for a large cast of characters to be introduced very quickly.

Whatever LEGO decides to do it seems it is going to be polarizing.

Via http://brickset.com/news/article/?ID=7270

Iron Patriot Minifigure Available From EB Games

LEGO Marvel Iron Patriot

The exclusive Iron Patriot minifigure is available for Australians who pre-order the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game from EB Games. The Marvel Super Heroes games looks like a heap of fun, and getting an exclusive minifigure just sweetens the deal.

You can pre-order your specific version of the game here.

The game is available for all current consoles: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita.
It will also be available for Next Gen consoles Xbox One and PS4.

The game is released in November 2013.

Via EB Games