LEGO Looking For Giveaway Suggestions

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Everybody knows that LEGO regularly have giveaways on their online store. These bonuses help tempt people to buy at RRP from the official online store. There have been some great giveaways in the past, and there have been some less great ones too.

Now LEGO is directly reaching out to the adult LEGO fan community for suggestions on future giveaways. They have asked partners like this site to find out what people want in a giveaway. I’ll collect your suggestions and then pass on the top 5. Enter your suggestion in the form below and then I will provide a poll to help finalise the top 5.

I’ll be taking suggestions until October 24th, and then from then until October 30th I will feature a poll of your suggestions.

Your suggestion can be anything that LEGO might produce – that mean no new IP and no suggestions that violate LEGO’s rules (drugs, nudity, war etc). More detail is available at the end of the article if you are still unsure.

Bricktober Perth This Weekend

Perth readers, it’s that time of the year again – Bricktober is this weekend. Bricktober is a yearly event that showcases amazing LEGO creations by builders in Perth and brings together the community of LEGO lovers young or old.

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This year’s show will take place on October 7th & 8th at new venue Curtin Stadium (Kent St, Bentley WA 6102).

Bricktober Perth is a project of The Rotary Club of Ascot (Inc). Proceeds of the event will support programs for young children and other Rotary and Community Projects.

Tickets to the event are just $9.70 per person, or $28.80 for a family of 4. You can purchase your ticket via TryBooking.

Congratulations to Alison C and Craig A who both won a Golden Ticket to the event.

You May Be Able To Buy A Millennium Falcon Tomorrow

Unfortunately this is one just for people in Melbourne and the Brisbane/Gold Coast area… both the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Chadstone and the Dreamworld LEGO Store have confirmed that they will have stock of the 75192 Millennium Falcon set tomorrow.

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The store’s Facebook page has confirmed that they will have 45 of the sets available with a limit of 1 per person. Stock is first in first served.

The store will be opening early at 8:30am but chances are you will need to line up early.

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The store manager has confirmed that they will have “more than 45″ units available when the doors open at 9am tomorrow.

They will also have a limit of 1 per person and first in first served.

Remember the store is separate from the park.

Both of these options are likely to be extremely popular. Good luck to those of you who are trying to get your hands on a set. I’d love for you to share some line pictures on the Bricking Around Facebook page if you happen to be heading to either location.

BrisBricks LEGO Event This Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend up here in Brisbane this weekend, and what better way to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday than with a LEGO event?

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BrisBricks are holding their annual Brisbane show at Chandler again this weekend.

If past years are anything to go by this is will be a fantastic day out with some amazing displays. The show will feature Australia’s largest Great Ball Contraption, interactive stands including RC LEGO vehicles and a LEGO play area for kids. There will also be a raffle, LEGO retailers and face painting.

Tickets for the event are just $12 for adults and $6 for kids (3 – 15 years). If you are prepared to have a late day you can save a few dollars with tickets to the final session each day costing just $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets are only be available online here.

For those of you out there with ASD children there is a special Austism Community session on Sunday October 1st at 9am.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or BrisBricks.org.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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It’s not often we get a 25% off sale without having to take advantage of a glitch or stacked discount. For today only (Friday September 29th) Myer are offering 25% off all LEGO, except Creator Expert.

This offer is available in-store or online. Online it runs until midnight, in-store obviously until the stores close.

You can view their full online LEGO range here.

Don’t forget to add the anniversary codes that should still be valid. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

 

Introducing 70922 The Joker Manor

The LEGO Batman Movie lead to a heap of really interesting sets, but there was one thing that fans thought was missing – a large Wayne Manor set. Well now LEGO are finally delivering, kind off. This isn’t Wayne Manor, this is The Joker Manor.

At 3,444 pieces The Joker Manor is the largest LEGO Batman Movie set by a fair margin, and those pieces have all been put to good use to produce a set that looks amazing and perfectly captures the craziness of the Joker.

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The set features 10 minifigures – there is The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing and Alfred Pennyworth in Classic Batsuit. Also included are Disco Batman, Disco Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin. If you are a little confused about the Disco versions of the minifigures then this video will clear things up.

There are a lot of details included in this set including various references to scenes from the movie such as Batman microwaving his lobster dinner. Surrounding the exterior of the building is a great looking rollercoaster that appears to be built using various new elements.

The set will be released on November 24th 2017 (no VIP release for this one). I have been told the Australian RRP is $399.99.

With so much detail I suggest you check out the gallery and press release below.

On Sale: Toys R Us Bricktober Sale & Promotion

It’s almost October, or as Toys R Us like to call it Bricktober!

Every year in late September or early October Toys R Us runs some sort of LEGO giveaway. This year there are two different minifigure packs on offer. Click on the picture for a better look.

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Here are the details…
Set 1: Spend $75 or more from September 27th to October 2nd to receive a set of 4 LEGO Ninjago minifigures. These minifigures are based on the TV show not the Ninjago Movie.
Set 2: Spend $75 or more from October 3rd to 10th to receive a set of 4 LEGO Batman Movie minifigures. The lineup of minifigures is exclusive to this promotion.

These packs are not available to purchase separately.

They also have a modest sale on to make spending that $75 a little more tempting. You can view the included sets below, or view the catalogue for yourself here. The sale runs for the same period as the promotion – from September 27th until October 10th. Note that Toys R Us sales do start online a day early (tonight) but you may not get the Ninjago minifigures until tomorrow.

On Sale: 18% Off At eBay Tonight

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According to an email I received today eBay turns 18 today. To celebrate they are offering 18% off everything for a few hours only.

The 18% off kicks off tonight at 6PM and runs until 10 PM AEST. There is a minimum spend of $75 to qualify for the discount. You’ll need to use the code PARTY18 at checkout and pay via PayPal.

This is being fairly well advertised so be warned in advance that it’s going to get pretty busy.

The best part though? The 18% off should stack with the current offers that are running.

34.4% Off At Target

Target currently have 20% off all LEGO, and most of their eBay range has been updated to reflect that discounted pricing. With the addition of the PARTY18 code your total saving will be 34.4%.

View the Target eBay range here.

34.4% Off At Myer

Myer also have various sets on sale in their eBay store. It’s not the full range but there are plenty of sets included. With the additional 18% off that is also 34.4% off.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Other Stores

While the total discount may not be as good as the stacked Myer or Target offer, the code is valid site-wide. It might be a great time to buy an older set you’ve had your eye on or even check out some other retailer’s eBay range.

Of course you can always head to eBay.com.au and start searching.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

The LEGO Movie turned out to be a massive hit that was hugely popular with audiences both young and old. It’s no surprise that everybody involved wanted more of that success, so LEGO Batman got his own movie. Now the popular LEGO theme Ninjago gets the big screen treatment with The LEGO Ninjago Movie – in cinemas from today (no Australian delay this time).

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If you aren’t familiar with the world of Ninjago then don’t worry – this movie uses the setting and characters from the theme/show but it is a completely stand-alone story. I have only seen a few episodes of the television show myself and I had no problem understanding what was going on. It’s possible that there were some references that I may have missed but this isn’t a direct adaption or continuation of the show.

I won’t get in to detailed spoilers here, but I will discuss some basic plot points.

One thing I will say is that the opening scene of this film caught me completely off guard. It’s an opening that on reflection I really liked, but not at all what I was expecting. Some reviews have given this away so be careful if you are reading others.

Even though this is a standalone film it is not an origin story. It’s not Wu finding a group of teenagers with attitude and teaching them ninja skills. The “secret ninja force” is already established and there is a regularity to life in Ninjago City – Garmadon attacks, he is stopped by the ninjas, repeat.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Kmart

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I think this might be the last of the September offers from the big retailers. There’s been a variety of offers but Kmart have decided to go with a catalogue full of discounted sets.

There is a decent variety of themes covered so there should be something for everybody. This sale starts today (September 21st) and runs all the way through until October 11th.

You can view the full list of sets below, or check out the catalogue for yourself here.

Of course with so many sales on it pays to shop around. I’ll hopefully get time today to do up an article to try and help you get the best possible deal.