21137 The Mountain Cave Now Available For VIPs

Minecraft fans get your credit cards ready, because the massive 21137 The Mountain Cave set is now available for VIPs.

At $399.99 the set features 2 minifigures and 13 mobs. With 2863 pieces this set is the biggest Minecraft set to date.

21137 The Mountain Cave VIP

Will you be picking it up? Let me know in the comments.

You’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to add this to your cart.

2017 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Big W

Toy Sale Retailer Big W

Period: June 22 – July 12 2017

Big Ticket Items: Silent Mary, Helicarrier

Christmas Lay-by: Yes

View catalogue

Now this is a sale! The Big W Toy Sale catalogue is officially out and there are 75 different LEGO sets featured.

A lot of the items listed actually work out to 30% off with Big W’s already lower than RRP prices.

You can check out the full list of sale items below. It’s quite extensive so I’ve enabled sorting and searching.

Big W are also doing a price beat guarantee – offering 10% off a lower advertised price. You can be sure that I’ll be helping you all make the most of that when the sale starts.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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After their one day only 25% off sale earlier this week I assumed that the catalogue offers would be all we got from Myer. Well it turns out they are now offering 20% off the full price of all LEGO.

This 20% off sale started yesterday (June 14th) and runs until Sunday June 18th (I believe).

You can view their full LEGO listing here.

You should also be able to use one of the anniversary codes to get your order down further. 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.

The 20% off prices are also showing on the eBay store if you are interested in that option. The CLAP10 code will get you an extra 10% off, but this does end today (June 15th).

View the Myer eBay range here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Toys R Us

A bit of an unexpected surprise in my inbox tonight – Toys R Us are having a 20% off sale.

This sale runs from tonight until 6am on Friday (June 16th) online or in-store tomorrow only (June 15th).

Toys R Us June 15 20

To take advantage of the offer in-store you’ll need the barcode above (click on the picture for a bigger version). Online purchases will need the code FAMILY at checkout. View their online range here.

Note that this offer is only valid on full priced items.

Thanks to Tom for making sure I saw this.

Bricking Around Turns 4

Bricking Around Turns 4

Yesterday was Bricking Around’s 4th birthday, but with the Myer sale kicking off I didn’t get a chance to post anything.

Since the first post on June 13th 2013 this site has grown beyond what I ever thought possible, including becoming a Recognised LEGO Fan Media site.

This is also a great opportunity to give you an update on some new things on the site…

Set Lookup tool

I’ve just launched the first version of a new set lookup tool. This page will enable you to find out information about a set, including the Australian RRP. The page will also display historical sales information based on the catalogues that I cover on this site. You’ll be able to see if a set is currently on sale in any catalogues as well as see how frequently that set is discounted. The page also includes a quick link to the current sales page, so that you can see if there are any percentage off sales on.

You can view the set lookup tool here.

2017 Toy Sale HQ

With the first of the 2017 toy sales now underway the Bricking Around 2017 Toy Sale HQ is now active. As more retailers release their catalogues this will be a central place to keep track of the offers.

Toy Sale HQ

360° Views

A new feature that I plan to include in reviews is a 360° look of the particular set or minifigure that I am reviewing. You can see the first example of this in my DC Comics Awesome Guide book review.

Thanks to everybody that reads this site. Bricking Around wouldn’t exist without your support.

On Sale: 32.5% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

Myer eBay 200

You’ll need to get in quick to take advantage of this offer.

Myer’s eBay store has now been updated to show the one day only 25% off sale prices. With the addition of the CLAP10 code you can save a total of 32.5% off regular prices.

The 25% off is a one day only sale so you have until midnight tonight to take advantage of the offer. Also note that items excluded from the 25% off sale are not 25% off at eBay (Big Ben for example).

View the Myer eBay range here.

Important: You may be better off using one of the anniversary codes below at the actual Myer website. You’ll need to calculate that based on how much you are spending.

  • ANNIVERSARY10 – $10 off when you spend $60 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY15 – $15 off when you spend $80 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY20 – $20 off when you spend $100 or more

Here’s a quick link to the actual Myer website.

2017 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Myer

Toy Sale Retailer Myer

Period: June 13 – July 16 2016

Big Ticket Items: Assembly Square, Death Star

Christmas Lay-by: TBC

Other Payment Options: Afterpay

View catalogue

Myer is the first retailer to go live with their 2017 Toy Sale, but generally the deals on offer are a little underwhelming. At this stage I can’t find any information about Christmas Lay-by but they are offering afterpay for purchases over $100 online.

If you are reading this on June 13th then you’ll be able to get 25% off for today only.

The biggest disappointment in the Myer catalogue is 10743 Smokey’s Garage, which is displayed as “on sale” for $31.95. The RRP for that set is only $29.99

You can view the list of sets featured in the catalogue below.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

Myer June 13 2017 25pc Off

Myer’s Toy Sale kicks off today, and I’ll post the details of that later but more interestingly they have a one day offer that you may want to get in on.

For today only (June 13th 2017) Myer are offering 25% off LEGO.

The usual exclusions apply though – Creator Expert, The Death Star and Minifigures.

This offer is both online and in-store.

You can view their full online listing here.

Additional Discounts

I have heard mixed reports but you can also try the following codes for additional discounts

  • ANNIVERSARY10 – $10 off when you spend $60 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY15 – $15 off when you spend $80 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY20 – $20 off when you spend $100 or more

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

eBay 10pc June 2017

eBay are having what they are calling a “Hump Month”, with a variety of different offers for the month of June.

The latest offer is a flat 10% off across the board when you spend $75 or more. To get the discount enter code CLAP10 at checkout.

This offer starts today (June 12th) and ends at 23.59 (AEST) on June 15th 2017.

The 10% discount is on item cost only and does not apply to postage costs so you may want to find a seller offering free postage.

Here are some quick links to the various retailer’s eBay stores.

Or you can just head over to eBay and have a look around.

Book Review: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – The Awesome Guide

While LEGO Batman has been around since 2006 it wasn’t until 2012 that the rest of the DC Comics universe started to show up in LEGO form with the DC Comics Super Heroes theme. This Awesome Guide book takes a look at that theme and the characters and sets that make it.

[Be sure to check out the details of the exclusive Wonder Woman minifigure at the end of the article, including a 360° look]

DC Comics 101

Comic book universes are messy, especially the DC universe. There have been various events that have rebooted the universe and multiple Earths with slightly different versions of characters.

With all of that mess it seems like setting that history out in a timeline that made sense to kids would be impossible, but this book handles it quite well with a timeline that highlights the key points without getting bogged down in the nitty-gritty details. The timeline presented features all the things you’d expect it to – Batman, Superman and the forming of the Justice League for example.

DC Awesome Guide Feature 01

There is also a fun little flow-chart that will help you work out your DC alter ego, even if that happens to be a villain.

In general the details are reasonably light – this book is a guide and not a character encyclopaedia – but still manage to contain a decent amount of information. There are some fun little features like comparing the net worth of Bruce Wayne and Oliver Queen. The first half of the book is dedicated to the heroes and covers secret identities, sidekicks, weapons and vehicles among other topics.