LEGO Brings Back Two Winter Village Sets For Christmas

If this year’s Fire Station is your first entry into the world of the Winter Village sets then this information may be of interest to you.

LEGO have made 2017 and 2016′s Winter Village sets available for purchase again.

These two sets – a train and train station -  go perfectly together so it’s awesome that they are both available.

10254 Winter Holiday Train - $149.99

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10259 Winter Village Station - $119.99

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Winter Village Fire Station And Cloud City Now Available For VIPs

It’s not often we get two VIP releases in the same day but here we are. Hopefully your bank accounts survive.

Here are the two releases…

10263 Winter Village Fire Station - $149.99

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75222 Betrayal At Cloud City – $499.99

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Do you plan to pick up either of these sets? You’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to grab them.

On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones

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I’m a big fan of a nice broad sale with a long run time – and that is exactly what David Jones are providing with their latest offering.

From today (September 13th) until October 7th David Jones are offering 20% off all full-priced toys. This should include all of their LEGO range.

I am not sure if this offer is also running in-store but it doesn’t specifically say that it is online only.

As usual with a David Jones sale you won’t see the discount until you add an item to your cart.

You can view the full David Jones online LEGO range here.

Thanks to Nichole for the information.

LEGO Books At Aldi Today

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Aldi have two different LEGO books on sale from today as part of their special buys range.

The first is What Will You Build – Amazing Animals, which comes with a Cute Pug polybag as the included build.

The second option is What Will You Build – Robots, Aliens and Space. This set includes a small robot build.

Both books also include a 72 page book of building ideas as well as 20 stickers.

Each book will set you back $12.99. You can find more information here.

Thanks to the few people who let me know about these books.

 

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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The Myer eBay store is have a sneaky sale with 20% off all items. The fact that this is a general sale for Myer’s eBay store is a good thing because it means that sets like the Creator Expert range are not excluded.

The eBay listing doesn’t include sets from the Harry Potter range unfortunately.

To get the discount you’ll need to use the code PMYERSHOP at checkout. The code expires on September 17th.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Thanks to Scott for the infomation.

Huge Shipping Changes For LEGO’s Australian Online Store

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Some people may have received an email recently saying that there order was being cancelled and re-sent from a new warehouse that handles Australian and New Zealand orders. This news about a new warehouse came as a surprise.

I have spoken to LEGO Australia and they have informed me that they will have more information about the new warehouse soon – but the new shipping pricing are now live on the online store.

Shipping has always been a huge barrier for buying smaller exclusives from LEGO, but these new prices are hopefully going to resolve that. Here’s what is different.

Lower Free Shipping Threshold

The free shipping threshold for Australian orders has been dropped from $200 to $149.

This should make slightly smaller orders qualify for free shipping easier. I also appreciate that the shipping threshold has been set to $149, rather than $150 as it means a $149.99 set (like the Winter Village Fire Station) will qualify without having to bump up your order.

Cheaper Regular Shipping

Shipping has always been overly expensive and essentially ruled out buying smaller items from LEGO directly, as it just wasn’t worth it. These new shipping prices will help with that.

Standard shipping is now just $12.50 for all orders under $149.

Express Shipping is now $30 for all orders.

I am impressed that LEGO have lowered the free shipping threshold and made shipping more affordable.

You can read more about the new prices and options at the official shipping page at LEGO’s online store.
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Two NSW LEGO Events This Weekend

This weekend is a good one for NSW LEGO fans, with not one but two LEGO shows taking place.

The first event is the Medowie Brickfest by Rainbow Bricks LUG.

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This show takes place on Saturday September 15th from 10am to 4pm at the Medowie Christian School (Waroparra Road, Medowie NSW 2318). Tickets are just $5 per person or $15 for a family and can be purchased at the door.

Next up is the Ryde Brick Fair.

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On Sunday 16th September, view spectacular LEGO Brick displays at the biggest brick fair on Sydney’s North Shore hosted by Sydney Lego Users Group (SydLUG) and Ryde East Public School (REPS). Enjoy a host of fun activities and meet over 20 LEGO Master Builders who will inspire young minds and rejuvenate your inner child.

Tickets to this event are $5 per person, or $15 for a family (admits 4). Tickets can be purchased online via https://www.trybooking.com/

The Ryde Brick Fair takes place at Ryde East Public School, 12 Twin Road, North Ryde from 10am to 4pm.

You can see the event page for both of these events below.

Introducing 10263 Winter Village Fire Station

I know people have been hanging out for this one, and without further ado here it is – this years Winter Village set…

10262 Winter Village Fire Station

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Christmas in Australia is a lot different to what is depicted in the Winter Village series but I always find them absolutely charming. I love this latest addition to the lineup.

The set features 1166 pieces over a series of builds – a frozen fountain, Christmas Tree, Bench with Streetlight, Fire Engine and of course the main Fire Station. There are a total of 6 minifigures plus a baby and dog.

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The set will be available to VIPs on September 13th and everybody else October 1st. The official Australian RRP is $149.99.

You can check out the full image gallery below, as well as the official set description.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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Myer are having another Super Weekend sale, with a much better offer than their last sale.

From today online or tomorrow in-store until Sunday you can get 25% off toys, including most LEGO.

There are still some exclusions that you’ll need to be aware of: Creator Expert , Ideas, UCS Millennium Falcon and Death Star. It looks like a lot of new release sets are also being excluded despite not being mentioned. This would only be an issue with the website, as in-store they should have to follow the official exclusion list.

You can view the Myer online range here.

The discount is also available via the Myer eBay store. View the Myer eBay range here. (eBay links don’t work on mobile if you have the app installed).

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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A new Big W sale kicks off today and while it’s a fairly short list of sets you may be excited to see that the Harry Potter sets that are excluded at Myer are specifically on sale here.

There are also some discounts on several Star Wars sets including the new X-Wing.

The sale runs from today (September 6th) until September 19th. This is a normal catalogue sale so it will be both online and in-store.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or see the list of included sets below.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
75956Quidditch MatchWizarding World$39.00$49.99$10.9922%
75953Hogwarts Whomping WillowWizarding World$79.00$99.99$20.9921%
75954Hogwarts Great HallWizarding World$129.00$169.99$40.9924%
75215Cloud-Rider Swoop BikesStar Wars$39.00$44.99$5.9913%
75214Anakin's Jedi StarfighterStar Wars$39.00$44.99$5.9913%
75216Snoke's Throne RoomStar Wars$79.00$99.99$20.9921%
75218X-Wing StarfighterStar Wars$99.00$139.99$40.9929%

Thanks to everybody who let me know about this sale.