LEGO Announces 2020 Chinese New Year Sets

The 2019 Chinese New Year sets caused a huge frenzy. The cause for this was obvious – they were initially really hard to get hold of and they also happened to look amazing.

Today LEGO has announced two new Chinese New Year sets for 2020 and once again they are brilliant.

80104 Lion Dance

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The Lion Dance set vividly reproduces a well-loved scene of the Spring Festival and is sure to evoke fond memories of the traditional festival. The set features 5 beautifully decorated small lion figurines and a percussionists’ stage with an awesome drumming function. An accompanying temple gate is decorated with LEGO tiles featuring traditional patterns. The set also comes complete with 8 minifigures including lion dancers and a man in rat costume to mark the Year of the Rat. Additional accessory elements such as the red ‘best wishes’ scroll, red orb, cabbage, calligraphy brush and a rocket firework are included to inspire unlimited role-play.

80105 Chinese New Year Temple Fair

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The Chinese New Year Temple Fair set captures a beloved event often seen in towns and cities throughout China around the lunar new year. The set includes stalls displaying a vast, colourful array of LEGO versions of authentic items you would find at a Temple Fair. Everything from barbecue dishes to candy, toys, vases and dough figurines are lovingly re-created ion LEGO form. The set also includes 14 minifigures. Eagle-eyed LEGO fans will notice that the family from last year’s Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner set make an appearance, continuing the story of their Spring Festival celebrations.

I am pretty impressed with both sets. They will be available in Australia on December 26th. The press release mentions an Australian price of $99.99 but I don’t know which of the two sets that applies to (maybe both?). Once I know more I’ll update the article.

Who’s excited?

On Sale: Technic Reduced At Myer

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It’s a bit of a surprise to see a new Myer sale start on a Monday, but here we are with a sneaky Technic deal.

On offer is 20% off most Technic, with up to 40% off some sets.

One definitely worth checking out is the Technic Car Transporter. It can be yours for just $149 down from $269.99.

You can check out the full Technic listing here.

The offer ends Sunday November 10th.

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Wooden Minifigure Now Available For VIPs

While I had mixed feelings on the Wooden Minifugre I wouldn’t be surprised at all to discover that there are people out there looking to get one.

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If you are keen on it then you will be pleased to know that it’s now available for VIPs.

Head over to LEGO.com and sign in to your VIP account to get yours. [affiliate link]

21320 Dinosaur Fossils Now Available

Halloween may have been yesterday but there are still skeletons to get excited about today – Dinosaur skeletons!

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The latest LEGO ideas set 21320 Dinosaur Fossils is now available online and in-store at LEGO stores around the country.

These three dinosaurs can be yours for $99.99.

You can find it online here [affiliate link].

LEGO Wants To Sell You A Giant Wooden Minifigure For $180

Do you love LEGO Minifigures but wish they were a lot bigger, expensive and mostly made of wood? Well LEGO has got just the product for you.

Introducing 853967 – LEGO® Originals Wooden Minifigure

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This product is the first entry into a new LEGO Originals concept. Created in partnership between LEGO and Room Copenhagen the Wooden Minifigure is a 5:1 upscaled version of the mifigure we all know and love.

The Wooden Minifigure is made from FSC-certified oak, with adjustable yellow plastic hands. The model measures over 20cm tall, 11cm wide and 9cm deep.

Included with the minifigure is a 28 page booklet and a small collection of bricks.

At $179.99 Australian this is not a cheap product, which is kind of weird because LEGO is really promoting this as something that you can customise. If I’m paying $180 for a giant wooden minifigure I’m not going to risk stuffing it up by slipping with a paintbrush, are you?

If this is something that interests you then you will be able to pick one up from November 8th at LEGO.com

More images and press release below.

On Sale: 30% Off City & Friends At Myer

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It’s been a while since we have seen a 30% off sale at Myer. It’s just a shame that it is only on two themes.

The sale runs from today (October 29) until November 3rd.

The discount may put Myer ahead of Big W and Kmart prices but I would still check both of them out first, particularly with Big W’s current coupon codes.

You can find Myer’s sale sets here [affiliate link].

Win a trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia

Myer is also offering a chance to win a family trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia, as well as $500 worth of LEGO each week.

To enter you need to spend $75 or more on any LEGO building set at MYER from 28/10/19 to 19/12/19.

Spend must be in 1 transaction. Limit 1 entry per transaction. Retain receipt/s. Entries close 11:59PM AEDST on each Thursday 7/11/19 – 12/12/19 inclusive for weekly draws and 19/12/19 for major draw.
Draws at 4PM AEDST each Friday 8/11/19-13/12/19 inclusive (weekly draws) and 20/12/19 (major draw). Winners on website from 23/12/19.

Minor prize (1 per draw): $500 worth of LEGO building sets. Major prize: Trip for 2 adults and 2 children to LEGOLAND Malaysia valued at up to $15K.

Thanks to Alyssa for the heads up.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W + Bonus Discount Codes

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Big W has a new catalogue sale that kicked off last week. The system I normally use to post about sales is playing up so I hadn’t got this posted yet, but I wanted to let you all know before it got too late.

There’s a mix of stuff included in the catalogue but probably not anything that will blow you away.

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here. The catalogue offers end Wednesday November 6th.

Bonus Spend & Save offer

Big W also has a spend and save offer happening at the moment. You can save a little extra off your order with different levels of discount based on your spend. There are three different codes:

  • Save $10 when you spend $100 with YOUSAVE10
  • Save $20 when you spend $150 with YOUSAVE20
  • Save $25 when you spend $200 with YOUSAVE25

The spend and save offer ends at 11:59 PM AEDT on October 30th.

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On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones

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I am a big fan of David Jones sales because they generally keep it simple. A nice solid discount without the annoying restrictions that you get from a certain other retailer.

A new David Jones sale has just kicked off and offer is a flat 20% off.

Being a David Jones sale you won’t see the discount until an item is in your cart, but there is no coupon codes to worry about.

The offer starts today (October 25th) and ends Sunday October 27th.

You can find the David Jones range here.

Thanks to Alyssa for the heads up.

On Sale: 10-20% Off At eBay

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There are a couple of new eBay codes live at the moment worth checking out. Here are the details

Toys R Us & Hobby Warehouse – 20% Off

Using the code PROWESS you can get 20% off your LEGO purchases from the Toys R Us and Hobby Warehouse eBay stores. The code has a maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Multiple items may be purchased in no more than 5 transactions (up to a maximum of 10 items per transaction). This code is valid until November 1st.

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A bunch of other stuff – 10% Off

eBay also has a broad but oddly vague 10% off sale running at the moment. It’s one of those things that applies to random items and has no set end date. It’s worth heading to eBay’s dedicated LEGO landing page [affiliate link] and looking around for a product and seeing if the code works. The code you’ll need is PINS10 and this one has a minimum spend of $100.

First Look At The Chermside LEGO Store

The rollout of LEGO certified stores continues with the official opening of the Chermside LEGO Certified Store tomorrow. Located on the North side of Brisbane this store is the third for Queensland, following the Dreamworld store and the Robina one.

I was lucky enough to be invited along to a preview event tonight and anybody attending the store’s official opening tomorrow is in for a treat.

The Pick-a-brick wall features (by my count) 128 spots, with the ones out of reach duplicated. It was a really impressive selection of parts and there were plenty of parts that I could have filled a cup with by themselves. Cups are the same price as other certified stores – $14.99 for a small and $29.99 for a large.

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The store also features a build-a-minifigure station, which at the moment is stocked with some great exclusive parts for making some Halloween minifigures. It will cost you $19.99 for three minifigures.

There are also two fantastic additions that you need to check out in person – first is the amazing Story Bridge mosaic. The second is a brick-built sculpture of a huge crocodile and minifigure. Both of these are creations from Ryan McNaught and his team.

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If you are attending the opening you’ll be pleased to know that all the exclusives are in stock and ready to go. There seemed to be plenty of Ideas Friends sets, but they may not last long.

Anybody who spends $199 or more will receive the free LEGO Store Opening promotional set. The first 100 customers will also get a free gift.

This store is operated by the same company as the Robina, Broadway, Bondi and Doncaster stores. All share a common VIP program allowing you to earn points for your purchases. Signing up can be done at point of sale.

More pictures from the night below.