Brisbane Brick Event May 14 & 15 – Win A Family Pass

After events all around Queensland, Brick Events are finally heading to the heart of Brisbane for their first Brisbane Brick Event.

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The Brisbane Brick Event will be held Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. The Brisbane Brick Event is set to showcase the LEGO creations of many talented brick builders.

The event will be the biggest event of its kind held in Brisbane and will feature over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO bricks. Plenty of different themes on display as well as over ten of the Brickman Ryan McNaught’s most popular models including the recently completed “Brisbane Signature Build”.

Read on for more about the event and your chance to win a family pass.

Celebrate May The Fourth With Outer Rim Trading Co.

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It’s Star Wars day tomorrow and to celebrate Brisbane based online LEGO retailer Outer Rim Trading Co are offering a great deal on their Star Wars range.

They will be offering 25% off RRP on all Star Wars LEGO for 1 day only from midnight May 4. Stocks are limited and some quantity restrictions may apply to some items. No rainchecks.

You can check out their Star Wars range here.

Exclusive Offer – 10% Off At Toy Universe

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Online LEGO retailer Toy Universe have an exclusive offer for Bricking Around readers. Get 10% off their already low prices on LEGO.

Enter the code J53JR62 to get your discount

The code will work until May 6th 2016 and can be used on all LEGO products as well as the Pack N Play storage system.

Check out their LEGO range here.

Free First Order Stormtrooper Available Now

LEGO have updated the Australian store with their May The 4th offer. While we get this exclusive minifigure there doesn’t seem to be any discounts on offer (like other regions).

May 4th 2016 Promo

To get your bonus offer you will need to spend $100 or more on any Star Wars product between now (April 30th) and May 7th.

For those interested 75098 Assault On Hoth is also now available.

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Free LEGO Star Wars Poster At Toys R Us

Star Wars Day (May The 4th) is fast approaching, and Toys R Us are getting in on the action a little early.

Spend $50 or more on any LEGO Star Wars product from now until Saturday May 7th 2016 and you will receive a LEGO Star Wars Lightsaber tube with a free LEGO Star Wars poster inside.

Toys R Us LEGO Star Wars Poster 2016

The email from Toys R Us states that styles vary, so there may be more than one poster available. The offer is in-store only and while stocks last.

Thanks to Wade for making sure this didn’t get missed.

Australia’s First LEGO Store Coming To Dreamworld

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For years there has been plenty of healthy debate amongst Australian LEGO fans about whether or not we need/want/would ever get a LEGO Store in Australia. At least part of that debate ends today with news from Dreamworld that they will be the site of Australia’s first Certified LEGO Store.

A Certified LEGO store isn’t quite an official LEGO store, but the differences are mainly administrative. Certified stores feature the same LEGO Store experiences – including the Pick-A-Brick wall – but are operated by a third party.

The Dreamworld store will be 350 square metres of LEGO goodness. If you are worried that the cost of Dreamworld ticket is going to make the whole thing pointless then fear not – the store will be part of a new stand-alone precinct located at the front of the park, with access from outside the park. Dreamworld passholders will get access to exclusive LEGO products and special LEGO events though.

The LEGO store will feature “The Living Room”, an interactive play area and a “brand ribbon” display of fully assembled LEGO models. The LEGO Certified Store will have exclusive sets and regular hands-on activities for children and families to experience the creativity and imagination that goes into LEGO building.

Certified LEGO stores also generally get sets at the same time as their online release, so no more waiting for exclusive sets to show up in stores.

There are likely to be plenty of LEGO fans wishing that the store was coming to a shopping centre closer to them, but a theme park location makes a heap of sense. Dreamworld is a major tourist attraction with a huge number of local, interstate and international visitors each week.

The store will open in November this year. You can read the official press release below.

Australian Price For 42056 Porsche 911 Confirmed

The comments from yesterday’s article about 42056 had a very reliable source for the Australian RRP and that price has now been confirmed with the product page on the online LEGO store.

The set will be released June 1st and cost Australian LEGO fans $499.99.

42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Australian Price

 

There has already been plenty of discussion about the price but let us know in the comments what you think.

LEGO’s Latest Technic Set Is This Awesome Supercar

At various toy fairs earlier this year there was a mysterious LEGO Technic car disguised with patterned stickers, just as real cars are disguised on the test track. After months of speculation LEGO have finally released official details of the set.

Introducing 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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Rather than the odd zebra pattern the set comes in a fantastic orange colour that closely matches Porsche’s Lava Orange colour.

This isn’t just your regular LEGO Technic set either – LEGO and Porsche have worked closely to make this a fantastic collectors item with a special collector’s book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars included. Special attention has been given to the actual build too – parts are separately boxed for a building sequence that gives an insight into the real-life vehicle’s assembly process.

With 2,704 pieces this set isn’t going to be cheap but it’s certainly going to cost you less than a real 911 GT3 RS. No Australian RRP at this stage but as soon as that information is available we’ll share that.

Check out the press release, designer video and additional images below.

On Sale: 20% Off At Twoscoops This Long Weekend

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Australian online toy retailer Twoscoops are having a big brand sale and when you talk about big toy brands it would be silly not to include LEGO.

The entire LEGO range is on sale for 20% off right now and for the whole long weekend (until 11:59 PM AEST Monday April 25th).

The range is quite extensive, including the recently released Angry Birds sets.

You can check out their full range here.

Don’t forget to include postage costs in your overall savings but that shouldn’t be too much of an issue as Twoscoops do offer fairly reasonably shipping prices.

Thanks to Christine for making sure we spotted this sale.

On Sale: Up To 30% Off At Shopforme

Melbourne based online retailer Shopforme are having a birthday sale. The celebrations looks pretty great with either 25% or 30% off a huge range of themes.

There are heaps of different themes and sets on offer and your best bet is probably to check the listing on the site to see if there is anything that interests you.

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With 30% off themes like City this sale is likely to be popular.

This is a Daily Blitz sale so offers are likely to last until tomorrow morning (April 23rd).