On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones When You Buy 2 or More

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David Jones are usually pretty relaxed when it comes to sales – they’ll chuck a 20% discount on everything and call it a day. Their latest sale however has a little extra qualifier.

Purchase two or more LEGO sets and get 20% off the total. It’s pretty easy to trigger the discount as you can just grab something small to go with your bigger purchases.

The sale is live now (February 27th) and runs until March 1st.

You can find the online David Jones range here.

Official LEGO Minions Set Details

LEGO has today released official details of the LEGO Minions sets. These sets all relate to the Rise of Gru movie that is out soon. Here they are:

75546 Minions in Gru’s Lab (87 Pieces)

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Ready to get inventive with the LEGO® Minions in Gru’s Lab set? The Minions have helped to transform Gru’s basement into a laboratory. Now they’re preparing to have some fun. Watch them create mischief as they slide into the bananas and test out a vehicle on the ramp. See if they can make a vehicle crash into the fence!

75547 Minion Pilot in Training (119 Pieces)

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Take to the skies with LEGO® Minions Bob and Stuart. They’re on a mission to save Gru and are piloting a plane for the daring rescue. Stuart is the pilot and Bob is a flight attendant in the passenger cabin, so it’s sure to be a bumpy ride. Watch out – an accident-prone Minion might fall into the toilet. And don’t forget to find the fart blaster for extra fun!

75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase (136 Pieces)

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The chase is on! Help Gru and the Minions protect the zodiac stone from the villains who want it back. They’ll need to be speedy to outwit the evildoers. Luckily there’s a banana to throw as they ride along. Gru’s taking control of the LEGO® Minions Unstoppable Bike Chase, with Bob helping up front. Meanwhile, Stuart’s enjoying a thrilling ride as he’s dragged along on the rocket skates.

75550 Minions Kung Fu Battle (310 Pieces)

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Join the Minions for kung fu training and celebrations at the LEGO® Minions Kung Fu Battle. First the Minions practice kung fu moves using the weapon rack and rotating wooden dummy. Then they can parade with the Chinese dragon before admiring the pretend ‘fireworks’ stud shooters that fire from the top of the temple. Watch out for the dramatic reveal as Otto appears out of the temple.

75551 Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair (876 Pieces)

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Want to step inside the unpredictable world of the Minions? Well, now you can! Build your favorite Minion then turn it around to reveal their room. Check out the figure version of each character. Put them inside the room to explore the mischievous personality of each Minion. Create inventions with Kevin in the lab or pop Stuart in his bedroom. Then rebuild Kevin into Bob with his kung fu playset.

On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price At Myer [Kind of]

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Hooray! It’s Super Weekend at Myer again.

On offer is, in theory, 50% off your second item when you buy two or more. The way it ACTUALLY works on the Myer website is add two or more items to your cart and you will get 25% off both items. This is actually a better deal than what is advertised.

I am not sure how the discount will be calculated in-store.

This offer ends February 23rd and the following exclusions apply: Creator Expert, Ideas and 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle.

You can find the Myer LEGO range here [affiliate link].

The Mandalorian Trades His Beskar For ABS

At New York Toy Fair LEGO have officially announced two sets related the Disney+ Mandalorian show. AND THEY BOTH HAVE BABY YODA!^

75292 The Razor Crest

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Our first LEGO version of Mando’s ship The Razor Crest is presented here with 1023 parts, making it a medium sized set that will probably come in around the $200 mark. The set comes with The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the Child, plus an IG-11 figure.

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Here are the dot points:

  • Kids can role-play as heroic warrior The Mandalorian and play out action-packed Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes with this detailed, LEGO® brick model of The Razor Crest (75292) starship.
  • This fun buildable toy includes 4 LEGO® minifigures: The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the Child, plus an IG-11 LEGO® figure, all with cool weapons to role-play exciting battles.
  • The Razor Crest has a dual LEGO® minifigure cockpit, 2 spring-loaded shooters, cargo hold with opening sides/access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, sleeping area and detachable escape pod for creative play.
  • This 1,023-piece construction playset offers a challenging build and combines brilliantly with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets. It makes a super holiday gift or birthday present for boys and girls aged 10+.
  • The Razor Crest dreadnought measures over 5.5” (14cm) high, 15” (38cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide. It makes an eye-catching Star Wars: The Mandalorian display piece when it is not being used to transport vital cargo!

75317 The Mandalorian™ & The Child

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For me Brickheadz are hit or miss but I am loving this combination of Mando and the child in his hoverpram. I have to get this one. Here are the dot points:

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and creative kids will love building their own LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of the Child and The Mandalorian (75317), recreating authentic details to create a cool display.
  • The Mandalorian buildable LEGO® figure has signature weapons – a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand – to spark memories of thrilling Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes.
  • Youngsters will love the Child building toy with adjustable ears for different expressions, and its hoverpram ‘floating’ on a transparent LEGO® element. Both construction models have baseplates for display.
  • This 295-piece LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Star Wars™ building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or anytime surprise for Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and LEGO builders aged 10 and up.
  • The Mandalorian measures 3” (8cm) tall and the Child and hoverpram building toy measures 3” (8cm) high – they won’t take up too much space but are sure to make a big impression wherever they are displayed.

Both of these sets are 2HY 2020 releases so I’m not sure when we will officially see them in stores and I don’t currently have Australian pricing.

^ Yes, I know the child is not actually baby Yoda or even named Yoda.

On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones

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Finally – a sale!

David Jones is looking to help out with your weekend shopping with a nice flat 20% off all full priced toys, obviously including LEGO.

The sale is active now (February 20th) and runs until Sunday February 23rd.

You can check out the David Jones LEGO range here.

Thanks to Nichole for the heads up.

Catching Up

As you may have noticed there haven’t been a lot of updates happening on the site for a while. Due to some personal circumstances I have taken a bit of time off but I am planning to get back in to things. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff that’s happening in the LEGO world that you may have missed.

TOLL Gets Hacked

LEGO’s Australian shipping partner TOLL has suffered a major hack which caused all sorts of drama for LEGO shipments. I am honestly not even sure if they are fully back up and running.

LEGO International Space Station Now Available

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This great LEGO Ideas set is now available to purchase [affiliate link]. Who has already got one?

Where Are The Sales?

I haven’t been following it as closely as usual but there doesn’t seem to have been any great sales happening lately? It’s not a huge shock for this time of the year but a little something would have been good.

Easter Promo Is Now Live

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The LEGO store Easter promotion is now live. Spend $99 or more and get a free Chicken Skater Pod. It’s a pretty cute little set. More details here [affiliate link].

Two More LEGO Ideas Sets Pass Review

LEGO Ideas has been on a roll lately with some of the best sets. Two more will be hitting shelves some time in the future – Medieval Blacksmith and Winnie The Pooh. I am particularly keen to see the Blacksmith.

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Bricking Around Bushfire Appeal Update

I just want to start by saying that the Bricking Around community is absolutely amazing. You all dug deep and together raised $3286.48.

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For each dollar donated the donor received one entry in the prize draw. A winning number was randomly selected and the prize pack will soon be on its way to Ben G.

Earlier today I made the donation to the Red Cross. The total donation was $3286, as I could only enter whole dollars. The other $0.48 will be kept in the PayPal balance for any future charity events.

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Thanks again to everybody who contributed.

LEGO Announces 21321 International Space Station

Do you remember when LEGO Ideas had a fan vote for a favourite model, and the International Space Station won? Well here is the final model that you’ll be able to buy.

Introducing 21321 International Space Station

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This LEGO Ideas set contains 864 pieces but they make a surprisingly large footprint. The set includes a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts.

You will be able to yours from February 1st for $99.99

More images and the official set description below.

Bricking Around Bushfire Appeal

This summer has seen countless Australians hit by an unimaginable bushfire disaster. Those who have been impacted by this disaster face a long and difficult journey of rebuilding and recovery. To help support those affected I want to raise some funds for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery Appeal. With a little bit of help I have put together a fantastic LEGO prize pack and for every $1 you contribute to the appeal, you’ll get one entry in the prize draw.

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Here’s the details of what the lucky winner will get:

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How to enter

For every $1 you donate via PayPal you will get 1 entry in the draw. Simply follow this link:

PayPal.me/BACharity

The winner will be contacted via the PayPal account email address, so please ensure you use a PayPal account with an email that you check regularly. Also, please select the Friends & Family option as this will not incur any fees. I have set things up in a way that should avoid any PayPal fees, and I will cover postage to the winner within Australia. This means 100% of the funds will go to the Australian Red Cross. Draw is for Australian residents only. One winner will receive the full prize pack.

Entries now closed. Entries will be collated and a winner drawn soon

Entries close at 11:59 PM AEST on January 31st 2020.

A huge thanks goes to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne for providing some additional prizes.

Thanks also to LEGO’s community engagement team. The Harley Davidson set was originally intended for review, but the team have graciously allowed me to re-purpose this for the appeal.

Old Trafford – VIP Release, Bonuses and Other Options

The new Creator Expert Old Trafford set is now officially available but there are actually a few different options if you are keen on this one.

LEGO Online

The first option is to get this set from LEGO.com – assuming you are a VIP. If you get in quick you will also get the bonus United Trinity statue set. You’ll also qualify for the Year of The Rat promo.

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You can get yours here. [affiliate link]

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre – Pre-order

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne are currently taking pre-orders for the set, with it officially available from February 1st. The first 50 people to pre-order between January 16-21 will get the United Trinity set as well as a Manchester United soccer ball as bonuses.

LEGO Certified Stores

The various LEGO Certified Stores (excluding Dreamworld) will are taking pre-orders from today until January 31st for pick-up on February 1st. They have the United Trinity set included with their offer.

Dreamworld LEGO Certified Store

The Dreamworld store is also taking pre-orders for this set from today until January 31st. You’ll also get the United Trinity set as part of your purchase. The set will be available to pick up on February 1st.