2017 Advent Calendars – Day 1 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Welcome to this year’s advent calendar coverage! I will be looking at all three calendars in the lead-up to Christmas.

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Unfortunately I have been unwell all day and have only just managed to get today’s post up but it’s still December 1st in Perth. Hopefully the remaining days will feature slightly better photos and the post will be more timely.

Each day’s builds will be hidden after a break so you won’t get spoiled on the homepage. Read on to see what Day 1 has for us.

On Sale: 20% Off At Target

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Target recently wrapped up a 20% off sale that only covered two themes, well now they are back with a much better offer – 20% off everything.

The new offer kicks off today (November 30th) and runs until December 13th. This offer is in-store and online.

You can view their LEGO range here.

On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones

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We don’t get a lot of sales from David Jones but when we do they are pretty much always broad offers.

The offer that kicks off today falls under that category with 20% off all full priced items.

This sale runs from today (November 30th) until December 3rd.

You can view their LEGO range here.

LEGO Announces The Next Modular – 10260 Downtown Diner

LEGO has just announced the latest edition to the modular building line-up and things are going retro.

10260 Downtown Diner

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The set is packed with retro charm: the vintage car, the 50s style facade and the rollerskating waitress to name a few.

There are three levels to the building, starting with the ground floor diner.
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The middle level features a gym with boxing ring, punching bag and weight bench.

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The top level features a recording studio.

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There are 6 minifigures included. A chef and waitress;  boxer and a bodybuilder; rock star and a manager.

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If you are familiar with the previous modular buildings then you may be surprised to see the detailed faces on the minifigures. Previous modulars have exclusively featured the classic smiling minifigure but after 10 years it appears LEGO is going in a new direction.

There are so many fantastic details to look over so be sure to check out the full image gallery below. You’ll also find the official press release.

The set is released on January 1st 2018, with no early VIP release. I have asked about Australian RRP and will report back once I know. The Australian RRP is officially confirmed to be $249.99

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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The latest Toys R Us catalogue kicks off today and for some odd reason it features two identical pages of LEGO sets on sale. I am guessing it’s some sort of glitch.

With so many sales on lately this is hardly going to blow people away, as it’s a fairly small selection with modest discounts.

The sale runs from today (November 29th) until December 12th.

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here, or as usual see the list of sets below.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Myer

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Myer have a new pre-Christmas toy catalogue out, and inside is discounted prices on a range of sets. Surprisingly the list consists of almost entirely rare or exclusive sets. The sort of sets that are normally excluded from sales.

There are modulars, Creator Expert vehicles and even trains.

You can view the full list of sets below or the catalogue here.

The sale runs from yesterday (November 28th) through until Christmas Eve.

If you are willing to shop at eBay you can get an extra 20% off those sets, taking your discount to at least 36% off. The discounted items are marked in red so should be easy to spot. View the Myer eBay range here.

Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – One New Set Passes

The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and one project has made it through the review stage and will become an official product.

Tron Legacy Light Cycle is that successful project.

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The review featured 11 finalists in total but unfortunately the other 10 didn’t make the grade. I am not a huge fan of the Tron franchise but the set itself looks quite nice. It will be interesting to see how well this particular set does.

No word on availability or pricing at this stage.

Special Mention – Surf Rescue

The Surf Rescue project was a passion project from Australian father and son team Damien and Aiden MacRae. Damien is suffering from stage 4 melanoma, and wanted to use the project to raise awareness of sun safety. While LEGO will not be making the surf rescue set they have stated a desire to work with the MacRae on some special projects to spread their message.

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You can see the results video and the rejected projects below.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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The Myer eBay store has gone live today with a new 20% off code that applies to all of their listings.

To get your discount you will need to use the code PMYER at checkout.

Like most eBay code the maximum discount is $300. This is a single use code so you will need to get all of the LEGO you are after at once. The code is valid until 23:59 (AEDT) on December 4th.

The best part of this is that Myer already has numerous sets on sale for 20% off, with the additional code those sets are reduced by 36%. The already discounted items are marked in red so should be easy to spot.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Thanks to David for sharing this on the Bricking Around Facebook page and making sure I didn’t miss it.

On Sale: 10% Off Selected Sets At LEGO Online

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The Australian online store very rarely has sales. We didn’t get anything for Black Friday for example.

Surprisingly we are getting some discounts for Cyber Monday, the completely made up day to celebrate online shopping.

On offer is 10% off a range of sets (you can see the list below) for today only (November 27th). Obviously 10% off isn’t going to break any records but with VIP points and the Nutcracker promotion it’s not that bad of an option for some sets.

You can view the full listing here.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
75827Firehouse HeadquartersGhostbusters$449.99$499.99$5010%
17101Creative ToolboxBoost$224.99$249.99$2510%
41318Heartlake HospitalFriends$134.99$149.99$1510%
70612Green Ninja Mech DragonThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$80.99$89.99$910%
60161Jungle Exploration SiteCity$143.99$159.99$1610%
31069Modular Family VillaCreator$89.99$99.99$1010%
10840Big FairDuplo$107.99$119.99$1210%
10508Deluxe Train SetDuplo$143.99$159.9$15.9110%
41188Breakout from the Goblin King's FortressElves$89.99$99.99$1010%
10251Brick BankAdvanced Models$224.99$249.99$2510%
41317Sunshine CatamaranFriends$89.99$99.99$1010%
70917The Ultimate BatmobileThe LEGO Batman Movie$206.99$229.99$2310%
70357Knighton CastleNexo Knights$170.99$189.99$1910%
70615Fire MechThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$89.99$99.99$1010%
41148Elsa's Magical Ice PalaceDisney$107.99$119.99$1210%
75189First Order Heavy Assault WalkerStar Wars$206.99$229.99$2310%
76088Thor vs. Hulk: Arena ClashMarvel Super Heroes$80.99$89.99$910%
42069Extreme AdventureTechnic$197.99$219.99$2210%
41324Snow Resort Ski LiftFriends$71.99$79.99$810%
76087Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift AttackDC Comics Super Heroes$161.99$179.99$1810%
75190First Order Star DestroyerStar Wars$206.99$229.99$2310%
70902Catwoman Catcycle ChaseThe LEGO Batman Movie$31.49$34.99$3.510%
75139Battle on TakodanaStar Wars$80.99$89.99$910%
41237Batgirl Secret BunkerDC Super Hero Girls$53.99$59.99$610%
70618Destiny's BountyThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$233.99$259.99$2610%

Taj Mahal Re-Release Now Available

LEGO shocked us all with an unexpected re-release of the Taj Mahal, this time with a set number of 10256.

Today is the official release date of the set and if you need further evidence that re-releases are popular, the set is already set to backorder status.

10256 Taj Mahal Release

If you get in quick it shouldn’t be a huge issue, as the backorder ship date is currently displaying as November 28th (which is tomorrow).

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Taj-Mahal-10256