April Sales Buying Guide And Megalist

April 2017 Sales Guide

Here we go – Big W, Kmart, Target, Myer and Toys R Us. Every one of those stores has a sale on right now. It’s school holidays and it’s magnificent for LEGO fans.

With so many sales on it can be hard to know what is the best deal. Hopefully this guide can give you all the information that you need.

First up, it’s important to know that different sales end at different times. You can check the end date of the sales on the calendar below.

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Click on the links below to view the related articles about each sale

At the end of the article you’ll find the megalist. It’s every set featured in a current catalogue. The list doesn’t not include sets that would be covered in a percentage off sale. Here’s a quick tip to find the set that you want for the best price;

Is it in the megalist?
If the set is in the megalist and has a discount greater than 20% off RRP you should buy at the store listed. If it’s not listed, or less than 20% off then move on…

Is it a Rogue One set?
Myer has 30% off Rogue One sets, so if what you are after fits that category then go to Myer. If not move on…

Is the set available at Target?
If this is a generally available set Target is probably your next best bet. They have a flat 20% off and their prices are usually slightly lower than RRP. If the set is not available at Target, then on to…

Is the set available at Myer?
If the set you want is available at Myer but not Target then go to Myer for 20% off.

If all of that fails, then it seems you are after something that might be exclusive to another store. Unfortunately that may mean you are out of luck.

The information above doesn’t consider what stores are close to you. If you have a Myer closer than Target then that’s fine – there’s not likely to be a huge difference.

On Sale: 20 – 50% Off At Target

Target’s catalogue last week didn’t feature any actual LEGO, just a box of bricks compatible with LEGO. I was shocked. Luckily it seems to have been a diversion before they unleash this week’s catalogue, which happens to be pretty great. This catalogue starts tomorrow (April 6th) and runs right through to April 30th 2017.

The headline offer is 50% off both 75098 Assault on Hoth and 76052 Classic TV Series Batcave That’s right, both of these $399 sets are going to be available for just $199. Expect these to disappear quickly. Really quickly. Both of those links will take you to the relevant product page if you want to try and order online.

Target 50 percent off Hoth Batcave

What else is on offer? Well there is a baseline 20% off LEGO. It’s hard to complain about that.

They also have a new catalogue, featuring a heap (over 50) of sets that are all on sale for more than 20% off. You can check out the catalogue here, or the full listing below.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us [Plus Batman Bonus]

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As Easter approaches we have even more sales coming out.

This offer from Toys R Us features a fairly wide variety of sets on sale. The range of $29.99 sets down to just $19.99 are fairly tempting.

The sale kicks off today (April 5th) and runs for two weeks (through to April 18th 2017). You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or as always with selected sets sales you can see a list below.

They are also offering a bonus polybag 30523 The Joker Battle Training with purchases over $50. Unfortunately their LEGO Batman Movie sets are barely on sale (about a 10% discount on some). Unless you really, really want that particular polybag I would suggest going to Myer and getting 20% off and their bonus polybag.

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April Offer From LEGO Online Now Active

It may be a few days late but the April offer from the Australian online LEGO store is now active.

Spend $60 or more on LEGO products to receive a free Mini VW Beetle set.

April 2017 Bonus Mini BeetleThe offer runs from now until April 20th 2017.

This is a great little build and is likely to be quite popular, so it may run out before the 20th.

Here are the terms from the website: LEGO® VW Mini Beetle (40252) offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com, and telephone orders from 4th to 20th April 2017, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be greater than $60 in LEGO merchandise only. One LEGO VW Mini Beetle (40252) per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. It cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. It is not available for purchase. Offer is not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centres. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

Note that this offer is not available at the Dreamworld store.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/vw-mini-beetle?icmp=SHBanner_EU_MiniBeetleGwP

 

LEGO Friends Make & Take At Myer

Myer LEGO Friends Make and Take April 2017

Myer aren’t always the first name that jumps to mind when you say “Make & Take” but they do host them occasionally.

One of those occasions happens to be April 22nd with a LEGO Friends themed make & take.

On offer is the 30399 Bowling Alley set from 2016. The set features a Stephanie minidoll and a cute amusement park themed bowling game.

Spots will fill quickly so register as soon as possible.

This link should allow you to register at your local store.

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Thanks to Michelle for emailing me about this.

On Sale: Various Myer Offers – 30% Off Rogue One Sets, 20% Off Others, Plus Batman Bonus

Myer have a new catalogue starting today and for the most part it’s pretty disappointing, compared to their recent 25% off sale. Despite the underwhelming catalogue, there is plenty going on with Myer.

30% Off Rogue One

Myer April 04 2017 30pc Off Rogue One

First up is the best offer: 30% off Rogue One toys, including the LEGO sets from the film. I’m sure there are plenty of you yet to pick up some of these sets and I doubt you’ll see them much cheaper.

You can view the LEGO Star Wars range online here. The Rogue One sets should be 30% off, and the rest are 20% off, which brings me to the next deal;

20% Off LEGO

While Rogue One sets are 30% off, it seems the rest are 20% off. I’m not sure at this stage why or when it ends. I’ll check for updates. The 20% off runs until April 9th. Unfortunately this seems to exclude the sets in the on-going $15 off/$75 offer which is Friends, City and Duplo sets. You can view the full range here.

20% + 10% + 5% At Myer eBay store (31.5% Off)

This one gets a bit confusing. The sets that are on-sale for 20% off are also 20% off at the Myer eBay store. Myer’s eBay store is also offering 10% off purchases. You can also get an additional 5% off with the code CAU5.

If my math is correct that works out to be a discount of 31.59% off. That’s not bad.

The 10% bonus offer ends April 9th and is applied automatically in your cart. Still not sure when the 20% off ends. The 20% off also ends April 9th. Note that the 20% off excludes City, Friends and Duplo too.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Also if you buy on eBay you won’t get the Batman bonus offer…

Batman Bonus

Myer April 04 2017 Bonus Mini Batwing

Finally there is a bonus for LEGO Batman Movie fans… Spend $60 or more on LEGO Batman, DC Superheroes, Marvel Superheroes or Star Wars and receive a free Mini Batwing set.

 

Thanks to Alyssa and Ebrahim for making sure I didn’t miss the catalogue sale.

First Wonder Woman Movie Set Unveiled

I spotted this over the weekend but didn’t get a chance to post it, as I have had to pixelate part of the image. Why? Well because this set contains some information about the Wonder Woman film that hasn’t previously been shown at all.

Some people don’t care about that sort of thing but I don’t want to be the one to spoil the film for you.

Here is the censored picture of 76075 Wonder Woman Warrior Battle.

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The set features a new version of Wonder Woman (with optional blue cloak), Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine) and the films villain. Also included is a great World War I plane. LEGO are very much against military themes but I think they have created a great plane here.

Below you’ll find more pictures and the spoilery information.

Crowdfunding Update

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As I’m sure everybody realised, my post yesterday was a bit of fun to celebrate April Fool’s Day.

I don’t employee the services of international ghost-writers, and I trawl through the catalogues and websites myself to look for sales; that isn’t outsourced to a dodgy agency in some random country.

What you may not have realised is that the crowd-funding campaign I set up is technically a real campaign. Some of the rewards might be a bit of a joke but if you have ever wanted to donate to the site you can do so via that campaign. Any donation would be graciously accepted and go back towards making the site the best that it can be. I’ll honour every reward tier.

The goals I mentioned in the campaign are real goals that I have for this site – more reviews including innovative features, video reviews, more giveaways. I hope to achieve those goals independently, but any donations would certainly help make those possible sooner.

You can view the crowdfunding campaign here.

My original April Fool’s idea was a fake press release claiming LEGO was going to end sticker use by 2020, but that just seemed cruel. I hate stickers.

Bricking Around Crowdfunding Campaign Now Live

For nearly four years Bricking Around has been bringing you a huge variety of LEGO news, including coverage of hundreds of LEGO sales.

Keeping this site running takes a heap of time, effort and of course money. The costs of paying for an extensive team of international ghost-writers isn’t cheap, and a recent crackdown on child labour in a certain country has meant the agency I pay to check for new sales has shut down. This means that I have had to devote more time to producing content myself.

After weighing up various options to raise more money for the site (such as increase the ad count from 1 to 30) I have decided the best option is to launch a crowdfunding campaign with some great rewards. You can now help support this site while getting something out of it to.

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Money raised will be used to buy equipment and sets to review, as well as products for giveaways.

One of the most exciting rewards is the $45 BUTT Brick. An exclusive 2×4 brick engraved with the word “BUTT”. A fantastic conversation starter for an amazing price.

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There are even more exciting rewards on offer, so be sure to check out the campaign.

On Sale: 30% Off 2016 Sets At Twoscoops

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Online retailer Twoscoops are having a bit of a clearance sale to get rid of their 2016 sets, and I can’t think of many better ways to clear out stock than a 30% off sale.

It’s a little hard to track down the sale sets as there is no direct link but if you are willing to go through their LEGO listing then there are savings to be had.

This is a clearance sale so it is strictly while stocks last. As always don’t forget to factor postage into your savings.

Page 4 of their LEGO listing seems to be where the sale sets start.

Thanks to Greg for letting me know about this.