LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Adult Event Details

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne have just shared details of their first two Adult Nights. The first is Thursday 25 May 7-9pm and the second is Thursday 22 June 7-9pm.

Tickets for the adult events are $32.50 each but people with annual passes will be able to enter for free. Annual pass holders still need to book a spot to ensure they can get in via this link.

What’s on offer?

With LEGOLAND Discovery Centre being designed for kids, what exactly is on offer at the adult nights? You will be able to experience the 4D Cinema, rides, Factory Tour and LEGO brick pits. There will also be speed build challenges and a MINILAND scavenger hunt.

There will be prizes on offer for several build challenges to be held throughout the night. The Master Model Builders will be also be hosting workshop classes, providing tips and tricks for the LEGO pros and novices.

AFOLs are encouraged to bring along a MOC to display on either the LEGO display table or enter it into the “Model of the Month” competition, for the chance to display your work at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

The cafe will also be remaining open until 8pm for anybody that wants to buy food and drink.

This event is strictly adults only – nobody under the age of 18 is allowed. It will be interesting to see if this stems the tide of 1 star reviews from angry AFOLs.

You can book your tickets via https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/tickets/adult-nights/

The official details from the website are below. Thanks to Chris for sharing this information with me.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer’s eBay Store

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The people at eBay have sent out a new coupon code for Mother’s Day. Normally an offer geared towards mums doesn’t offer much in the way of LEGO sales^ but the list of included retailers just happens to include Myer.

If you use the code CMUM20 at checkout you can get 20% off LEGO. This offer started late yesterday (May 1st) and runs until May 8th 2017.

Fingers crossed that Myer have a sale during this week and the offers stack.

View their LEGO range here.

If you get in quick there are also a few of the Star Wars sets that are 40% off and the additional 20% off should work.

^ I know that there are plenty of AFOL mums out there but the retailers don’t seem to.

On Sale: Up To 35% Off At Cheeky Toys

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Online retailer Cheeky Toys got in touch to let me know that they are currently having a huge LEGO sale. On offer is discounts up to 35% off.

Looking around there are a heap of sets at various level of discount – almost everything is at least 20% off.

The sale is on now and runs until May 14th 2017.

For those of you looking for the newly released Silent Mary set, it is available for 10% off ($314.99).  They also have full boxes of Series 17 Minifigures.

You can view their full LEGO listing here.

Thanks to Greg and Kevin for letting me know about this.

On Sale: 40% Off Star Wars At Myer

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It looks like Myer are making way for some new stock because they have slashed the prices of their existing LEGO Star Wars range by 40%.

It appears that stock is limited so I won’t provide a list here but you can check out what they have on offer on the Myer website.

The Death Star and Millennium Falcon are both excluded from the offer.

This sale runs from today (April 30th) until 11:59pm AEST Saturday 6 May 2017, unless sold out prior. This is an online only offer.

The offer appears to also be running on the Myer eBay store. With coupon C5AUS you can also get an additional 5% off. View the Myer eBay range here.

Thanks to Chris, Richie and Greg for sharing the details of these offers.

May The 4th Offers Now Live At LEGO Online

Star Wars Day – May The 4th – is only a few days away now and to celebrate LEGO have gone live with their LEGO Star Wars offers.

There are a few different things happening, so here are the details and the terms of each.

75144 Snowspeeder VIP Release

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The latest Star Wars UCS set 75144 Snowspeeder is now available for VIPs. You’ll need to be logged in to your VIP account to add this set to your cart. Australian price is $329.99.

Free R2-D2 Set

May 4th 2017 Free Brick Built R2-D2

Spend $120 or over on LEGO Star Wars sets between now (April 29th) and May 6th to get this free brick-built R2-D2 set. As usual this is while stocks last and one per household. Only valid for phone and internet orders. Not available at Dreamworld or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne.

10% Off LEGO Star Wars

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With so many retail sales on in Australia this offer feels very underwhelming. From today (April 29th) until May 6th 2017 you can get 10% off LEGO Star Wars sets, excluding the Snowspeeder.

With other regions getting selected sets for 40% off this 10% deal is unlikely to win people over by itself.

Thanks to everybody that let me know about this, I had a busy day and didn’t get time to post it this morning.

Official Details of 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

LEGO has a long history of working with NASA to produce some fantastic sets and the Apollo Saturn V Ideas set has been a hotly anticipated addition to the lineup. Now LEGO have used the Idea blog to share official details of the set.

The huge 1 meter high (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration will be available from the 1st of June, 2017 for a recommended retail price of just USD 119.99. With 1969 LEGO elements the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V is the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements.

21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V 01This set looks like an absolute must have for anybody with even a passing interest in the Apollo program or space in general. No Australian RRP at this stage but I will update as soon as I know. Read on for the official details and additional images.

Review: 42065 RC Tracked Racer

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Technic theme. While the theme has existed longer than I have, this is my first ever Technic set. I went from being a LEGO fan into my dark ages without ever making the transition to the more advanced theme.

With that confession out of the way, here is my review of 42065 RC Tracked Racer.

I was initially interested in this set for one simple reason – the finished model looked like a heap of fun. Far too often I build a set and then stick it on a shelf or (more often these days) put it away in a cupboard until I can find room. The RC Tracked Racer on the other hand was something that had the potential for on-going enjoyment.

Australian Price For 10257 Carousel Revealed

Overnight LEGO updated their Australian store with a page for the just announced 10257 Carousel.

The Australian RRP is confirmed to be $299.99.

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Let me know what you think of the price.

LEGO Announces 10257 Carousel

When the Fairground Mixer set was first announced a lot of LEGO fans hoped it was the start of a new sub-theme. Well after the Ferris Wheel last year LEGO have just announced the third ride in their growing fairground – 10257 Carousel.

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The set features a fairytale inspired design with animal rides instead of the more traditional horse and carriage. Included is a swan, tiger, frog, elephant and flamingo. There is also a small ticket booth build included too.

Design wise there are plenty of blue elements with lots of gold decorations. The central pillar of the ride features gold mirrors (unfortunately achieved with stickers). Topping off the ride is six new fabric panels in yellow.

There are no included Power Functions, but turning the crank will spin the ride. The animals will also move up and down as the ride spins, with the exception of the swan. For those of you who already own Power Functions elements they can very easily be connected.

It’s undeniable that this set is going to be compared to 10196 Grand Carousel, which is a set that is well loved by the AFOL community. It seems LEGO have made a conscious decision to not reproduce the older set but instead make something new. The Grand Carousel featured included power functions and a sound brick. Neither is included here. This new carousel is smaller in overall dimensions and pieces but I actually really like the overall design.

No Australian price as yet, but expect this to be around $300 when it is released on June 1. Hopefully we will see a VIP pre-release in late May but this is not confirmed.

Check out the full gallery, press release and designer video below.

Build A Giant Death Star At Westfield Warringah This Weekend

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To celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and the 40th anniversary of Star Wars LEGO Australia are building the southern hemisphere’s biggest Death Star.

American LEGO Master Builder, Chris Steininger will be in charge of construction, with plenty of hands on help from LEGO fans.

Once the model is complete you’ll be able to see the Death Star explode into hundreds of LEGO bricks right in front of your eyes thanks to augmented reality technology.

The event runs on Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th at Westfield Warringah Mall on Ground Level (outside Myer)

Even without forming an unlikely band of rebels we’ve managed to get a sneak peak at the Death Star plans – this thing is going to be huge.

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You can learn more about the event on the centre’s website.