Review: 41333 Olivia’s Mission Vehicle

The Friends theme is getting a reboot in 2018. Not only are the characters redesigned but the theme has a new feel to it. Everything seems to be a bit more colourful and cartoonish than before.

The most radically different of the Friends characters is the 2018 version of Olivia, so I was keen to grab a set with her in it to review.

Here is my look at 41333 Olivia’s Mission Vehicle

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Happy 60th Birthday To The LEGO Brick

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January 28, 1958, at 13:58

That is the time and date recorded on the original Danish patent for the LEGO Brick we know and love. While the LEGO Group began producing a plastic brick in 1949 it was not until 1958 that the LEGO brick we know today was born. It took several years of iterations to find the iconic design, which has not been changed significantly since. In fact bricks from 1958 would still be compatible with bricks produced in 2018.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the LEGO Brick and as you know the 60th anniversary promotion is now live on the website. There are also several sets dedicated to the classic building experience, each with a special printed tile to commemorate the event.

I don’t want to write a huge history lesson, because I think the event would be much better celebrated by telling you all to go build something. Dig out those bricks or dust off a set and really celebrate the design of the LEGO brick.

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60 Years of the LEGO Brick Promotion Now Live

I know that a lot of people have been hanging out for this promotion and I’m happy to report that it is now live.

Spend over $200 and the 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick set will be added to your cart.

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This promotional set features microscale versions of 4 iconic LEGO sets; 6399 Airport Shuttle, 375 Castle, 6285 Black Seas Barracuda and 928 Space Cruiser And Moonbase.

The website doesn’t feature the terms and conditions at this stage but I’ll update when they become available. Be warned that this is a highly anticipated promotion and it could sell out, it’s hard to know how many LEGO produced.

If you get a city set you’ll also get the Hotdog Stand promotion at the moment.

Thanks to Brad for letting me know this was live.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/60-Years-of-the-LEGO-Brick-40290

On Sale: 25% Off LEGO At Myer Today

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Myer are keeping me busy this weekend. Today’s offer isn’t as good as yesterday’s combo deal but it’s still a pretty solid discount.

For today only (January 27th) Myer are offering 25% off LEGO. This should be both online and in-store. There also doesn’t seem to be an obvious exceptions.

You can save further online with one of the anniversary codes. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

If you spend over $88 you will also receive the free Year of The Dog set.

You can view the Myer online LEGO range here.

On Sale: Save Heaps With A Combo of Offers From Myer

Myer are having 20% off toys online today (January 26th) and in-store tomorrow. While this is nice it’s not exactly remarkable. What is amazing is that this offer combines with the 10% off they are also running and the anniversary codes. Oh you’ll ALSO get the bonus Year of the Dog set.

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Does that make sense? Here’s some more details

  1. Find the set that you are after.
  2. It will already be reduced 20%
  3. Add it to your cart
  4. Apply one of the anniversary codes (see below)
  5. The final amount will be reduced a further 10%
  6. If your order is still more than $88 you’ll get the Year of the Dog Bonus.

As an example using LEGO City Mountain Police Headquarters 60174

  • Regular price: $159.95
  • After 20% off: $127.96
  • Apply ANNIVERSARY20 code: $107.96
  • Final 10% off: $97.16

That’s a total saving of 40% off a new release set AND a bonus Year of the dog set.

This overlap is today only, so get in quick. The anniversary codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

You can view the full online LEGO range here.

Thanks to everybody who made sure I saw this.

On Sale: 10% Off At Myer, Bonus Year of The Dog Set

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While I know that a 10% off sale isn’t that exciting, there isn’t a lot of sales on at the moment and the added Year of the Dog set makes this a little more interesting.

For today only you will get 10% off your total order at the checkout (the product listing shows the regular price). This offer also works with the anniversary codes as well. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

The way the discount works you actually get 10% off the price after the anniversary discount, making it a little better.

This is an online only offer. You can view the Myer online range here.

Edit: The Myer website banner says this is Thursday and Friday, while the terms and conditions says “Offer available online only until 11:59PM AEDT Thursday 25th January 2018.” I’d order today to be on the safe side.

Bonus Year of the Dog Set

Myer are also running an additional promotion to celebrate the Lunar New Year. If you spend $88 or more you will receive a free 40235 Year of The Dog set (RRP $14.99).

These promotional sets are hard to track down and this particular one looks awesome.

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The Year of the Dog promotion runs until February 21st, or while stocks last.

Thanks to Chris, Matt and Paul who all let me know about the details of these offers.

The Dreamworld LEGO Store Turns One This Sunday

On January 28th 2017 the Dreamworld LEGO store opened it’s doors to the public. The first certified LEGO store in the country. Now, a year later they are having a special event to celebrate the store’s first birthday. The best bit is that you get the gifts.

If you spend $199 or more in-store on the day you will receive the exclusive 40145 LEGO Brand Retail Store set. This is a set that is very hard to track down. It also happens to be the same set that was given out for the grand opening. There is a limited amount of stock of the giveaway so I’d aim to get there early rather than late.

Younger LEGO fans will also be able to meet characters from NINJAGO and LEGO City on the day (9am – 12pm).

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Via https://www.dreamworld.com.au/things-to-do/lego

Here Are The Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results

The LEGO Ideas blog has overnight released the results of their review of projects in the second 2017 review period.

There were six different projects in this review: Gilmore Girls – Luke’s Diner, The Wonders of Peru, NF-158 Research Aircraft, I Am Your Father, NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale) and NASA Saturn V Launch Umbilical Tower.

And… none of them passed the review.

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It’s always unfortunate when no projects pass the review but I am not exactly shocked by the result. The good news is that they have hinted that one of these 6 sets happens to be very close to something they are already planning. Secondly they say the next review will lead to at least one new product. So at least one of the 7 in the picture below.

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You can see the announcement video and my take on why each project was rejected below.

Review: 75200 Ahch-To Island Training

At this point in time I think it’s fair to say that fan response to The Last Jedi has been mixed. Do the criticisms that people have of the film also affect the tie-in LEGO sets? Today I will be looking at 75200 Ahch-To Island Training, one of the smaller sets from the film.

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I know that the film has been out for a while but I will still not be posting any spoilers for those of you who haven’t had a chance to see it yet. I will be mentioning the end of The Force Awakens from here on.

If you have seen the end of The Force Awakens or any of the trailers for The Last Jedi you know that Ahch-To is the current island home of Luke Skywalker and where Rey travels to find him.

On Sale: 25% Off City, Duplo, Friends & Creator Expert At Myer

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The people at Myer like to arbitrarily assign names to weekends, usually calling them Super Weekends. This time they are going with the name Blockbuster Weekend.

This Saturday and Sunday (January 20th and 21st) they are offering 25% off the following themes: City, Duplo, Friends and Creator Expert.

25% off Creator Expert is a tempting offer and we know that there are new Friends and City sets out on shelves.

Here are quick links to the various themes: City, Duplo, Friends, Creator.

Don’t forget to add the most appropriate ANNIVERSARY code; the codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

Thanks to Chris for letting me know about this.