Review: 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

I have a young son, who nearly every night wants to go out and look at the moon. One day I told him that people have been there in a spaceship. He didn’t really get it.

While my son may be too young to appreciate it, Apollo 11 is one of those things that will never stop being amazing to me. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy set America the goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth. Then a whole bunch of people who are smarter and/or braver than I ever will be went and made it happen. July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and what better way to commemorate than with a LEGO tribute.

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LEGO has unsurprisingly celebrated various NASA achievements before with some fantastic sets. This is the first time they have tried the Eagle Lunar Lander at minifigure scale. The last attempt was the microscale version included in the Ideas Saturn V set.

The Apollo Lunar Module is comprised of two stages – the descent stage and the ascent stage. This build is split up over 4 stages; the lunar surface, part 1 of the descent stage, part 2 of the descent stage and finally the ascent stage.

“Magnificent Desolation”

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, after descending to the lunar surface

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

Myer Super Weekend March 2015

It’s time for another Super Weekend! They always seem to sneak up on me.

On offer is 25% off LEGO from today (July 19th) until Sunday July 21st.

There are a few exclusions: Creator Expert, Ideas and 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle.

You can check out their LEGO range here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Toys R Us & Hobby Warehouse eBay Stores

Hobby Warehouse love to get in on an eBay Sale and it looks like that has carried across to the relaunched Toys R Us brand.

To celebrate the return of Toys R Us to eBay you can currently get 20% off listings from both Toys R Us and Hobby Warehouse.

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The offer ends July 24th. There is a maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Max 5 transactions each with a maximum of 10 items.

To get the discount enter code PTOYSR at checkout.

View their range here.

Thanks to Chuck for the heads up.

10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Now Available For VIPs

If you have a LEGO VIP account and a desire to buy yourself a LEGO Harley-Davidson then today is your lucky day.

This gorgeous Creator Expert is now available for VIPs.

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You can get yours here.

Amazon Prime Day Is Tomorrow

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At midnight tonight Amazon Prime Day officially kicks off. I don’t know if there will be any LEGO related offers included in the event but good deals usually go quickly.

Consider this a friendly reminder to set aside some time to check Amazon.

If you see an awesome deal during the day feel free to share it in the comments.

Your best bet is probably to head to the Amazon home page and then follow the Amazon Prime Day links.

Of course you’ll need to have an Amazon Prime account to access Amazon Prime Day offers.

Bricking Around is an Amazon Affiliate.

Free Shipping At LEGO Online

Is there a LEGO exclusive item, maybe something small, that you have had your eye on for a while? Well now may just be the time to grab it with LEGO offering free shipping on all orders.

That’s right – until July 16th you can get free standard shipping on all orders. You want some LEGO Cookie cutters but don’t want to pay for shipping? Go for it.

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You can check out the terms of the offer here.

LEGO Announces 10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Classic car fans got a treat with the Mustang, now here’s one for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Announcing 10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

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This Creator Expert set features 1023 pieces and will cost $159.99 here in Australia. Official launch is just over a week away on July 17th.

Read on for more images and the official press release.

On Sale: 15% Off At Myer, Extra 20% Off Via eBay

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ORIGINAL POST UPDATED

Myer has a new sale with 15% Off Creator Expert. Which isn’t too bad.

The real kicker is that you can get an extra 10% 20% off if you go via their eBay store. Enter the code PRETZELPMYMY at checkout to get your extra discount. The code ends today July 15th so get in quick.

View the Myer eBay LEGO range here.

How good does a Corner Garage for under $230 sound?

If you’d rather go via Myer directly you can find the 15% off items here.

Avengers Tower Promotion Back Online

If you missed this awesome promotion last time it was on then you may want to go check out the online LEGO store now.

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Spend over $129 on Disney sets which includes LEGO Disney™/DUPLO® Disney/DUPLO® Disney Princess/DUPLO® Marvel Super Heroes/DUPLO® Toy Story/DUPLO® Cars/Juniors Disney/Toy Story 4/Juniors Marvel Super Heroes/Disney Princess/Star Wars™/Marvel Super Heroes/Disney Series 2 Minifigures sets/Disney Brickheadz; and selected Ideas set/extended line. Seriously there isn’t much that Disney doesn’t own.

The offer is set to run until July 31st but may not last that long.

You can find the details here.

Thanks to Kieran and Robert for the heads up.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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Big W’s toy sale kicked off a little while ago but they have a new catalogue out with some extra offers.

It’s a pretty short list but the prices are certainly eye-catching on some of these.

A nearly half price Millennium Falcon is a great buy – just a shame it’s the Solo version*.

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here, or view the sets below. These offers end July 17th.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
21142The Polar IglooMinecraft$24.00$49.99$25.9952%
60208Sky Police Parachute ArrestCity$35.00$49.99$14.9930%
60193Arctic Air TransportCity$35.00$49.99$14.9930%
75956Quidditch MatchWizarding World$35.00$49.99$14.9930%
76134Spider-Man: Doc Ock Diamond HeistMarvel Super Heroes$35.00$49.99$14.9930%
41366Olivia's Cupcake CaféFriends$35.00$49.99$14.9930%
21143The Nether PortalMinecraft$39.00$69.99$30.9944%
75212Kessel Run Millennium FalconStar Wars$149.00$269.99$120.9945%

Thanks to everybody who let me know about this.

*Solo was a great movie, but it’s no UCS Falcon is it?