Adelaide has a lot going for it – there’s George Lucas’ favourite food court noodle place and one of Australia’s newest LEGO shows Brick-A-Laide.
Brick-A-Laide 2016 will be taking place this Friday and Saturday (March 25 – 26) at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The show is the largest LEGO fan display in South Australia and features an unbeatable showcase of brick creations and displays from local and interstate modellers and creators.
Wander through the range of amazing exhibits, including the USS OGEL, which will be making its first Adelaide appearance- this minifig scale ship is based on the WW2 Battle Cruisers that saw action in the Pacific Theatre. Measuring over 4 metres long and manned with a crew of over 50 LEGO sailors.
Also on display will be two HUGE collaborative builds- one based on the original LEGO Space themes from the 1970’s and 1980’s. The other is one of the largest LEGO city displays ever seen in SA, where you can view the streets and peer into the lives of LEGO people who live there.
With the recent release of The Force Awakens, Star Wars LEGO fans will be out in force, showing the best of what the Empire and the Rebels have to offer. From the smallest battles to the epic Star Destroyers, lovers of the Star Wars Franchise will not be disappointed.
Once you’ve finished in the Exhibit area, enjoy the huge range of merchandise on sale by LEGO traders, grab some refreshments at the Brick Café and take a pic at the FREE Instabooth photo booth.
You can find out more information about the event via the website or the event page below.
Is there anything better than free LEGO? Toys R Us are giving LEGO Friends fans the chance to build a cute little Wishing Well and then take it home.
The Make & Take event takes place on Saturday April 2nd, but you will need to register beforehand via this page. These events usually fill quickly so be quick.
Thanks to Wade for making sure we spotted this
If you missed the 30372 Robin’s Mini Fortrex set when it was available as a freebie from the online LEGO store in February well now you have another chance to pick one up.
The latest edition of the K-Zone magazine, which is in-stores now, features the set a bonus.
From our quick checks the magazine will set you back around $5.99, which is a decent price for the LEGO alone.
Thanks to Reg for letting us know about this.
Canberra LEGO fans have a unique opportunity this weekend – you can see some great LEGO displays and support great cause.
Bricks @ The Woden School, presented by The Canberra LEGO User Group and the Woden School Parents & Citizens Association, is a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy and a special needs school. The Woden School is responsible for delivering Individual Learning Programs for over 100 hundred students including a transitions program for year 10’s into a support unit within a mainstream college and year 12’s into the community.
There will be LEGO displays, a LEGO play area, LEGO building competitions, Val the talented LEGO guitar player, facepainting, yummy food and great coffee for the grown ups!
The event is held at the school (127 Denison Street, Deakin) on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March. Ticket prices are just $3 for children and $5 per adult. A family ticket is also available for $10.
More information via Facebook or the event page below
It’s been a little while since we’ve had an offer from Kmart. After the wait it would have been nice if the offer was a little broader but some of the discounts are still worth checking out.
This Easter catalogue features a range of smaller sets all for $29, which is around $10 off most sets. They’ve also added a few $29.99 RRP sets just to pad things out a little.
The offer runs from tomorrow (March 17th) and runs until Saturday March 26th 2016.
You can check out the catalogue for yourself here (just be sure to skip page 20) and view a list of the sets below.
The best thing about Toys R Us is that they don’t sell anything other than toys. It means there is a pretty good chance that some LEGO will be on sale in a lot of their catalogues. The sale that kicks off today is no exception with a small range of sets on sale.
The sale kicks off today (March 16th) and runs until Tuesday March 29th 2016.
You can check out the catalogue for yourself here, or view the list of included sets below.
Easter is slowly creeping up on us, which means that it’s almost school holiday time. School holiday time usually means LEGO sales and Big W are sticking to the tradition with a pretty impressive offering on Nexo Knights and City sets.
Big W already had some pretty decent prices on the Nexo Knights range, but with this sale most of the catalogue items are 30% off the official RRP.
There are also a range of smaller City vehicles for $20 that are a great addition to any collection.
This sale starts Thursday (March 17th) and runs until Monday March 28th 2016.
You can check out the list of sets on sale below, or check out the catalogue for yourself here.
It’s time for a new wave of LEGO Dimensions packs to freshen up your game. Wave 4 isn’t as comprehensive as the earlier waves but there is a new level pack that might be of interest. Here are the details of the 4 items that should be in-stores today. Be sure to check out price details at the end of the article.
71235 Midway Arcade Level Pack
Bring arcade gaming to the your LEGO Dimensions play experience with the Midway Arcade Level Pack. The pack includes a Gamer Kid minifigure, 3-in-1 G-6155 Spy Hunter and Arcade Machine models.
71233 Stay Puft Fun Pack
Were you disappointed that the Stay Puft LEGO Ideas project didn’t pass review? You’ll probably still feel that way, but at least you now have the option of getting a minifigure Stay Puft to add to your LEGO collection.
71236 Superman Fun Pack
The man of steel finally makes his LEGO Dimensions appearance. Hopefully he can work with LEGO Batman rather than fight him.
71237 Aquaman Fun Pack
Everybody’s favourite aquatic superhero is now available to add to your game.
We’ve included details on the best place to grab these sets below.
Here is some late news that should make your weekend a little better – Myer are having a 3-day sale which just happens to include 20% off all toys.
The sale is on now (March 12th) and runs until 11:59PM AEDT Monday March 14th 2016 (obviously stores will close before then).
You can check out the online range here, or head in to your local store. Don’t forget that Myer does have a click and collect option.
Thanks to Wade for emailing about this sale.
LEGO have just released the results of the LEGO Ideas review for the second half of 2015.
After a previous review lead to no new products it seemed entirely possible that this review may have the same result. Luckily that isn’t the case at all – there are actually two products that will be produced.
Caterham Super Seven
This project perfectly captures the classic British sports car in LEGO. Hopefully the final set will look as good as the submitted version.
These brick built Adventure Time characters look awesome and are likely to be a hit with fans of the wacky show. If this one sells well it could potentially lead to future sets – LEGO do have a good relationship with Cartoon Network.
You can check out the announcement video below.