70922 The Joker Manor Now Available

With all of the sales going on today you may not have remembered that it is also the day that The Joker Manor goes on sale.

70922 Joker Manor Now Available

This massive LEGO Batman Movie set will cost you $399.99 for the 3444 pieces and 10 minifigures included.

I know there was some interest in the set just for the new roller-coaster track elements. Will you be picking it up? This isn’t a VIP release so anybody can grab their set today.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/The-Joker-Manor-70922

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Target

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Rather than offering a broad discount for Black Friday Target are instead reducing prices on a small selection of sets.

They are some popular sets but it’s not the most mind-blowing selection on offer.

These reduced prices are valid until 11:59 PM AEDT on Monday November 27th. You can view their Black Friday sales page here or see a list of the included sets below.

Update

As discovered by Shayne in the comments, these prices are also showing on the Target eBay store. Using the code PANTONE you can get an extra 10% off. View the eBay listings here.

On Sale: Up To 40% Off At Cheeky Toys

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It’s not just the big retailers getting in on the pre-Christmas discounting bonanza. The owner of online store Cheeky Toys got in touch with me last night to let me know that they are having a LEGO sale too, with prices up to 40% off.

There are some sets that are 10% off but the majority appear to be at least 20% off.

They are also giving away a mystery gift for spending $100 or more in a single transaction.

The LEGO sale runs until December 31st.

You can view the Cheeky Toys range here.

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay [28% Myer eBay]

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eBay are also getting in on the Black Friday hype with a new discount code.

Using the code PANTONE you can get 10% off your order when you spend $75 or more.

The 10% applies to item costs only and the discount is capped at $300 per transaction. The terms and conditions page doesn’t list a specific end date for this but my guess would be that it will run until Monday.

You can head over to eBay and look around for yourself.

28% Off At Myer

The PANTONE code is a site-wide code, so unlike the last code that didn’t work with Myer’s existing sale this one does stack. The code combined with Myer’s existing 20% off works out to be an awesome 28% off RRP.

You can view the Myer eBay LEGO range here.

On Sale: 25% Off When You Buy Two or More Sets At David Jones

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Happy Black Friday everybody! Sure the concept is new here in Australia but retailers would be crazy to pass up an opportunity to get people spending money.

Sure enough the offers are starting to flow through and I’m opening with this pretty awesome offer from David Jones.

If you buy two or more sets you can get 25% off your total order. This is works out better than “Buy One, Get One Half Price” sales because the 25% off is applied to the total and it doesn’t matter if the set prices are different.

This offer is available until Sunday November 26th.

You can view the David Jones LEGO range here.

Thanks to Chris and Kon for both making sure I didn’t miss this.

Free LEGO Nutcracker Now Available From LEGO Online

The Australian online LEGO store has been updated with a new freebie.

Spend over $120 and you will receive a free LEGO Nutcracker set (40254)

2017 Christmas Free Nutcracker

This is advertised as a Brick Friday/Cyber Monday bonus, so it may only be running until Monday night. I suggest that if you are planning to get an order in you do so sooner rather than later.

The set looks great and is a perfect Christmas bonus.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer, Including Their eBay Store

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Yesterday Myer had a special one day only shopping event with 20% off LEGO. Today for no particular reason they still (or again) have 20% off the regular price of all LEGO.

Even the large exclusives seem to be included in this offer.

I am not sure when this offer ends but my guess would be that this will run until Sunday. I’ll keep an eye on the Myer website for more details.

You can view the Myer online range here.

eBay – with extra 5% off

Unlike yesterday’s offer the Myer eBay store is also listing the discounted prices. There is a code for an extra 10% off (PILE10) but it doesn’t seem to be working on the Myer listings. I tested the code P5OZZIE and managed to receive an extra 5% off (24% off RRP total).

View the Myer eBay range here.

Olivia Looks Different In The 2018 Friends Sets

Pictures have started appearing online for some of the 2018 sets. While I haven’t had a chance to collate these and share them I noticed something odd when checking out the 2018 Friends sets.

Olivia isn’t the Olivia we are all used to. In fact it seems that she has been completely redesigned.

Here is what Olivia currently looks like…

Olivia 2017

And here is what Olivia looks like in the 2018 sets…

Olivia 2018

There are numerous differences. New Olivia has a different hair colour and style, she now wears glasses and her skin tone is slightly darker.

I don’t have any issue with the Friends lineup having a bit more diversity in terms of skin tone but I feel like LEGO should have done that from the start. Completely redesigning an existing character is odd and likely to cause issues for kids when their favourite LEGO Friend suddenly looks completely different.

I also think the glasses are a bit disappointing. Why? Because Olivia has always been the nerdy character with an interest in science and technology. Giving the character with an interest in STEM glasses feels like a lazy stereotype.

What do you think of the change? Is this an outrage, or a non-issue?

You can see the 2018 Friends set images here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer Today

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Myer is having a 12 hour Christmas shopping event today, with 20% off LEGO both online and in-store.

This is technically more than 12 hours online as the offer runs until 11:59pm AEDT.

You may be interest to know that they also happen to have the Saturn V listed as I know it’s been hard to track down. You can view that here.

Alternatively you can view their full LEGO range here.

Unfortunately it looks like the ANNIVERSARY codes are no longer working.

Thanks to Andrew and Jack for both making sure I didn’t miss this.

On Sale: 20% Off At Big W (Plus Possible Extra 10%)

It is looking like this weekend could be the perfect storm of LEGO offers at Big W.

They are advertising 20% off LEGO on Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th. Both online and in-store.

Big W 20 percent off November 2017

With Big W’s already lower than RRP prices on most sets, a 20% off sale works out to be great value.

What might push you over the edge is that there is a supposed Family & Friends sale on too. This doesn’t appear to be advertised on the Big W website at all but the flyer (linked below) has been doing the rounds online. It could be a fake but doesn’t seem like it.

Assuming that the offers stack you should get 28% off Big W prices. This could be an expensive weekend.

For the Family and Friends sale you will need to scan the barcode or use FF10 online. The 20% off sale doesn’t require any work from you.

Big W FF November 2017