LEGO Masters Season 2, Episode 4 – Recap

It’s Sunday night and LEGO Masters is back after a few days off. Tonight another team will end their LEGO Masters journey.

Tonight we take to the skies in two different ways…

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The first build is going to require hard hats. They are building just for height using only 2 x something bricks, such as 2×4 or 2×6. Teams get 2 hours and there are no stools available.

The teams all rush off and tip out huge tubs of basic bricks. They all seem like kids sitting on the floor working out how they are going to build the tallest tower they can.

On Sale: 15% Off At eBay [Selected Sellers]

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It seems like ages since I’ve posted an eBay sale. That’s probably on me rather than eBay but we’re back with a new 15% off code.

This one is for selected sellers only but there is a few stores that offer LEGO included in the mix.

To get your discount enter the code POTENT15 at checkout.

This link should give you a heap of LEGO listings covered in the sale [affiliate link].

The offer ends at 11:59pm (AEST) on May 3rd. There is a maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Multiple items may be purchased in 5 transactions (up to a maximum of 10 items per transaction).

As always be aware of pre-discount prices on eBay listings.

LEGO Masters Season 2, Episode 3 – Recap

Here we are with Episode 3, and unfortunately for one team it’s going to be their last.

Spoilers for episode 3 if you haven’t already watched it.

Tim and Danni are getting strategic with light up shoes. Let’s see how that works out for them.

Summer and Iona get to take the day off so head out.

Andrew and Damian opt not to play either of their bricks. By not playing the Golden Brick they will be taking part in the elimination build off. They’ll also have to do all the running as they keep their Flash Jordon Brick for now too.

A mysterious brick-built book arrives and Hamish reveals the theme for today’s build – build a scene from a fairytale. It’s a very open brief with lots of options.

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There’s 12 hours for this build.

LEGO Masters Season 2, Episode 2 – Recap

Here we are with episode 2 – and things are going to get explosive.

Warning: Spoilers for anybody that hasn’t seen the episode obviously.

The challenge is officially called Hero Shot and it’s a little bit different to last year’s LEGO destruction episode. Rather than a variety of different ways to destroy the builds everybody will have their model blown up. The difference will be that each team will get a minifigure to be the feature of their build, with the explosion taking place behind them. Hence the Hero Shot name.

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Each team will get one of 4 different additions to their explosion; chalk, glitter, ‘water’ (blue slime really) and thick green slime.

LEGO Masters Season 2, Episode 1 – Recap

LEGO Masters season 2 is here with an action packed first episode. Here’s my quick recap of all the action.

Spoilers if you haven’t seen the episode – obviously.

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There’s a real sense of excitement as the teams limbo their way under the roller door. It’s like those scenes of people rushing in to Aldi when they have a really good special buy.

The teams all gather for an introduction from Hamish. Before we get in to the actual building there’s a few things to get out of the way. Specifically a comically large wooden crate.

On Sale: Super Weekend At Myer

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Myer stores may be closed to the public, but that doesn’t mean that we miss out on Super Weekends. This weekend just happens to be the first Super Weekend At Home for Myer.

On offer is “Buy one, get one half price” on LEGO. The way that it actually works is that if you add two or more LEGO items to your cart you will get 25% off everything in your cart. I suspect there will be plenty of DOTS bracelets purchased this weekend.

As always there are some exclusions: Creator Expert, Ideas, 76139 Batmobile and 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle. It also appears that anything already on sale won’t trigger this new discount.

Myer have lowered their free shipping threshold to just $45 so I don’t think AFOLs will have any trouble hitting that.

The offer ends Sunday night.

You can find Myer’s LEGO range here. [affiliate link]

LEGO Announces 42107 Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R

Technic fans feeling a bit left out after today’s Star Wars announcement? Don’t worry – LEGO has you covered too with this new Technic creation.

Introducing 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R

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I don’t know much about motorbikes or Technic so I’m going to just say that this looks cool and let the additional images and press release below do most of the talking.

This 646 piece set will be released on June 1st. Australian price is TBD.

LEGO Announces 75275 A-wing Starfighter

May The 4th is fast approaching so it’s time to officially lift the lid on the latest addition to the Star Wars UCS range.

Introducing 75275 A-wing Starfighter

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I know that this is one people have been hanging out for so hopefully everybody is impressed with the end result.

The set features 1673 pieces and comes with a display stand and A-wing pilot.

You’ll be able to get yours from May 1st for $329.99.

Read on for additional images and the official product description.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Launches Online Store

While LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is officially closed, the retail store is still operating. In an effort to provide additional options for people they’ve now launched an online store.

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The online store offers a range of LEGOLAND Exclusive products as well as LEGO sets that you might not be able to find elsewhere. The online store now means that these hard to find products are available Australia wide. There is no free shipping but a quick check showed the following shipping options:

  • Click and collect – Free
  • Standard – $14.95
  • Express – $30.00

You might be interested to know that they still seem to have Pirates of Barracuda Bay available, unlike LEGO.com which is sold out.

If you sort the All Products page from Low to High you’ll also discover a bunch of polybags that you can’t easily buy.

You can find the online store at https://shop.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/

Now they just need to figure out a way to do PAB online.

Gingerbread House – Not Just For Christmas

In November last year I sent a request to LEGO for a review copy of 10267 Gingerbread House. The set was released as the latest addition to the Winter Village theme. I got my copy of the set in March and it posed a bit of a dilemma – Do I review this Christmas set in April, wait and do a Christmas In July type thing or just bite the bullet and review it now. After looking at the completed model I knew I didn’t want to wait to tell you about this one.

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Purists who love the aesthetic of the Winter Village that LEGO has crafted may not love the fantasy/fairytale setting of this model but if you are looking at it as a standalone set it is unmistakably charming. It’s also really weird when you think about it too much. Really weird.