I was lucky enough to be given a preview tour of Australia’s first LEGO Certified Store at Dreamworld today. The store officially opens at 9am Saturday January 28th (QLD time) but I was able to check it out and get the low down on everything you need to know.
Will the store be offering the same promotions as LEGO online?
Some of them. The manager I spoke to was unable to confirm that all of the LEGO Online promotions would appear in the store, but some should. These promotions will be advertised on the Dreamworld Facebook page. During the tour the store manager discussed the possibility of a dedicated page for the store, so keep an eye out for that.
What is planned in the way of events for kids?
The store will be holding monthly events for kids. These won’t all be Make & Take events but at least some will.
Is anything planned in the way of adult events?
At this stage there isn’t anything planned for AFOL specific events.
What benefits are there for Dreamworld ticket holders?
The shop is purely a retail space. There are no advantage for ticket holders (no discounts etc). We already knew that you’d be able to enter the store from outside the park but it’s nice to know that those with tickets won’t get special treatment.
I can’t find any details about the offer on the Myer website but right now they have 20% off LEGO.
Unfortunately I don’t have the details of when the sale runs, exclusions or if this is in-store as well. I’ll update with more information when I have it.
What I do know is that several of the LEGO Batman Movie sets are listed at 20% off. These aren’t officially due out until February, but it appears we’ve now crossed over into sets at discount prices even before they are released.
Update: I’ve been informed by Chris that currently there is a glitch on the Myer site causing you to ALSO receive the $15 off per $75 spent. That makes for some great savings on larger orders.
Thanks to Chris A for telling me about this sale
The Brick Headz concept was first unveilled at San Diego ComicCon with a series of exclusive sets. While the exclusivity of the sets annoyed many we were promised that a full release was coming in 2017. Well LEGO have just uploaded pictures of the final sets to their server. There are 8 sets that we know of so far, and there are a few differences to the SDCC sets.
While the Marvel sets are based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe versions of the characters, The DC side of things is going LEGO Batman Movie over more traditional representations.
Overall I like the concept. Some sets seem to work better than others but I hope this succeeds and we see more. No word on pricing at this stage. Click on the image for larger versions, and click READ MORE to see the full list of 8 (if you can’t already).
41585 Batman (91 Pieces)
41590 Iron Man (96 Pieces)
Myer are known for their Super Weekend sales, well they are calling this weekend a blockbuster – and with good reason.
This Saturday and Sunday (January 21st & 22nd 2017) Myer are offering 25% off LEGO. Anything above 20% is definitely worth checking out.
Unfortunately this sale does exclude minifigures.
When the offer goes live you can check out their online range here.
Thanks to David and Nathan for making sure I saw this
As I suspected the offer is also live on the Myer eBay store. What I didn’t expect is that there is still an extra 10% off available with code CAU10. That makes the savings an impressive 32.5% off. I checked the code myself but let me know if it doesn’t work for you.
Thanks to Gazza for letting me know about the extra 10% off.
Are you a LEGO fan in Northern NSW looking for something to do this weekend? Brick Events are heading your way for the Lismore Brick Event.
The Lismore Brick Event is a LEGO fan event for all ages, showcasing over 30 amazing LEGO creations and sets from LEGO history.
The event will feature Build Tables, a Build Wall and even a Build A Train play area. Need to take some LEGO home? LEGO merchandise will be available to buy.
Ticket Prices are $14.50 for adults and $9.50 for children (under 3s are free). A family ticket (2 adults, 3 kids) is also available for $53. Tickets are available at the door, with EFTPOS available. You can also pre-purchase tickets online at https://brickevents.iwannaticket.com.au/
You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or at http://www.brickevents.com.au
To celebrate Australia Day LEGO have are running a building competition with some great prizes. They have also released the 21032 Sydney skyline set now instead of March as originally planned.
To enter this competition you’ll need to get your bricks out and build an Australian icon.
There are three great prizes on offer…
First prize: The first prize winner will travel to the opening of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, where their Australian LEGO build will be featured. They’ll also take home a the Creator Expert Sydney Opera House set and the brand new LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline.
Second prize: One winner from every state will have their Australian LEGO build featured at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne when it opens, plus win a LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline set.
Third prize: One runner-up from every state will also win a LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline set.
To enter you will need to take photos of your creation and have a LEGO ID. You can find the entry form here.
Entries close on Australia Day, so get building before time runs out.
After a few 10% off offers eBay are upping their game with a 20% off deal kicking off today.
From today (January 16th) until January 22nd a range of eBay retailers are offering 20% off and there are plenty of LEGO sets included.
This link should have all the LEGO on offer. To get the 20% off use code CTOYS20 at checkout.
As always with eBay offers I can’t guarantee the pricing from each seller. Also don’t forget to factor postage in to your savings.
Thanks to Sirius for making sure I didn’t miss this
After months of speculation Dreamworld have finally confirmed the opening date for Australia’s only Certified LEGO Store. The store officially opens January 28th
The store is going to be an exciting destination for LEGO fans. For those curious you can enter the store without going in to the park.
Who is planning on attending? I am trying to work out my schedule but I hope to be there.
Dreamworld have said they will be sharing more details be for the opening so stay tuned.
Myer are having another of their regular “Super Weekend” sales, and as usual there is a LEGO offer worth checking out.
From today (January 13th) until Sunday January 15th Myer are offering 20% off toys, including LEGO. Unfortunately this offer does exclude minifigures, so those of you looking to get cheap Batman Minifigures are out of luck.
The offer is also running on their eBay store but
unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any active offers for further discounts. As pointed out by Mike in the comments the code THANKS20 should get you a further $20 off you order if it is over $100. Thanks Mike.
Looks like we have another back to school catalogue with some sneaky LEGO sets in it. This offer from Target is fairly unimpressive, but there are a few small sets on sale.
These offers kick off today (January 12th) and run until Wednesday January 18th.
You can see the small list of sets below, or view the catalogue for yourself here.
Full RRP Discount
|60120||Volcano Starter Set||City||$12.00||$15.99||$3.99||25%|
|60100||Airport Starter Set||City||$12.00||$15.99||$3.99||25%|
|10721||Iron Man vs. Loki||Juniors||$12.00||$15.99||$3.99||25%|
|10702||Creative Building Set||Classic||$30.00||$39.99||$9.99||25%|