Toys R Us Closing Down Sale Increases To 20% Off

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Toys R Us (or to be more specific, the administrators of Toys R Us) have sent out an email this morning to announce that in-store discounts are now 20-40% off everything.

Based on the LEGO discounts they were offering so far, I am going to assume that the LEGO will be part of the 20% off.

Today is also an important day for anybody with an outstanding lay-by or gift card. Both need to be finalised by the end of today.

To use your gift card you will need to spend an additional equivalent amount (i.e. to utilise a $100 gift card, the value of the transaction must be at least $200). 

For lay-bys; the Administrators will complete sales under a lay-by if the outstanding balance is paid, subject to stock availability. If for some reason the stock is not available then the money you have paid can be used following the same rules as a gift card (i.e. to utilise a $100 worth of lay-by credit, the value of the transaction must be at least $200).

Remember that this is a closing down sale and the staff in stores are not the ones responsible for setting prices or policies.

LEGO Teases James Bond Aston Martin Set

LEGO has been sending out a lot of not particularly subtle teasers for a new set.

Here’s what we know – It’s a James Bond themed Aston Martin DB5 Creator Expert set (a Facebook post from the Budapest LEGO Certified Store revealed it was a DB5).

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We don’t yet know what it is going go look like, how many parts it will have, how much it will cost or when it comes out. The teasers seem to be ramping up so hopefully information will be released soon.

Are you keen for this set? Personally, I am not really a car person or a huge Bond fan. The set still has the potential to be a great model though.

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

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eBay is back with another site-wide offer.

From today (July 2nd) until 11:59 PM July 8th you can get 10% off purchases over $50.

To get the discount enter code PLATYPUS at checkout.

There are a few catches though – you can only use the code twice and the maximum discount per transaction is $100.

As this is a site-wide offer you can head over to eBay now, but you may want to start with Target. The 10% discount should stack nicely with their current 20% off. You can view the Target eBay range here.

Taj Mahal Half Price At Myer

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Have you had your eye on the Creator Expert Taj Mahal? Well this offer could be too good to refuse.

Myer currently has 10256 Creator Expert Taj Mahal for $249, which is half it’s original price.

I have heard this is a one day offer so you may want to get in quick.

You can view the product page here.

Double VIP Point Offer Now Active

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I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the new financial year than with a Double VIP point offer from the Australian online LEGO store.

From today (June 30th) until July 7th you will receive double VIP points on all orders.

Double VIP point periods are always a great time to pick up something that you can’t find in stores.

Maybe this will get you over the line for a 42083 Bugatti Chiron, or perhaps it means a 10261 Roller Coaster or even a 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter.

Of course, you could also opt for something that we may never see in stores here, like a Hot Dog Guy plush.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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Myer are back with an offer even better than their last Super Weekend.

They are now offering 25% off LEGO until Sunday July 1st.

A few people have already spotted some of the July releases (City, Friends, Ninjago) in Myer stores around the country so this could work out well for anybody after some of those.

Unfortunately there are some exclusions: clearance, hot price items, Creator Expert, Ideas, 75192 Millennium Falcon and 75159 Death Star.

You can view their online range here or head in store.

You can also get 5% extra off the discounted prices via the Myer eBay store. Use the code PULL5 at checkout.View their eBay range here.

21311 Voltron Officially Announced

It feels like a lifetime ago that the LEGO Ideas Voltron project passed review. Now, finally, the final set is due to be released.

Introducing 21311 Voltron

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Coming in at 2,321 pieces this is the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever.

Of course Voltron isn’t just a big mech, Voltron is comprised of 5 lions, each of which is fully recreated here. That’s right – you build all 5 lions and then combine them just like you’d hope for with a Voltron set.

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As well the lions you also get Voltron’s sword and shield.

I admit that I am not overly familiar with the IP but I think this looks great. I’m tempted to catch up on the Netflix series now.

The set will be released to VIPs on Monday 23rd July. For everybody else it will go on sale August 1st. The Australian RRP is $289.99.

Check out the full gallery and press release below.

2018 Toy Sales – All The Deals From Target

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Period: June 28 – July 18 2018

Big Ticket Items: Some small exclusives

Christmas Lay-by: No

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The latest Target catalogue features their toy sale offering and it’s a fairly standard offering – 20% off all LEGO.

It may be lacking in big exclusives like Big W’s Hulkbuster but Target does have two smaller exclusives that are on sale. There is 41343 Heartlake City Airplane Tour for $35 and 31078 Treehouse Treasures for $30.

The catalogue is full of sets that appear to be discounted further than the advertised 20% off. You can view a list of those below.

Sale prices are also active on the Target eBay store and you can get an extra 5% off with the code PULL5View the eBay range here.

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

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Did you miss the weekend’s eBay Plus 15% off? Well eBay is offering a little something for everybody.

Using the code PIZZAZZ at checkout will get you 10% off your purchase over $50.

This is one of those annoying codes that will work for as long as it’s advertised. Essentially eBay will pull it when they get tired of giving the discount.

Head over to eBay now to look around.

This code should also stack with any other discounts that don’t require a code. For example the sets that Myer has on sale. You can view the Myer LEGO range here.

On Sale: 15% Off eBay Plus Items

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In an effort to catch people before they sign up for Amazon Prime, eBay are offering some weekend specials for their “eBay Plus” service.

There are a few hourly offers but the more interesting deal is 15% off Plus items.

You’ll need to be a Plus member to take advantage of the offer but there is a 30 day free trial. eBay Plus is $49 per year ($25 for the first year) and gives you free shipping as well as access to exclusive offers like this sale.

To get your 15% off you’ll need the code PLUS15 at checkout and spend over $50. This offer ends 11:59 PM AEST on Sunday June 24th.

Unfortunately the Big W listings don’t seem to be covered under the Plus banner but it looks like the Myer listings are. You can get a further 15% off their 20% off prices. View the Myer listings here.

Here is a general listing of LEGO listings in the Plus category. That result is fairly broad so be sure to check that prices before the discount aren’t a ripoff.

There are certainly listings from well known sellers that are worth checking out. This UCS Falcon listed at RRP would be nice with a 15% discount.

App users may want to use a different device to check this out. I am not sure how well any of those links will work with the app.