Lighting Up The Downtown Diner

I have always been interested in the idea of adding lighting to a LEGO build but it’s one of those things that I have never got around to because I didn’t really know how to go about it. It’s no surprise then that I immediately jumped at an offer from Light My Bricks to check out their kit for the Downtown Diner.

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The Light My Bricks kits will give you all of the components that you need as well as detailed instructions on how to install them.

The Components

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Official Details of LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Set

The original TRON film had such a cult following that in 2010 the sequel TRON: Legacy was released. That sequel is the inspiration for the latest LEGO Ideas set to make it onto shelves…

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The standout of the set is obviously the two impressively designed lightcycles. The original LEGO Ideas submission only featured a single lightcycle so the inclusion of the second is a bit of a welcome surprise. The set features 3 minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler. Each minifigure also comes with an identity disc that can be attached to their back.

For display and play purposes also get a small section of the grid, that can be split in two.

The set will be officially released on March 31st. No Australian RRP at this stage but as soon as I know I’ll share that information. Australian RRP confirmed to be $49.99.

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Press Release

21314 LEGO® Ideas TRON: Legacy

Ages 10+.  230 pieces.

US $34.99 – CA $44.99 – DE 34.99€ – FR 34.99€ – UK £29.99 – DK  300DKK

Reimagine Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie scenes with LEGO® bricks!

Build Disney’s TRON: Legacy with this LEGO® Ideas set, featuring 2 Light Cycles, 3 minifigures and a TRON grid/display base to recreate the movie chase scene and Identity Disc battle.

Build, play and display with this futuristic LEGO® Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney, featuring 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid. This construction toy includes a booklet with information about its fan creator and LEGO designers, plus the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.

  • Includes 3 LEGO® minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler.
  • Features 2 buildable Light Cycles for Sam Flynn and Rinzler, and a TRON grid/display base.
  • Sam Flynn’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-blue light-style elements, including power stream effects.
  • Rinzler’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-orange light-style elements, including power stream effects.
  • TRON grid/display base features 2 detachable parts, attachment points for the 2 Light Cycles and translucent-blue elements.
  • Divide the grid to recreate the Light Cycle chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie, or use it to role-play the disc battle scene with the minifigures.
  • Includes Quorra’s sword.
  • Accessory elements include Sam Flynn and Quorra’s blue Identity Discs, and Rinzler’s 2 orange Identity Discs.  Attached to the back of each minifigure.
  • This construction toy includes a booklet with building instructions, information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers, and the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.
  • Each Light Cycle measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • TRON grid/display base measures over 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning 31st March, 2018

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay For 6 Hours Only

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eBay have this afternoon sent out details of a new code that will give you 10% off all purchases over $75.

This is only running for a limited time – from 6 PM AEST to 11:59 PM AEST today (March 22). That gives you just 6 hours to take advantage of the offer.

The code you will need is PFLASH10.

Big W still have some of their eBay listings at 25% off their regular price, so this extra 10% off could make some of those very affordable. View the Big W eBay listings here.

For everything else head on over to eBay from 6pm tonight.

Thanks to Richie and Chris for some of this information.

On Sale: Online Only Deals From Toys R Us

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If you missed the Toys R Us 20% off sale over the weekend then you may want to check out this list of online specials they are currently running.

There are some large sets on the list and the standout is probably the Taj Mahal for $399.93. Most of the other sets are 25% to 30% percent off.

As this is an online only sale you’ll need to consider postage, but some sets will automatically qualify for the free shipping that Toys R Us have now started.

The sale starts today (March 21st) and runs until March 27th.

You can view the full list below and find them on the Toys R Us website here.

On Sale: 25% Off At Big W For Click Frenzy Junior

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There is a new Click Frenzy event on tonight and the details of Big W’s offer have been revealed. It’s pretty great.

Big W will be doing 25% off toys, including LEGO.

This is an online only offer that kicks off at 7PM AEST tonight (March 20th) and runs for 24 hours only.

Hit up this link later tonight.

Thanks to Chris for the info.

On Sale: Various Offers From Myer

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Myer have a new catalogue out that features an okay offer and discounts on two large sets that a lot of people may be interested in.

Firstly the two large sets:

10256 Taj Mahal for $449.95 a saving of $50 or 10% off the RRP of $499.99
70922 The Joker Manor for $349.95, a saving of $50 or 12.5% off the RRP of $399.99

The discounts may not be the greatest on these but I know they are sets with a lot of interest.

The second offer is $15 off for every $75 spent on City, Duplo and Friends. This is one of those annoying sales where you you don’t get a good percentage discount unless you spend an exact multiple of $75. It’s also only on selected themes.

Both offers kick off tomorrow (March 20th) and run until April 15th.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here.

Thanks to Chris for letting me know about the catalogue.

20% Off David Jones Gift Cards Via eBay

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PayPal Digital Gifts is offering 20% off David Jones Gift Cards via their eBay store.

Discounted gift cards can be used now to get a discount when there is no sale on, but they are also a great option to store away for a future sale. If you use a gift card you got for 20% off when David Jones has their own 20% off sale then you are getting a lot more bang for your buck.

The gift cards are available in $20, $50 or $100 options and are delivered instantly via email.

There are a limited number of cards available so I apologise in advance if you are reading this when they are gone. The offer ends March 25th if not sold out sooner.

Get your Digital Gift Card here.

Thanks to Scott for the information.

Double VIP Points Is Now Active At LEGO Online

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I got some surprising news tonight – the Australian online LEGO store currently has a double VIP point offer running.

This is a great time to pick up some of those exclusive sets that aren’t in stores yet. It might make the Downtown Diner more tempting.

You’ll also get the Easter bonus if you spend over $55 and the Zane pod bonus if you spend $55 or more on Ninjago.

The double VIP point offer is valid 16th – 30th March 2018.

More information here.
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Thanks to Colin for the information.

Review: 10260 Downtown Diner

Since 2007 LEGO fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of each new modular building. Last year we got the Assembly Square set – a celebration of 10 years of the range. This year we get what in a way feels like a new chapter with 10260 Downtown Diner.

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When leaked images first surfaced of the set some people proclaimed it to be a fake because of not only how different it looked but the inclusion of detailed minifigure faces.

There’s a lot to discuss with this set, so let’s get stuck in to it.

On Sale: 10% Off Everything at eBay

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eBay have just emailed out a  new discount code that is active from today.

With the code BANK10 you can 10% off purchases over $75.

The code is valid once per person, so try and make the most of it. You can buy multiple items at once with the code though. This offer runs until 11:59 PM AEDT on Sunday March 18th.

Unfortunately there is no stacking with other offers but 10% isn’t too bad considering it will cover items like older second hand sets.

Head over to eBay and check it out.

Thanks to Richie for first letting me know about this.