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Brick-A-Laide 2015 This Weekend – Limited Tickets Still Available

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It’s amazing how quickly events seem to sneak up on us. Adelaide LEGO fans looking to make the most of their 4 day weekend will be able to head along to Brick-A-Laide 2015 this Friday and Saturday.

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, we strongly suggest you do so now – there are limited session times still available.

Brick-A-Laide will feature an unbeatable showcase of brick creations and displays from local and interstate modellers and creators.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or at the website http://www.brickalaide.com.au/

Tickets can be purchased online here

On Sale: Selected Star Wars Sets Reduced At Big W

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It’s been a little bit quiet on the LEGO news front this week, so we were excited to hear about some savings to be had. It may not be much, but we’ll take it.

From tomorrow (Thursday 12th March 2015) until Wednesday 18th March, Big W are reducing the price of some of the new 2015 Star Wars sets.

We have included a list below, with the discounts on each of the sets. As we mentioned, it’s not much.

You can view the catalogue here

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Full RRP Discount
Discount %
75078Imperial Troop Transport$19.00$22.99$3.9917%
75079Shadow Troopers$19.00$22.99$3.9917%
75088Senate Commando Troopers$19.00$22.99$3.9917%
75089Geonosis Troopers$19.00$22.99$3.9917%
75082TIE Advanced Prototype$49.00$59.99$10.9918%
75084Wookiee Gunship$75.00$99.99$24.9925%

Thanks to Tom for sending the info through.

Gallery Of Sets From The New York Toy Fair

As you may have read from the UCS TIE Fighter post, the New York Toy Fair has just taken place. Unlike some other shows the LEGO products were quite open on display. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it ourselves but we have done a round-up of the set images that have been posted online.

The gallery contains pictures of sets from most themes, but of particular interest may be Scooby-Doo and Jurassic World – both new themes for the second half of 2015.

Images via brickset.com

New Set Pictures From 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair

After the London Toy Fair we were quite excited to hear about details of all the upcoming sets for the second half of 2015. Unfortunately the London event was quite strict on their security, and would not allow any photos to be taken.

Luckily, that is not the case at the 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair. Images of most of the sets on display have started spreading round the web. After looking through several galleries we are certain that the second half of 2015 is going to be tough on our wallets.

Sources

First Pictures Of Scooby-Doo Sets

Official pictures of two of the new LEGO Scooby-Doo sets have started showing up on some online news outlets. Here are the pictures and set details.

75902 The Mystery Machine
The classic vehicle from the show captured in brick form. We think the design is great, but not so sure about the stickers. Unfortunately without those stickers the van will be much less recognisable.

The set includes Scooby, Shaggy, Fred and a zombie.

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75904 Mystery Mansion
The largest set in the theme, this mansion looks suitably spooky. We hope there will be plenty of fun play features. The purple colour scheme may be polarising.

The set includes Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma. The bad guys include a knight, ghost and vampire.

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Via http://www.avclub.com/article/lego-adds-scooby-doo-its-list-licensed-playsets-214279

News From The London Toy Fair

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The London Toy Fair has wrapped up for 2015, and LEGO were in attendance to show off some of their up-coming products.

Unfortunately being an Australian LEGO site we didn’t get an invite. Rather than just re-post articles from the UK bloggers we have gone through a few different sources to collate basic information. For more detailed information (such as appearance of the sets) we suggest you check out the links at the end of the article.

On to the news;

Scooby Doo
Yes, Scooby Doo is confirmed. The sets should be released later this year. There were 5 different sets on display including the Mystery Machine and a large Mystery Mansion. The sets contain regular minifigures inspired by the traditional character designs. There will also be two different versions of Scooby. Reports indicate that there will not be a single set with all of the characters, which is unfortunate but not unexpected.

City
There will be two new City sub-themes for the second half of 2015.

First up is Deep Sea Explorers. After heading to the Arctic in 2014 we are pleased to hear that LEGO City is going to keep up the exploration. Sets include a mix of Submarines, Boats and Helicopters.

The second sub-theme is Space. LEGO City Space sets are always great, and the new wave includes a Spaceport and Space Starter Set.

Chima
Unfortunately the sets that were on display at the toy fair will be the last from this theme. We don’t think this theme has caught on as well as Ninjago, but we know that it was reasonably popular with kids.

Friends
Later this year the Friends characters are going to rock out with new addition Livi. Some of the new sets include a Limo and Tour Bus and Dressing Room. These certainly sound like they could contain some interesting parts.

Jurassic World
From what we have read the Dinosaurs will be very similar to the ones used in the most recent Dino theme. The sets include a range of dinosaurs such as T-Rex, Raptors and the “Ultra Dino” which appears to be the main monster of the film.

Star Wars
Unfortunately no news about Episode VII sets; our guess is that Disney is being very strict about not giving away any plot details. Sets on display included scenes and vehicles from the original trilogy and prequel trilogy. The most interesting sounding was 75093 Death Star Final Duel.

Minecraft
The second wave of Minecraft will include a Desert Outpost, Dungeon, Nether Fortress and Snow Hideout.

Ninjago
The new concept with Ninjago for 2015 is Airjitsu, which is described as spinners that fly. A product that sends ninja minifigures flying through the air sounds like it will be a hit with the target demographic.

Marvel
There were sets based on the two big Marvel films of 2015; Age of Ultron and Ant Man. There are also non-movie related sets including a Spiderman set featuring Miles Morales version of the character and Carnage.

DC Comics
With Batman VS Superman not released until 2016 DC fans don’t have any movie related sets, but the ones announced do sound great. 76035 Jokerland has a fantastic line-up from the rouges gallery; Harley Quinn, Joker, Poison Ivy and Penguin. There is also Batman and Robin.

Ultra Agents
We originally thought this theme could be a once-off but it appears to be sticking around. The new sets include a new Ocean HQ for the team.

For more coverage please check out the following sites that we used to collate this information

 

 

On Sale: 2015 Sets In New Big W Catalogue

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There is a new Big W catalogue online that features a quite  a few new City and Minecraft sets.

The sale starts on Thursday 22nd January 2015 and runs until Wednesday 28th January.

The included City sets are reduced by 20% off full RRP ($4 off the regular Big W price). The Minecraft items appear to be listed at the regular Big W price, which is only slightly below RRP.

We have heard reports that Target will be offering 20% off City & Minecraft later this week, so it may be worth checking back over the next few days before heading in-store. The new Target catalogue should be online tomorrow.

You can check out the listed sets below, or check out the catalogue here.

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Discount
Discount %
10668Princess Castle$28.00$29.99$1.997%
41036Jungle Bridge Rescue$34.00$39.99$5.9915%
41034Summer Caravan$34.00$39.99$5.9915%
41038Jungle Rescue Base$72.00$79.99$7.9910%
41058Heartlake Shopping Mall$148.00$159.99$11.997%
60082Dune Buggy Trailer$24.00$29.99$5.9920%
60081Pickup Tow Truck$24.00$29.99$5.9920%
60073Service Truck$24.00$29.99$5.9920%
60084Racing Bike Transporter$24.00$29.99$5.9920%
60083Snowplow Truck$24.00$29.99$5.9920%
60075Excavator and Truck$48.00$59.99$11.9920%
21114The Farm$48.00$49.99$1.994%
21113The Cave$28.00$29.99$1.997%
21116Crafting Box$75.00$79.99$4.996%
21118The Mine$128.00$139.99$11.999%

2015 City Sets In Stock And Reduced At Shopforme

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A selection of new 2015 City sets are now available at Australian LEGO retailer Shopforme, and they are all 20% off.

We suspect this is a limited offer, so if you want to get some of the latest City sets at a good price you may want to get in quickly.

Via Shopforme.com.au

Welcome To 2015

Happy New Year from Bricking Around. We hope that everybody had a great night last night, and aren’t too sleepy today.

2015

2015 looks like another great year for LEGO, but we wanted to take a moment and reflect on 2014.

Here are some interesting facts and figures about 2014…

Bricking Around was viewed about 210,000 times in 2014
That figure is just amazing. We are humbled that so many people come here for LEGO news. Hopefully it was worth the visit.

The busiest day of the year was September 17th with 2,237 views.
Usually the mid-year toy sales dominate the views, but this year we had a batch of sales in September that took everybody by surprise. The most popular article was was All The September Deals Compared. where we compared the sales.

The Simpsons House was a surprise hit.
Our most viewed article for 2014 was 71006 The Simpsons House Priced For Australia with over 4500 views in 2014.

Bricking Around was viewed by people in 141 countries.
While Bricking Around is an Australian website, that didn’t stop other people from around the world stopping by. Greetings to all our international readers!

Top commenters
This site would be nothing if not for the fantastic community of readers who contribute so much. Here are our top commenters of 2014:

  • Jules – 39 COMMENTS
  • Niki – 29 COMMENTS
  • Ashley – 21 COMMENTS
  • Glen – 17 COMMENTS
  • Brad – 15 COMMENTS

Here’s to a great 2015!

Selected 2015 Sets Now Available For Pre-Order

If you head over to the Australian online LEGO store you will notice a new banner. LEGO have decided to release some of the 2015 sets as an online pre-order. Click on the banner below to view the listing.

2015 Sets Available NowThe listing includes some older sets, but the 2015 products are mixed in. Some sets that may be of interest include;

All of the 2015 items are pre-orders that will ship on January 2nd 2015.

Thanks to those who sent this info in.