Tag Archives: 2019

LEGO City Space Sets Have Me Excited For The Future

LEGO City is one of those themes that has never really blown me away. I like it just fine but it can feel a bit too grounded. Or sometimes a bit too fantastical – I’m looking at you Sky Police. It has then come as a bit of a surprise that the 2019 City Space sets have completely won me over.

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I recently built 60227 Lunar Space Station and while a space station orbiting the moon is inherently cool, this set has an extra cool factor. This set is inspired by actual NASA mission objectives. In fact all of the 2019 City Space sets are based on real projects and concepts from NASA.

NASA has a goal to return humans to the surface of the moon by 2024 and beyond that to send a human to the surface of Mars. This project is called Artemis, named for the twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. Just like the Apollo project, Artemis will feature a series of different missions each with different objectives. One major difference between Apollo and Artemis is that this time NASA wants to go to the moon to stay.

The Lunar Gateway will be an orbital space station built in various stages. It will serve as a base for landing crews, a laboratory and communications hub. Essentially providing the same role that Columbia did during Apollo 11, but on a much grander scale.

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Big W Toy Sale Online Now

Toy Sale Retailer Big W

It doesn’t start in-store for a few days yet but the Big W toy sale is now live online.

You can head over to the Big W website to check out the range, or view my write-up here.

Toys R Us Is Coming Back

It seems that Toys R Us is returning from the dead.

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Online retailer Hobby Warehouse are reviving the brand, with plans to launch online and eventually have a physical presence too.

Those hoping things will immediately return to how they were you may want to temper your expectations slightly. This is a new entity and as such all of the exclusives will need to be renegotiated.

It’s certainly a good thing in terms of competition. I’m treating this news with curious interest – Hobby Warehouse loves to get in on an eBay sale, but their prices are not always spectacular.

You can find out more details about the relaunch on the Toys R Us website. The current plan is for a June 12th online launch.

Happy Mother’s Day

I know there are plenty of AFOL Mums out there in the world, so I just wanted to wish every single one of you a Happy Mother’s Day.

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I hope you all got spoiled not only with LEGO but also time to build it.

New Polybag Range Showing Up At Woolworths Stores

The 2019 Polybag collection has been spotted at several Woolworth stores around the country.

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In total there are 5 different options.

  • 30363 Race Boat (City)
  • 30408 Tulips (Friends)
  • 30529 Mini Master-Building Emmet (The LEGO Movie 2)
  • 30533 Sam-X (Ninjago)
  • 30572 Race Car (Creator)

Each polybag will set you back $6. Hopefully your local Woolies got some in.

A huge thanks to Jennifer for the great picture.

LEGO Star Wars Offers Now Live – Including The Tantive IV

Star Wars Day isn’t until tomorrow but the Australian online store is getting in early with a range of Star Wars offers.

Tantive IV VIP Release

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Free Battle of Hoth set

Spend over $199 on Star Wars and get this awesome looking promotional set.

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Free Star Wars Prints

VIPs who spend over $60 will also get this great LEGO Star Wars art print, with some great photos.

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Double VIP Points

You’ll also get double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars purchases.

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Overall this is a great time to pick up the Tantive IV or any of the Star Wars sets over $199.

You can find the details of the offers here.

Official Details of The 2019 Harry Potter Sets

The 2018 return of LEGO Harry Potter was a huge success, so it’s no surprise that in 2019 we are getting a new wave.

LEGO have today sent out official details including Australian pricing. Here are all the sets that are going to destroy your bank balance. These sets are available from June 1st.

75945 Expecto Patronum!

$29.99 – 121 pieces

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  • Based on scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™
  • Includes Harry Potter, Sirius Black and 2x Dementor LEGO Minifigures
  • Includes all new Stag Patronus charm element and a tree-based shooting function for when Harry casts the Expecto Patronum spell!
  • Features Harry Potter™ summoning his stag Patronus for the first time to protect Sirius Black from the Dementors

Happy Easter

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I’d like to wish everybody a Happy Easter.

I hope the Easter Bunny snuck a little bit of LEGO in with your chocolate.

Sydney Brick Show Is On This Weekend

The Sydney Brick Show is returning this weekend (April 6th & 7th) for it’s 8th consecutive year. This year’s show will take place at Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee (123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith NSW 2750). The Sydney Brick Show is a community event created by volunteer LEGO fans for LEGO fans of all ages, show casing unique creations from over 100 Australian and New Zealand AFOLs.

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The Sydney Brick Show is a not-for-profit event, presented in support of NADO (Nepean Area Disabilities Organisation). Since 2012 The Sydney Brick Show has raised over $110,000 for 5 charities. The 2018 event raised over $22,000 for NADO, and they hope to surpass this amount in 2019.

The show will feature displays including City, Star Wars, Trains, Superheroes, Pirates, Castle, Technic, Friends and many more. You will also be able to chat to the creators of the MOCs about their impressive work. Those looking to get hands on will enjoy the huge LEGO and DUPLO play areas, brick graffiti wall and LEGO RC cars.

There will also be a range of retailers selling newly-released sets, collectable minifigures, hard-to-find items, parts packs, jewellery, clothing, engraved bricks and vintage sets.

Tickets to the event are $20.15 for adults or $15.05 for kids (4-16 years). Kids under 3 are free. There is also a family ticket (2 Adults, 2 kids) for $64.10. You can grab your tickets from Ticketek.

Here Are The Details of 95 Sets Coming Soon

Warning this is a long article with a lot of images – but you can’t really talk about the huge list of LEGO sets coming soon without including a look at them all.

This list is everything that is either available January 1st, or even better, December 26th.

Until we see the retail catalogue we won’t know exactly what is coming to which store and when, but this information is all based on the Australian online store.

You can find the store listing for these sets here.

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10264 Corner Garage – $299.99 – Jan 1st

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