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On Sale: Various Offers From Myer

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Myer has a new catalogue out with a few included LEGO sets, it’s not the most extensive list but it’s also not the only offer they have.

The highlight of the catalogue for many people is likely to be the Saturn V for $149.95. This is already sold out online but you may be able to find one in-store.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or see the list of sets below. Note that the Advent calendars are available much cheaper from Big W at the moment. The catalogue offers run until Sunday November 26th.

If nothing in the catalogue catches your eye then Myer are also offering 20% off when you buy 2 or more toys. This Offer available until 11:59pm AEDT November 5th 2017.

I have heard that the anniversary codes are not working with the 20% off 2 or more sale, but are working for the catalogue items. They are worth trying anyway. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

You can view the full Myer LEGO range here.

You Can Currently Get a Saturn V For $152

Update: Well that was quick. The eBay listing is already sold out.

After posting about Target stocking the Saturn V a thought hit me – Target have an eBay store, and eBay has 10% off everything at the moment.

A quick check and sure enough the Target eBay store does have the Saturn V listed. With the PERK10 discount code you can get yourself a Saturn V for just $152.10, with free delivery.

Target eBay Cheap Saturn V

Get in quick, who knows how much stock they have allocated for their eBay store.

View the Target eBay product page here.

21309 Saturn V Now Available At Target Online

I know that there are still heaps of you out there looking to get your hands on the awesome LEGO Ideas NASA Saturn V set.

I have found out overnight from two readers that the set is now listed on the Target website at $169.

21309 Target Saturn V

The page specifically mentions that this is online only but you can either get free Click & Collect or free shipping.

If you are still on the fence check out my review of the set here.

You can find the product page here.

Thanks to David & Andrew for telling me about this.

21309 Saturn V Available For Backorder

The hugely popular 21309 Saturn V set is once more available to order from the LEGO Online store. Currently it is listed as on back-order with sets shipping by September 11th. It’s likely that date will extend out as more orders are placed, so get in quick.

Saturn V Backorder August 26

There were a heap of people who emailed me about this so thanks to Matt, Tim, Tony, Marty and Ricky.

If you are still on the fence about the set you can check out my review here.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309

Review: 21309 LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V

On July 21st 1969 millions of people watched Neil Armstrong take a giant leap for mankind, but you may not know that Australians saw it before the rest of the world.

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The combination of a decision by Neil Armstrong and the time it took to put on the spacesuits meant that two Australian locations were in the perfect position to receive the signal from the moon – The Parkes Radio Telescope and the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station outside Canberra. As Neil took the first steps the signal was received by Honeysuckle Creek, sent to Sydney and split – one feed going to the ABC and the other to Houston. The international transmission introduced a 3 millisecond delay to the broadcast, which means that Australian audiences saw man walk on the moon before anybody else on Earth. After switching to the Parkes feed NASA felt it was so good that they stayed with that for the remainder of the 2.5 hour broadcast.

The Apollo program is one of the most fascinating achievements of the human race, and that crazy dream of going to the moon has now been immortalised in one of the most impressive LEGO sets I have built in a long time.

This is my review of 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V.

Be sure to read on for my exclusive photos of 21309 at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, and a huge gallery of photos at the end of the article.

Construction

The box for the Saturn V is huge, at least on par with a modular for size. This is a standard box rather than the thicker cardboard used for other ideas sets. For the part count it’s not a surprise that they went with a standard box.

As we’ve all come to expect from Ideas sets the instructions include a heap of additional information. There is a great blurb about the Apollo program with some fantastic black and white photos; information about the Saturn V itself including a breakdown of the various stages and again some real-world photos; a timeline of the journey to the moon, and interviews with the fan designers and LEGO designers. Even if you never get the set I suggest downloading a PDF copy of the instructions and having a read.

The set features 1969 pieces (a deliberate reference to the year Apollo 11 launched) across twelve numbered bags. The build follows the bags sequentially so you don’t need to sort out all of the pieces at once.

From pictures the set may look like a boring build, with it’s essentially monochromatic colour scheme, but it is actually satisfying and complex. By step 3 of the build you are already using brackets and SNOT techniques. The inner build is also surprisingly colourful.

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The early build features curved panels and I naively assumed that they were going to set the scale – only to discover that they simply form an inner core. The set itself is, for lack of a better word, thicker than I thought it would be.

Australian Price For 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

I know that there are a heap of people excited for this set, so the news of the Australian Price is highly anticipated. Well LEGO have finally added a product page for the NASA Apollo Saturn V and revealed the local RRP of $169.99.

NASA Apollo Saturn V

The price actually seems really fair. Let me know what you think in the comments.

You’ll be able to get your set from LEGO online on June 1st. Hopefully a retail release isn’t too long after that.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309

Official Details of 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V

LEGO has a long history of working with NASA to produce some fantastic sets and the Apollo Saturn V Ideas set has been a hotly anticipated addition to the lineup. Now LEGO have used the Idea blog to share official details of the set.

The huge 1 meter high (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration will be available from the 1st of June, 2017 for a recommended retail price of just USD 119.99. With 1969 LEGO elements the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V is the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements.

21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V 01This set looks like an absolute must have for anybody with even a passing interest in the Apollo program or space in general. No Australian RRP at this stage but I will update as soon as I know. Read on for the official details and additional images.