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LEGO Blocks International Shipping From Amazon

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It can be tough being an Australian LEGO fan. We all know that Australian prices are higher, but there are also other issues that we have to deal with. Australian prices are not just higher, they are inconsistently higher with markups anywhere from 5% to 50%. There is also the recent increase in the free shipping threshold which has made the official online LEGO store practically useless for small orders, with delivery costing at least $25.

After years of dealing with higher prices Australian consumers got smart. In the harsh desert of Australian retail prices we found an oasis; a secret source of cheaper LEGO. That oasis was Amazon. It really was wonderful; the strong Australian dollar combined with low US prices and affordable shipping to create a situation where Australians could import LEGO for less than the Australian RRP. Unfortunately Amazon has currently blocked international shipping for LEGO.

If you try and by LEGO from Amazon today you will get the following message;

Sorry, this item can’t be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order.

We have been communicating with Amazon on the issue extensively, and today received the following response;

Due to certain restrictions by the manufacturer, this change has been bought and I can confirm that the change is not permanent.

We suggest everybody cross their fingers and hope that this information is accurate. The Amazon apocolapse may just be a temporary set-back. It is important to note that this information is coming from a support agent, so until we can start ordering from Amazon, we won’t know for sure.

If there are products that you do want to purchase from Amazon, we suggest getting in touch with them and letting them know that you aren’t happy with the restriction. The more people that complain, the more pressure they can put on LEGO.

We promise to stay on top of the issue and update as more information becomes available.

Amazon Sale: Buy One, Get One 40% Off

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It looks like the toy sale mania has spread to the US. Amazon have just kicked off a Buy 1, Get 1 40% Off sale on a range of products including a range of LEGO. It’s not exactly the broadest range, but there are still some decent sets included in the offer. Of particular note is the new Guardians Of The Galaxy sets. These aren’t released in Australia until August, so it is very surprising to see such new sets included in a sale. Also included is the X-Men vs Sentinel set that we know people were interested in. That set is not in the Australian retail catalogue, so we don’t know when that will be showing up here.

Click here to view the offer – Buy One, Get One 40% Off

This is a limited sale, and we aren’t sure exactly when it will end.

We generally try and run the numbers on all of the Amazon offers that we post here, but with such a variety of sets available it is going to be impossible for us to check every combination. We suggest that before you hit that final confirmation button you have a quick look at the total in Australian dollars and compare that to the Australian retail price (which you can find here). With 20% off being fairly common in Australia, we suggest that as your baseline for saving money.

On Sale – Amazon Promotion 40% Off Second Toy

We know that we already posted an Amazon offer today, but this sale looks like a pretty good deal.

Buy One, Get One 40% Off on Select Toys
For a limited time and while supplies last, buy one, get one 40% off on select toys. Discount will be applied at Checkout

We saw this offer this morning but we were unable to get the discount to apply, but we have just got a tip that the deals are currently working.

You will need to go through the checkout process to see the sale details. You don’t need to actually place the order, just get to the final confirmation page as per the screenshot below.

Amazon Offer

This example is for two 7965 Star Wars Millennium Falcon sets. Be sure that the promotion is correctly applied.

Click here for the included sets

Update On New LEGO Movie Sets From Amazon

If you needed further proof that Bricking Around readers are some of the best LEGO fans in Australia (we didn’t) then we bring you some great news from one of our readers.

Flumpf has posted a comment on our original article about the new LEGO Movie sets. As you may recall 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship would not ship to Australia. Well Flumpf got in touch with Amazon and they have corrected the issue.

That’s right, thanks to the work of Flumpf you can now get all three of these new sets from Amazon. We have run through the figures on these and included them below. You can get all three sets shipped to Australia for $328.72; around 8% off the Australian RRP.

Set
$US
$AU RRP
Shipped From Amazon ($AU)
Saving ($AU)
All Three Sets$239.97$359.97$328.72$31.25

70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech
$59.99$89.99$84.04$5.95

70815 Super Secret Police Dropship
$79.99$119.99$109.95$10.04

70816 Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!
$99.99$149.99$134.73$15.26

If you can wait until for a 20% off sale after August, then you could pick them all up for $287.97 AU, which is $40 less than Amazon.

All prices based on standard Amazon shipping option to Brisbane address and Amazon currency conversion option.

The New LEGO Movie Sets Available For Pre-Order From Amazon

The US Amazon site has opened up pre-orders for the new LEGO Movie sets, and it looks like they work out slightly cheaper than the Australian RRP (even after shipping). Amazon has these listed as available June 1, 2014, and according to the Toys ‘R’ Us store that we spoke to these won’t be available in Australia until August. If you simply can’t wait for that Classic Space charm of Benny’s Spaceship then this might be a good option.

These prices do work out cheaper than the Australian RRP, but the best price would be picking these up during a 20% off sale in Australia.

Check out the details below…


70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!

  • Amazon.com price in $US: $99.99
  • Total in $AU: $132.73
  • $AU RRP: $149.99
  • Total saving in $AU:  $17.26
  • $AU During 20% Off: $119.99

Click Here To Pre-Order


70184 Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech

  • Amazon.com price in $US: $59.99
  • Total in $AU: $82.78
  • $AU RRP: $89.99
  • Total saving in $AU:  $7.21
  • $AU During 20% Off: $71.99

Click Here To Pre-Order


70815 Super Secret Police Dropship
At the time of checking this set could not be shipped to our Brisbane address. We will update if this changes.


All of the Amazon.com prices based on standard shipping to a Brisbane address. Prices based on Amazon.com conversion using exchange rate at time of publication. We urge all readers to check the final price if they are considering ordering the products, we want all of our readers to save money.

Amazon.com Shipping More Items To Australia

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It appears that the US Amazon site is starting to ship more items to Australian customers.

The process is still a bit of a hit and miss, with no easy way to check whether an item can be shipped to Australia but there are savings to be had. The LEGO 10221 Super Star Destroyer set featured here is selling for $699 at the Australian online LEGO store, but you can get it delivered from Amazon.com for around $530 Australian dollars.

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