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Upcoming LEGO Online Store Promotions

The online LEGO store is going to be running a few different offers this weekend for their VIP customers. They are also doing a range of Black Friday offers. Here’s all the details so you can plan out your purchases for the offer that best suits you.

VIP Weekend: November 22 – 24

FREE Christmas Tree

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VIPs get this FREE Christmas Tree with purchases of $200 or more.

FREE Buildable 2×4 Red Brick

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VIPs get a FREE Buildable 2×4 Red Brick with purchases of $249 or more.

Double VIP Points

Get double VIP Points on all purchases.

30% Off Selected Sets

A range of sets will be 30% off for VIPs

More details of the VIP weekend can be found here. [affiliate link]

Pre Black Friday Sale: November 25 – 27

Selected sets on sale.

Black Friday: November 28 – December 2

Limited quantity – FREE Minifigure

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Exclusive minifigure free with online purchases over $129.

Get a FREE Mini Batmobile™ (29/11 – 5/12)

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Purchase the 1989 Batmobile™ and get a Mini Batmobile™. Note that this offer has different dates.

FREE Christmas Tree

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The Christmas Tree is also available during Black Friday for purchases over $200.

More details of the Black Friday offers can be found here. [affiliate link]

Xtra Xmas Accessories: Cute, A Little Bit Hemisphere-ist

LEGO Xtra is a bit of a dark horse of a LEGO theme – your first instinct might be to view the theme only as something to buy to reach a free shipping or GWP threshold but there are actually some interesting combination of parts available in these cheap polybags.

For 2019 LEGO have released a new Christmas themed Xtra set in 40368. Here in Australia the set will set you back $6.99. For that you get 32 elements. Unfortunately, as of now you can only find this at the LEGO Certified Stores around the country.

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The set comprises of single elements as well as a few mini-builds.

The single elements include two gold fences, a 6 point ice crystal star thing, beanie, snow shoes, bag, Christmas tree and Husky dog. There is also a white leaf element that doesn’t really count as a build because the instructions just say to add two studs on top.

The mini builds that are included are a cute snowman, candy cane pole with wreath and two presents.

Overall I think it’s a good mix for adding extra detail to your Christmas builds. Which I guess is the point.

As is common with pretty much every Christmas related toy this set is very focused on the whole Northern Hemisphere “white Christmas” thing. The closest I’ve ever seen to a snowman at Christmas is when you buy two bags of ice from the servo and you put one on top of the other.

If you are planning an Australian Christmas MOC there’s probably not going to be much use for snow shoes, a beanie or snowy foliage. Maybe that’s why it’s not available in the Australian online store?

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If you are open to a bit of Northern Hemisphere cultural appropriation in your LEGO Christmas then I’d suggest this is a good buy. Assuming you can find it.

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This Year’s Christmas Creator Expert Set Is 10267 Gingerbread House

LEGO have tonight unveiled this year’s Christmas Creator Expert set and while it’s a bit of a departure from the more grounded set from last year, I personally think it’s fantastic.

Introducing 10267 Gingerbread House

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This 1477 piece set features a Gingerbread couple, their gingerbread baby and their fully furnished gingerbread house.

There is some fantastic external and internal styling here. It’s packed with charm and I love the way LEGO have created that gingerbread aesthetic.

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The set has an Australian RRP of $159.99 and will be available on September 18th.

Read on for a full image gallery and the product description.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everybody. I hope you and your families all had plenty of LEGO under the tree this year.

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Stay tuned for all the Boxing Day sales.

Christmas Mega Draw Update

A huge thanks to everybody who got involved in the first ever Bricking Around Christmas Mega Draw.

I was blown away by the amount of entries that had come through by the close of the entry period. In total there were 710 entries.

If you missed it the draw took place live on Facebook and the lucky winner was Paul from South Australia. Paul’s prize package was shipped last week and has arrived in time for Christmas.

If you didn’t win keep an eye on the site as I plan to do more giveaways in 2019.

Donation to Starlight

With 710 entries in the draw the total donation for Starlight worked out to be $355, but I had somebody who missed the cut-off for the draw by a few hours and generously decided to allocate his $10 to Starlight rather than take a refund. In total I have made a donation of $366 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation tonight.

Hopefully that means that the Bricking Around community is responsible for bringing some joy to the lives of sick children.

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New Promotions Now Active At LEGO Online

We all know how quickly these promotions have been disappearing from Australia’s online store so you may want to get in quickly for these offers.

Free Christmas Carousel with orders over $135

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Go round and round with the buildable Christmas Carousel, featuring a rotating decorated platform with a blue locomotive with two carriages and a buildable Christmas tree. Offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com or telephone orders from 30/11/2018 to 24/12/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $135 in LEGO merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household.

Free Kessel Mine Worker with Star Wars Orders over $85

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The LEGO® Star Wars™ Kessel Mine Worker minifigure is a great addition to your Star Wars™ collection. It includes a brick-built stand with a nameplate and decorative backdrop. Offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com or telephone orders from 30/11/2018 to 06/12/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $ 85 in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household.

Thanks to everybody who let me know about these offers.

Bricking Around Christmas Mega Draw

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This Christmas I’m giving you the chance to win the Bricking Around Christmas Mega Draw. For just $2 you could win a mega pack with over $200 worth of LEGO including a few little exclusives that I’ve managed to collect. Check out the full prize below.

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To give back this holiday season $0.50 from each ticket will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight tries to bring fun and happiness to the lives of children in hospital. LEGO to me is all about fun and happiness so I think it’s a great match.

Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased via PayPal. Just make a payment for the total amount of tickets you’d like to purchase – for example $20 if you’d like 10 tickets.

Buy your entries here

The draw will take place on Thursday December 13th and all ticket purchases must be finalised by 10 AM AEST. A winner will be chosen by computerised random selection.

Free Christmas Ornament Set At Myer

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Myer has just launched a new Christmas themed promotion.

Spend $75 or more on LEGO and you’ll receive a free Christmas Ornament set. I can’t seem to find any details about the set other than the small picture Myer displays in the cart.

The offer is active now and runs until 11:59pm AEDT  on Christmas Eve (24th of December), unless sold out before then.

You can find Myer’s LEGO range here.

LEGO Is Having A VIP Weekend

If you are a LEGO VIP member then you may want to head over to the Australian online store for this special event.

There are three great offers…

  • Double VIP Points
  • Free Christmas Gift Set for orders over $135
  • Free shipping on all orders

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Based on how quickly the Diagon Alley promotion ended I wouldn’t muck around.

These offers are for this weekend, November 17th & 18th only.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Promotions

Review: 10263 Winter Village Fire Station

The Winter Village sub-theme is a popular range of Creator Expert sets, with a new addition released each year. This year it’s the Winter Village Fire Station.

This is my first entry into the Winter Village, can this wintery setting win over a Queenslander who has never seen snow? Read on to find out.

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Build Experience

Christmas is a special time of the year for a lot of families – people take time of work and kids are home from school. It’s the perfect time for everybody to come together and build some LEGO. That is the approach that LEGO have taken with this set, with the build very deliberately split up across two books.

The first book covers the supplementary builds – the bench, Christmas tree, fountain and fire engine. It would be easy to pass the book around so that multiple kids could each build a standalone part.