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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.

LEGO Brings Back Two Winter Village Sets For Christmas

If this year’s Fire Station is your first entry into the world of the Winter Village sets then this information may be of interest to you.

LEGO have made 2017 and 2016′s Winter Village sets available for purchase again.

These two sets – a train and train station -  go perfectly together so it’s awesome that they are both available.

10254 Winter Holiday Train - $149.99

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10259 Winter Village Station - $119.99

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Winter Village Fire Station And Cloud City Now Available For VIPs

It’s not often we get two VIP releases in the same day but here we are. Hopefully your bank accounts survive.

Here are the two releases…

10263 Winter Village Fire Station - $149.99

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75222 Betrayal At Cloud City – $499.99

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Do you plan to pick up either of these sets? You’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to grab them.

Introducing 10263 Winter Village Fire Station

I know people have been hanging out for this one, and without further ado here it is – this years Winter Village set…

10262 Winter Village Fire Station

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Christmas in Australia is a lot different to what is depicted in the Winter Village series but I always find them absolutely charming. I love this latest addition to the lineup.

The set features 1166 pieces over a series of builds – a frozen fountain, Christmas Tree, Bench with Streetlight, Fire Engine and of course the main Fire Station. There are a total of 6 minifigures plus a baby and dog.

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The set will be available to VIPs on September 13th and everybody else October 1st. The official Australian RRP is $149.99.

You can check out the full image gallery below, as well as the official set description.