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10265 Ford Mustang Announced

Creator Expert cars are without a doubt some of my favourite sets. Today, LEGO officially announces the latest addition to the collection – 10265 Ford Mustang.

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This stunning set recreates an iconic 1960s muscle car using 1471 pieces.

The set includes a range of extras that allow you to modify your Mustang. These extras consist of a supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank. The rear wheels can also be raised to give a different look to the car.

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For those of you in NSW, you may be excited to see that there are optional NSW license plates included.

You’ll be able to get yours from March 1st for $199.99.

Check out the extra images and official set details below.

On Sale: Creator Expert Reduced At Target

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I was quite surprised when Target started selling a range of Creator Expert sets, but I’m even more surprised by the discounts they are now offering on these sets.

There are four sets with discounts around 30% off RRP. While these sets have been out for a little while now if you haven’t already grabbed them then these prices are very tempting.

You can find the listings here.

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
RRP
RRP Disc
Disc %
10251Brick BankCreator Expert$179.00$249.99$70.9928%
10247Ferris WheelCreator Expert$199.00$289.99$90.9931%
10242Mini Cooper MK VIICreator Expert$99.00$149.99$50.9934%
10246Detective's OfficeCreator Expert$169.00$229.99$60.9927%

Thanks to Niklas for the heads up

Creator Expert Sets Come To Target & Big W

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When you think Creator Expert the stores that usually come to mind are Myer and David Jones. Well in an interesting turn of events four different Creator Expert sets have been listed on both the Target and Big W websites.

There are 2 modulars, the Ferris Wheel and Mini Cooper on offer.

At the moment these sets are listed at RRP for both retailers but fingers crossed we get some sales soon.

Here are some direct links to the products on each site.

 
Set #
Name
Big W
Target
10246Detective's Office$229.00$229.00
10247Ferris Wheel$289.00$289.00
10242Mini Cooper MK VII$149.00$149.00
10251Brick Bank$249.00$249.00

LEGO Announces 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine

LEGO have once again opened up the vault to bring you an updated version of an old set. This time it’s the Vestas Wind Turbine getting the refresh.

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10268 Vestas Wind Turbine celebrates LEGO’s on-going commitment to better environmental practices. The set has been designed in partnership with the world’s leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, Vestas, who have installed 65,000 wind turbines in around 80 countries. Through investment in wind power the LEGO Group balances 100% of the energy used to make LEGO bricks with energy from renewable sources.

To further show LEGO’s environmental agenda the set is one of the first commercial sets to include the new Plants From Plants elements. Made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane, the inclusion of these elements is part of the first steps in the LEGO Group’s ambition to use sustainable materials in products by 2030 and packaging by 2025.

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The set measures 100cm high, 72cm wide and 31cm deep. The turbine towers over a small house with featuring working lights. A female minifigure, two Vestas servicemen minifigures, a dog and work van are included in the set.

A selection of Power Functions elements provide motion to the massive adjustable turbine blades.

The set will cost us $329.99 here in Australia. It is officially release November 23rd (no VIP pre-release for this one).

You can check out additional images below, as well as the full press release.

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.

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Officially Released

After a series of teasers the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set has been officially announced – and you can buy one right now.

In an interesting move LEGO have announced this set and made it available to VIPs immediately.

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I am probably not the best person to offer an opinion on the set. I’m not a Bond fan and I’m not a car fan either. Having said that I think the features that they have built in are awesome. The set features a working ejector seat, as well as some of Q’s other additions.

If you are a Bond fan or a fan of the DB5 I’d love to know your thoughts.

You can grab your set here for $209.99 if you are a LEGO VIP.

Check out the full image gallery and set details below.

Official Details of 10261 Roller Coaster

First LEGO introduced an Amusement Park sub-theme for their Creator Expert line then they introduced a whole new track system in late 2017. Everybody put two and two together and realised it was only a matter of time before we got a roller coaster. Well here it is, and it’s incredible.

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I am absolutely blown away by this set. The product picture alone doesn’t do justice to how massive it is (seriously, check out the video below). The set comes in at 4124 pieces and comes with 11 minifigures.

No Australian RRP at this stage but I am guessing it will be around $499.99, based on the international prices. The set will be released for VIPs on May 16th, with a general release on June 1st.

Update: Australian price confirmed as $499.99.
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The roller coaster features a working mechanism that can optionally be powered by a power functions motor. The press release also mentions that you can integrate LEGO Boost in to the model, but not much detail is provided about that.

You get two sets of 3 carts, with a switchable section of rail so you can keep one set out of the way. All of the carts feature lap bars for an even more realistic look.

Beyond the track itself there are also lots of other elements such as a brick built Coaster sign, fairy floss cart and ticket booth.

LEGO sent out the press release with just two images but there were also two videos. I have combined them in to a single video that you can check out below. Seeing this in actually really helps sell how impressive it is.

Check out the box shot and press release below.

LEGO To Re-Release Taj Mahal For $499.99

LEGO continues their latest trend of re-releasing huge sets with 10256 Taj Mahal. Officially released on November 27th, this model features 5923 pieces (one more than the original).

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Usually when LEGO announce a new set I get a press release and have to wait for the Australian product page to go live hours later. This time LEGO have mixed things up with the product page going live first. This means we already know the Australian RRP – $499.99.

The original Taj Mahal was a flagship piece in many AFOL collections, and this remake is likely to prove just as popular.

Read on for more images and the official set description.

10258 London Bus Announced [Updated]

While the Mini Cooper has already had the Creator Expert LEGO treatment, an even bigger British icon is now becoming a LEGO set – introducing 10258 London Bus.

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With 1680 pieces this set is designed to be displayed with the other large Creator Expert sets – The Mini, Beetle and VW Camper. The London Bus features realistic external styling and a detailed interior on both the upper and lower levels. The roof and upper level can be separately removed to allow a closer look inside.

You will be able to chose how you’d like to display this set as it has been designed with modern and classic decoration options. The advertising banner on the side features an alternative vintage style ad for biscuits.

To make the set a little more realistic there are also some nice little touches like wear and tear on the seats and items left behind by passengers (a can, newspaper and forgotten umbrella).  Some fun LEGO touches have been added with the destinations Yellow Brick Road, Brickadilly Circus and Twobytwo Square.

There are lots of details to check out so read on for the official product description, designer video and gallery below.

The set will be officially released on August 1st, with a VIP pre-release on July 17th. No Australian pricing at this stage but I will update you once I know. The Australian price has been confirmed as $199.99.

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LEGO Announces 10257 Carousel

When the Fairground Mixer set was first announced a lot of LEGO fans hoped it was the start of a new sub-theme. Well after the Ferris Wheel last year LEGO have just announced the third ride in their growing fairground – 10257 Carousel.

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The set features a fairytale inspired design with animal rides instead of the more traditional horse and carriage. Included is a swan, tiger, frog, elephant and flamingo. There is also a small ticket booth build included too.

Design wise there are plenty of blue elements with lots of gold decorations. The central pillar of the ride features gold mirrors (unfortunately achieved with stickers). Topping off the ride is six new fabric panels in yellow.

There are no included Power Functions, but turning the crank will spin the ride. The animals will also move up and down as the ride spins, with the exception of the swan. For those of you who already own Power Functions elements they can very easily be connected.

It’s undeniable that this set is going to be compared to 10196 Grand Carousel, which is a set that is well loved by the AFOL community. It seems LEGO have made a conscious decision to not reproduce the older set but instead make something new. The Grand Carousel featured included power functions and a sound brick. Neither is included here. This new carousel is smaller in overall dimensions and pieces but I actually really like the overall design.

No Australian price as yet, but expect this to be around $300 when it is released on June 1. Hopefully we will see a VIP pre-release in late May but this is not confirmed.

Check out the full gallery, press release and designer video below.