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Review: 30400 Gymnastics Bar

I make no secret of the fact that I am a big LEGO Friends fan. The sets are almost always well designed and I actually don’t have a problem with the Minidolls.

When my local Woolworths finally got in the polybag range they are now offering this was the first set I grabbed.

30400 Gymnastics Bar

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This set contains a relatively small part count of just 26 elements, as well as a single minidoll.

The included minidoll is Naomi – who is not one of the main LEGO Friends characters. It’s nice to expand my Heartlake City citizen collection, but some buyers may be disappointed that it doesn’t include a more well-known character. Despite this the minidoll is great. Naomi features blue eyes, a freckled face and dark brown hair. She is presented here wearing a great green spotted top and purple shorts. Overall it’s a really nice minidoll.

On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price On Selected Themes At Toys R Us

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I hope your new years resolution wasn’t to buy less LEGO, because it looks like the temptation of sales isn’t going to ease up at all this year.

Toys R Us have a new catalogue starting tomorrow (January 12th) and running until January 31st 2017. On offer is “Buy one, get one half price” on selected themes. Included themes are City, Duplo, Star Wars and Friends.

If you are buying two identically priced items that discount works out to 25%. If you are buying two differently priced items then the cheaper one will be half price obviously. There have been a few people caught out with this type of sale when buying 4 or more sets. You will need to do multiple transactions to maximise your discount.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here.

On Sale: Selected Sets On Sale At Big W, Bonus Friends Offer

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For those of you who didn’t spend your entire LEGO budget at Target this morning we have an offer from Big W.

From today (November 17th) until November 23rd Big W have a range of selected sets on sale. You can view the list of sets below as always, or you can view the catalogue for yourself here.

Note that this is in-store only as the Big W website is currently only for browsing due to a security problem.

If you are in the market for some LEGO Friends sets then there is a bonus offer that you won’t find elsewhere – spend over $20 on LEGO Friends sets and recieve a free 30208 Smoothie Stand set. I have heard that the 30208 sets have been available separately for $5 over the last view days, so it’s not a bad bonus.

Big W Nov16 Free Smoothie Stand

What’s New In-Store For February

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If you thought January was the only time to get excited about new LEGO sets then we have some great news – there are a heap of new products scheduled for release in February.

We have seen quite a few Facebook posts that the February releases started to appear in stores over the weekend so it seems that stock is going to be fairly readily available.

The new in-store releases for February include the new Nexo Knights theme, a heap of new Friends sets, a few Creator sets, Duplo sets and even a few DC Comics sets. We have included a full list below.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the online store to see if anything changes over there – we may be getting a new offer.

On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price At Target (Selected Themes)

It seems like ages since we last saw a good “buy one, get one half price” sale, and we don’t see them from Target very often either.

As pointed out by Spengler in the comments on the other Target sale, the Target website is currently promoting a Buy One, Get One Half price offer that runs from today (December 10th) for one week (likely makes the last day December 16th 2015). This offer only applies to LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends products.

Target B1G1 Half Price Offer December 10 2015

We have spoken to Target via their Facebook chat program and they have advised that the offer is online and in-store.

If you can’t make it in-store you can check out the LEGO range available online here.

This offer is also available on the Target eBay Store

Review: 41099 Heartlake Skate Park

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When I picked up my 75099 Rey’s Speeder set at Toys R Us the other day, I decided to take advantage of their sale and pick up another set for half price. It seemed like a good opportunity to buy something from a theme I don’t usually buy. So here we are – my first ever proper Friends set.

41099 Heartlake Skate Park

RRP $29.99
199 Pieces ($0.15 per piece)
Available online and most retailers.

I had seen pictures of this set online as I had been reporting on LEGO news and thought it looked interesting. There are some of the Friends sets that seem a bit boring but a skate park seemed like something different. The box contains two numbered bags containing different parts of the set.

The set includes a Mia minidoll and a white puppy. I believe the printing on Mia’s outfit is quite common. The hair and helmet are combined into a single element made out of the softer rubber material. While I appreciate the need for safety I would have liked to see a normal hair piece included as an alternative.

The Friends style animals are very cute, and the included puppy is no exception. It also fits perfectly on the skateboard.

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The actual build begins with the construction of the half pipe. I really like the colours used here. I didn’t apply the stickers but I don’t think the finished model is worse without them.

Book Review: Friends – Build Your Own Adventure

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RRP $39.99
Available from most retailers

The Book

The Friends Build Your Own Adventure book is a new entry from DK books. Unlike older books that featured a selection of bricks, this title features a single set (and minidoll) with the book serving as inspiration for future building.

I suspect that there is going to be a mixed response to the format – some young LEGO fans might find it frustrating that they can’t build everything that they see in the book. It’s important to go into the book knowing what it is.

The book opens with the instructions for the included set then a few pages of introduction. There are profiles of the main Friends characters, and nice explanation of how the book works.

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I really liked the Builder Talk section which contains a visual glossary of different LEGO elements. There is also a section on sideways building, which has always been considered a more advanced technique.

New LEGO Online Offers Now Available

Some months only have one LEGO online offer, and other months have multiple. July just happens to be one of those months with multiple offers.

The awesome pirate set offer for VIPs has wrapped up, but there are two new offers now available.

Free Friends Pop Star Red Carpet Set

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Spend $45 or more on Disney Princess, LEGO Friends or LEGO Elves to receive this free set. Valid on orders from 13 July to 15 August 2015, or while stocks last.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Free-Gift

LEGO Star Wars Return of the Jedi Poster Now Available

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The third LEGO Star Wars Collectible Poster is now available. The free poster will be automatically added to your shopping bag with any LEGO Star Wars purchase. Offer available from 13 – 19 July 2015.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Star-Wars-free-posters

LEGO Online Offer: Free Friends Mini Golf Set

With all the excitement of new the products being released, we almost missed this offer.

Spend $45 or more on Disney Princess, LEGO Friends or LEGO Elves products and receive one free Mini Golf (30203) set.

This offer runs from June 1st to 30th 2015.

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 Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-Friends-Free-Gift

The Mini Golf (30203) offer is valid for orders of LEGO® Brand Disney™ Princess, LEGO Friends or LEGO Elves at shop.lego.com/en-AU/ from 1 to 30 June 2015, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $45 in merchandise only. One Mini Golf (30203) per household.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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With all of the excitement over the Drop Zone discounts, we almost missed the latest Big W catalogue. Luckily we remembered, and discovered some interesting LEGO related goodies.

LEGO City
There are a range of LEGO City vehicles reduced to $22. These small City sets are always popular, so good to see a discount on those.

Bionicle
Lots of Bionicle sets reduced. There does however appear to be an error in the catalogue; 70790 Lord of Skull Spiders is listed above RRP at $25.

Speed Champions
Introductory offer on some of the sets in this new theme.

Elves, New Friends, New Disney Princess
The sets listed in the catalogue are regular Big W prices so we haven’t listed them in the table below. It’s more about letting you know that the sets are now in-store.

This catalogue runs from today (Thursday March 26th 2015) until Monday April 6th 2015.

You can view the catalogue here, or view a table of the discounts below.

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Discount
Discount %
75910Porsche 918 Spyder$15.00$19.99$4.9925%
75899LaFerrari$15.00$19.99$4.9925%
75909McLaren P1$15.00$19.99$4.9925%
70778Protector of Jungle$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70779Protector of Stone$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70780Protector of Water$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70781Protector of Earth$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70782Protector of Ice$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70783Protector of Fire$12.00$15.99$3.9925%
70784Lewa - Master of Jungle$15.00$19.99$4.9925%
70785Pohatu - Master of Stone$15.00$19.99$4.9925%
70786Gali - Master of Water$15.00$19.99$4.9925%
70787Tahu - Master of Fire$25.00$29.99$4.9917%
70788Kopaka - Master of Ice$25.00$29.99$4.9917%
70789Onua - Master of Earth$25.00$29.99$4.9917%
70790Lord of Skull Spiders$25.00$19.99$-5.01-25%
60043Prisoner Transporter$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60082Dune Buggy Trailer$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60081Pickup Tow Truck$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60084Racing Bike Transporter$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60073Service Truck$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60083Snowplow Truck$22.00$29.99$7.9927%
60057Camper Van$22.00$29.99$7.9927%