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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%

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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We are still waiting for the catalogues from the other retailers, but if this Toys R Us sale is any indication – it’s going to be a slow week for sales. It’s possible that we might see some better sales to coincide with with Easter holidays.

This particular sale though – it’s very narrow, and probably won’t excite a lot of LEGO fans. This catalogue runs from tomorrow (March 18th 2015) until Tuesday April 7th.

Here are all of the included sets

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Discount
Discount %
41036Jungle Bridge Rescue$29.99$39.99$1025%
41035Heartlake Juice Bar$29.99$39.99$1025%
41034Summer Caravan$29.99$39.99$1025%
10590Duplo Airport$23.99$29.99$620%
10617My First Farm$23.99$29.99$620%
10616My First Playhouse$23.99$29.99$620%
10587Duplo Cafe$23.99$29.99$620%
10594Sofia the First Royal Stable$31.99$39.99$820%
10600Cars Classic Race$31.99$39.99$820%
10618Creative Building Bucket$31.99$39.99$820%
Assorted Bionicle 2 For $25$25.00---
Assorted Microfighters 2 For $25$25.00---

You can view the catalogue here

On Sale: 20% Off City & Friends Sets At Target

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It seems that Target are becoming a little less giving with their sales – the selected theme only sales seem to be more popular than the broad 20% off sales we were used to. Having said that, City and Friends are undoubtedly two of the most popular themes, so it could be worse.

From tomorrow (Thursday 5th March 2015) until Wednesday 18th March 2015 Target are offering 20% off all LEGO City & Friends sets.

You can check out the catalogue here

Thanks to Tony & Danny for letting us know about this sale

On Sale: Selected City, Star Wars & Friends Sets 20% Off At Toys R Us

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Selected sets are always such a roller-coaster of emotions – you open up the catalogue and get excited when you see LEGO on sale and then there is the slight disappointment when it’s not all LEGO. Luckily, this particular sale is still reasonably exciting – most of the sets on sale are new releases probably on quite a few people’s wanted list.

From today (Wednesday 18th February 2015) until Tuesday 3rd March Toys R US are offering 20% off selected sets from the City, Star Wars and Friends theme.

You can check out the catalogue here, or view a list of included sets below.

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Discount
Discount %
60057Camper Van$23.99$29.99$620%
60083Snowplow Truck$23.99$29.99$620%
60082Dune Buggy Trailer$23.99$29.99$620%
60084Racing Bike Transporter$23.99$29.99$620%
60073Service Truck$23.99$29.99$620%
60043Prisoner Transporter$23.99$29.99$620%
60074Demolition Bulldozer$35.99$44.99$920%
60067Helicopter Pursuit$35.99$44.99$920%
60072Demolition Starter Set$12.79$15.99$3.220%
60088Fire Starter Set$12.79$15.99$3.220%
75048The Phantom$31.99$39.99$820%
75040General Grievous Wheel Bike$31.99$39.99$820%
75038Jedi Interceptor$31.99$39.99$820%
41086Vet Ambulance$11.99$15.99$425%
41085Vet Clinic$23.99$29.99$620%
41097Heartlake Hot Air Balloon$35.99$44.99$920%
41094Heartlake Lighthouse$49.99$59.99$1017%

On Sale: 20% Off City, Minecraft And Friends At Target

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With two other sales on this week, this offer from Target sort of falls in the middle.

From today (22nd January 2015) until Wednesday 28th January Target are offering 20% off all City, Minecraft and Friends sets.

If you are planning on buying multiple products then the Myer sale may work out to be the better discount, however if you are after only a single set then 20% off is still a solid discount.

You can check out the catalogue here

2015 Set Images Surface Online – Part 3: Friends & Elves

Every year in October, LEGO fans start to wonder what the following year will have in store. We have already seen leaks with set names, but now we have pictures to go with them. Over on YouTube a user by the name of Just2Good has uploaded several videos with what appear to be official images of various 2015 sets.

Click on any image to view a larger version

In this post we are going to look at Friends and the new Elves theme. Both of these themes focus on pink and purple colours, so we thought it made sense to group them together.

Friends

After the adventures that the Friends characters went on last year, these sets seem quite tame for the most part. Lots of stereotypically ‘girly’ subjects like the hair salon. The hot air balloon is quite interesting.

41085 Animal Care Clinic

41085 Animal Care Clinic

 

New Sets Available Online Now – Including Ghostbusters Ecto-1

It’s the start of a new month, and there are a heap of new sets now available online. We are excited to finally see the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 available.

 
Set
Price
Link
Ghostbusters Ecto-1 21108$69.99Click here
Bike Shop & Cafe 31026$99.99Click here
Trevi Fountain 21020$69.99Click here
Minecraft Micro World – The End$49.99Click here
Super Secret Police Dropship 70815$119.99Click here
Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech 70814$89.99Click here
Benny's Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship 70816$149.99Click here

We also have series 2 of the Mixels, Ultra Agents and heaps of new Friends sets. We will go through those in more detail in separate articles soon.