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Double VIP Points, Free Pelican & Sales Now Live On LEGO’s Online Store

What better way to start the new financial year than by spending money? Perhaps that is what LEGO is going for with this collection of offers.

Double VIP

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From today (July 1st) until July 7th get Double VIP points on all purchases.

Free Pelican

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Spend over $99 and get this great looking Pelican. The set is a Creator 3-in-1 model so you’ll alternatively be able to build it as a bunny or bird. This offer ends on July 14th or while stocks last. You can view the terms of this offer here.

LEGO On Sale

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The online LEGO store isn’t known for it’s amazing and frequent sales, but they do actually have a few sets on sale at the moment. You can check out the full range here but the standout is probably Welcome to Apocalypseburg! for 20% off. With the added bonus of double VIP points it’s a good deal.

What’s New For June 2019

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June is always an exciting time for a LEGO fan because it’s when the second half of the year officially kicks off. Yes, I know – the calendars must be a bit weird over in Denmark.

According to the LEGO website there are 75 products officially becoming available June 1st (it actually looks like a lot of these are live now).

I’ve included a full list below, with links to each set. Let me know if any of the links don’t work as they were automatically generated and sometimes that has glitches.

I’ll try and do a bit of a round-up of local pricing and availability in another article. I’ve got some info from LEGO on this but I need to check the pricing for each store.

LEGO Confirms The Chinese New Year Sets Won’t Be Sold Online

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LEGO have officially confirmed that the hugely popular Chinese New Year sets won’t be available on the Australian online store.

Both sets (80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner and 80102 Dragon Dance) will only be sold via Myer, David Jones, Specialty toy stores, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne and the Dreamworld LEGO Store.

I have spoken to David Jones and they have told me they won’t be stocking the item until January 22nd and were unable to confirm if they would be sold online or not.

Myer has not got back to me yet but I have heard that some stores are taking down names. Your best bet is to try the larger stores.

LLDC Melbourne has not started selling the set yet but should be doing so soon. Unfortunately they don’t have a phone number to call. The sets are now available for purchase from LLDC Melbourne, with a limit of 2 sets per person.

Dreamworld has received stock and was selling the sets yesterday with a limit of one per person. I suggest calling the store on (07) 5588 1151 before you head in to check stock levels. These sets are going to go quickly.

You can also try contacting your preferred independent toy retailer and have a chat to them about stock.

For those curious, here’s the official reasoning given by LEGO (paraphrased, not a direct quote). These sets were originally planned for China only, and the production was based around that. Other regions then requested to also stock the sets. As the production had already been finalised the stock was spread among the additional markets without additional sets being produced. It was determined that if the Australian online store was included that there would not be enough product for the original market.

On Sale: Various Sets Reduced At LEGO Online

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This isn’t a drill – for what seems like the first time ever the Australian online LEGO store is actually having a decent sale.

In total there are over a hundred sets on sale from a variety of themes.

There are a few things on offer that are harder to find in-store as well as ones that are retiring soon. Winter Village Station is a tempting inclusion as it’s an exclusive that is very rarely (if ever) on sale elsewhere.

I suggest you head to the online store and check it out.

View the sale range here.
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Thanks to everybody who emailed or messaged me about this.

New Spider-Man Sets Now Available

What do you do when a Spider-Man movie comes out to great reviews and you don’t have tie-in sets to launch? If you are LEGO then you bring forward your 2019 Spider-Man sets and hope to cash in on the hype. At least that’s what seems to have happened here.

Available online from today are 5 different Spider-Man sets. I’m not sure when these will appear in-store.

76115 Spider Mech vs. Venom – $79.99

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Join Spider-Man and Ghost Spider on a mission to release Aunt May from Venom’s clutches in a thrilling LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man 76115 Spider Mech vs. Venom battle. 

LEGO’s Retiring Soon List Features Almost 200 Sets

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2018 is almost coming to a close, which mean next year we’ll be getting a heap of new sets. Of course all those new sets means that production of some older sets will have to stop.

The Australian online store has marked 198 sets as retiring soon. It’s an extensive list that covers most of the existing themes. Unfortunately “retiring soon” is a bit of an abstract marker, as LEGO doesn’t specifically state when a set will actually retire. Despite the uncertainty it’s clear that if any of these sets are on your wanted list that you should get them sooner rather than later.

You can see the full list here, or check out the handy table at the end of the article.

I’ve done a bit of digging around to find some options for buying a few of the more expensive sets. You can read that breakdown below.

Huge Shipping Changes For LEGO’s Australian Online Store

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Some people may have received an email recently saying that there order was being cancelled and re-sent from a new warehouse that handles Australian and New Zealand orders. This news about a new warehouse came as a surprise.

I have spoken to LEGO Australia and they have informed me that they will have more information about the new warehouse soon – but the new shipping pricing are now live on the online store.

Shipping has always been a huge barrier for buying smaller exclusives from LEGO, but these new prices are hopefully going to resolve that. Here’s what is different.

Lower Free Shipping Threshold

The free shipping threshold for Australian orders has been dropped from $200 to $149.

This should make slightly smaller orders qualify for free shipping easier. I also appreciate that the shipping threshold has been set to $149, rather than $150 as it means a $149.99 set (like the Winter Village Fire Station) will qualify without having to bump up your order.

Cheaper Regular Shipping

Shipping has always been overly expensive and essentially ruled out buying smaller items from LEGO directly, as it just wasn’t worth it. These new shipping prices will help with that.

Standard shipping is now just $12.50 for all orders under $149.

Express Shipping is now $30 for all orders.

I am impressed that LEGO have lowered the free shipping threshold and made shipping more affordable.

You can read more about the new prices and options at the official shipping page at LEGO’s online store.
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Double VIP Point Offer Now Active

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I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the new financial year than with a Double VIP point offer from the Australian online LEGO store.

From today (June 30th) until July 7th you will receive double VIP points on all orders.

Double VIP point periods are always a great time to pick up something that you can’t find in stores.

Maybe this will get you over the line for a 42083 Bugatti Chiron, or perhaps it means a 10261 Roller Coaster or even a 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter.

Of course, you could also opt for something that we may never see in stores here, like a Hot Dog Guy plush.

New Offers From LEGO Online

LEGO have just rolled out two new offers on the Australian online store. These may just be enough to push you over the line on those exclusives you’ve had your eyes on.

Free exclusive LEGO® Creative Storybook for orders over $100

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Terms: Valid for orders from 4th to 20th June 2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $100 in LEGO merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s). It cannot be purchased, exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Offer is not valid at LEGOLAND Discovery Centres or LEGO Certified Stores. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

Note: I have heard from multiple sources that Dreamworld is actually offering this promotion for purchases over $120.

Free LEGO® Baby Velociraptor Playpen with Jurassic World purchases

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Terms: Valid for orders from 4th June to 1st July 2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be from LEGO Jurassic World™ merchandise only. Excludes DUPLO® | Jurassic World™ products. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s). It cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. It is not available for purchase. Offer is not valid at LEGOLAND Discovery Centres or LEGO Certified Stores. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

Australian Details of All The New Sets Coming In June

While I have been at home with the flu LEGO have been busy updating their online store with over 40 sets due for release shortly.

These sets are all marked as June releases online but quite often the actual retail release schedule is different. I don’t currently have a retail catalogue to give you a breakdown on when each set will be in stores but as soon as I can track that info down I will be sure to share it.

If you are just interested in the list jump straight to the end of the article.

There is a lot to love in this line-up. Obviously the big news is the follow-up to Ninjago City, 70657 Ninjago City Docks which has an Australian RRP of $349.99.

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Architecture returns with two global icons; 21041 Great Wall of China for $79.99 and 21042 Statue of Liberty for $149.99.

There are two new Elves sets on offer. The massive 41196 The Elvenstar Tree Bat Attack looks great.

Creator has 4 sets in the line-up but the most popular may be 31084 Pirate Roller Coaster at $119.99. A lot cheaper than the Creator Expert option.

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The new sub-theme for Friends is racing and it features some great sets such as 41352 The Big Race Day for $79.99. There are also some non-racing Friends sets such as 41347 Heartlake City Resort.

Unikitty! is going to be a polarising theme but I must admit that some of the sets look interesting. 41456 Unikingdom Fairground Fun sees the return of purple coaster tracks.

City sees things return to the arctic with sets in a range of price points. Interestingly 60194 Arctic Scout Truck can be integrated with Boost.

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Back in regular LEGO City we finally have a new Hospital – 60204 LEGO City Hospital for $159.99. There is also a new city centre set in 60200 Capital City.

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Ninjago’s 70652 Stormbringer is another set with Boost integration.

I’ve included a link to each set so you can check out extra details of the ones you are interested in. Here’s the full list…