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LEGO Looking For Giveaway Suggestions

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Everybody knows that LEGO regularly have giveaways on their online store. These bonuses help tempt people to buy at RRP from the official online store. There have been some great giveaways in the past, and there have been some less great ones too.

Now LEGO is directly reaching out to the adult LEGO fan community for suggestions on future giveaways. They have asked partners like this site to find out what people want in a giveaway. I’ll collect your suggestions and then pass on the top 5. Enter your suggestion in the form below and then I will provide a poll to help finalise the top 5.

I’ll be taking suggestions until October 24th, and then from then until October 30th I will feature a poll of your suggestions.

Your suggestion can be anything that LEGO might produce – that mean no new IP and no suggestions that violate LEGO’s rules (drugs, nudity, war etc). More detail is available at the end of the article if you are still unsure.

LEGO Giving Away SDCC Exclusives On Twitter

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Every year there is a fierce debate about the exclusives given away by LEGO at San Diego Comic-Con, but regardless of what any of us fans in Australia think the give away is happening again with some interesting items.

There is the strange Deadpool Duck minifigure, the Vixen minifigure from Legends of Tomorrow and two different pairs of BrickHeadz (Supergirl & Martian Manhunter, Spiderman and Venom). I’ve include pictures of those at the end of the article.

If, like me, you aren’t attending the event you may be interested to know that LEGO seem to be running the usual Twitter promotion to give away some of these exclusives. Now would be a great time to join Twitter if you haven’t already.

The first competition is already live, and more are likely to appear over the next few days. Entry is as simple as retweeting a specific tweet. I’ve embedded that first one below.

Competition: Polybag Giveaway

Woolworths stores are currently stocking a range of polybags but they seem to be a bit hard to track down.

To help out a little I didn’t just get myself two polybags from my local store – I got 4 so that I could share the polybag fun with you all. There are two polybags on offer – one 30400 Gymnastics Bar and one 30426 Stealthy Swamp Airboat set.

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The first name drawn will get first pick, and the second name drawn will receive the other set.

How do you enter? Rather than just entering your name, I’ve decided for this competition you’ll have to do a little work. I have reviewed both of the polybags on offer. Read each review and then answer two questions to go in the draw.

Review: 30426 Stealthy Swamp Airboat

I am not the biggest Ninjago fan but while looking at the available polybags at my local Woolworths, this set caught my eye.

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This 2017 polybag set contains 40 parts and a single minifigure.

The set includes a Cole minifigure, as he appears in the 2017 lineup. His torso is dark bluish grey with extensive black and brown printing on the front and rear. The print is quite detailed and features a robe and rope pattern. This pattern continues on to the legs which have front printing. The arms provide a nice contrast in black.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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I do love a mysterious sale and this offer from Myer is a bit lacking in detail. What I do know is that they are currently offering 25% off their range of LEGO sets.

This is specifically listed as an online only offer, but there are no details (that I can find) on when the sale ends.

You can view their full online LEGO listing here.

There also appear to be some coupon codes that you can try with your order:

  • ANNIVERSARY10 – $10 off when you spend $60 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY15 – $15 off when you spend $80 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY20 – $20 off when you spend $100 or more

Obviously use the code that is most relevant to your order.

The reduced prices are also showing in the Myer eBay store. The eBay code C5OZ should get you an extra 5% off.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Happy Easter

I hope everybody is having a great Easter. This is always a great time for LEGO sales and the four days off gives you plenty of time to build.

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Let me know in the comments what your LEGO Easter plans are. Hitting the sales or some quiet building at home?

Thanks to Belinda and blockstoabrickfight for their LEGO Easter pictures, featured above.

On Sale: 25% Off At Myer

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The school holidays approach and in anticipation the retailers are getting ready to pounce on parents looking for something to keep their kids quiet. This offer from Myer is a fantastic first entry in the lineup.

From today until (I think) Sunday April 2nd Myer are offering 25% off all full priced LEGO.

Unlike their last few sales this does include The LEGO Batman Movie sets. Minifigures and clearance sets are still excluded.

You can check out their online range here.

The website does not specifically say if this is available in-store, but it doesn’t mention it being online only.

Thanks to Chris and Stephen for letting me know about this.

LEGO Life App Now Available In Australia

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LEGO’s latest digital app is now available in Australia. LEGO Life is essentially a safe social network built exclusively for LEGO fans.

The app allows you to share pictures of your own creations, compete in various challenges and follow groups or themes that interest you.

LEGO Life was built from the ground up to be a safe experience for young LEGO fans. For example there is no text commenting, only a specialised LEGO emoji keyboard. There are are also no real names – when you create an account you will get to generate a random name such as CorporalFlyingBenny (that’s mine).

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There is also information collated from various LEGO IPs, such as LEGO Star Wars or LEGO Friends videos.

Having briefly poked around in the app this afternoon it looks like it will be a great app for young LEGO fans to enjoy.

You can download the app for either Apple or Android devices;
Apple App Store
Google Play Store

LEGO Announces 75144 Snowspeeder

After the disappointing 75098 Assault on Hoth set released last year, LEGO Star Wars fans are keen for this years May The 4th release to be something more exciting and I definitely think it is…

Announcing 75144 Snowspeeder

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Based on vehicle from the iconic opening battle of The Empire Strikes Back this is a true UCS set – a highly detailed model featuring 1,703 pieces and a display stand with fact plaque.

While Assault on Hoth was a large play set this set is a fantastic display piece that will look great among any Star Wars fan’s collection.

The set will be available to VIPs on April 29th, with general availability on May 4th (Star Wars Day). The information I was sent didn’t include an Australian RRP but I will update as soon as I know. The US price is $199.99, which is likely to equate to $299.99 – $349.99 here.

You can view additional high-resolution images, the press release and designer video below (I’ll update with a YouTube version of the video when it’s available).

Win The Ultimate Modular Prize Pack

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This is amazing. I’m usually a pretty positive guy who is fairly generous with superlatives, but calling this amazing is probably an understatement.

LEGO are holding a competition that is only being promoted to LEGO fans through RLUGs or RLFM sites (like this one). The prize is ALL OF THE MODULARS. No, that doesn’t just mean the modulars that are currently available, I mean all of the modulars. It seems that somebody at LEGO has been doing some digging through their secret vaults.

This is the full prize:

  • 10230 LEGO Mini Modulars
  • 10182 LEGO Café Corner
  • 10190 LEGO Market Street
  • 10185 LEGO Green Grocer
  • 101097 LEGO Fire Brigade
  • 10211 LEGO Grand Emporium
  • 10218 LEGO Pet Shop
  • 10224 LEGO Town Hall
  • 10232 Palace Cinema
  • 10251 Brick Bank
  • 10246 Detective’s Office
  • 10243 Parisian Restaurant
  • 10255 Assembly Square

Yep – all of that. Two runners up will win a 10255 Assembly Square.

It’s the dream of a lot of LEGO fans to own the full set of modular buildings, and now is your chance to get the older ones new in a box from LEGO directly. Buying all of those sets new in box would cost you thousands.

How do you win? To enter this competition you need to create your own LEGO Mini Modular building. There are some specific specifications that you will need to comply with:

  • Your model should be 8 x 8 studs.
  • Must include two stud wide footpath/sidewalk.
  • The model must feature two “Technic Brick 2×1 with 1 Hole” so that it can connect to other models. These should be positioned 2 studs in from the back and four from the front
  • Can be either a straight or corner building.
  • There is no restriction on height.
  • Should be a similar scale to 10230 LEGO Mini Modulars and not include LEGO Minifigures.
  • Do not make a licensed mini modular.
  • You can build with real bricks or use LEGO Digital Designer software
  • Some photo editing is allowed, for example to replicate a printed brick.

There are a few more rules that you can check on the competition page. There are also some restrictions on who can enter, but none that should affect Australian entrants.

You can submit your entry via the competition page here. Entries close on May 13th 2017 so you’ve got a little bit of time to plan and build something awesome. Good luck everybody.

Here’s that prize list again…