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On Sale: All LEGO Reduced At Toy Universe

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We just got an email from the team at Toy Universe letting us know that they currently have all of their LEGO products on sale.

There are a range of discounts on offer and a decent mix of different themes. There is also good lineup of newer and slightly older sets on offer.

It certainly seems worth having a look. As always with online retailers don’t forget to factor postage costs into your overall saving.

This sale starts today (March 8th) and runs until March 17th 2016, or while stocks last.

You can check out the range here, or view a listing of the products and their discounts below. Note that items may get removed from the website as they sell out, so if you see something on the list that isn’t available, our apologies for that.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Game Launches Today

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With the recent release of the latest LEGO Dimensions packs you may have forgotten that there is another LEGO game launching today – LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

Marvel are owned by Disney (who make the Disney Infinity games) so we probably won’t be getting any Marvel characters in Dimensions. It’s a good thing then that the LEGO Avengers game looks pretty great as a standalone.

The game features story elements from a series of Marvel Cinematic Universe films; Marvel’s Avengers, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. With so much content to feature the game should be packed with fun moments.

We have had a look around for the best prices for anybody looking to pick up a copy.

 
Xbox One
PS4
Wii U
Xbox 360
PS3
PC
3DS
Vita
EB Games$89.95$89.95$79.95$79.95$79.95$49.95$49.95$49.95
JB Hi-Fi$79.00$79.00$79.00$69.00$69.00$49.00$49.00$49.00
Big W$68.00$68.00$64.00$64.00$64.00$46.00$38.00$46.00
Target$69.00$69.00$64.00$64.00$64.00$36.00

If you haven’t already seen it we’ve embedded the launch trailer below.

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day. We hope that you are making the most of your day off (if you are lucky enough to have one).

To help celebrate the day LEGO have shared the instructions for this cute Kangaroo build.

Australia Day Kangaroos

It’s a pretty quick build but the end result looks quite cute.

Let us know in the comments what your Australia Day building plans are.

Via http://www.lego.com/en-gb/classic/seasonal-builds

Celebrate Christmas With LEGO At Federation Square

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If you are a LEGO fan in Melbourne then a trip to Federation Square should certainly be on your agenda. The giant LEGO Christmas Tree that we posted about earlier is now in place and lit up every night. There are also some other LEGO related activities and attractions to excite LEGO fans young and old.

Each Sunday until Christmas (December 13th and 20th) you will be able to build your own LEGO Christmas tree ornaments. Bricking Around reader Paul sent through some photos of these ornaments and they look great.

Here are more details about everything that’s happening. The ornament gallery and a video of the LEGO Christmas Tree are below.

LEGO Christmas Tree at Fed Square
27 Nov – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Square
Marvel as Fed Square’s spectacular LEGO Christmas tree comes to life with a magical lightshow set to your favourite Christmas carols.

LEGO Christmas Decoration Build
6, 13 + 20 Dec | 10am – 3pm (or until bricks run out) | The Square
Build your own LEGO decorations to take home with you in this festive workshop for the whole family!

LEGO Christmas Creations
1 Dec – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Atrium Fracture Gallery
See a display of amazing LEGO models that have been built by our very own Melbourne community and dedicated Adult Fans of LEGO.

Via http://fedsquare.com/events/christmas-at-fed-square

Sydney Harbour Icons With LEGO Bricks

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We know that there is plenty of friendly rivalry between Australian cities but no matter where you come from it’s hard to deny that Sydney is home to some true icons of Australia such as the Sydney Opera House.

LEGO fans in Sydney will be able to check out the city’s most famous attractions in LEGO form at a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney from this Saturday (November 7th 2015). Tickets start at $15 for non-members.

Certified LEGO professional Ryan McNaught has recreated Sydney Harbour’s most iconic and visionary structures, as well as some of its most famous moments. Ryan’s creations bring to life the spectacle of Sydney Harbour in LEGO with a series of playful installations incorporating world-first fireworks, lights, movement and almost 1000 minifigs.

The Politics Of Bulk Orders And LEGO Donations

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Opinion

Like most adults I have my own political opinions. I don’t share those opinions on this site because Bricking Around is a LEGO blog and I consider that to be a subject that can very easily remain apolitical. It appears that The LEGO Group has a similar view on politics, but it’s getting them in trouble.

LEGO has been in the news this week for rejecting a bulk order for artist Ai Weiwei. The bricks were intended to produce artwork for a show in Melbourne. After the order was cancelled the artist took to social media to blast the move as “act of censorship and discrimination.”

A lot of the news seems to be overinflating the issue; LEGO has not forbidden Ai Weiwei from using LEGO products to produce his artwork, nor have they stated any opinion on his political views. They have rejected an order in an effort to remain apolitical. They are well within their rights as a private company to do so. Discounted bulk orders are not a right that is being denied.

I do not want to weigh in on the artist’s work or views other than stating I don’t think LEGO have done the wrong thing. What I do want to address is all those people out there sending Ai Weiwei free LEGO.This story is about a well known artist wanting LEGO for artwork to be shown at the National Gallery of Victoria. If I was in a position to send free LEGO to somebody, that’s not who it would go to.

Christmas is fast approaching and there are kids who aren’t in a position to be finding LEGO under their Christmas tree this year. There are children in homes where they struggle to pay for food. Sending LEGO to Ai Weiwei will help him make his art and you can pay to go see it. Sending LEGO to a disadvantaged child can bring incredible happiness to somebody who may not have had something to smile about for far too long.

Below you’ll find some alternative suggestions for sending LEGO.

Book Review: I Love That Minifigure

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RRP $29.99
Available from most retailers

Be sure to check out the review of the exclusive Zombie Skateboarder minifigure at the end of the book review.

I don’t think LEGO would be as popular as it is today without the cute characters known as minifigures. The little people increase the play value of sets and help turn bricks into worlds from comic books, TV shows and movies. To celebrate the wonder that is LEGO minifigures DK have produced I Love That Minifigure, a book that celebrates all things minifigure.

The Book

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The book has 11 chapters, each with a different group of characters. The chapters range from Everyday Heroes to All-Time Icons. Other chapters include You’re History, Out of This World, You’re My Hero, Spooky and Scary, The World’s A Stage, One of A Kind, Wild at Heart, Rotten Rouges, and We Have The Power.

Happy Father’s Day

image Happy Fathers Day to all the LEGO loving dads out there.

Hopefully you all got spoilt with some LEGO sets!

LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens Set Buying Guide

So today is Force Friday and for those of you who didn’t make it out to a midnight launch, we have an overview of everything you need to know about getting your hands on the Force Awakens sets. This article will be updated as we get more information.

75099 Rey’s Speeder – RRP $39.99

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  • LEGO Online – Link currently inactive. Link
  • Target – Introductory price of $35 online (reports that this price is currently being offered in-store too. Regular price $35 Link
  • Kmart – Regular price of $39. Link
  • Toys R Us – Online pre-order at RRP, with 50% off second item offer. Link
  • Big W – $35. Link
  • Outer Rim Trading Co – Available at RRP. Link
  • Shopforme – Special price of $31.99. Link

Force Friday Details: Toys R Us

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Force Friday is just over a week away and the retailers are starting to share details of how they are getting involved.

First up we have the details from Toys R Us. As expected from a dedicated toy retailer, there is plenty going on. Toys R Us will be opening 17 stores around the country at Midnight on Friday September 4th (Thursday night). There are also two different offers available.

Here are all the details:

Midnight Openings
South Australia – Gepps Cross
Victoria – Chadstone, Doncaster, Fountain Gate, Highpoint, Knox City
New South Wales – Bankstown, Campbelltown, Castle Hill, Erina, Moore Park, Parramatta, Penrith, Shellharbour
Australian Capital Territory – Majura Park
Queensland – Aspley, Mount Gravatt