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Win A LEGO Replica of Your Dog Thanks To LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne

Do you have an adorable dog? Do you wish you also had a 1:1 scale LEGO version of your adorable dog? Well today is your lucky day.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne are giving one lucky dog owner a chance to win a custom made LEGO replica of their dog.

To enter comment on the LLDC Facebook post with a photo of your pooch and why you would like them to be replicated with LEGO Bricks! You must also include your dog’s name, age, breed and one crazy fact about them!

Competition runs from 26 August 2019 to 20 September 2019. One entry per dog. Prize is not redeemable for cash and is non-exchangeable or refundable. Winners must be able to pick up LEGO dog from LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in person and give consent for photos to be taken.

Your Guide To Getting A Hogwarts Castle In Person Tomorrow

Tomorrow is September 1st, which is the official release date of 71043 Hogwarts Castle. I know it’s been available from LEGO Online for VIPs but tomorrow will see the set released at both the Dreamworld LEGO Store and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne. Here are the details on what each of those stores are doing.

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Dreamworld LEGO Store

The Dreamworld LEGO Store will be opening it’s doors at midnight tonight so you may want to make your way there some time today. I have spoken to the store manager and he advised that there was a good amount of stock available. This isn’t a situation where they only have 5 of the sets or anything like that. I’d still suggest getting there early.

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While they aren’t doing a midnight launch, LLDC will be opening early tomorrow morning at 8am for fans looking to pick up a set. Again I have been able to confirm that stock levels look good and plenty of people will be able to get their hands on a set. It’s hard to know how popular this will be so I’d still suggest getting their early.

Are you a Queenslander planning a Gold Coast camping trip, or a Melbournian set for an early morning? Let me know what your plans are.

You May Be Able To Buy A Millennium Falcon Tomorrow

Unfortunately this is one just for people in Melbourne and the Brisbane/Gold Coast area… both the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Chadstone and the Dreamworld LEGO Store have confirmed that they will have stock of the 75192 Millennium Falcon set tomorrow.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne

The store’s Facebook page has confirmed that they will have 45 of the sets available with a limit of 1 per person. Stock is first in first served.

The store will be opening early at 8:30am but chances are you will need to line up early.

Dreamworld LEGO Store

The store manager has confirmed that they will have “more than 45″ units available when the doors open at 9am tomorrow.

They will also have a limit of 1 per person and first in first served.

Remember the store is separate from the park.

Both of these options are likely to be extremely popular. Good luck to those of you who are trying to get your hands on a set. I’d love for you to share some line pictures on the Bricking Around Facebook page if you happen to be heading to either location.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Adult Event Details

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne have just shared details of their first two Adult Nights. The first is Thursday 25 May 7-9pm and the second is Thursday 22 June 7-9pm.

Tickets for the adult events are $32.50 each but people with annual passes will be able to enter for free. Annual pass holders still need to book a spot to ensure they can get in via this link.

What’s on offer?

With LEGOLAND Discovery Centre being designed for kids, what exactly is on offer at the adult nights? You will be able to experience the 4D Cinema, rides, Factory Tour and LEGO brick pits. There will also be speed build challenges and a MINILAND scavenger hunt.

There will be prizes on offer for several build challenges to be held throughout the night. The Master Model Builders will be also be hosting workshop classes, providing tips and tricks for the LEGO pros and novices.

AFOLs are encouraged to bring along a MOC to display on either the LEGO display table or enter it into the “Model of the Month” competition, for the chance to display your work at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

The cafe will also be remaining open until 8pm for anybody that wants to buy food and drink.

This event is strictly adults only – nobody under the age of 18 is allowed. It will be interesting to see if this stems the tide of 1 star reviews from angry AFOLs.

You can book your tickets via https://melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/tickets/adult-nights/

The official details from the website are below. Thanks to Chris for sharing this information with me.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Is For Kids

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Today is the official grand opening of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne. From today thousands of excited kids will get to check out some great rides and attractions geared specifically to them. Unfortunately not everybody is excited about the opening. Adults without children will only be able to attend special AFOL nights once a month. This is a stance that has got some people angry, as demonstrated by 1 star reviews on the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Facebook page.

I admit that when I first learned about the global “no kid, no entry” policy for LEGOLAND Discovery Centres I was annoyed too. I know what it is like to feel discriminated against for being an AFOL – The first year I attended the Sydney Brick Show a woman approached me and told me off for taking photos, specifically saying that I had better not be taking photos of her grandchildren. Even though I love LEGO and hate being discriminated against, I am not annoyed about the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Policy, because the attraction is for kids.

Merlin (the operators of LDC) make this quite clear with the website calling this a playground.

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If you have a look at what is actually at the centre then you get a clear picture of this being something that isn’t for adults.

All of those sound like great attractions for kids but not really something that I’d like to do by myself as a 31 year old man.

Admittedly there are a few things that would interest me – The Creative Workshop, LEGO Factory Tour and Miniland. The stuff that is not for me outweighs the stuff that might be of interest though.

The retail shop is open to the general public, even people without tickets.

One phrase that I have seen raised a few times by adults that are not able to attend is discrimination, but there is a bit of confusion about what is going on. The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre rules do not discriminate on the basis of gender or age. Adult men can enter with a child. Adult women can enter with a child. The determining factor is parental status.

I got in touch with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission about the policy. There response was that Victorian law protects people from being discriminated against based on a number of personal characteristics, including parental status and age. However, the law provides some exceptions where this type of discrimination can lawfully occur.

The available information about parental status discrimination related mostly to situations like people with children not being given a job because they have kids. I can’t find any specific examples that relate to LDC. Unfortunately the Commission is not able to make a determination based on an enquiry, and until an official complaint is lodged they won’t investigate the issue. It seems unlikely that Merlin are doing anything illegal, as one of the legal reasons for discrimination is safety of patrons. A claim they would most likely make in the event of a formal complaint.

While one night a month might not suit everybody, and it is better than a lot of other children’s play centres offer adults.

If anybody does wish to take the issue further you can contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission via www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne Looking For More Staff

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If you watched LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne’s Brick Factor competition and thought “I’d love to work there, but I’m not a master builder” then you are in luck.

Merlin (the company that runs the attraction) are currently looking to fill several front line positions before the grand opening in April.

The roles on offer include Retail Assistants, Admissions Assistants, Food and Beverage Assistants and Guest Experience Hosts.

If any of those sound like something you would be interested in then you can check out the Seek advertisement for more information.

Via Seek.com.au