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New Star Wars And City Sets In Latest Big W Catalogue

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The latest Big W catalogue doesn’t really count as a sale – it’s more of a highlight of the fact that new sets are in store now.

The catalogue reveals the everyday price for a range of Star Wars and City sets. As we’ve come to expect from Big W these prices are all a little lower than the regular RRP. While the catalogue only features a few items there should be some other items from the January release in stores now too.

We mentioned that this isn’t really a sale, but there are two Friends sets reduced…

41097 Heartlake Hot Air Balloon $28.00 (RRP $44.99, RRP Discount $16.99 or 38%)

41093 Heartlake Hair Salon $25.00 (RRP $44.99, RRP Discount $19.99 or 44%)

Both of these are great prices, so stock may sell quickly.

You can check out the full list of items included in the catalogue below, or view the catalogue yourself here.

More 2016 Sets Listed Online

2016 Set Details

After hearing that there were some more 2016 sets added to the Australian online LEGO store, we have done another check and compiled an updated list of all the new products.

We now have the Australian prices for over 80 new sets that will be released soon (some are December 26th 2015 others are January 1st 2016).

Unfortunately there are no images for some of these sets, but they should be added to the LEGO servers soon.

The list is quite long, so click Read More if you can’t see it below. You should also be able to filter the list if there is a particular theme/set you are interested in.

More Force Awakens Set Details Revealed

Force Friday is still over a week away but more and more details are appearing online.

The latest batch of information comes from a new US catalogue. Unfortunately there are no Australian prices for the sets but be sure to check out our Australian price predictions at the end of the article.

You can check out the catalogue here, but it may disappear soon.

75099 Rey’s Speeder

75099 Rey’s Speeder

US $19.99.
Collect Rey’s Speeder with dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw, electrobinoculars and more.
Measures over 3″ high, 5″ long and 1″ wide!
Minifigures: Rey, Unkar’s Thug

Gallery Of Sets From The New York Toy Fair

As you may have read from the UCS TIE Fighter post, the New York Toy Fair has just taken place. Unlike some other shows the LEGO products were quite open on display. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it ourselves but we have done a round-up of the set images that have been posted online.

The gallery contains pictures of sets from most themes, but of particular interest may be Scooby-Doo and Jurassic World – both new themes for the second half of 2015.

Images via brickset.com

New Set Pictures From 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair

After the London Toy Fair we were quite excited to hear about details of all the upcoming sets for the second half of 2015. Unfortunately the London event was quite strict on their security, and would not allow any photos to be taken.

Luckily, that is not the case at the 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair. Images of most of the sets on display have started spreading round the web. After looking through several galleries we are certain that the second half of 2015 is going to be tough on our wallets.

Sources

News From The London Toy Fair

Scooby

The London Toy Fair has wrapped up for 2015, and LEGO were in attendance to show off some of their up-coming products.

Unfortunately being an Australian LEGO site we didn’t get an invite. Rather than just re-post articles from the UK bloggers we have gone through a few different sources to collate basic information. For more detailed information (such as appearance of the sets) we suggest you check out the links at the end of the article.

On to the news;

Scooby Doo
Yes, Scooby Doo is confirmed. The sets should be released later this year. There were 5 different sets on display including the Mystery Machine and a large Mystery Mansion. The sets contain regular minifigures inspired by the traditional character designs. There will also be two different versions of Scooby. Reports indicate that there will not be a single set with all of the characters, which is unfortunate but not unexpected.

City
There will be two new City sub-themes for the second half of 2015.

First up is Deep Sea Explorers. After heading to the Arctic in 2014 we are pleased to hear that LEGO City is going to keep up the exploration. Sets include a mix of Submarines, Boats and Helicopters.

The second sub-theme is Space. LEGO City Space sets are always great, and the new wave includes a Spaceport and Space Starter Set.

Chima
Unfortunately the sets that were on display at the toy fair will be the last from this theme. We don’t think this theme has caught on as well as Ninjago, but we know that it was reasonably popular with kids.

Friends
Later this year the Friends characters are going to rock out with new addition Livi. Some of the new sets include a Limo and Tour Bus and Dressing Room. These certainly sound like they could contain some interesting parts.

Jurassic World
From what we have read the Dinosaurs will be very similar to the ones used in the most recent Dino theme. The sets include a range of dinosaurs such as T-Rex, Raptors and the “Ultra Dino” which appears to be the main monster of the film.

Star Wars
Unfortunately no news about Episode VII sets; our guess is that Disney is being very strict about not giving away any plot details. Sets on display included scenes and vehicles from the original trilogy and prequel trilogy. The most interesting sounding was 75093 Death Star Final Duel.

Minecraft
The second wave of Minecraft will include a Desert Outpost, Dungeon, Nether Fortress and Snow Hideout.

Ninjago
The new concept with Ninjago for 2015 is Airjitsu, which is described as spinners that fly. A product that sends ninja minifigures flying through the air sounds like it will be a hit with the target demographic.

Marvel
There were sets based on the two big Marvel films of 2015; Age of Ultron and Ant Man. There are also non-movie related sets including a Spiderman set featuring Miles Morales version of the character and Carnage.

DC Comics
With Batman VS Superman not released until 2016 DC fans don’t have any movie related sets, but the ones announced do sound great. 76035 Jokerland has a fantastic line-up from the rouges gallery; Harley Quinn, Joker, Poison Ivy and Penguin. There is also Batman and Robin.

Ultra Agents
We originally thought this theme could be a once-off but it appears to be sticking around. The new sets include a new Ocean HQ for the team.

For more coverage please check out the following sites that we used to collate this information

 

 

Minifigure Scale Minecraft Sets Now Available

LEGO Minecraft Logo

It would be a massive understatement to say Minecraft is popular. The building game has absolutely taken the world by storm. It’s therefore no surprise that LEGO Minecraft was the first product produced by the international version of LEGO Cuusoo (now Ideas).

The first few Minecraft sets were all Microscale, and while they had their fans there were also a lot of people that wanted something more. As of November 1, LEGO and Minecraft fans can now get 6 different Minifigure scale sets.

All of the sets are currently available on LEGO’s Australian online store

Here are all the details

 
Set
$AU
$US
Converted
Markup
21113 The Cave$29.99$19.99$25.1319%
21114 The Farm$49.99$29.99$37.6933%
21115 The First Night$59.99$39.99$50.2619%
21116 Crafting Box$79.99$49.99$62.8327%
21117 The Ender Dragon$99.99$69.99$87.9714%
21118 The Mine$139.99$109.99$138.241%

Note: Converted price based on the exchange rate at 10am on Monday 3rd November 2014. 10% is added to the US prices before conversion to factor in GST (US prices do not include tax).

New Sets Announced At San Diego Comic Con

It’s that time of year again – San Diego Comic Con. As usual LEGO are using the event as an opportunity to announce new sets. They have been spreading the news around to different media outlets, so here is a quick wrap-up of what we have seen so far.

75084 Wookie Gunship

Part of the new Star Wars Rebels cartoon, this set looks great. Wookie minifigures are always popular.

LEGO 75084-1 Wookie Gunship

Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99 USD.

Via MTV

LEGO: The Hobbit – The Lonely Mountain

Our first LEGO version of the iconic dragon Smaug. Lots of interesting features, and as expected plenty of gold parts.

LEGO Hobbit Lonely Mountain

The Lair of Smaug will showcase a secret door, an Arkenstone-encrusted throne, golden nuggets, treasures, assorted mining tools, conveyor belt, chain pulley to raise and lower bucket, furnace with a light brick, melting pot and torches with translucent flames. RRP is $129.99 USD.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

The Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern takes on his nemesis Sinestro, with some help from his buddy Batman.

LEGO Green Lantern Set

Coming in January 2015, Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) is Hal Jordan’s time to shine. Space Batman is just there to supervise. RRP $19.95 USD.

Via Kotaku

In Store Release Schedule For The Second Half Of 2014

2nd Half 2014 Catalogue

There are plenty of new LEGO sets on their way. We have got our hands on the latest retail catalogue and spent time going through all the various themes to work out when you can expect sets to show up in stores.

The retail catalogues don’t show exclusives or online only sets, just items that will be widely available. If there is something you are interested in that isn’t on the list let us know in the comments below and we will do our best to find out.

Most of these new sets are already available from LEGO’s online store, but the best way to get items on sale is to wait for the retail release.

Australian Prices For New LEGO Movie Sets

After reading a rumour online Bricking Around made an anonymous phone call to our local Toys ‘R’ Us store, and we were able to confirm the Australian prices for these upcoming LEGO Movie sets. They were unable to confirm the exact release date, but these should be store in August.

70814 Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech – $89.99

70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech

70815 Super Secret Police Drop Ship – $119.9970815 Super Secret Police Dropship

70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! – $149.99

70816 Benny's Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship!