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January Releases And Promotions

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While a heap of new sets were released on Boxing Day, there are over 30 sets that have been made available today including the latest LEGO Modular.

The themes with new sets for 2019 are Overwatch, Creator, Duplo and Speed Champions. The individual Power Functions elements are now available too.

The Chinese New Year sets were meant to be a January 1st release here too but they still haven’t appeared on the website. I’ve reached out to LEGO to find out what is going on with these, but I’m not expecting an immediate response.

You can find a full list of the new release sets at the end of this article but first an interesting new promotion…

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.

All The New Sets Available From LEGO Online

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Rather than wait until January 1st to release all of their new sets LEGO have updated their online store today with 60 sets now available.

Included in the line-up are the LEGO Movie 2 sets, new City and Friends – among others.

You can check out the full listing below. Each line should have a link to that particular product page (note: the links are automatically generated so let me know if any don’t work).

What are you planning to pick up? Or are you waiting for sets to hit retail?

Here Are The Details of 95 Sets Coming Soon

Warning this is a long article with a lot of images – but you can’t really talk about the huge list of LEGO sets coming soon without including a look at them all.

This list is everything that is either available January 1st, or even better, December 26th.

Until we see the retail catalogue we won’t know exactly what is coming to which store and when, but this information is all based on the Australian online store.

You can find the store listing for these sets here.

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10264 Corner Garage – $299.99 – Jan 1st

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Double VIP Points Now Offer Now Active At LEGO Online

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Looking to grab some last minute exclusives from LEGO Online for Christmas? Well then you will be pleased to hear that LEGO currently has a Double VIP point offer active.

From today (December 7th) until December 10th you will receive double VIP points on all purchases when you are logged in to your VIP account.

Head over to the store for more details, or to do some shopping.

New Promotions Now Active At LEGO Online

We all know how quickly these promotions have been disappearing from Australia’s online store so you may want to get in quickly for these offers.

Free Christmas Carousel with orders over $135

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Go round and round with the buildable Christmas Carousel, featuring a rotating decorated platform with a blue locomotive with two carriages and a buildable Christmas tree. Offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com or telephone orders from 30/11/2018 to 24/12/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $135 in LEGO merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household.

Free Kessel Mine Worker with Star Wars Orders over $85

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The LEGO® Star Wars™ Kessel Mine Worker minifigure is a great addition to your Star Wars™ collection. It includes a brick-built stand with a nameplate and decorative backdrop. Offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com or telephone orders from 30/11/2018 to 06/12/2018, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $ 85 in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household.

Thanks to everybody who let me know about these offers.

The Australian Warehouse Is Now Fully Operational

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LEGO shared news last week that the Australian warehouse was now fully operational. I hadn’t posted that yet because there was one question I was waiting on clarification on and I’ve just got an answer today. Here’s the lowdown on the Australian warehouse.

Shipping Prices

This is unchanged from what has previously been reported. Orders over $149 will get free standard delivery. Orders under that threshold will be $12.50 for standard delivery.

Express shipping costs $30 for all orders.

Payment & International Transaction Fees

This is what I’d been trying to get an answer on and I’m pleased to tell you that all transactions are now processed locally. This means that you will no longer get a nasty surprise on your credit card for international transaction fees.

Unfortunately at this stage there are no plans to offer PayPal as a payment method.

Delivery Times

Here are LEGO’s official delivery estimates.

State
Standard Delivery Times
NSW1-3 business days
ACT1-2 business days
VIC1-3 business days
QLD1-4 business days
SA2-3 business days
NT2-7 business days
WA3-8 business days
TAS4-5 business days

Those times seem to be fairly accurate from what I have heard.

Promotions

Australia should generally be getting the same promotions as Europe, but this may vary slightly. Here’s LEGO’s official wording: “We will continue offering gifts and special offers. Sometimes they will coincide with the ones offered in Europe, and other times they could be unique.”

Pick-a-Brick Orders

All PaB orders will still be coming internationally and have longer delivery timeframes.

Overall I think these changes will make shopping from the online store a more realistic proposition for more products.

You can find more information on the shipping and handling page of the Australian store.

Double VIP Points & Bonus Minifigure Frame At LEGO Online

Two new offers from LEGO are now live on their online store.

Double VIP Points on all orders

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From October 15th to October 31st get double the normal VIP Points on all purchases. With the lower free shipping threshold now is a great time to get something exclusive you’ve had your eye on.

Free Minifigure Collector Frame

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Spend $85 or more to receive this exclusive LEGO minifigure display frame. The frame is made from cardboard with a 32×32 building plate, 49 elements, LEGO logo tile and an exclusive Beach Party Dude minifigure. The frame can display 16 minifigures in total. This offer also runs from October 15th to 31st.

This frame alone is a pretty nice bonus but in conjunction with the double VIP points it certainly makes for a tempting offer.

Free Mud Trooper Han Solo Now Available

A new month often means a new promotion on the Australian online LEGO store, and this one is likely to be popular with those of you who enjoyed the Han Solo movie.

Free Mud Trooper Han Solo with Star Wars orders over $45

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With the lower shipping threshold it’s more tempting than ever to take advantage of these offers. If you are looking for something to buy to get you over the threshold here are a few sets you might want to consider.

Porg 75230 - New for October.
X-Wing Starfighter 75218 - LEGO are offering double VIP points on this set at the moment.
Yoda’s Hut 75208 - Another set LEGO are offering double VIP points on.
Betrayal at Cloud City 75222 - Now available to non-VIP customers.

You can learn more about the promotion here.
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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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