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R2-D2 Polybag Available At Dreamworld

Dreamworld are holding their annual Stormtrooper event this weekend, and to get in on the celebrations the LEGO store will be offering the Brick-built R2-D2 polybag.

Dreamworld R2-D2 Polybag

You’ll be able to get yours from today (Saturday May 27th) when you spend $120 or more.

This offer will run as long as stock lasts so it could go quickly or run for a little while, it’s hard to know how much stock there is.

May Offer From LEGO Online: Free R3-M2 With Any Star Wars Purchase

Free R3-M2 Set May 2017

May the 4th has come and gone but that doesn’t mean the LEGO Star Wars fun is over.

From yesterday (May 7th) until May 31st you can get a free R3-M2 set with any LEGO Star Wars purchase.

This particular droid features in Rogue One, for those of you who aren’t experts on Astromech droids.

There is no minimum spend on this particular promotion, it just has to be Star Wars. Unfortunately Australia’s shipping costs are high if you aren’t spending $200 or more.

Here are the terms of the offer:
LEGO® Star Wars™ R3-M2™ (40268) offer is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com and telephone orders from 7th May until 31st May 2017, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only. One LEGO Star Wars™ R3-M2™ (40268) per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift.

This offer is not likely to be currently available at Chadstone or Dreamworld.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/free-R3M2-gift?icmp=SW-SHB-DPC-SW-swprim-075

On Sale: 40% Off Star Wars At Myer

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It looks like Myer are making way for some new stock because they have slashed the prices of their existing LEGO Star Wars range by 40%.

It appears that stock is limited so I won’t provide a list here but you can check out what they have on offer on the Myer website.

The Death Star and Millennium Falcon are both excluded from the offer.

This sale runs from today (April 30th) until 11:59pm AEST Saturday 6 May 2017, unless sold out prior. This is an online only offer.

The offer appears to also be running on the Myer eBay store. With coupon C5AUS you can also get an additional 5% off. View the Myer eBay range here.

Thanks to Chris, Richie and Greg for sharing the details of these offers.

May The 4th Offers Now Live At LEGO Online

Star Wars Day – May The 4th – is only a few days away now and to celebrate LEGO have gone live with their LEGO Star Wars offers.

There are a few different things happening, so here are the details and the terms of each.

75144 Snowspeeder VIP Release

Snowspeeder VIP Release

The latest Star Wars UCS set 75144 Snowspeeder is now available for VIPs. You’ll need to be logged in to your VIP account to add this set to your cart. Australian price is $329.99.

Free R2-D2 Set

May 4th 2017 Free Brick Built R2-D2

Spend $120 or over on LEGO Star Wars sets between now (April 29th) and May 6th to get this free brick-built R2-D2 set. As usual this is while stocks last and one per household. Only valid for phone and internet orders. Not available at Dreamworld or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne.

10% Off LEGO Star Wars

May 4th 2017 Offer 10 Off

With so many retail sales on in Australia this offer feels very underwhelming. From today (April 29th) until May 6th 2017 you can get 10% off LEGO Star Wars sets, excluding the Snowspeeder.

With other regions getting selected sets for 40% off this 10% deal is unlikely to win people over by itself.

Thanks to everybody that let me know about this, I had a busy day and didn’t get time to post it this morning.

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

75144 Snowspeeder

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).

On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price On Selected Themes At Toys R Us

Toys R US B1G1HP January 2017

I hope your new years resolution wasn’t to buy less LEGO, because it looks like the temptation of sales isn’t going to ease up at all this year.

Toys R Us have a new catalogue starting tomorrow (January 12th) and running until January 31st 2017. On offer is “Buy one, get one half price” on selected themes. Included themes are City, Duplo, Star Wars and Friends.

If you are buying two identically priced items that discount works out to 25%. If you are buying two differently priced items then the cheaper one will be half price obviously. There have been a few people caught out with this type of sale when buying 4 or more sets. You will need to do multiple transactions to maximise your discount.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here.

New Offers From LEGO Online

Those of you after the free Gingerbread Man minifigure from LEGO will be disappointed to hear that the bonus has sold out. It’s not all bad news though, as there are two new offers available.

Double VIP points

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Double VIP offers are always a good time to pick up those exclusive sets that aren’t available in-store. The Double Points Offer is valid from December 16th to December 26th 2016.

Free Rebel A-Wing Pilot with Star Wars orders over $45

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He’s not a cute Gingerbread Man but this minifigure should be a nice bonus for Star Wars fans. Your free LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot set will be automatically added to your shopping bag with LEGO Star Wars purchases over $45. Available until December 31st or while supplies last.

To further tempt you the 2017 Star Wars sets are now available too. I have heard reports of some of these appearing in stores but not the full range as yet.

Australian Price For 75159 Death Star Confirmed

While people are still divided on the set itself we now have the most important piece of information for anybody still on the fence – the Australian RRP.

75159 Death Star will cost us $799.99. VIPs can order it online from September 15th.

75159 Australian Price

The previous version of the Death Star (10188) was available for $598 during the 2014 Big W Toy Sale. $799.99 is quite the jump in price for a remake just two years later.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Death-Star-75159

Rogue One Set Details

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The first of the Star Wars Anthology films – Rogue One – hits cinemas in December and any LEGO fan knows that no Star Wars property can exist without related sets.

After leaks and speculation we finally have details of the sets including pricing and release dates. These 8 sets will all be available on September 30th.

I’ve included the main image of each set but you can also find a gallery of additional images for each set at the end of the article.

75119 Sergeant Jyn Erso – $39.99

75119 Sergeant Jyn Erso

Opinions On The New Death Star

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You may not be aware of this, but right now there are images floating around online that claim to be the new 75159 Death Star set. I’m not going to repost the images, but for those interested they can be found on reddit, in various threads.

The images may be fake but they do seem to line up with other reports about the set – 75159 is nearly identical to the most recent Death Star set 10188.

It seems that LEGO and Disney are using the same logic as Emperor Palpatine himself – just build the same thing again.

If you talk to any adult LEGO fan long enough there will always be one set that they wish they’d been able to get, and the conversation often goes to remakes or re-releases. AFOLs seem to be generally in favour of remakes but the online reaction to 75159 has been really negative. Should we be happy that LEGO seem open to reproducing a set, or is this just a lazy cash grab and a bad sign for the future? I think there are a few issues at play here…