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70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Buying Options

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 01

We are really excited for the 70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow set, which is slowly making itself more widely available. After learning that the set was now available on Amazon, we decided to look at the options.


LEGO Movie 70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow is now available for pre-order, with a shipping date of June 8 2014.

We have done the maths on the Amazon pricing, and  based on Amazon currency conversion (as of time of publication) and shipping to our Brisbane Address the set works out at AU$ 349.50. This is a saving of 10% off the Australian RRP. This is not as good as a local 20% off sale.


Australian retailer Shopforme have the set available for pre-order for $350.99. This price is on par with the Amazon price, and will possible have a quicker delivery time.

Other Australian Retailers

We have received reports of a few sightings of this set at other retailers. It looks like it is slowly making it’s way to stores. With toy sales (hopefully) just around the corner the best option could be to wait. We couldn’t find the set listed online anywhere at this stage.

If you have spotted the Sea Cow anywhere, let us know in the comments.

Update On New LEGO Movie Sets From Amazon

If you needed further proof that Bricking Around readers are some of the best LEGO fans in Australia (we didn’t) then we bring you some great news from one of our readers.

Flumpf has posted a comment on our original article about the new LEGO Movie sets. As you may recall 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship would not ship to Australia. Well Flumpf got in touch with Amazon and they have corrected the issue.

That’s right, thanks to the work of Flumpf you can now get all three of these new sets from Amazon. We have run through the figures on these and included them below. You can get all three sets shipped to Australia for $328.72; around 8% off the Australian RRP.

Shipped From Amazon ($AU)
Saving ($AU)
All Three Sets$239.97$359.97$328.72$31.25

70814 Emmet's Construct-o-Mech

70815 Super Secret Police Dropship

70816 Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!

If you can wait until for a 20% off sale after August, then you could pick them all up for $287.97 AU, which is $40 less than Amazon.

All prices based on standard Amazon shipping option to Brisbane address and Amazon currency conversion option.

The New LEGO Movie Sets Available For Pre-Order From Amazon

The US Amazon site has opened up pre-orders for the new LEGO Movie sets, and it looks like they work out slightly cheaper than the Australian RRP (even after shipping). Amazon has these listed as available June 1, 2014, and according to the Toys ‘R’ Us store that we spoke to these won’t be available in Australia until August. If you simply can’t wait for that Classic Space charm of Benny’s Spaceship then this might be a good option.

These prices do work out cheaper than the Australian RRP, but the best price would be picking these up during a 20% off sale in Australia.

Check out the details below…

70816 Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!

  • Amazon.com price in $US: $99.99
  • Total in $AU: $132.73
  • $AU RRP: $149.99
  • Total saving in $AU:  $17.26
  • $AU During 20% Off: $119.99

Click Here To Pre-Order

70184 Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech

  • Amazon.com price in $US: $59.99
  • Total in $AU: $82.78
  • $AU RRP: $89.99
  • Total saving in $AU:  $7.21
  • $AU During 20% Off: $71.99

Click Here To Pre-Order

70815 Super Secret Police Dropship
At the time of checking this set could not be shipped to our Brisbane address. We will update if this changes.

All of the Amazon.com prices based on standard shipping to a Brisbane address. Prices based on Amazon.com conversion using exchange rate at time of publication. We urge all readers to check the final price if they are considering ordering the products, we want all of our readers to save money.

The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray Details

The LEGO Movie Bluray

We have just received details of the various exclusives that we be available for The LEGO Movie when it is released on Blu-ray in Australia.

The Lego Movie 2D/3D Blu-ray + UltraViolet Limited Edition including Vitruvius Minifigure – Exclusive to Sanity, JB Hi Fi and Virgin

The Lego Movie 2D/3D Blu-ray + UltraViolet Limited Edition including Activity Book - Exclusive to Big W

The Lego Movie Blu-ray + UltraViolet – Available everywhere

The movie is scheduled for release on July 3rd. Pricing will be up to each individual retailer.

The pack including the Virtruvius Minifigure is definitely going to be a popular one. This is an exclusive minifigure that will only be available in this pack. We will keep an eye on the retailer websites to see if the movie is made available for pre-order.

Image via Amazon.com. May not reflect the Australian retail packaging.

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!


Who Won Our Piece of Resistance Givaway?

Thanks to everybody who entered our first ever LEGO giveaway. We had a heap of entries, but unfortunately there can only be one winner…

Congratulations to William L.

Win The LEGO Movie Polybag

We will be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize.

Hopefully we can organise more giveaways in the future.


Meet Emmet At EB Games Stores

Emmet EBGames

Emmet, the star of The LEGO Movie, isn’t just hitting up McDonald’s stores. He is also going to make an appearance at select EB Games stores across the country to celebrate the release of The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Here are the details from the EB website.

The LEGO Movie Videogame is almost upon us and Emmet is hitting the road to celebrate its arrival!

Emmet will be heading into EB stores across Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria for a Meet and Greet – check the list below for times and locations.

Customers who go to Meet and Greet stores on the day will also score bonus double carrots when buying the LEGO Movie videogame!

Check out all the stores included here

The LEGO Movie Happy Meals Now Available At McDonald’s

The LEGO Movie Happy Meal Cups

Now that The LEGO Movie is out in Australian cinemas we are getting some of the promotions that were seen in other parts of the world.

First up is The LEGO Movie Happy Meal toys. There are 8 different character cups available with the Happy Meal website indicating that there will be different cups available each week.

For those of you who don’t like the idea of buying at least 8 Happy Meals, the cups can be purchased separately for $2 each.

There is also a few other bits and pieces, including a great competition.

Win a trip to LEGOLAND© California Resort and an exclusive session with a LEGOLAND Master Model Builder.

All entries bust be received by last mail on the 8th of May 2014. Open to Australian residents 12 year or younger who, in the event they are a winner, are able to participate in the major prize.

Meet Emmet At Your Local McDonald’s Store

Emmet, the star of The LEGO Movie will be appearing at select McDonald’s stores during April. You can find a full list of stores, dates and times here http://www.happymeal.com.au/en_AU/downloads/Meet_The_Lego_Movie.pdf

The LEGO Movie Activity Sheet

Available on the Happy Meal website, you can download and print out this free activity sheet. It includes a word puzzle, maze and a blank Minifigure outline so you can draw yourself as a Minifigure.

All information via http://www.happymeal.com.au/

Finally! The LEGO Movie In Australian Cinemas Today

The wait is finally over! The LEGO Movie is in Australian cinemas today.

In case you missed it, our spoiler free review is here 

There are also quite a few cinemas offering extra’s for people seeing the movie. Here are all the deals we know about so far.

Event Cinemas

The LEGO Movie 3D MasksThose seeing the film in 3D will also receive a LEGO Movie mask to attach to their 3D glasses.

Event Puzzle Cup

They also have a candy bar deal including a LEGO Movie Puzzle cup. We tried to find a larger image but couldn’t track one down.


Hoyts LEGO Movie CupHoyts are offering a LEGO Movie logo cup as part of their candy bar offerings. They are also encouraging people to take photos with their cups

Thirsty? Purchase your very own LEGO MOVIE cup & show us how you use it! Upload your pics to #HoytsAustralia and be part of our LEGO album!http://bit.ly/HOYTSLegoMovie

Hoyts Activity Book

They are also offering a free activity book to those who see the movie before the 6th of April

Village Cinemas

Village Win Trip To Sydney LEGO

Village are giving away the chance to win a trip to Sydney to meet the animators of the film. Click here for details

We have also heard reports that they are giving away The LEGO Movie Polybags as part of a candy bar deal, but we couldn’t find this online. If you spot this deal take a photo and get in touch.

If you spot any other deals and offers let us know so we can share them.

On Sale – Myer LEGO Sale, Competition And Giveaway

Myer Toy Heroes April 2014

Looks like there is a lot happening at Myer this month.

As part of their Toy Heroes sale, they are reducing the prices on a variety of LEGO sets including The LEGO Movie sets. Most of the featured sets are reduced by 20%.

They are also running a pretty amazing competition and have a LEGO Movie related giveaway that is available in-store and online.

The Sale
The sale is on now, and runs until 27th April 2014. The deals are available online and in-store. Click here for the catalogue, or here to view the offers online. We have a list of the sets reduced below.


The Competition
Myer are also giving away the chance to meet LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught.

For your chance to WIN AN AFTERNOON FOR TWO LEARNING BUILDING SECRETS WITH RYAN MCNAUGHT (AKA ‘THE BRICKMAN’) – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CERTIFIED LEGO PROFESSIONAL. Simply purchase any LEGO building set and present your MYER one Card at your favourite Myer store or online at myer.com.au to go into the draw. Looking for a more rewarding way to buy this? Click Myer Visa Card to find out more.

The Giveaway
Spend $75 or more on LEGO in one transaction you will receive a set of 5 limited edition LEGO Movie collector cards.

Myer LEGO Movie Card Giveaway