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LEGO Announces 76161 1989 Batwing

Has your 1989 Batmobile been looking a little lonely on your self? Well fear not because today LEGO is officially announcing a new addition to your fleet of bat-vehicles…

Introducing 76161 1989 Batwing

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Coming in at 2363 pieces the final model measures over 11cm high, 52cm long and 58cm wide.

Interestingly LEGO have integrated the new piece from the Art range which will allow you to wall mount your Batwing. This is a great addition and I can’t wait to see how LEGO utilise it in future builds.

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Of course you can’t have a Batman set without the caped crusader himself but he doesn’t come alone in this set. You also get The Joker and Boombox goon minifigures.

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Here in Australia it will set you back $299.99 when it’s release for VIPs on October 21st. General release is November 1st.

Check out the official press release and additional images below.

On Sale: Various Offers At Myer

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Both Big W and Target have opted to keep things simple for their September school holiday sales. Myer on the other hand? Well they have opted for an eclectic mix of random offers and discounts. Offers which will get even more confusing when they inevitably launch an exclusion filled Super Weekend tomorrow.

Here are the offers. This article contains affiliate links. Also I have no idea when these offers end.

Discounted Barracuda Bay

The Pirates of Barracuda Bay is one of the random sets that is on sale. As something usually excluded it’s good to see a discount on this. Down to $269 from $299.99. Find it here.

20% off the following themes:

25% off Trolls

There are only a few sets but the Trolls range is 25% off. Find them here.

Other Adult Collector discounts

Myer also has a new Adult Collector catalogue out. Some sets are discounted. Some aren’t. It’s not really clear. You can check it out for yourself here.

 

Cantina Now Available for VIPs

After a false start last night the Mos Eisley Cantina is now available for VIPs. Not sure about the Lightsaber promo at this stage.

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Get yours from here for $529.99 [affiliate link]

On Sale: 20% Off At Target

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Target are getting in on the 20% off action from tomorrow.

This is another flat discount so you don’t have to worry about exclusions.

The offer runs from September 17th until October 7th.

Check out Target’s LEGO range here.

On Sale: 20% Off At Big W

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a flat 20% off sale at Big W bit from tomorrow that is exactly what is on offer.

From September 17th to 30th Big W are offering 20% off all toys including LEGO.

You can check out their LEGO range here.

Reminder: Cantina available tonight for VIPs

Update 2 – 10am 16/09: I have spoken to LEGO Australia and they aren’t sure why this was changed. It’s been escalated to the global team but due to timezones it might be a while before I get any response.

UPDATE: So it seems LEGO changed the date? The website is now saying available September 17th while the press release originally said the 16th. Maybe stay up until midnight but if it doesn’t become available head to bed.

By this point in time we all know that the Australian LEGO warehouse holds about 10 of each popular new release set, so I can say with some confidence that the 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina set is going to sell out during the VIP pre-release. That VIP pre-release should start in just a few hours at midnight AEST.

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You’ll be able to get yours from here when it goes live for $529.99 [affiliate link]

Mix Up Giveaway Results

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I know that a lot of people have been hanging out for the results of the Bricking Around Mix-up giveaway.

It was a tough one to decide as there were so many fantastic entries. In total there were 48 different ideas submitted. I am blown away by the talent of the Bricking Around community and I’m definitely going to have to try and do more building challenges in the future. I wish I could have given away 20 prizes for this one.

After a lot of deliberation I narrowed it down to my top four and here they are in order…

(You can check out all of the entries at the end of this post)

LEGO to trial paper bags in 2021

If you’ve ever built a LEGO set you’ll know that when you open up a box of LEGO the pieces aren’t the only plastic you’ll find.

The plastic packets used to separate and group the elements have been a point of concern for a lot of people. It does feel pretty wasteful when you build a big set and have a heap of plastic bags at the end of it.

Today LEGO are announcing a potential remedy to this issue – paper bags!

In 2021 LEGO will be trailing paper bags in selected sets. I think this is a great move and I hope it works out.

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You can check out the official announcement of this and other sustainability objectives below.

You can put LEGO on your pants now

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Today LEGO and Levi’s have officially revealed the details of their collaboration. It’s weird and a bit unexpected. Is it also great? It’s probably not for me. But you might love it. Here’s the details.

The new collaboration features a range of classic Levi’s products, all with soft rubber LEGO panels attached. The panels are made of the same material as the DOTS bands. I found the bands to have really good clutch power despite being soft and flexible so your custom designed clothes should be safe.

Here is the items that will have the LEGO panel sewn in: a vintage stonewash Levi’s® Trucker Jacket, a Dad Crop Trucker Jacket, 501® ’93 Straight Jeans, and a lineup of hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, and accessories. Customisation pieces from the collection will come with a Levi’s® and LEGO Group branded bag of 110 LEGO® DOTS, so that fans have a playful canvas for self-expression with endless options.

If the idea of having actual LEGO on your clothes isn’t your thing, there will also be a number of graphic tees released too.

Here are the Australian prices for the range. It’s certainly not cheap.

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Check out the gallery of everything below.

Welcome to Mos Eisley Cantina

Today LEGO has officially revealed details of the newest Master Builder Series Star Wars set…

Welcome to 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina

Available from 16th September for VIPS. October 1st for everybody else. $529.99 RRP.

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Coming in at 3187 pieces, 21 minifigures and a Dewback this set is huge – standing at over 19cm high, 52cm wide and 58cm deep when opened.

Honestly I think it’s best if you check out all the images and the official press release below.