60266 Ocean Exploration Ship – Should you buy it?

There is a lot going on in LEGO City. There’s a lot of crime, way too much fire and some very odd characters (according to the LEGO City Adventures TV show). Quite often the LEGO City sub-themes that step away from that urban setting end up having the most interesting sets. That is no exception with 2020′s ocean exploration range.

Developed in partnership with National Geographic, the 2020 Ocean Exploration sub-theme contains a range of sets that celebrate the exploration of our oceans.

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Today, I am going to be checking out the flagship of the theme (pun intended) Ocean Exploration Ship 60266 and answering the question… Should you buy it?

10278 Police Station is 2021′s new Modular Building

January 1st is traditionally the day the new modular building goes on sale, which means late November or early December we get official details. Well that is exactly what is happening now…

Introducing 10278 Police Station

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The latest modular comes in at 2923 pieces and 5 minifigures. As expected it will be released on January 1st 2021 with an Australian RRP of $299.99.

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It’s always fun to see if a new modular will be split or a corner but in 2021 we are getting a single straight building. When I say single I just mean that it’s a single base plate; there are actually 3 different sections. The main section is obviously the police station, but you also get a donut shop taking up a small section on the left, and on the lower right section you get a news stand.

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The front façade is a little misleading as the donut shop is wider at the rear than the front, while the news stand takes up part of the lower level but the police station extends behind it.

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While police may not be having the best year in terms of PR I am quite impressed with this one. As always there are a heap of photos and the press release below.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Black Friday deals

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne has a range of offers for Black Friday. Some are online only, while others are happening in-store as well.

One of the more interesting offers is 100 minifigures (500 elements) for $350. That’s a lot of minifigures.

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You can find details of all the sale here. But here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer…

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Amazon’s Black Friday Deals

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Here’s what is happening with Amazon for Black Friday 2020…

Up to 30% off RRP on selected LEGO Creator and Architecture
A nice selection of Creator and Architecture sets on sale.

Up to 30% off RRP on selected LEGO Mario sets
A great offer for anybody after something from the Mario range.

New offers may be going live at different times over the weekend.

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LEGO’s Black Friday Starts Tonight

At 11:59:59 PM AEDT tonight LEGO’s Black Friday offers should go live. Here’s your round-up of everything on offer.

Free Charles Dickens Tribute

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Spend over $209 and you’ll get the awesome Charles Dickens Tribute set.

VIP Only Free Chariot

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LEGO VIPs will get a free Chariot set when they purchase the Colosseum. Which brings us to…

Colosseum Release

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The biggest LEGO set ever is officially released this black Friday. Update: The Colosseum is now available.

Sets on sale

There will also be a number of sets for 20% off. I don’t know which ones yet but I’m excited to find out. Update: I shouldn’t have been too excited. It’s a bit of random mix. You can find the sale sets here.

You can find all the details of the Black Friday offers here.

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Get a Creator Treehouse for $19

eBay is having a limited time sale on one set. This will go quick so hurry, go!

You can get Creator 31078 Treehouse for just $19. You’ll need the code PBSTE76 at checkout.

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Get yours here.

UPDATE: GONE.

Target Black Friday deals – At least 20% off

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It’s Thursday, which obviously means it’s time for Target’s Black Friday deals to go live.

First up there is a range of sets that have some deep discounts. It’s a bit of an eclectic mix and it will probably disappear throughout the day. Surprisingly it’s just all junk that Target wants gone – there’s some good sets in there – I’ve included a list below.

You can find that range here.

Everything else? That’s 20% off. Simple. You can check out the full Target LEGO range here.

The offer runs from today (November 26th) until 9th of December.

On Sale: 25% off at David Jones

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It’s only Wednesday but we’ve already got what may be the best Black Friday deal this year.

David Jones is currently offering 25% off all LEGO. That’s right, a good discount and no exclusions.

You can check out their LEGO range here.

The sale ends November 30th.

LEGO Botanical Collection coming in 2021

It’s that time of the year where we start getting details of next years sets, and pictures have shown up online for an exciting new range – The Botanical Collection.

There are two sets in the range…

10280 Flower Bouquet

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10281 Bonsai Tree

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No official details as yet but don’t they look awesome? I’ll share more once I know it.

VIP Weekend is here!

LEGO’s special weekend event for VIPs is now live. There are three different offers to take advantage of…

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FREE Charles Dickens Tribute

With purchases over $209 (Check out my review here)

FREE buildable VIP brick

With purchases over $279.*

DOUBLE POINTS

Get double VIP points on all purchases, all weekend.*

These VIP offers end on Sunday or while stocks last.

What exactly can you buy? Yes a lot of stuff is out of stock but there are a few things worth getting. This link gives you a good look at the exclusives.

You can check out the VIP weekend details for yourself here [affiliate link].

Just as an FYI I don’t know what the Black Friday offers will be and can’t tell you if they’ll be better or worse.