On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones

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David Jones have just gone live with a surprise 20% off sale.

You will need to get in quick as this is a 48 hour only sale, ending on Thursday night.

Like most David Jones sales there are no exclusions which is great.

You can find the David Jones LEGO range here.

Thanks to everybody who let me know about this.

Review: Xtra 2020 Sets

For the first half 2020 the LEGO Xtra theme returns with two new sets. Late last year LEGO sent me both to check out. After a bit of delay of I’m here to give you the verdict on these little cart fillers.

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I am going to start with the better of the two sets. You can never have enough foliage when you are building LEGO scenes and for that reason alone I really like this set. There is a good mix of trees, flowers and general greenery. I also appreciate that they have included two fence elements.

Your view of this product may depend on your proximity to a LEGO Store, as the PAB walls have been doing a pretty good job of making plant elements available in high quantities. A small PAB cup is going to get you a lot more plants than this set (it will cost more too though).

The brick-built tree is probably not going to blow anybody away in terms of design and execution but I do likethat it is included.

If you aren’t near a PAB wall or just after a cheap pack with a good mix then I highly recommend this set.

40375 Sports Accessories

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LEGO is a Northern Hemisphere company, so it makes sense that while we are sweltering through our summer they release a bunch of wintery sets. Even with that in mind I find this set to be a weird mix of elements.

The Sports Accessories set seems to feature some kind of modified biathlon with skiing and archery instead of shooting. There is also street/ice hockey. It’s weird.

The actual elements are all pretty good and I like the archery stand mini build but honestly who is crying out for these elements? Who is building a moc and thinking “This really needs some hockey goals and/or archery”.

Overall there is one set that’s great and one that is weird. I really want the Xtra theme to continue but hopefully the range in the future can include packs that are more generic. How great would a Castle Xtra set be?

If you are after either set they can be found online here [affiliate link]. You should also be able to find them in your local LEGO store, if you have one.

The LEGO Xtra sets were provided to me by LEGO for review. Opinions expressed are my own.

40th Anniversary Train Promotion Now Live

I know a lot of people have been hanging out for this one…

The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary promotional set is now available at LEGO online.

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To get your set you will need to spend $199 or more. The newly released Fiat 500 will get you part way there.

You can find the details of the promo here.

The promo set is also available at LEGO Certified Stores Around the country. The same minimum spend applies.

You can also get this at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne.

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LEGO Announces 10271 Fiat 500

When it comes to the Creator Expert line, LEGO loves to recreate iconic vehicles. The latest addition to the collection is this little yellow beauty.

Introducing 10271 Fiat 500

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This Creator Expert set features 960 pieces. Beyond the body of the car you also get a luggage rack, suitcase, detailed interior, engine, spare wheel and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. There’s even a ‘painting’ of the car by the Colosseum to complete the Italian feel.

As regular Bricking Around readers will know, I am not a huge car fan. But I think this model looks pretty cute and will obviously go well with the other Creator Expert vehicles.

Let me know in the comments what you think.

The Fiat 500 will be available March 1st for $139.99 here in Australia.

Check out the image gallery and product description below.

On Sale: Up To 30% Off At Myer

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Myer are having a surprise sale to celebrate that this year is a leap year. I don’t know about you but using your extra day buying LEGO seems like a great plan to me.

There are two separate offers today only.

30% off City, Friends and Duplo

Yes these aren’t the most AFOL targeted themes but they are evergreen themes for a reason, and it’s hard to argue with 30% off.

You can check out LEGO City sets here, the LEGO Friends range here and Duplo can be found here.

20% off all other LEGO

If you aren’t interested in one of the other themes then this is your consolation offer. The 20% off range doesn’t, from what I was told by Myer, have any exclusions. The lack of exclusions is just as rare as February 29th.

You can check out the full LEGO listing here.

This might be a great time to stock up on some of the Ideas or Creator Expert sets that are usually excluded. Maybe a Hogwarts Castle too.

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On Sale: 20% Off Creator And Duplo At Target

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It seems that nobody is will to just give us a flat 20% off. Target have a new offer kicking off today and they are doing a discount on just two themes.

From today (February 27th) until March 4th you can get 20% off Creator (including Creator Expert) and Duplo. Not the greatest selection but it’s better than nothing.

You can check out the Creator sets here and the Duplo range here.

Target also has the Technic Land Rover on sale for $259 (RRP $329.99). There is also the Mindstorms EV3 set for $399 (RRP $499.99).

On Sale: 20% Off At David Jones When You Buy 2 or More

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David Jones are usually pretty relaxed when it comes to sales – they’ll chuck a 20% discount on everything and call it a day. Their latest sale however has a little extra qualifier.

Purchase two or more LEGO sets and get 20% off the total. It’s pretty easy to trigger the discount as you can just grab something small to go with your bigger purchases.

The sale is live now (February 27th) and runs until March 1st.

You can find the online David Jones range here.

Official LEGO Minions Set Details

LEGO has today released official details of the LEGO Minions sets. These sets all relate to the Rise of Gru movie that is out soon. Here they are:

75546 Minions in Gru’s Lab (87 Pieces)

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Ready to get inventive with the LEGO® Minions in Gru’s Lab set? The Minions have helped to transform Gru’s basement into a laboratory. Now they’re preparing to have some fun. Watch them create mischief as they slide into the bananas and test out a vehicle on the ramp. See if they can make a vehicle crash into the fence!

75547 Minion Pilot in Training (119 Pieces)

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Take to the skies with LEGO® Minions Bob and Stuart. They’re on a mission to save Gru and are piloting a plane for the daring rescue. Stuart is the pilot and Bob is a flight attendant in the passenger cabin, so it’s sure to be a bumpy ride. Watch out – an accident-prone Minion might fall into the toilet. And don’t forget to find the fart blaster for extra fun!

75549 Unstoppable Bike Chase (136 Pieces)

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The chase is on! Help Gru and the Minions protect the zodiac stone from the villains who want it back. They’ll need to be speedy to outwit the evildoers. Luckily there’s a banana to throw as they ride along. Gru’s taking control of the LEGO® Minions Unstoppable Bike Chase, with Bob helping up front. Meanwhile, Stuart’s enjoying a thrilling ride as he’s dragged along on the rocket skates.

75550 Minions Kung Fu Battle (310 Pieces)

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Join the Minions for kung fu training and celebrations at the LEGO® Minions Kung Fu Battle. First the Minions practice kung fu moves using the weapon rack and rotating wooden dummy. Then they can parade with the Chinese dragon before admiring the pretend ‘fireworks’ stud shooters that fire from the top of the temple. Watch out for the dramatic reveal as Otto appears out of the temple.

75551 Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair (876 Pieces)

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Want to step inside the unpredictable world of the Minions? Well, now you can! Build your favorite Minion then turn it around to reveal their room. Check out the figure version of each character. Put them inside the room to explore the mischievous personality of each Minion. Create inventions with Kevin in the lab or pop Stuart in his bedroom. Then rebuild Kevin into Bob with his kung fu playset.

On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price At Myer [Kind of]

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Hooray! It’s Super Weekend at Myer again.

On offer is, in theory, 50% off your second item when you buy two or more. The way it ACTUALLY works on the Myer website is add two or more items to your cart and you will get 25% off both items. This is actually a better deal than what is advertised.

I am not sure how the discount will be calculated in-store.

This offer ends February 23rd and the following exclusions apply: Creator Expert, Ideas and 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle.

You can find the Myer LEGO range here [affiliate link].

The Mandalorian Trades His Beskar For ABS

At New York Toy Fair LEGO have officially announced two sets related the Disney+ Mandalorian show. AND THEY BOTH HAVE BABY YODA!^

75292 The Razor Crest

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Our first LEGO version of Mando’s ship The Razor Crest is presented here with 1023 parts, making it a medium sized set that will probably come in around the $200 mark. The set comes with The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the Child, plus an IG-11 figure.

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Here are the dot points:

  • Kids can role-play as heroic warrior The Mandalorian and play out action-packed Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes with this detailed, LEGO® brick model of The Razor Crest (75292) starship.
  • This fun buildable toy includes 4 LEGO® minifigures: The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the Child, plus an IG-11 LEGO® figure, all with cool weapons to role-play exciting battles.
  • The Razor Crest has a dual LEGO® minifigure cockpit, 2 spring-loaded shooters, cargo hold with opening sides/access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, sleeping area and detachable escape pod for creative play.
  • This 1,023-piece construction playset offers a challenging build and combines brilliantly with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets. It makes a super holiday gift or birthday present for boys and girls aged 10+.
  • The Razor Crest dreadnought measures over 5.5” (14cm) high, 15” (38cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide. It makes an eye-catching Star Wars: The Mandalorian display piece when it is not being used to transport vital cargo!

75317 The Mandalorian™ & The Child

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For me Brickheadz are hit or miss but I am loving this combination of Mando and the child in his hoverpram. I have to get this one. Here are the dot points:

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and creative kids will love building their own LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of the Child and The Mandalorian (75317), recreating authentic details to create a cool display.
  • The Mandalorian buildable LEGO® figure has signature weapons – a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand – to spark memories of thrilling Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes.
  • Youngsters will love the Child building toy with adjustable ears for different expressions, and its hoverpram ‘floating’ on a transparent LEGO® element. Both construction models have baseplates for display.
  • This 295-piece LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Star Wars™ building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or anytime surprise for Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and LEGO builders aged 10 and up.
  • The Mandalorian measures 3” (8cm) tall and the Child and hoverpram building toy measures 3” (8cm) high – they won’t take up too much space but are sure to make a big impression wherever they are displayed.

Both of these sets are 2HY 2020 releases so I’m not sure when we will officially see them in stores and I don’t currently have Australian pricing.

^ Yes, I know the child is not actually baby Yoda or even named Yoda.