On Sale: Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price At Myer [25% Off]

Myer Super Weekend March 2015

Myer are having another Super Weekend sale and hidden among the clothes and makeup offers is one of the better LEGO deals that Myer offer.

From today until Sunday you can get 25% off most LEGO when you buy two or more items. It’s advertised as 50% off your second item but Myer still haven’t coded their website properly so you’ll get 25% off everything as long as you have at least 2 eligible items in your cart.

This type of sale probably leads to a weird spike in the sale of DOTS bands.

You can check out the full LEGO range here. [affiliate link]

As usual there are exclusions to the offer: Creator Expert, Ideas, and 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle and 76139 Batmobile.

Thanks to Nichole and Chris for letting me know about this.

All The Interesting Stuff From The 2HY Catalogue

The LEGO Catalogue is always a source of interesting information and the 2HY 2020 catalogue contains quite a few interesting little bits and pieces.

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Here is the interesting stuff I spotted…

Friends play cubes return in September with a summer theme

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In 2021 we are getting half-width 2 packs of DOTS bands, perfect for sharing with your BFF

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A new minifigure series (rumoured to be Harry Potter) will be released in September

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The Harry Potter Advent Calendar is back for 2020, released in September (along with the City, Friends and Star Wars ones)

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Some previously unseen Technic sets have been revealed!

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It also gives us the retail release schedule for the rest of the year. I’ve kept this pretty generic because a lot of the stuff is already out…

Set/Theme
Release
DuploJune
CreatorJune
Disney PrincessJuly
FriendsJune
Friends Summer Play CubesSeptember
Friends Advent CalendarSeptember
DOTSJune
DOTS Double Pack Narrow Bands2021
CityJune
City Air RaceSeptember
City Advent CalendarSeptember
Hidden SideJune
Minifigures (Harry Potter?)September
76153 Avengers HelicarrierJuly
76152 Avengers Wrath of LokiJuly
76167 Iron Man ArmouryAugust
76164 Iron Man Hulkbuster vs A.I.M AgentAugust
76151 Venomosaurus AmbushJuly
BatmanJuly
Jurassic WorldJune
Super MarioAugust
NinjagoJuly
Harry Potter - 75979 HedwigJune
Harry Potter - 75980 Attack on the BurrowJune
Harry Potter - 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy TowerJune
Harry Potter - 75967 Forbidden ForestJuly
Harry Potter - 75968 4 Privet DriveJuly
Harry Potter - 75966 Hogwarts Room of RequirementJuly
Harry Potter - 75981 Advent CalendarSeptember
Star WarsAugust
Star Wars Advent CalendarSeptember
Technic - 42113 Bell Boeing V-22 OspreyAugust
Technic - 42112 Concrete Mixer TruckAugust
Technic - 42114 6x6 Volvo Articulated HaulerAugust

You can check out the catalogue here.

LEGO House Limited Edition Set The Wooden Duck Revealed

During a media event taking place today in Billund, LEGO has officially announced the new LEGO House Limited Editions range. Sets in this new range will be sold exclusively at LEGO House. The first set in the collection is…

40501 The Wooden Duck

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The Wooden Duck is an iconic part of LEGO’s history. One of the many wooden toys created by Ole Kirk Kristiansen. It is actually the wooden duck that led to the Only the best is good enough motto that LEGO still uses today.

Unfortunately this fantastic set won’t be easy to get here in Australia. It seems to be time to make friends with somebody in Denmark!

Check out the official details below.

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Official Details of LEGO Star Wars Sets Coming Soon

The Skywalker Saga might have come to a close but that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting new LEGO Star Wars sets. LEGO has today officially revealed the details of all the sets for the second half of 2020. Some of these we have already seen and others we are seeing for the first time. All of these sets will be released on August 1st, except the advent calendar that will be released on September 1st.

Here are all the details…

75288 AT-AT™ - $249.99

1267 Pieces

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Relive the Battle of Hoth and other classic Star Wars™ trilogy scenes with this AT-AT (75288) LEGO® building kit for kids! Different sections of the All Terrain Armored Transport vehicle open up for easy play, and it has spring-loaded shooters, plus a speeder bike inside. Fans will also love authentic details such as a winch to pull up Luke and his thermal detonator element.

The Empire vs. Rebel Alliance
This action-packed set includes 6 LEGO minifigures – Luke Skywalker, General Veers, 2 AT-AT Drivers and 2 Snowtroopers. They all have weapons, including Luke’s Lightsaber and the Snowtroopers’ tripod gun, to inspire Star Wars role-play missions. A wonderful gift idea for any LEGO Star Wars collector, it’s great for solo or group play.

75291 Death Star™ Final Duel - $169.99

775 Pieces

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Kids can play out the epic Death Star Final Duel (75291) between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader with this LEGO® Star Wars: Return of the Jedi building set. Emperor Palpatine’s throne room has many cool features to inspire creative fun, including a LEGO minifigure Force-jump function. The stairs and bridge can also be collapsed, and Darth Vader can throw the Emperor in the reactor shaft just like in the classic scene.

Role-play action
This Death Star construction kit offers a testing building challenge and includes 5 LEGO Star Wars™ minifigures with Lightsabers and force pikes for fans to role-play action-packed battles. It also comes with a code to unlock a character in the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.

View the rest of the sets below.

Play Cubes are a great introduction to the world of LEGO Friends

Sometimes as AFOLs we overlook one fact about LEGO – There are new LEGO fans every year. Every year countless kids will make the transition from Duplo or 4+ sets to the standard LEGO range. It’s with that in mind that I think these play cubes are genius.

The LEGO Friends play cubes serve as a brilliant introduction to the world of LEGO Friends. LEGO Friends is a theme with clearly defined characters, each with their own interests. Having a series of vignettes for the characters just makes sense.

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Each play cube features two sides each with small LEGO builds. The cubes themselves feature a glittery side and a solid colour. Each cube has a different solid colour.

The key elements of each cube are two 2×6 bracket plates that attach to the sides and provide platforms to build on.

There are stickers for each of the cubes, with the rear wall of the coloured sides featuring a large sticker to add extra detailing. The sticker sheet also include a bunch of extra stickers for you to do your own decorating.

LEGO Releases Details of The Full Super Mario Experience

LEGO have just released official details of the full LEGO Super Mario line up. There’s the starter set that we already knew about but now we’ve got heaps of details about all of the expansion packs. There are a LOT of sets and this is going to be an expensive theme to collect all of. Are you in?

71360 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course (RRP $89.99 AUD)71360_lifestyle_envr

Expansion Sets

71362 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Guarded Fortress Expansion Set (RRP $79.99 AUD)

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71363 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Desert Pokey Expansion Set (RRP $29.99 AUD)

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71364 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set (RRP $29.99 AUD)

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71365 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (RRP $49.99 AUD)

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71366 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set (RRP $49.99 AUD)

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71367 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set (RRP $49.99 AUD)

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71368 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set (RRP $99.99 AUD)

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71369 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (RRP $149.99 AUD)

71369_lifestyle_envr71376 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Thwomp Drop Expansion Set (RRP $59.99 AUD – available only with select retailers)

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71377 – LEGO® Super Mario™ King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set (RRP $69.99 AUD – available only with select retailers)

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LEGO Announces 43179 Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters

After getting an unintended sneak peek a few days ago, LEGO have today shared the official details of the huge buildable Mickey & Minnie Mouse set.

Introducing 43179 Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse

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This 1739 piece set will enable you to build your own Mickey & Minnie figures as well as a range of fun accessories for them. Each figure comes on a filmstrip style stand with their respective signatures.

These things are big - Mickey stands 36cm high and Minnie stands 35cm high.

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The set also includes a brand new LEGO colour: 363 – TR. Brown with Opalesence. I am not sure exactly where this is used but I suspect it is in the camera.

Released as part of the new 18+ range, you will be able to get your Mickey & Minnie from July 1st. Australian RRP is $279.99.

Check out a heap of additional images, the official press release and product description below.

10277 Crocodile Locomotive Coming July 1st

The last Creator Expert train set was the Horizon Express, released all the way back in 2013. Sure train fans have had other sets to help keep them busy but now there is something new. Coming soon under the new 18+ categorisation is…

10277 Crocodile Locomotive

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The Crocodile locomotive comes from Switzerland and according to the included plaque was in operation from 1918 – 1986.

You will be able to add in Power Functions elements to turn this from a display piece in to a fully functional train, including app control.

I didn’t get a full press release for this just confirmation that it will be released on July 1st. Australian price is $169.99 and according to LEGO Australia will be a David Jones exclusive (and probably the LEGO certified stores).

What do you think of this one?

Sneak Peek At Buildable Mickey & Minnie Mouse

Some sneaky people managed to find an interesting image on the LEGO server – our first look at buildable Mickey and Minnie Mouse figures. I don’t know when this set will be released but if the image is already up on LEGO’s site it can’t be too far off.

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Hopefully I will get some more official details soon.

In terms of first impressions – what do you think?

LEGO Announces New Mindstorms Robotics Kit

LEGO Mindstorms is a hugely popular platform that teaches countless kids around the globe about robotics. Now for the first time in 7 years LEGO is introducing a new product to the Mindstorms range…

Introducing 51515 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor

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This 5-in-1 set comes with 949 pieces including a range of Powered Up elements – the key to bringing the creations to life. The cornerstone of this new product is the Intelligent Hub.  The new Intelligent Hub is an advanced yet simple-to-use device featuring 6 input/output ports for connecting a variety of sensors and motors. The Hub can also be used with LEGO Technic and System elements to create fun robots, dynamic devices and other interactive models.

The hub features:

  • LED 5×5 matrix
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6 axis gyro/accelerometer
  • Micro USB port for connectivity with compatible devices
  • Speaker
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery included

The other Powered Up elements included are:

  • Colour sensor – able to distinguish between eight colors and measures reflected and ambient light from darkness to bright sunlight
  • Distance sensor – detects obstacles, programmable LED ‘eyes’ and an integrated 6-pin adaptor for third-party sensors, boards and DIY hardware.
  • 4 x medium-angular motors feature low-profile design, integrated rotation sensor with absolute positioning

As mentioned this is a 5-in-1 set which means you get instructions for creating 5 different models: