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.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the LEGO dads out there. Hope you all get spoilt with some uninterrupted building time.

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LEGO accidentally reveals UCS Cantina and Elf Clubhouse

The Korean LEGO Facebook page has accidentally shared our first look at the UCS Mos Eisley Cantina and Elf Clubhouse.

Both sets are yet to be officially announced, but in the meantime enjoy these small previews…

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On Sale: 21% Off with eBay Plus

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eBay is having a 21st birthday event during September. If you are an eBay Plus member the first offer that may interest you is 21% off selected items.

The “building toy” category doesn’t feature a lot of items but it’s still worth a quick look. As always make sure the pre-discount price isn’t unreasonable.

You can find what is included here. [affiliate link]

To get the discount you’ll need to enter the code PARTY21 at checkout.

The offer ends at 23:59 (AEST) on 12 September 2020 and is only available to eBay Plus members. Maximum discount of $300 per transaction. Multiple items may be purchased in 5 transactions (up to a maximum of 10 items per transaction).

Ninjago Meets D&D

Ninjago. A theme so popular that even LEGO couldn’t kill it. A theme that has now been running for 9 years. A theme that had it’s own big screen adaptation. Surely, by this point, the people at LEGO are well and truly out of ideas? Nope.

The 2020 Ninjago sets represent something new and in my opinion is really interesting.

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When the Ninjago sets for the second half of 2020 were revealed they promised that you would be able to use the sets as the basis of a board game experience. That sounded pretty interesting so I made sure to include one of those sets in my latest LEGO order. The set that I got was the smaller of these board game sets – 71717 Journey to the Skull Dungeons.

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This set comes in at 401 pieces and has an Australian retail price of $49.99. Being a Ninjago set it’s easy to find at cheaper prices (see the end of this post for some links).

LEGO Announces 75978 Diagon Alley

I am not sure why they are only announcing this a few hours before it becomes available but here we are…

Introducing 75978 Diagon Alley

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This massive set features 5,544 pieces and when built measures over a metre long.

Based on the first appearance of Diagon Alley in the first Harry Potter film, the set includes an impressive lineup of 14 minifigures: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Ginny, Molly Weasley, Ollivander, Fred and George, Gilderoy Lockhart, Lucius Malfoy, Hagrid, Florean Fortescue, the Daily Prophet photographer.

The set includes the following shops: Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, the Daily Prophet™, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™. This is a modular design so each shop is separate.

There are so many details to this so you really need to check out the images below.

This set will be available here [affiliate link] on September 1st, for an Australian price of $599.99. I don’t know if this will go live exactly at midnight but I’d probably be staying up to check if you really want this one.

I received one of these just a few days ago so stay tuned for my review soon.

Gallery and official set description below.

Time is running out to enter Bricking Around’s mix-up giveaway

This your friendly reminder that all entries in this competition must be submitted by September 5th.

I recently got a delivery of LEGO sets to review. Then a few days later I got a second delivery containing most of the same sets again. This is not so great for LEGO Australia, but it’s fantastic news for the Bricking Around community.

I got on to LEGO and let them know that there was a mix-up and asked what should I do with the extra sets. LEGO very generously said I didn’t have to send them back, but I had to do something with them. Rather than reviewing each set twice I am giving away the extras to one lucky Bricking Around reader.

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Inspired by LEGO’s mix-up I want you to create your own mix-up. What does that mean? I want to see multiple LEGO ideas or themes mashed up in to something new. What about a modular building made out of only Technic elements? Or LEGO Friends meets Classic Space?

You can build an example of your idea with real bricks; build it digitally; or you can even just submit some sketches or a logo design. This is all about your idea and making the concept clear – the best executed idea will win the full prize pack, worth over $700 RRP.

Submit your mash-up ideas here.

Entries close September 5th 2020.

Check out the FAQ’s below.

Did somebody say LEGO Baby Yoda?

It looks like somebody somewhere has stuffed up and put 75318 The Child out ahead of its official announcement. Obviously official details are yet to be provided but look at that cute little 50 year old!

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Hopefully LEGO will send out an official press release soon.

Should you buy it – 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R

The Ducati Panigale V4 R set has been hard to track down since it was released, with it regularly going out of stock as soon as it appears on LEGO.com. I guess that indicates that there are a lot of people out their interested in this one. Well if you are still on the fence I am here to answer the very simple question – should you buy it?

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Razor Crest Available From Amazon Australia

Been hanging out for the Mandalorian’s awesome Razor Crest? Well you may be interested to know that it is now available to purchase from Amazon Australia – and slightly below RRP too!

The set can be yours for $172.22 instead of the RRP price of $199.99

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Get yours here. [affiliate link]