Latest LEGO Ideas review results – Third 2020 Review

The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and I sure hope LEGO is getting a good price on red sharpies..

Of the 25 sets up for review just one has made it through… Motorised Lighthouse.


Here’s what LEGO had to say about the result:

A huge congratulations to Sandro Quattrini (aka Roses Must Build) as his Motorized Lighthouse recreation has been selected as the next LEGO Ideas sets. Sandro’s lighthouse is a timeless beacon that evokes a sense of adventure and mystery. To top it off the LEGO Group has never created one with such incredible details and at such a scale!

Final model, pricing and availability still to be determined.

Meanwhile here’s an overview of all the projects that didn’t make it.


What do you think of the result?

More info can be found on the LEGO Ideas blog.

All the Amazon Prime Day deals

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As the Amazon Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members they aren’t showing up on the Amazon Deals page. So, here’s a round up of what’s on offer.

26% off RRP on selected LEGO Harry Potter, Star Wars and Super Heroes sets

33% off RRP on selected LEGO Creator Expert

33% off RRP on selected LEGO City and Creator

34% off RRP on selected LEGO sets

34% off RRP on selected LEGO DOTs, DUPLO, Disney and Friends

26% off RRP on selected LEGO Technic and Speed Champions

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 71043 – $515.00

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Amazon Prime Day is June 21 and 22

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Amazon doesn’t have a lot of regular sales like the other retailers but there are a few times where they do make a big deal about discounting stuff. One of those sales is Amazon Prime Day which this year is 2 days.

That’s right from 12:00:01 AM June 21st until 11:59:59 PM on June 22 you will be able to find a range of offers.

If you are new to Amazon sales the LEGO deals will usually roll throughout the day with different themes discounted at different times. Also themes are weirdly bundled like “20% off Friends and Technic”.

If you can, regularly check the Amazon Prime Day page throughout the day or better yet keep checking the Bricking Around Amazon deals page (which updates hourly).
Update: The Amazon deals page doesn’t show Prime Day prices because of the way the sale works.

To take advantage of the offer you’ll need to have Amazon Prime but there is a 30 day trial.

Let me know if you get any great deals.


Don’t forget to complete the Bricking Around Reader survey for your chance to win over $1000 worth of LEGO


Time is running out to complete the Bricking Around reader survey! If you haven’t already completed it make sure you do so before June 30th.

I would love to know more about the Bricking Around community, so I have created a quick survey. To make it a bit more exciting everybody who completes the survey will go in the draw to win a MASSIVE prize pack consisting of three amazing sets – The LEGO Ideas Blacksmith, the modular Police Station and Ninjago City Gardens. One lucky Bricking Around reader gets all 3 sets, worth over $1000.

Complete the survey here.

You’ve got until the end of the day on June 30th to complete the survey.

Thanks to LEGO for providing the prize for this giveaway.

LEGO adidas shoe but this time its LEGO and not an actual shoe

Today LEGO has officially revealed details of 10282 adidas Originals Superstar – the latest product to come from the LEGO x adidas collaboration.

Unlike previous creations from the pair this one is an actual LEGO set.


For $159.99 you can build one shoe and put it on the included display stand. It comes with an actual shoelace which is pretty neat. You can also build it as either a left foot or right foot.

As you can maybe tell this is not one for me, but I’d love to know what you think of it.

The set will be released on July 1st. [affiliate link]

Check out additional images and the press release below.

Reminder: Big W Toy Sale kicks off tomorrow morning


Just a friendly reminder that the Big W Toy sale starts online tomorrow morning (June 15th) at 7am AEST.

You can find a list of all the LEGO offers below, including the details of the second catalogue that was released.

If you don’t want to join in on the inevitable website crash then the sale starts June 17th in-store. It will run until July 14th.

Both catalogues can be found here.

Build the little things

There is a temptation as an AFOL to only really focus on the big flashy stuff, the stuff with 18+ listed on the box or a really high part count. But what if I told you that a $20 set could still provide a compelling experience? What if I told you there were two $20 sets worthy of an AFOL?


The two sets that I am looking at today are 40468 Tuk Tuk and 40469 New York Taxi.

Official Details of 21327 LEGO Ideas Typewriter

Great news for Tom Hanks today^ with the official announcement of 21327 Typewriter – the latest LEGO Ideas set.

I wasn’t sure about this one when it was first approved and to be honest, I am still unsure about it.


This 2079 piece set features some very faithful typewriter inclusions such as a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to the carriage which moves across as you type, as well as a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. I got that from the press release. I have no idea what that means.

A special feature of this set is that each one comes with a letter written and signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, chairman of the LEGO Group.

If you are somebody who fits on that Venn diagram overlap of LEGO fans and Typewriter fans then you’ll be able to grab this set for $329.99 when it is released on 16th June 2021 via LEGO VIP early access. Full availability from 1st July.

Check out additional images and the press release below.

^Tom Hanks is a well known collector of typewriters.

On sale: 25% off at David Jones

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David Jones have launched a new offer that might be worth checking out.

From today (June 9th) until Monday June 14th you can get 25% off all full priced LEGO. As always with a David Jones sale you won’t see the discount until items are in your cart.

You can view the David Jones range here.

Thanks to Chris for the heads up.

Big W Toy Sale 2021 – All the LEGO Deals


It’s that time of the year again where we find out what Big W is offering up in their annual toy sale.

The catalogue was mailed out to Big W email subscribers tonight and I’ve compiled a list of all the sets so you can see what is a great deal and what is just average.

The Big W 2021 toy sale starts June 15th online, and June 17th in-store. It will run until July 14th.

If you want to check out the catalogue for yourself you can find it here. My breakdown of everything on sale is below.