Should you buy it – 10271 Fiat 500

While LEGO Technic gets a heap of praise for their expensive reproductions of supercars, the Creator Expert line has been pumping out amazing versions of iconic cars for years.

The latest addition to the Creator Expert car range is an icon of Italian motoring, the Fiat 500.

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Dovresti comprarlo? Read on to find out (Google translate tells me that’s Italian for Should you buy it?)

LEGO Sets Available At Aldi Today

Apologies for not posting this earlier, I thought the offer went live on Saturday rather than today.

If you head in to your local Aldi today you’ll be able to pick up one of three LEGO sets for $49.99.

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The sets on offer are City Garage, Ninjago Jay’s Storm Fighter and Arctic Scout.

These are slightly older sets so you probably won’t find them in other stores.

Behind the scenes of the Extreme Bake-Off finale

After 10 weeks of extremely delicious competition tonight we will crown the Extreme Bake-Off champion. Good Morning Heartlake had the chance to head along to the taping of the final. Here’s your exclusive behind the scenes look at the epic baking action.

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On team Banana we have Stephanie. A contestant who has blown us all away not only with the taste of her cakes but also with the beautiful decorating. “The decorating part is something that I spent a lot of time perfecting before coming on the show. My friend Emma is an amazing artist, so I think I picked up some artistic flair myself just by being around her.”

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Over on team Apple we have David. The dark horse of the competition who has shocked us all with crazy flavour combinations that somehow all work. David definitely didn’t rate himself before coming on the show. “I was just a guy that liked cakes. Then I started making cakes. I never thought I’d get this far.”

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Master Baker Lillie isn’t surprised that Stephanie and David will be battling it out in the final. “These two have really been stand-outs so far in the competition. Stephanie has very impressive technical skills while David is like some whacky scientist. They couldn’t be more different and it’s going to be a very interesting final.”

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Big W Toy Sale 2020 – Bonus Deals

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Big W has today released a new Toy Sale catalogue with a few extra LEGO offers. This one has the big stuff that is going to strike fear in to your bank accounts.

Both Hogwarts Castle and the Millennium Falcon are available at over 20% off RRP.

The offers are online only so they may be tricky to get. I suggest checking very early when the clock ticks over to June 16th.

You can find this additional catalogue here or see the offers below. The main Big W toy sale details can be found here.

LEGO Classic is still the perfect family fun

LEGO has a lot of themes. There are original IPs and a diverse range of licensed products. In all of that there is one theme that often doesn’t get the love it deserves – LEGO Classic.

As part of an order from LEGO I decided to add in 11008 Bricks and Houses. With a young son who is getting more and more interested in “dad’s LEGO” I thought I’d revisit the classic building experience that starts so many lifelong love affairs with the brick.

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11008 Bricks and Houses is one of the smaller Classic boxes available, coming in at 270 parts. The parts that you do get are a nice mix focused on building small buildings. Of course you aren’t limited to that but you get things like wooden arched doors that lend themselves to buildings.

LEGO Masters Season 3 Casting Now

I know that several past LEGO Masters contestants are readers of Bricking Around and it could be your turn next! The team behind LEGO Masters are currently on the hunt for LEGO fans aged 15 or over who would like to appear on Season 3.

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If you watched along and thought you could do a better job then it’s time to step up and give it a go.

The online application form can be found here.

For any Bricking Around fans who seriously think they have what it takes feel free to send me a message via the contact form as well as submitting your application. I am happy to pass on your details to the casting producer and put in a good word for you (if you read Bricking Around you have to be an awesome person).

Should you buy it – 31105 Townhouse Toy Store

What if I told you there was a LEGO set that gave you the modular building experience but at a smaller scale and at a much lower price? An amuse-bouche modular if you will. Well if that has caught your interest then read on while I answer the question…

Should you buy the Townhouse Toy Store?

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If you are looking for a small scale modular experience then yeah I think you should buy it. If you are wanting a great set to give a younger LEGO fan, then again yes you should buy it. If you want to create a large city display without having to try and fill it with full sized modulars? Yes buy it.

To be honest I can’t really think of a circumstance where you shouldn’t buy it.

New Releases Now Listed At Amazon

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Amazon Australia have added listings for a heap of the new June releases. Prices seem pretty good for most of the sets, comparable to Kmart pricing for the most part.

Note that Amazon acts as a marketplace so once the Amazon AU sold item sells out you’ll see listing from other sellers. Check the price and seller before you make a purchase. Prices were accurate at the time I collated the information but Amazon often adjusts stuff.

Also some of these sets are “temporarily out of stock” so will be shipped when they become available.

This article features affiliate links.

 
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Set #
Name
AU RRP
Amazon Price
Amazon Discount
Link
City60261Central Airport$79.99$61.0924%View
City60262Passenger Airplane$159.99$122.0724%View
City60263Ocean Mini-Submarine$15.99$15.990%View
City60264Ocean Exploration Submarine$49.99$39.7620%View
City60265Ocean Exploration Base$119.99$91.5424%View
City60266Ocean Exploration Ship$179.99$137.3424%View
Creator31107Space Rover Explorer$69.99$53.3924%View
Creator31108Caravan Family Holiday$119.99$91.5624%View
Creator31109Pirate Ship$159.99$122.0724%View
DC Super Heroes76158Batboat The Penguin Pursuit!$19.99$19.990%View
DC Super Heroes76159Joker's Trike Chase$69.99$60.2814%View
DC Super Heroes76160Mobile Bat Base$149.99$129.1714%View
DOTS41907Desk Organiser$29.99$28.296%View
DOTS41911Go Team! Bracelet$9.99$9.990%View
DOTS41913Bracelet Mega Pack$39.99$33.7416%View
DOTS41914Creative Picture Frames$29.99$26.9510%View
DOTS41915Jewelry Box$29.99$26.9510%View
DOTS41916Extra DOTS - Series 2$5.99$6.000%View
DOTS41917Magic Forest Bracelet$9.99$9.990%View
DOTS41919Power Bracelet$9.99$9.990%View
Duplo10919Batcave$39.99$36.688%View
Duplo10922Ariel's Undersea Castle$39.99$36.688%View
Duplo10924Lightning McQueen's Race Day$49.99$43.7812%View
Duplo10930Bulldozer$12.99$12.990%View
Duplo10931Truck & Tracked Excavator$29.99$27.0710%View
Friends413984+ Stephanie's House$49.99$39.7620%View
Friends41421Baby Elephant Jungle Rescue$29.99$25.7414%View
Friends41422Panda Jungle Tree House$49.99$39.7620%View
Friends41423Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue$69.99$53.4024%View
Friends41424Jungle Rescue Base$159.99$122.0824%View
Friends41425Olivia's Flower Garden$15.99$15.990%View
Friends41426Heartlake City Park Café$29.99$25.7414%View
Friends41427Emma's Fashion Shop$49.99$39.7620%View
Friends41428Beach House$79.99$61.0924%View
Friends41429Heartlake City Airplane$89.99$68.6624%View
Friends41430Summer Fun Water Park$179.99$137.3424%View
Friends41432Alpaca Mountain Jungle Rescue$89.99$68.6624%View
Friends41433Party Boat$159.99$122.0824%View
Harry Potter75966Hogwarts Room of Requirement$29.99$28.176%View
Harry Potter75967Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter$49.99$43.0514%View
Harry Potter759684 Privet Drive$99.99$86.1014%View
Harry Potter75969Hogwarts Astronomy Tower$179.99$155.0014%View
Harry Potter75979Hedwig$69.99$60.2814%View
Hidden Side70433J.B.'s Submarine$29.99$25.7414%View
Hidden Side70434Supernatural Race Car$49.99$39.7620%View
Hidden Side70435Newbury Abandoned Prison$59.99$46.0323%View
Hidden Side70436Phantom Fire Truck 3000$99.99$76.3024%View
Hidden Side70437Mystery Castle$159.99$122.0724%View
Marvel76152Avengers Wrath of Loki$89.99$77.5014%View
Marvel76153Avengers Helicarrier$199.99$172.2214%View
Ninjago70685Spinjitzu Burst - Cole$15.99$15.990%View
Ninjago70686Spinjitzu Burst - Kai$15.99$15.990%View
Ninjago70687Spinjitzu Burst - Lloyd$15.99$15.990%View
Ninjago71703Storm Fighter Battle$49.99$39.7620%View
Ninjago71704Kai Fighter$79.99$61.0524%View
Ninjago71705Destiny's Bounty$199.99$152.5924%View
Ninjago71717Journey to the Skull Dungeons$49.99$39.7520%View
Ninjago71718Wu's Battle Dragon$29.99$25.7414%View
Ninjago71719Zane's Mino Creature$79.99$61.0324%View
Ninjago71720Fire Stone Mech$99.99$76.3024%View
Ninjago71721Skull Sorcerer's Dragon$119.99$91.5624%View
Ninjago71722Skull Sorcerer's Dungeons$169.99$129.7024%View
Super Mario71360Adventures with Mario Starter Course$89.99$89.001%View
Technic42107Ducati Panigale V4 R$89.99$77.5014%View

Happy New LEGO Day

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Today is June 1st, which means that a heap of new LEGO sets are released. This year there seems to be a bit of a challenge with finding stock in stores but hopefully those issues will be resolved in the coming weeks.

To give you a quick recap of what’s available I’ve included a table below that should have everything. It seems the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is already out of stock – you Technic fans don’t muck around do you?

Let me know in the comments what new sets you are getting and where you’ve decided to grab it from. Perhaps you are waiting for the Big W toy sale.

Big W Toy Sale 2020 – All The LEGO Deals

I think Big W are the only retailer that still go to a lot of effort for a big mid-year toy sale. Despite all of the challenges that 2020 has presented, this year’s sale is still going ahead.

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With the catalogue now officially available I’ve collated all of the LEGO deals so you can see what is worth getting and what’s worth leaving on the shelf.

The Big W toy sale kicks off online on June 16th and in-store on June 18th. The sale runs until July 15th so you’ve got plenty of time.

Check out the catalogue for yourself here and see all the details in the table below. Please note that discount and discount percentage are based off RRP and not regular Big W pricing. There are a lot of sets included so you may want to use the search function on the table to find what you are after.