Charlestown Square LEGO Store Opens Tomorrow

Great news for LEGO fans in the Newcastle area – the Charlestown Square LEGO Store officially opens its doors tomorrow morning at 9am.

Of course the world is a lot different now so the store will be taking all of the required precautions with the opening. Don’t except a huge crowd rushing in to the store at 9am. When you arrive at the store there will be a QR code for you to scan so that you can join a virtual queue. You will then be notified by text when it is time to make your way back to the store. Shoppers are also asked to please remember to practice social distancing by keeping 1.5m from others and use the hand sanitiser provided. Masks must also be worn when in store.

If you get to the store tomorrow I’d love to hear your thoughts.

On Sale: 40% off your second item at Myer [20% off]

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It’s time for another Super Weekend at Myer. Although this one seems a little less super than some of their previous ones.

On offer is 40% off your second item when you buy two or more. This type of sale has offered 50% off your second item in the past, but 40% off is better than nothing.

Once again it seems that Myer have coded this sale oddly online. Adding a high priced set and something like a DOTS bracelet should give you 20% off every item in your cart.

I do have some bad news though – Myer have updated their exclusions list to make it longer. Here’s everything that isn’t included in this sale and presumably all future sales: Art, Creator Expert, Ideas, Super Mario, 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, 76139 Batmobile And 42115 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37.

You can check out Myer’s LEGO range here. [affiliate link]

The sale ends Sunday August 23rd.

Charlestown Square LEGO Store is having a preview event

Have you been hanging out for the opening of New South Wales’ latest LEGO store? If so you may be excited to learn that they are having a special preview event.

Dates: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th August 2020
Times: 10:00AM – 5:00PM (1hr sessions).

Plus, spend over $199.99 and RECEIVE A FREE GIFT (valued at $29.99).

To reserve your spot, go to: https://bitly.com/LEGOCharlestown.

There are VERY limited spots available so get in quick.

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The votes are in and a new AFOL book is coming soon

You may recall a little while ago I posted about a LEGO Ideas fan vote on the subject of a new AFOL focused book. There were three options and I can announce today that the winning book is…

The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks

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This book is available to pre-order via the book crowdfunding site Unbound, but it isn’t going to be cheap.

You can read the official announcement below.

On Sale: 25% Off Harry Potter At Myer

Myer is having a special one day only deal on all Harry Potter merchandise. Surprisingly this does actually include the LEGO Harry Potter range.

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You can check out the range on offer here. [affiliate link]

This sale ends at 11:59 PM AEST tonight so get in quick.

Unfortunately I can’t see a listing for Hogwarts Castle on the Myer website, but it probably would have been excluded anyway.

LEGO Announces 60271 Main Square

Pictures of this one have been floating around for a little while but now we have official details and honestly they aren’t great.

Introducing 60271 Main Square – A City set that has about 1000 less pieces than this year’s modular but somehow costs $30 more.

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This set, released on September 1st, features 1517 pieces and 14 minifigures. It also has an Australian RRP of $280. Not a typo.

Included in the set is a city hall, city square park, concert stage, classic diner and a tram station. You also get vehicles including a stretch limousine, a motorbike and a handyman wagon. Finally there is not a monorail, despite the implication from the box – you get a trackless tram instead.

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You can find more details of the set here. [affiliate link]

As you might be able to tell I’m not overly impressed. What do you all think?

FYI – The NES is back in stock

UPDATE: And it’s gone. I refreshed the page just before I hit post and it was still in stock but it seems to have gone again.

Just a quick FYI for anybody that missed the original release - 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System is back in stock at LEGO.com

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Get yours here before they disappear again. [affiliate link]

On Sale: 20% Off at David Jones

David Jones is back with a flat 20% off everything. Hopefully this works a little better than the disaster of the their last member sale.

To get your 20% off all you need to do is add items to your cart. The offer ends August 18th.

You can find David Jones’ LEGO range here.

Thanks to Scott for the heads up.

On Sale: Selected sets reduced at Target

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Target have a new catalogue out with a particularly modest range of LEGO sets included.

The sale starts today (August 6th) and runs until Wednesday August 26th. It is available both online and in-store (if you are able to get in to a store).

You can check out the catalogue for yourself here or see the list of included sets below.

Win over $700 worth of LEGO with Bricking Around’s mix-up giveaway

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.

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