It’s go time for the 2021 releases

All of the January 1st 2021 sets should be available now! Good luck to your wallets.

The Vintage Car GWP set is also adding to the cart with orders over $169.

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I know a lot of people are excited for these three…

But here’s the full list to make it easier…

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Theme
Set #
Name
Price
Link
18+10278Police Station$299.99View
Duplo10941Mickey & Minnie Birthday Train$49.99View
Duplo10943Happy Childhood Moments$169.99View
Duplo10953Unicorn$15.99View
Duplo10955Animal Train$29.99View
Duplo10957Fire Helicopter & Police Car$15.99View
Duplo10958Creative Birthday Party$89.99View
Classic11013Creative Transparent Bricks$49.99View
Classic11016Creative Building Bricks$79.99View
Minecraft21164The Coral Reef$15.99View
Minecraft21170The Pig House$79.99View
Creator31111Cyber Drone$17.99View
Creator31112Wild Lion$22.99View
City31113Race Car Transporter$32.99View
Creator31114Superbike$32.99View
Creator31118Surfer Beach House$79.99View
Art31202Disney's Mickey Mouse$179.99View
Friends41439Cat Grooming Car$15.99View
Friends41443Olivia's Electric Car$22.99View
Friends41444Heartlake City Organic Café$49.99View
Friends41447Heartlake City Park$69.99View
Friends41448Heartlake City Movie Theater$79.99View
Friends41449Andrea's Family House$119.99View
Friends41662Olivia's Flamingo Cube$14.99View
Friends41663Emma's Dalmatian Cube$14.99View
Friends41664Mia's Pug Cube$14.99View
Friends41665Stephanie's Cat Cube$14.99View
Friends41666Andrea's Bunny Cube$14.99View
Friends41691Doggy Day Care$32.99View
Friends41692Vet Clinic Rescue Helicopter$32.99View
DOTS41909Mermaid Vibes Bracelets$9.99View
DOTS41910Ice Cream Besties Bracelets$9.99View
DOTS41918Adventure Bracelets$9.99View
DOTS41921Extra DOTS - Series 3$5.99View
DOTS41923Monster Bracelets$9.99View
DOTS41924Secret Holder$29.99View
DOTS41925Secret Boxes$29.99View
DOTS41926Creative Party Kit$39.99View
DOTS41934Starlight Bracelets$9.99View
Technic42116Skid Steer Loader$15.99View
Technic42117Race Plane$15.99View
Technic42118Monster Jam® Grave Digger®$32.99View
Technic42119Monster Jam® Max-D®$32.99View
Technic42122Jeep® Wrangler$89.99View
Technic42123McLaren Senna GTR™$89.99View
Technic42124Off-Road Buggy$199.99View
Technic42125Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”$299.99View
Disney43186Bruni the Salamander Buildable Character$17.99View
Disney43189Elsa and the Nokk Storybook Adventures$29.99View
Disney43191Ariel's Celebration Boat$44.99View
Disney43192Cinderella’s Royal Carriage$59.99View
City60275Police Helicopter$15.99View
City60276Police Prisoner Transport$32.99View
City60277Police Patrol Boat$79.99View
City60279Fire Hazard Truck$15.99View
City60280Fire Ladder Truck$32.99View
City60281Fire Rescue Helicopter$49.99View
City60282Fire Command Unit$79.99View
City60283Holiday Camper Van$32.99View
City60284Roadwork Truck$15.99View
City60285Sports Car$15.99View
City60286Beach Rescue ATV$15.99View
City60287Tractor$32.99View
City60288Race Buggy Transporter$32.99View
City60289Airshow Jet Transporter$44.99View
City60290Skate Park$49.99View
City60291Family House$79.99View
City60292Town Center$159.99View
City60304Road Plates$32.99View
City60305Car Transporter$44.99View
City60306Shopping Street$119.99View
Minifigures71029Series 21$5.99View
Mario71380Master Your Adventure Maker Set$89.99View
Mario71381Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion Set$39.99View
Mario71382Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge Expansion Set$49.99View
Mario71383Wiggler’s Poison Swamp Expansion Set$59.99View
Mario71384Penguin Mario Power-Up Pack$12.99View
Mario71385Tanooki Mario Power-Up Pack$12.99View
Mario71386Character Packs – Series 2$5.99View
Ninjago71730Epic Battle Set - Kai vs. Skulkin$15.99View
Ninjago71731Epic Battle Set - Zane vs. Nindroid$15.99View
Ninjago71732Epic Battle Set - Jay vs. Serpentine$15.99View
Ninjago71733Epic Battle Set - Cole vs. Ghost Warrior$15.99View
Ninjago71735Tournament of Elements$49.99View
Ninjago71736Boulder Blaster$69.99View
Ninjago71737X-1 Ninja Charger$79.99View
Ninjago71738Zane's Titan Mech Battle$99.99View
Ninjago71742Overlord Dragon$49.99View
Star Wars75295Millennium Falcon™ Microfighter$15.99View
Star Wars75299Trouble on Tatooine™$44.99View
Star Wars75300Imperial TIE Fighter™$69.99View
Star Wars75301Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter™$79.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76168Captain America Mech Armour$19.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76169Thor Mech Armour$19.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76171Miles Morales Mech Armour$19.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76172Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown$17.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76173Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage$32.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76174Spider-Man's Monster Truck vs. Mysterio$79.99View
Marvel Super Heroes76175Attack on the Spider Lair$129.99View
Harry Potter76382Hogwarts™ Moment: Transfiguration Class$39.99View
Harry Potter76383Hogwarts™ Moment: Potions Class$39.99View
Harry Potter76384Hogwarts™ Moment: Herbology Class$39.99View
Harry Potter76385Hogwarts™ Moment: Charms Class$39.99View

So long 2020, you sucked

What a year.

I am sure most people would agree that 2020 was a year full of challenges. That was no exception for me and by extension Bricking Around.

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At the start of the year I had to step away from the site for a while as I dealt with a personal matter. It took a while for me to get back to things and to be honest the site isn’t back to where I wanted it to be going in to 2020.

Of course there was also a global pandemic. Being from Brisbane this wasn’t as bad as it could have been and was for others. I hope that the situation in NSW improves rapidly.

I want to thank each and every Bricking Around reader who came to the site in 2020. It honestly means a lot knowing that people might enjoy what I’m doing here.

What’s the plan for 2021?

More timely reviews

Looking at my pile of Jan 1st review sets I’m not holding out a lot of hope for this one but it’s good to have goals. Hopefully in 2021 I can get reviews out before they become irrelevant.

Videos

I really want to start producing video content in 2021. I know I’m not going to be the next great YouTube LEGO personality but I want to try and share my views on stuff in a new format.

Engaging content

My goal is always for people to enjoy what I’m doing, so in 2021 I really want to create content that is fun and interesting and worthy of sharing.

Great sales coverage

LEGO sales are the bread and butter of Bricking Around and I really want to refocus my efforts on getting the Bricking Around community the best LEGO deals possible.

Fun

LEGO is meant to be fun. So more than anything in 2021 I want to have fun with LEGO.

Bonsai and Flower Bouquet are $89.99 each, available Jan 1

LEGO has today officially revealed details of the Botanical collection. We’ve already seen pics of these but we now know that both sets have an Australian RRP of $89.99 and will be released January 1st. Check the links below for more details of each set.

10281 Bonsai Tree


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10280 Flower Bouquet


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Which of these two are you most excited for, or are you planning to get both?

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Over 100 sets coming soon – Which ones are you getting?

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January 1st will not only bring an end to 2020, it will also see a heap of new LEGO sets released. With over 100 sets listed on the LEGO website as coming soon there is plenty to consider. Will you invest in the new road plate system in LEGO City? Or is the latest modular on your wish list?

Below you’ll find a table of all the coming soon sets with Australian pricing. The catalogue isn’t out yet so we don’t know exactly when these sets will hit stores (hopefully the catalogue will be out early in the new year).

Let me know in the comments what you are planning to get.

Crazy Monkie Kid prices at Target

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Monkie Kid was a theme that when it was released had no regular retail release planned. Now, it’s almost 2021 and the sets are hitting the stores now. But from what I’ve heard there is A LOT of them and Target are already offering deep discounts.

There is up to 50% off some of these sets so I suggest you check out the range. Obviously stores are closed today but these online prices should be in-store too when you can get in there.

The online range can be found here.

Thanks to everybody who emailed me about this

Merry Christmas

2020 has been a rough year, I hope you all have time today to do whatever it is that makes you happy.

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Amazon’s Boxing Day sale is live now

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It’s only Christmas Eve but Amazon have already gone live with a heap of Boxing Day deals! There are a few different LEGO offers currently active and possibly more going live over the next few days.

Here’s an overview of what I can currently see…

Save on selected sets

This one is a bit of a random mix of stuff.

Up to 22% off selected Star Wars and Harry Potter

A very small selection across these two themes.

Up to 30% off selected City, Creator and Architecture

Again, a very small selection

Up to 29% off selected LEGO

Another random mix. There’s some Mario stuff in this batch.

Up to 31% off selected Friends and Duplo

A couple of the larger Friends jungle sets are included and could be worth checking out.

This article contains affiliate links.

Thanks to Matt for the heads up.

On sale: Up to 30% off selected sets at Amazon

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It’s currently that awkward period where the pre-Christmas sales have mostly wrapped up and the post-Christmas ones haven’t really kicked off yet. But don’t worry, because Amazon is here with some discounts.

This is a bit of a random line-up of sets but I’ve definitely seen worse sales.

You can check out the range for yourself here. [affiliate link]

Please note that you probably won’t get these delivered by Christmas. If you want to take a gamble on it you can though.

Rejected LEGO Ideas projects to get second chance on BrickLink

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LEGO has today announced a new initiative that may give hope to anybody who has felt the bitter disappointment of seeing their favourite Ideas submission rejected.

Going forward, a project that reaches 10k votes but is not made in to an official set might be moved over to the BrickLink Designer Program. This means the set will be produced and packaged up but will have a very limited release through BrickLink.

Not every rejected project will get the BrickLink Designer Program treatment and that is still at the discretion of LEGO (who own BrickLink now). One fairly obvious caveat is that any licenced projects won’t be eligible for the BrickLink Designer Program.

LEGO will be testing out the concept by going back through the archive of rejected 10k projects and selecting some for a pilot. LEGO hasn’t announced which previous projects will be the first to get the BrickLink treatment but expect announcements about this in 2021.

You can read more about the plan here on the LEGO Ideas blog.

On Sale: 20% off at Myer

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You are probably cutting it close for delivery of online orders but if you do still have some Christmas shopping to do then you might want to give this one a look.

This weekend is a Super Weekend at Myer with 20% off most LEGO. There are of course exceptions: Art, Creator Expert, Ideas, Super Mario, 51515 Mindstorm, 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, 76139 Batmobile And 42115 Lamborghini Sian Fkp 37. I feel like that list gets longer every time I post it.

If you are after something not on that list you can find the Myer LEGO range here. [affiliate link]

The sale ends on Sunday night.