On Sale: Selected sets on sale at Myer

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It looks like Myer is having a modest sale on a few sets that are normally excluded from their offers.

There are 4 Creator Expert sets, Stranger Things and the Marilyn Monroe Art set. It’s a weird mix.

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

This offer ends November 1st.

On Sale: 20% off at Big W

Big W are having a surprise 48 hour online “digi sale”. This is great news for us LEGO fans as part of that sale is 20% off toys – including all of their LEGO.

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This sale is live now and ends at 11:59 PM AEDT tomorrow (October 22nd).

You can find the Big W online LEGO range here.

It may also be worth checking Amazon as they will probably match most of the Big W prices. [affiliate link]

Thanks to Taylor for the heads up

Reminder: 76161 1989 Batwing goes on sale for VIPs tonight

Just a friendly reminder that the VIP release for 76161 1989 Batwing should go live at midnight AEDT tonight, or some time around then.

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This one could sell out so if you are wanting this before Christmas I probably wouldn’t want to gamble with a second batch between now and then.

You can order yours for $299.99 from here. [affiliate link]

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Victoria to get it’s third LEGO store

While Victorians have been having a difficult time with COVID lockdowns, things aren’t all bad… you’ll soon have a third LEGO store to hit up later this year.

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The new store will be out to the West at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

Check out the official press release below.

So your kid won’t shut up about LEGO Mario – The parents’ guide to the LEGO Mario Expansions

Christmas is fast approaching and somehow your kid has learned about the existence of LEGO Mario. Now they will stop at nothing to get LEGO Mario. Perhaps you got the starter set and thought that would be enough, but you were wrong. Now your kid won’t shut up about LEGO Mario and getting all of the expansion sets.

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If you were to go out and get all of the expansion sets at RRP then you are going to be up for $871.75 (including all 10 different character packs). That may be an option for some people but I know that it’s not realistic for everybody.

Thanks to LEGO I’ve had a chance to get hands on with all of the expansion sets, so I am here to tell you what’s good, what’s bad and the type of kid that each set is going to appeal to. Hopefully in the process I can save you some money and provide a bit of sanity.

Firstly, if you haven’t already got it you will need the starter course set. This is the only way to get the LEGO Mario figure. If you shop around you can pick this up for $79 or less rather than the $89.99 RRP. This is your cover charge to get in on the world of LEGO Mario. I have done a separate post about just that set that you can find here.

For each set I will examine how it will appear to 3 different types of kids:

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The cuteness connoisseur – These are the kids that only care about one thing; that the sets are cute. They don’t care as much about how many coins you get or specific play features.

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The action kid – These are the kids that love the things that they can slam around, stuff that sends pieces flying across your table.

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The coin collector – The kids who want the highest score possible. The ones who will tweak their layouts to get every possible coin from each run.

Let’s dig in to each of the expansion sets, starting with the cheapest and finishing with the big ticket items.

On Sale: 20% off at Myer

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It’s time for another Super Weekend at Myer. They like to mix up the offers but this one is a nice simple 20% off. With exclusions of course – it is Myer we are talking about.

From today (October 16th) until October 18th you can get 20% off all LEGO except for 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]

Thanks to those who reminded me about this one.

Mindstorms Robot Inventor now available

Do you want to build a robot?

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Update

It looks like Kmart has this for just $449. That’s a way better price! Thanks to Matt for the info.

The latest Mindstorms robotic kit 51515 Robot Inventor is now available to purchase from LEGO Online.

The product is not cheap at $549.99 but that does get you a lot of different sensors and motors.

Get yours here for $549.99. [affiliate link]

Have you got some awesome robotics projects lined up? Let me know what cool stuff you’ve got planned with this kit.

eBay Plus 1 Hour Sale – 20% off from 8pm to 9pm tonight

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In an attempt to distract you from Amazon Prime Day, eBay are launching a special one hour only sale for eBay Plus members with 20% off a huge range of items.

I am not sure how great the LEGO offers will be but it’s certainly going to be worth checking out. It’s such a limited time sale you won’t want to stuff around.

You’ll need the code PLUSFLASH at checkout.

Head over to eBay here to check out the deals. [affiliate link]

Amazon Prime Day kicks off now

Amazon Prime Day has officially started! The two day event sees Amazon offer a range of discounts today and tomorrow (October 13 & 14).

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In years past there have been some great LEGO deals so check back regularly throughout the day. I’ll do what I can to update this post and Facebook with any awesome deals that pop up.

If you are going to take part in Prime Day please consider going via a Bricking Around affiliate link like this one. Affiliate links mean that a percentage of your order helps support Bricking Around at no cost to you.

Here are the initial offers

Save up to 25% off Star Wars.

Save up to 25% off RRP on Lego City, Creator and Architecture.

This link should show all LEGO Prime Day deals

DAY 2 OFFERS

Save up to 25% off Technic and Cars

Save up to 25% off RRP on LEGO Duplo, DOTS and Friends

Should you buy it? 75979 Hedwig

After my first taste of the world of Harry Potter with Diagon Alley I am back with my second Wizardy set review.  As part of my latest order from LEGO I decided to add in 75979 Hedwig simply because it seemed to be really popular. It’s also pretty cool looking.

In the opinion of somebody who doesn’t know his butterbeer from his Buckbeak, should you buy it?

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