On Sale: Buy One, Get One Half Price At Myer

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Myer is having another Super Weekend sale! On offer is a pretty common deal for Myer – Buy one, get one half price. If you are a regular Bricking Around reader though you’ll know the way it works is actually a little better than that online.

Add at least two items to your cart and you’ll get 25% off everything.

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

Of course this wouldn’t be a Myer sale without a list of exclusions. Here’s what you can’t get with this offer – Creator Expert, Ideas, 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle And 76139 Batmobile.

This is a Super Weekend sale so naturally it ends on Sunday July 19th.

Thanks to Chris for the reminder on this.

Review: LEGO House Exclusive – The Wooden Duck

Have you been thinking about befriending a Dane, but for some reason never got around to it? Now is probably the time to do it.

In June LEGO announced the first set in a new range of LEGO House exclusives. The range will only be available to purchase in person at LEGO House in Billund. I am sure you can appreciate that this makes the set incredibly hard to get – particularly with international travel being little more than a fantasy at the moment.

The team at LEGO House offered to send me one of these sets to review and it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up. Let’s see if this set is good enough to get LEGO House added to your 2021 (hopefully) travel plans.

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The Wooden Duck is not a huge set and you should be able to get it assembled in one session, if you are able to set aside a couple of hours.

Even though it’s not a huge build I was quite impressed by the techniques that are used throughout. While at first glance this appears to be a pretty simple build, hidden behind the wings are quite a few technic elements.

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There is also a lot of SNOT building to get the curves to match that iconic wooden version.

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I really love the finished model. With the included display stand it makes a great display piece. While not every body who sees this on display in your house is going to understand the history, it’s still a great conversation starter.

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Just like the original, this duck features a quacking play feature – pull it along by the included string and as wheels turn the beak will open and close. The mechanism works really well but the only issue I had was that the wheels don’t have a lot of grip so if you pull this along a hard surface it may just slide rather than spin the wheels.

As great as this set is I kind of hate that it’s an exclusive. Far too many of these sets are going to end up stuck in a cupboard, hidden away as a collectors item. To me that is the antithesis of what the wooden duck represents. The wooden duck was created because kids deserve great toys. They are meant to be played with. If you somehow manage to get your hands on one of these sets I hope that you will open it, build it and play with it. Let a kid pull it around your floor so it can quack as it rolls along.

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New LEGO Certified Store Coming To Charlestown NSW

I have just spotted a very interesting LEGO related job listing on Seek – A store manager for the Charlestown Shopping Centre LEGO Certified Store.

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I don’t know a lot about Charlestown, New South Wales so I can’t tell you if it’s a good location for a LEGO store or not. Hopefully some readers can fill me in on that part of the country.

The job listing specifically mentions an August start date so it seems New South Wales’ latest LCS isn’t too far off.

If you happen to live in that part of the state and are looking for a retail job you can find out more about the position here.

Hopefully the Alceon team can provide some more information about the store soon.

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Step Back In Time With 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System

I don’t know what to say other than this is amazing! Celebrate the classic Nintendo Entertainment System with this amazing LEGO re-creation of the gaming icon.

71374 Nintendo Entertainment System – Available August 1st for $349.99

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The set features a full featured NES, controller and a vintage TV – That TV even includes a scrolling Mario level play feature.

Did I mention this thing is amazing?!

Check out the official product description and additional images below.

Double VIP Points Now Live

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From today (July 13th) until July 19th you can get double VIP points on all of your LEGO.com orders.

It certainly makes some of those exclusives a little more tempting doesn’t it?

Head over to LEGO.com now and get shopping. [affiliate link]

Let me know in the comments if you are getting anything.

German IKEA store accidentally gives us a first look at the IKEA X LEGO collaboration

It appears that over the weekend an IKEA store in Germany got a little too eager and put out a bunch of Bygglek products several months early. Not familiar with the name Bygglek? Well that is the name given to the range of IKEA products created in collaboration with LEGO.

There were a few different products put out.

Large Box

The large box measures 35cm x 26cm x 12cm. The lid features a large studded area while the sides have a small cut-out studded area.

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Small Box

The smaller box measures 26cm x 18cm by 12cm. Like the larger box it features a studded surface on top of the lid and studded cut-outs on the sides.

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Combo Pack

The combo pack will give you 3 containers – 1 larger 17cm x 6cm and two smaller 13cm x 6cm.

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LEGO Parts Pack

As part of the partnership LEGO will be releasing a Bygglek set that contains a selection of parts and minifigures.

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These images come via the German site stonewars.de where you can find some additional information and a heap more images. What do you think of the range? I hope there is more than just the containers, but we’ll have to wait and see.

LEGO Announces New Art Range

Are you a very serious adult LEGO fan, looking for some artwork to class up your house? LEGO has you covered with this new range of artistic creations.

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The LEGO art range is a collection of 48×48 stud mosaic builds that will each set you back $200 here in Australia. Each set has parts to build a few different variations – for example the Iron Man set will allow you to build on of three suits. The Iron Man and Sith sets allow you to create larger mosaics if you choose to buy 3 of those particular sets.

To enhance the building experience each set comes with a podcast to listen to while you create your set.

If that wasn’t enough to get you over the line each set includes a new double width brick separator!

Check out more detail and images of each set below…

Mickey & Minnie or a Crocodile – Which July 1st release are you excited about?

There are just a few hours left in the first half of 2020, which means that two big exclusives will be available very soon…

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Which of these sets are you most excited about? Anybody planning to get both?

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No General Release For Monkie Kid In 2020

In the new LEGO catalogue for the second half of 2020 there was one whole theme that seemed to be missing – Monkie Kid.

I decided to get in touch with LEGO Australia to see if there was a particular reason for that. It turns out that there is… Monkie Kid will not have a regular retail release in 2020.

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What does this mean? If you want to get some of the Monkie Kid sets you are going to need to head to LEGO.com directly [affiliate link] or head in to your local LEGO Certified store. It also means that there isn’t much chance of getting these sets at a discount.

I was informed that currently there are no set plans for 2021, so future waves may or may not be released. Also it’s possible that plans can change and somebody will be stocking Monkie Kid in the future, but the current plan is definitely no general release.

On Sale: 20% Off At Target

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Once upon a time Target proclaimed to have the “greatest toy sale on Earth”. These days things are a bit less hyperbolic.

Kicking off today is a regular 20% off LEGO (and a range of other toys). The offer is available both online and in-store until July 15th.

You can check out Target’s range here.