Selected Sets On Sale at LEGO Australia

I’m not sure when LEGO updated their Sales & Deals page but the danish toy company has improved the previous 10% on selected retiring sets to a 30% discount, which is a significant promotion from them.

Many of the sets (currently 26) are still available (only 11 out of stock) so this extra discount will certainly improve the flow of sales.

Remember FREE shipping will be applied with purchases over $200.00 which may not be that hard to do with the bigger sets. If you’re into seasonal sets, both Romantic Valentine Picnic 40236 and Easter Egg Hunt 40237 are priced for $10.49 instead of $14.99 which are D2C (direct to consumer). The Batman Movie 71017 Minifigures are also priced at $4.19 instead of $5.99, just bare in mind that LEGO distribute minifigures randomly. You cannot choose.

As an afterthought, there are a lot of NEXO Knight sets listed…the rumour was proved false previously, but is the NEXO Knight theme losing its own battle?


30% Selected ‘Retiring Soon’ Sets

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VIP Access: 21137 The Mountain Cave

The lucky VIPs now have access to the largest LEGO Minecraft created so far, containing 2863 pieces and light. The cost is $399.99. A price that will put many people off, but if you’re into lots of grey bricks, 2×2 and 2×4 bricks, this set may be for you.

The general public can buy this set from July 1st, but keep in mind all the winter sales starting [australia] now or very soon.

Read more details about the Mountain Cave here.


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LEGO House Tickets Available Now

I’ve just received an email from the LEGO House regarding ticket sales being now live. There are limited tickets available and they will go fast. The first opening day is September 28. LH_WEB_Newsletter_VIP_720x406.jpg

Prices

Adult (13+) 199 DKK ~$40 AUD | ~26 EUR | ~30 USD | ~23 GBP

Child (3-12) 199 DKK ~$40 AUD | ~26 EUR | ~30 USD | ~23 GBP

Toddler (0-2) Free


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This is what you will see when purchasing a ticket

You can also access the complex without a ticket, but you will have restrictions. Here are some of the places you can go.


See the “Home of the Brick” mascots published earlier. 18056061_1322691777766164_2156107674170485042_o

Old Fishing Store Listed in Australia

The Old Fishing Store 21310 has been listed on the Australian online shop for $249.99 AUD. It’s what was roughly expect so no big surprises there. The set contains 2049 pieces, which is the biggest Ideas set created to date.

The final design really stands out. There’s great use of the browns and greens in this model, and a large amount of sand green in the form of 2×1 and 4×1 tiles. The set is made to look messy but shows just how much detail has been put into creating the perfect setting. I wonder how many of the tiled images are stickers or printed on?

You can read the press interview on LEGO Ideas here.

New visuals have been uploaded, so view them below!

LEGO Boost 17101 Creative Toolbox Official Images + Price [Updated]

LEGO Boost, the Mindstorms version aimed for younger people was first talked about in early January. Now LEGO have released official images and listed the category on Shop@Home. The set will be available from August and contains 843 pieces. Expect this model to be above the usual 800 piece price tag because of all the motors and sensors. Prices is the US and Europe are 159.99 so it’s likely that for Australia, it will retail around 240-300 dollars.

Update: The LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (17101) has been listed in Australia for $249.99 with 847 pieces and will be available online from October 1.

You may have already seen some of the images awhile back. Most of them are the same, but there are some new angles we have not yet seen of the set. Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 10.42.02 am

This was part of LEGO’s press release back in January

Includes over 840 LEGO pieces, plus a LEGO Move Hub, Interactive Motor and a Color & Distance Sensor.

Move Hub features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, two encoded motors, activation button, internal tilt sensor and a light.

Interactive Motor is an encoded motor.

Color & Distance Sensor detects distance, motion and color, and can also function as a light.

Check out the cool white, orange and blue color scheme.

Rotate Vernie’s head to activate its shoulder-mounted spring-loaded shooter.

Build the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) and try out the different tool and customization attachments to prepare the vehicle for an array of exciting activities.

Learn how to play a song and rock out with the Guitar4000.

Look after your own pet with Frankie the Cat. Be sure to feed it the right food—or it might get upset!

Construct, code and operate the AutoBuilder to produce real miniature LEGO® models.

Build and code robots and models, and complete exciting activities with the playmat and intuitive LEGO® BOOST app, available for iOS and Android tablet devices.

Easy-to-use intuitive software with icon-based drag-and-drop coding interface.

Building instructions for all 5 models are included with the free LEGO® BOOST app.

This product requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.

Vernie the robot stands over 10” (27cm) tall.

M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

Guitar4000 measures over 1” (5cm) high, 16” (42cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.

Frankie the Cat stands over 6” (17cm) tall.

The AutoBuilder measures over 10” (27cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide.

 

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store 21310 Official Images

This Ideas set achieved 10 000 supporters some time ago and is finally in the spotlight. The official images have been released overnight and show an almost identical model to the first published one.

This set will be released on September 1, and has 2049 bricks.  The price has been put up at USD 149.99 / EURO 149.99 / GBP 139.99. I can only guess that in Australia it will cost around $200.

Here is the official description:

Find all the gear you need for a fantastic fishing trip at the Old Fishing Store! Walk up the steps from the beach into the shop selling fishing rods, hooks, harpoons, diving equipment, oxygen tanks and much more. Climb the ladder to the top of the watchtower and look through the telescope to enjoy the view. Then relax and read the newspaper in the office. Just make sure the cat or seagulls don’t eat the freshly caught fish hanging outside!

The Old Fishing Store is ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.

 

Inspired by a personal passion 

Inspiration for LEGO Ideas projects often come from a very personal place, and Robert’s inspiration to build his Old Fishing Store certainly is no different from this observation. It’s that passion for something familiar that truly shines throughout his set and can be noticed in all the details. Robert elaborates on where this inspiration came from – “Fishing has always been my hobby. From fishing in the Caribbean, where I lived for a while, to fishing in Holland. So you could say that my interest in fishing and my job as an architectural draughtsman came together in this model“.

He adds that “inspiration is very important, so was finding a theme that could help develop the model. I got my initial inspiration from the LEGO Christmas houses and sea villages. I started by doing some sketching on paper, then created a mood board to determine the details and color schemes. Especially the use of the right colors was important in my design“.

When Robert’s Old Fishing Store was approved for production in the fall of 2016, LEGO designer Adam Grabowski took over the project “to make sure that the model lived up to LEGO quality“. It is often a challenging job to respect someone else’s design whilst altering it to fit LEGO guidelines, but Adam says he “tried to stay very true to the original design. That’s what got 10,000 votes and is what the people want. I didn’t want to change much of the original look and there was no reason to do so“.

Adam puts on the hat of an AFOL and adds, “it was great to be able to bring back certain elements like the seagull, and use others like the lobster, that were only previously available in other sets”.

Looking for the images? Here they are.

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