With The LEGO Movie out in cinemas, Australian toy retailers are keen to jump in on the bandwagon while hype is at an all time high for everyone’s favourite building blocks toy. Here’s a roundup of LEGO sales in Australia for the month of April 2014. If you saw the movie and wanted to pick up (literally) some parts of the movie for your own collection, this month is a pretty decent time to do so.
Update 24/4: Myer has another 20% off sale till the 27th. Toys R Us gets 20% off as well.
UPDATE 10/4: Myer now has a Buy 2 get 3rd toy free sale, and Target enters the fray with a 20% off toys sale.
Toys R Us (Catalogue: 23 April – 13 May)
Toys R Us has a sweet 20% off all LEGO sale till the 13th of May. Highlights include LEGO Cuusoo Minecraft sets (The Forest, The Nether, The Village) and Back to the Future Delorean. Apparently there are Curiosity Rovers available as well but I can’t find them online. These sets seem to be extremely popular with scalpers, so I urge you to get them immediately before the scalpers do. Additionally, Toys R Us Australia has The LEGO Movie exclusive set, Rescue Reinforcements which I couldn’t find on the site. I’ve definitely seen them in-store at Westfield Chadstone. At 20% off, the set is a steal. Good luck and happy hunting!
Myer (Catalogue – 2 April – 27 April 2014)
These 20% off sales just keep on coming. Myer has 20% off all toys till the 27th of April. Interestingly, they also have 50% off clearance items and I picked up several Star Wars Series 1 Planets for only $4. This was in the Melbourne CBD Myer, so I’m not too sure if this is a national thing.
In case their current LEGO Movie sale weren’t enough, Myer has a Buy 2 get your 3rd toy free sale going on till Sunday, 13 April which is one of the best deals possible, if you’re able to find 3 items at the same price point which gives you a 33% discount. An interesting development is that Myer now stocks LEGO Cuusoo sets. Pictured here is the shelf from Myer Melbourne CBD where they had all 3 Minecraft sets, the Back to the Future Delorean AND the Mars Curiosity Rover. These haven’t been readily available at Australian retail stores so it’s cool that Myer have picked them up. Not sure if they’ll show up in other stores.
Note: this doesn’t stack with their existing catalogue offers. The cash register will calculate the best deal and apply it.
Myer has selected sets for about 20% off in their latest Toy Heroes catalogue which runs till the 27th of April 2014. All the LEGO Movie sets are approximately 20% off.
Current prices and highlights in the sale include:
Friends 41035 Heartlake Juice Bar – $29.95 (down $10)
DC Super Heroes 76012 The Riddler Chase – $39.95 (down $10)
LEGO Movie 70803 Cloud Cuckoo Palace – $24.95 (down $5)
LEGO Movie 70809 Lord Business Evil Lair – $79 (down $20)
LEGO Movie 70807 Metalbeard’s Duel – $39.95 (down $10)
LEGO Movie 70808 Supercycle Chase – $59.95 (down $10)
LEGO Movie 70805 Trash Chomper, 70802 Bad Cop’s Pursuit, 70804 Ice Cream Machine – $32.95 (down $7)
LEGO Movie 70812 Creative Ambush – $49.95 (down $10)
David Jones (Till 13 April 2014) David Jones has a pretty great 20% sale till the 13th of April on all LEGO. Useful if you want to pick up any non-LEGO movie sets. I like flat 20% off sales – no fuss and you won’t need to travel to different stores just to enjoy some sweet LEGO discounts. No dramas!
BIG W (Catalogue – 3 April – 9 April
Big W have a pretty great pre-Easter sale going on which includes a ton of LEGO. The catalogue wasn’t on Lasoo and I only so happened to be in QV, Melbourne and decided to pop into Big W to check out if they had anything special. Turns out, they did have a sale for LEGO Movie sets and they’re quite good. Big W already sells their LEGO sets below RRP and they decided to discount them even further making them one of the best places to shop for your LEGO Movie sets. They have other themes on sale as well, but they’re not really noteworthy.
LEGO Movie 70803 Cloud Cuckoo Palace – $24(down $4)
LEGO Movie 70801 Melting Room, 70800 Getaway Glider – $15 (down $4) [Cheapest in Aus for now!]
LEGO Movie 70809 Lord Business Evil Lair – $75 (down $13)
LEGO Movie 70807 Metalbeard’s Duel – $39 (down $10)
LEGO Movie 70808 Supercycle Chase – $59 (down $16)
LEGO Movie 70805 Trash Chomper, 70802 Bad Cop’s Pursuit, 70804 Ice Cream Machine, 70806 Castle Cavalry, 708011 Flying Flusher– $28 (down $7) [Cheapest in Aus for now!]
LEGO Movie 70812 Creative Ambush – $49 (down $9)
Will have to recommend either Big W or Myer for your LEGO Movie set needs. Myer’s sale lasts a bit longer so you can sit on it or spread your purchases out but for the smaller vehicle sets (Trash Chomper etc), I suggest picking them up at Big W before the 9th. The smaller sets at $15 are also a great pickup from Big W since they’re practically the cheapest that I’ve seen them before and I doubt we’ll see better prices till (if we get them) the clearance sales, but seeing how well The LEGO Movie is currently doing in Australia – I can just see the sets flying off the shelves.
Target (Catalogue 10 – 23 April)Target finally show up with a respectable 20% off of all toys sale till the 23rd of April. Great if you want to pick up single items and a blanket sale is always great.
Will keep this page updated for any April related LEGO sales if any new ones crop up
(Target, I’m looking at you). Happy shopping!