I know I say this almost every month, but I can’t believe it’s April! 2016 is moving way too quickly.
April 2016 brings about some really fantastic LEGO sales, as the retailers vie for your heard earned dollars. Apologies if this is kind of late but I’ve been moving house all weekend and have been pretty occupied with moving my entire LEGO collection! Check out the end of a post for a bonus peek at my current situation!
Toys R Us (Catalogue link 20 April – 10 May)
Toys R Us Australia’s latest catalogue has a pretty decent offer – Buy 1 Get 50% off on selected LEGO themes. The range on sale in quite extensive, covering Ninjago, City, Super Heroes, Nexo Knights, Disney Princesses, Duplo, Juniors, Friends and Elves. Pretty much every theme is here except for Creator, Angry Birds, Star Wars and Technic.
You can mix and match the sets, so try and clump up sets of similar prices for excellent savings. Toys R Us has a pretty large catalogue of retailer exclusive sets and they have a decent online shopping experience with okay-ish shipping costs.
- 70756 Ninjago Dojo Showdown – $40
- 41109 Friends Heartlake Airport – $130
- 60096 City Deep Sea Operation Base – $140
- 60012 City Fire Engine – $70
- 41057 Friends Heartlake Horse Show $60
- 70325 Nexo Knights Infernox Captures the Queen $50
Myer (till Monday 25 April)
Myer has a much simpler 20% off all LEGO sale, which ends on Anzac Day, 25 April 2016. Nothing too spectacular but if you’re after a non-complicated LEGO sale, 20% off sales are always very welcome.
Be sure to check your local Myer’s trading hours if you’re planning on shopping on Monday.
Target (Catalogue link 31 March – 17 April)
Target Australia has gone absolutely bonker with their April 2016 LEGO sale. Not only do they have selected sets on sale in their catalogue, they’re also offering a Buy 1 Get 1 50% off deal on ALL toys. And yes, in case you were wondering, this also includes discounted sets in the catalogue.
But 1 Get 50% sales are already pretty good on their own – translating to 25% off sets if you manage to pair similarly-priced items but combined with the selected sets on sale in the catalogue, the savings are insane.
The highlights during the sale include:
- 2x 60130 Prison Island sets for $150, which translates to $75-each (50% off the RRP of $150 each)
- 2x 41175 Fire Dragon’s Lava Cave or 70315 Clay’s Rumble Blade for $73.50 which translates to $36.75 each (38.75% off the RRP of $60 each)
- 2x 41135 Livi’s Pop Star House sets for $103.50 which translates to $51.75 each (35% off the RRP of $80 each)
The best part is that you can mix and match sets across themes, and if you’re looking to buy other toy brands, it all works together as well. Pretty decent. I am eyeing the Elves Fire Dragon Lava Cave and Clay Rumble Blade combo. The City Prison Island set is also amazing value though it’s out of stock online. Check your local Target as they should have plenty in-store.
Another good pickup would be the Mighty Micros sets which come up to $25.50 for 2 ($12.75 each), meaning that the whole set of DC and Marvel Mighty Micros will only set you back $76.50.
I have to say that this is one of the best LEGO sales I’ve ever seen in the past few years. Oh and I also forgot to mention that if the new Angry Birds sets start showing up at Target, they’d fall under this sale too, so it’s a great time to pick some up.
Big W (Catalogue link 31 March – 13 April)
Big W have a decent-ish sale that’s focused mostly on LEGO Super Heroes and some Elves/Disney Princess/Friends sets thrown in. Great time to pick up some Super Heroes sets as they’re mostly over 20% off, which is the threshold for a good LEGO sale.
If you’re considering any of the Super Heroes sets, be sure to check out my reviews here to get a feel of the sets before you pull the trigger:
- 76044 Clash of the Heroes
- 76045 Kryptonite Interception
- 76047 Black Panther Pursuit
- Marvel Mighty Micros
Here are the highlights
Format: $sale price | $RRP (percentage discount)
- 76044 Clash of the Heroes – $15 | $20 (25%)
- 76045 Kryptonite Interception – $38 | $50 (24%)
- 76046 Heroes of Justice: Sky High Battle – $75 | $100 (25%)
- 76050 Crossbones’ Hazard Heist – $29 | $35 (27.5%)
- 76047 Black Panther Pursuit – $38 | $50 (24%)
- 41110 Birthday Party – $24 | $30 (20%)
- 41172 The Water Dragon Adventure – $24 | $30 (20%)
- 41173 Elvendale School of Dragons – $24 | $30 (20%)
LEGO.com (1-30 April)
Not a sale per se, but this month’s LEGO.com offer is a free Classic TV Series Mr Freeze polybag for all purchases over AU$100. Great time to pick this up if you’ve got the Batman Classic TV Series Batcave!
I covered this in last month’s sale post, but don’t forget that Myer has two concurrent catalogues running with flat 20% off selected themes and some Batman v Superman sets.
In case you’re confused:
- 23 March – 17 April (20% off LEGO Star Wars, City, Friends, Duplo)
- 23 March – 25 April (20% off LEGO City & Nexo Knights)
That’s it for now, watch this space any more sales and thanks to everyone who emailed in with tip offs!