Easter is approaching, and something is definitely in the water because Australian retailers and LEGO themselves are going hard with LEGO sales and offers like it’s out of style.
Including some UK deals this time around because there are quite a few of you from Great Britain on this blog!
Fair warning, you may be tempted to drop a LOT of money. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable deals.
LEGO Shop @ Home (7 – 23 April)
Now this is something that I’ve not seen in quite some time. LEGO’s online store (commonly known as Shop @ Home) has having a monster TRIPLE, yes 3X VIP Points offer from 7 – 23 April.
This offer is quite rare as Double VIP Points are usually the norm. Triple VIP points roughly equates to getting 15% back of the value of your order, which is pretty sweet.
It’s also the perfect opportunity to jump on the Mini VW Beetle offer (free with purchases of AU$60/£35).
As if that’s not enough to convince you to hand your money over to LEGO, there’s also an ongoing 10% off retiring sets sale on both the UK and AU Stores. The Australian online LEGO store hardly ever gets sales, so this is a very encouraging sign of maybe more to come!
What would I recommend purchasing? Big ticket items like the newly released The Silent Mary or modular buildings like the Assembly Square or even retailer exclusives would be very practical and worthwhile purchases.
Target(Catalogue Link 6 – 30 April)
Target Australia has quite possibly one of the best LEGO sales ever with a flat 20% off all LEGO, but most enticing offer is the Target exclusives, 75098 Assault on Hoth and 76052 Classic TV Series Batcave which are 50% off.
They’re both sold out online at the moment, but Australian AFOLs have been snapping these up like no tomorrow, so your best bet to locate one would be in-store.
50% off those sets is crazy value. I picked up my Classic TV Series Batcave for $260 and I thought that was a good deal. Shame I didn’t have the patience to wait!
Target’s 20% off sale is also pretty decent and convenient, given that their retail prices are generally a little under RRP, so you will enjoy about a 25 – 30% discount off most items.
The catalogue also has some decent sets which are discounted much more than 20% – 60141 City Police Station is a great pickup at 38% off its RRP. Mighty Micros for $13 a pop is also pretty appealing.
Big W (Catalogue Link 30 March – 12 April)
Big W have a decent catalogue sale as well, which boast some pretty good deals especially if you’re after LEGO Batman Movie sets which come down to close to 30% off their RRPs.
Of note is 70909 Batcave Break-In which you can snag for $129, which works out to about 28% off the original price of AU$180. It’s currently the cheapest Batcave Break-In in Australia so far and is a really great set at that price. If you’re undecided about the set, read my review to see what I thought of it.
Big W’s online store is also offering 30% discount of specific sets, including the range of City vehicles.
Big W is also having a 20% off all LEGO sets offer on their recently launched eBay Store. The best deal on their eBay store is the Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters which works out to about 22% off once you factor in postage!
Apart from that, there’s nothing much to shout about on the eBay store because any savings is negated by the postage cost.
Kmart (Catalogue Link 30 Mar – 19 April)
Kmart also has a pretty respectable catalogue sale, with some terrific deals, especially if you’re after LEGO Batman Movie or City sets.
The most notable discounts in the catalogue is the range of City vehicles for $18 each, which is a fantastic price. If you haven’t bought this year’s excellent Pizza
Van Truck, $18 is a total steal.
The LEGO Batman Movie sets are also very attractively priced – with savings of close to 30% off the sets featured in the catalogue. It actually synergises well with Big W’s catalogue sale, as there isn’t a lot of cross-over with their selection of sets.
If you’ve also been enchanted by Beauty and the Beast in cinemas, Kmart also has Belle’s Enchanted Castle for $59, which is the cheapest it’s gone on sale yet. Do note that this is the same price as Big W.
So that’s it for now! The Easter/school holiday sales are pretty damn slick – some of the best LEGO deals we’ve seen in Australia in awhile!
Remember to price match as much as possible, to save you the time and hassle chasing these sets down.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve picked anything up from the sales! Happy shopping!