August has been a quiet month in Australia which is understandable since June and July were pretty full on with the Australian Toy Sale. With the new City Arctic, Guardians of the Galaxy, Friends and Star Wars sets starting to show up in toy sections across the country, a good LEGO sale would be very nice. Toys R Us have snuck some LEGO deals into their latest catalogue but it’s nothing great.
This is not a sale but I thought I’d share this. I was at the Emporium Melbourne’s Mykids (Myer’s fancy toy section) and noted that they had Creator Modular Buildings, namely the Palace Cinema and Town Hall. This is notable because Modular Buildings (except the Parisian Restaurant) were previously only available at David Jones and independent toy stores like ToyWorld. Additionally, they also had tons of City Town Squares, Sopwith Camels and Volkswagen T1 Camper Vans.
This is fantastic news because Myer discounts their LEGO a lot more frequently than David Jones. Would be interesting to see if other retailers like Target, Big W and Kmart eventually get modulars as well.
Now, on to proper Australian sales news.
Toys R Us ( Catalogue Link 20 August – 2 September)
Tucked away at the back of a Babies R Us catalogue is a small selection of LEGO sets discounted by 20%. It’s a mix of old and new Star Wars and City sets.
New sets on sale:
- LEGO City Arctic 60034 Artic Helicrane – $32 (save $8)
- LEGO Star Wars Rebels 75048 The Phantom – $32 (save $8)
And that’s pretty much it in terms of new sets on sale. The other sets are pretty uninteresting, having been on sale so many times previously.
- LEGO City 60002 Fire Truck – $24 (save $6)
- LEGO City 60017 Flatbed Truck – $24 (save $6)
- LEGO City 60043 Prisoner Transporter – $24 (save $6)
- LEGO City 60046 Tow Truck – $24 (save $6)
- LEGO City 60058 SUV with Watercraft – $24 (save $6)
- LEGO City 60020 Cargo Truck – $32 (save $8)
- LEGO City 60060 Auto Transporter – $32 (save $8)
- LEGO City 60003 Fire Emergency – $40 (save $10)
- LEGO City 60044 Mobile Police Unit – $40 (save $10)
- LEGO City 60045 Police Patrol – $40 (save $10)
- LEGO Star Wars 75039 V-Wing Starfighter – $32 (save $8)
- LEGO Star Wars 75040 General Grievous Wheel Bike – $32 (save $8)
- LEGO Star Wars 75041 Vulture Droid – $32 (save $8)
You also get 2 LEGO Star Wars Microfighters for $25, which is nothing to shout about.
That’s it for August. Hopefully there’ll be more sales to come. Watch this space for more news and deals!