In Australia it is That Time Of The Year for Lego fans – Yep, Toy Sales at all major department stores including Kmart, Big W, Target, Myer and other smaller outlets.
There are some huge savings to be had and it is the perfect time to buy or put on lay-by toys for Christmas – after all its only six months away as one retailer blared to me on a sign the other day (seriously?).
Sarcasm aside I find myself rifling through online catalogues trying to find sets at the best price and even coveting sets I would never even looked twice at if they were at full retail price.
So what is on offer this year?
Lego Toy Sales 2012
Notable Savings on Lego sets include:
- Star Wars R2-D2 at Target for $199 ($50 off the RRP)
- Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Target for $223 ($59 off the RRP)
- Creator Seaside House at Kmart/Big W for $35 (Brand New and $19 off the RRP)
- Star Wars Super Star Destroyer 10221 at Big W for $498 ($200 off the RRP)
- Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212 at Big W for $348 ($100 off the RRP)
- City Of Atlantis at Big W for $48 ($50 off the RRP)
- Lego City Helicopter Rescue (Hospital) at Big W for $63 (Save $11 off the RRP)
- Lego Friends Olivia’s House at Big W for $78 (Save $21 off the RRP)
Other Deals to watch out for include savings on:
- New Star Wars Sets (Jabba’s Palace, Desert Skiff) at KMart, Big W and Target
- New Ninjago Sets (Epic Dragon Batttle, Samurai Mech, etc) at Target, KMart and Big W
- Lego Friends (1st Wave 2012 sets including the big Olivia’s House) at Big W and Target
- New Lord Of The Rings Sets (Helm’s Deep, Mines Of Moria) at Myer, Kmart, Big W
- New Lego City Mining sets (Mine, Big Truck, Excavator Transport) at Kmart
Online Ordering Links
You can order and lay-by online at a few places:
- Target: Order and Layby online Now! | Catalogue | Sale runs 21 June -11th July
- Big W: Order and Layby online Now! | Catalogue | Sale runs from June 28th in store
- KMart : Layby Online Instore Pickup | Catalogue | Sale runs from 28th June to 15th July
- Mr Toys Toyworld: Catalogue and Printable Coupons (For In store Savings) | Sale runs until July 12th
On a side note, I’m super-impressed with Big W for not labelling Lego a “Boys Toy” (Target I’m looking at you…sternly!) and putting them under the heading of “Construction Toys” instead.
One small step for humanity there. Ironically when you select “Lego” under the “Boys Toys” heading in the online Target catalog the first sets that come up are…Lego Friends! Maybe Target are more open minded than I give them credit for?
As more deals and savings from the 2012 Toy Sales come to light we’ll update this page.
Just an update on this:
Toyworld have Jabba’s Palace listed as $179 but if you print out their online Coupons and take them in store you can save an additional $20, taking it down to $159. You can also save more on Saesee Tiin’s Starfighter.
See the link to coupons in the above post.
Myer is also offerring an additional 10% off Toys on Friday for Myer One card holders.
They have LOTR sets as well as the Star Wars new sets.
The Malevolence is particularly good value, at $179 RRP, $139 on special, down to $125 with the 10% off.
My mum was buying lego friends but all sold out at big W!
I have heard Big W are having trouble stocking a few things – especially the larger Star Wars sets like the Super Star Destroyer.
Your mum should be able to find Friends sets at Myer and also online at Target.
The price for the R2-D2 set at Target ($199) is the best I’ve seen on the planet so far, including BrickLink, etc.
Yes its a very appealing price.
I managed to layby one on Target online…even though I convinced myself I wasn’t interested in it.
Such is the addiction for Lego 🙂