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  • From June 16th online / June18th in store.

  • Great prices! I wonder if they're going to have any of these items in stock in time for the sale, as I haven't seen any of these available in Big W lately.

    • All these are online deals only. If you want one, I suggest you be ready on the Big W website at 12.01am 16/6.

      • Also consider checking on Amazon. I've noticed they often lower their prices to match the large department stores's sales prices of Lego - if they have stock.
        Anyway, worthwhile checking if Big W sells out - especially if Prime member (free shipping - noting all the listed items would be free shipping whether Prime member or not)

      • Haven't paid close attention before, is that the way Big W Only Online sale items work? All in at 12:00:01am at the start of the sale?

      • They aren't "deals", it's a sale. Also all these items have been available multiple times at the same price or lower in the past.

  • any big w gift card on sale to get additional discounts?

  • Thanks OP!

  • If anyone likes to make money reselling stuff, this care bear https://ibb.co/KrXqPkN is a hot limited item amongst collectors

    I collect them but not the new ones

  • Millennium Falcon has been as low as +- $840 before… so not a great deal.

    • Those deals were a long, long time ago when the economy, the Australian dollar and global supply chains looked rather different.

      There hasn't been a non-RRP deal on the UCS Falcon in 8 months. $999 is the best price that has been seen on this side of 2020, so yes, it's a deal.

      • The UCS star destroyer was about $880 the other day though

        • Apples and oranges. Different UCS and flagship sets will follow different pricing trends and have different life spans (see here for some comparisons).

          The UCS Star Destroyer has a much lower piece count compared to the UCS Falcon (4,784 vs 7,541) and a much lower RRP ($1099 vs $1300), so $880 for the Star Destroyer works out to a measly 20% off RRP, which for the UCS Falcon would give you a price of $1,040, which would still be more than the $999 dollars on offer from BigW, hence still making this price a worthy deal, especially since there haven't been any UCS Falcon deals from any major bricks & mortar or online retailers in ages.

          • @Gnostikos: It may well be the last chance to get a good deal off the RRP for the UCS Falcon before it retires according to retiring sets its at medium risk. Even at full RRP its out of stock everywhere with ebay prices above RRP. Since the 2017 release its been out for 24 months and the last UCS falcon was out for 30 months before being retired and we all know what happened to the price of the UCS Falcon after that.

            • @danielm88:

              Since the 2017 release its been out for 24 months and the last UCS falcon was out for 30 months before being retired

              You're a little bit off there.

              The original 2007 UCS Millennium Falcon was released in July, 2007 and production ended on October 30th, 2009. That's 28 months.

              The 75192 Falcon is actually coming up on three years in production (32 months thus far), which is rather unexpected and something I didn't think would happen, though it has definitely reached its maximum historical low as 36% off RRP is universally the maximum discount sets of this size ever receive.

              Stock is definitely getting harder to come by, especially since COVID-related Lego shortages became commonplace and eBay resellers are already charging 10% over RRP.

              • @Gnostikos: Yeah maybe after covid-19 or black friday a good deal may pop up.

                Also random question do you use a stand with your millennium Falcon?

                • @RetroMetro:

                  Also random question do you use a stand with your millennium Falcon?

                  Yeah I ended up getting an acrylic display stand off eBay, to position it at a 70-degree angle so I could put it on a fairly tall and wide shelf in a glass display cabinet I have. It just barely squeezes into it.

                  You can also build your own all-Lego Falcon display stands from instructions online or even buy them as kits off eBay and other places, but transparent acrylic stands just look a lot cleaner and less conspicuous.

                  If you're not going to be suspending your UCS Falcon from the ceiling and/or doing some variation of the very popular, Millennium Falcon display case coffee table, not having the Falcon on a vertically-oriented stand severely limits your options as to where you can place the set as the footprint is just too massive to fit on most shelves, so you have to basically have it on a dining table, a large counter or on the very top of a bookshelf, where it probably won't look that great.

                  Still, I highly recommend the 75192 Falcon and I was initially a bit skeptical of it and actually favoured buying some older UCS sets on the resale market over the Falcon.

                  • @Gnostikos: Yeah I got a stand for mine as well. I bricklinked eifferman or however you spell it 😂. But yeah the thing takes up too much room without a stand and puts it in a good posing position. It's a shame Lego didn't include a stand cost me an additional $70

    • Shopback has increased their cashback to 12% so that brings it down to $879.12, if you use the 5% off gift cards you can get it down to $835.16

  • There must be some trucks jam-packed full of Lego stock heading to all of the Big W stores, as currently there's only one Creator kit in stock:
    https://www.bigw.com.au/product/lego-creator-underwater-robo...

  • I'm only here to watch the tantrums thrown over $299 Assembly Squares. These are already hot on the secondary market.

    • Really hope i can get one, amazing looking build for the money.

    • oh is that right? I got 2 in the garage, maybe should sell one.

    • Well the more the scalpers buy up themselves the more they can sell at inflated prices cause they hold all the stock. Its a shitty thing to do really. I saw one person buy 28 Y wings from Myer (on Ebay) when they came back into stock.
      Huge difference between people who buy 2, one to build and one to keep new and people buying up so much stock they deny others the opportunity to buy it and instead have to pay inflated prices, because the scalpers wait til midnight to then add 20 or 30 to their cart to buy.

      The Star Wars helmets are being sold for $140 on eBay! Personally though if people didn't buy at those prices and just ignored the FOMO, then the scalpers wouldn't have such a good market.

    • Not really hot at all. Have been available multiple times for this price or lower in the past. I got 2 for $259ea.

  • Anyone here share their thoughts on the roller coaster? Worth it?

    I've heard people have issues with the chain and doesn't work all the time.

    And, yes, the size of it is another factor I need to take into account.

  • I’m tempted by 10252 Volkswagen Beetle for $99. Lockdown has me interested in getting in to LEGO, haven’t built anything since my teenage years.

    • I suggest this one

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/541334

      More value for your money

      • A bigger outlay but more pieces. I’ll consider it.

        • The beetle is easy set and actually looks like the real thing. Most technic vehicles are 80% there. The beetle is better value for money what goods is having someone threat looks like a 10 year old designed.

          The beetle at least may be appreciated by others. The technic one looks like a big kids toy.

    • I’m ancient but my wife bought me the beetle for Christmas. I’d never made anything with LEGO before, other than watching the grandkids.

      It was a bit fiddley but I loved it and the completed model sits proudly next to the tv.

      I then bought the kombi for her!

  • Think the Campervan will get back to $99 any time soon, or is $119 the new normal sale price? I see a lot of deals from closer to the start of the year at $99 but $120-130 seems to be the more recent deals.

  • Just finished the Porsche now looking for round 2. Campervan it is!

  • The 75159 Death Star is $90 more than the all-time record low in Australia. Not a bad deal.

  • 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van is a great set, the most fun per dollar in this line up IMO.

  • does anyone else get confused that BigW say "price after promotion" being higher than the listed price? Shouldn't it be the other way around?

  • Is the Death Star worth getting? Presume it'll retire soon. Has lots of cool playability and fun scene recreations. But $599 is a lot to spend. I got the Millenium Falcon so dont have an issue with a big spend. Kind of leaning towards the Hogwarts Castle over the Death Star but wonder if I'll regret not getting it.

    • Yeah death star is pretty good for $599 especially considering what others on eBay sell for. It's not bad.

      For me personally I try avoid buying brand new big sets I usually wait for used ones to pop up on the market. I try to save as much money. For example I bought the 2008 death star for $350 used and I am really happy with it. I also got the UCS Falcon for $420 used. It takes time cleaning that's the only issue but worth saving the hundreds of dollars!

    • Presume it'll retire soon.

      Doubtful.

      The original 10188 Death Star, first released in 2008, still holds the record for the longest production run (89 months) by a pretty huge margin, and it's successor, this currently-available 75159 Death Star is already at 39 months in production, making it the longest-lived, current UCS set.

      No one is quite sure when Lego will retire it, as the Death Stars have been the biggest anomaly out of all of Lego's themes and flagship sets that have bucked every normal Lego set's life cycle with regards to pricing, retirement and availability.

      I'd wager it's going to be around for sometime and even if it's retired, an updated model will be released in short order afterwards, in the same manner that it replaced the original Death Star as they're quite popular with kids, they have endless play value (a rarity for bigger, complex UCS sets) and they are arguably the most iconic sets in the entire Star Wars theme, which also have the largest assortment of minifigs of any Star Wars set, many of them very hard to find in other sets.

      Is the Death Star worth getting?

      It's a very fun set, especially if you have kids, with a lot of very animated interiors with tons of play features and the amount of minifigs and rare/useful pieces included alone justify the cost but it absolutely does not go together with the rest of the Star Wars UCS collection of static models of predominantly spacecraft like the Slave I, Y-Wing, Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyer, Snowspeeder, Tantive IV, etc. It's just not and never has been a UCS set, save for the UCS badging slapped on the box (the same goes for the Assault on Hoth and Ewok Village).

      If you're going to start building up a UCS collection to put on permanent display with proper stands, lighting kits and additional money invested into display cabinets/shelves, I would skip the Death Star.

      If you want to include it as part of some kind of large, Star Wars-themed diorama with other play-oriented, non-UCS sets to make some miniature Lego Star Wars set piece, then it would probably work quite well, minus the scale being quite off in relation to other sets. It's also a great set to re-purpose into other MOCs.

      • cool thanks for the feedback. My kids are 2 and 4yrs old so way too young to get into Star Wars and understand. Perhaps in around 4 years time the older one will be ready. But it is a lot to sink into one set. Might get 3-5 other sets instead.

      • Suggest you look at he data provided at the WS you provided where they state high risk for retirement for Death Star and I agree lol .

        • If you clicked on that link you'd see there's absolutely nothing concrete to back up that assertion:

          In general, sets in Ultimate Collector Series have about 2 to 4 years lifespan. 75159 Death Star was released in October 2016 and it’s in the market for about 3 and a half years. So it is very possible for this set to reach the end of its lifespan.

          They make that exact statement, word-for-word, on their site for every single article discussing a particular set's potential retirement date.

          Every single popular Lego set is currently showing as "out of stock" on the Lego [email protected] store and has been since about March when most nations went into pandemic-related lockdowns and Lego experienced astronomical demand; that has nothing to do with a particular set's likelihood of retirement.

          At best, the Lego [email protected] site will list sets as "Retiring soon" a few months prior to official retirement announcements, but even that can vary quite a bit and it's definitely not a hard-and-fast rule that Lego adhere to strictly.

          Anyone in the Lego AFOL/enthusiast community who makes claims like "X set will retire in Y amount of months" is basing such predictions purely on their crystal ball and nothing else.

          I didn't post a link to Retiringsets.com because they've been a proven oracle of insider Lego knowledge in the past, I simply wanted to link to that graph of the production runs of various UCS sets, showing the extraordinarily long length of time that the original 10188 Death Star was in production for.

          IF we see a pattern emerge with the 75192 Millenium Falcon retiring after reaching 30 months in-production, thereby mirroring the first 10179 Millennium Falcon's production-run (though it's technically surpassed that already given it's been in production for 32 months) and/or the 75252 Star Destroyer retiring after roughly 6 years in production just like it's predecessor from 2002 (the 10030 Star Destroyer), then perhaps this will be a pattern that Lego will stick to for current and future UCS re-releases like the 75159 Death Star, in which case, it'll have to be around for another 4 years before being discontinued to equal the original Death Star's lengthy run. The 75244 Tantive IV is another one to keep an eye on in comparison to its two earlier predecessors.

          Right now however, there just haven't been enough re-releases of flagship UCS sets like these in order to have any frame of reference for what's a normal length of time for them to remain in production.

          Lego seem to be operate on a case-by-case basis when it comes to these flagship sets and popular, best-selling sets are much, much more likely to remain in production for longer.

          • @Gnostikos: https://retiringsets.com/lego-retiring-soon/

            I just went by this Info but I wouldn't advice people if they like appreciation to go near this one or any themed sets that are always reprinted or with slight tweaks . Plenty of LEGO themes that are not in that boat or maybe not yet . Looks like a great build so LEGO will probably keep this one going with another number in the future .

            • @popsiee:

              I just went by this Info

              Yeah, as I said, that is based on nothing. They don't have an official source from Lego who explicitly told Retiringsets.com that the 75159 Death Star will retire on X date. It's not listed as "Retiring soon" on the Lego [email protected] store. Anyone's guess is as good as theirs.

              if they like appreciation to go near this one or any themed sets that are always reprinted or with slight tweaks .

              That's precisely my point. Even if it is retired, it will inevitably be re-released fairly quickly because the Star Wars theme has always had a Death Star model in its line-up since 2008 and because it has been consistently popular.

  • Geez, $499 for Hogwarts is pretty good. It's an epic build……37 bags from memory. Looking forward to building it with my little girl when she's older.

    Dismantling it into numbered ziplock bags was also a bit of an epic.

    • How did you know which pieces went into which bag? (assuming you tried to retain the original division of pieces).

  • Ok, because I have lots of time, and I wanted to see which Lego sets were the best value for money, here is a Top 10 list of all the Lego items in BigW's sale.
    There may be some minor errors, but I have done my best! Hope this helps you.

    Top 10 by biggest discount %

    Set Name Model Was Sale Price Discount % Pieces Cents per piece
    Lego Technic Car Transporter 42098 249 149 40.16% 2493 5.98
    Lego City Central Airport 60261 79 49 37.97% 286 17.13
    Lego City Passenger Plane 60262 149 99 33.56% 669 14.80
    Lego Friends Summer Fun Water Park 41430 179 119 33.52% 1001 11.89
    Lego Disney Frozen II Olaf 41169 19 13 31.58% 122 10.66
    Lego JB's Submarine 70433 29 20 31.03% 224 8.93
    Lego Duplo Creative Fun 10887 49 34 30.61% 120 28.33
    Lego Disney Frozen II Enchanted Treehouse 41164 69 48 30.43% 302 15.89
    Lego Disney Frozen II Arendelle Castle Village 41167 99 69 30.30% 521 13.24
    Lego Minions Brick Built Minions 75551 69 49 28.99% 876 5.59

    Top 10 by Absolute Discount $

    Set Name Model Was Sale Price Discount % Pieces Cents per piece
    Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192 1299 999 23.09% 7541 13.25
    Lego Star Wars Death Star 75159 799 599 25.03% 4016 14.92
    Lego Technic Bugatti 42083 599 479 20.03% 3599 13.31
    Lego Technic Car Transporter 42098 249 149 40.16% 2493 5.98
    Lego Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255 399 299 25.06% 4002 7.47
    Lego Creator Exper Roller Coaster 10261 499 399 20.04% 4124 9.68
    Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 71043 599 499 16.69% 6020 8.29
    Lego Friends Summer Fun Water Park 41430 179 119 33.52% 1001 11.89
    Lego City Passenger Plane 60262 149 99 33.56% 669 14.80
    Lego Technic Compact Crawler Crane 42097 139 99 28.78% 920 10.76

    Top 10 by Price (cents) per piece

    Set Name Model Was Sale Price Discount % Pieces Cents per piece
    Lego Classic Bricks and Animals 11011 99 79 20.20% 1500 5.27
    Lego Minions Brick Built Minions 75551 69 49 28.99% 876 5.59
    Lego Dots Assorted 41914 29 23 20.69% 398 5.78
    Lego Technic Car Transporter 42098 249 149 40.16% 2493 5.98
    Lego Classic Medium Creative Brickbox 10696 39 30 23.08% 484 6.20
    Lego Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255 399 299 25.06% 4002 7.47
    Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 71043 599 499 16.69% 6020 8.29
    Lego Creator Expert VW Beetle 10252 129 99 23.26% 1167 8.48
    Lego Technic Dragster 42104 25 20 20.00% 227 8.81
    Lego Towntown Toy Store 31105 55 49 10.91% 554 8.84

    Top 5 by absolute number of pieces

    Set Name Model Was Sale Price Discount % Pieces Cents per piece
    Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192 1299 999 23.09% 7541 13.25
    Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 71043 599 499 16.69% 6020 8.29
    Lego Creator Exper Roller Coaster 10261 499 399 20.04% 4124 9.68
    Lego Star Wars Death Star 75159 799 599 25.03% 4016 14.92
    Lego Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255 399 299 25.06% 4002 7.47

    Top 3 by sets costing at least $1 a piece

    Set Name Model Was Sale Price Discount % Pieces Cents per piece
    Lego Duplo Wrecking Ball Demolition 10932 99 75 24.24% 56 133.93
    Lego Duplo Tower Crane Construction 10933 188 148 21.28% 123 120.33
    Lego Duplo Truck and Tracked Excavator 10931 25 20 20.00% 20 100.00

    Hope this helps somebody with their buying decisions.
    If people want the entire data set, I am happy to paste it somewhere.

    I know that starting price varies depending on where you shop, pieces vary per set and some models are exclusives, however there had to be some way of comparing set with set.

    • Thanks, that is very interesting information which is leading me in several directions.

      1. Reinforces my need to buy assembly square
      2. Rethink Lego Friends large sets, was going to get that large new water park
      3. Seriously consider the 1500 piece classic set for my kids
      4. I am sitting on a gold mine of duplo at $1 a piece, hah!
      • The only problem with Assembly Square, is that so much of the detail in that set is "hidden" in the different floors. When it is put together, you don't get to see any of that detail.

        The 1500 classic set, or the medium classic tub are both good value. It is good to add to "Random lego pieces" boxes rather than building with a specific purpose in mind.

        Also another interesting note is that the "BigW" after promotion price and the Lego RRP sometimes differ, which makes comparing even harder. For example set 41375 Lego Friends Amusement Pier, has a RRP of $199 at the Lego Store, has an after promotion price of $159 at Big W, but is going to be on promo for $119. Which makes the discount even larger.

        I have a data set one this one too, which I will post up tonight when I get home.

    • Thank you! You are a gentleman and a scholar!

  • Here are all of the sets with at least a 25% discount outside of the Top 10

    Set Name Model Was Sale Price Discount % Pieces Cents per piece
    Lego Creator Space Rover 31107 69 49 28.99% 510 9.61
    Lego Technic Compact Crawler Crane 42097 139 99 28.78% 920 10.76
    Lego Duplo Ariels Undersea Castle 10922 35 25 28.57% 35 71.43
    Lego City Exploration Submarine 60264 49 35 28.57% 286 12.24
    Lego Technic Catamaran 42105 79 59 25.32% 404 14.60
    Lego Architecture San Francisco/Paris 21043 79 59 25.32% 565 10.44
    Lego Technic Stunt Show Truck and Bike 42106 79 59 25.32% 610 9.67
    Lego Friends Friendship Bus 41395 119 89 25.21% 778 11.44
    Lego Friends Party Boat 41433 159 119 25.16% 640 18.59
    Lego Friends Jungle Rescue 41424 159 119 25.16% 648 18.36
    Lego Friends Amusement Pier 41375 159 119 25.16% 1251 9.51
    Lego Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255 399 299 25.06% 4002 7.47
    Lego Star Wars Death Star 75159 799 599 25.03% 4016 14.92
  • What time does this kick off?

    • Online only at 12.01 AM tonight in about 12 hours and 52 minutes (Monday midnight).

      June 18th for instore sales.

      • June 18th for instore sales.

        Lol, good luck to those poor souls. I'm sure most of the popular/best-selling sets will be gone in the first day due to online sales.

        • Agreed, I am not intending to rely on instore sales at all…will just have to cough up the delivery fee =/.

        • I wonder how much stock they actually have for the popular ones here?

          • @shiprekt: Considering the insatiable demand for Lego since global lock-downs began and the fact that everything anyone wants is still out of stock on the Lego [email protected] store and that supply chains globally are still disrupted… not enough to meet demand is the answer.

            My local David Jones and Myer used to have a Lego section in their toys department that was probably about 60sqm in size. They have both been reduced to half that, if not less, since late-March.

            If people are clearing out overpriced Lego stock in DJs and Myer because of stock shortages, they are going to absolutely raid BigW's very competitively-priced stock during this sale.

  • Looks like the prices have been loaded into the BigW website, but can't add to cart yet.

  • If anyone is after the Roller coaster it's available on Amazon via a third party at $350. Take a look at the other sellers on the right-hand side. They have 5 available. I cannot post in the deals due to the min numbers of 10. https://www.amazon.com.au/LEGO-Creator-10261-Roller-Coaster/...

  • does it start on 00:00 16/6/2020??

  • Can't see Hogwarts Castle there : (
    All others are ready .

  • Ok, some last minute data for all of you hanging out for some Lego.
    This one takes into consideration that the Big W "after promotion" price for a lot of sets is much lower than the RRP for the Lego sets.

    Anyway, this table is sorted from Highest discount % based on the Big W sale price and the Lego.com AU site RRP.
    Keep in mind that the Lego RRP price is the price that alot of other sites such as Target/Myer/Kmart use as their normal sell price.

    Set Name Model Big W "Was" Sale Price Pieces Cents per piece Lego.com RRP Discount from Lego RRP
    Lego Technic Car Transporter 42098 249 149 2493 5.98 270 44.81%
    Lego Disney Frozen II Olaf 41169 19 13 122 10.66 23 43.48%
    Lego Disney Frozen II Arendelle Castle Village 41167 99 69 521 13.24 120 42.50%
    Lego Friends Amusement Pier 41375 159 119 1251 9.51 200 40.50%
    Lego Classic Medium Creative Brickbox 10696 39 30 484 6.20 50 40.00%
    Lego Disney Frozen II Enchanted Treehouse 41164 69 48 302 15.89 80 40.00%
    Lego City Central Airport 60261 79 49 286 17.13 80 38.75%
    Lego Duplo Creative Fun 10887 49 34 120 28.33 55 38.18%
    Lego Friends Rescue Boat 41381 129 99 908 10.90 160 38.13%
    Lego Technic Compact Crawler Crane 42097 139 99 920 10.76 160 38.13%
    Lego City Passenger Plane 60262 149 99 669 14.80 160 38.13%
    Lego Friends Mia's House 41369 95 75 715 10.49 120 37.50%
    Lego Duplo Ariels Undersea Castle 10922 35 25 35 71.43 40 37.50%
    Lego Technic Prelim GT Racecar 42096 199 159 1580 10.06 250 36.40%
    Lego Technic Stunt Show Truck and Bike 42106 79 59 610 9.67 90 34.44%
    Lego Technic Catamaran 42105 79 59 404 14.60 90 34.44%
    Lego Creator Caravan Family Holiday 31108 99 79 766 10.31 120 34.17%
    Lego Disney Frozen II Elsa's Ice Palace 43172 99 79 701 11.27 120 34.17%
    Lego City Exploration Base 60265 99 79 497 15.90 120 34.17%
    Lego Creator Expert VW Beetle 10252 129 99 1167 8.48 150 34.00%
    Lego Technic Fast and Furious Dam's Charger 42111 149 119 1077 11.05 180 33.89%
    Lego Friends Summer Fun Water Park 41430 179 119 1001 11.89 180 33.89%
    Lego Technic Dragster or Race Truck 42104 25 20 227 8.81 30 33.33%
    Lego Duplo Truck and Tracked Excavator 10931 25 20 20 100.00 30 33.33%
    Lego JB's Submarine 70433 29 20 224 8.93 30 33.33%
    Lego Harry Potter Knight Bus 75957 59 47 403 11.66 70 32.86%
    Lego City Police Brick Box 60270 59 47 301 15.61 70 32.86%
    Lego Hidden Side Phantom Fire Truck 70436 89 69 760 9.08 100 31.00%
    Lego Creator Expert VW Camper Van 10220 149 119 1334 8.92 170 30.00%
    Lego Towntown Toy Store or Monster Truck 31105 55 49 554 8.84 70 30.00%
    Lego Marvel Avengers Speed Bike 76142 35 28 226 12.39 40 30.00%
    Lego Dots Go Team Bracelet 41911 9 7 33 21.21 10 30.00%
    Lego City Exploration Submarine 60264 49 35 286 12.24 50 30.00%
    Lego Minions Brick Built Minions 75551 69 49 876 5.59 70 30.00%
    Lego Creator Space Rover 31107 69 49 510 9.61 70 30.00%