If you or your kids are LEGO fans, you will know all too well that the official LEGO Store in Australia has offered unacceptably high shipping rates for a long while.
Until very recently, sets bought from the LEGO Shop Australia have shipped from Northern Europe, and as such, you could expect to pay a whopping $35 for shipping a standard set under $149, and have to spend $200 in order to qualify for free shipping.
When you consider the low shipping rates at official LEGO Shops in other countries, it's little wonder that Aussie brick-builders have been fuming.
At the LEGO Shop US, standard shipping starts at just $4.95, with free shipping over $35. In the UK, the rates are equally low: standard shipping starts at just £3.95, with free shipping over £50.
Thanks to revised logistics, LEGO has just announced brand new shipping rates and times for Australians, and it all comes just in time for our Christmas shopping.
New Shipping Rates at LEGO Shop Australia
Lower shipping rates in Australia can be attributed to a brand new LEGO warehouse that has been secured just outside of Sydney. With this change in logistics comes not just lower shipping rates of $12.50, and a lower free-shipping threshold of $149, but also significantly faster shipping times:
- Victoria: 1-3 business days
- South Australia: 2-3 business days
- New South Wales: 1-3 business days
- ACT: 1-2 business days
- Queensland: 1-4 business days
- Northern Territory: 2-7 business days
- Western Australia: 3-8 business days
- Tasmania: 4-5 business days
This makes shopping at the LEGO Shop much more feasible for Australians, and is a very welcome change for fans who want to get their hands on exclusives, hard-to-find sets, new releases and "Pick-a-Brick" pieces fast.
Free Returns at LEGO Shop Australia
The LEGO Shop Australia is accepting free returns on any sets bought through its online store as well. All you have to do is contact the store via email or online chat, and they will organise a reply-paid return postage label for you to use.
Free LEGO Life Magazine Australia
The LEGO Life Magazine is a free publication that ships to kids under ten years several times per year. Check out how to subscribe in our guide.