It's easy to be swayed by all the more complicated LEGO sets when shopping for a children's gift, but there's something to be said for grabbing a bunch of LEGO bits and relying on the imagination for enjoyment. If you're not keen on Star Wars or other branded kits, this 1500-piece pack from Kmart is on sale for $79.
Spotted in Kmart's catalogue by OzBargain user "tonester", you'll have to wander into your local shop to take advantage of this deal, as it's only offered in-store. With 1500 pieces in 39 colours, there's plenty of variety for even the most creative of kids.
It does come with some miscellaneous parts, such as wheels, window frames and the like, but you might need to pick up a few other packs if your kids want to build, say, a scale version of the HMS Thunder Child.