December 4, 2023

L is for LEGO Store

Last night, I spent probably an hour in LEGO store. I only went to look while my wife was doing some shopping in the mall. However, it just so happened that the monthly freebie (the Volkswagen Beetle) had not run out at my local store as it has online. Temptation set in. There are a number of sets on my current wish list. So, I began to make my rounds.

The Pick-A-Brick wall at Rockefeller Center in New York City (taken on my last trip there)

My usual route around the LEGO store takes me past the City sets, followed by the Super Heroes, as I make my way to the Pick-A-Brick wall. Even though they only change up the bricks once every few months, I still stop for a look every time just in case. No new and exciting pieces were waiting for me on this trip. So, I moved on to the Creator sets, followed by the expert Creator sets, and a brief stint in Star Wars. My last stop was the Minifigure station. Again, they only change up the Minifigure parts every once in a while, but I had to check to be sure. While this trip was not fruitful in terms of new denizens for my LEGO city, I still really like rummaging through the parts. The Minifigures are a little expensive, but they sure are fun to make.

Some of the Minifigures I have made at the LEGO Store for my city.

Then I began round two. This time, I started paying closer attention to several of the sets on my wish list. $50.00 was the price tag I was looking at, so after brief consideration of sets like “Killer Croc Sewer Smash”, “Temple of Airjitzu”, “The Scuttler”, “Arkham Asylum”, and the 1960s Batcave, I decide to stick to my budget. I spent a lot of time contemplating the Creator Park Street Townhouse, but figured it was a little too over budget. I also thought two smaller Batman sets (Mr. Freeze Ice Attack and The Joker Balloon Escape), but decided to go with a City theme set instead. I ended up picking the Police Mobile Command Center. Oddly enough, it was not on my original wish list. But, after examining the box, I noted that it came with a number of pieces that I could use in my upcoming police station custom project. It was also close to my budget.

My latest LEGO haul

Another trip to the LEGO Store just to browse and kill time. My wife seemed completely unsurprised by the outcome. Does this happen to anyone else?

This post was written as part of the April A-to-Z blogging challenge. You can read more about it by visiting the official website. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my LEGO themed letter “M” post, it will be out of this world (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Until next time,


My favorite store

13 thoughts on “L is for LEGO Store

  1. Love visiting my local Lego store. Before the kids came along it was the place most of my disposable income went. Even if I haven’t got any cash I still like to have a wander around the store to see if anything new has arrived. My son also loves the mini figure area. He always wants to build them.

  2. When I was babysitting for a three-year-old, I really enjoyed going and exploring LegoLand. I think it’s open to adults on certain nights, but I didn’t like it that much. 😉 I just thought it was so cool to see buildings and sets I’m familiar with in my city built out of legos. I feel like lego creators must be really smart and creative to design “sets” like they do.

    Even though I loved lego as a kid, I definitely don’t have a budget for lego. I mean – I’d probably just spend all my money there! I never built a “set” as a kid, but, even as an adult, it looks like fun. 🙂 I just can’t get over how expensive they are!

    With Love,

  3. There’s a LEGO store at Downtown Disney in Orlando, and it is awesome. It makes me so happy every time I go in there. And, of course, before I go in there because there’s a huge LEGO dragon in the waterway as well as some other builds.

    1. I have seen an exhibit by Nathan Sawaya too. It was amazing! I am hoping that his latest exhibit on DC Super Heroes leaves London and comes somewhere close to me.

  4. At least she always knows where you’re going to be! I was in New York in January and we went up the Rockefeller Centre, doing the Top of the Rock trip. I remember seeing the Lego store but it wasn’t exactly on our itinerary. How do you get to the bricks that are at the top of the wall?

  5. I’ve never been to a LEGO store. I think that would be too dangerous (for the familiar budget, I mean).
    Eva – Mail Adventures

  6. Fortunately the Toronto Lego store is 4 hours away, otherwise we would spend even more money on Lego than we already do. We did go for my son’s birthday a few months ago, and he go so excited at the life size R2-D2 Lego statue. He asked me for my debit card so he could pretend to be princess Leia and stick in inside like they were the death star plans. 🙂

  7. I think I mentioned this in a previous comment, but I only just recently went to a Lego store for the first time. I was actually surprised that I didn’t spend more money than I did, but the pick-a-brick wall is surprisingly reasonable. You can fit a lot into those little cups.

  8. I love lego. I gave all my lego to my boys though and since they are 3 and 6 we don’t get to keep the fun stuff in one piece for long. However, I enjoy when they ask to rebuild the stuff and we keep the instruction books so it works out. My favourite has to be the minifigures. I was buying a couple packs because my son wants a lego themed birthday and I opened Harley Quinn; I held her back for myself. Lego is timeless. Great post.

    L for Lightsaber

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