I recently went to New York City for the grand opening of Toys R Us at Macy’s. Naturally, while I was there, I decided to hit up a few different LEGO® stores. Today, we’ll take a look at my visit to the Flatiron Store. Of course, I have been to this store before. The opportunity arose on a previous trip in 2017. However, back then I was not collecting stamps for my LEGO® passport. Therefore, going back on this trip was a must. This time around, I was also better equipped and took a whole slew of video to share for those of you who have not yet had the chance to go.
All in all, the Flatiron store was pretty much the same as it was in 2017. The fantastic murals and Flatiron district builds were mostly unchanged. Obviously, the set, build-a-mini (BAM), and pick-and-build (PAB) selections were different. With that said, the selection was fairly similar to what I’ve seen here at home. On my last trip, I remember being more amazed with the varied PAB selection. The store also added a Mosaic Maker booth since my last visit. I did not make one, but it looks like a fun experience. Finally, Gandalf changed locations, and one character vanished from the Statue of Liberty torch.
The LEGO® Flatiron store is more of an experience than your average store.
I love the displays at the Flatiron store. I wish all LEGO® Stores featured similar concepts with regionally specific designs. It would make visiting individual stores more exciting and provide a better experience. Ultimately, I did not purchase anything on this visit. The exchange rate is not particularly good and it is cheaper to buy my LEGO® at home. Plus, I flew this time around and carry-on restrictions don’t leave room for much in terms of souvenirs. Still, I got my store stamp for my passport to prove I went! Stay tuned, I have two more LEGO® Store visits to share from this trip.
Until next time,
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