The Lego Store

News of a Lego Store opening in Birmingham didn't take long to filter to my husband and son. We couldn't make it for the grand opening, but I knew we would have the chance to go eventually. While we were there for an appointment we decided to make our first visit. I'm sure just the first of many more. At least until he outgrows the lego stage; if he ever does. His daddy hasn't so I'm not sure there is any hope he will.

His jaw dropped in awe the moment we walked up to the window. Just as I knew it would be.


Seriously how can you not smile at a giant Lego?


This was one of the coolest things. There were 3 sets in the store that were marked. If you took one of the boxes and stood on a certain spot in front of the monitor it showed you the 3-D image of the set in the box.  So fun.

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All over the store they had sets in "galleries". The Lego Store made out of legos — too cute.


And this one was a scene from Hunstville. I liked how they made a semi-local one.


Here is the one Squirt pines away for. I'm convinced he dreams about it. Too bad he will not get it. I keep telling him Santa has a budget and $500 is not in the budget. Yes, $500 for the kit that will build the Death Star thingamaflachy from Star Wars.


The fill a cup wall of Legos is pretty fun too. Not to mention very colorful and fun to look at.

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This is what Squirt ended up deciding to buy. The Winter Toy Shop. I'm not exactly sure what that look is for. He was quite happy with his decision. Oh wait a minute. It was the frustration of mama taking another photo. He'll get over it I'm sure.

Did I mention he asked the clerk why they had to paint so much of the store yellow? Yes, he was critiquing their choice of dominant colors. Artists. They are so opinionated. 🙂


And of course he takes one last gander at the gallery in the window so I make him turn around for a photo.

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