I had organized a charity bus trip to the city in October and we made a stop at the newly opened LEGO store in the Flatiron district. I really love that area, and was happy to allow our bus to spend a good 4 hours checking out all the great shops and cafes. LEGO began in 1932 as a Danish carpentry workshop, I never knew it started that long ago. They have another shop in Rockefeller Center, but this flagship is much larger with more merchandise. I would assume lots of LEGO will be around the Christmas tree in 2014!
LEGO murals depicting iconic city scenes and a Miniland model of NYC, plus snap photos with an 8-foot Statue of Liberty replica. Keep an eye out for a life-size brick model of the flagship store's mascot, Brickley the Dragon, whose long body winds around the store. The 3,535-square-foot space will also be equipped with a pick-a-brick station featuring some brand-new LEGO colors and a LEGO Lounge area with LEGO children’s books, a LEGO building carpet, free charging stations and oversized couches for families to relax on.
Lego Systems Inc. signed a 10-year lease for the space, for $500 per square foot, Real Estate Weekly previously reported.
These scenes were just adorable!
Outside they had fabulous statues made out of LEGO and they were really just too awesome, even for an adult like myself.
This fireman was just fabulous
Superman was really a super man !!
LEGO Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-8pm, Sunday, 11am-6pm.
200 5TH AVENUE and EAST 23rd STREET
NEW YORK NY 10010
CLOSED Thanksgiving. Open Nov 28 8a-10p, Nov 29 9a-9p, Nov 30 10a-7p, Dec 5&6 9a-8p, Dec 7a 10a-7p, Dec 12&13 9a-9p, Dec 15-18 10a-9p, Dec 19-23 9a-10p.
Are you a LEGO fan ? If you have children, this is a great stop while in the Flatiron district and it's right next to Eataly too!