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[US] Lego Store

MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 565
Ok, I searched for this discussion and I am a bit surprised that is doesn't already exist so feel free to move it to where it needs to go if it already exists. Did not see a discussion for lego store events/sales.

So I thought I would go ahead and share this survey response that I sent to Lego from one of those receipts:


I was there something of six years ago when the store opened and for the next two years, I continued to go to that store quite often. As time went on I got to know some of the staff there and one member, in particular, was an employee by the name of ______. Through a common interest in the Lego fan community, we were able to talk about various Brickfairs and brick conventions and through this was able to get to know each other. It was always great having the chance to talk about all things Lego related. 

Now with that being said, it has been quite some time since I returned to this store. I would pop in every once and awhile to see what was going on or to grab some kind of deal or promotion but it was quite rare for me to return to the store. 

A few weeks ago I stopped back in to pick up some CMF and while standing around, ______ approached me and struck up a conversation. At first, I will admit I had no idea who he was but eventually conversations from six years back I began to remember who he was.

I usually don't talk about lego to anyone and haven't attended a brick convention in years but when we started talking it was really cool to talk to someone in person once more about the plastic toy. I had completely forgotten about it all but the fact that ______ was able to remember me over the past six years sticks out to me as something truly great. The community is something amazing and I am still to this day quite surprised that I ran into him and he recognized me. Through this, I know that I will have to stop by the Lego Store much more often as the sense of community that you can get from that place is something else that I can't say most other stores can match with.


I left out the name here just for the sake of privacy. Thought I would make this post to say for anyone who is on the edge of stopping into a store, I would say to absolutely make the trip to one.


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Comments

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    Also, those surveys DO matter to the store and its employees. So when you have a pleasurable experience at the store, be sure to fill out the survey!!
    Mynattgmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,374
    ^^ I'm glad you had a great experience there. I've found it's a fun place to visit every now and then, but I think the Lego stores get little attention here in the shopping forum because they don't tend to have great deals on anything. They have their 20% off a few sets, and sometimes 50% off a small set like the birthday one, or an out-of-season seasonal, but nothing to get very excited about compared to the discounts available elsewhere. The best reason to go AFAIC is just to see the full lineup in one place.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    I typically do not buy LEGO sets at the store unless it is double points, there are sets on sale there that are not on the site (or have a better discount, which occasionally occurs), CMFs (so I can find the ones I want instead of trusting [email protected] to randomly send me the ones I want), or the 20% loyalty coupon that came out about a month ago. I typically stay away from buying sets otherwise as the tax in county the store is in is obnoxious compared to the county I'm in. Actually, for me, the best thing about the LEGO store near me is PaB and Build a minifigure.

    Pick a brick, even if it does not have a ton of awesome parts anymore, still has some unique parts from time to time, or parts that I think I could use in a design for a building. Plus lately I have been picking up more of the types of parts I tend to forget about when thinking about building something (1x1 eyelet plates, 2xX brick, and even 2xX or 4xX plates) .

    Build a minifigure recently is the bigger draw for me as they keep getting hard to find accessories that were only in CMF packs (and therefore costly if you go to sites like BL for them) into their bins and most stores will let you fill up the blister packs of 15 of any part, and you do not just have to build a figure with an accessory (which is normally 5 parts).
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,161
    @madforLEGO wait there was a 20% loyalty coupon for the Lego store??
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    kwkw said:
    @madforLEGO wait there was a 20% loyalty coupon for the Lego store??
    Yes, but it was not as good as you are thinking... It was for one item and with a LOT of 'fine' print (basically forbidding any exclusive from being bought with the coupon)
  • davetheoxygenmandavetheoxygenman Colorado, USAMember Posts: 191
    kwkw said:
    @madforLEGO wait there was a 20% loyalty coupon for the Lego store??
    Yes, but it was not as good as you are thinking... It was for one item and with a LOT of 'fine' print (basically forbidding any exclusive from being bought with the coupon)
    @kwkw I guess some of us are not as loyal as we are supposed to be.  Or perhaps maybe they know we are not going anywhere...
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 377
    Hi, anyone visited the Orlando Lego Store recently and knows what polybags they're currently stocking? Hoping they might have 30452 Iron Man and Dum-E polybag if anyone can confirm?
    SumoLego
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,378
    @PJ76uk I haven't been to that store in years but in general the US LEGO stores don't carry polybags. 30452 was sold in Walmart. If you're going to LEGOland I think the stores there often sell polybags, the LDCs do at least.
    PJ76ukSumoLegoOnebricktoomany
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,776
    It is pretty unusual for the LEGO Retail Store to have polybags.  On the flip side - the stores at LEGOLand seem to be replete with all sorts of polys.
    madforLEGOOnebricktoomany
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 429
    Thanks for sharing the surveys do matter!  I always fill them out with an ‘everything is awesome’ as it usually is at our lego store. I just didn’t realize that might actually matter. 
    MynattOnebricktoomany
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,566
    SumoLego said:
    It is pretty unusual for the LEGO Retail Store to have polybags.  On the flip side - the stores at LEGOLand seem to be replete with all sorts of polys.
    Also polybags are fairly common at the Discovery Centers.

    madforLEGOOnebricktoomanySumoLegokiki180703
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,374
    by the way the Danbury store has some great deals going on now! including sales on tlm2 sets
    I believe the TLM2 sale items are pretty much the same across the stores and at [email protected] At least that seems true for my local LEGO store.
    Onebricktoomany
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    The LEGO store near me had the usual PaB selection, plus a bunch of notables at the PaB wall, namely:
    dark green sea grass/ seaweed
    1x4 gold railings
    8x8 light tan plates
    Large darker green Foliage leaves
    Small 1x1 with three leaves foliage
    2x2 dark red tile
    Yellow doors with dk gray frames
    1x2 dark red profile (masonry) brick (while supplies last on the dark red masonry brick and the tile of course).

    BumblepantsPyrobuggmonkey76MynattdavetheoxygenmanMooreFXLittleLorimadejp86kiki180703
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    Sorry, forgot to mention that it is the Schaumburg store that I went to.
    gmonkey76
  • madejp86madejp86 IllinoisMember Posts: 233
    Sorry, forgot to mention that it is the Schaumburg store that I went to.
    Woodfield or Streets?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    edited July 22
    Sorry, should have mentioned that, but really there is only one LEGO store in Schaumburg, in Woodfield mall.
    The one in 'Streets' is a LEGOLAND discovery Center. 
    madejp86gmonkey76Astrobricks
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    Another group of notable 'new' parts at the PaB wall at the LEGO store (not LDC)

    1x2 teal brick
    1x1 round gold plate
    1x1 white flower
    1x1 lime/bright green flower
    2x2 gray round tile
    2x2 dk red tile
    1x2x5 trans clear brick
    flame part



    AstrobricksPyrobugFizyxdavetheoxygenman
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 801
    Yesterday at Mall of America store (Bloomington, Minnesota): 2x4 flat tile in teal/bright bluish green.
    Astrobricks
  • BeauBricksBeauBricks The NetherlandsMember Posts: 9
    Kansas city lego store had some key chains for $1.24 or 2.50-ish. Don't know what the regular price is, but I found it cheap.
    77ncaachamps
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