Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.comAmazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Box of Treasures at the Lego Store

So we were at the Lego store today filling a pick-a-brick cup and there was an AFOL on the floor digging through a rather exciting looking box full of random parts. It had wheels and plates and all kinds of things. He looked like he was searching for something in particular so I didn’t like to distract him. I was going to ask the staff when paying but I completely forgot by the time we got to the tills. So I was wondering if anyone here knew the answer. How do you get access to the super special parts box? 


  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,538
    It was probably spills cleaned up off the PaB wall plus extra stuff from the play area. Frankfurt has a box like that behind the registers and I have seen similar in some U.S. stores.
  • thenosthenos Member Posts: 444
    Mall of America has/had a PAB bin that was like this - looked mostly like floor Lego, but some little parts weren't on the wall at the present, so you can find things that were there. 
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,827
    It's probably just left overs from the PAB wall that aren't enough to fill a bin. Most LEGO that falls on the floor, the building tables, or damaged/desplay sets get sent off for recycling when done.
  • LegolisLegolis Member Posts: 248
    Thanks for all the replies! So if I understand correctly you could ask for a look through the box and purchase pieces using a PAB cup?
  • PeteMPeteM Member Posts: 445
    Cardiff has one too and staff have previously said that we can include bricks from there in our PAB cups. I have picked up bricks in there that have never appeared on the wall so not sure if their provenance - I assumed that it included the broken up remains of the display sets though I’ve never been able to specifically identify any...
  • blade_guyblade_guy Member Posts: 220
    Manchester has one. It’s ex display models, parts from build and play promotions, spills from pick a brick. It’s an interesting box actually!
  • LuLegoLuLego Member Posts: 1,010
    ^ Ex-display models... How many cups would be needed for the MF?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
    edited March 2019
    LuLego said:
    ^ Ex-display models... How many cups would be needed for the MF?
    Only forty-nine (49) PaB cups, and three (3) stops at the minifigure bar.

    That sounds like a winning proposition!

    (And you'd have to fight with @Pitfall69.)
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Member Posts: 1,079
    From what i remember working at a Lego Store a couple years ago,this box mainly consists of Parts,from Sets that have had a damaged Box,which was to damaged to sell (ripped open),so the Minifigures get removed and the parts gets in these Boxes! Not really leftover from PaB! It‘s usually upon request to get to pick through this Box,or when you‘re a known AFOL in the Store you‘re visting!
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,017
    At the Lyon store they have a similar box which consists of ex-display models. I picked up some good parts in the past. 
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    I remember random bags of new parts years back. Loved those dearly. I still have about 50 new old brown color plain heads that came in one bag! 
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Member Posts: 549
    Sounds delicious. Have there been Technic bits in these bins?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at or Amazon?

Please use our links: Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.