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LEGO stores in Australia.

CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 359
Well. Lego seem to finally be getting into the Australian retail market by opening up Lego stores under license. (We also got our own warehouse so no more waiting for a week or 2 for our sets to come)
There is one in Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney and an article I read says they want to open one or two in each major city.

So I thought this thread could be used to inform of other stores opening around the country.
I hope Lego stores do well here and it makes it easy to go and get hard to find and exclusive sets under one roof over finding out which retailer has which set as an exclusive.
Brickchap

Comments

  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 891
    Having its own warehouse opens up the possibility that Australia could still have sets available that have long since sold out in other regions.
    Brickchap
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    As far as I know, there are no plans for any actual Brand stores, so no VIP cards and no guarantee for any special offers or GWPs, but I'm certain Pick-a-brick etc. are going to be in the Sydney store, at least.
    Aleydita said:
    Having its own warehouse opens up the possibility that Australia could still have sets available that have long since sold out in other regions.
    Unfortunately the warehouse, while making things much quicker and cheaper for us, has an issue with demand for certain sets being much more than they can keep up with - especially where other countries have no issue. I think it's getting a little better now, though. Hopefully they overshoot and we end up seeing retired sets all over Lego stores. That happens quite frequently with Toyworld.
    Brickchap
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 359
    There is a new LEGO store in Sydney at Broadway Shopping Centre opening tomorrow.
    Jenni
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    That is so much more convenient! Thanks @Charmiefcb, I was not looking forward to trekking out to Bondi this Christmas.

    If you go, would you please report on the PAB wall? Cups are 3,000 yen here and I'm going into withdrawal! :)
  • SnizzlebuttsSnizzlebutts MelbourneMember Posts: 62
    There is a store in Doncaster Melbourne. It’s part of the same people that run the one in Bondi. A shame since it has no online presence AT ALL. The website sucks beyond all belief.

    When they asked if I was a VIP I answered yes but turns out it’s a seperate VIP, which is just your purchases at that store. Kind of annoying.

    https://bricksmegastore.com/
    Charmiefcbbourgeoispig
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 83
    Did I hear that Adelaide was finally getting one at Marion?
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 359
    They're advertising jobs for it so it looks like it's happening. I'm surprised actually seeing the retail environment right now. I thought they would hold off opening any new stores for a while.
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 83
    They're advertising jobs for it so it looks like it's happening. I'm surprised actually seeing the retail environment right now. I thought they would hold off opening any new stores for a while.
    Yeah I went for a drive the other day to check it out, just the boards across the front saying opening soon etc. Things are pretty good in SA and if it opens just before Christmas they may be trying to grab that trade.
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 351
    Robina store ran out of Charles Dickens set, again. They refuse to hold GWPs which I guess is understandable.

    Robina store is much better then Dreamworld although I am puzzled by all these different 'Lego' stores which have PaB walls, Build a Minfig and all the usual Lego store stuff but all the points programs are different and none connected to the one in Denmark.

    (hence I have some unused points online as theres no point ordering from Denmark when i can go to a real store, free postage too if one ignores the petrol cost)

    Any chance of a store opening in Canberra? Some Robina store staff seemed to think it quite possible. 

    Glad to see an Australian post on here, Aussie Aussie Aussie! Its very disheartening knowing about all the great stuff that goes on overseas whereas here I find only apathy from most people and its very hard to get pieces.

    Bricks and mortar (pun not intended) stores are very necessary in Australia, as they make Lego a fun experience for the whole family rather then just a couple of 'too expensive' sets on a shelf at BigW which is what a lot of people see Lego as.

    I really think Lego needs to invest in 'public spirit' if you like, of the general Australian public, like in Europe and the US generally Id say people are pretty supportive of Lego and us FOLs Lego is cool, might not be your thing but its an art form and therefore worthy of respect.

    The only reason lego and us fans have got a little more respect is due to Lego Masters (and probably only because that idiot Hamish was on it).

    Sure proves how bad it is to be a Lego fan down under, every other Lego masters had two important or interesting Lego-affiliated hosts, we had Brickman (nothing against Ryan hes a great bloke and an awesome builder) and some fool off Channel 9 just so the general sheep I mean public had a 'familiar' face.

    Theres plenty of great FOLs here (Met Damian and Andrew at Robina, great chaps very down-to-earth like Brickman) but unlike Europe or the US we are all quite isolated unless you live in a major city and even then its very hard.

    Sometimes I feel like Northern Hemisphere fans have a Lego store on every street corner, not true of course and I know some countries still dont have any stores but it sure feels like it. And it would be much better living overseas as there are more Lego fans, therefore more Bricklink stores to access.
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