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Dutch exclusives at the Amsterdam flagship store?

monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
Hi everyone,

Anyone been to the Amsterdam store that opened at the end of November?

Going on the DFDS Ferry overnight on Friday night due to the kids hounding us constantly to go on the "sleepy ferry" (they see one of the 2 ships leave the Tyne every night as our street overlooks the Tyne).

The pics make it look colossal - hoping to get some exclusives and maybe some PAB wall stuff that is a cut above the usual offerings in the Metrocentre.

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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 839
    Hi everyone,

    Anyone been to the Amsterdam store that opened at the end of November?

    Going on the DFDS Ferry overnight on Friday night due to the kids hounding us constantly to go on the "sleepy ferry" (they see one of the 2 ships leave the Tyne every night as our street overlooks the Tyne).

    The pics make it look colossal - hoping to get some exclusives and maybe some PAB wall stuff that is a cut above the usual offerings in the Metrocentre.
    I know they had that windmill set (paging @stlux ) but I think that was at the opening only.  There are printed tiles I have seen circulating...


    but seeing as how they run $30-70 apiece on BrickLink, I suspect they were limited also... You might try posting on one of the Benelux threads also...
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/24938/benelux-promotions#latest
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
    @monkeyhanger The exclusives in the Amsterdam store were for the opening - this includes the #AMSTERDAM-1 Amsterdam BrickHeadz, #6315023 Windmill and the tile.

    Something not exclusive to Amsterdam, but only available in a handful of flagship stores: the Minifigure Factory.



    You buy #854067 Minifigure Factory Box (EUR 10?), pick a minifig from the BAM, and select from templates and freestyle drawing to print the torso on both the front and back.

    Keep in mind though that there's more and more Covid-19 related restrictions in The Netherlands; e.g. the main (all?) museums in Amsterdam are now closed.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
    ^ unique minifig printing. I'm sure the girls would quite like one each (only 1 each - €10 is pricey!).

    I doubt we'd get to the museums anyway, just there for the day will have about 10am to 4pm yo get around.

    I suspect 30-45 mins of that will be in the Lego shop before the wife moves us on.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
    edited March 14
    On our way home on the DFDS ship now. The visit to the Lego shop in Amsterdam was brief as the wife was a bit chuffed with the girls playing up. The brick built windmill kids playhouse was impressive, as were the brick built Rembrandt paintings on the wall.

    Less impressed with the pricing - €18  for a large PAB cup, the minifig factory box was €12. Gave the girls a choice of 1 minifig factory box each or 2 €8 build a minifig (3 figs) - which is still 60% higher than home . They chose the latter. There were some figs to build that we hadn't seen at home - a Witch, a small girl in pyjamas with a blue teddy, and a colourful hippy type guy, among others.

    I did have a look at the minifig factory machine. Basically a set of minifigs clamped in rows on a thin metal bar with a surround, looking like the players in a "fussball" table. Then a printing head sweeps across your clamped fig and paints it - like an inkjet printer, all going on under a perspex clear lid for you to see it all happening.
    KungFuKenny
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