Everything is awesome: Largest Lego store in the world

Everything is awesome: Largest Lego store in the world

by Stacy Roman
Stripes Europe

Known as the premier interlocking toy bricks, Legos are beloved by children and hobby enthusiasts around the globe. Legos were invented 70 years ago in Bilund, Denmark. With an astounding array of creative kits available, the only limit to creation is your imagination. While Lego stores can be found worldwide, if you find yourself visiting London, step inside the world’s largest.

Opened Nov. 17, 2016, the Lego store in Leicester Square features some of the most intricate and impressive creations to date. As you walk into the store, you’ll be greeted by Shakespeare inside a life-sized Underground Tube car — which took more than 140 days and 637,000 bricks to build. The stunning 6-meter-tall replica of Big Ben lights up at night, and used more than 200,000 bricks to create. London’s signature red phone booths and Tube maps are prominently on display throughout the 9,800-square-foot store.

Need to brush up on your building skills? Classes are offered with experienced Lego master builders. If you’ve been looking for a particular set, many hard-to-find Lego systems can be found at the London flagship store. For Lego lovers, this London store is awesome.

The Lego Store London Leicester Square is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Visit www.lego.com/en-gb/stores/stores/uk/london-leicester-square for more information.

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