If you can find the giant marionette watch in Melbourne Central, then you will no doubt find the largest certified LEGO store in the southern hemisphere, which opens on at 10am on Saturday May 7.
The opening of the LEGO store in Melbourne Central comes five years after the opening of the Legoland Discovery Centre in Chadstone and a year after the world premiere of Australia’s largest-ever Lego experience, Jurassic World, built by none other than Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught.
“We’ve created a one-stop destination for Lego fanatics of all ages, there truly is something here for everyone,” said Matthew Robertson, general manager for Lego Certified Stores. “Being the largest store in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ve been able to bring everything we want under the one roof.”
What can you find at LEGO Melbourne Central?
The first thing you will probably see will be the five-metre-long Melbourne tram made of 651,489 bricks.
If you’ve ever wanted to create your own LEGO Minifigures, you’ll be able to do that too. Mix and match heads, torsos, legs and accessories at the Minifigure station before heading over to the Personalisation Studio where you’ll be able to turn yourself into a LEGO mosaic in minutes. The only other store in the world with this photo-booth-like feature is NYC’s LEGO “Retailtainment” store.
LEGO has plenty of stories to tell and its creators must be some of the most interesting people we’ve never met. Well, never-no-more because at the virtual Storytelling Table you’ll be able to meet with set creators and talk shop. From new themes to how sets are made, all of your questions will be answered.
And, obviously, if you’ve been after a rare set but haven’t been able to get your hands on it, then you’re next stop just has to be this new LEGO store because they’ve probably got it. Just like they’ve got that specific brick or piece you lost to finish the build. Just mosey on over to the Pick-A-Brick Wall and have a look for it.
You just know that LEGO Melbourne Central is a big deal for Melbourne LEGO fans as well as the city’s newest international tourist attraction.