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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lego Store at Downtown Disney

A trip to Downtown Disney wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Lego Store.  This is where the boy does the majority of his shopping during a Walt Disney World trip. 

The store itself is filled with Lego creations that offer photo opportunities.  The Hulk was a new addition since our last visit.  Outside the store offers even more incredible Lego creations.

While shopping is the primary reason for a visit to the Lego Store, there are many things to do that don’t require spending a dime.  Inside the store, there is a large section with Lego pieces and computer screens to build to your hearts content.  Of course, the Legos stay in the sore.  In a covered area outside the store are even more Lego building stations and a race table with two inclines where guests can build Lego cars and then race them against each other.  Looking for wheels—ask the Lego Store employee at the race table as they have the wheels in the pockets of their aprons.

We budget both time and money when visiting the Lego Store.  The boy usually has $50 to spend and we know we will be there for at least 90 minutes, if not more.  The husband and I usually split up with one of us staying with the boy at the Lego Store—I head to the Disney Store with my 10% off coupon and when I return, the husband usually goes to Pin Traders.  This plan makes everyone happy and we use time more efficiently.  We’ve seen parents try to rush through the Lego Store leaving with unhappy children.  So, knowing the kids are going to want to spent time here before hand helps with planning.

The shopping happens first with him scouring the various sets on display on the perimeter of the store.  Sets can be expensive, but come with figures, and he has to wait until we are back home before he can open the sets.  (so the pieces don’t get lost)

This trip, he decided to build Mini Figures.  He added many accessories to the figures—hats, wigs, weapons, tools, clothing, etc. getting the most from his money.  And, he could play with them for the rest of our trip.  He made 6 mini figures.  This, I know he will do again.

We also have a Lego VIP card that gives us points for purchases.  I was able to redeem points and reduce the amount we spent out of pocket.  So, even if you don’t think you will come back, go ahead and sign up for the VIP card as you can also use it to shop at the Lego Store on-line.

So, whether you come to shop or play or both, be sure to check out the Lego Store at Downtown Disney’s Marketplace.

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