Lego Store Pilgrimage!

The planned trip to Braintree on Saturday didn’t happen, as my cold flared up again and I was feeling miserable all day. However, things took a different spin on Sunday and I decided I’d go then.

Now, some might tell you that driving three hours there and back to spend thirty minutes in a single store is not an effective use of time or gas, but those people weren’t heading here:

You can look through that Flickr gallery to see the amazing Lego bounty that awaited me. Honesty, if the Mass Pike were a rainbow and the store workers leprechauns they could not have offered me greater treasure at the end!

I first checked out the folks all helping to build giant Lego Yoda.

I built a single large brick and then headed to the store proper. Seeing all those sets was utter beauty, but the thing that really grabbed me was the fabled PICK-A-BRICK WALL!

The great thing about the Pick-a-Brick wall was that I was not the only one having a ball with it. There was a woman whose daughter was filling a PaB canister and the mom seemed just as eager as the kid. “Ooh do you need more tires? Look at these little trees!”

I ended up filling a PaB canister myself, and I also got a Spongebob Squarepants (aka “Bob L’Eponge”) set (SHUT UP IT HAS SOME GREAT PIECES IN IT!) and a Brick Separator, which is something I have NEVER OWNED. If you spent $35 (I did) you also got a nifty little Red Sox set for free! Here’s my PaB haul:

So it was a really neat place, all in all, and I’m sure I’ll be heading out there again pretty much like every weekend from now on.

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9 Responses to Lego Store Pilgrimage!

  1. Mrs. Mancer says:

    Nice _Canterbury Tales_ allusion there in your post-tags! And here are your credit cards back.

  2. While I am not as into Legos as you and Mr. T are, that looks like a blast to be able to pick the bricks as you want. Neat.

  3. bugink says:

    pick-a-brick looks like heaven.

  4. Dave says:

    For Pick-a-Brick they of course don’t have the entire gamut of bricks to choose from. You pick from whatever happen to be in the bins. As you may be able to tell from my picks, in this case there was a nice mix of unusual bricks in familiar colors and familiar bricks in unusual colors.

  5. bugink says:

    so, a brick separator is basically a plastic thumbnail? My kids need one of those, I am the brink separator at our house.

  6. Isaac says:

    Very nice! I’ve always been partial to ¡BOB ESPONJA! when it comes to foreign language cultural icons.

  7. esthela says:

    “I’ll be heading out there again pretty much like every weekend from now on.” Really cracked me up.

    Your writing style in this piece really convinces me that… Legos, they do something to you… Didn’t I say PS YOU ARE CUTE. Weirdo..

  8. Bill D. says:

    While I’m no fan of Bob L’Eponge, I take a moment to reflect upon how awesome that rocket set is every time I pass it in the Lego aisle of the local Target. Given the right markdown, I may just pick it up one day.

  9. Blasterhappy says:

    That doesn’t look like enough LEGO to build a driveway to me!