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.