Now that Toys R Us stores are closed, it’s kind of sad to think that stores such as Target are the biggest displays of LEGO that you will see, outside of an official LEGO Store.
I stopped by a Toys R Us to find that they were in their final 5 days of operation, with everything marked down to 60% – 80% off. Most of the store was completely empty, including the LEGO section.
With the news that Toys R Us would be shutting down all of its stores, I took a trip to capture the state of their LEGO department before it became messy due to liquidation sales.
I’ll start the photos in the LEGO section, but then give you an extended tour of other parts of Toys R Us.
This is what the LEGO selection looked like at the Rockefeller Center store during the holidays 2017.
I am constantly amazed at how many incredible new sets LEGO comes out with. There are so many that I don’t actively collect anymore, but it is nice to see them all. Here is a look at what was on the shelves at Toys R Us in the summer of 2017
They were redoing some of the walkway right in front of the LEGO Rockefeller Center store, which resulted in LEGO creating a new tented entranceway:
I visited the Rockefeller Center LEGO Store in New York City, and at first was surprised to see so many sand green pieces on the pick a brick wall. Until, I finally realized what their little mini-build was for, then it all made sense:
I was pleasantly surprised to see new Spider-Man LEGO sets at my local toy shop. I picked up the new Ghost Rider set:
When I go to Toys R Us, the most interesting finds are the little polybags and small boxed sets that are usually not on my radar. This time they had the Ninjago battle pack, and I wasn’t expecting to find the snowman set. I had remembered that being a seasonal promotion only at LEGO Stores — not something you find in June at Toys R Us.