A Trip to the LEGO Store for Summer 2011 Sets

by admin on May 19, 2011

I stopped by my local LEGO Store for the first time in months, and was able to check out all the new sets they have released, plus see what was on the pick-a-brick wall. Of course, I snapped photos the entire time so I could give you a guided tour. Let’s get started:

The new Pet Shop modular building is displayed in the front window:
LEGO Pet Shop

A closeup of the buildings. Really liking how the two smaller buildings look side by side. Also: a TON of sand blue in this build.
LEGO Pet Shop

The back of the Pet Shop:
LEGO Pet Shop

The roof of the Pet Shop:
LEGO Pet Shop

They also had the Maersk Train displayed in the window, and the Death Star. I was surprised they chose this set – not sure how many kids are looking for the Maersk Train:
LEGO Maersk Train

Stepping inside we see the box for the Pet Shop:
LEGO Pet Shop

Along with the other large LEGO sets:
LEGO Pet Shop

The Maersk Train on the shelf:
LEGO Maersk Train

The new LEGO City Harbor set:
LEGO Harbor

The space shuttle and other new space sets:
LEGO Space Shuttle

The incredible looking Kingdoms Mill Village Raid:
LEGO Kingdoms Mill Village Raid

A stack of LEGO Cars 2 sets:
LEGO Cars 2

The new Creator Lighthouse:
LEGO Creator Lighthouse

I was surprised Alien Quest didn’t have a bigger presence in the store. It seemed kind of shoved in the corner:
LEGO Alien Quest

More Alien Quest:
LEGO Alien Quest

The LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets were prominently displayed just as you walk into the store. Here they are on the shelf:
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

More pirates:
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

This is the emptiest I have ever seen the store. Only two customers came in during the time I was there. Each bought something, one of the sales was Ninjago, which seems to still be really popular:
LEGO Store

Okay, let’s check out the Pick a Brick wall:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

Getting closer:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

I was surprised to see dark red 2 x 4 bricks. Unless these are reddish brown?
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

They also had other dark red pieces:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

Dark blue roof corners:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

Little dark gray pieces:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

I can’t remember if these windows have been here before:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

Tan slopes:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

Other tan bricks (these are new to the wall):
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

White slopes:
LEGO Store Pick a Brick Wall

Overall, I was impressed at some of the new items on the Pick a Brick wall, and really enjoyed seeing all the new sets in stock. Also had a nice conversation with one of the LEGO Store employees.

  • Aandry

    I u00a0like it! Very good pictures. I REALLY like the Pet Shop, Fire Brigade, and the Grand Emporium. I REALLLLLLLLLY want one, but I am to scared to get one, even though I really like them. Could you buy me one?

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