Dark Red Bricks on the LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

I was pleasantly surprised to find not just dark red bricks, but dark red 1 x 2 bricks on the LEGO Pick-a-Brick wall today. There weren’t many, left, and I bought pretty much all they had left, which worked out to be a single large cup full.

This is the first pick-a-brick cup I ever bought, so I was curious about some of the techniques I have read about for stacking the bricks to fit the most in the cup. You will see the start of my failed attempt below. it was hard to get perfect, and I ended up knocking the cup part-way through, which undid all of the careful work. In the end, I just built a solid core for part of it, and dumped the rest of the bricks in.

I chatted with some of the LEGO Store employees while I did this, they were curious as to what I was doing, and were really pleasant. (as usual)

People have reported fitting 600+ 1×2 bricks in a large cup. I ended up with 520 1×2 bricks and 15 other bricks too. Not too bad, it worked out to less than 4 cents per brick. For such a rare color, this is a great deal.

Approaching the LEGO Store:
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

Here are the red 1×2 bricks when I first saw them:
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

The start of my attempt to stack them the way I saw it done on Flickr, which should yield around 600 bricks per cup.
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

In the end, this was my cup, filled to the brim:
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

Here is the haul:
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the pick-a-brick wall were some interesting colors and shapes:
LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick Wall

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  • Emeraldmoon

    Where is this shop placed? I liveu00a0 and Poland and I regret very much that the closest shop for me is in Hamburg in Germany :(. I need to order about 700 bricks choosen individually and with online lego.com shop it’s very expensive. Do you have any advice?

    • Nemamime

      try bricklink http://www.bricklink.com there are some good and cheap sellers in Poland (like polandbricks etc)