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The first LEGO certified shop in South Africa opens up in July

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LEGO! It’s everywhere, pretty much worth its weight in plastic gold and you’ll all stop laughing once I’ve cashed in this Star Wars Episode: The Phantom Menace Jar Jar Binks playset and walk out of life as a millionaire. With that being said, LEGO’s proliferation locally is a bit of a lucky packet for the true enthusiast.

While you can get a lot of the stuff anywhere if your pockets are deep enough, finding a shop that officially specialises in the Danish building blocks is something that doesn’t exist in this country. Well, that’ll be true until the end of July, when the first such shop authorised by LEGO and The Great Yellow Brick Road opens up in the Sandton City shopping mall.

So what makes a LEGO shop that has the stamp of approval from the Danes any different? Well for starters, all LEGO shops are designed directly by the parent company to emphasise a playful atmosphere that caters to LEGO fans young and old. There’ll also presumably be far more stock afforded to the shelves of the shop, with more exclusive items up for sale I’d wager.

“South Africans have had decades-long love for LEGO sets and products, from children who learn the basics of construction, fine-motor skills or the sheer possibilities of the imagination, to adults who will go to extraordinary lengths to complete their themed collections,” Country Manager for The LEGO Group in South Africa Kristian Imhof said in a press release.

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We are excited that this dedicated store will give fans old and new the opportunity to continue building their LEGO world.

Should be fun! It’s nice to see more international attention given to us down here, and no matter how old you are LEGO will always be an absolute blast to play or tinker with. Or it would be, if Alessandro would stop hogging the office tub of LEGO so that he can build containers for his vaping collection.

Last Updated: June 25, 2018


  1. *me* searches google… “How to have your salary transferred to Lego”


    • The D

      June 25, 2018 at 13:26

      Get paid in LEGO. That’s how I make an entire two-stud block a month.


      • Lord Chaos

        June 25, 2018 at 13:27

        Until the taxman notices you’re withholding money


  2. Neji

    June 25, 2018 at 12:38

    Also I guess that that means that https://shop.lego.com/en-US/App-Controlled-Batmobile-76112 will be on sale early August


  3. Admiral Chief

    June 25, 2018 at 12:55

    [heavy breathing]


  4. Original Heretic

    June 25, 2018 at 13:17

    I’m guessing they charge you just to look through the window.


  5. Lord Chaos

    June 25, 2018 at 13:26

    Just read an article about Revell having to pull a 69 piece nazi ufo from German stores


  6. Andrew Cramer

    June 25, 2018 at 13:28

    I really hope this comes to Cape Town as well, I would love to be able to buy certain parts that may need without having to buy a whole set!


    • Pariah

      June 25, 2018 at 13:34

      Well hopefully they build on their success in Jhb then. 😉


  7. G8crasha

    June 29, 2018 at 08:52

    Ooooooo…Heaven has come to earth. Now I just need a better paying job!


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