Muslims have Mecca; I have the Lego Store.

My wife and I just got home from a trip to Chicago. As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration, we went to Chicago for a day of museums, cheesecake, and Lego fun. And before you think that we only did the things that I wanted to do, let me assure you that we did. I’m terribly selfish that way.

Believe it or not, I had never been to the Lego Store. Sure, I’ve loitered in the Lego aisle of every store that has a selection of toys, but being in the Lego store was different. For one thing, there were giant Lego statues.

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For another, there were mini-figure building stations where you could assemble your own custom Lego mini-figures to take home (for the low price of $10 for 3 mini-figures). So that is exactly what I did.

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My wife helped me pick out the best configurations for some unique characters. You’ll see them individually in the days to come (as Lego Story Prompts which pop up on my blog every Saturday), but here they are in the package: Judy the Queasy Nurse, Stubby the Pirate with his pet seagull, and Old-Timey Ninja Policeman.

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If you are a Lego fan, you should consider making the trip yourself. It was more fun thank you can shake a brick at.

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3 responses to “Muslims have Mecca; I have the Lego Store.

  1. Should you return to Chicago and its environs before November 1, there is a fabulous Lego display at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle; Lego butterflies, hummingbirds, wheelbarrows and more. It is worth the visit there – and, of course, all the trees.

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