Australia’s first LEGO Certified Store is now open at Dreamworld

We have some bricktacular news for big and little LEGO fans visiting Queensland! This morning we went to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast for the opening of the first official LEGO Store in Australia and as predicted…it was AWESOME.

The flagship LEGO store is part of a stand-alone precinct at Dreamworld’s front entry with access from within and external to the park – which means it’s FREE for families to visit.

We haven’t been to an ‘official’ store of this size since our trip to LEGOLAND Florida in 2015, so it was great to see so many life-sized LEGO models all together and a bit closer to home.

If you’re not coming with a big budget, don’t worry. There are LEGO items of all price ranges available for purchase starting from a few dollars to a many, many hundreds of dollars! I had my eye on a giant Disney Castle… #nexttime!

If you’re just window shopping with the kids, may the force be with you! Having said that, there is PLENTY to see and do in the store without spending a cent. Our boys spent time seeking out 10 giant LEGO models including including Stormtroopers, a seven-foot-tall Incredible Hulk and several‘Dreamworld-inspired’ models including a tiger, koala and didgeridoo.

We also put our master builder skills to work at the DUPLO building station.

The boys were also pretty impressed with the LEGO ‘Pick a Brick’ wall.  This is one of tallest of its kind in the world and has almost every colour and size of LEGO block imaginable.  A pro LEGO Brickman from BrisBricks told me that the ability buy bricks in bulk and in the individual colours locally was a huge coup. Why? Usually they have to order these online; but here they can stock up on what’s needed to create amazing scenes for their LEGO masterpieces without any wait. #goodtoknow

When you visit the store, be sure to check out also the  ‘Make-Your-Own Minifigure’ stations and LEGO brick engraving.   Brick engraving is a cool way of adding a bit of personalisation to your LEGO and sometimes you can get them with a keyring attachment. We purchased our first one of these engraved bricks at the LEGO outlet on Character Street in Japan’s Tokyo Central Station.

In Dreamworld’s LEGO store we also discovered a few unique LEGO accessories for the kids. I spotted some very awesome LEGO mugs, salt and pepper shakers, a LEGO piggy bank and these brickman ice-block moulds.  If you’re LEGO crazy like our family, you are going to love what’s new at Dreamworld and definitely recommend a visit.


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We attended this morning’s opening as guests of Dreamworld Australia.  The LEGO Store is the largest retail outlet at Dreamworld, covering an area of 350 square metres and is open 9AM – 6PM daily.

Overall a great morning and place to hangout with a few LEGO Friends 🙂 

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