My love-hate relationship with LEGOs goes back years. My kids love them,a and they love to leave them on the floor. For me to step on. So I was a little reluctant to take them into The LEGO Store in Overland Park, Kan., because surely that meant more LEGOs for everyone.
Disclaimer: Visit Overland Park hosted my family’s visit to Overland Park, Kan. All opinions expressed here are my own.
So, it’s only natural that we had to stop at the LEGO Store during our recent visit to Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kan. Just try walking past it with young kids. You can’t.
It’s too inviting. And I swear it’s one of the first logos kids learn to spot.
It’s heaven for the builders out there, any age, any ability. And any price point. Want to build the Millennium Falcon? $300 and it’s yours. Want a mini figurine? $5 bucks and change.
The store is divided into sections, with a small area for the preschool crowd.
Other areas were more themed – think “Star Wars” and … I don’t know, my son wouldn’t look at any other area, so that’s the only one I really saw.
If you don’t want a whole new set, there’s a great big wall ‘o LEGOs that you can peruse to create your own mini-figures. For $4.99 (plus tax), you can gather the pieces for your very own creature in the Pick a Model experience.
It might just be me not knowing price points, but it seemed cheaper buying sets at this LEGO store than at big box stores.
FYI: The store has a digital screen where you can scan some special boxes for an interactive experience – you’ll see some of the sets come alive on screen. There are also store events you may want to join if you live in the area. Check out their website for more information.
If you go
Where: Oak Park Mall, 11149 W. 95th St., No. 18A, Overland Park, Kan.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (may have extended hours around the holidays)
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