Westfield Bondi Junction, Level 3 (Oxford Street Entrance)
Got a LEGO enthusiast, young or old, in your family? Then you’ll want to check out the brand-spanking-new LEGO® certified store in Westfield Bondi Junction – the first of its kind in Sydney.
The flagship store is intended to spark innovation and creativity, with numerous hands-on interactive brick experiences for all ages.
We visited the store this week with our two-year-old and had a fabulous time checking out all the activities and displays.
This vibrant store, covering 302 square metres, is split over two levels. There are both stairs and lift access.
Among the interactive features are two LEGO® play tables, containing masses of LEGO® pieces to build cars, houses, towers, people and so on; a Build-Your-Own-Minifigure™ station, with thousands of possible combinations of heads, hair, torsos and legs; a LEGO® Pick a Brick Wall to touch and explore; a LEGO® chicken, car and even a surfer which children can step on and interact with.
Caution: if your child mouths toys, please do pay attention around some of these interactive displays where small LEGO® pieces are used.
There are a number of LEGO® mosaics mounted on the walls reflecting Sydney’s icons and lifestyle, such as Bondi Beach and surfing. Children, ours included, just love the tactile nature of these visually appealing, intricate displays.
On the wall alongside the stairs the history of LEGO is displayed, with some fascinating information on the origins of these popular bricks.
Another highlight is The Brick Cave, which is dedicated to children’s parties and a custom LEGO® brick engraving service.
Of course if you’re looking to expand your own LEGO® collection or buy a gift, there’s no shortage of products to choose from. You can also grab a catalogue showing all the types that are available.
The store had a real buzz to it and thankfully at the time we visited it was not too overrun, although we expect it will be rather busy for at least the next few months.
Conveniently a cafe is located directly outside the LEGO® store – and it was a well-earned coffee and babycino for us!
Reviewed by Lisa Giurissevich
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