LEGO sets opening date for long-awaited Canberra store

Damien Larkins 4 November 2021 158
LEGO surfer

The Canberra Centre LEGO store will open this Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

We’ve been waiting for it, and at long last, the date has been set: LEGO has officially announced Saturday, 6 November, as the day its brand new Canberra store at the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street will open.

The announcement came after weeks of uncertainty caused by COVID-19 lockdowns.

The news was released on the LEGO Certified Stores Australia and New Zealand Facebook page.

“The wait is nearly over Canberra,” the post says. “We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been building!”

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It was announced in March that the store would be opening “in the next few months”.

Now, seven months later, LEGO fans of all ages finally know exactly when they can step inside and get their hands on their beloved bricks.

The stores are renowned for their imaginative shopfronts and each store is custom-built to showcase the creativity of plastic block’s builders.

A mosaic of local landmarks, pick-a-brick wall and mini-figure tower are likely to feature in the Canberra store.

LEGO Parliament

Canberra landmarks have been rendered in LEGO form before. Photo: Supplied.

You can also see what your box set will look like when it’s done on a three-dimensional digital screen.

When the store was first announced in March, the Alquemie Group’s Richard Facioni said it will offer one of the country’s widest selections of LEGO sets, including limited editions.

It will also feature a range of play experiences, activities and in-store events.

Front entrance of a LEGO store

The LEGO Store at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney. Photo: Supplied.

“With one of the most loyal and growing communities of brick fans in the country, Canberra has been on our radar for some time as an ideal venue for a new LEGO-certified store,” Mr Facioni said.

“We look forward to proudly unveiling an inspiring new retail experience for Canberra which showcases the creative potential of the world-famous LEGO brick.”

Other LEGO-certified stores are located in New York, London, Shanghai, Denmark, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

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158 Responses to LEGO sets opening date for long-awaited Canberra store
Kait Flaherty Kait Flaherty 8:35 pm 04 Nov 21

Braeden Flaherty We can go when you come. Sally Flaherty

    Sally Flaherty Sally Flaherty 8:35 pm 04 Nov 21

    Kait you can drag him along to Harry Potter store too!

Kiera Kruttschnitt Kiera Kruttschnitt 8:38 am 04 Nov 21

Caleb time to buy some more to annoy Sara?

    Caleb Stevens Caleb Stevens 9:06 am 04 Nov 21

    Kiera Kruttschnitt u know it. I can’t wait to go there🤙

    Sara Taylor Sara Taylor 9:17 am 04 Nov 21

    Kiera he’s been excited for days

Callum Roach Callum Roach 4:00 am 04 Nov 21

Matt Skeen can already sense that ya frothing over this

Jane Bloomfield Jane Bloomfield 3:31 am 04 Nov 21

Adam Darnley-Stuart

Abbie Curry Abbie Curry 9:09 pm 03 Nov 21

Tianna Cossettini i bet i know what you’ll be doing saturday

Julie Jones Julie Jones 9:09 pm 03 Nov 21

I'm so excited for you Canberra. 😛

Tina Connor Tina Connor 8:56 pm 03 Nov 21

Kathryn Frankcom November 6!

Jessica Yuen Jessica Yuen 5:42 pm 03 Nov 21

Mat Oh time to go play!

Holly Biilmann Holly Biilmann 4:45 pm 03 Nov 21

Blake Richards I bet Joe Biilmann has this date saved

Terri Nugent Terri Nugent 3:00 pm 03 Nov 21

Charlotte Waring Will Waring

Daniel Shamoun Daniel Shamoun 2:28 pm 03 Nov 21

Bradley Murray neat! Some big ass lego models would look sick ya reckon?

Jess Sibrava Jess Sibrava 1:03 pm 03 Nov 21

Aiden Sibrava for next time we're in Canberra!

Jake Ayes Jake Ayes 10:50 am 03 Nov 21

The people will be lining up for blocks.

Frances Sheehan Frances Sheehan 9:57 am 03 Nov 21

Jen Kara this will make the little fella happy!

Capital Retro Capital Retro 10:10 pm 02 Nov 21

By far, this thread has produced the greatest “Facebook Frolic” on RiotAct ever.

I feel sorry for the existing retailers who sell Lego, though.

Leigh Andreatta Leigh Andreatta 9:17 pm 02 Nov 21

Adrian Andreatta

Myoori Seevanayagam Myoori Seevanayagam 8:26 pm 02 Nov 21

Brandon Perkins best day EVER

Ayeshi Gunawardena Ayeshi Gunawardena 7:19 pm 02 Nov 21

Simon happy birthday... oh wait, its the wrong Hynes

Peter Mackay Peter Mackay 6:10 pm 02 Nov 21

I reckon people will be queueing up for blocks.

Sienna Volker Smith Sienna Volker Smith 4:26 pm 02 Nov 21

Calan Cicolini get excited

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