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Where to buy LEGO locally?

by admin on November 27, 2010

in Shopping Tips

Now that you have discovered the magic of building with LEGO, where can you find those shiny and colorful bricks? Where can you buy LEGO locally?

:arrow: BUYING NEW LEGO:

If you are looking for brand new LEGO sets, you can buy LEGO off the shelves of several department stores. Here is a list of some well-known stores with LEGO as a regular staple item:

  • Toys’R’Us:  has the largest selection of LEGO, but their prices tend to be higher then anyone else. Look for their fairly regular sales!
  • Target:  large selection and better prices!
  • Wal-Mart: pretty good selection and better prices!
  • K-Mart: small selection, but you may find close-out deals at great prices.
  • LEGO-brand stores: don’t forget about LEGO’s own stores! That is; if you are lucky enough to have one in your own town. They are worth a visit! You can find a list of LEGO stores here: LEGO Store Locator
  • You may also want to check out smaller, local toy stores, or even other stores with a toy-selection. For example some bookstores like Barnes & Noble are known to carry LEGO.
  • Also, if you are a member of a discount warehouse-store like Sam’s Club, check out their seasonal shelves before major holidays.

:arrow: BUYING USED LEGO:

If you are considering buying used LEGO to start building your stock, you may try your luck at garage-sales and second-hand stores. I only recommend this around neighborhoods where there is a LEGO store nearby, and families tend to buy LEGO for their children. Otherwise you may end up searching for a long time before finding anything. :(

You may also want to check out these posts for further ideas:

Good luck hunting! :)

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Giza May 8, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I had no idea Barnes and Noble carried legos!

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Hayato May 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

We live near three lego stores. I never actualy realized how lucky we are until I read this post! Garage sales in our neighborhood are flooded with lego! I have no problem getting it second-hand. I guess we are majorly spoiled!

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SPMom May 30, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Our Kmart doesn’t have a very good selection, but Walmart and Target are great! Also, both of them have regular sales that are pretty decent. I would also suggest checking the damaged items and closeout section. I almost always find legos there.

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admin June 1, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Good suggestion about the close-out section! I forgot about that! :D

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tgb.legoguy February 9, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I’ve always found lots of LEGO at chapters

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tmartins January 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

A good source for LEGO minifigs and sets is http://www.minifigbay.com although I would suggest you read this year’s Brick Report http://thebrickreport.wordpress.com for a list and review of different online LEGO stores.

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admin January 20, 2014 at 10:16 AM

For UK and European buyers minifigbay may be a good resource. I would still compare it with BrickLink stores in the region as they usually have a significantly larger inventory and it is also worth to compare prices. It just depends on what you are looking for. ;)

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Clumsybumsy June 21, 2014 at 3:09 AM

My closest LEGO store is an one hour drive away which is decent enough for a LEGO brand store but I don’t go there very often. I usually get my LEGO at a local store that has pretty good deals(8096 Emperor Palpatine’s Shuttle at 33% off :) )

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