(Written by James Altland)
As we have discussed before (see here: LEGO Pick-A-Brick Wall Updates & Changes and here: LEGO Pick-A-Brick Wall Changes Follow-Up), the LEGO Pick-A-Brick Wall selection is now more consistent across Official LEGO Stores and is changed on a quarterly basis. I recently visited the LEGO Store in Columbus, Ohio and asked a sales associate about the changes to the system and the current selection. I thought to share with readers here what I have learned during my visit. 🙂
The LEGO sales associate told me that the current selection – which was introduced on July 1st – features pastel colors to match the LEGO Disney Princess and LEGO Friends sets. The store will try to add a new set of elements to match one of the LEGO brand themes about every three months, and will allot approximately 1/3rd of the PAB Wall to that theme.
The previous theme was based on LEGO City with elements for houses and vehicles, and as I have mentioned, the new theme is based on the LEGO Disney Princess and LEGO Friends sets with pastel colors. There is signage around the bins indicating which elements go well with LEGO City and LEGO Disney Princess sets. There are also signs pointing out which elements are new (see photo below). I visit my local LEGO store often, but this is the first time I have noticed these.
As far as the added pastel colors, my local LEGO store already had a good mix of lime-green, orange and light-pink elements, and now they also added light-purple and medium-azure to the mix. Here is the full list of all the new elements that were added to the PAB wall:
- Reddish-brown horses
- Reddish-brown staircases
- Medium-azure 2 x 4 plates
- Light-purple 2×4 plates
- Bright-pink 2×6 plates
- Bright-pink 1×2 plates
- Medium-blue 1×1 bricks
- Translucent-blue gems
- Translucent-red 1×1 tiles
I have updated the two Pick-A-Brick Wall inventory websites that I know of, wallofbricks.com and brickbuildr.com, with the current selection of my local LEGO store, which will give you a visual on what is available. If you live near an Official LEGO Store I encourage you to update these websites for your locality as well. It is a bit of a hassle to do it, but it greatly benefits the LEGO fan community by being able to plan ahead before visiting a store.
In summary I would say that the pastel colors, the horses, and the staircases are all great additions to the LEGO PAB Wall. It is not a dramatic transformation, but it was a good idea to make the changes more consistent across stores, and to freshen up the wall on a regular basis. I’m also looking forward to the next theme, which should be available at the beginning of October. There is of course also the online Pick-A-Brick Wall in case you don’t have a LEGO store near you, but it has a different selection. You can check that out here: Online LEGO Pick-A-Brick
What do you think? Do you have a LEGO store near you? Have you checked out the current PAB Wall selection? How do you like it? Free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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