Growing up, there were few toys that sparked joy like LEGO did. Even a simple set of bricks could bring about unlimited possibilities, only limited by my imagination.
While some of us don’t play with LEGO bricks anymore, one can argue that we’re still young at heart — especially if we have kids.
So fans of LEGO will be glad to know that Tampines Mall now has a LEGO Certified Store (LCS), with facilities for kids and adults alike.
East side best side, some might say.
Toys certainly aren’t just for kids, as LEGO fans may know.
You’ll find décor that you can’t get anywhere else, courtesy of some passionate fans. Like this LEGO Art wall, which is Star Wars-themed.
Image provided by LEGO
According to LEGO, they’ll periodically refresh the wall with other themes, so do look out for that in the coming months.
The wall is also located in a space where parents and adults can chill and admire the myriad possibilities the sets offer.
Of course, it’s not LEGO if you aren’t building. And so, there’s a space where you can stretch your imagination to the limit with the vertical play wall.
However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, please approach the staff if you’d like to have some bricks to work with, as self-picking isn’t allowed at the moment.
You’ve not truly had “fun” with LEGO if you haven’t gone full Victor Frankenstein and mixed your LEGO Minifigure with those from other sets.
Here, you’ll get the chance to become the best Dr Frankenstein with the Minifigure booth.
Sometimes you might fancy a set but aren’t quite sure how the completed product looks like.
All you gotta do is hold up the LEGO box to the camera and you can see the assembled model in all its glory, thanks to augmented reality.
You can then make smarter decisions about the sets you’d like to buy.
If you live and breathe LEGO, the Tampines Mall store has some exclusive merchandise for you to cop.
Spending more than $100 will also make you eligible for the Lucky Dip, where you can snag such prizes as the IDEAS Grand Piano or a Volkswagen Beetle.
The LEGO variety, of course.
Also, spend more than $120 in the 1st month of the store’s opening and you can get a limited-edition LEGO set that’s only given out for store openings.
When we were young, we didn’t have the money to buy toys but had all the time in the world.
Now we have the money, but neither the time nor energy. But perhaps a visit to the LEGO Store in Tampines will spark some of the joy you felt assembling and deconstructing your LEGO Harry Potter or Star Wars contraptions.
LEGO Certified Store Tampines Mall
Address: 4 Tampines Central 5, #03-20, Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510
Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm
Nearest MRT station: Tampines
There are a host of play activities for the kids and kids at heart, but those have been stopped due to Covid-19. Hopefully restrictions will lift soon and we can remember what it was like when we didn’t have taxes to play.
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Featured image adapted from LEGO.
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