I was lucky enough to attend a special Media Preview event of the second Perth LEGO Certified Store today. The LEGO Store is at Westfield Booragoon, next to the Apple Store, perfectly visible from a lot of locations in the shopping centre. After the excitement of the Karrinyup store, it’s great to have a store in the southern suburbs! There’s a lot to check out, with the standard sets and exclusives that you’ll find in a LEGO Store, a large mosaic, the Pick a Brick Wall, VIP offers, play tables and a bucketload of sets. Here’s the opening hours, based on the Shopping Centre’s hours: The store opens tomorrow, Tuesday September, 20th!
Monday: 9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
The Booragoon store uses the new design and layout, like the Karrinyup store. It’s had a little bit of a tweak while still looking inviting, slick and has a welcoming feel to the place. It’s pretty cool!
There’s all the big sets up for grabs, with a huge selection on display too. These will rotate through when new stock becomes available. Instead of listing what I saw, take a look at the photos, otherwise I’ll be here all day!
Like Karrinyup, the stores in Australia run by the Alquemie Group have their own independent VIP Program. Once registered, every $1.50 spent in an AG LEGO Certified Store will get you one point. Get 100 points and you’ll get a discount of $7.50 towards your next purchase. There’s also gifts, early access sets and more.
Points expire after 2 years, and when 100 points are accrued, a voucher is created, with an additional 2 year expiry on it as well. It’s pretty good.
There’s a fantastic mosaic of Cottesloe Beach as well, containing 20,819 bricks.
Build a Minifigure
The Build a Minifigure station contains a range of heads, hair/hats, torsos, legs and an accessory to piece together. Three minifigures will cost you AU $19.99. This is always a popular choice for both kids and adults.
The accessories are pretty good – I saw a bunch of halloween themed items in stock when I was there.
Promotions and Exclusives
These are usually the products you can’t get from the big retailers like Myer, David Jones and the like. Table decorations, keyrings, polybags and other goodies. Perfect for Christmas stocking fillers, with some Christmas goodies too.
There’s also a gift with purchase available when the store opens tomorrow – spend AU $199 and you’ll get a copy of 40528 LEGO Store set for free.
Pick a Brick Wall
The standout attraction of the whole store is yet again the Pick a Brick Wall. It’s big, as it’s the new design. If you’ve never been to a LEGO Store before, you can fill up a small or large cup with as many parts as you can fit in, with one rule – the lid has to be able to be closed. Small cups retail for $14.99, large cups at $29.99. If you bring your cup back, let the staff know, and use it again, you get a .50c discount. It’s a great way to get a parts boost for your collection, and fans will spend hours at the wall packing their cups just right.
The top three rows are replicated at the bottom, to save you from reaching up. When an option is completely sold out, something new will take it’s place.
If you want something new, buy up big! There’s some great parts on offer, including some limited foliage, detail bricks, plates and more, in a variety of colours. Here’s a stack of photos of what’s on offer as of opening day tomorrow. I picked up a cup, as the foliage is sure to be pretty thin by now. Get in early!
I was excited for the Karrinyup store, I am so very excited to have a LEGO Store even closer! I’m 15 minutes away! It’s going to be so exciting to see it alive and pumping, and will be amazing to go in regularly to see what’s on offer.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments and if I don’t know it myself, I can certainly find out!
Thanks again to LEGO Australia and the Alquemie Group for the invitation. All opinions are my own.