Australia’s first official LEGO store opened at Dreamworld in early 2016 with fans lining up outside overnight to be the first to experience the magic.
They weren’t disappointed and the stand-alone store has proved popular ever since with everyone from children to adults enjoying the experiences on offer.
While there are many reasons to make the drive to the LEGO Store at Dreamworld, here are the top five:
1. BIG LEGO
There are life-sized LEGO creations. That’s right, a LEGO genius somewhere in the world has spent countless hours putting together a seven-foot-tall Incredible Hulk, two Stormtroopers and, in honour of the Gold Coast and Dreamworld, a giant tiger, koala and blonde surfer guy. The life size models are iconic to Dreamworld and the Gold Coast were built by Ryan McNaught, here in Australia. They must been seen to be believed.
2. MAKE A LEGO MAN
There’s a Make-Your-Own Minifigure station where, as the name suggests, guests can choose from hundreds of pieces of LEGO to put together their very own LEGO person.
3. CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
A world famous Pick a Brick wall is a floor to ceiling, four sided structure made up of hidey holes with every colour and shape of LEGO piece under the sun. Use the wall to create a new toy or to add some extra pizazz to something you’ve already made.
4. LOTS OF LEGO
There are almost five tonnes of LEGO pieces available throughout the store with everything from tiny Superman key rings complete with a red cape, to a stunning Disney castle with themed rooms from favourite movies.
5. RELIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD
As an adult, it will take you back to the wonder of childhood and for the kids, a world of opportunity awaits.
Weekend sorted, get building.
HOURS: 9am to 6pm daily.
LOCATION: Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera.
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.