Building Display Sets

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I mentioned earlier about the Brand Ribbon Models for the LEGO Store that my LUG (LEGO User Group) was asked to build for the new Costa Mesa LEGO Store. Well imagine my surprise when I got three huge boxes last week that was filled with LEGO sets!

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Man, when I got all these models it was like Christmas! 66 sets were sent to my house and at first I didn’t know why they had sent them to me, but then a quick conversation with the new LEGO store manager I found out that they were all the sets on display. And it wasn’t just small sets — Ultimate Collector Imperial Shuttle, Harry Potter Diagon Alley, and the Tower Bridge were also included.

So there was nothing to do but gather some of my fellow LUG members and have another building party! :D

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Some models took only minutes to build (Hero Factory) while others took hours. We all had a fun time and the chance to build a whole bunch of LEGO sets was just plain cool. :)

We’ll be setting all of these models up at the store this Sunday and then next weekend is the Grand Opening!

LEGO Store Grand Opening Event:
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
March 11 – 13
Help a real LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall LEGO Yoda during our 3-day Grand Opening Celebration weekend! You’ll get a free LEGO Star Wars Certificate of Achievement for helping, while supplies last! Plus, visit the LEGO Store during the event to enter for a chance to win a $50 LEGO Store Gift Card! No purhcase necessary to enter.

I’ll be there all weekend and I plan on covering the weekend here for all of you who can’t make it. But for those of you who can, I look forward to seeing you there! ;)

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3 Responses to “Building Display Sets”

  1. TheBrickBlogger Says:

    Wow! It DOES look like Christmas! Or like LEGO heaven! :)

  2. Purple Dave Says:

    Yeah, we (MichLUG) went through this for the opening of the Somerset store in Metro Detroit. I think it was 9 K8’s for the brand ribbon models, and 15 more K8’s for the display models. _EVERYTHING_ that was on display on opening day was built by someone in or affiliated with MichLUG. The only person who had been hired before we had them in the store was the store manager. Display models of regular sets will be refreshed going forward (indeed, most of the models we built have already been replaced by Harry Potter, Ninjago, the London Tower Bridge, and other newer stock), and store employees get to build those, but the brand ribbon models could stick around for years without being swapped out.

  3. Sweener Says:

    Please check and see if they have any unique PAB elements because of the grand opening or if it’s just BAU.

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