New LEGO store in Milwaukee (Wauwatosa), Wisconsin

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Here's some great news for those of you in Wisconsin from correspondent John P:

"According to our local news LEGO will be opening a store in the Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee (Wauwatosa), Wisconsin. The article stated that construction would begin this week and the store was expected to open in May, 2012. This is the first store in the Milwaukee area (and the state as far as I know). "

You can read all about it via Google news. There's also a landing page at LEGO.com already. Any Milwaukeeans in the house?

38 comments on this article

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By in United States,

And now's the time for everyone to whine in the comments about the lack of a LEGO Store near them.

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By in United States,

Haha Zackula, I think you just stopped that from happening.

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By in United States,

I would whine... but I live 30 min. away from the mall of america in Minnesota. Ah, well.

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By in United States,

I have two near me, so I won't complain! :P

How many stores are there in the states?

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By in United States,

Whining Statement: I am over three hours away from a Lego Store.

In all seriousness thoguh, I am glad another one is opening up, but why has Lego not put a store around Pittsburgh?

Also, is the hockey player that just appeared in the database connected with this?

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By in United States,

Seems like an odd location.

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By in United States,

Only 1.5 hrs from now...Madison would have been better

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By in United States,

The nearest LEGO store to me used to be about 2 hours or so away (when I lived in the states). Now it's over 10 hours + $40 bridge fee + I have to cross the boarder.

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By in United States,

Only 25 minutes from me! Can't wait for May!

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By in United States,

Still need more Lego stores in Ohio all 3 of them are too far away for me shop at.

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By in United States,

Finally! Just in time for the Avengers sets and whatnot...

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By in United States,

I work next door to the Mall of America...I go there almost every day for lunch to see what they have new. So...I won't whine! : )

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By in United States,

Finally! About time there was one in WI. Would be located better in Madison though...

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By in United States,

@WolfBoyTheMasterOfTheSword: I agree with you completely! None in Missouri at all... and the closest one is in Chicago!

...Now that that's over with, congrats to all you Wisconsin residents! May you fully enjoy your new LEGO store!

P.S. Just so you know, wolfboy, (since I can't e-mail you!) their is a Lego Users Group (LUG) for the Gateway area. Here is the webiste: http://www.gtwlug.org/
Enjoy!

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By in United States,

Best news ever! I have been waiting for a Wisconsin Lego store for ages. I don't even care that it's not in Madison (which would have been more centrally located). It's just great to see Wisconsin get some love. Big smiles from this guy :)

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By in United States,

Congrats Milwaukee still need one in Utah ;)

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By in United States,

Mayfair mall is one of the premier malls in the state. It was the location of the 1st Wisconsin Apple store. If Wisconsin got a 2nd store Appleton would be a better choice than Madison.

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By in United States,

This is great news! Mayfair is very centrally located in the Milwaukee area, and is the most trendy / upscale enclosed mall in the state. Milwaukee area is 3x as large as the Madison area, so it's a no-brainer for the first WI store. Bonus for me that it's 10 minutes from my house!

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By in United States,

Ah #$!* Why can't I have a lego store near me? I live in California and wich is the sate with the most Lego stores and NONE of them are near me (the nearest one is about and hour drive). I even live 10 minutes away from a mall and it does not have a Lego store. :( (Why does lego have to keep putting stores in all the crappy states)

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By in Denmark,

see you were right Zackula, they are whining a lot! Should I mention that my store in Copenhagen is only 25 minutes walking distance (hehe)? It's a nice place (of course) but best of it perhaps is the numerous tourist families from all of Europe and overseas popping in with their kids, getting excited in as many languages!

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By in United States,

I'm not even sure what LEGO Store would be closest to me, but I can honestly say that it is far enough away that I don't visit it. A Pittsburgh store would be ideal for me; it would be about an hour and forty-five minutes away. Close even to visit regularly, but far enough to not spend too much money there.

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By in United States,

As a Madisonian, this is the best news I've heard! It's only a 90 min drive, and I have family in Mwke, so I can stop in when I'm in the area! SO EXCITED!

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By in Italy,

Why couldn't there be a LEGO store right down my street:

Answer: Nobody cares about stores in Italy.

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By in United States,

@brickmeister1138 , no New stores tend to get Minifig 3 packs for their Exclusive Set, my first thought was it was the Monthly Model Build, and clicking thru to the database page confirmed that. You may recall that a few months ago LEGO started assigning these set numbers.

I live 25 minutes or so away from the MoA Flagship store and don't get there nearly enough, although that's better for my wallet :)

Am I slightly jealous of those that have multiple store in easy driving distance? Yep, but I am glad to at least have access to the oldest Brand Retail location they have *AND* that they are continuing to open more locations so that others can have a 'Local' store.

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By in Denmark,

modena, rest assured, I care about LEGO stores in Italy (and Hard Rock Cafes) ^...^

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By in United Kingdom,

Lego can we have a Lego store in Manchester uk PLEASE !!!!!!

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By in Australia,

when i used google maps to find my nearest store the trip result was 23,276 km, which for some reason google told me i needed to drive thru an aussie desert and kayak across the pacific ocean via japan :O

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By in Australia,

@phantom78 PMSL!! one day we will get one... :/ oh have i dreamed of standing infront of a PAB wall...

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By in United States,

Yay! 99.3 miles from my house. Sure beats the 286 miles to the Mall of America store. So this should be open just in time for the LEGO Kids Fest in Milwaukee this summer. The bad news is that now shop.lego.com will be charging me sales tax. Oh well, that's a trade I'll take to get easier access to the LEGO store.

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By in United States,

Awesome! This is great news! I can't wait to go.

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By in United States,

I have no Lego stores in my state!

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By in United States,

about an hour and half away
wonder what they will have for a store opening give away.

For us it will be a once a month trip for the monthly give away

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By in United States,

@Murdoch17
Thanks My nearest one is 7 hours away in Ohio and the second is same length up in chicago.

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By in United States,

This is indeed awsome. I live in Milwaukee, and can't wait for it to open. I used to have to take the train to Chicago (2hr) to go to a LEGO Store, or go at Brickworld (also about 1.5hr). Now I can go whenever I want. Mayfair is about 15min away from where I live. I agree Mayfain is probably the best mall to put it in, as it is centrally loacated in the area.

Sal
WFB, WI

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By in United States,

Finally! I won't be missing those trips to the Cook County stores and having to pay the 10% pirate tax!

Regarding the Lego Kids Fest, I thought I was going to have to choose between Brick World and Kids Fest as it's the same weekend, but then I saw the admission prices...I'll choose to make the hour+ drive to Brick World than the 5 minute drive to Kids Fest.

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