Brand store opening in Southampton

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My prayers have been answered! There's been no official announcement yet, but as you can read in the forum Havocsan completed a survey after visiting the Cardiff store and commented about the distance he had to travel to get to it.

The reply he received from LEGO stated "I can appreciate that for many people it is quite a trip to get to us in Cardiff. Later on this year, there will be a new LEGO Store opening in Southampton, which may be a little easier to get to! Keep an eye out on the website for further details and opening dates."

Southampton is about 10 miles away from where I live, so to say I'm pleased is an understatement :-)

47 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I wish they would open one near where I live, the closest one is at two hours away from my home

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By in United Kingdom,

A-a-a-amen! Congrats Huw. Somehow I don't think Dartmoor can yet accommodate one....

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By in United Kingdom,

Be careful what you wish for. I live 3 miles from my nearest one and this is why I have no money :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Think I should do that survey to try and get one in Plymouth!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Never mind the bloody south! What about the midlands?! Milton Keynes is the nearest and still too far away!

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By in United Kingdom,

Do you actually buy normal Lego from Lego Stores. I rarely buy Lego from Lego.com, which I assume is priced the same as the stores minus the often free postage ? I recommend The links you kindly provide for Amazon, Argos and Smyths, and Tesco often has random offers. I admit VIP points are useful and the exclusive items but normal lego is often cheaper elsewhere. Do you get VIP points in stores ?

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By in France,

^ they have PAB too.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I have to agree, what has the lego group got against us midlanders?

Much as I enjoy a trip to Sheffield my missus is now getting fed up with the journey there just to look at lego :-(

Another bullring site would be fantastic if the powers that be are listening........

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By in Canada,

Could've done with this a couple of years ago when I still lived there! What I need now is Amazon etc to start selling LEGO here in Canada so we can get some decent offers :)

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By in United Kingdom,

This is great news, I live less than a 10 minutes drive from southampton city centre Going to be spending a lot of time and money here :-D So happy this has actually made my day :-D

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By in Germany,

@Huw: You lucky sod! ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Sheffield is closest for me but I'm just gonna say...

The Midlands need a store badly!

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By in United Kingdom,

They should open one in Cabot circus in Bristol or the Bull Areana in Birmingham.

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By in United Kingdom,

Bummer. That means no brand store in Portsmouth. Hopefully the Southampton one is near the Central train station, otherwise I'll just keep going to the Brighton one instead.

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent stuff, every year almost I begin cruises at Southampton so the Lego shop will now form the start of my holiday! I am not sure if this is the right word but congratulations Huw!

I am thirty minutes from Brighton, and I doubt one will ever come any closer to me than that (I just cannot envisage a Lego Store in Eastbourne :P)

I reckon the next store will open in either Dublin or Belfast.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd also love it if the bullring got a LEGO shop again. Although I live in kent, I visit Birmingham a few times a year to see relatives and a LEGO shop there will give me another thing to look forward to... although I also rarely buy from the LEGO shop due to full prices. It is good for seeing built models, pick a brick, build a minifig and exclusives though. atm, my nearest store is bluewater which is good in that you don't feel like you're making the trip just for the LEGO - there are plenty of other things to see and do...

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By in United Kingdom,

Closest one for me will bet he new Glasgow one and its still a good 14 hours journey including 2 hours on the ferry. Cardiff is probably close to he same but at least I can get free accommodation there. One in he west of Ireland would be awesome but I know if thy ever opened one it would probably be in Dublin...boo.

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By in France,

@ Chocolate - if it is in WestQuay you will be in luck, a very short walk from the station. Or more importantly, a very short walk back to the station.

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By in United Kingdom,

Whoopee! Not far from me either.

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By in United Kingdom,

At last, a home town store...

Empty wallet (and likely single life) here I come! What's the betting it ends up in the West Quay shopping centre (the Hellmouth)? It'll be rammed constantly and they'll need extra security too with the number kids trolling in and out.

At least my Autistic sons obsession for minifigures will be sated every weekend.

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By in Netherlands,

Is there anyone who can explain, why there isn't a Lego brand store in the Netherlands? Nearby my house would be an excellent place.... :)

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By in United States,

You UKers sometimes complain about some pretty short disances. :P
Nearest for me if 3-4hour, next after that is like 12hours, but I pretty much never go in that direction. So I'm stuck never going to one unless I'm on a trip and there's one on the way. Let's just hope one gets put up either an hour from me or 4hrs where I'm often at. By the way, what's usually the smallest city LEGO would build a store in?

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By in France,

^ Because for the cost for us to drive one hour, you could drive for four! It's the difference of living in a high density population vs low density. Long distances for us are short for you.

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By in Japan,

Lego34s,

You do get VIP points in Lego stores but not at Argos, WHS or elsewhere.

I usually get my fix from my nearest Lego store which is about 45 minutes away by public transport, though I also go to WHS and John Lewis for CMFs as they're close to where I work and I can pop over to them in my lunch break.

Amazon is cheap but they don't carry all sets and don't offer the deep discounts until the set has been out for a while. So if I want to be sure of getting a specific set, I go to the Lego store. It's also a good place to meet up with other AFOLs.

Oddly, the next nearest Lego store is only 5 minutes further than the nearest, but I've never been there. I ought to go.

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By in United States,

It is nice to have a store close. My daughter likes to build her own minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another one in the south of England - I would say we are spoilt! The Kingston store used to be on my doorstep, but I'm only an hour or so from 4 stores at present, soon 5.

The best aspect of the Brand stores is the monthly mini builds (if you have a child) - take them along on a particular day of the month for a free mini build - Great - and get a PAB cup and VIP points at the same time...

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By in United Kingdom,

I would like one in Ipswich, phone shops and charity shops do not a town make!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think there should be more stores further north, like Newcastle. Up to a couple of years ago I think Lego thought the top half of the country didn't exist. We now have Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester but the far north has nothing.

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By in Spain,

This must be very satisfying Huw.

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent news! One more grand opening to prepare for!

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By in United States,

How much quicker is Huw's set-count going to go up now that it is so close? @Huw - how about getting a part-time job there?

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By in United Kingdom,

@SilentMode - Do you attend all of the grand openings?

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By in Japan,

The solitary dark,

Bentalls department store has a decent selection but they don't get new sets in quickly.

The Entertainer doesn't have much and the staff aren't friendly.

John Lewis doesn't have a great range but they sometimes get CMFs first.

The Argos off Eden Street is like any other Argos, i.e. nothing special.

Then there's the WHS at the Bentalls Centre. The staff there are friendly enough but their prices aren't keen.

I don't think there's anywhere else nearby. The nearest brand store is in the Shepherds Bush Westfield.

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By in United Kingdom,

Grr! Please tell me why Leicester is not a suitable location for a store? Who else agrees?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I agree - highcross would be a great (and convenient) location!!!
Fingers crossed....

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By in United Kingdom,

@ CamberbrickGreen, you're right about Dartmoor - far too cold. I highly doubt we'll get one here in the English Riviera, but Exeter looks quite likely in the near future.

Never fancied the 4 hour drive to Cardiff.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is brilliant news for me as living in Salisbury it is only 26 miles down the road, up to now I was slap bang in the middle between Cardiff & Brighton....80 miles each way. That will save a few quid on petrol although I will be spending double on Lego !.

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By in United Kingdom,

There's a huge, Midlands sized hole in the UK's LEGO stores.
I mean, come on! I know the last one in Birmingham didn't go too well, but LEGO's come on leaps and bounds since then.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am so happy that are putting one in Glasgow, first one in scotland, although it still like 1:30 hours away it beats travelling to somewhere else in england

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By in United Kingdom,

I would like to a Newcastle store. I usually use the Manchester one, as my brother lives down there, and likes Lego.
My nearest store is 2 hours drive away (Glasgow).

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101 I try to.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can not wait for the grand opening

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By in United Kingdom,

Most excellent news!
I live in Southampton so this will be very local indeed, be great to have a store so close.
I work in retail too... gonna have to keep an eye out on the Lego jobs page for any vacancies ;)

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By in Australia,

Still waiting for our 1st store in Australia.
From an expat who used to live near Southampton :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

I live in bournemouth so l am pleased

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By in United Kingdom,

That is perfect. I live in Southampton, will definitely be a regular shopper there.

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By in United Kingdom,

oh my giddy aunts.....

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