The next UK brand store will be in...

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Newcastle!

After years of northerners complaining about a lack of brand stores in t'north, there must now be more there than there are down south: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, and soon Newcastle. The store address is Unit 73, Gateshead, NE11 9YG which is the Metro Centre. LEGO is advertising for several positions, including manager. I think it's safe to say it'll open before Christmas.

Now all we need is for LEGO to start renegotiating for a store in Southampton. Maybe next year...

(via BrickFanatics)

29 comments on this article

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By in Norway,

Yay, I have relatives in Newcastle. Still waiting for one in Norway though :-\.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've only bean to the store in Glasgow & the one in Milton Keynes.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Don't you mean been, other wise you must really like beans ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

*waves placard while protesting* Birmingham! Birmingham! Birmingham! I want the store in Birmingham back! :P

I know it sounds selfish but it seems that Lego seems to be "banding" the UK - "North", and "South". There's no "middle" - and no mention of a store in Scotland? Hmm...

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By in United Kingdom,

Nottingham needs a Lego Store next... please!!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw This is the first northern store. The others are just almost north ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree with kevbags! ;-)

At last...a LEGO store within an hour's drive!! :-)

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By in United States,

I don't know about up North, but how about one in the Midlands!

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By in United Kingdom,

*cue the hallelujah chorus*

I hoped this would happen! I've just moved to Sunderland to do Performing Arts! YAY I'll get Orthanc down here after all! xD

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By in United Kingdom,

As pleased as I am for another store.... Leicester/Nottingham LEGO! There is a clear lack of stores in the middle of the country.

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By in United Kingdom,

Need one in the Highcross Leicester!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Nottingham or Leicester would be great!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes we definitely need a store in the Midlands, even though I can easily get to MK after work, I would prefer one a bit closer.

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By in United Kingdom,

Agree with most here, the Midlands is definitely lacking in LEGO Stores. You would have thought Birmingham would have one at least, maybe in the Bullring. However, I too need one in Highcross Leicester, right opposite the Disney Store where ModelZone used to be would be perfect for LEGO. Having said that, it's probably a good thing I don't get to walk past a LEGO store on my way home from work, or else I'll be getting those annoying phone calls from my bank.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yay. Its about time. Now i can spend as much time as i want packing my pab cups.

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By in United Kingdom,

@kolaxanthe There WAS a Lego store in the Bullring - it was (or near) where Game is now, IIRC. I think it closed down after the initial "special offer" lease was up, though I should mention whenever I entered it was fairly empty. It also was a time when Lego didn't offer much in the way of promos and in-store events, so maybe that didn't help.

I remember it well because when it opened it stocked the 2005 City range, which I spent a good portion of my pocket money on!

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By in Germany,

Still waiting for a store in Stuttgart!
Are you listening, LEGO? ;-D

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By in United Kingdom,

I think they closed the Birmingham & Kingston stores some years ago.....

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Yes, indeed they did. I don't think we'll see one in the Bullring again.

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By in United Kingdom,

One in Nottingham would be great, but I could get to Derby or Leicester.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well Derby would be sweet (for me!) but unlikely - The Westfield centre apparently has astronomical rents for the stores and nearby Notts and Leicester are both bigger cities, but a store in the Midlands again would be great. Still, Meadowhall is only 45mins away with free parking and a good PAB wall so I can't complain.

As for Newcastle, I have some Northern relatives who use the Metro centre so I should start sending my xmas list now I think!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah. My home town - although I now live 60 miles away it will be my closest store. So happy.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is where I plead for a Birmingham store, right? :P

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By in United Kingdom,

I live in Nottingham but not sure where would actually be classy enough for a LEGO store!

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By in United Kingdom,

Maybe not the Bullring, but surely somewhere in Brum is the next obvious location.

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By in United Kingdom,

Southampton would be very nice, I'm sure they could find several units that would suit . . . . . . .

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By in United Kingdom,

Touchwood in Solihull Would be a great location as I doubt if they will return to the bullring.

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By in United Kingdom,

WHY... CAN'T... A... LEGO... STORE... BE... NEXT... TO... ME?!?
(West Midlands)

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By in United Kingdom,

Birmingham, Merry Hill or Solihull - just give us a store in the West Midlands!!!!!!!!

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