UK LEGO brand store news
If you're a member of a LUG, or frequent the forum, you'll be aware that on specific dates and times LEGO offers a 15% discount to AFOLs in the brand stores.
The next discount day has just been announced by the LEGO community team and it'll be Saturday 1st September.
The times are slightly different, depending on the store, and are just before normal opening times:
- Bluewater, Stratford, Liverpool, Brighton, Manchester and Sheffield: 8:00 – 9:00
- Milton Keynes and Cardiff: 8:30 – 9:30
- Westfield: 9:00 – 10:00
I believe the only requirement to attend is that you're an adult. There are restrictions on what you can buy but for all practical purposes it's pretty much whatever you want.
There's usually a few AFOLs around at each of the stores so if you're interested in meeting up with fellow Bricksetters, post something in the forum. Unfortunately I won't be at any of them, it's my wedding anniversary that weekend and we're off on a short cruise (I'm not sure if that should be followed by a :-) or a :-(... :-) )
Meanwhile, the dates of the grand opening events have been announced at stores.LEGO.com:
- Manchester: 24th-26th August
- Sheffield: 31st August to 2nd September
The free gifts are similar for both. Be among the first 300 to spend £25 and...
- On the Friday you'll receive a kid's T-Shirt
- On Saturday, 3300003: LEGO Brand Retail Store
- On Sunday, exclusive minifigs
So, it sounds as if Sheffield is the place to be on the 1st September to get 15% off AND the brand store set!