Well, this is the HUGEST update on Legoland Malaysia that no one is talking about!
There will be a Pick A Brick Section at Legoland Malaysia
So today, I was checking out the Legoland Malaysia Facebook page as usual to check out if there were any interesting new updates on the park and I noticed a Wall Post where the Page Admins alluded to a Pick A Brick section. Now I was perplexed because prior to this, I had not heard of ANY such thing so I decided to snoop around on their official website and lo and behold:
There it was, under the Shops section. This ends months of speculation by Malaysian AFOLs on the presence of a Pick A Brick section at the Theme Park. The Shops section also had a little more information on The Big Shop, which looks like it’s going to be a properly stocked Lego Store (official or not is still unknown at this time) with “the largest selection of LEGO toy sets under one roof in Asia but also includes exclusives and hard to find items” as well as Legoland Souvenirs.
Why is this such a big deal?
Essentially an AFOL’s (that’s Adult Fan of Lego) wet dream, the Pick A Brick Section is typically a massive wall filled with different Lego bricks and elements in tons of different colours. You get different sized plastic cups which you fill up to the brim with ANY brick or element available on the Pick A Brick wall and pay a flat rate for it.
HOWEVER… this doesn’t seem to be the case for Legoland Malaysia. It seems that we will be charged according to the weight of bricks picked but pricing details have not been finalized.
I’m a little wary on this and I really hope this decision gets reverted back to conventional Pick A Brick pricing methods. Alas, this is all the information that’s available to us at the moment and I trust that Merlin will not try to rip us off at the Pick A Brick.
What this means for builders is that it is an amazing avenue (outside of Bricklink, of course) to amass different bricks such as plates, tiles, round pieces, foliage, etc. which is super useful for building custom creations.
And doesn’t that just sound like a cup-load of fun?
Also, this is monumental because this will be the ONLY Pick A Brick in the Southern Hemisphere so far!
Frankly, this seals the deal for me and I CANNOT WAIT for September 15 to roll by. I anticipate that I will make a beeline to the Pick A Brick once the gates open. After hearing stories from friends in the States and Europe who’ve gotten to enjoy Pick A Bricks, seeing photos of their loot, I’ve always felt a sense of longing and jealousy that I’d have to travel to the US to try it out.
This also raises another interesting question. Will we have a Build Your Own Minifigure station in the store as well? Not really a big deal for me, but there have been stories that rarer accessories can sometimes be found there – I guess time will tell.
And I can’t believe that they didn’t tweet or post about this!
For more information on the Shops available at Legoland Malaysia, visit: http://www.legoland.com.my/Explore/Shops/
To buy Legoland tickets/annual passes or get more details on admission rates, check out: http://www.legoland.com.my/Tickets/
Oh man, my trip to Legoland on 15 September is going to be one expensive affair!