Today marks the 80th anniversary of LEGO’s founding under Ole Kirk Christiansen, although the plastic bricks we know today wouldn’t come until much later. Commemorating the occasion, the LEGO Group has released a short animated video chronicling the company’s history. It’s worth a look – you just might learn something!
This fetching set will be available exclusively during the grand openings of LEGO Retail Stores in the coming months. I especially like the semi-transparent brick sculpture on top. Here’s the official press release:
3300003 LEGO Brand Retail Store
Ages 7+ 280 pieces
New LEGO Stores are opening soon!
Celebrate the opening of a brand new LEGO Store in your area with the new, exclusive LEGO Brand Retail Store model! Not available for purchase, this set is only given out to a select number of customers with a qualifying purchase during the Grand Opening Celebration. We are proud to announce 10 new locations in North America opening in 2012:
• Nashville, TN
• Victor, NY
• Vancouver, BC; Canada
• Wauwatosa, WI
• The Woodlands, TX
• Peabody, MA
• Overlord Park, KS
• Elizabeth, NJ
• Seattle, WA
• Alpharetta, GA
Stay tuned for details on the Grand Opening Celebrations, featuring the new exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Brand Retail Store set and T-Shirts! For more information, please visit stores.LEGO.com.
Offers will be available during the Grand Opening Celebration only, while supplies last.
Phone orders will not be accepted, to qualify purchase must be made at store location.
I hope to pick one up in Wauwatosa during their opening festivities on May 11-13. If you’d like to build your own, the instructions are already online.