Over the weekend Gene and I watched The Lego Movie. I don't know why other than we wanted to squeeze every last viewing minute out of the tv before the movers packed it! It was a cute movie! So cute, that when we saw the Lego Store at Downtown Disney, we actually went in to see what was going on inside! I mean, the outside was awesome enough, even if you weren't interested in going in! Look at these displays made entirely from Legos!
I think we walked by the store three times before we were far enough away for me to realize there was a GIANT dragon on top of the store and that's what was going on with this knight! I have to tell you though- the first thing I saw was this beautiful Belle and Beast reproduction! If I'm being completely honest with you (and I mean, it's a blog, so I will be) my class watched Beauty and the Beast back in the 4th grade, and I cried like a baby through this part! Ah, Beast, you finally found love!
Also, I didn't see Lumiere of Cogsworth until I got home and saw this picture! Aren't they just too cute back there?! Gene ever so kindly posed for a picture with the Toy Story reproduction:
Seriously? How awesome is that? Also, if you look under the Lego sign up there to the right? Underneath there are pictures of Lego men, you see them? They are made up of HUNDREDS OF REAL LEGO MEN! All glued onto the wall! I wish I took a better picture- I will when we go for the weekend!
So, then we went inside the store where not only was there a giant wall of legos, but more statues! Of course I had Gene stand in line with me so we could snap a picture with this hulk:
Doesn't he just look THRILLED?
We walked around the store and I got my picture with this wizard (who I know I should know, and I know isn't from Harry Potter, but I just don't know... Sorry, not sorry! I know he was in The Lego Movie!)
Wizard Gandolfini, right, from New Jersey?
Most impressive was this Aladdin flying carpet scene! It was suspended from the ceiling and Genie was HUGE!
I wish they would have had a little post for each sculpture about how many pieces were in each display! That's the only thing I would change about this place! It was magical and fun! There were tables with legos where kids could build things, they could race lego cars! It was just such a fun stop while we were in Downtown Disney! I don't know why we never went to Legoland, but I think we're for sure going to have to hit it up before we leave now!
To see more about our Disney vacation, make sure you check out my "Our Disney Adventures" page for a collection of links to all of the posts I have about our time at the resort and in the parks!