You’ll find the new store at Passeig de Gràcia 9 when it opens its doors later this year. Situated across a total of 805 square metres – with 500 for the store, and the rest for the warehouse and office – the flagship venue will incorporate Fifth Avenue’s 880,000-piece Tree of Discovery and Personalisation Studio, which includes the Mosaic Maker and Minifigure Factory.
There’s no word yet on whether the store will also include the New York City location’s Brick Lab and Storytelling Table (find out more about those experiences here), but it will at the very least include plenty of brick-built tributes to Barcelona icons.
This will also be Spain’s first official LEGO brand store, as all six of its current outlets are actually LEGO Certified Stores, operated by third parties and independent of the VIP program and certain gifts-with-purchase.
“Barcelona is one of the cities in the world that fits the most into the LEGO universe,” Fernando-Nasuti-Wood, senior marketing director of LEGO France-Iberia, told Time Out. “The colour that is perceived when travelling through it, the creativity it gives off and its passion for architecture and artistic techniques, such as mosaics and ‘trencadís’ [broken tile mosaics], remind us of the LEGO system and the values of our brand.”
Barcelona’s flagship LEGO Store will open its doors by the end of 2021, apparently in time for the Christmas shopping period.