Belgium’s second LEGO Store is still on track for its planned opening date of spring 2021.
The official LEGO website has teased the launch of the new brand store in Brussels, which it says is still arriving ‘this spring’. That’s good news for Belgian LEGO fans, particularly in these otherwise uncertain times.
The coronavirus situation in Belgium began to spiral in October 2020, culminating in Belgian health minister Frank Vandenbroucke admitting: “We’ve lost control.” But in the months since, the country has effectively turned the tables on the virus. Infections have decreased by almost a third over the past fortnight, while deaths have dropped by nearly a quarter.
That’s predominantly thanks to the imposition of a national lockdown, with restrictions remaining relatively unchanged into 2021. The only major difference between January and November is that as of December 1, non-essential retail has been allowed to reopen – which has clearly given the LEGO Group plenty of optimism that the Brussels store can open as planned.
The new store was first announced in November 2020, and will become Belgium’s second official LEGO shopping destination. At 270 square metres, it’ll be almost twice the size of the first store in Antwerp’s Wijnegem shopping centre. You’ll be able to find it at 117-119 Rue Nueve.
“In the coming months, the store will be fully designed with the best sets, life-size builds and kids’ activities,” Scott Roseman, district manager for Belgium, said in November. “Visitors here get a full LEGO experience that they will not soon forget.”
Keep an eye on Brick Fanatics for the Brussels LEGO Store’s official opening date as soon as it’s announced.
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