The Kids Loved Visiting Bricks & Minifigs in Fullerton

Bricks & Minifigs in Fullertontoday, i surprised the boys and took them to the newest store in Orange County – Bricks & Minifigs in Fullerton. as you probably guessed, Bricks & Minifigs sells LEGOS! but it’s not like “the” Lego Store. it’s an aftermarket LEGO shop specializing in only new and used LEGO® items. they buy and trade all kinds of LEGO products, from tubs of bulk to storage unit sized collections. as long as it’s LEGO® brand, they will take it!

Bricks & Minifigs is actually a change store, but it is the first one located on Southern California. inside, you will find hundreds of individual minifigs, bulk bricks, components and accessories. if you are looking for a rare piece or minifig, or if your kids want to sell their extra Legos, then this is a fun store. my boys loved looking at all the minifies in the display cases. and they took over deciding what they wanted to buy.

all of the minifigs on display have prices according to their popularity, rarity and condition. you can find minifigs for $5 and minifigs for $25+. many of the minifigs were once part of larger Lego sets that are no missing pieces or found for sale on eBay. or maybe someone had two of the same and wanted to trade. there were even animals, accessories, and base plates.

another fun area is the bulk brick section. you will find thousands of pieces of Lego here. and it’s better that the Lego Store’s bulk section, because there are lots of unique and rare pieces….not just bins of the same color of overstock pieces. you can fill up tubs or bags for as little as $10 up to $40. there is everything in there, so be prepared to have kids take a long time to make their selections.

when you sell your Legos to Bricks & Minifigs, they will either give you cash or store credit to buy more Legos. you will get more store credit than cash, and the amount of cash/store credit is based on multiple factors – condition, rarity, availability, how old, etc. you can even sell Lego sets (with or without missing pieces) or anything that is Lego brand. you can buy it all too! this store has a lot of unique things…and it’s going to get better and better as time goes on. right now, the selection is small (actually there is quite a bit)…but as more people buy and sell, the more variety there’ll be.

best of all, this particular Bricks & Minifigs happens to owned by a local Orange County mom. so head on down and check out the store. your kids will be very excited and it makes a fun couple hours out. bring your extra Lego sets or some minifigs to sell. my boys were so excited to spend their allowance money.

a fun and colorful store, with lots to explore.

and while you are in Fullerton, head over to my favorite bulk popsicle store, Deelite Distribution, and get a box of popsicles. it’s literally less than two miles away. we stocked up. SUCH. A. FUN. DAY.

Celebrating National Princess Week with LEGO DUPLO

did you know that the week of April 22nd – 28th is National Princess Week!!! our family is so thrilled that we finally have a little princess in our house. we’ve had almost 16 months with our little princess, and it’s been so much fun. playing with dolls and girly toys is something i have been dreaming of doing with a little girl, and it’s been especially fun dressing up Miss Dani Kat in ruffles and bows. she is definitely our little princess.

to celebrate National Princess Week, i dressed Dani in a Belle inspired party dress and we had a tea party with the LEGO DUPLO Belle’s Tea Party. Dani is just getting old enough to play with LEGO DUPLO. she has been watching her brothers play LEGOS since she was born, so it is exciting for her to be able to join in the fun. her motor skills are getting stronger each day, and watching her little fingers put together the DUPLO pieces is so fun. LEGO DUPLO has some pretty adorable Disney Princess sets such as Cinderella’s Magical Castle and Rapunzel’s Castle.

but Belle reminds me of Dani, so this became our first DUPLO LEGO® set.

LEGO DUPLO products are specially designed to be fun and easy for little hands. they are suitable for ages 2-5, but i supervise Dani at 16 months while she is playing with them, and she is loving them. i enjoy them just as much. did you see the cute skirt that Belle can wear.

the LEGO DUPLO Belle’s Tea Party includes the Disney character figures – Belle, Mrs. Potts, Chip and Cogsworth. plus it includes DUPLO pieces that are easy-to-build into a castle, fireplace or magical kitchen. it also features a fireplace with opening door and a table with 2 chairs. by playing with DUPLO LEGOS at an early age, i am sure Dani is developing early construction skills and will be ready to play with regular LEGOS sooner than later.

we can’t wait to collect the rest of the LEGO DUPLO Disney Princess sets! they are so cute and perfect for us Disney fanatics…psst, i probably want them even more than Dani.

Free LEGO Duck

this month’s Free Monthly LEGO Mini Model Build is going to be a duck! did you know that one day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for FREE.  it happens on the first tuesday of each month at your local LEGO Store.
Lego Duck Mini Model Build free
April 2nd, 2013
5:00 p.m.
LEGO Stores
quantities are limited and the offer is good only while supplies last. you may want to come a little early.  there is a new model available every month and which is specially themed to that month – ask a store associate for details! models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. one free per child aged 6 to 14 only. check with your local LEGO Store for dates and times.
(be prepared to wait in line for up to two hours. i find it is a good time to get homework done while waiting)
 

Free Lego Sea Turtle

this month’s Free Monthly LEGO Mini Model Build is going to be a Sea Turtle! did you know that one day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for FREE.  it happens on the first tuesday of the month at your local LEGO Store.
Lego Sea Turtle Mini Model Build free
March 5th at 5:00 pm
quantities are limited and the offer is good only while supplies last. you may want to come a little early.  there is a new model available every month and which is specially themed to that month – ask a store associate for details! models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. one free per child aged 6 to 14 only. check with your local LEGO Store for dates and times.
(be prepared to wait in line for up to two hours. i find it is a good time to get homework done while waiting)

Free LEGO Log Cabin

this month’s Free Monthly LEGO Mini Model Build is going to be a Log Cabin! did you know that one day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for FREE.  it happens on the first tuesday of each month at your local LEGO Store.
Lego Log Cabin Mini Model Build free
February 5th at 5:00 pm
quantities are limited and the offer is good only while supplies last. you may want to come a little early.  there is a new model available every month and which is specially themed to that month – ask a store associate for details! models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. one free per child aged 6 to 14 only. check with your local LEGO Store for dates and times.