Fantastic Lego Store featuring a Chicago skyline in the shop window and lots of other neat giant Lego builds. Inside the store, there are workstations for kids tio it and build, and use thir imaginations!
The Lego employees are super helpful, and will even offer to tape shut an overflowing cup from the fill-a-cup section at the back wall, which I highly recommend. For $15 for a large cup or $8 for a mall cup, you can fill it full of Lego pieces. An employee told me that they get new pieces in this section every week. Tip: build as arge of a piece with bricks as possible, and then stuff the cup full of smaller pieces for filler. Shake to move the small pieces to the bottom and keep filling!
You can also build custom Lego people, which sell for $9.99 for three. A bit pricey, but fun!
Next door is the American Girl store, which my daughters loved looking at, but for a store whose dolls are supposed to provide wholesome play and give positive messages (which they do, to the extent that it promotes healthy body image, high self-esteem, pride in school work and enjoyment of sport), I find the message on wealth extremely contradictory and not as wholesome. Afterall, if you refuse to (on principle or otherwise) spend $110 per doll, plus hundreds of dollars on clothes and accessories, your longing kids can't participate in the elite group of kids woth these dolls. Are you kidding me? Stick with the Lego Store, it's somewhat expensive, but far more accessible.
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