GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A brand new Lego resale retailer is opening in Grand Rapids in December.
The shop, known as Bricks & Minifigs, is about to open Dec. 10 at 2927 Breton Street SE.
Homeowners Nathan and Julia Petersen are internet hosting a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, that includes raffles, customized bricks and Grand Rapids-themed minifigures, Lego builds on show, used and new Lego units and refreshments.
“Our objective is to be a spot for creativity, whether or not you’re a Lego nerd or simply curious and need to be taught slightly extra,” Julia Petersen stated. “We’ll even have Lego workshops to be taught new constructing strategies. Lego goes together with group and connecting with individuals is so key to us.”
The opening celebration will function FOX’s “LEGO Masters” TV present season two contestants Maria and Philip Straatsma, a Kentwood-based married couple.
On the opening, the shop will probably be providing boy or woman minifigures sporting “Bricks & Minifigs Grand Rapids” shirts, solely obtainable on the retailer, with any buy to the primary 175 prospects.
The Grand Rapids location is the third Bricks & Minifigs store in Michigan, becoming a member of the Kalamazoo and Macomb shops.
The shop sells and buys all factor Lego, from uncommon and retired constructing units to 1000’s of minifigures. If you happen to’ve acquired a large bin of unsorted Legos at dwelling, Bricks & Minifigs will provide money for these bins.
Previous to its grand opening, the shop is holding a shopping for window, providing money for any Lego model merchandise, from 11 a.m. to six p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The shop is particularly in search of bulk Lego, retired new-in-box units, constructed used units and minifigures. Money gives are based mostly on the situation, demand and amount of the Legos.
The shop may also provide area for birthday events and constructing competitions, which proprietor Julia Petersen stated is what she’s most enthusiastic about.
Petersen and her husband, Nathan, are each avid Lego followers. They each loved constructing with Lego as kids, however then discovered their means again to the interest as soon as they began relationship.
“After we began relationship, we began spending time constructing Lego and each acquired again into it collectively,” Julia Petersen stated. “Then we began promoting Lego on-line and beloved that. We began constructing an increasing number of and now right here we’re.”
The couple enjoys creating customized builds, together with one Julia Petersen has on show proper now in Denmark for Lego’s ninetieth anniversary this 12 months. The customized construct is of the founding father of Lego, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, conducting a symphony of music notes fabricated from Lego bricks.
“We’re excited in regards to the expertise (the shop will deliver),” Julia Petersen stated. “We’ll have 1000’s of minifigures, uncommon units, after which connecting with the group. We may help individuals discover what they’re in search of.”
Extra details about the shop and its grand opening is out there on-line at bricksandminifigs.com/grandrapids-mi.
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