LEGO store opens at the Trafford Centre complete with Manchester Bee that took 68 hours to build

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It's the toy giant's second store in Greater Manchester - after their spot in the Arndale.

LEGO has officially opened its second Greater Manchester store. The toy giant now has a space in the Trafford Centre,  joining the city centre location in the Arndale. 

LEGO also already has the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre attraction just around the corner from the new shop. More than 25 jobs have been created by the opening of the store. 

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Footballers Leah Galton and Toni Duggan and Hollyoaks actress Jazmine Franks were among those to be given an exclusive first-look inside the store on Wednesday night before its official opening on Thursday, November 16. 

Former Hollyoaks star Jazmine Franks with the Bee LEGO at the new Trafford Centre store Former Hollyoaks star Jazmine Franks with the Bee LEGO at the new Trafford Centre store
Former Hollyoaks star Jazmine Franks with the Bee LEGO at the new Trafford Centre store | Submit

Paying homage to Manchester, the new store showcases an intricate, eye-catching big build of a giant LEGO worker bee, which features 5,372 LEGO bricks and took 68 hours to complete.

Amy Pearson, Director, EMEA Marketing at LEGO Retail, said: “We love bringing new LEGO Stores to our fans and local communities. We searched long and hard for the perfect place to open our second Greater Manchester store, but the Trafford Centre was just right! We’re looking forward to bringing our much-loved sets and play experiences to LEGO fans of all ages to Manchester’s iconic Trafford Centre.” 

Simon Layton, Centre Director at Trafford Centre, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted to have opened the doors to a brand-new LEGO Store in the Trafford Centre. It’s been great to see so many people turn up to celebrate this opening with us. We’re confident our community is going to love the play experiences this fun and colourful store has to offer!”

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