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World's Largest LEGO Store Opens In London's Leicester Square

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18/11/2016 12:23 | Updated 21 November 2016

The world’s largest LEGO store has officially opened its doors in London’s Leicester Square.

The two-storey megastore covers a vast area of 9,800-square foot and contains some of LEGO’s most impressive creations including a 21-foot recreation of Elizabeth Tower (the tower that holds Big Ben), a red telephone box and more.

In case you’re wondering the tower took a staggering 2,280 hours to build to build and has a full-working clock face, naturally.

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If that wasn’t enough there’s a 265,000 brick recreation of the London skyline and a brand-new Metropolitan underground train containing huge versions of William Shakespeare and more.

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The store will contain every major range from LEGOs huge collection including Star Wars, Marvel, Dimensions, Disney and more.

In addition to the obvious attraction which is that it’s a building filled entirely with LEGO, the store also contains a photo booth that’ll turn your face into a portrait made entirely of LEGO.

It’s called the LEGO Mosaic Maker and for 99 English pounds you can immortalise yourself as a LEGO portrait.

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Here’s a glimpse around what should quite rightly be the only shop you visit during the normally painful Christmas shopping rush.

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    A woman poses with in a phone box made with Lego bricks in the world's biggest Lego store in Leicester Square in London, Britain November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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    An employee poses leaving a London Underground tube train carriage made from LEGO pieces before the official opening of the new LEGO store in Leicester Square, central London in November 17, 2016. Billed as the world's largest LEGO store by the company, the new UK flagship store was officially opened on November 17 in Leicester Square. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
    People queue outside the world's biggest Lego store in Leicester Square in London, Britain November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
  • DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images
    A LEGO employee poses for a picture in front of thousands of LEGO pieces on display during the official opening of the new LEGO store in Leicester Square, central London in November 17, 2016. Billed as the world's largest LEGO store by the company, the new UK flagship store was officially opened on November 17 in Leicester Square. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images
    A LEGO employee poses for a picture on one of the floors of the new LEGO store in Leicester Square, central London in November 17, 2016. Billed as the world's largest LEGO store by the company, the new UK flagship store was officially opened on November 17 in Leicester Square. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images
    A replica of the Houses of Parliament's Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) made from LEGO pieces is pictured during the official opening of the new LEGO store in Leicester Square, central London in November 17, 2016. Billed as the world's largest LEGO store by the company, the new UK flagship store was officially opened on November 17 in Leicester Square. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Leon Neal via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A map of the London Undgeround system is seen on the wall during an opening party event at the new flagship Lego store on November 16, 2016 in London, England. The new landmark store is be the biggest Lego Brand Retail Store in the world, the 37th LEGO store in Europe and covers 914 sq metre total area, over two floors. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
  • Leon Neal via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A model of playwright William Shakespeare is seen inside a large-scale model of a London underground train carriage, during an opening party event at the new flagship Lego store on November 16, 2016 in London, England. The new landmark store is be the biggest Lego Brand Retail Store in the world, the 37th LEGO store in Europe and covers 914 sq metre total area, over two floors. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
  • DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images
    An employee poses for a picture sitting inside a London Underground tube train carriage made with LEGO pieces before the official opening of the new LEGO store in Leicester Square, central London in November 17, 2016. Billed as the world's largest LEGO store by the company, the new UK flagship store was officially opened on November 17 in Leicester Square. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Leon Neal via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A map of the London Undgeround system is seen on the wall during an opening party event at the new flagship Lego store on November 16, 2016 in London, England. The new landmark store is be the biggest Lego Brand Retail Store in the world, the 37th LEGO store in Europe and covers 914 sq metre total area, over two floors. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
  • Leon Neal via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A sales assistant holds a handful of Lego figure heads during an opening party event at the new flagship Lego store on November 16, 2016 in London, England. The new landmark store is be the biggest Lego Brand Retail Store in the world, the 37th LEGO store in Europe and covers 914 sq metre total area, over two floors. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
  • Leon Neal via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A general view of the interior of the store during an opening party event at the new flagship Lego store on November 16, 2016 in London, England. The new landmark store is be the biggest Lego Brand Retail Store in the world, the 37th LEGO store in Europe and covers 914 sq metre total area, over two floors. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
  • Leon Neal via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A large wall-mounted diorama of London landmarks is seen during an opening party event at the new flagship Lego store on November 16, 2016 in London, England. The new landmark store is be the biggest Lego Brand Retail Store in the world, the 37th LEGO store in Europe and covers 914 sq metre total area, over two floors. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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