Its amazing really how a company can turn itself round. A few years ago Lego were looking at going bust.
I wish I had the money to buy as much Lego as I can. Love the stuff, way more than Star Wars!! (I'll get my coat and leave quietly admitting that on a Star Wars forum)
I get what you mean, mate. It's incredible. And what a transformation: from bust to 2nd largest toy manufacturer in the world! I'm in awe of the company itself.
The store opening was a great event. Really good atmosphere despite the queues (over and hour just to pay!) and it's an incredible store, a real flagship. The staff were all hyped and great and the Mayor of London and the CFO of Lego showed up to do the official opening which added to the ocassion.
I also bumped into two faces that are regulars at FF! Had a good long chat in the queue, which was great and passed the time in a most pleasant way.
A few more photos from inside (incredible models) and my "haul". I didn't win a Lester minifigure (rumoured to be only 200 made so expect a £500+ price tag on eBay) but the bottom two rows were all freebies having bought my daughter the Festive Train and myself the bus and Yellow Submarine. Never bought to much Lego instore in one go and thanks to the double points it came to only £117.