Copenhagen on a budget: Lego Store Mini Builds

This afternoon we hit up one of our favourite places in Copenhagen: The Lego Store on Strøget!

As the parents of two hardcore Lego fans, we don’t really stand much of a chance and can’t really pass the place without being dragged in. That said, one very good reason to head there – and everyone knows I love a good freebie – is for their monthly free mini builds.

Did someone say FREE??? Yes, indeed, in a city where pretty much everything (bar the childcare and the public amenities) is incredibly expensive, it is refreshing to get something for absolutely nothing. It also feels kinda special, since many people don’t even know about it.

So, here’s my top tip – especially if you are visiting Copenhagen with kids. On the first Thursday of every month, the Lego Store gives away a free mini build to all children, all you need to do is go to the store (after 4pm on the first Thursday – and indeed any time after that until their stocks run out), make your way to the very back of the store, and ask one of the incredibly helpful and smiley staff for the free kit (or better yet, get your children to ask for themselves!).

The catch – if you can call it that – is that you must make the model in the store. That’s it…generally it takes 5-10 minutes to make, and frankly, given the state of the weather today, I was delighted to stay there in the warm, in fact if someone had brought me a latte and a bit of cake, I would happily have stayed there all afternoon.

We found out about this fantastic generosity pretty early on, and have been devotedly going back ever since (although we have missed a couple of months, either because we were away, or we just got there a little too late and stocks had run out).

Here’s just a few of our favourites:

Cutest T-rex ever


The one that got away…


Good robot


Octopus (my favourite)


Or maybe this fox, actually…


Nothing says Easter like a chick in a top hat…


Can you guess what it is yet….?


So there you go…happy building Lego fans! (Just remember to take a kiddo in with you, most parents will gladly lend you one for an afternoon if you ask!)


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