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De Bouwsteen Shop in Rotterdam

During a games night at our good friends Simone and Stu, the topic of LEGO came up (who would’ve thought it possible, right?) It was brought to my attention that a new LEGO store had opened in Rotterdam, whereupon my reaction was “WTFBBQ? Why didn’t I get the memo?”. So after several death threats and a promise of torture and pain should Simone be telling lies, we left for the city center the next afternoon.  Lo and behold:

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I think I remember hearing angels singing in the background.

They had a big wall full of LEGO sets, including a whole bunch of LEGO Exclusive sets like the space shuttle.

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One side of the shop is all LEGO, the other side has all the Sluban and Megablock sets. It’s the first time I’ve seen a shop that carries all three brands of toy bricks.  It’s nice to give people the choice, although I would get LEGO over the other brands each time, of course.  They also have a lot of other items normally only available at the Shop@Home website, such as LEGO pens, the minifig head storage bins and much, much more.

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2qkruvqThe two guys who run the shop were super friendly and I stayed and chatted for quite a while. If you’re in the area, you should definitely drop by. You can find them in the Rotterdam Beurstraverse (also known as the Koopgoot or gutter mall).

They don’t have a website yet (they’re very busy working on one) but they do have a Facebook page which you can visit: [LINK].

They have a customer loyalty program where you get a stamp for each 15 euro spent. You get 20% off any set if you have 20 stamps, so if you like LEGO and you buy a fair bit of it, this is a good reason to drop by!

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Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.