On Friday evening before watching Disney’s A Christmas Carol in 3D, we swung by the LEGO store at Easton. It's one of 38 in the whole country. I had wanted to visit the plastic-bricked mecca since it opened in July. Two words. Millennium Falcon. If you ever possessed or desperately wanted the original Hasbro toy model, the LEGO version is a must-have item. As in, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine must-have.
The shining feature of the LEGO store is its interactivity. Guests are all but begged to pick up, play with, and gaze at every colorful creation. Thanks to hologram technology, the store’s Digital Box kiosks create 360-degree digital images of any item held in front of them (such as the Taj Mahal pictured below). It may just be my mushy holiday spirit kicking in, but it was remarkably inspiring to see shoppers of all ages and backgrounds come together and marvel over the same interlocking pieces we've all played with for the past 60 years.