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« on: October 28, 2013, 12:20:07 AM »

Bricks & Minifigs is a store specializing in buying, selling, and trading LEGO building toy products, as well as selling individual bulk bricks and LEGO minifigures for avid builders and customers of all types (especially those looking for a long-discontinued LEGO set, such as the Ice Planet 2002 Deep Freeze Defender from 1993 or the Royal Knights Castle from 1995, for example). Bricks & Minifigs is currently franchising locations across the United States.
Bricks & Minifigs was founded in 2003 by two guys by the names of David and John in Battle Ground, Washington. Bricks & Minifigs currently has stores Washington, Oregon (2 locations), Montana, New Mexico, and Hawaii. All Bricks & Minifigs stores are independently owned and operated with varying hours and a "local shopping" atmosphere.

http://bricksandminifigs.com/ - official website

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 01:34:46 PM »

From MYRECORDJOURNAL.COM

Used LEGO store planned for Southington

Published: May 21, 2015 | Last Modified: May 21, 2015 03:20PM
By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

SOUTHINGTON – A Wolcott resident is planning to open a used LEGO store this fall, part of a chain that offers old sets, busy unwanted collections and sells parts by the container.

Rob Schneider plans to open the first Connecticut store in the Bricks and Minifigs franchise chain. The company has 14 stores across the United States and is headquartered in Oregon.

The LEGO sets available in stores are only a fraction of what the iconic toy company has produced over the years according to John Masek, Bricks and Minifigs president and CEO.

“Everything you can find at Kmart, at Walmart, that is the piece of the iceberg that’s above the water,” Masek said.

Those looking to sell range from children to collectors with massive amounts of LEGOs valued “in the five figures,” Masek said. His company sells out-of-production sets as well as parts, offered in large bins which customers can dig through. Masek estimated he’s got about 350 pounds of LEGOS at his store.

Different sized containers are sold for people to fill with pieces.

“Whatever they fit in the container, they get,” Masek said.

Schneider could not be reached for comment Thursday since he’s attending training with Bricks and Minifigs.

Lou Perillo, the town’s economic development coordinator, said he’s working with Schneider to find a site for the store. They’ve toured five available buildings but Perillo didn’t know if Schneider had chosen from among them.

“We think it’s a great concept,” Perillo said.

The Bricks and Minifigs name refers to the basic building piece and the yellow-headed figurines included with some sets. The company isn’t affiliated with the LEGO company, which is based in Denmark.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 09:22:05 AM »

Perhaps this will be moving in next door.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BUDwj_mXKE


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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 11:50:30 PM »

Stores like these are a great idea. They are like consignment or thrift stores for people who want buy, sell, or trade new or used LEGO sets or parts. It has worked in the past with other toys, as well as with game consoles and cartridges. The people that created Bricks & Minifigs are entrepreneurs in their own right for what their doing here. It's almost like how a used car dealership is set up for the purpose of selling used cars, often for a lower price than a new car model.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 08:45:50 PM »

Will they sell used Lego trains? If you never saw Lego trains, they are cool looking...
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 04:51:31 AM »

Don't know. It's been nearly three months since the article appeared in the  newspaper and I haven't seen any further information about it. Maybe it fell through?
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 06:07:19 PM »

Don't know. It's been nearly three months since the article appeared in the  newspaper and I haven't seen any further information about it. Maybe it fell through?

Maybe they are waiting to see if Spatula City will move in...Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2015, 08:09:42 PM »

Will they sell used Lego trains? If you never saw Lego trains, they are cool looking...

How about a monorail to go with that? :)
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 05:26:51 PM »

Will they sell used Lego trains? If you never saw Lego trains, they are cool looking...

How about a monorail to go with that? :)

Lego are great toys...
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 12:12:00 AM »

Maybe they are waiting to see if Spatula City will move in...Smiley

...Or the 33 Cent store.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 04:36:19 PM »

It's official. The used LEGO store "Bricks & Minifigs" is opening in Southington this September. It will be located in a small strip mall at 1173 Queen Street called Perry Plaza.

Southington Lego store to open in September

Published: August 24, 2015 | Last Modified: August 24, 2015 05:10PM
By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

SOUTHINGTON — A buy, sell and trade store for all things Lego is slated to open on Sept. 19 on Queen Street.

The local Bricks and Minifigs, owned by a Wolcott couple Rob and Traci Schneider, will be the first Connecticut location of the Oregon-based franchise. Bricks and Minfigs isn’t affiliated with the Lego company, which is based in Denmark.

The store will offer out-of-production sets, trade-ins and loose parts.

Bricks and Minifigs refers to the basic building piece and the yellow-headed figurines included with some sets. Rob Schneider grew up playing with Legos and got back into the building toy with his own children. He has a massive Lego city comprised of more than 300 Lego sets in his basement.

He learned about the franchise opportunity earlier this year. Construction on the 1173 Queen Street store is almost complete.

“I got Legos back in the 70’s and 80’s that are still compatible today,” he said. “They’re the type of thing that never gets old.”

They’re also a toy that holds value for collectors, Schneider said.

In addition to Lego sales and trades, the store will have two rooms to host birthday parties.

Schneider runs a DJ company in Southington, Volume Entertainment, and has gotten to know many local families and businesses. He decided to start up in Southington since it’s a welcoming and friendly community.

His wife Traci Schneider said she’s looking forward to the store opening so some of the Legos they have accumulated can be moved out of their house

She is helping with the store’s marketings.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2015, 02:56:09 PM »

From BRISTOLPRESS.COM

New Lego superstore open

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:58 pm
Bricks & Minifigs
By Mike Orazzi

SOUTHINGTON — Chamber leaders, local business owners, and several excited children joined Bricks & Minifigs for a ribbon cutting to celebrate their opening day Wednesday. The buy, trade and sell Lego store is the first of its kind on the East Coast.

The store at 1173 Queen St., which employs six people and includes two birthday party rooms, will hold its grand opening Saturday.

Owner Rob Schneider said the store is one of 15 currently in the U.S. and one of five opening this year. The next closest location is in Detroit.

“We buy in bulk and in set and sell new and used sets and minifigs,” said Schneider. “There are also several bulk tables that people can pick over.”

Jim Koch, of Bristol, brought his children Olivia, 9, Jayda, 7, and Joseph, 5, to do just that. Moments after stepping through the door they rushed over to the bins filled with Lego pieces and began assembling their own figures.

“We got Joseph the big blocks first and he just keeps going,” said Koch.

“I like to make people,” said Olivia. “If I don’t have people parts I know how to make them out of bricks.”

“I like to build robots,” said Joseph.

Elizabeth Francis, executive director of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, presented Schneider with a plaque thanking him for his “economic investment and confidence in the Town of Southington.”

“Anyone who has little kids knows that Legos are what they do,” said Paul Armor, chairman of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. “I have four grandsons who love them. I’m really happy that you will be making this investment in the community. It can be nerve-wracking to open a new business, but Legos are something that you can rest assured will do well.”

“Lego has remained popular because it is the only construction material that is 100 percent compatible with all of its products,” Schneider said. “It has also stayed on top of trends. Right now, Star Wars and Superhero sets are very popular.”
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