The first Flagship store opened in Disney Resort in Shanghai back in May 2016 and was the largest LEGO Brand store in the world back in its opening. 2 years later, The LEGO Group has announced its second store scheduled to open in Autumn (end of the year) at Shanghai ShiMao Festival City in People’s Square located in the heart of the city. The new store is expected to be slightly more than half the size of the Disney Resort Store at 6297 sq feet (585 square meters) over two floors. In comparison, the first store was around 10,764 sq feet spread (1,000 square metres) over two floors.
Last year, the Shanghai Skyline LEGO Architecture skyline was revealed and with this new store in place, it is another stepping stone for LEGO’s growth in China. Read our review of the Shanghai skyline here.
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Heading into 2018, LEGO’s city skyline series is growing again, with LEGO Architecture 21039 Shanghai available on January 1st from the LEGO Shop Online (and available now in some local LEGO stores). The set features many iconic buildings on the Huangpu River, including the Chenghuang Miao Temple, Longhua Temple and Pagoda, HSBC Building, the Customs House, Radisson Blu Hotel, Oriental Pearl Tower, World Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower. The Shanghai skyline contains 597 pieces and retails at $59.99.
While the set is technically the second largest Architecture skyline set by piece count (one less than 21028 New York City), Shanghai is largest by any other measure, ranking as the tallest, widest, deepest and heaviest of the skyline series so far.
Click to read our full review of the Shanghai skyline.
An image has surfaced today of the latest LEGO Architecture 21039 set depicting Shanghai, China. From left to right, the set includes what appears to be Longhua Temple, The Bund, The Oriental Pearl Radio&TV Tower, The Shanghai World Financial Center, and Shanghai Tower.
The set will be available worldwide on January 1, 2018. However, if you’re lucky enough to be in Shanghai on December 2, 2017, make sure to visit the Shanghai Disneyland LEGO flagship store to get your copy of the set a month ahead of the rest of the world signed by the design lead for the Architecture series Jamie Berard!