Having enjoyed a great morning out at Cape Town’s historic Castle of Good Hope, followed by a stroll along Sea Point’s sunny promenade, the next stop for Jessica, Emily and I was a stop at the sprawling Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Century City, Cape Town – primarily so that I could keep my end of the bargain by buying Lindt chocolates for everyone!
These days of course, for me a visit to Canal Walk wouldn’t be complete without popping my head into the wonderfully yellow and over the top official LEGO store that the Great Yellow Brick Company opened in the mall a handful of months ago.
As with any good LEGO selling shop, the breadth of amazing LEGO sets on offer is enthralling enough, but for me it is all the little extras that really make it the best LEGO shop experience, things like the Pick-a-brick wall, the minifigure building station, the play with bricks area, the interactive LEGO displays and of course the beautifully done, custom built Bo-Kaap MOC standing proudly on display in the front window.
And of course, because I never do anything in a hurry or on a schedule, the girls and I enjoyed a right royal time browsing all the LEGO themes and then hunkering down to build a pyramid roof, glass wall house. As always, I’m not sure who enjoyed it more – the girls or me!
Man, having access to stores like this when I was a kid sure would have been heaven! :)
Also, the Lindt chocolate balls from the nearby Lindt Studio shop were as expected, DELICOUS.
Note: That said and done, Canal Walk is still a little too far from home for me, so for now our local (and also excellent in terms of stock) Kiddiwinks at the Habitat Centre in Somerset West remains our LEGO supplier of choice.