Whether LEGO-mania is always at an all-time-high in your house, or the recent release of The LEGO Batman Movie has spawned an uptick in brick interest, NYC is full of places where little builders can get clicking. From a special event to retail spots to where you can build for free — and more! — here’s where to go to get your build on.  Click through to see where to head with your LEGO lover.

To Play With the Option to Buy: LEGO Stores

We might be stating the obvious here, but both Manhattan LEGO Stores are a brick lover's dream. Visitors can marvel at LEGO models created by Master Builders, make their own models in interactive play areas, procure LEGOs of every color and size imaginable at a Pick-A-Brick wall, make mini-figures, and more. The Flatiron store even has a LEGO Lounge, where parents can rest and charge devices while the kids play. (Read our full write-up of that store here.) Check individual store calendars for special events like LEGO club meetups and builds. While it's technically free to play at LEGO stores, it's unlikely you'll escape without spending a few bucks.

LEGO Store Rockefeller Center
620 Fifth Avenue
New York, Ny
Online: stores.lego.com/en-us/stores/us/rockefeller-center/

The LEGO Store Flatiron District
200 5th Avenue between 23rd and 24th St.
Online: stores.lego.com/en-us/stores/us/flatiron-district


Where does your child get his or her LEGO fix? Tell us in the comments below!

— Kim Sunshine