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Potomac Mills VA Pick-A-Brick Review
I was able to visit the Lego store at Potomac Mills mall here in Virginia yesterday. I thought I would review the Pick-a-Brick there.
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For those who don't know, the basic idea of Pick-A-Brick is to fill a cup with elements of your choice and then purchase them. There are two sizes of cups: Small ($7.99) and large (14.99). You can see the sizes of them above. The main problem with this system is that the wall of elements you can choose from is usually very limited, and changes every so often. You really can't just walk into a Lego store looking for a specific element; you just take advantage of what's there.

The Potomac Mills store had a fairly decent selection. There were a couple dozen decent elements to choose from. Some interesting ones include the 1x2 pink slopes, 1x2 printed clock tiles, and yellow 2x4 hubcap elements. There were basic bricks in several colors, but usually only on color per brick type and vice-versa. What you, dear readers, are probably most interested in is the Hero Factory selection. It was an interesting, if somewhat limited one. There were six spaces with elements in the six basic hero colors- lime, white, yellow, orange, red, and blue. Each of these included three elements in the aforementioned color- the small armor piece, the hero chest and the hero core. The great thing is that yes, it included white and orange hero cores and white small armor pieces! I was sure to pick up lots of the excusive parts. Besides the basic colors, there was also a space with the 5-length lower limb segments in black, and a space with silver/gunmetal parts. It included armor pieces, weapons and Breeze's and Surge's head armor parts. Overall the HF selection was great if you want those parts in bulk, but it's not something you can use to just go and construct a Hero.

I hope you liked the review! The HF part might extend to other stores, I don't know. If you liked it be sure to leave a comment.



Comments

 I like it 
  April 26, 2011
When you told me this a school I didn't think you got this much! I can't believe that all those Hero Cores fit in just two pick a brick bins!
Lego  Obsessionist
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Toa Oblivious ,Master of Earth
  April 21, 2011
epic!
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Chaos Master
  April 20, 2011
whoa, that's a TON of hero cores. i don't live anywhere near a lego store, so sad for me.also, not meaning to rain on your parade, but the white and orange will be on the 3.0 heros coming out this summer. they won't be exclusive forever.
 I made it 
  April 20, 2011
Quoting Chaos Master whoa, that's a TON of hero cores. i don't live anywhere near a lego store, so sad for me.also, not meaning to rain on your parade, but the white and orange will be on the 3.0 heros coming out this summer. they won't be exclusive forever.
Oh. I knew about the white, but I had forgotten about the orange. Oh, well, it's still nice to have them in bulk. And there's no sign of the small white armor coming out anytime soon.
 I like it 
  April 20, 2011
I think I like Pick-a-brick a whole lot better now! :D
 I made it 
  April 20, 2011
Quoting MCLegoboy ! My main question is, what are you going to do with all those Hero Cores?
I really don't know. I got a bunch of orange and white ones because they're just awsome and not in any sets. As for the blue and green, I had a momentary lapse in memory where I thought they were exclusive too. By the time I remembered that Surge and Stormer had them, they were already buried in my cup under other elements. I have a WIP that uses a couple dozen cores, but as for the rest... I don't know.
  April 20, 2011
Those clear 1x2 bricks are very useful for posing things that are flying or levitating. Just check out my Star Wars Lego Collection if you're not sure what I'm talking about. When I go into the Lego Store, I check for these, with one large and small cup, you can get about 800-900 if you stack them up inside the cups. My main question is, what are you going to do with all those Hero Cores?
 I like it 
  April 20, 2011
I didn't know that they had HF pieces at Pick-A-Brick now. I might have to go look into that.
 
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