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That's a First

LEGO is celebrating their 60th aniversery with an amazing gesture to their first UK partners.

Osborne's Sports & Toys in Rushden, Northamptonshire were the first UK retailers to stock the now iconic brick 60 years ago.  

As a gesture and to celebrate the 60th aniversery the Danish toy company are giving the shop a temporary facelift. 

Back in 1960 Pam and her late husband Jim attended a toy trade fair on there honeymoon. They back then recognised the potential for LEGO in the toy industry. 

The shop that is now run and managed by their son Will was contacted by LEGO and asked if they would like a mock up of the store. Will at first assumed this was a 3ft model. It turn out to be somthing more spectacular.

Measuring nearly 14ft tall and 50ft wide, Lego recreated the shopfront using 277,500 Lego bricks and took the team more than 600 hours to build. 

The details on the shop front are wonderful and this is a great way to celebrate this long lasting partnership.

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