Eager shoppers have been queuing since 3am to be the first across the threshold of Edinburgh’s new LEGO store - your views online

"I’m actually so excited to go here, it looks amazing and is a great addition to the city.”

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 11:00 pm
Speculation is mounting that Hamleys will be located in the new St James Centre

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Eager shoppers have been queuing since 3am to be the first across the threshold of Edinburgh’s new LEGO store

Jon Clark

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Speculation is mounting that Hamleys will be located in the new St James Centre

When you find yourself wanting to queue from 3am to be first to go into a new shop to buy some nice little multi coloured plastic bricks, it might be time to ask yourself is everything actually really OK in my world or maybe not entirely? I know Lego is a craze and a passion for some, but this is astonishing!

William Kay

I've resisted buying anything up to now. People could easily spend a fortune in there. Plenty fresh air as no doors at either end. People seem impressed. I shall be back this afternoon.

Marlyn Donachie

What are they thinking, queuing from 3am for a Lego shop? They are either bored, stupid or desperate for a bargain. Get a grip.

Veronica Morris

Some people just have too much spare time. Madness, you would think the shop was only going to be there for one day.

Paul Johnston

You get hundreds of people waiting outside shops when a new phone comes out that costs more than a second hand car. No difference really.

Graeme Robertson

Should have set up a Covid vaccination unit to jab those queuing outside if they wanted it.

Sandy Wilson

I suppose I'll get round to having a look at it one day. I expect to discover it's a shopping mall.

Susan Herbert

Popped in for a look and very impressed.

Greg Rankin

I really don't get the motivation to go there at 3am to stand in a queue. It's like the Boxing Day sales. I'll wait until I need to go back to the office and pop in for my lunch sometimes.

Garry Sprott

And in two years we will be discussing what shops have pulled out and why are shopping malls so empty! This is another white elephant.

Sheila Bernard

But is there a Home Bargains and a Poundshop? What lunatic queues from 3am for a shop to open?

George Brown

I’m not going near any shops while I have to wear a mask and social distancing is in place.

Alan Grant

My worst nightmare, I’ll stick to online shopping!

Anna Moyes

Is there a Jenners?

Nikkii Martin

Do I need 30p for the toilet?

Alan McGregor

Looks like a lot of shops that people wont spend money in ...

Alan McGregor

I wonder how long till turns out like Glasgow malls.

Kelly Hanlon

This centre is massive! Looking forward to having it at top of road. Tons of amazing shops and places for eating. Looks amazing.

Derek Clyde

Shop local, Toys Galore, Morningside.

Claire Young

It’s all nice and well to build a fancy shopping centre but all that’s happened is shops have relocated from Princes Street. If you include Debenhams being closed, that section of Princes Street between Castle and Frederick has at least four shops now closed, three of which have relocated. Not sure what’s to become of Princes Street, there’s only so many hotels you can build.

Marion Thomson

Looks great apart from the bridge type gangways……. I have a phobia and can feel the sweat starting!

Mikey Inglis

I’m actually so excited to go here, it looks amazing and is a great addition to the city. Funnily enough, however, I am not born and raised in Edinburgh and I’m not generally miserable, so that’s probably why I can’t wait to go!

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Nan Mcewan

Young folk don't watch much TV, they prefer Netflix etc,but anything is better than nothing.

McLean Kerryanne

Maybe it’s the parents’ job to regulate their child’s food intake. Obesity starts with bad diet at home. Stop taking parental responsibility away from parents and make them accountable. What next?

Ken Johnston

And you seriously think this will stop kids wanting a McDonald's or granny buying the kids a bar of chocolate? Dream on.

Dougie Turner

Won't make the slightest bit of difference. They gonna ban Spongebob? He works in a junk food joint...

Wendy Dodds

How about teaching the parents to say no instead?