UK LEGO Store Watford Set To Close

It’s been revealed today that the LEGO® Store in Watford is set to close in September this year. The store is currently based in the Atria Watford shopping centre but will close once the current lease comes to an end. The announcement comes after the store staff have been informed and they have been offered roles within other stores. With LEGO products being so popular at the moment it’s certainly a surprise to see a store shut its doors and doesn’t bode well for any new UK to open. Full announcement from LEGO UK can be found below.

LEGO Watford

Within LEGO Retail, we’re constantly assessing our store portfolio to ensure we provide the best LEGO experience for our shoppers and fans. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to close our Watford, UK store when the lease ends in September 2022. We understand this will be sad and frustrating news for our local LEGO fans living within the Watford area and we want to say a huge thank you for visiting and shopping in the LEGO Store Watford over the years, as we know this also includes many loyal adult fans of LEGO.

Please be aware that it is the LEGO Group’s priority to ensure our store associates are looked after and all eleven staff members have been made aware of the news first and offered jobs within other LEGO Stores.

For those local to the area, the product range will still be available at The Entertainer in Atria Watford, Smyth’s Toys in the Waterfields Retail Park and Toy Galaxy in Barnet. In addition, there is also the LEGO Store Milton Keynes and the three other London LEGO Stores which will remain open to visit, for the full store experience.

It is important to share that as a company, we remain committed to expanding our global network of physical stores to create brand awareness and offer unique experiences to shoppers and this includes stores within the UK/ Ireland market and Western Europe region.

This summer we are opening Ireland’s first LEGO store in Dublin and we’re renovating the LEGO Store Leicester Square to make it the biggest in the world. Both these stores will also feature our all new ‘Retailtainment’ concept that blends physical and digital immersive play experiences in-store.

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  1. Quite: “ Please be aware that it is the LEGO Group’s priority to ensure our store associates are looked after and all eleven staff members have been made aware of the news first and offered jobs within other LEGO Stores.”

    I bet LEGO don’t offer to pay the additional cost of fares for displaced staff?

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