If you’re on a trip to Bangkok, Thailand or live here and are a LEGO fanatic, you may be wondering where on earth do you buy LEGO in Bangkok? After all, it’s not like the US or Europe where LEGO is available in just about every toy shop.
Before you start getting upset, worrying you won’t be able to get your LEGO fix, calm down. You can buy LEGO in Bangkok but, er…….did I mention the price?
With a variety of shops selling LEGO in all the main shopping malls, you can find most LEGO sets in Bangkok, although Thailand may be a month or two behind the west when it comes to getting them for sale here.
But, the price of LEGO is ridiculously expensive in Thailand — double what you’d pay in the US and often even more. It’s no wonder it’s not a hugely popular toy here. Only the high-sos (high-society types) can afford it.
If you must keep adding to your LEGO collection, however, or your kids are begging for more sets, you will find it at the following places:
Isetan at Central World Mall – But, as it’s the most expensive I have ever seen LEGO anywhere, I would buying LEGO in Bangkok at Isetan should probably be your last resort.
Central Department Stores – All Central department stores have LEGO in their toy departments, and it is a bit cheaper than Isetan. Not much, though, so don’t expect miracles. They do, however, have a good selection so you’ll find most LEGO sets like Harry Potter, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Star Wars, and the like, as well as many of the LEGO minifigures.
LEGO store at Siam Paragon — There is also a LEGO store at Siam Paragon, and as they only sell LEGO brand, you will sometimes find their sets cheaper here than in many other places in Bangkok. Their selection is excellent as well.
Toys R Us – There are a couple of Toys R Us stores in Bangkok (there’s one at Central World, another at Fashion Island and one at Big C Rama IV) but their selection of most toys is grim, and that includes LEGO. They are cheaper than both Isetan and Central, though so, if you want the basic stuff, you may be lucky.
Emporium (Phrom Phong sky train station) – Emporium department store’s toy department also has a fair selection — again though, it is expensive.
Central Ladprao –– There is usually a LEGO Kid’s Day once a year at Central Ladprao shopping mall (see video below). LEGO displays are set up in the middle of the mall on the ground floor, and they will have sale prices on specific sets.
Overall, if you buy LEGO in vast quantities or you want one of the larger sets, I would recommend not doing it in Thailand unless you have no other choice. Order it online, and have it delivered to a friend or family member’s house in the UK, US or Europe and have them bring it when they come.
And don’t even think about having it shipped to Thailand as the Thai customs folk will charge you an arm and a leg in taxes.