A local LEGO store has opened in Covent Garden after two-and-a-half years in closed-circuit Coventry, following an 18-month wait.

The Lego store, located in the centre of Covent, is the first in the UK to open in Covence in over a decade.

Owner Steve Wilson told the Coventry Post the store will be “the start of something really special”.

“We wanted to be in Covents original shopping centre, which is very exciting for us, because Covent is a huge hub for the LEGO industry,” he said.

“We want to be able to do what we’ve done in Covency with a much bigger footprint and a much wider audience than we had previously.”

It’s a very exciting time for Coventry LEGO community.

“This will be the first time Covent has had a LEGO store open in over two years.”

There are now a lot of LEGO stores in Covences core area and it’s going to be a really great addition to Covent.

“The local LEGO community are a big part of Coventry and we want to make sure that the store continues to bring people together.”

It will be up to 100 people at the store when it opens in the coming weeks, Mr Wilson said.

The Covent store will also be home to several local businesses, including a food court and a bar.

The company is looking to expand the business by opening a brick and mortar store.

“That’s an exciting prospect,” Mr Wilson told Covent Gazette.

“I think Covent needs more bricks and mortar shops and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to open the doors to Covents first LEGO store.