From collectible sets to individual bricks, everything Lego can be found at Krystle’s Brick Shop in San Antonio.

The business began in 2021 after Krystle Zwoll moved to the area and opened the location in Rolling Oaks Mall.

Prior to moving, Zwoll worked for Andy’s Brick Shop in Pennsylvania. For three years, she helped expand the business and found a passion for Lego.

“I started out as [a coordinator for] birthday parties, and before I knew it, I was running the store,” she said.

When Zwoll had to move to Texas, she wanted to open a second Andy’s Brick Shop and found an opportunity to open her shop in Rolling Oaks Mall.

“I grew up in Schertz, and I’m from here,” she said. “This is my hometown, and I wanted to open a location in this area.”

The store offers new and used Lego products, and offers trade-in options for people looking to get rid of Lego products.

“We are able to carry anything that Lego has made,” Zwoll said. “Any merchandise, sets, anything at all that they have put out, we carry it here.”

Zwoll said the goal of trade-ins is to give the sets and products a new life.

Apart from the full sets, individual characters, bricks and other smaller pieces are available to purchase.

“Some kids just like the characters, and parents do not want to spend the $100 or more on a full set just to get one figure when you can spend a few bucks for one figure,” Zwoll said. “Sometimes, it feels like we are an aftermarket for Lego.”

Each product within the store comes from trade-ins, people selling old sets and other pieces that have been collected since it opened.

Sets that are traded in are evaluated, and damaged pieces are replaced with newer pieces to prepare the item to be resold.

“We wash the pieces and get rid of the ones that have been chewed or aged,” Zwoll said. “Then, I have staff go through and do inventory to make sure every piece is in there, down to the tiniest stud.”

The business also hosts birthday parties for up to 10 kids for $250. Parties include an hour and a half of time and a miniature figurine.

“Each kid gets to go home with a custom build-a-fig, and we entertain them for a full hour,” Zwoll said. “We teach them how to make a race car, and we have a race.”

Zwoll said, since opening, the store has received tremendous support from the surrounding community, and she attributes her success to that support.

“I really appreciate the community support, and I’m thankful for them coming into my small business,” she said. “I really love the excitement when people come in and see the Legos. I just love that connection.”