Melbourne: Build-a-bear-workshop

Evey ask me about the build-a-bear-workshop thingy when we were having lunch at Hilton last weekend… and it actually give me something to blog about!! *nyek nyek*

SO this BUILD-A-BEAR-WORKSHOP is in Chadstone.. Well.. there is a shutter bus provided for the tourist to go to Chadstone but its only available during morning time.. so as for late-“wakers” like me… its a little bit troublesome but still.. easy. Take a train from Flinders street station to Cranbourne station.. or any stop which will then take you to Hughesdale.. YES.. stop at hughesdale..!! Take a tram 767 if not mistaken… not so remember already and the tram will take you directly to Chadstone. OH.. leave a day for Chadstone because half day is simply not enough.

The concept of the shop is actually to personalise soft-toys.. mainly bears for their love one.. According to the shop assistant.. parents are always their main customers as they usually come here to customize bears for their daughters and so on.. For special occasion such as birthdays and valentines day of coz!! ^^

Its kinda special to me because i never seen these things before.. there are a few section.. Here comes..


Yes.. choose me is the first step.. means choose a bear SKIN for you liking.. they are plenty of them.. ranging from AUD 15 to AUD 45… just for the SKIN!

Oh.. yala yala i know..there is skin for hello kitties and doggies as well.. teeehehehe!!

It says.. “build-a-bear-workshop” ma.. so of coz i chooseee… A BEAR SKIN

Teeehehehe!! SO CUTE!!!!

Yes.. you are done with choosing a skin.. F.Y.I.. mine is AUD 15


Second stage is hear me.. means you can either record your own voice.. your own message to your loves one or you can choose the standard voice..

To record you own voice and message.. you have got 10 seconds.. and its AUD 15.. you can record and delete.. record and delete until you are satisfied with it… as for standard voice.. such as the messages like.. i miss you.. i love you.. happy birthday.. and so on is AUD 5.

After you are decided.. or you are done with all ur sweet recordings.. you can wave to the shop assistant and they will guide you to stage 3!!


YEs!!! the bear skin have to be stuffed with COTTON now!!!! teehehehe! OH… the whole *aquarium* of soft cotton rolling!

So before you stuff the cotton into the bear skin.. they will help you to place the recording into the bear’s hand!

ANd here you go..stuff with cotton.. you can make your bear full of cotton.. make it hard like a wood.. or you can just lessen the cotton and make it softer.. the shop assistant will request you to step on the paddle.. (the paddle controls the flowing of the cotton to the bear’s body).. Well.. they let you cuddle the bear time by time to test the comfy-ness of your ideal bear bear!

When the stuffing is done.. you pick a red heart from the box.. make a wish.. and the shop assistant will ask you to stuff it in the bear before they help you to knit the bear. they say the red heart represent the bear’s heart and what you wish for your loves one.. euuww… how sweeet!!

So this is my bear!! weehehehehehe!! now she is firm.. YES.. its a she.. i made her a she!


Next you have to dress her up.. they are plenty of dresss.. costume and everything.. shoes.. hand bags.. hat.. roller skate.. wadever you need it.. they’ve got it!!! The price of the clothing per piece is ranging from AUD 10 to AUD 25. I wanna cut cost on these so i just buy her a dress..

(For a complete set for female bears.. they have got pom pom dress.. different kinda costume.. underwear.. socks.. fairy tale cute accessories.. shoes.. and many other) I only get her a simple dress!!

Awwww.. which one do you like?!

They then have dressing rooms for your bear.. you can take your time with your bears trying out all the outfits and dress!! how cool!!

Oh.. undecided! (but i still got her one.. teehehhe)


AFter you have dress your bear up.. its time to register it.. give her a name and identity! They are making the bear a BIRTH CERT!!!!

huhu!! and of coz.. have to key in the owner’s particulars as well.. so when the bear is lost.. someone happen to find it.. they can just send back to the shop and they will acknowledge the owner. =)




Stage 6 is the happiest.. You pay and you bring the bear home!! How sweet!

She finally has an owner.. ooh!! perhaps two!

Extra: in case of the budget.. to have a fully dressed and accessoried bear.. the price range will go to maximum AUD 70. =)

AUD 70= RM 175…. *shit.. its still super expensive for such a tiny bear…*

BUT..its the thoughts that counts!!

Its fully customised and there is only one of that in the world..!

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23 Comments on Melbourne: Build-a-bear-workshop

  1. Jing-leBelle
    April 9, 2009 at 2:48 am (9 years ago)

    haha i did once in Sunway Pyramid too! lol..
    But then yours like bigger shop than there..and so cute deco of the shops!

  2. Steeve
    April 9, 2009 at 3:20 am (9 years ago)

    *big hugs and kisses for my dear*

  3. ahlost
    April 9, 2009 at 6:59 am (9 years ago)

    Eeee… So cute… I wonder what did you put for the “Hear Me” part hor *LOL*

    She has a house? Cool wei !!! How did you bring it back? I mean the house? Can lipat one ah?

  4. clement
    April 9, 2009 at 7:34 am (9 years ago)

    not filling it with beer meh? hahaha

  5. Eve
    April 9, 2009 at 8:13 am (9 years ago)

    Evey eh! Gt ask Anna’s permission not? *giggles*

    You dressed MIMI in pink-a-dot sleeveless,lacey & queen cut outfit (dress? it look like top also)?

    The house so comel. I bet u find a way to bring ‘EVERYTHING’ back *big wide smiles*

  6. ting
    April 9, 2009 at 8:42 am (9 years ago)

    so cute wui~!
    y call “MIMI”? *is jimmy always use it*… *opppsss*
    the bear like very soft n nice to hugz…

  7. ahpaul
    April 9, 2009 at 9:48 am (9 years ago)

    aiks… it is so cute!!!

    later tonitez i wanna kidnap the bear bear liao… *evil grin!*

  8. ~YienYien~
    April 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm (9 years ago)

    [Jinglebelle] hehe!! REALLI!!!!! eee.. i din know malaysia got nehhh! omg omg! next week gonna go KL again so i must go look around! *teehehe*

    [steeve] *cubits* why so late haven sleep gei~~ *bite bite*

    [ahlost] MUAHAHAHA!!! lalalala! *pretend din hear* the house can lipat one.. luckily ah!! then i just lipat and squueze it in nicely.. HOHOHOHO

    [clement] beer beer is another bear la hor!! *show u again soon* kekekeke!

    [Eve] MUAHAHA!! HOW COME U KNOW!! hehehe.. its actually a top lah. hehe coz all the dress is all fluffy and its kinda not very comfy when you hug to sleep ma.. so i just get her a simple one. teheheheh!!! u know me so well.. i squeeezee everything back hor.. *phew*

    and the evey stuff… *shhhh* hide from annnna! kakakaka

    [ting] hehehe! YALOH! i din think of it also when i make the name.. coz kinda rush and i cant think of a girl name.. after come back baru realise. huhu!

    [ahpaul] *nyek nyek nyek* lalala.. come come!! *u wont found her* MUAHAHAHAH

  9. wombok
    April 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm (9 years ago)

    Ooo~ Now I know how its done 🙂 Very smart idea lo actually.

  10. ~YienYien~
    April 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm (9 years ago)

    hehehe! OH! are u gonna make one and dress it like star war’s character?! they got costumes.. kekekeke

  11. sofanny
    April 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm (9 years ago)

    wao~~~it looks nice but quite expensive moh…omG~~~

  12. ~YienYien~
    April 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm (9 years ago)

    hehe.. yaloh.. if convert back its really kinda expensive lo.. but if work there then the things seems ok nah. tehehehe!

  13. TMOT
    April 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm (9 years ago)

    mimi ahahahahah! AHAHHAAHHAHA!!! someone must be very proud now ahahah!.

    well tat bear so cute wei… u should bring back more stuffing ler..donate to my pillow..
    getting thinner and thinner liaw lo…

  14. ~YienYien~
    April 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm (9 years ago)

    hhahhaha! u laugh gok~ so bad one u~ *hmpf*

    her face so mischievous right? tehehehe

  15. clement
    April 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm (9 years ago)

    the beer is another bear? i duno, show me in plurk

  16. anson
    April 9, 2009 at 11:55 pm (9 years ago)

    UR bear, u shuld show ppl what it can SAY mah….
    like tat baru CUTE~

  17. ~YienYien~
    April 10, 2009 at 12:50 am (9 years ago)

    [Clement] hahaha!! i will dedicated a blog specially for u! *muahaha*

    [ANson] eee!! u so eviL!!!!!! *screaaammmmmmmmmm*

  18. Sarah-Anne
    April 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

    Yien! Singapore also have ler. I almost got myself one but during that time too many soft toys liao..big big one some more. I’m so gonna have to get myself one when I’m back in Singapore! x) ngee~

  19. ~YienYien~
    April 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm (9 years ago)

    eee!! isit isit?! i din know that! hehehe.. Oh!! fast fast get one for urself and post up! i wanna see.. tehehehee

  20. Mei Wah
    April 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm (9 years ago)

    wow, cute wor the workshop! got certificate some more! cuteee to the max~
    the bear that you make is so adorable~ 🙂 mimi aka mariah carey lagi…

    p/s: i have add ya into my blogroll too~ 😉 muah*

  21. ~YienYien~
    April 12, 2009 at 3:19 am (9 years ago)

    HOHO! here comes mei wah!!! *hugs hugs* wei hwa din blog one ka? hehehe!

    OH… jing-lebelle told me sunway oso got woh… teeheheh! next trip to KL must go and see see got wad difference liao.. lalalala

  22. jones
    June 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm (8 years ago)

    hey. the one in sunway pyramid is called ‘Bear at Heart Factory’

  23. Mira
    November 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm (8 years ago)

    hello! I was wondering if there is a Build A Bear Workshop in Malaysia… Where is it?


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