What do you get when you throw two Lego-loving boys into an arena full of Lego blocks? Two Lego-loving boys having the time of their lives!
We witnessed that amazing time as my little guy and his BFF went wild at the Lego KidsFest recently (remember our giveaway?). It's likely coming to your town soon, so here are some things you won't want to miss!
There are so many things to see and do at Lego KidsFest. We started in the Model Museum, where we saw everything from life-sized Star Wars figures to an amazing zebra. I couldn't believe the size and detail of the animals they had built. I wanted to take some time to take it all in, but my guests were ready to move on to some hands-on activities.
And, boy was there a ton of activities for them to put their hands on! We spent time in the Lego Chima, Lego Hero Factory and Lego City build areas, where the boys were able to add to projects that had already been started, while also creating their own. My favorite thing about Lego blocks, is the opportunity it gives kids to flex their creative muscles. I'm impressed with what the boys are able to do in just moments. I love seeing the things they imagine take shape.
We took home some mini-figures after our Lego Challenge. The goal was to create something you find in the spring in just 2 minutes. I thought a butterfly would be a good idea, but as you'll see in the video, the boys couldn't agree less.
I was thoroughly fascinated by the Monochromatic Build. Each year, they choose a color for this exhibit and this year's color was green. I was much less fascinated by The Big Brick Pile, which was a HUGE hit with my guys and all the kids there. All this mom saw was a massive pile of germs waiting to be taken home. I was standing there with my hand sanitizer and was quite surprised to find that there were no hand sanitizer stations near the pile.
Another one of my favorites (which the boys agreed with) was the Lego Art Gallery. What a fun opportunity for visitors to leave their own special mark on the festivities! Check out our contributions in our Lego KidsFest photo album on The MamaZone's Facebook page. You can see some of the rest of our fun there, too.
There are a few things we only saw from a distance, like the Lego Master Builder Academy, Lego Technic and the amazing Creation Nation, where visitors can add a creation to a basketball-court sized map of the United States (how awesome!).
All in all, we had an amazing time and we highly recommend this for some family fun. Visit LegoKidsFest.com to find out when it's in your town and after your visit, come back and let us know what you enjoyed most! By the way, if you have a house-full of Lego blocks like we do, make sure you read about how we corral our supply neatly with these Lego storage ideas.