Monday, April 28, 2014

#LegoKidsFest: The 2014 Tour!

Disclosure: Our family received a complimentary visit. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Lightning McQueen
The whole thing was made of Legos. These kinds of things amaze me.
I had such a busy weekend! It was so busy that I am welcoming Monday with open arms as a chance to get back to routine.  We did have some fun though, especially on Sunday when we packed up and headed to Novi, Michigan to see the Lego Kids Fest that was in town.

This was an area blocked off for viewing only.

One of the items inside was from Minecraft, a game my son's school uses for an after school club,
and my son was delighted to see the character.
The event went from 9am - 1:30 pm, and it was awesome. The place was bustling with well-mannered kiddos all having a blast playing with, learning about, and looking at Legos.

Never one to miss a photo opp.

And the apple certainly does not fall far from the tree.
There were photo opps. to be created,

Again, all Legos.  Can you imagine the amount of time it takes to make these kinds of pictures?
creations from Master Builders to be seen (and they had sessions to sit with a master builder too, if you wanted to sign up),


Dad and little man making vehicles to put on the display shelves
little Lego work stations all around the building,

See the huge Lego pile in the background? It was crowded with kiddos, so my son and I sat
on the ground just on the outside of it for quite awhile, and made our creations there.
and a big Lego pile dumped in the middle of the floor for kids to build and roam as they pleased (huge bottles of hand sanitizer were everywhere, and people were encouraged to use them liberally). :)

Sitting in the Duplo pile
There was also a huge Duplo (larger Legos for smaller children) section that my son had earlier dismissed as being for 'babies.'  Towards the end of the afternoon when we happened by again, he decided to give the Duplos a try. There were far less children in that section than in the other, and he had a lot of room to work.

See the flying Lego?
There were work sections to teach them to levitate Lego bricks (kidding!).

"Look what I made!"
Guess who ended up loving the Duplo area after all? :)

Taking a snooze in the reading area?  Nah, he just did that to be funny for a photo opp.
It was a lot of fun, even if it was tiring for some one of us. ;)  Hubby was just joking around in the photo, pretending to be asleep, but there was so much to do we really were exhausted (and very happy), by the end of our visit. This little nook for reading Lego books was an awesome idea, and a lot of parents utilized the space to sit down and read to their littles.

Yep, she's made of Legos too. In fact, they had a whole section geared just towards girls.
I thought that was an awesome touch.
After the show we stopped at a restaurant on the way home and went through our pictures. The guys asked me what my favorite Lego display was, and I said Cinderella.  They scoffed at me. Scoffed, I tell you, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

If there is a Lego Kids Fest coming to your area, I encourage you to go see it. It was really a great, fun visit! Get your tickets early though, they do sell out fast.

You can learn more about Lego Kids Fest by visiting their website, and you can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

112 comments:

Alice Chase said...

This is so fun!! My son LOVES legos. It is coming to Dallas this year and we are excited to attend. Thanks for the preview of whats on the way!

Lindsey Paris said...

WOW! That lightening mcqueen is spectacular! And the shading in the turtles portrait is really something else!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I just can't believe all they can do with Legos. How fun to get to go visit Lego Fest. I wonder if it is coming close to us. I will have to check it out.

Masshole Mommy said...

We went to the one in Hartford, CT and my boys LOVED it. Some of the sculptures were incredible!

Janine Huldie said...

Totally looked like so much fun and my girls would have gone nuts over Cinderella made out of Legos!! :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow those legos are amazing! Your little one must really love you and your husband! You are always doing fun things with the kids. I love the cinderella too! Have a great day and week.
Julie

Robin said...

That is phenomenal. I can't build anything with Legos and these folks make replicas of everything and everyone. Wow!!!

Kristie said...

How awesome! Love the 'levitating' lego! LOL! My son would have had a blast! I've seen that they've had that event there before, but we have yet to make it. Hopefully one day! :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow... that is all so awesome, we would have a blast as I'm sure you all did. The most that we have seen are in the lego store ans still think these are very impresive. Our girls love all these type of creations I hope one day to take them to a larger event like this.

Scott said...

We're waiting anxiously for them to come a little closer to use (Rosemont, IL maybe?!). Looks like a ton of fun!

Pat Hatt said...

Wow the detail they put into them, that has to take a long arse time to do. Go ninja turtles lol

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Looks amazing. Not only Kids, everyone will enjoy this. Thanks for sharing...

Kristi Maloney said...

It really does look amazing! Glad your little guy had a fun day there. I really thought your hubs was sleeping for a second. :) Those structures really are amazing. My oldest (12) is still into Legos. In fact we treated him to a couple of sets (that's what he wanted) because he made high honors. Where would we be without Legos? :)

mail4rosey said...

We'd be much richer, hahahaha :)

We buy Lego sets too, not all of them are cheap. ;) Congrats to your son on his high honors!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I so wish my boys could go to this. They would be so thrilled!

Tess Moody said...

What a fun place to play/visit! My daughter would love the Minecraft lego.

Jenna Em said...

Wow, what a fantastic event! I cannot believe all the wonderful things they built with Lego like Lightnight McQueen and Cinderella!

Sandee said...

I would love to attend one of these. When my son was little we played with Lego's all the time. He had tons and tons of them and we'd have the greatest time building whatever he wanted to build.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Dan from Platter Talk said...

What a fun and entertaining event, for kids. And parents!! I think our entire family could enjoy this!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Oh my goodness, i had no idea they had a lego fest! That is awesome! That is an event I'd love to attend with my kids! I'd never get them to leave!

Susan Kane said...

What a great time you all had!! Those photos tickled me, esp. your son peering through the yellow lion's mouth! so inspiring.
We actually live near Lego Land, Carlsbad, Ca. When our gr-daughters were younger, they went very often. After seeing the Lego movie, I think we will go there again, quite soon. Thank you. Such a pleasure.

Heather Jones said...

Oh my gosh! I want to take my kids!!!! We went to LegoLand when my son was two and he wasn't into the blocks much. But now he is!! He's always building some sort of contraption. I love the picture of your son sitting in the duplo blocks. My two year old does like those. So fun!!

alissa apel said...

That looks like SO much fun! I bet your little man had a blast. That's a sweet tower he built! Your husband is funny!

Christie C said...

This is just amazing! My son would go nuts to see all of this Lego fun!

Anonymous said...

the ninja turtle display is awesome. i heard this was so much fun

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison would have loved that Mine Craft display! She is so obsessed with that game lately! I would have loved the Cinderella one too. I am a sucker for anything Disney Princess!

Keikilani Jackson said...

My kids would go bonkers here! They have just gotten into Legos. Too fun!

MikiHope said...

I once worked at a science museum and the one hands on exhibit that was a super hit was one where kids could build something. I still don't know who had more fun--the kids or the Dad's! Well, maybe the Mom's--the disappeard and let Dad take over completely!!

Lizbeth McGow said...

Dear Rosey, you know that this was the highlight of my son's Spring Break! Thank You girl if it wasn't because I saw a post you did about the event a few weeks ago, I would have missed it! This year it was only daddy and son attending, next year I'll be there for sure! :) Hugs

bgall said...

what a fun post! totally adorable. looks like you and your family had an amazing day :)

~ Noelle said...

I can not WAIT until we go!!!! I am SO SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mail4rosey said...

We were 'this close' to meeting!! I wish we'd have talked beforehand, it would have been awesome to have the boys building towers together!!

mail4rosey said...

I like that game because it is friendly for the kids (no yukky stuff).

mail4rosey said...

We really did have a great day. :) Thanks for the visit!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I took the kids to Legoland Discovery Center for Easter and we all had an amazing time. There was so much to see and to do.

mail4rosey said...

And I can't wait to read your post. It's a rocking good visit, for sure. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's a fun thing to do on a break! We've been to a Discovery Center too and loved it. :) Glad you got to go, and that you had an amazing time.

mail4rosey said...

It's fun when something interests the dads like that... :)

mail4rosey said...

I think the Legos are fun too. There's no end to what you can make, or how skillful you can get. I think a lot of the things they make are downright amazing.

Louida Martin said...

Legofest is coming to Atlanta in June. I decided to skip out on it since my daughters are not really into legos anymore. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

Pam said...

My son loved legos when he was younger. He would have absolutely loved to go to this back then!

Meagan Ivie said...

Okay, this looks incredibly fun! This is definitely something my husband and son would enjoy!

Kathryn Rawson said...

Holy cow, I could never build a life size Lego figure. The work and hours involved must be huge. I know my kids would be in heaven to visit a Lego Kids Fest.

Brian Miller said...

wow. this is very cool....we went to a lego place last year...it was just a promo store that had huge places to play...we live about 3 hours from the nearest LEgo store...but its always a cool trip...

Kecia said...

This is coming to Atlanta soon, and my family and I are considering going. I'm afraid my son would never leave the building area though!

Shell said...

What a blast! My oldest is a complete LEGO fanatic, so he's been dying to go to this.

Kung Phoo said...

My son is a lego maniac! He would love to go to this..

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Awesome place! Cinderella is amazing but I think I like lighting McQueen better :)

Liz Mays said...

Your husband is such a big kid and a goofball. I love that! I went to one of these a couple years ago to check it out and it was AWESOME!

Marielle Altenor said...

Ok seriously? The cool stuff never come to Montreal!! Unfair!! I would send my hubby there with my son and they might never come back lol they are both huge Lego fans!

Brandi said...

My boys would love this! And my daughters would get a kick out of the MineCraft display!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I am going to admit it I CANNOT get over that Lightening McQueen! I want it! I'd give my bed up and sleep on the sofa that is epic! lol x

Karen Koblan said...

That is such a cool event. It is amazing what they can make with those Legos. I love that Lightening McQueen car!

Pam said...

Now that looks like a great time was had by everyone, but especially your little guy. This would be so much fun for kids. I loved Cinderella .

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Wow! What a cool event! And they had Cinderella and McQueen there, too? That would totally make it for my girls.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

This looks like so much fun. My son would love it! Amber N

Amanda Ripsam said...

He looked like he had a blast, There is a lego feast in Grand Rapids but I seemed to have missed it

Debra Rutt said...

This looks like so much fun. One is coming to our area this summer and my son can't wait. We've also gone to Legoland museum, so much there!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

What a FUN event! Headed to see if it's coming to St. Louis!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That looks like an amazing expo! My son Josh would have a blast. That is amazing

Dawn Lopez said...

Oh wow, how cool is this!? Love the larger than life Lego creations, this must have been amazing. My son would love this!

valmg said...

Your son looks like he had a good time! That Lightning McQueen is amazing!

valmg said...

Looks like a huge, fun place! It's great that it's hands on to interest the kids! - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

Shey W. said...

I love lego kids fest. They were here back in 2012 i think and the kids had a blast playing with legos, it's overwhelming but one of the best experience. The princess one looks lovely.

Binky said...

You can make anything with Lego, especially if you have enough!

Ai Sakura said...

wow this is just awesome! I'm always amazed at the things Lego comes out with. My girl would love to see the Disney Princesses in Lego!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Coupon Spice said...

My little boy absolutely loves legos. It is so incredible what they can do with them!

Maria said...

My son would flip for this!! I wish they would come to my area just once!

The Puzzled Palate said...

The Cinderella is too cool! I can't wait to take my kids there when they get a bit older:)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you did this post. I had checked before we moved and there were no events scheduled near us. I have to look again as my youngest is begging to go - fingers crossed that there is an event near us now. It looks like you had a great time!

Manzanita said...

Did you go here before or am I having a dream?
Lego has been in great popularity for a long time. I recall the Lego town in Minneapolis Mall of America. Kids love them and that's all it takes to remain on top.

BlogWithMom said...

This looks like SO much fun! My boys would have a blast and so would I!

Annie said...

That Lego car is amazing! I would have so much fun there :)

A Mom's Take said...

I'm always completely blown away by the full sized lego creations! We saw a big huge dragon and knight at disneyland that were amazing!

Cam said...

Oh my goodness, my son would love this! Especially the ninja turtle exhibit!

mail4rosey said...

We went to a Legoland Discovery center just outside of Chicago last summer. Similar concept except that one is permanent and this one moves around. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I hope you get to go. There wasn't an unhappy kid in the place. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'd love to see the one in Denmark where they were invented. :)

mail4rosey said...

Ohh, Michael Buble' is coming to Van Andel this summer. It's quite a drive but I'd like to talk my husband into driving up to see it. :)

mail4rosey said...

That car was amazing. I'd like to see a workshop on how many people it takes to make such a thing, how long it takes, and if they work from a blueprint or computer plan, etc. I bet it would be fascinating.

mail4rosey said...

There were a lot of happy dads running around. :)

mail4rosey said...

You've nailed his personality in a nutshell. :) Hahaha, I made a Liz reference too. :)

mail4rosey said...

They do it in sessions, and that one was 9-1:30. We could have stayed all day, there was just that much to do.

mail4rosey said...

Duplos are awesome. I was sad when my son outgrew them (they don't hurt your feet if you step on them, hahaha).

mail4rosey said...

Having a Legoland close by would be awesome! That Lego movie was a big with my little one (and husband) too. ;)

mail4rosey said...

The shading is nice. It's amazing that the Legos stick together long enough to seal them. Crazy good talent going on with their builders.

mail4rosey said...

I can build a tower if it's straight up and down. Move on to anything fancy, and I'm volunteering to make the castle walls. hahaha

Susanna Barbee said...

Love it! I worked on this same campaign, and my family went to the LEGO KidsFest in Raleigh, NC. We had an amazing time and hope to go back next year.

Toni Patton said...

Oh my kids would love that. They would be amazed at all the creations you can make.

Felicia Franceschelli said...

Wow, it is absolutely incredible what a person can build and design out of just legos!! Some of those projects in your pictures are amazing! They must have taken months to build!

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

We went to this last year and just loved it. Lightning McQueen was one of our favorites!

Amanda said...

Lego Kids Fest looks amazing!! My son would ♥ this!!

Felicia Carter said...

This is awesome! I know the boys would absolutely love it.

BrettBMartin said...

We LOVE LEGOS. We are super fortunate in that we live in CT and about 35 min from LEGO HQ for USA. They do a family race in fall and there are even Master Builders there to teach the kids skills and stuff. Plus one year the kids got to help make a LEGO mural. Pretty awesome. My family LOVES LEGO

Maddi'sMommy said...

What a fun festival to go to! Both my daughter and my husband are Lego fans. :)

Almost Precious said...

LEGOs are the greatest. It's a toy that encourages creativity and I am always impressed by the amount of creative things that people have constructed using these amazing little blocks that snap together.
Looks like your family had a very good time at the LegoKidsFest.

Tonia Sanders said...

A Lego event will be here this weekend. I'm tempted to go after seeing these photos.

Krystal Butherus said...

My son would definitely love this event. Great photos!

Payal Bansal said...

wow! Lego kids fest!
I wish I could become a kid again.. lol

Erica Buteau said...

LEGO Kids Fest looks like so much fun! We are planning to visit the new LEGO place in Boston soon!

Melanie Burbage said...

Oh my gosh SO much fun! I want to go, lol My kids would enjoy too :)

Melissa Coleman said...

Such a fun event, we love Legos around here. We took our daughter to Legoland last year and it was pretty amazing seeing the whole little city set up all made from legos.

JT and Amanda said...

I've never seen so many legos! This looks like a lot of fun for your kids to go to!

Marni Mutrux said...

This looks like a great place to visit. I would love to go with my family--when my son gets older.

Dina said...

My son helps keep the lego makers going I swear! We have so many legos.

Coralie with Utah Coupon Deals said...

This looks like so much fun! I know that my kids would love it here. I hope they come to Utah soon. We were able to go to LEGOLAND in California this year and it was one of their favorite places. Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a great time.

Joanna Sormunen said...

It's amazing what people are able to build with legos! And my son is also a huge Minecraft fan!

Debi Gerhart said...

That is so cool. I love Legos and I am always amazed

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel said...

Looks like fun! I love lego and love the remarkable creations they come up with at lego exhibitions. I can barely make a good looking house!

Colette S said...

Ooh that one is almost as tall as he is!
What a fun adventure!
The kids are so involved in legos it's sometimes crazy to hear lego talk all the time!

rjweaver10 said...

I think it's safe to say that my kids would love this!

Maria said...

this is amazing!! i love the photo of your son in the lego lion!! hahaha, too funny and cute!!
and your husband on the beanbag chair! :)
those teenage mutant ninja turtles - AWESOME!!
looks like you had tons of fun!!
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