Everything is awesome! #LegoKidsfest

Saturday, November 8, 2014

I can not believe how much fun we had at LEGO® KidsFest in Indianapolis! Yes, Joey loves LEGOs and could design and build for days on end. But, I wondered how LEGO® KidsFest was any different than playing with LEGO® bricks at home or at a friend's house? I guess I wasn't as hip to this amazing LEGO® world as my seven year-old son.

When we walked into the convention center and were immediately met a life-size Emmet (from Lego Movie) made entirely of LEGO® bricks - then I understood. It was almost unreal to see something so large made of LEGO® bricks. Savannah and Joey were in complete amazement as we walked from one creation to the next. I think I was most impressed with the giant Green Hulk and from Lightning McQueen from Cars. Oh, and Lord Business from Lego Movie was also surreal. He was about three times taller than I am!

After we ooh'ed and aaah'ed at the masterpieces that greet you at the door - Joey spent twenty minutes playing in the over-whemingly large pile of LEGO® bricks. It was difficult to pull him away from all that fun. After we convinced him there were many more activities he would enjoy we finally had the chance to wander between the different sections.

LEGO® KidsFest Activities

Some activities are subject to change.
  • LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
  • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
  • Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
  • LEGO Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole family
  • LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
  • LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
  • LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
  • LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
  • LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
  • LEGO City: using the imagination to create buildings and vehicles to the urban diorama

Every activity we chose ended with the kids receiving a small packet of LEGO® bricks. They were ecstatic to walk away with new additions to their collection. Joey has spent most of today playing with his LEGO® Legends of CHIMA Spider Crawler.

If your kiddo loves LEGO® and you have the chance to attend a LEGO® KidsFest - I recommend going and grabbing your tickets early. Tickets are limited and do not last long! You'll have a fun time and learn a lot about LEGO® that you never knew existed!

Did you know?

  • More than 400 billion LEGO® bricks have been produced since 1949.
  • The LEGO® minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! More than four billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!
  • LEGO® minifigures are out of this world, literally. The two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO® minifigure etched into their front grill.
  • Approximately seven LEGO® sets are sold each second.
  • There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world's six billion inhabitants.
  • Laid end to end, the number of LEGO® bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times around the world.
  • There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO® bricks.
  • Children around the world spend five billion hours a year playing with LEGO® bricks.
  • With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO® group is the largest producer of tires in the world.
  • LEGO® is the contraction of two Danish words, "leg godt" which means "play well".
  • There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world's six billion inhabitants.
  • 19 billion LEGO® elements are produced every year. 2.16 million LEGO® elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.