Monday, October 24, 2011

LEGO KidsFest is Coming to Connecticut!

A few weekends ago my husband and I were watching TV when we saw a commercial for LEGO KidsFest in Hartford, Connecticut. We looked at each other and knew we just had to bring our boys to this. My six year old is obsessed with Star Wars LEGO and the four year old twins are quickly following suit. They keep asking when they will be five so they can have the same kind of LEGOs has their big brother. When I tell you that my boys are going to flip out when we get there, I literally mean  they are going to flip out!

LEGO KidsFest: Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Convention Center
December 2 - 4, 2011

Of course immediately following that commercial I went to the website to see what the LEGO KidsFest is all about and what types of activities they will have going on. I cannot believe some of the cool things my kids will be able to do and get to see at this event.

LEGO Model Gallery

Do you see what I see? Yes, that's C3PO and R2-D2 in the background! The model gallery has plenty of  your favorite Television and movie characters on display. In fact there are 40 life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks. I know my guys will love to see those two droids - which characters would you and your kids love to see?

The DUPLO Build Area for the younger kids.
If you have a little one that  might not be ready for LEGO yet, they can head on over to the DUPLO Build Area for some creative fun! Here the younger kids can get in on the building action. Our little guy will be less then two weeks from turning two when KidsFest rolls around and I can picture him having a blast with the DUPLO blocks. While many times when we go places he has to sit back and watch his older brothers have all the fun. It's nice to see that there is something for all ages at LEGO KidsFest.

Creation Nation
Want to create a LEGO masterpiece that will become part of something special? At the Creation Nation area, visitors can build their own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S. You receive a 5" x 5" base plate to build your creation on and as the weekend progresses, the map gets filled up. Final pictures will be posted on the LEGO KidsFest website.

We have only just scratched the service of all the fun things to do at LEGO KidsFest! In addition to the super cool areas I listed above, you will also find:

• Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
• LEGO Games Arena: roll the dice to play LEGO board games
• Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas
• LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: 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
• Brickscapes: fantastic displays that combine lots of LEGO and DUPLO sets
• LEGO Universe: become a custom LEGO Minifigure in this multiplayer online game
• And much more, covering over 150,000 square feet of space

I'm trying to guess which part our kids are going to liek the most. No question the Model Gallery is going to wow them. I figure we are going to visit every area and then they will probably want to spend a good amount of time at the Contrsuction Zones and Brick Pile. I envision them jumping into it like they do a pile of leaves!

We have not told the boys that we are going to this as we figure it will be a fun, pre-Christmas surprise for them. Of course the 45 minute drive of them all asking "where are we going" over and over again might make me rethink the whole surprise thing. But in the long run it is going to be well worth it.

Tickets & Sessions
LEGO KidsFest is broken into 5 sessions over a 3 day span. Session are as follows:

Friday, Decemeber 2
4 pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, December 3
Session I: 9 am - 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4
Session I: 9 am - 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm - 7:30 pm

Tickets may be purchased online. Children under 2 are free. Children ages 3-17 as well as seniors 65+ are $18. All other adults are $20. Or if you are feeling lucky, head on over to my LEGO KidsFest Giveaway and enter for a chance to win two tickets!

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I received media tickets for LEGO KidsFest. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. OMgosh I seriously wish that would come here. I just squeed a little seeing the HP lego statue. Huge hp fan here :)

  2. Man I wished this was closer to me!

  3. I'm amazed at what can be made from legos. This looks fun!


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