This past weekend we loaded up the car in the dark hours of the morning...the time that no one...I repeat no one should be awake...and we went on a little adventure. The kids had no idea what we had planned, which for us made the trip more fun. We drove the five and half hours to our destination, rested and swam at the hotel for a bit and then headed out to what would be the best surprise we have ever given our kids!
We arrived at the event center and our six year old was first to spot the sign for Lego Kid Fest. Thankfully for us, he didn't pick up on the fact that Lego Kid Fest was exactly where we were headed. When we walked through the doors of Lego Kid Fest our kid's eyes lit up like we had never seen! Even the two-year-old was thrilled to see Lego Hulk right as we entered! Pictures with Hulk followed promptly.
Our first priority was STAR WARS because ya know....Star Wars and we love it. Who doesn't want to relay race to John Williams genius? The kids raced to find lego pieces of the space ships and quickly put them together. The staff running the relay were fantastic and fun! They really helped the kids get excited about a new experience!
This little general (The prize for our relay race) was put together as soon as we got back to our hotel that night.
We decided to go with the flow and followed the kids where they led for the rest of the evening. It was fun letting them show us everything! We kept with the Star Wars theme and headed over to the Star Wars Bionics. My husband and I even on in on the action and made an Obi-wan Kenobi and a Storm Trooper.
I think my hubby felt like a kid again.
This was an area our entire family enjoyed.
We especially enjoyed getting a pic with Chewy.
After Star Wars, we headed over to the GIANT PILE OF LEGOS!!! Our eldest referred to this area as "Lego Heaven"
They had a Duplo pile for our littles as well.
After some time in the Lego piles, we headed over to our time with the Lego Master Builder! This was a huge treat because there are only eight master builders in the entire world! Our kids got a chance to ask the Master Builder questions..."Did you make the Lego Hulk? Did you make the Princess Glass Slipper?" Both answers to these questions were, yes!! The Master Builder gave us some great Lego building tips and a booklet with some special lego brick paper. (I will add that if you want to participate in this event make sure you get your tickets early. Tickets are free but the spaces go fast!)
After our Master Builder session, we decided that Daddy and the boys would check out some Lego Ninjago and the girls would head over to Lego Friends. This was precious time with our littles.
Our four-year-old daughter was so excited to find out that when she finished building her house that she would get to keep a Lego Friends doll! The speed in which she built the Lego house after learning the aforementioned information was astronomical!
We finished off the night with some light reading while we waited for the boys who made their way back to STAR WARS. Surprise surprise. ;)
Our only complaint about the night was that the food was costly. We spend $36 on a hamburger and four kids meals which consisted of a hot dog, chips, rice crispy treat and a juice. We did have the option to leave the event and come back. If we ever have the opportunity to go back I think that is what we will do (or eat before or after the event).
Upon arriving back at our hotel that night our eldest child proclaimed that we need to go to Lego Kid Fest every year! It was the best weekend of his life. We had a fantastic time as a family. It is a trip our kids will never forget!
Disclosure: We received the event tickets at no cost to us. The opinions listed are 100% my own.