In our home we are huge LEGO fans which is why I was extremely excited to get the chance to go to the LEGO KidsFest in Nashville.
The first thing I would like to mention before I show you some of the amazing pictures is how well planned the LEGO KidsFest event was. Before the event I was sent a very informative email showing me all of my parking options around the event venue as well as a printable map of the KidsFest area showing us all the events and where they would be taking place. Once we arrived I was delighted to see that the people behind LEGO KidsFest had even put together a lost child center that easily helped parents reunite with their children if they were to become separated.
When I first walked into the event it was nothing short of amazing! I felt like I had just entered another world as I was surrounded by life sized models of LEGO creations. Here are just a few of my favorites out of the dozens that were there:
“Poppy, Bubba and Bret with Jack Sparrow.”
“Chilling with Super Man.”
I later found out that all of these life-sized models actually live full-time in the Mall of America.
There were many, many activity stations for both the young and young at heart to enjoy: Mindstorm robots, LEGO friends , a LEGO Star Wars area, Creation Nation where they were putting together a US map made of LEGO creations, the LEGO Movie theatre, and even a place for the overstimulated to enjoy some LEGO themed books. These are only a few of the many activities. Now, for the down side to the event. Our family actually found it a bit overwhelming with SO much going on. We had an awesome time walking around and taking it all in but the stations were over crowded and the lines were long so we actually did not participate much.
“Pizza relay races inspired by Ninja Turtles”
“The kids and their friend “J” making LEGO cars to race.”
“Creation Nation: Nashville”
“LOTS of LEGO books to read and enjoy!”
One of Bubba and Bret’s favorite events of the night was listening to a LEGO Model Builder share about his amazing job and all it takes to create the life-sized models. Here is a video where a builder shared a technique on how to make LEGO creations more structurally sound.