My boys and I have enjoyed attending LEGO events over the years. We recently attended the LEGO Creativity Tour in Columbus, Ohio.
Each time that we attend a LEGO event, we enjoy HOURS of fun! The hardest part is knowing where to start and how to manage your time at each station.
Here are a few tips to make the most out of your experience.
Arrive on time - You will run out of time before you run out of fun. You want to be able to enjoy the event for as long as possible. Every year we have attended the event, the time flies by!
Allow extra time for parking and traffic- It'sbetter to have a little more margin than to miss some of your session because of downtown traffic or trying to find a good parking spot.
Check out the event map- It's good to have an overview so that you don't miss anything. There is A LOT to see and do! It's worth checking out each area and then going back to the ones that your kids really like.
Play in the giant pile of LEGO bricks - You've stepped on them enough, why not enjoy it. It's all the fun without the clean up!
Take a few opportunities to build something WITH your kids- I get it, sometimes you just need a little break and want to relax. There are plenty of chairs for you to sit on while you are watching your kids play but it's good to also challenge yourself to participate in a few of the activities where you play and build WITH your kids too.
Participate in the team building games- Enjoy the friendly competitions and you also might get a prize to take home too.
Get pictures with AND of your favorite characters
Display your LEGO art- you have lots of opportunities to create and display what you build.
Let your kids know that there will be a LEGO store at the event- This can help them plan ahead if they have been saving up for a set. You might also want to designate a time to look. We typically do that at the very end so that we don't have to carry additional bags and they have enough to play.
Take lots of pictures and video- You'll be glad that you did. You will look back on these pictures one day and will be amazed at how much your kids have grown.
You can find out more about upcoming LEGO Creativity Tours from their website.
Disclosure: I was given ticket for review purposes. All opinions are my own.