If you have a LEGO fan in your home like I do. You will be so excited to learn that LEGO KidsFest is coming to Cleveland, Ohio Nov 4–6. If you are not familiar with LEGO KidsFest, it brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. We had the opportunity of attending the Cleveland LEGO KidsFest and boy was it so much fun. The children were so excited to see all the LEGO'S and characters. There was so much to see and do, all things LEGO. In case you have never gone, some of the activities included: * LEGO Model Museum: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks * Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and 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 Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member * LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes * LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth * LEGO Disney Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
Did you know that more than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949. I really didn't understand how big of a deal this whole LEGO thing is. For children, it's serious (at least for my children) Here are some quick facts: The LEGO mini-figure represents the world's largest population of people! This is almost 12 times the population of the United States! LEGO mini-figures are out of this world, literally. *The two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO mini-figure 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". *More than 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year. More than 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute. *It took 50 hours and 68,000 LEGO bricks to make the storybook in the LEGO Disney Princess at the shows. *The largest LEGO Model ever built is the life sized X-Wing fighter. *It took more than 17000 hours to build over 5m bricks and 46000 pounds. The LEGO KidsFest is a traveling LEGO extravaganza featuring millions of LEGO bricks and dozens of hands-on, educational, and fun building activities for all ages. It features dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO building areas, the Big Brick Pile, race ramps and more, all covering more than three acres of space.
To say the least. The LEGO KidsFest is something that you don't want to miss. Five identical sessions are available. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session. For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to http://www.legokidsfest.com. Not in Ohio? Check out the other locations: