I received complimentary admission thanks to the USFG to LEGO® KidsFest for my participation.
Earlier in the month, Chris and I took the boys to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT for the LEGO® KidsFest.
The LEGO KidsFest is a nationally-traveling giant LEGO expo. The interactive LEGO extravaganza brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.
Among the many LEGO attractions, at the LEGO® KidsFest you will find:
- LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
- LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
- Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
- 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 DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
- 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
- And much more, covering over 150,000 square feet of space
The KidsFest was just in Hartford for the weekend & they sold tickets for five separate sessions throughout the weekend. We went to the Sunday morning session, which was from 9 am until 1:30 pm – and trust me, four and a half hours was the perfect amount of time for an event like this.
As soon as we walked inside the convention center, we came across a live Lego guy (I think he’s from a movie coming out next year) and the boys just had to get a picture with him. Plus, there were tons of cool Lego sculptures on display.
Next up was the Big Brick Pile:
It was literally a ginormous pile of Legos set up on the floor and the boys spent quite a bit of time building. After they were done in that area, we were off to Creation Nation.
In Creation Nation, the kids were each allowed to build a structure (no taller than 36″) and once they were done, a Lego KidsFest helper would place it somewhere of the child’s choosing on the big outline of the United States. My nine year old was the only one to build something & he had his structure placed in Massachusetts.
After that, we headed over to build cars to race down the race ramps. The three “boys” each made a car to race.
There were at least ten race tracks and equally as many building stations, so there was plenty of room for everyone to build a car and race.
The last thing we did was to build Ninjago spinning tops.
My boys are huge Lego fanatics, so they were in their glory at this event. I hope it travels back up to New England again next year.