Dec 202013
 

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.

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Next up was the Big Brick Pile:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

If you’d like, you can follow LEGO KidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

  36 Responses to “LEGO® KidsFest New England Recap”

  1. What a fun event! I really liked the building something and putting it in the US. That seems like fun, like building a lego map.

  2. I built the fastest car

  3. It looks like you guys packed a lot into your day! Your little guys must have been in heaven!

  4. Hartford is only about an hour and a half from me – I’m going to have to look for this next year for Matthew, he would love it!!

  5. Looks like your boys had a blast!! We considered going. I am going to show my biggest Lego fan (James) all of your great pictures and I am sure he will want to go if it does come around next year.

  6. This looked like so much fun and my girls are just starting to get into Legos, so I think within another year or two this would so be up their allies, too!! 🙂

  7. Sooo easy to get them in, sooooooooo difficult to get them out. 🙂 My son would think he’d died and gone to heaven there, he loves Lego places. Your boys look pretty happy too. 🙂

  8. That looks like a great time for Lego fans!

    It would be cool for kids to sit in that big pile of Legos! – great pics 🙂

  9. I can’t believe how far legos have come – truly amazing!

  10. Man Robin! They look happier here than at Disney World. Lego Heaven is more like it!!! Hahahaha.
    Thank you for your even consistent presents at my blog, girl friend! I so appreciate you so much. awh ♥

  11. My oldest daughter would love posing next to Harry Potter. Me? I want a pic with Wonder Woman!

  12. Oh, wow! My kids would love that big brick pile! What am I talking about, they would love everything! I have three sons who all love playing with Legos.

  13. I know we would never see this where I live. I need to move to a larger city. From all your boys did, I bet it pretty much took most of the day.

  14. My two boys are obsessed with Legos! They would have loved this 🙂 Looks like your boys had a blast!

  15. What cool Lego characters! And the big pile of Legos is a great idea. This looks right up your boys’ alley 🙂

  16. Wow! Sounds like an awesome place to spend lots of time!

  17. Awesome!! My kids are big fan of Ninja Go, if we had something like this here they would have thrilled and refused to leave!

  18. Kids are all fans of lego works. It’s actually amazing if you think about it – how they are able to do all those in just legos, haha! I can never do it lol!

  19. I’ve always want to go to LEGO KidsFest but dont make it. It looks like so much fun. Love the interactive building. The photo of them car racing is awesome!

  20. Wow what an amazing looking day! I could have got lost in that lego as a kid – such fun! x

  21. This is so cool- a Lego wonderland! Kids are having so much fun,aren’t they? 🙂 Great Pics Robin 🙂

  22. we love legos we try to hit the lego store at downtown disney at least a couple times a year, this looks like an awesome event

  23. My youngest step son loves legos. I bet he would get a real great time out of this I wish they did this stuff closer to my place I live in Ostego Mi

  24. That looks like so much fun! My sis went to Lego Land and enjoyed it so much. I love the amazing things they build.

  25. I am so jealous, we have always wanted to go to one of these. I love the one that looks like a big city.

  26. I didn’t know this existed. What a fun day for those that love Legos. I love the map of the US with all of the structures.

  27. So awesome! First of all, you do the coolest things;I want to be an honorary member of your family. Second: I am totally borrowing some of these ideas for the Lego club we have at my library.

  28. This look like it would be a lot of fun. My children are still in the megablock stage of life, but when they are older, I’m sure they would love this!

  29. That place sounds like so much fun! We went to Legoland here in Atlanta and it had rides and everything!

  30. Oh wow, what an amazing event! I wish I had know about this…….I definitely would have gone with the kids. Maybe next year.

  31. My nephew would have loved that!! From the time he was old enough to play with Legos he was addicted. I think he was actually still building things with them well into his teens. I am not sure he would want me to admit that though LOL

  32. Wow, that is seriously cool! My kids would have had a blast. I love the map idea

  33. I know the kids had to have a lot of fun. Mine surely would have but still I refuse to buy legos until they learn to pick up after themselves. Nothing like stepping on Legos in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. 🙁

  34. My son would be so thrilled to attend an event like this! 🙂

  35. OMG My kids would be in heaven.

  36. How awesome is that?!? My son would go bananas!