Yesterday, we packed our bags and made our way to the state capital of Harrisburg to check out the LEGO KidsFest! This was our first year checking out the KidsFest and didn’t really know what it was all about. But, when you have two future Master Builders, in the house, we like to check out all things LEGO!
While the Harrisburg sessions are all sold out, the LEGO KidsFest will be hitting other locations throughout the United States. Stops include:
- Charlotte, NC
- Harrisburg, PA
- Kansas City, MO
- Louisville, KY
- Milwaukee, WI
- Houston, TX
- Cleveland, OH
Five sessions – all identical and 4 1/2 half hours in length – are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.
LEGO KidsFest Activities
The LEGO KidsFest bring all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in a three acre activity- and entertainment-packed family event. LEGO KidsFest is for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.
Among the many LEGO attractions, families will find:
LEGO Model Museum: life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
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
LEGO Disney Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-sized Spiderman model and more
LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
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
Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity
LEGO KidsFest Tip: Thanks to our friend, Sarah, at Savoring the Good, we learned that all exhibits marked with a star on the map featured a participation prize area. Make sure you stop at each one for some LEGO goodies!
If you are worried about losing little ones, and I was one of them last night, there’s a handy Lost Parents Zone! Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all attendees. In the unlikely event, you are separated from your child, head to a Lost Parents Meeting Spot. Give the staff member a description of the missing person, what they are wearing, and where you lost saw them. Remain with staff until security reunites you with loved one!
Security Tip: Take a head-to-toe picture of your loved one with your phone or camera as soon are you arrive so security can easily identify him or her!
Take it a step further and fill out a Lost Parents Contact Card to place in your child’s pocket.