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LEGO KidsFest Phoenix


My daughter and I attended LEGO KidsFest Phoenix yesterday at the University of Phoenix Stadium. We were there for the final session of the three-day long event, and while I thought we might go for an hour or two, we ended up staying over four hours! It was a LEGO-lover’s dream. When we entered, we were greeted by tons of life-size LEGO sculptures, mosaics, and tons of building opportunities.


The stadium floor was divided into different themed and activity sections, including several building stations. Above, you see a work table in the LEGO Friends area, where LEGOs were abundant — scattered on tables, and frequently replenished by staff members dumping bins of fresh LEGOS to use.


We spent quite a while  working on our contributions to Creation Nation, a huge United States-shaped area that is filled in with event attendees’ creations over the course of the weekend. I overheard one boy tell his dad that he was going to stay there forever and never go home!


There were tons of photo opps with movie characters from Harry Potter, Star Wars and more. (You can see my camera-shy daughter preferred taking the photos.)


She got a kick out of  seeing some of her favorite characters in jumbo proportions. (That hedgehog is a favorite.)


But by far her favorite activity was taking part in the tower and bridge building competitions. Teams of kids were given three minutes to work together and build their tallest tower and strongest bridge, which then had to survive being passed over to the judging table without toppling. All kids who participated were given LEGO prize packs.


And I wouldn’t be a blogger if I didn’t take a photo of our dinner. So much for healthy eating — but man, were those fries good!

There was also a LEGO store (of course) where I bought the kids a set to work on together. Thus, my being able to write this post, while they happily build their LEGO Friends Heartlake Vet set this morning!

Visit the LEGO KidsFest website for more info on the event. Upcoming stops this year are the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland and New England.

LEGO KidsFest provided two tickets to the event for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

Posted Monday, July 15, 2013 in Activity, Kids