Last year, we (as a family) got to attend LEGO® KidsFest. The kids had so much fun (and so did Daddy and I) that we can’t wait to attend again next year!
And I have 2015 LEGO® KidsFest tour dates!
Phoenix, AZ: Feb. 27 – March 1 (University of Phoenix Stadium)
St. Louis, MO: March 20 – 22 (America’s Center)
Nashville, TN: April 17 – 19 (Music City Center)
Austin, TX: Sept. 4 – 6 (Austin Convention Center)
This is LEGO KidsFest’s 7th year and in case you have never been (or never heard of), it 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 brand building areas, the Big Brick Pile, race ramps and more, all covering three acres of space.
For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to www.legokidsfest.com. (You will want to hurry! Tickets sell out fast!)
Activities (subject to change)
• LEGO Model Gallery: 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 Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole 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 Fusion: test out a new, fun and creative way of combining real LEGO brick building with a smartphone or tablet
• 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
More than 400 billion LEGO® bricks have been produced since 1949.
The LEGO® minifigure represents the world’s largest population of people! More than four billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!
LEGO® minifigures are out of this world, literally. The two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO® minifigure 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.
By 2020, LEGO’s aim is to make sure that 100% of its energy will be balanced by renewable energy sources.
Let me know if you will be attending any of the 2015 LEGO KidFest locations! If you’re local, maybe we will see you there!