Saturday, September 20, 2008

Leggo my LEGO!


My mother-in-law, three kids, and I attended America’s first indoor Legoland today. As soon as we spotted the Lego giraffe peering out of the Legoland building, I knew it was going to be one super cool day.
We were greeted at the cashier by a Lego red soldier who made gassy sounds. Along with my children, I giggled, too. Farts are funny! We meandered through the building gawking at all the amazing Lego structures. The five of us were wowed by a huge replica of Chicago. Buckingham Fountain lit up. There were boats on Lake Michigan, and JD spotted Batman atop Sears Tower (which M calls Serious Tower). We then explored a Jungle with tigers, monkeys, and my daughter’s favorite, a huge snake.
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Other exhibits included Indiana Jones, Spongebob, and my boys’ favorites, Darth Vader and R2D2. Photobucket
Next we rode a dragon rollercoaster. Each car seated four, and all the kids wanted to ride with Grandma, so I rode alone! Luckily I didn’t notice all the Lego bats flying around that the kids told me about later (I so don’t like bats!)…Later Mr. Brick a Brack demonstrated how Lego bricks are made with the kids help. The kids also loved making their own Lego creations and towers in the play zone. The highlight of the day, though, was the short movie titled, “Spellbreaker 4D.” If you have never been to a 4D movie, I won’t spoil it for you, but it is pretty darn entertaining. All in all, a lovely day in Legoland.
What’s not to like about Legos?!

9 comments:

Rena said...

Oh, how cool is this! I love the tigers. What state is this in, Kelly? I never made it to Legoland in CA. I meant to take the boys there right before we leaved, but our house closed sooner than we expected and we never made it. Looks like you all had a great time.

Brenda said...

Isn't it amazing what people can make with Legos! The only thing I can do is stack them ontop of each other and make a tall Lego stick...grin...

Wal-mart in our area had a Lego contest a few years back for ages 6-12 (I think) and it was amazing to see what these kids made...

Rena said...

OMG -- I typed LEAVED. I'm dying over here. Can you tell I wrote that late last night when I was dead tired?

LEFT! Right before we LEFT!

Leaved -- bahahahaha. What a DORK! And yes, I am a writer. 8-p

Kelly said...

That's funny, Rena! I never even noticed it! I gotta left now!;)

Bish Denham said...

That is so way cool! I've always been amazed by what can be built with Legos...just so long as you've got enough of the right color.

Oh and Kelly...I love bats. In fact as a kid we had a pet bat. There's a story in there somewhere.

Kelly said...

Hi Bish!
I know they are great for eating mosquitos! (We actually have a bat box attached to our house). But I totally freak out if they are flying by me! AHHHHHH!
I think you do have a story idea though there, kids are very interested in bats!

Kim Kasch said...

Those are tooo cute! All of them.

Side note, my husband and his two brothers were a few of the test kids for Legos. His uncle was one of the designers - in Denmark. His uncle is an amazing artist and did some of the artwork in Tivoli.

Denise said...

Yeah, good thing you didn't see the bats. Someone would have gotten a picure of you sitting there with your hands over your hat looking like a goon. : )

Kelly said...

Rena, this Legoland is in Illinois!
Kim, that is pretty cool that your husband and family were Lego testers...every boys' dream!