LEGO Kidsfest Louisville Review!
Last weekend my family and I had the pleasure of attending Lego Kidsfest here in Louisville at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center! We went to the Saturday morning session and I will admit, I thought 4.5 hours was way too much time, we would never need all of that. But, boy was I wrong! There was more than enough to do and keep my children interested in! We could have stayed all day and they would have had fun every minute!
As the crowd pushed into the event arena, we decided to head all the way to the back of the floor and work our way back up so that we didn’t have to deal with as much of the crowd. We went to Creation Nation first, which is an area where they have the United States taped out on the floor and you can make small tiles of whatever “building” or “attraction” you want featured to add to it. You can tell them what state to add your creation to. My son and husband both made mountains to put in Wyoming as that is where my husband is from! I am not as imaginative so I made more of just a “downtown landscape” for KY.
There were two very large brick piles where kids could swim, build, and play until their hearts were content. My husband stayed in the regular Lego brickpile with my 6 year old while I took my 2 year old to the Duplo brick pile to play with Legos more suited for his age. He actually discovered a barnyard animals set and a circus set that had him intrigued for 30 minutes. He kept pointing to all of the different animals and telling me what they were. When we went back to find my husband and 6 year old, it was so nice to see them just sitting and having a blast together. After that, we all went to the race car build area, where everyone could create a race car of sorts from Legos and race them down really neat ramps.
We ended up right by the Chima attraction. I wasn’t really sure of what it was and the line for it looked very long by my 6 year old really wanted to do it so I gave in. Luckily, they took large groups of people in at once so we only had about a 10 minute wait. The best part was as we exited this area, every child was given a free Chima Lego set, valued at $15! My son was in heaven. When we came out we ran into my husband and 2 year old at the Honest Tea booth. Honest Tea is a great supporter of Lego Kidsfest. We all had a great time sampling their wonderful juices and I already went to pick up some of their pouches for my kid’s lunchboxes. Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great-tasting, healthier, organic beverages. Our favorite flavor was the Berry Berry Good Lemonade. Honest Tea offers a wide variety of drink options here: www.honesttea.com
We played a round of Lego Galaxy Squad where the kids earned their Squad member buttons! We sat down at the giant flat screen TVs to let the kids try their hand at the new Lego City Wii game. And we all took part in the Lego Challenge Zone to which we were awarded Star Wars Lego play sets as we exited. We stopped in the Marketplace to make a few small purchases and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the prices were great.
When we stopped to get a bite to eat there was plenty of seating in an area where there was also a large movie screen playing Lego cartoons. The kids loved watching the cartoons and mom and dad appreciated the break from walking! We made the rounds at the local sponsor booths where we saw a giant snake from the Louisville Zoo, got to hold mini clouds in our hands from the Kentucky Science Center, and made bird masks from The Mommy Nest.
As we made our way back up to towards the front of the showroom floor, we took in all the sites of the larger than life Lego figures and the encased displays set up from favorite movie scenes like Harry Potter, Star Wars and more. The kids loved having their photos taken by a life-size Lego Lightening McQueen, Lego Star Wars figures, and even moving animal figures!
This ended up being a great way to spend a Saturday! For more information on Lego Kidsfest visit: www.legokidsfest.com