The kids and I were invited to check out Legoland Discovery Center outside Chicago. I’ve driven past this place many times and every time, I’ve thought to myself, I should take my kids here. But I’d never gotten around to actually doing it. So, for the first time since the place opened, the kids and I paid a visit to Legoland.
My youngest four, ages 4-12 loved it! My teens weren’t quite as impressed although they did admit that it looked like a fun place to work. From the minute you walk in Legoland Discovery Center, you’ll be impressed. Actually, scratch that, even before you walk in the place, you’ll be impressed! There’s a giant giraffe posted at the entrance that welcomes you inside. Once inside, you’ll see Einstein and a guard made of Legos who has a little um, how to put this delicately…he has a little flatulence problem. The kids find this absolutely HILARIOUS!
Walk a little farther and you’ll be amazed at a Lego replica of Chicago complete with Buckingham fountain, the SEARS (not Willis) Tower, and Navy Pier. (Try to find two R2D2s, a Lego Batman, and a bank robber amid the skyscrapers.)
When you’re done admiring mini-Chicago, take a walk in the jungle. You’ll see all sorts of animals (and Indiana Jones!). It’s impressive!
You can get your picture taken with Lego creations, go for a ride on a dragon through a castle filled with Lego creations, build your own model in a Lego workshop, find out how Legos are made in the factory tour, see the fun Clutch Powers 4D movie, go for a whirl on the Technicycle, and take a break for some lunch while the kiddos play with buckets of Legos, race their vehicle creations down ramps, and run around the play area.
Legoland does birthday parties too! The best part about having your birthday party at Legoland is - no kids running around like maniacs all over your house, no shopping for supplies, and no clean-up!
The folks at Legoland gave me 4 tickets to give away on my blog. Legoland Discovery Center is located just outside Chicago in Schaumburg. If you're a local reader, leave me a comment here and I'll choose a random winner on Friday, October 22. Good luck!
I was given free admission for me and my kids to check out Legoland.