Fill Labor Day Weekend with LEGOsPosted by Sarah W on August 29, 2012
Is your child wild about LEGOs? If you missed out on the chance to win a weekend at LEGO KidsFest 2012 from Texas Monthly, you haven’t missed the LEGO-boat entirely. Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2, enjoy a drive up to Austin and the build-able fun that awaits you there.
It’s LEGO KidsFest this Labor Day Weekend, and it brings with it all the creative, hands-on, minds-on fun that your family has grown to love about LEGOs.
Here’s how it works. There are 5 sessions throughout the 3 day KidsFest:
1 Session on Friday from 4 pm to 8:30 pm
2 Sessions on Saturday: Session I is from 9 am – 1:30 pm (Sold Out) and Session II is 3 pm – 7:30 pm
2 Sessions on Sunday: Session I is from 9 am – 1:30 pm and Session II is 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Each session is exactly the same, the same displays, activities, and exhibits. So, going one day over another only matters to your family’s schedule. What are some of the fun activities you can expect at LEGO KidsFest?
To name a few:
- The LEGO Model Museum: check out miniature and life-sized models built entirely from LEGOs
- LEGO Club & Master Builder Academy: learn new building skills from Master Builders
- LEGO Challenge Zone: compete as a family in speed tower builds and other activities
- Big LEGO Brick Pile: the biggest pile of LEGOs you’ll ever lay eyes on
- Building areas: explore imagination and creativity with LEGOs for all ages
- Race Ramps: build and rebuild LEGO race cars, test out their speed on the ramps
- Garden of Giving: build a flower and ‘plant’ it in the garden to support charity
- LEGO Art Gallery: create your own masterpiece and display it for all to see
It’s guaranteed to be a day of fun at the LEGO KidsFest 2012. Have fun building new creations, and be sure to warn your builders, you can’t take them with you- the bricks must stay at the event after your session is over. So be sure to bring a camera to capture the creations throughout your session.
Check out the floor map to see what activities you want to put on your agenda. And don’t worry, if your family starts feeling hungry after exerting themselves with all that building, there are concessions available at the event to keep the builders happy.
Tickets are $18 for children ages 3 – 17, 2 and under get in free, and adult tickets are $20.
You can buy tickets at the door, but if you want to avoid long lines, and ensure you get a spot in your preferred session, buy your tickets online (there is a $0.50 service charge for online tickets).
LEGO KidsFest will be at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX. Parking is available at the 2nd Street Garage or the 5th Street Garage near the convention center.
Get ready for an activity- and entertainment-packed family fun event, a great addition to your family’s Labor Day Weekend.