Overall we had a great time and were completely pooped when we were done. But it was well worth the trip (and the cost).
Here are some tips I’d recommend if you’re attending a Lego Kidsfest near you:
1. Go with at least one other adult. Chris almost wasn’t able to go with me, and it would have been really stressful trying to keep an eye on the kids (and make potty visits) by myself.
2. Leave the itty bitty ones at home. This may not be an option for everyone, but we left our two year old at home with my mom. It was a nearly five hour event that ended just after lunch time, and you could definitely see the melt downs start to happen all around us as we were leaving. Plus it would have been harder to interact and build with the older kids while entertaining Amelia, too.
3. Give yourself a time limit at each station. It would be easy to get lost in playing at one station for two hours, but if you’re hoping to see as much as possible I recommend giving yourself a time limit. You can always go back to a previous station if you have more time.
4. Have fun! There were a lot of parents sitting on the side lines watching while their kids played, but you paid to get in, so you might as well play too. I had so much fun getting in touch with my inner kid and remembering back to my own childhood love of Legos.
5. Skip the shop. That’s what we did. Since this was Skyler’s birthday celebration I bought some little Lego favors for the kids to play with afterwards. It’s tempting to want to buy some of the awesome toys while you’re there, but we decided to save money (and time) and just focus on playing. We can always add Legos to the Christmas list.
Are your kids Lego-lovers? Have you ever been to a Lego Kidsfest? What was your experience like?