My son is a LEGO fanatic – he builds all kinds of things and has loved these toys for many years. We’ve never been able to go to a KidsFest before, have you? If so, what was it like – leave a comment below. I told him that we might be able to plan to go to the one in Phoenix in February and his eyes lit up and he said “start writing about it”. He said his friends would love it, he would love it and he definitely wants to go!!
Here are some of the creations that he has made:
The LEGO® KidsFest kicks off its seventh year on the road with a stop in Phoenix in February, 2015. The award-winning LEGO KidsFest will feature new activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running from Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015 at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome.
LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor.
New activities for this year’s visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Fusion, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more.
Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.
“We’re thrilled to be returning to the Phoenix area,” said Vince Rubino, LEGO Events Manager. “We’ve got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they’ll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills.”
Five identical sessions are available for the three-day tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets are $22.50 for adults and $19.50 for children and can be purchased online at http://www.legokidsfest.com.
On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Houston, Detroit and more. Tickets generally sell out and attendance averages 27,000 visitors at each venue. To date, more than 700,000 have enjoyed more than 35 LEGO KidsFest shows. In 2014, the tour made its first stop in Alberta, Canada, selling out a week before the show.
In 2013, LEGO KidsFest was awarded Best Proprietary Event by Event Marketer Magazine. LEGO KidsFest is managed by BuzzEngine, an event and marketing agency.
Other 2015 Tour Stops Include:
St. Louis, MO (March 20 – 22)
Nashville, TN (April 17 – 19)
Austin, TX (Sept. 4 – 6)
LEGO FUN FACTS:
Laid end to end, the number of LEGO® bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times around the world.
LEGO® is the contraction of two Danish words, “leg godt” which means “play well”.
By 2020, LEGO’s aim is to make sure that 100% of its energy will be balanced by renewable energy sources.
In its seventh year of touring, LEGO KidsFest is visiting a few less markets this year to focus on its new LEGO Creativity Tour.
“With the pilot of the LEGO Creativity Tour in Biloxi, Mississippi in December, we expect to be sharing some news about new tour dates early next year,” said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc.
“Right now through year’s end, our focus is on testing new concepts and continuing to deliver an amazing and fun-filled LEGO experience for families around the country.”
Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event for all ages and builders of all skills.
Five sessions — all identical and 4½ half hours in length — are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOKidsFest.com.
On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more. Tickets generally sell out and attendance averages 27,000-30,000 visitors at each venue.
Some of the activities at the shows include:
- LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
- LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
- Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
- LEGO Fusion: test out a new, fun and creative way of combining real LEGO brick building with a smartphone or tablet.
- LEGO Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole family
- LEGO Star Wars™: build and display a Star Wars model
- LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
- LEGO Super Heroes: build a badge and pose with a bigger than life Spiderman model
- LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
- LEGO Retail:purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
- LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
- LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
- LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
- LEGO City: using the imagination to create buildings and vehicles to the urban diorama
- LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
- Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
- Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
- Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity
Based on sell-out attendance in previous markets, advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Tickets for all 2015 tour stops are on sale at www.LEGOkidsfest.com.
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The LEGO KidsFest is a traveling LEGOextravaganza featuring millions of LEGO bricks and dozens of hands-on educational and fun building activities for all ages. It features dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO brand building areas, the Big Brick Pile, race ramps and more, all covering three acres of space.
Five identical sessions are available. Tickets are $22.50 and $19.50 for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to www.legokidsfest.com.
One of my followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, February 27, 2015 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!
Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Friday January 23 and announced on my Blog and notified via email.
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So fun! I wish it was coming closer! It was in Richmond, VA last year, but that was still a 3 hour drive away!
I understand that Bernadette – we’ll be driving 4 hours to this one. Oh well, it’s not something that happens very often! 🙂
We went to this when it was in the Twin Cities last year. The kids had a lot of fun. I have never seen so many legos.
My husband and our son are inviting a friend and his son – so it will be a guys day!! …and I don’t have to deal with the crowd, yippee!! 🙂
Not a big fan but I think we should probably buy lego equities.. The demand looks good.. business is growing at a consistent double-digit rate every year 😉
Oh wow…that pirate ship looks amazing. I love all the detail. A LEGO Fest sounds like something really fun to attend…especially if you are a fan. I even appreciate the creative lil’ characters that you can get in LEGO form. I went to the LEGO store (I think that’s what it was) in New York City. I loved seeing all of the life-size LEGO statues…like a huge dinosaur…Spiderman…and I think King Kong on the Empire State Building was there.
How fun! We live close to LEGOLAND so we can run down there whenever we need a Lego fix. But this event sounds like quite an event.
Oh, what fun — I wish I lived nearby! I love that they now even are making “girl Lego”s!
Great post! I should do this with my nieces. 🙂 #ibabloggers
My boys would have a blast at this event. They would want to stay all day.
Wow, I had no idea about this event, my kids would love this! Too bad there doesn’t look like any near us. My kids started playing with Legos much more since last year and we plan to visit Legoland in Orlando this year. It’s such a great product, thanks for sharing this! #ibabloggers
The tickets are good for a couple of places, so see if one would be close. 🙂
Your son is so cute! I know Lego’s is huge with the boys here in my area, they just won a regional championship, so this post will help lots of kids and parents.
Wow, that’s great Linda!! I love how they can be used for teaching, as well as having fun!
My s/o’s kids are huge lego fans and we’re thinking of introducing Duplo to our youngest soon.