We recently attended the LEGO Kidsfest when they came to Nashville. We were one of the first sessions Friday at 4 pm. I will say that traffic was horrible because the Music City Center is in downtown Nashville across from the Bridgestone Arena. There was a hockey playoff game that night so it was stand still traffic and finding a parking spot was difficult. By the time we finally parked I was pretty stressed and ready for the day to be over already. But we had finally arrived and my kids were excited. So in we went!
As soon as you step inside you see life size statues made of Legos of all of the kid’s favorite characters. There was Batman, Superman, Cars, Toy Story and many many more. The kids had to stop at each one and touch them and take pictures of them. I was really impressed. I have never been ablet o build anything cool with Legos! The time and skill these things take is incredible!
There was a station for each type of Lego like Ninjago, Elves, Mixels, Superheros, Princess, Star Wars, and the Lego Movie. Each station had activities and boxes full of pieces from the collection for the kids to build whatever they wanted. We had to set time limits because they wanted to stay at each one for so long! I wanted the to get to all of them!
Silas is a Ninja Turtles fanatic and they had a really cool game set up in the middle of the exhibit for a pizza building relay race. The kids were split into teams of 5 and had to run back and forth with tongs collecting Lego “toppings” to build their pizza. S had a blast! Each child received a Lego mini pack as a reward and my son loves it. He takes the car and racer everywhere he goes now!
Do not think Kidsfest is just for boys though! The do have several sections for little girls. They have the Friends, Princess, and Elves sections which are perfect for your little princesses! They also have a HUGE pile of Legos just tossed in a big pile so the kids can make whatever they want. That was a blast!!
Here are some tips for your session at the Lego Kidsfest near you:
1. Go with at least one other adult. It can get chaotic and would be very easy to lose sight of a child without that extra set of eyes! Daddy was in charge of Xander and I was in charge of Silas.
2. Leave the little ones at home. This event really isn’t for kids 2 and under so if you can get a sitter or family member to watch them I highly recommend it! Or bring a stroller to keep them safely beside you.
3. Set time limits at each station. There is a ton to do and see so if you want to be sure you get to it all I suggest a 30 minute max on the stations. There are over 20 stations so 30 minutes may even be too much time.
4. Get into it! I saw tons of parents just sitting I guess that is ok but if you are paying for a ticket too you might as well get in there and have fun! Plus it creates quality time with your kids. I even sat in the giant pile with them and built myself a skyscraper!
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