My Neighborhood: Lego KidsFest Oct. 12-14 + Giveaway!

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Did you know approximately 7 LEGO® sets are sold each second? I love this fact since I am a HUGE supporter of kids using their imaginations for play.

Personally, we are a LEGO bricks household. Both the hubby and I grew-up on the fun, colorful bricks, and we even have a massive collection {including airplanes and pirate ships} stored in our basement to prove it. Since the girls are still too young to play with those, we have LEGO DUPLO® {the BIG bricks} for them, and we can’t wait to play with them for hours building little LEGO contraptions.

Suffice to say, I was pretty pumped when I heard a LEGO KidsFest was coming to Michigan.

Upon checking out the website, I learned that this is going to be one sweet event and surely a can’t miss for local families with kids of all ages.

Here’s the scoop:

The LEGO® KidsFest national tour will be at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, October 12 – 14, 2012.

Among the LEGO attractions, families will find:

  • 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
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
  • Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
  • LEGO Games Arena: roll the dice to play LEGO board games
  • Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas
  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
  • Brickscapes: fantastic displays that combine lots of LEGO and DUPLO sets
  • And much more, covering more than 150,000 square feet of space

Based on sell-out attendance in previous markets, advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Five sessions – all identical – are available for the tour stop. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for children and can be purchased online at

All images provided by LEGO KidsFest

Doesn’t that sounds amazing? Now for a giveaway!

I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the opening session — Friday, Oct. 12 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. A winner will be chosen on Sept. 28. Good luck!

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  1. keri szawara says:

    I love building creatures with my kids. They help make them and name them. Gosh, we just love LEGOS!!!!

  2. I loved building houses with Legos!

  3. I like to build building and scenes. My son loves to build flyers for his mini figures. My daughter likes to build homes for the animals. LEGO bricks are so diverse and spark such creativity!

  4. I personally love building castles and the modular buildings. My son loves the collectible minifigures, and my daughter builds just about anything. Currently she’s working on a football field.
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  5. My kids love building all sorts of house, castles, and cars. Andrew likes to just stack them really tall right now though!
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  6. My kids and I both love building cars with Legos!

  7. I loved to build houses, and my husband still loves the Star Wars collection!

  8. I think building houses was probably my favorite. My son *loves* LEGOS, and we like to build kits together, like Star Wars ships. He also likes to film stop action LEGO videos, which are really cool!
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  9. Elizabeth E says:

    as a child, my favorite thing to build was houses/towns with my legos. My kids enjoy the harry potter and star wars lego sets, as well as the lego games.

  10. rachel rohde says:

    my favorite thing to build is anything my son likes. my son likes to build battleships.

  11. I liked making houses but my boys love making ships and crazy flying machines !

  12. I love to build NXT robots with my kids and program them to do all sorts of things around the house!

  13. Our family cannot wait for Legofest!!! My son loves the Batman Lego sets and my daughter loves the mini figures.

  14. Beth Arnold says:

    My kids loved building cars and robots!

  15. I loved to build houses and neighborhoods. My boys and I like to trucks and cars together.

  16. Jess French says:

    I love playing with the bricks making the sets, especially my old Paradise Stables set I gave to my daughter for Christmas. She likes making crazy vehicles.

  17. Michelle Davidge says:

    My son is just CRAZY about Legos. He comes up with the most amazing creations. We always have fun putting the sets together as a family

  18. My favorite thing to build with Legos was always castles for my Barbies! My son’s favorite things to build are airplanes and he loves the Ninjago sets! I think we have them all! He would go crazy if we won these tickets. he is a Lego enthusiast! Since he was 10 months old! He is now 9 and is REALLY good at the builds. We are saving up now to buy him the Star Wars DeathStar set!

  19. Kip's Mommy says:

    I used to build houses and castles as a kid with my brother’s legos. Now I like to build Star Wars figures with my son :) But the one set he’s really saving his nickels and dimes for is the passenger train – he’s a big train fanatic and adding legos to the mix is the icing on the cake.

  20. I always liked to build cities with legos when i was a kid. My children like to build creatures, and aircraft.

  21. I built sooo many houses! My kids are in space wiyh their star wars creations!

  22. As a kid, my best friend & I built houses for our barbies. Barbie was always a giant compared to our Lego houses! Now my son, likes to build things and have me guess what he built. My daughter likes to build things like her Michigan State Spartan “S” and build her dad a yellow “M” for his Michigan Wolverines :)

  23. LOVE Legos – all three of my kids can’t wait for this event!!

  24. My kids love their Harry Potter sets the most. We’d have a great time at this expo.

  25. Love to build the Harry Potter sets with my kids!

  26. Star wars Lego sets are a huge hit in my house! My husband even pulled out his vintage sets the other day and played for hours with the boys!

  27. We love Lego and can’t wait to go to the LegoFest in Novi!

  28. Peggy Dudley says:

    I love building the ferris wheel with my son. When we were all done we were so excited to get it to work! Both my son’s love to build cars, boats, and trucks.

  29. So excited for a chance to win! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  30. They build everything!

  31. legos are a timeless toy for kids of all ages

  32. Stefanie hodgson says:

    My boys love the LEGO Atlantis, Harry potter, and star wars
    Collections. My 10 yr olds all time favorite was the now discontinued powerminers series

  33. As a child I liked to build houses and villages. Our boys love to build vehicles and make towns for them to go through!!

  34. My family couldn’t afford Legos, so I had construx. My son does get to enjoy Legos though. He loves to build garages for his hot wheels.
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  35. My brother and I would build towns. My son likes building trucks. He also enjoys building towers, then crashing into them with the trucks.

  36. My son is soooo obsessed with Legos! We actually had to re-decorate his room to accommodate all of his Lego displays. Even with all of that, I still have Lego displays on our tv cabinet, stairs and dining room table! We love all things Lego and are very excited the Expo is coming to Novi!

  37. My kids are HUGE Lego fans, especially my oldest…his imagination just runs wild when he is in creation mode. Would love to win these for him!

  38. kari scherer says:

    ooo I think my son would love this.

  39. Fav thing to build is a house, kids too.

  40. Great event!

  41. I loved to build houses and my son loves to build anything with wheels.

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