Thursday, May 15, 2014

5/15/14: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Sneak Peek and Win 4 Tickets

Today we were extremely lucky to get a media preview of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at Assembly Square, Somerville.  They open on May 23rd so we were beyond excited to get a sneak peek.  Read on and I am giving you a chance to win 4 tickets to go!!!  We were greeted by their huge LEGO giraffe Tessie when we arrived.
The kids could not wait to go.  We went to LEGOLAND in California last year and when the kids found out that a LEGOLAND Discovery Center was coming to Boston they could not wait to go.
You must book your tickets online in advance.  You will select a half hour window for your tickets.  This is your only way to guarantee admission.  They are already sold out for the Friday-Sunday of their opening weekend.  When you arrive there are some cool wall creation areas with LEGOs for kids to play with.
The kids couldn't wait to go in and were excited when they said they were ready for us.
You first go up an elevator and you are at the LEGO Factory Tour.
Here kids get to interact with LEGO people.  You are broken up in to 4 colors - Blue, Green, Red and Yellow.  Pick any color as it is all in one small room so if your kids want to pick two different colors that is ok.
Here the kids are building their own Minifigures.  Channel 4 was there and took some video of the kids while they were creating.
At the end of this 10 minute or so presentation kids will be given a Factory LEGOLAND Discovery Center LEGO.  They didn't have them yet so we didn't get ours.
Here is some video:
The kids were psyched to meet Master Builder Ian Coffey!  He was there in his workshop creating.  They got to ask him questions about his creations.  He told us one of the hardest things he made was a rose.
Here he is creating.
Our favorite part was Miniland.  It was absolutely amazing!  Here you can see the Zakim Bridge behind them and the TD Garden.
Pictures don't do it justice but it is absolutely amazing!  So much of Boston is built.
Check it out, Evan is even a celebrity.  They put these two pictures of him on CBS News tonight.
He is going to be so thrilled in the morning to know he was on TV.
So cool!
I like this close up look.
Fenway Park!  Plus it is interactive.  You can play with it like a pinball machine and hit the ball.
Evan posing for me.
I love that it continually goes from day to night time.
I loved all the little touches and interactive pieces.  Make sure to look everywhere.  Evan noticed a button and pressed it and it was Cheers down below and the button lit it up and played the Cheers theme song.
Here are some more pictures of Miniland:
galiberti's LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston Miniland album on Photobucket

Here is some video of Miniland:
Then we walked in to the main Discovery area where there is so much to do.
Here is Evan building some race cars.
Racing them:
Lauren enjoyed the LEGO Friends area.
Here she is inside making some food.
Then she did Karaoke.  They have a little TV that you can pick a song from.
This awesome play area was great fun for the kids.
The kids could really spend an hour in here.  They loved it!
Plus there are two rides.  We went on Kingdom Quest which allows you to shoot at villains as you play through the game.  The kids loved it.
Plus you compete so you all get scored.
Here is another ride called Merlin's Apprentice Ride.  You pedal to go up in the air.  Lauren and I had fun on it.
There are lots of play areas with LEGOs.  You can build and then have them shake on a shaker table which was cool.
There is also a movie theatre with a LEGO movie that runs every half hour continuously.  It is a 4D movie meaning there are 3D glasses plus other interactive effects.  The movie runs 14 minutes long.
Here are their facilities for parties.
 Here is the inside of one of the rooms.  They have two rooms.
 Here is the Master Builder Academy.
There is also a Duplo Farm area for little kids.
Here is one of the views outside one of the rides.
Here is their food area.  For $15 you can get a kids meal deal which includes a LEGO lunch box, chips, juice box and kids sandwich.
Here is some video inside.
There is a really cool LEGO Store on the way out.
I highly suggest checking them out when they open!
Enter below to win 4 tickets ! The winner will receive a Family 4 pack of tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston, including two single-entry children tickets valid for ages 3 to 12 years old and two single-entry adult tickets valid for ages 12 years and older.  
Tickets are valid starting June 15, 2014 and expire one year from date issued.
Disclosure:  I was invited to a media preview event to explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center with my kids.  I was also given the 4 tickets for giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Kelly said...

My 8 year old is a Lego maniac, he and his brother would love to go to Legoland Discovery Center!

Audrey Griffis said...

both my kids love legos I just can't wait to see what created- which is the best part of legos - all the creativity

Steph L said...

My daughter was standing with her mouth open watching the karaoke. She loves Friend's Legos!

Colleen said...

We missed the opportunity to visit legoland Florida in January.....this will make up for it!!

Anonymous said...

My girls would love the Lego Friends area!

holly wheeler said...

Lego's are for glad though I can bring my son so I do not look out of place as am not sure who enjoys them

Harmony Mauzey said...

I have a nephew who is developmentally delayed who ADORES Legos and I would be over the moon to be able to take him to the Legoland Discovery Center!

Camkian said...

My son is looking forward to building on the Earthquake Plates

phyllis said...

We can't wait to check this out! My almost 5 year old is a huge fan of legos!

Cleverly Changing said...

We would love to see all of the amazing lego creations. It is truly fascinated how this toy has remained consistent over the years.

fitmompam said...

My son would absolutely freak out if we won. thinking I would get a hotel and make a weekend family get away with it!

Heather G said...

Is it bad that I just want to sing "Everything is Awesome" in there!?

Heather said...

Wow I can't pick just one thing! The rides, the movie, all the legos! wow. I think the best thing would be seeing my kids have a BLAST!

Kevin E said...

Looking forward to seeing MiniLand!

Mrs. C said...

So excited to experience it all!

Rita c said...

This place looks incredible!

Melanie said...

Wow, there is a lot more to do there than I thought. My children would enjoy this so much. They are playing with legos right now, as I type. Thank you, for such a great giveaway.

Melanie said...

Wow, there is a lot more to do there than I thought. My children would enjoy this so much. They are playing with legos right now, as I type. Thank you, for such a great giveaway.

Stephanie D said...

My son would love this!

Isra said...

So excited it's finally opening!!

Casey said...

This is so awesome!

Tammy Shelton said...

We are visiting Boston this summer and I would LOVE to take my Grandsons to LEGOLAND Discovery Center. It looks like so much FUN!

Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 said...

So jealous! I can't wait to check it out!