As an official USFG Blogger, I received complimentary tickets to LEGO KidsFest St Louis in exchange for an honest review of the event.
Last Friday the Hubs, the kids, and I jumped on the Metrolink and went downtown to the Convention Center to the LEGO KidsFest St Louis. We’ve been to LegoLand Discover Center in Kansas City a couple of times, and the kids love it. When I learned that the LEGO KidsFest, a giant traveling LEGO expo, would be coming to the America’s Center Convention Complex I knew we had to go. It was to be the first time the traveling exhibit visited St. Louis and be right in our back yard!! Um, tickets, please!
Our tickets were for the opening session on Friday evening.
As soon as the kids realized what we were doing, they were beyond excited. We started off in the LEGO KidsFest Art Gallery, where they each spent some time creating a piece for the wall. They were thrilled to hang their creations up (we stopped back by before we left, so we could see the artwork created by other KidsFest goers, too)!
From there, of course we had to visit the pile o’ bricks, where they dove into the fun and buried themselves… literally.
So, what else is there to see and do at LEGO KidsFest?
* LEGO Model Museum: where you can walk among the dozens of life-sized models made from LEGO bricks
* LEGO Ninjago: where you can spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
* LEGO Mindstorms: where you can play with programmed robots and snakes
* LEGO Movie: where you can help Emmet and Lucy conquer the bad guys
* LEGO Fusion: where you can work with real and virtual bricks in this
* Race Ramps: where you can build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
* Creation Nation: where you can construct a creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
* Construction Zone: where you can enjoy a creative build, play, and display area
* LEGO DUPLO: where you can explore imagination through building for the younger set
* LEGO Retail: where you can purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
* Big Brick Pile: where you can build and have fun in a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
* Monochromatic Builds: where you can construct buildings and more using bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
* LEGO Disney Princess: where you can create and build a fairytale through LEGO bricks
* LEGO Friends: where you can build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
We all loved the life sized LEGO models that were throughout the show.
By far, my favorite activity, though, was the Master Builder Lab. The Master Builder, Chris, that presented during our show was funny, knowledgeable, and engaging. He kept the kids interest, answered questions, and his enthusiasm for all things LEGO was contagious.
The kids were hard pressed to pick a “favorite” thing about the LEGO KidsFest. In fact, Mister said, “Simply put, that was awesome.”
We all hope LEGO KidsFest returns to St Louis next year. I’m hoping the fact that the event sold out here will be in our favor!