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I love when a special exhibit comes to town and I am able to take my kids to do something fun. Even better if it is free. If it also involves something my kids love, like LEGOs, than that is just AWESOME! And that is what happened last week. The LEGO Americana Roadshow came to my city and we got to go check it out. I am going to tell you why we loved it and then where you can check to see if it is coming to your town.
The exhibit came to our local mall. So I took my crew nice and early to avoid the crowds and the temptation for them to want to go into the stores. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but I should have known, with LEGO it would be awesome. “Everything is awesome!” I have been singing that song all week after the exhibit.
The Exhibit included multiple LEGO architecture buildings, that were put together by master builders, paying homage to American history. From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, the North Church, and Independence Hall, the sculptures were amazing.
Each sculpture included a sign with details about the actual building/monument as well as information on the sculpture. Some of the sculptures took over a thousand hours for multiple master builders to construct.
Between all of the sculptures, the master builders had put together other scenes that you could look at. The attention to detail in them was amazing. Check out this city small (and I mean very small) part of the city scene.
Some of them even had some familiar faces (Emmett) as well as other cameos or jokes.
They had maps at each station, and the maps included questions about each item that you could answer. If you completed the map, you could return it for a special prize. The questions usually pertained to history.
It was so amazing to get to take my kids around to all these different monuments. Especially the Goof. I loved showing him the “White House” and the Capital Building.
For the Capital Building, our mall actually had a contest going. We had to try and guess how many bricks were used to build it, and the winner would get a LEGO Architect Kit and a mall gift card. How many LEGO bricks do you think it took?
In addition to the amazing sculptures, LEGO had set up an entire area for kids to become master builders and make their own creations.
They had a duplo section for the littlest master builders, which my twins loved. The older master builders were challenged to make vehicles that they could then race down ramps.
After they could fill out a card and have their creations put on display. The Goof loved feeling like he was the star of the show.
One thing I love, is that the LEGO Americana Roadshow got my family excited about our national monuments. I know what will be under the tree this Christmas. LEGO has a whole Architecture line that you can purchase. You can check it out by clicking HERE.
The LEGO Americana Roadshow only has a few stops left. Want to know if one of them is near you? Check out the official LEGO Americana Roadshow website for the full schedule.