I’m hard at work on your weekend list (and it’s a big one), but I wanted to make sure those of you with Lego lovers didn’t lose this event in the shuffle.
The folks at Discovery Village in Gig Harbor are hosting an open house event to showcase some of their upcoming Lego programs Friday from 1-4. If you haven’t checked out Discovery Village yet, you might want to read my post about my mad, crazy crush on the place.
This event will include demonstrations of building techniques by Lego experts (you didn’t know there are Lego experts? It’s true!) as well as building time. It’s included with admission, which is 8.50 for the first child and 6.00 for siblings. Grown-ups are free. I think this is very reasonable considering all the play you get in the rest of the museum. I’ve heard from several readers who had to literally drag their kids out when it was time to go (You’ve been warned….). You will have to pay the bridge toll if you don’t live on the Gig Harbor side, but your parking is free.
Lego guy Chad also let me know that there are more low cost Lego events in the future. I’ll post about them as soon as I get the scoop.
If you’re new here, you’ll also want to read my post on an outing to City Blocks in Tacoma. It’s amazing! You’ll usually find folks from City Blocks manning tables at events like the Spring Fair. Btw, if you have to come up with some sort of craft table for a preschool event or school carnival, may I suggest skipping the bubbles and the bookmark making and dumping out a big bunch of Lego instead. You’re welcome.
The Tacoma Public Library and several Pierce County Library branches also host drop-in Lego play. I list these in my weekly lists as space allows, but you can always check their calendars for dates and times.
Want to add to your own collection? Read my post here on how to score Lego for less. Borders stores are liquidating, so you won’t be able to buy them with coupons there anymore, but you might keep an eye on them as the liquidation continues. So far, they’re a measly 20% off their super marked up prices (btw, I love Borders-very sorry to see this happen). Do be sure to check the comments on this post for some advice from Christy of Thrifty and Thriving. In addition to being this area’s Target expert, she’s also the mom of several Lego loving boys.
You can also still get a free subscription to the Lego magazine.