Update-This event is coming back for Christmas/Winter Break 2016!
Yep! Dan and his crew are bringing back one of their fun Lego events at Freighthouse Square!
The best admission bet is to get (our affiliate link) the Groupon for admission though you can also buy tickets at the door.
You can get a single entry, a family entry, OR a multi-day family pass. Once you pay, you’re welcome to come and go-great if you want to play, eat some lunch, and then play some more. **Note that the guys who run the Haunted Asylum help put on this event, but it is in no way a haunted/scary event. When you see the asylum come up through the Groupon link, don’t worry about it. It’s in basically the same space, but it’s a room full of Lego-nothing spooky.
Never been? It’s a whole room full of Lego and Lego inspiration right at Freighthouse Square. If you’ve never been, read on for more about this event and your options! I promise your Lego fanatic will love it.
In addition to getting to play and build, kids will be able to see creations by real-life Master Builder, Dan Parker, and his crew. Last year, we also had lots of opportunities to interact with Lego artisans. I’m still checking to see who will be on hand at this event, but I can tell you we stayed three (Yes, three!) hours last year, and if had been up to my boys we would have stayed even longer.
As you can see, there is plenty of room for the kids to work and tons and tons of Lego of all kinds. It was organized by displays-not just a random pile.
Pricing starts at 9.00 right now through Groupon. There was a little bit of debate about the price last year. Honestly? If your kiddo would just play for a few minutes and be done, then this is Not the event for you. If your child enjoys Lego, but is too young to really appreciate learning more intricate techniques and tips-then, again, it may not be worth it for you.
Who should go to this one? If you have school age Lego lovers, or younger precocious builders who appreciate not just building but learning, I do think you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. Personally, I thought the price was more than worth it for hours and hours of screen free building and inspiration, and it was less than I’d have spent taking us to the movies. I also loved seeing all the kids and parents and grandparents building together.
We also just love Dan (he is one of the only certified Lego Master Builders in the world, and his creations are displayed at high profile events around the globe!) and his team, and supporting small businesses in the South Sound.
You can head here to Get the Groupon for admission.