Thursday, October 14, 2010

Legoland!

The kids and I were invited to check out Legoland Discovery Center outside Chicago. I’ve driven past this place many times and every time, I’ve thought to myself, I should take my kids here. But I’d never gotten around to actually doing it. So, for the first time since the place opened, the kids and I paid a visit to Legoland.
My youngest four, ages 4-12 loved it! My teens weren’t quite as impressed although they did admit that it looked like a fun place to work. From the minute you walk in Legoland Discovery Center, you’ll be impressed. Actually, scratch that, even before you walk in the place, you’ll be impressed! There’s a giant giraffe posted at the entrance that welcomes you inside. Once inside, you’ll see Einstein and a guard made of Legos who has a little um, how to put this delicately…he has a little flatulence problem. The kids find this absolutely HILARIOUS!





Walk a little farther and you’ll be amazed at a Lego replica of Chicago complete with Buckingham fountain, the SEARS (not Willis) Tower, and Navy Pier. (Try to find two R2D2s, a Lego Batman, and a bank robber amid the skyscrapers.)



When you’re done admiring mini-Chicago, take a walk in the jungle. You’ll see all sorts of animals (and Indiana Jones!). It’s impressive!





You can get your picture taken with Lego creations, go for a ride on a dragon through a castle filled with Lego creations, build your own model in a Lego workshop, find out how Legos are made in the factory tour, see the fun Clutch Powers 4D movie, go for a whirl on the Technicycle, and take a break for some lunch while the kiddos play with buckets of Legos, race their vehicle creations down ramps, and run around the play area.











Legoland does birthday parties too! The best part about having your birthday party at Legoland is - no kids running around like maniacs all over your house, no shopping for supplies, and no clean-up!



The folks at Legoland gave me 4 tickets to give away on my blog. Legoland Discovery Center is located just outside Chicago in Schaumburg. If you're a local reader, leave me a comment here and I'll choose a random winner on Friday, October 22. Good luck!

I was given free admission for me and my kids to check out Legoland.

44 comments:

Garima said...

This I truly truly hope I win> i have been wanting to take our daughter to the Legoland for a while now.. and I keep pushing it off.
Playing with Lego is something that i grew up with..
Crossing my fingers!

pednurse said...

This would be so awesome! My kids love Legos!

Dodson Family said...

OH my goodness my kids would think they died and went to heaven. No I am not local but we would make the trip an adventure!!!! (Yes legos mean that much in this house)

Jess said...

my kids, ages 6 and 8 and WAY into legos right now. They stay busy for hours! I would love to take them to Legoland!!!! Thanks for the chance, Dawn!!!

KarenKal said...

I would love to take my kids to Legoland. It just so happens their birthday's are this month. Oct 24 and Oct 30. they will be 5 and 7!

ElleBee said...

My boys would both love this! :)

Stephanie said...

My kiddos (10, 7, and 6) would really love to go to Legoland! They love playing with Legos!! We havent been to the Chicago area either (live in MI) but would love to go sometime! This would be a great trip! :)

LaDonna F said...

My son and husband would love this place! Elijah has all of my husbands old legos from when he was a kid. They make for great entertainment. Now if they would just pick themselves up =) So please enter me in the drawing =)

Jennifer A. said...

Ooohh, that looks so cool. I still play with my kids legos.

Sandy in Illinois said...

I know some kids who I would love to gift these tickets too. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jessica said...

My boys would adore a trip to Legoland. Seriously, they would make me crazy with their excitement. Hope we win!

Jenni said...

I would LOVE to win these tickets! With 7 kiddos, this has just never been in our budget. We also celebrate 7 birthdays between now and Dec. 23. Gets busy!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jillcookie said...

My 3 boys and I are meeting my husband in Schaumburg the first week of November. He has a 3 day pass from the army before he gets deployed to Iraq. Legoland sounds like a perfect place to visit while we're there.

Rachel N said...

Would LOVE to go. We have been talking about going for months but haven't made it. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to go soon, wink wink!

Heather Rupp said...

My son considers himself a "Lego Master"...whatever that means...needless to say, he would be OVER THE MOON if we won these tickets!!!!

Laurie Hollister said...

Oh, I hope I win! I have 2 boys that would just LOVE this place!

Celestial said...

OMG I would LOVE these tickets!! My kids have been begging me to go there, but it never seems to be in our budget. We drive past there every weekend and every weekend they ask when we are going :) This would make them SO happy to be able to go...FINALLY!!! I have 3 kids and myself so 4 would be absolutely p-e-r-f-e-c-t.

Brian, Crystal & Gage said...

My 11 year old LOVES legos and my 2 year old is just getting into them (in his mouth). Pick me pick me!

Amanda said...

I live in Michigan and would love to bring the kids to Chicago for a long weekend!!

Keri Jackson said...

This would be awesome! We are planning a trip to Chicago in November and my kids would LOVE this!

Michelle said...

My boys would absolutely LOVE this!!

Shere said...

I would love to win tickets to Legoland! I didn't even know that was there either-but we are only 2 hrs from Chicago and my kids would love to go back (they visited there for their first time this past summer!)

THANKS Dawn :)
~Shere

Karla said...

I just looked up Legoland last week because I wanted to find one to take my kids to (especially my son). I'm not local but have relatives nearby so I would love to win and come visit!!

Anonymous said...

My kids love to play with legos. We have not been there yet but I have wanted to take them. Thank you for the chance to win some tickets.

-Donna W.

Catherine said...

I would love to win the tickets. I've been wanting to take the kids there, but there never seems to be enough extra cash at the end of the week.

Megryansmom said...

I practically begged, actually I did beg the people of Legoland for tickets and TOF and I didn't get invited BOOHOO, so pick me pretty please to win these tickets.

Amanda Y. said...

I would truly love to visit Legoland Chicago!!!!!! Pick me, pick me. I feel like Donkey on the Shrek DVD.

SharonN said...

We're from Dallas but will be in Chicago for the holidays. My 6- and 8-year-old boys are Legomaniacs and would love Legoland! We're planning on going anyway, but free tickets would be AWESOME. Thanks Dawn!

Barb said...

Legos are fun for all ages. My children loved them and my grandchildren love them.

Jamie said...

I have a Lego-lovin' son. Is there something in the water that flips the Lego switch and makes boys (and some girls) become obsessed with the things?

Linda said...

My kids are 4 and 6 and would love to go to Legoland! Thanks for the opportunity.

ivery said...

My grandson is dying to visit Legoland. There is never a question as to what to get him for birthday or Christmas, he is always happy with a new Lego to build.

Snoopyfan said...

I am sure my 6 and 4 year old would love to go back to Legoland! Would be great to win.

Anonymous said...

I would love to take my kids to Legoland. We're a few hours away, but my brother lives near Schaumburg, so it would be great to plan a visit with him and take a day to go to Legoland!

Andi I.

Anonymous said...

I'm in central Indiana, not exactly local, but not that far away either! A friend has a son who would LOVE to go to Legoland, so I would share the tickets with her.
Thanks!

Jill in Indiana

Anonymous said...

My 7 year old son would love this!!! We're only 1/2 hour away and would be so excited to win!

Ali/IL

Denise said...

I'm a Hoosier gal and would love to take my 3 boys on a road trip to Chicago! If you can travel with 6 kids, surely I can handle my 3!!

Mark Smith said...

We live in Michigan but are planning a trip to the Chicago area. My 9 year old son and 11 year old daughter would love to visit Legoland!

S Francis said...

My boys love legos. We want to come to Legoland. Just have to plan the trip. We have the map of Chicago, so my 7th grader can map it out.

lisao said...

My son lives for Legos right now. This would be so great!

Anonymous said...

My four kids would love Legoland!!! Although, my husband and I do not like stepping on the legos on the floor.... We could even visit my brother while in Chicago!
Kristie
Michigan

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to win tix as my nephews are coming for thanksgiving and it would be a treat to take them there. Please pick me! :)

Brenda Vicario said...

Well I am about 5-6 hours away in Omaha Nebraska, but I'm sure my lego loving husband would let us venture to Chicago with free Legoland tickets! Plus my kids would love it too:)
Great Review!

JayneV said...

I would love to win this, since I've been meaning to take my kids here since it opened and have still not trekked up to Schaumburg to go. I know they would love it!