Do you have a little someone (or maybe a big someone) who loves Legos? Ever since we watched The Lego Movie, my six, soon to be seven, year old has developed a passion for building creations like the Master Builders, and of course my three, soon to be four, year old has followed suit. Our little stash of Legos has grown exponentially and I'm really impressed with some of the interesting things A comes up with. For Christmas all he wanted was Lego kits, which Santa did deliver, but Santa also knows that Legos are expensive and a $100 Lego kit would not get its money's worth out of it at our house just yet. So in addition to Santa's two smaller Lego kits, hubby and I decided to take the boys to Legoland Atlanta as one of our Christmas presents to the boys.
Going in, I knew this was an indoor attraction, and I knew not to expect a "Disney" experience. The grandparents had taken the boys to LegoLand Orlando when the hubs and I went to Ireland, and they couldn't say enough good things about it. I knew this LegoLand was not going to be a theme park, BUT I was expecting it to be a little bigger than what it was. I would hate to be there when it was really busy. The rides were a little baby-ish. And although there were lots of Legos available, there was not a lot of space for building.
The area that occupied most of our time was the Build and Test Races. In the middle of the room there was a place where you could build race cars and test them on three ramps. Cars and Legos together? For us it doesn't get much better than that! The boys spent at least two of the four hours we were there at the test track. This was the only place that had directions on how to build something, other than the Master Builders Academy. A major plus of this station was the science aspect of it. The boys had to experiment with different designs and then test the physics of the tracks.
The website says that LegoLand Atlanta is for children 5-12, but I can't see this place holding much attention for a 10, 11, or 12 year old. If A didn't like just building and testing his race cars over and over again, I'm not sure he would have liked it so much either and he's seven (almost seven).
Let's get down to brass tax. When I went online in December, the website said online tickets were $13.50 compared to $20 on site. When I went to buy the online tickets in January the price had gone up to $15 per person. Still better than $20 at the door. We also live in Chattanooga, so we had gas expense and dinner out. So based on what we got for our money, this is not worth another trip for us. I'm glad we did it once because it made a good 'experience' Christmas gift for the boys, but its not cost affective for us.
Legos are super fun and there are a lot of Lego activities out there. In Chattanooga, there is an after school Lego program called Bricks 4 Kidz (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/tennessee-chattanooga-ooltewah/), and we just discovered NetBricks through Groupon. NetBricks is a spin off Netflix only with Legos. So you order a Lego kit, they send it to you, you put it together, then send it back. (https://netbricks.biz/) I'll let you know how that goes. And I still plan to go back to Legoland Orlando with the boys sometime soon!
What has been your favorite Lego experience?
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