Charlotte, NC: Feb. 19-21 (Charlotte Convention Center)
Harrisburg, PA: April 8-10 (Farm Show Complex & Expo Center)
Kansas City, MO: May 13-15 (Kansas City Convention Center)
Louisville, KY: June 3-5 (Kentucky Exposition Center)
Milwaukee, WI: Oct. 7-9 (Wisconsin Center)
Houston, TX: Oct. 21-23 (NRG Center)
Cleveland, OH: Nov. 4-6 (I-X Center)
LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016 at new and returning markets
(Hartford, CT) LEGO KidsFest kicks off its eighth year on the road with new tour stops and a return to some popular markets.
New tour stops in 2016 include Charlotte, NC (Feb. 19-21), Harrisburg, PA (April 8-10) and Kansas City, MO (May 13-15).
It’s been three years or more since LEGO KidsFest stopped in Louisville, KY (June 3-5), Milwaukee WI (Oct. 7-9), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-23) and Cleveland, OH (Nov. 4-6).
Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event for all ages and builders of all skills.
“Our 2016 LEGO KidsFest tour is going to delight both new and returning audiences,” said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’ve still got some favorites on the show floor, like the Big Brick Pile, Creation Nation and the Race Ramps. There are also many new and unique activities designed for building, learning and fun.”
Five sessions — all identical and 4½ half hours in length — are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.
On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.
Some of the activities at the shows included:
LEGO Model Museum: life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
LEGO Star Wars™: build and display a Star Wars model
LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-size Spiderman model and more
LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
LEGO Retail:purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity
We didn’t let the girls know where they were going until the day before and were they ever thrilled. If we had told them sooner they wouldn’t have slept for days anticipating the trip. When we arrived in Charlotte we made the short walk from our parking area to the coliseum and went to pick up our tickets. Even with so many people everything was so organized that everything we did moved smoothly and quickly. There was so much to see and do at this KidsFest that we only managed to go to about half of the activities that were offered. The favorites of everyone were the bridge building activity where one team built a bridge that even with removing 31 Lego bricks it still held one hundred pounds of weight and Creation Nation where each girl built their own creation and had it put on a huge map of the United States. This event is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon with your family and create a wonderful lasting memory for everyone both young and old. I would recommend that if you are in any of the areas that it traveling to take advantage of the opportunity to go.