Monday, October 1, 2012

@LEGOKidsFest Novi Michigan Oct 12-14

LEGO KidsFest Michigan
October  12– 14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi
The LEGO KidsFest is a giant traveling LEGO expo coming to the Suburban Collection Showplace, a mere 30 minutes from downtown Detroit, October 12 – 14, 2012.  This hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Games, group builds such as Creation Nation, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space. 
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Five identical Sessions are available.  Tickets are $18 for kids and $20 for adults.

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         LEGO Model Gallery: 40 life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
         LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
         Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
         Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 
         LEGO Games Arena: roll the dice to play LEGO board games
         Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas
         LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
         LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
         Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
         Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
         Brickscapes: fantastic displays that combine lots of LEGO and DUPLO sets

More than 400 billion LEGO® bricks have been produced since 1949.
The LEGO® minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! Over 4 billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!

LEGO® minifigures are out of this world, literally. The 2 Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO® minifigure etched into their front grill.

Approximately 7 LEGO® sets are sold each second.

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world's 6 billion inhabitants.

Laid end to end, the number of LEGO® bricks sold in a year would reach more than 5 times around the world.

There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO® bricks.
Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO® bricks.

With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO® group is the largest producer of tires in the world.

LEGO® is the contraction of two Danish words, "leg godt" which means "play well".

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world's 6 billion inhabitants.

19 billion LEGO® elements are produced every year. 2.16 million LEGO® elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

LEGO is the brand name.  One plays with LEGO bricks (not LEGOs or Legos). 

LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world's leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children.  The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough."  Visit the virtual LEGO world at  LEGO, the LEGO logo, and DUPLO, are trademarks of the LEGO Group. 
© 2011 The LEGO Group.

Disclosure: I was given tickets to this event in exchange for attending and blogging about my experiences.  No other form of compensation was given. Please check back to see pictures and my story after the event. 


Hobbies on a Budget said...

this would sure be fun!

Mm said...

Thanks. I love your site. Just hoping to get time to look through it a little better.

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