Holiday BRICKTACULAR Events at LEGOLAND Discovery Center #HolidayBricktacular

The weather outside may be frightful but LEGO bricks are always delightful!  Throughout the month of December, join LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth as they deck the halls with loads of brick-tastic holiday fun.

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Holiday Bricktacular activities:

·  Search for Santa in a scavenger hunt through MINILAND. You’re bound to find an old St. Nick, as there are hundreds of LEGO Santa’s hidden throughout the 1.5 million LEGO bricks in MINILAND. (December 1 – 25)

·  Write and mail your letter to Santa. (December 1-24)

·  Enjoy complimentary milk and cookies, while supplies last.  (Sunday, December 7, 14 and 21)

·  Help the model building team construct an enchanting winter wonderland village out of LEGO bricks. (First three weekends in December from noon to 5 p.m.)

·  Compete in festive build challenges for a chance to win an annual pass.  (Saturday, December 5, 13 and 20 ages 5-8 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., ages 9-12 at noon and 4 p.m.Winner selected in each age group.)

 

In addition, as a special gift, annual pass holders are invited to a special Winter Wonderland celebration on Friday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Build an ornament with the Master Model Builder for the holiday tree, and enjoy milk and cookies while you write your letter to Santa.  Be sure to wear your best holiday sweater to enter the parent/kid duo sweater contest.  RSVP required by December 5 at noon to MEGEventsDFW@merlinentertainments.biz.

 

All activities are included in the price of admission.
Holiday Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – last admission two hours prior to closing.

Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christmas noon to 5 p.m., New Years Eve 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Years Eve 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and New Years Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets: Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, and free for kids 2 and under. To purchase special discounted tickets and pre-book for guaranteed entrance visit www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/dallasfw.

Win Tickets to LEGO KidsFest Dallas, TX Aug 29-31

Do you have a LEGO® fanatic at your house? Our son, Sebastian, loves everything LEGO!! When we heard that LEGO KidsFest was coming to the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX  Aug. 29 – 31, 2014, I knew we would definitely be going! We were so excited that US Family Guide provided tickets for our family to attend for sharing about LEGO KidsFest AND wanted to offer 2 tickets to one of YOU too!

The LEGO KidsFest is a HUGE touring LEGO expo. The Dallas event will be the 3rd event in Texas. Other shows in Austin and Houston have been sold out events! You will not want to miss this.

LEGO SpidermanLEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. This year’s LEGO KidsFest visit to Dallas will include LEGO Chima, LEGO Friends Photo Booth, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Super Heroes and LEGO Mindstorms. There will also be the LEGO Model Museum, the LEGO Master Builder Academy, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.

LEGO KidsFest is a hands-on and features learning opportunities for kids of all-ages. This means your kids will be building, playing and just in awe of all the LEGO awesomeness. LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks, not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Friends, LEGO Chima, LEGO Star Wars, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more!

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There is so much fun to be had at LEGO KidsFest that these events often sell out early so plan to buy your tickets online before the event. (Tickets are $20 for kids and $22 for adults.) Tickets are sold for specific times and sessions so be sure to buy early to ensure you get to visit during a session that is best for your family. For more information and to purchase tickets online click here.
LEGO KidsFest
One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, August 29,  2014   (4-8:30pm).  I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Monday August 4.
(Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry allowed every day)
Click here to win tickets!
I’ll email the winner after the drawing held August 4th! ( Winner will receive tickets by email)
Good Luck everyone!!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine – Kids Go Free Coupon

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If you’ve got LEGO fanatics at your house like we do, you are going to want to make sure and add LEGOLAND Discovery Center to your list of spring break and Summer plans! Everything really is awesome at LEGOLAND!

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Come and explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center, the ultimate indoor playground for kids who are the biggest fans of LEGO! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine is one of DFW’s best attractions! They can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, build the fastest car in LEGO Racers: Build & Test, zap the bad guys in Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, or have the ultimate LEGO birthday party. We had a great time having Sebastian’s party there a few months ago. Plan your family visit now and jump into the biggest box of LEGO bricks!

Right now Kids Can Go Free – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Receive one free child with purchase of full-price admission Click here to get the coupon.

LEGO Week – DIY LEGO Party Favor Bag tutorial

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Welcome back to LEGO Week!!! Yesterday, we talked all about the easiest way to get great custom LEGO party invites done in a hurry( you can check that out here). Since the birthday boy also requested a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center for his birthday, at the end of the week I will give a full review of our fabulous time there. I learned a ton of LEGOLAND related info and have some great insider tips. If you are planning a trip there with your kiddos, you will want to stay tuned for that post!

As I mentioned yesterday, no matter what the birthday location or requested theme our kiddos pick, I always like to add a little DIY love to their parties. I also had to be able to accomplish this project on the cheap since I was expecting to spend most of our birthday party funds at the party location. One of the awesome things I was able to do for this party was create these cute custom LEGO Party favor bags for our party guests.  My original vision was to use  typical small canvas bags from the craft store but Dollar Tree made this a hugely affordable and perfect LEGO project with their green craft bags  if you are doing another project, they are available in a variety of other colors as well.) At 3 for $1.00, I couldn’t pass these up. Dollar Tree also had the clear contact paper roll I would use for my stencil, again for only a dollar!

Items needed:

  • Contact paper……………………$1.00
  • Craft bags………………………..$1.00 (for 3!)
  • Yellow acrylic craft paint(whatever color you like)…..$.67
  • Brushes………………$1.00
  • exacto knife/scissors…………………….free
  • Scrap cardboard or wax paper to place inside bags so paint doesn’t go through…….free

I found this LEGO mini-figure template online and cut it out to trace onto my contact paper. Lego head template

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I traced it several times onto my contact paper to make enough stencils for each bag. You could probably reuse the stencils but I wanted them all done before the kids got home from school so they would be a surprise for the birthday boy too.

I used an exact-o knife to cut out my stencils but scissors would work too.

I used an exact-o knife to cut out my stencils but scissors would work too.

 

Just apply stencils to craft bags and get ready to paint.

Just apply stencils to craft bags and get ready to paint.

Make sure to press down well around the outline where you are going to paint. This will ensure clean lines.  Don’t forget to place your cardboard into each bag before you begin painting or the paint with go through the fabric. As an after though wax paper from the kitchen would probably even work better.  When they are all done, allow the paint to dry and then remove the insert of wax paper or cardboard.  They are ready to fill with party favor thank-yous. We used a few kinds of lego candies and each party guest received their own small bag of Legos to take home. This would be another area where the building blocks from Dollar Tree would help make this a super budget friendly party find!

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Hope you enjoyed this LEGO Party Favor Bag tutorial & check out our other LEGO related posts! Please share, follow and pin us frequently!!

 

LEGO Birthday Week- LEGO invitations

Welcome to LEGO Week! We like big birthdays around here and this year our youngest asked for a Lego themed Birthday party.  I aim to please, so I quickly headed to Pinterest to scout out some of the finest Lego Party ideas around. Pretty soon I felt a little tap.tap. tap. on my shoulder…….but Mom….Can we just go to Legoland with my friends for my birthday party?

You see, this is where most parents could/would/probably should breathe a deep sigh of relief, make a phone call and shell out the cash for a worry free, no fail, great time had by all kinda party. Not me. I like the nostalgia of a good at- home party. Tons of  friends & family gathered round the kitchen table, homemade party hats, and corny birthday games. For whatever reason, I like that kinda thing. But I like my kid more. Certainly there was something that could make us both happy. Legoland must be included since that was the object of the birthday boys request but surely I could add some DIY touches as well. ( I think  DIY is my love-language. lol) Anyway…..In this LEGO Week blog series we will supply some creative LEGO party tips and later on this week get  full review on Legoland Discovery Center!!!

The first part of any great party is the invitations, so we will start there. I will often just order invites online vis Etsy or create photo ones on several of the online photo printing sites. Since we would need a good headcount for the party reservation, I needed to get our invites out asap. Pinterest was my go to on this one .  There were a ton of great ones  out there but we finally settled on using the template idea below from makoodle.com.

sebastian lego invite editLego Birthday Invitation Supplies

The Lego invite template was perfect, completely editable for our party( & free!!!). I just enlarged it to 5×7, filled in our party information, printed on photo paper to give it a glossy look and asked our sweet teacher to send home with the boys in their weekly parent folder.  While I just adored the Legos & clear pillow boxes with labels, we decided not to do those since it could be a distraction at school.**Tip: if you decide to include the Legos in the invitations Dollar Tree has “building blocks” that are great quality for something like this. I think they were 38 pieces for $1!!!

Lego Birthday Invitation Printable Downloads

 

Tomorrow’s post will include our Canvas Lego Thank You Bags!