Everyone one of the 4 Apple Moms are knee deep in LEGOS and at night may have stepped on one or one hundred. We do love LEGO, the times they keep the kids attention. I am willing to spend $90+ on a set that gives me 4-6 hours of peace. Same price as a babysitter in my head. This school year, along with another mom, we started the first FLL JR. Teams at our kids' school. FLL JR. is First LEGO League Jr for kids 6-10 year olds, the kids are learning and building which will soon be showcased.
So what is a better way to celebrate our LOVE for LEGOS but to go to this years KidFest in Hartford CT. New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running Dec 2-4, 2016 The award-winning LEGO KidsFest New England comes to the Hartford CT Convention Center from Dec. 2-4, 2016. Those who attend can expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. What's even more is LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year's visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more. Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.
"We're thrilled to be returning to the New England area," said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they'll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills. This event is a must for the true LEGO fan." Five sessions - all identical and 4 1/2 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. One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Dec 2 2016 (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. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG! Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on and announced on my Blog and notified via email, ENTER HERE - FOR YOUR CHANCE.
Did you know?
More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
The LEGO minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! More than four 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 two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO minifigure etched into their front grill.
Approximately seven LEGO sets are sold each second.
There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world's six billion inhabitants.
Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times around the world.
There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO bricks.
Children around the world spend five 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". More than 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year. More than 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.
It took 50 hours and 68,000 LEGO bricks to make the storybook in the LEGO Disney Princess at the shows.
The largest LEGO Model ever built is the life sized X-Wing fighter. It took more than 17000 hours to build over 5m bricks and 46000 pounds.
By 2020, LEGO's aim is to make sure that 100% of its energy will be balanced by renewable energy sources.
Don't forget toENTER. Disclosure: We received tickets to attend in December in exchange for promoting event. All opinions are my own and as always honest.