Monday, May 27, 2013

Legoland - It's Our Turn Now!

Lego is truly a toy to entertain across the generations. I love watching my three boys - the dad, the teen, and the schoolager all bonding over their building projects. Actually, our Lego collection itself spans the generations, including bricks that Hubs played with as a boy, right up through sets bought for the boys over the last couple of decades. When a new set or series is announced, I think Hubs is even more excited than the 7 year-old.

For grown-ups like my big boys, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto will be holding a series of adult only evenings, beginning on May 29, 2013. For these events, the centre will open its doors to give adult visitors a chance to leave the kids at home and reconnect with their own childhoods. In conjunction with Superhero movies like Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and The Wolverine coming out this summer, the first adult only night will be Superhero themed.

Adult night will take place from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and tickets can be purchased online for $15 or at the door for $19. In addition to the cafĂ© and LEGO shop, guests will have access to the LEGO Factory Tour, MINILAND, Kingdom Quest laser ride, Merlin’s Apprentice and the 4D Cinema. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Master Model Builder, Graeme Dymond will lead building challenges throughout the evening. Each of the activities in the attraction will be set up to win prizes, including a Superhero scavenger hunt in MINILAND, Kingdom Quest High Score Challenge and a Superhero vehicle building competition at the Build and Test racetrack.

Adult Night's will also feature fun, interactive games and photo opportunities. On May 29, there will be a costume theme and all guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite superhero and take action shot photos in front of a green screen to win a prize! Voting for Best Dressed and Best Builds will take place at 8:00 pm, with winners being announced at 8:30 pm.

On the grown-up event dates, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will be open to the public during the day, with the last admission being at 4:00 pm, and adults' night beginning at 6:00 pm. Only those 18 years of age or older will be granted access after 6:00 pm.

I'm not sure the costume theme would appeal to Hubs or the Teen, but the chance to get kid-free access to the Legoland Discovery Centre for an evening of building certainly would. These evenings will provide a wonderful opportunity for any grown-ups without kids to experience the Centre, as unaccompanied adults are not normally admitted.

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