March/April 2012 •
GOOD TIMES –
Cincinnati, March 23-25, 2012at The Duke Energy Convention Center Detroit: Oct. 12-14 at Suburban Collection Show Place
LEGO KidsFest is a three-day
show lled with hands-on, inter
-active and educational activitiesfor the whole family. Get cre-ative in the construction zones,meet LEGO Master Builders, helpbuild Creation Nation, experienceLEGO Games, and see dozens of life-sized models made entirelyfrom LEGO bricks.LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-onfun of LEGO building and experi-nces together in one activity- andntertainment-packed family eventfor children of all ages and build-rs of all skills and interests.Just a few of the activities in-lude:
LEGO Model Museum
Walk among miniature and life-size models, built entirely of LEGObricks. Be sure to bring your cam-ra — plenty of cool photo oppor-tunities abound!
LEGO Club &Master Builder Academy
The LEGO Master BuilderAcademy is an exciting new wayfor kids to learn skills that willmake them better builders, and willteach them the fundamentals of de-sign, engineering and art throughLEGO bricks. As their buildingskills grow, so will their ability tobe more creative with all the LEGObricks in their collection!Learn new building skills froma LEGO Master Builder and tryout the LEGO Master BuilderAcademy!
LEGO Challenge Zone
The LEGO Challenge Zoneis more LEGO fun for the entirefamily. Families can compete to-gether in speed tower builds and
other cool activities. Quick – exyour ngers and nd your inner
Big Brick Pile
Mix children’s imaginationwith a big pile of brick -- moreloose brick than you’ve seen any-where else -- and you’ll be amazedby the results.
Monochromatic Group Builds
LEGO bricks of a single colorwill be available in designated ar-
eas on the show oor for anyone
who wants to express their creativ-ity “monochromatically.” Buildany individual object or start/add toa creation that organically evolvesas everyone adds bricks.
Build and rebuild LEGO racecars at one of the build tables, thentest its performance against yourfellow builders on one of the popu-lar race ramps. May the fastest cre-ation win! On your mark, get set…LEGO!
Check out these incredible dis-plays. See what happens when youmash-up dozens of LEGO and DU-PLO sets into giant dioramas. Haveclone troopers commandeered a pi-rate ship? Who’s that having an icecream party? Can you really waterski behind a row boat?!
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Right: A detail of Florida in the Creation Nation map(note Mickey Mouse and the Space Shuttle).Top above: A detail shot of the east coast of CreationNation. Looking westward, a cruise ship departs a mid-atlantic port. Attendees begin with a blank 5x5” baseplate,build whatever their imagination desires, then add theircreation to the map.Above: Creation Nation begins as the outline of the
United States. The map flls in as the weekend progresses.
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