Disclosure: I was given some LEGO sets for the purposes of doing this review. All opinions are my own.
Most kids grew up playing with LEGO. However many of us fathers especially those of us in the 40+ age range, did not really get the opportunity to play with some of the fun sets that LEGO currently has available.
LEGO has actually created a tour that gives children of all ages (even the 40 year old ones) an opportunity to check out some of their neat creations, to play unashamedly with some of the toys and to generally get to experience all the fun that LEGO provides.
The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour stops in the following 5 Canadian cities:
- June 10-12: Ottawa | EY Centre
- August 12-14: Montréal | Palais des Congrѐs de Montréal
- September 9-11: Calgary | BMO Centre
- September 30-October 2: Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre
- October 14-16: Toronto | Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Families can explore 13 different pavilions and 20 stunning life-sized LEGO models at each tour stop, while age-appropriate brick building activities will keep even the youngest builders entertained. Families will be able to experience activities such as:
- Master Builder Lab: learn building tips and tricks from one of only eight Master Builders in the world
- Creation Nation: add a custom creation to help create a 40-foot maple leaf mosaic
- Bridge Build Challenge: test engineering skills in a group competition to build and test the strongest LEGO bridge
- Brick Pit: imagine and build anything from a mountain of bricks of every color and size
- LEGO Video Games: demo the newest titles from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Life-Sized LEGO Models: snap a photo with 20 incredible sculptures, including a staggering 8 foot-tall LEGO MARVEL™ Super Heroes Avengers model and a 7-foot-long Friends car
- Digitally Enhanced Building Pavilions: bringcreations to life in four areas where children create a City, Elves,Friends, or NINJAGO™ themed model, scan it into the game and enjoy a 60-second gaming experience featuring their custom creation
- Model Display Areas: build & showcase NEXO KNIGHTS™, Star Wars™, or Minecraft models
Over recent years LEGO has created some impressive building sets, going out of their way to make each one better then the one before. I was sent three sets to try out and the truth is I had a lot of fun with them.
I decided to have a little fun building them and I actually videoed it.
Deep Sea Helicopter
These kits were a lot of fun to build and my youngest daughter actually worked with me on the Police Boat set and had no trouble at all helping me build it. She even enjoys playing with it.
These kits are great for the dads in your life as there is nothing like going back to your childhood and playing with some of your old favorite toys like LEGO is one of those things that can’t be beat. What makes it best of all is sitting down with your children and building together with them, getting to share the fun and beauty of building with them.
Giveaway is open to US/Can and runs until July 11