Delighted LEGO® fans of all ages found 2 football fields of LEGO fun at the Minneapolis Convention Center May 20 - 22, 2011!
It all started with this preview courtesy of KARE 11:
LEGOLAND® Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Cayden A. from Crookton, Minnesota! He is the winner of the LEGO KidsFest Minneapolis Tour Stop Prize and will receive four admission tickets to any LEGOLAND Park or LEGO Discovery Center.
In addition, he (and everyone else who enters during the 2011 tour) is eligible for the Grand Prize Giveaway which will be drawn at the conclusion of the 2011 tour in December.
Some Show Highlights:
The first kids to reach the big brick pile find a mountain of bricks. By the end of each session, the pile is much shorter and spread out over a larger area.
Kids play in the biggest LEGO® brick pile they have ever seen!
A young girl intently assembles some bricks to add to a small tower her older sister is constructing.
Master Builder Chris Steininger adds a 5lb weight to a bridge (and watches the bridge collapse) in the Activity Area during the popular Bridge Building Contest.
The outline of the continental United States is ready to go in Creation Nation.
Florida was one of the first Creation Nation states to fill up on Friday afternoon.
Minnesota from above: A "satellite" image of Creation Nation.
A detail of the patchwork that makes up Creation Nation.
By late Saturday, the borders of Creation Nation are full, leaving only portions of the interior available.
A youngster rolls the customizable LEGO® die as his father looks on. The two attendees are playing Minotaurus in the LEGO Games area.
A young LEGO® fan, with help from his dad, puts the finishing touches on his lime green creation.
The pink Monochromatic Build area proved popular with both girls AND boys!
By Saturday, attendees had assembled nearly half of the minifigure Mystery Mural.
A detail of the second Mystery Mural depicting Target Field nestled in the Minneapolis skyline.
Attendees browse the aisles of the LEGO Retail Store.
Kids show their horns while waiting their turn in the Minnesota Vikings bounce house.