#Ad Legoland Discovery Centre's adult evening
Updated: Aug 13, 2019
I was invited to go to the adult evening at Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham this week. Having visited a few times with Teddy, I knew it was a fun place to be, but didn't know what to expect from an adult session.
I didn't grow up playing with lego, but I was surprised at how much fun my sister in law, Jessica, and I had.
We started off our evening by going on the Kingdom Quest ride to rescue the princess. This got very competitive as you have to shoot targets as you move along the ride and your score is showed in front of you. Safe to say, Jessica won!
We then went into the 4d cinema to watch City Pursuit. What I learnt from this experience was that you should always bring an umbrella or wear a hat at the cinema and that lady lego cops are badass!
We were introduced to Michelle, the Master Model Builder, who was telling us all about how she was invited to 'Brickfactor' to get her job. She built the Bullring Bull and musical notes with success. We were also let in on the plans for the Christmas builds! Michelle runs sessions in the workshop and does all the big builds for Legoland Discovery Centre. She even created a full Emerald City for a theatre!!!
We had a walk around MINILAND, an interactive replica of Birmingham landmarks, built from over 1.5 million bricks of lego! You can race some canal boats, watch lego men play cricket, dig up the road and stand in the middle of Spaghetti Junction (amongst lots of other things). There was a challenge on the evening to guest how many bricks were used to make Birmingham's 'Floosie in the Jacuzzi'. We guessed 80 and 112 bricks.................. There are over 400!
The theme of the evening was Under The Sea, so we went into the Creative Workshop to build something on theme. This was the part I enjoyed the most. We had a laugh trying to work out how to make something from the bricks. Some of the builds were incredible. We used team effort and made a whale and a mermaid for our entry into the build competition and managed to win third place!
We had a really fun few hours there and will definitely go again. Next time I'll be bringing my husband who I know will love it!
It's £15 to get into the adult sessions and you must be over 18 to go. Teacher go free and can sign up here. Each month has a different theme to stick to for their build competitions and there's a Costa Coffee inside to keep you fuelled.
The next adult evenings are:
I highly recommend you check one of the dates out. Every one we spoke to on the night said they love the adult sessions. A lot of people there are regulars.
There has been some research into how playing with Lego helps mental health for all ages. Even David Beckham plays with it!
Let us know if you go and what you think.
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*This blog includes gifted entry to Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham but all opinions are my own.*