Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I've Never Seen So Many Legos!

**Updated to add:  Some of you have asked where this is located.  It's not a theme park or anything.  It's the new store in Schaumburg at Streets of Woodfield.  There's a huge giraffe made of legos (go figure!) out front.  You can't miss it!  A word to the wise, however:  It is very expensive.  It will range anywhere from $15-20/person (2 and under are free).  We got a group rate so we only paid $6 per person.  See if you can find a coupon.  I wouldn't pay full price!**

Last Friday, we took our first official field trip with our homeschool group and we went to the newly built Legoland in our area.  Seriously, I didn't know you could build so many things with legos.  It was truly an amazing sight to see.  This was one of my favorite creations...don't you see a strange resemblence, what with all the missing teeth and such?
They had a replica of the city of Chicago, complete with the lights dimming at regular intervals so we could see it all lit up at night. This is Navy Pier. 
I personally loved this life-size Batman.  They also had Darth Vader!
We also saw a really cool 4-D movie, attended a presentation on how legos are made, and the boys had lots of opportunities to build their own creations.  (There are no pictures here of Caden because he wouldn't stop long enough for me to take his picture.  Every single picture features the back or top of his head!  He had a ball!)  It was a very cool place to visit, and I'm not even a huge fan of legos.  (Maybe it's because I'm always stepping or tripping on them...ouch!)  At any rate, the boys had a great time.  

We're off to a good start, and school is going well.  We are all adjusting to a somewhat new routine (though I'd started this summer so we could all get the feel for it), and so far, things feel pretty natural and surprisingly normal.  I'm thinking that's a good thing!

Oh, and for those who are keeping track, we've had no more mouse sightings.  Thank you, Jesus.


Glass Half Full said...

Very cool! And where is the Legoland??? I didn't know this!


Jody said...

I didn't know there was a new Legoland your way. What fun! We went to the one in California a few times when we lived there. It is amazing what they can build with those little things. Glad the boys enjoyed it!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

How fun. We've only been to see the outside of the store:).

Glad to hear everything is going well with school and no more mice;0

Just T said...

That looks like a cool place to go visit. My son would LOVE that! Pity we don't have anything like that in Australia.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh wow! I had heard there was a new Lego Store there, but didn't realize it was Lego LAND! My boys would be in heaven. We usually just go to the Lego Store in Nordstrom's in Chicago, but it's very small.


Tonya said...

I've heard that place is really cool but really expensive! Do you know how many people you need for the group rate? I bet my clan and another family might be enough. Ha!