Friday, November 4, 2016

Award-winning LEGO KidsFest Comes to to Hartford, CT Dec 2-4, 2016 -- Get Your Tickets Now! + Enter to #Win a Pair of Tickets #legokidsfest

Disclosure:  I was provided with complimentary tickets from the folks at in exchange for promotion of this event.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running Dec 2-4, 2016

On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.

For the past couple of years we have been taking the girls to LEGO® KidsFest, when they have made stops in Boston and Hartford, CT.  And, this year, we will be taking the girls back to Hartford for more LEGO KidsFest fun.  I, for one, can't wait to dive into the pile of LEGO Brick Pile, which is always a hit with those in attendance.

And, when we are not digging through the piles of LEGO bricks or shopping for LEGO build kits in the LEGO Marketplace to bring home and make, we love walking through the venue checking out the cool LEGO figures the LEGO build experts make, like these ones...

Want to hear some fun LEGO facts?  Check these out...

  • More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
  • The LEGO minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! More than four billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!
  • LEGO minifigures are out of this world, literally. The two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO minifigure etched into their front grill.
  • Approximately seven LEGO sets are sold each second.
  • There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world's six billion inhabitants.
  • Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times around the world.
  • There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO bricks.
  • Children around the world spend five billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
  • With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO group is the largest producer of tires in the world.
  • LEGO is the contraction of two Danish words, "leg godt" which means "play well".
  • More than 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year. More than 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.
  • It took 50 hours and 68,000 LEGO bricks to make the storybook in the LEGO Disney Princess at the shows.
  • The largest LEGO Model ever built is the life sized X-Wing fighter. It took more than 17000 hours to build over 5m bricks and 46000 pounds.
  • By 2020, LEGO's aim is to make sure that 100% of its energy will be balanced by renewable energy sources.

Pretty cool, huh?  While these facts are impressive, there is nothing more impressive than checking out a LEGO KidsFest in person.  This Dec. when LEGO KidsFest stops by Hartford, they will be taking over 3 whole floors at the Hartford CT Convention Center.  It seems every time they return to Hartford LEGO goes bigger and better.  My family is already counting down the days until Dec. 2nd, when we will head into Hartford and get experience LEGO KidsFest again.  Will we be seeing you there?

Here is more about the upcoming LEGO KidsFest, stopping in Hartford this Dec.  Be sure to buy your tickets now, as they sell out fast -- usually way before the show arrives in town.

"The award-winning LEGO KidsFest New England comes to the Hartford CT Convention Center from Dec. 2-4, 2016. Those who attend can expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. 

LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year's visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more.

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Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.

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"We're thrilled to be returning to the New England area," said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they'll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills. This event is a must for the true LEGO fan." 

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Here is a tentative schedule (which is subject to change) at this year's LEGO KidsFest in Hartford, CT...

* LEGO Model Museum: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks 
* Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 
* LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
* Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S. 
* LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
* LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
* Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
* Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
* LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City 
* LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member 
* LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes 
* LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
* LEGO Disney Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book 

Sounds like a fun family day trip, right?  It definitely is a memorable one and one my family looks forward to each year.  But, remember, tickets sell out quick, so don't delay in pre-ordering your tickets online.  That way you secure your family's tickets and aren't disappointed when they sell out.


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Events have been selling out in prior cities ... get your tickets early!

Five sessions - all identical and 4 1/2 half hours in length - are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.  Children under 2 are admitted FREE.


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One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Dec 2 2016 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!

Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on and announced on my Blog and notified via email.


Disclosure:  I was provided with complimentary tickets from the folks at in exchange for promotion of this event.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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