Legoland

Waaaaaaay back in September I had a birthday. We thought that was a pretty reasonable excuse to take the kids to Legoland, so we did! I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little bit (or a lot) encouraging of the kids’ Lego obsession. Yes, they’re sort of stupidly expensive, but they are SUCH great toys. There are some sets I want for myself. (Actually, on a related note, I finally got ahold of this set:

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photo from amazon.com

Which theoretically is a Christmas gift for the kids, but mostly because *I* want it. (This is selling on Amazon for SIXTY SEVEN DOLLARS. I hate people who do that crap. I did NOT pay that.))

(On another related note, if you’re a Lego fan, the documentary Inside Lego on Netflix is worth watching)

ANYWAY. We went to Legoland! Here in KC it’s not a full-blown park, just what they call a “discovery center” but we had a lot of fun.

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One of the unexpected joys of moving to Kansas for Kalena has been all the Wizard of Oz stuff. She LOVES that movie. Obviously Legoland had Wizard of Oz stuff.

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Including all of Oz. That’s munchkin land on the left and the Emerald City on the right. I couldn’t get Dorothy’s house (which goes up and spins around when you press a button) or the Wicked Witch’s fortress in the shot.

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Also, an excellent Star Wars exhibit.

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And of course everyone had fun playing with the Legos.

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Especially Daniel.

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So woo! Happy birthday to me.

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8 thoughts on “Legoland

  1. I’m surprised you like Legos since you’re so against kids toys messes. I’ll definitely have to check out that Netflix show- Jonathan loves Legos!

  2. The Type A in me has such a hard time with Legos. I want the sets kept separate! And all the pieces to go in the right places! Both Pacey and Brighton are getting super interested in them though so I know I have to let go of it. Legos at the table is a great rule…we tried keeping the tiny toys in the big kids’ rooms but that led to IMPROPER SORTING AND STORAGE. Ok, maybe I have a problem 🙂 Glad you did something fun for your birthday!

    • I SO WANT to keep the sets sorted but there’s no way. So I just try to focus on how long they keep the kids entertained! (And remember that if I really wanted, I could sort them in the future.)

  3. I just bought one of those big plastic drawer things to store the legos in – it has four drawers to separate the colors and then a large drawer at the bottom that S can put half-built things and things he’s not ready to take apart yet. He was taking over half the dining table with legos.

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