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LEGO KidsFest set to arrive in Charlotte February 19-21

Lego fans across the Queen City are buzzing with excitement over the upcoming LEGO KidsFest in February. Not having any LEGO fanatics in my house, I decided to find out what all the madness was about, and I am now considering enforcing mandatory LEGO time in our household - this event is promising to be amazing!

With tons of hands-on opportunities, interactive activities, and play areas - all designed for any age, every interests and all skill levels - LEGO KidsFest is bringing all of the creative fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one entertainment-packed family event.

LEGO KidsFest will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S College Street Charlotte, NC 28202) on the following dates:

Friday February 19

4 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm

Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm

Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm

All activities are included in the price of admission, and when purchasing tickets, families choose a timed “session” - there are five sessions, all identical and all lasting 4 1/2 hours. No session is better than another to attend, but because they are timed, there is a maximum capacity for each session, eliminating over-crowding and ensuring a family-friendly experience. Based on reviews from other cities, the best plan is to buy tickets early. It looks like nearly every session sells out quickly.

Pricing:

Friday afternoon, Sunday afternoon : $19 general admission (ages 3+):

Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning : $22 general admission (ages 3+):

Children 2 years and under are free. ShowClix, our ticket service provider, applies a $0.50 service charge to all ticket purchases. There may be additional taxes and/or fees applied at checkout. Not sure you are ready to buy tickets just yet? Enter our contest to win a 4-pack of VIK tickets.

What can you expect? Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Sysytems, Inc. says, “Our 2016 LEGO KidsFest tour is going to delight both new and returning audiences. We’ve still got some favorites on the show floor, like the Big Brick Pile, Creation Nation and the Race Ramps. There are also many new and unique activities designed for building, learning and fun.”

Among the many LEGO attractions, families will find:

LEGO Model Museum: life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks

LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play

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

LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book

LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-sized Spiderman model and more

LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building

LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods

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

Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.

Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment

Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity

For all the details, visit their website at: http://legokidsfest.com/north-carolina-2016.html and be sure to enter our contest to win exclusive “VIK” tickets to the event!

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