*This post was sponsored by LEGO® via USFG. My family received free admission to the event. All opinions are my own.

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to head to LEGO® KidsFest in Portland Oregon. My husband, four children, and I didn’t know what to expect, as this was our first LEGO® KidsFest experience. Little did we know just how much fun we were in for!

As soon as you enter the event, your eyes are immediately drawn to the INCREDIBLE LEGO® brick sculptures. Even as an adult, I marveled at the way Toy Story LegosBatman, Superman, and all of the Star Wars characters were created using LEGO® bricks. My children were HUGE fans of the Disney sculptures. My almost 3 year old, went RUNNING towards the life-size model of Lightning McQueen.

LEGO Ligtning McQueen

I don’t think any trip to the KidsFest would be complete without a visit to the GIANT pile of LEGO® bricks! How can any child resist?! This was a huge giant lego brick piledraw for all the families,and I’m pretty sure my kids could have stayed in that pile all night.

My two older children got to take part in the LEGO® Challenge Zone. Kids were given two minutes to complete a particular challenge – building what the game-leader said. In our round, the kids had to make their favorite animal out of LEGO® bricks. Their favorite part? Every child gets a prize!

Since we had two kids under the age of 3 with us, we spent a good chunk of our time in the LEGO® Duplo area. It was fabulous to have an area just for the younger crowd – complete with its own brick pile for hours of building fun. I love that LEGO® lego4inspires creativity and imagination AND serve as a vehicle to talk about colors, shapes, and size! SO much learning can come through PLAY!!

There were a variety of smaller sculptures just the right size for my smaller kiddos, some displays my son couldn’t pull himself away from and a ton of LEGO® bricks just for them. I so appreciated having a separate area for the younger children.

little boy with legos

In addition to how we spent our time at the event, there were MANY other building stations and exploration areas that were just a bit too advanced for our kids, but just right for the LEGO® enthusiast. If your child is into LEGO®, they will be in childhood heaven at this event.


LEGO KidsFest Portland
October 11-13, 2013
Oregon Convention Center

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