Monday, March 19, 2012

LEGO® KIDSFEST CINCINNATI: March 23 – 25

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LEGO® KIDSFEST CINCINNATI: March 23 – 25
Three Acres of Hands-On Educational Fun for All Ages


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The LEGO® KidsFest national tour stops at Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center March 23 - 25, 2012, bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.
Among the many LEGO attractions, families will find:
  • LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
  • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
  • Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
  • LEGO Games Arena: roll the dice to play LEGO board games
  • Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas
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  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: 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
  • Brickscapes: fantastic displays that combine lots of LEGO and DUPLO sets
  • And much more, covering over 150,000 square feet of space


Additional family-friendly activities are offered from sponsors and partners: Honest Kids | Honest Tea, DK Publishing, BISSELL, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Discover Ohio, Cincinnati Regional Tourism Network, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Art Museum, WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, Bricks 4 Kidz, and Connections Academy. The official charity of the LEGO KidsFest Cincinnati tour stop is the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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“Any family who likes to be inspired, get hands-on and have fun together won’t want to miss LEGO KidsFest,” said Vince Rubino, LEGO events manager. “We’re bringing so many activities for Raleigh-area families to test and showcase their creativity and building skills in what is sure to be a family event to remember.”


Based on sell-out attendance in previous markets, advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Five sessions – all identical – are available for the March 23 - 25 tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for children and can be purchased online at www.LEGOKidsFest.com.

The LEGO KidsFest 2012 tour includes Denver (April 27 – 29), Milwaukee (June 15 – 17), Austin (August 31 – September 2) and Detroit (October 12 – 14). A sixth tour stop will be announced February 15.

FUN FACTS
More than 400 billion LEGO® bricks have been produced since 1949.

The LEGO® minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! Over 4 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 2 Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO® minifigure etched into their front grill.

Approximately 7 LEGO® sets are sold each second.

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world's 6 billion inhabitants.

Laid end to end, the number of LEGO® bricks sold in a year would reach more than 5 times around the world.

There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO® bricks.

Children around the world spend 5 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".

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world's 6 billion inhabitants.

19 billion LEGO® elements are produced every year. 2.16 million LEGO® elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

Do you want to go to LEGO KidsFest here in Cincinnati? Courtesy of US Family Guide, you can win a four pack of tickets! All you have to do is go to the following link: http://www.usfamilyguide.com/LEGO_KidsFest/. These tickets are for the first session on Friday, March 23 (4:00pm-8:30pm) ONLY. The winner will be announced on March 20th. GO ENTER! I am going to that session too and it is sure to be a blast!

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LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world's leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough." Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com

LEGO, the LEGO logo, and DUPLO, are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2011 The LEGO Group.

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