It takes a lot of planning to get together with my friends from college. We all would love to get together more often but kids, miles and life can get in the way. Early June we tried to make a plan to get together and with some thought and effort, we thought, what better place to go then to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester. My one friend lives up north and my other friend lives far out east. This would be the perfect place for kids of all ages to get to know each other better and have a great time while we were able to catch up.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is one of our favorite places to visit. Heading to Yonkers for a visit to Ridge Hill is always a great experience and Legoland is a family favorite.
As a big Star Wars fan, I have to say I was a kid myself when I entered the LEGO® Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace™ Miniland Model Display.
We started to count the figures but lost track. It was so much fun!
The girls and boys were actively looking for wheels to create their cars. Wheels are a hot commodity!
In the Lego Racers: Build & Test section, you can test our your creations.
It was our first time to the new Lego Ninjago City Adventure. All of the kids enjoyed climbing and sliding around. The moms liked that they were contained and we knew they were inside havign fun.
Building was a lot of work and the kids relaxed for a few minutes in Duplo Village.
Everyone gets a souvenir when you can create Collectible Pennies. Just by talking to other moms, I did not realized what a popular thing to do this is.
It was definitely a great day of catching up and having fun! So glad that three families with kids ages 3 – 11 could come together and have such a great time.
Starting next week – Kids vs. Grown-Ups Imagination Build-Off Challenge
Beat the summer heat while igniting your creativity at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester with the Kids vs. Grown-Ups Imagination Build-Off Challenge. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers across the globe are inviting kids and adults to go head-to-head in the ultimate test of creativity. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s Model Builders will judge the build-off competitions every weekday from Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 28.
Who will reign supreme when it comes to creative creation: kids or grown-ups?
The Kids vs. Grown-Ups Imagination Build-Off Challenge will be held twice daily, at 3:30pm and 5:30pm, and consist of a five-minute challenge where kids and adults build a creation straight from their imagination – no limits, no boundaries, no rules – just pure creativity. Challenges will be officiated and judged by Model Builders including LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s Master Model Builder, Anthony Maddaloni.
All participants will be entered into a final Imagination Build-Off contest with the chance to win a one-hour private build session with Maddaloni and a Summer Pass ($35 value). The Summer Pass, good through Labor Day, allows the pass holder to build memories all summer long with unlimited visits and additional discounts in the café, LEGO® Store and on birthday parties.
“LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is designed to provide LEGO play experiences that power creativity and learning through shared LEGO fun for adults and children,” said Master Model Builder Anthony Maddaloni. “We are really excited to see the energy and imagination that comes from kids and adults alike.”
A number of studies suggest that creativity tends to take a sharp decline at around six years old. Although children are still using about 80 percent of their creative potential at age five, research reveals that creative output drops to a shocking two percent by the time they are twelve.
“Especially for adults, the stress of everyday life can impact our creativity levels,” said Maddaloni. “With an overall lack of time in the day, our imaginations are not being exercised – and, as a result, kids might just have the upper hand when it comes to creativity, but I guess we’ll find out for sure during the upcoming build challenges! Whatever your age, our goal here at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is to reignite your imagination and love of play.”
For a sneak peek of what to expect at the Kids vs. Grown-Ups Imagination Build-Off Challenge, check out how families fared at another LEGOLAND Discovery Center: http://bit.ly/2sRgbTq.
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We would love for you and your family to plan a visit to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester. We have a Family 4 Pack to Giveaway to one lucky reader! Giveaway open to US Residents only.