Rainy, wet and a super weird May. We are dealing with you, but, wow, it’s been an annoying month, filled with indoor activities. While we did have a really nice day on Saturday, the next day was greeted with more showers and general dreariness. To break up the day, we ventured to LEGOLAND Discovery Center to build and create with the classic, and always fun, LEGO bricks.
Located in the Truman Show-esque Ridge Hill Shopping Center, the girls couldn’t have been more thrilled for the visit that was amplified by their squeals of excitement when they saw the brightly colored yellow interior of LEGOLAND. After a quick family picture, we were taken in the LEGO factory area where the girls quickly found stations to play with, and even received a commemorative LEGO at the end. We then went on the Kingdom Quest Ride as we were given a collaborative mission to help rescue a captured princess. Guided away on a cool-looking chariot, my 2.5-year-old was a little hesitant (perhaps due to the darkness of the ride) but warmed up to the experience as we zapped computerized ghosts and beasts along the way.
Next up was Miniland (my personal favorite), a miniature NYC made up over 1.5 million bricks! Incredible to look at, this Mini NYC is composed of favorites like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Grand Central Station, and even features an ode to Westchester and Ridge Hill. This experience lead us to the main area that was filled with color, and of course, tons of LEGO activities. My older girls went to check out the new Ninjango City Adventure where my tot and I went to Duplo Village. Here, she climbed into the giant LEGO pit, complete with softer and bigger blocks that was awesome for her little hands as she constructed towers. The village also has a slide and LEGO animals that she loved to sit on and touch. A fantastic experience for the 2-5 set that she continually wanted to return to, and of course, cried for when we had to leave.
We then checked out LEGO Friends for some killer karaoke (or really laughing at the mic), serious peddling on the Merlin’s Apprentice Ride and the interactive (and really fun!) LEGO 4D movie. You will get wet! There was also the fun LEGO Build and Test area where you can build a LEGO car, then test its speed and the Earthquake Tables where you can build LEGO towers and test their strength as the table starts to shake. We ended the experience by checking out the galactic world of LEGO Star Wars: Episode 1 featuring over 200,000 LEGO bricks.
And there’s tons more to check out this fall! Check out a few of their event highlights:
Brick-or-Treat (Weekends in October & Tuesday, October 31) – A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during Brick-or-Treat! Little ghosts and mummies can experience Halloween on Tuesday, October 31 with spooktacular activities sure to please the whole family. Brick or Treat around the attraction to complete a LEGO Bat model that you can take home with you! This includes a Halloween-themed mosaic builds in the Master Builder Academy Haunted MINILAND, Brick or Treat Factory Brick Giveaway, and LEGO Jack-O-Lantern & MINIFIGURE Ghost Photo Opps. Wear your Halloween costume and receive $5 off admission
Adult Fans of LEGO® Night! (October 26): Kingdom Quest has been overrun by the dead! Do you dare to walk through the zombie-infested ride? Even grown-ups should be able to enjoy a LEGO ex-FEAR-ience. Join us on Thursday, October 26 from 7 – 9pm for our Halloween Adult Fans of LEGO Night and build your very own graveyard scene to keep. Spooktacular activities include horror movie/TV trivia, zombie target practice, a survival gear scavenger hunt, and more. Games, prizes, fun, cash bar & more
Build and share ideas with our Master Model Builder, LUG members and other Adult Fans of LEGO® You must be 18 years or over to attend. The fun starts at 7pm (last admission is at 8pm). Take advantage of a special online purchase of only $15 plus tax
Little Playtimes (Tuesdays): Little LEGO lovers can enjoy big fun at Little Playtimes on most Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm. Enjoy activities including DUPLO Story Time, Farmer’s Workshop, and newly added Animal Bingo.
Just $22 for one adult and one child (additional children are $10) plus applicable tax
Appropriate for children under the age of five (children age two and under are free)
Annual Pass Members are always free
LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure (NOW OPEN): Pick up your swords and don your headband if you haven’t yet checked out LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester’s newest attraction? LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure, a 2,300-square-foot interactive play area (larger than four average-sized NYC apartments!), immerses guests into the world of the popular LEGO® Ninjago building sets. Put your Ninja skills to the test — balance, agility, strength and endurance — on your quest to save Ninago City and become a Spinjitzu Master
Modeled after the Temple of Airjitzu, the two-story play structure includes more than 20 interactive features (horizontal climbing wall, color crush reflex reaction game, obstacle course challenges inspired by kids’ favorite Ninjago characters and more). The Ninjago City Adventure is also equipped with a special Toddler Area that features a spin cup, toddler climber and drum panel.
Get there: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
39 Fitzgerald Street
Sunday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:30pm
For more information, please visit: https://westchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
We were provided for tickets for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.