We Love To Build So Let’s Give Away Tickets To LEGO KidsFest

We are a family of builders. Give me two chairs, three pillows and a pair of pants, and I will create a fort my kids can live in for a week. Give my husband a hammer, some nails and a tale of zombies, and he’ll build a backyard fort.

Backyard Fort
He just keeps hammering away — I’ll be posting the update once the slide is attached.

My children are no different. Last week, they made our sunroom into a bouncy house.

Bouncy House Sunroom
Or maybe it was just an excuse to destroy the room?

The toys my children gravitate towards are the ones that allow them to create and recreate similar worlds and ideas. They want to make what they see and destroy it to recreate what they’ve never seen, which is why our Christmas morning was mostly filled with LEGO®.

In fact, my 6-year-old son’s list to Santa was only LEGO products — half of which he’s already built. My 3-year-old daughter, while not as obsessed, also appreciates cars, exchangeable hair and flower pots that only LEGO bricks can build.

LEGO and N
She’s wearing her hair, mama.

When I saw that LEGO KidsFest chose Richmond, Virginia as one of only seven cities to spend the weekend wowing kids and adults alike with LEGO awesomeness, I knew that my blog had finally found meaning for my children and for my readers.

My son’s face when I told him about LEGO KidsFest.

Yes, my family is going thanks to the generosity of LEGO, but equally important, I am giving away two free tickets to a Late Enough reader. I’m not even going to say a local reader because I would drive at least three hours for this event so I’m looking at you, too, North Carolina, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Maryland.


The tickets are good for the LEGO KidsFest’s 4-8:30 p.m. time block on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center so I’m thinking {cough cough} sick day? Unless you want to bring your boss or your kid’s teacher. My best memories are skip days with my mom so don’t hesitate on this one.

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Comment #17 won. Congrats.

Mandatory Entry:

NOTE: This giveaway is only open to subscribers of LateEnough.com. You can go ahead and subscribe now by either RSS, email or to my newsletter if you aren’t already.

Once you’ve subscribed, please leave a comment below letting me know: What is your favorite thing to build?

And you are entered into the giveaway. Yay!

Additional Entries (EACH ONE must be left as A SEPARATE COMMENT to count as each comment is numbered as a random entry):

  • Visit LEGO KidsFest website and tell me in a comment which activities you’re most excited to do.
  • Like LEGOKidsFest on Facebook. (let me know in the comments and already liking them counts)
  • Like Late Enough on Facebook. (let me know in the comments and already liking LE counts)
  • Follow @LEGOKidsFest on Twitter (let me know in the comments and already following them counts)
  • Follow @L8enough on Twitter (let me know in the comments and already following LE counts)
  • Tweet 1/day: I entered to win @LEGOKidsFest #RVA tickets thanks to @L8enough: http://www.lateenough.com/?p=3809 #giveaway (don’t forget to leave a comment with the tweet URL which is found by hitting “expand” then “details” under your tweet)

This giveaway ends on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at noon EST and is open worldwide since I’ll will be emailing your tickets to you in a PDF format, and you have to get to Richmond, Virginia yourself. The winner with be chosen at random, and I will email the winner shortly after the sweepstakes ends. They will have 48 hours to respond, or I will have to chose a new winner. Please read the official rules before entering any giveaways.

Disclaimer: I was given two tickets to give away as well as tickets for my family to attend the LEGO KidsFest because I rule and I think you rule, too.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

78 thoughts to “We Love To Build So Let’s Give Away Tickets To LEGO KidsFest”

  1. I love the finished product but having a pair of 40+ year peepers I can’t always decifer the bricks in the directions- luckily my son is able to build most of the bigger sets with help from my hubby & I can handle any that are 6 years & up no problem. I will never forget my son swallowing a stormtrooper helmet shield & franitcally calling the on call doctor of course we only use the best WEP! I was so upset of course it was 5:45 the office was closed my hubby was on his way home from work. Dr Dawson calls me right back & I know he can hear the fright in my voice. Once he established that J was okay & didn’t need to be seen further – I don’t have to “discover” the lego later. Remember now this is the serious Dr. D here who by the way my son called Dr Seuss until he could say Dawson tells me “you do realize that you’re going to have to buy him another whole set since he’s missing one piece!” Of course I had to listen to doctor’s orders!

  2. My favorite thing to build is houses… especially with those little tiny flowers to put out front (or we’re those just in 1980s Legos?).

  3. Grayson is into ninjago Legos but we also enjoy fort building, obstacle course building and anything else that will make a mess of the playroom!

  4. My family loves Legos. We bought my three year old a Lego Duplo train and way too many Lego sets for birthday and Christmas. My husband would love to take our daughter to Lego fest.

  5. All the activities look like fun, but I think the Master Brick Academy seems especially cool. My boys would really enjoy the Lego Ninjago area, though.

  6. Oh my goodness…we can hardly contain our excitement about this! I think my son is most looking forward to the Master Builder sessions…my daughter just wants to dive into the brick pile!

  7. I love to build sets with my 2 boys. If I could afford it, I would like to build Harry Potter sets or Lord of the Rings/Hobbit sets for myself! My boys are into Lego Bionicles, Heroes, Atlantis, Ninjago, and now Ninja Turtles & Chima!

  8. my kids are the main the builders, so when I build with them I’m usually making a house or a pyramid while they make extravagant houses are cars!

  9. What don’t we like to build! There are thousands of Legos across my 7-year old sons floor right now. I gave up trying to keep the sets separate long ago. We love mixing and matching to build all sorts of crossover play scenes.

  10. Oh, please! Oh, please! I’d love to take my son to this! He just built an amazing pyramid all by himself and we love to build houses/cities together.

  11. Hi!

    Found you through a Lego Kidfest link on my FB page. Our family is super stoked about the event coming up! I had planned to buy Saturday tickets, but would love to win some Friday ones!! We live in Maryland and plan to drive the 3 hours regardless! I did all the likes and follows above. Already liked Lego Kidfest on FB as well as following them on Twitter. Now liked and following you as well. Also signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to reading it! I think my favorite thing to do at Kidfest will be to hopefully meet some of the master builders, but my kid will be psyched for the kid’s building area!! The whole day is gonna be a blast! Cheers!!

  12. LEGOs are the way My son (age 9) and I get to have Mommy-Jack Time. He’s been such a great big brother to his five-month old sister, Lydia, and never complains about the amount of time and energy we need to give her. So at night after Lydia is in bed, Jack and I spend his last 45 minutes building cool towers, vehicles and battlements. And a local coffee house holds a weekly LEGO Night, so we sometimes go there for cocoa and dessert, and so Jack can confer with other LEGO aficionados (re: other 7-10 year old boys) and trade. It’s been a great way for Jack to his company and interests are important to us, too.

  13. My son got a block/marble drop set from my in-laws for Christmas, and he cannot stop playing with it- if you guys don’t have one, I highly recommend it. (Unless you’re worried they’ll swallow the marbles like my mom.)

    And the backyard fort totally reminds me of the stilt house my dad built us when we were kids. I have two words: bat pole. That was our favorite part as kids- climb up, slide down the pole like a fireman. And if you’re worried about zombies, perhaps a retractable rope ladder?

  14. We like to build farms, castles, and human forts (yes with legos). My kids like to put themselves or something into the lego structures.

  15. I think my son will love the master builder sessions & I look forward to jumping in the pile of Legos with him so we can build, build, build!

  16. My son, Christopher been into Legos since his pawpaw (my dad) got him hook on them when he was a toddler (age 2). My dad got him into making & building things with his hands either taking things to put together or take apart. This also include Lowes Build & Grows Kits. He been into Legos ever since (he is soon to be 9). His baby sister, Samantha (age 4) is also hooked on Legos since we see us doing things together either trying to do it based on kit or picture or just throwing everything together in one box to create something different or new. My son like everything out there so it is hard to pinpoint which one is his favorite. He will get a set for Christmas, Birthday, Valentine or Easter to add to his collection. I can’t wait to see my children faces if they win free tickets to go to the Lego Fest. I can’t wait to go so I can join in to be a kid again. I love making new things and trying to figure out how some of these big hugh Legos pieces got built together. This will definately be the best gift for my family and making new memories to add to our scrapbook 🙂

  17. I went to the Lego kidsfest website and would love to see the LEGO Model Museum & have my kids attend the LEGO Club & Master Builder Academy.

  18. I have just joined via my the email conformation I just received. 🙂

    I love to assist the kids with building their wildest dreams with or without the instruction book!

    1. I would love to be able to meet up with my niece and nephew for a fun filled day of LEGO’s. My nephew, M, would go crazy in the Big Brick Pile and my niece, J, would enjoy the LEGO Friends. He got several LEGO kits for Christmas and has built and rebuilt them all!

  19. My 8 year old and I build LOTS of lego city things, his favorite by far being remote controlled trains – we have almost all of them I’m sure….they are pretty cool i have to say.

  20. Our favorite thing to build is big houses. My son has a LEGO table and he likes to fill the whole thing with his creations.

  21. I am looking forward to seeing the amazing creations at LegoFest but my son just wants to jump in the pile of bricks. 🙂

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