Saturday, September 04, 2010


This week I took the kids to Legoland, or Diegoland, as Charlotte is calling it. We went 2 days and spent the night in a hotel nearby. It was quite the adventure! The kids both loved it, and I liked that we could go on most of the rides together and have crepes and ice cream. So everybody was happy. ;)

Here are a few highlights...

At Legoland, they have a lot of stuff made out of Legos...
like the entire downtown of Berlin.

And Allianz Arena.
There are over 1 million Legos in this one. Each one of those people is a little Lego guy or gal. So crazy. Somewhere there's a guy who says, "I build enormous stuff out of Legos for a living."

Of course they have a lot of amusement park rides. This was one of the few that I wasn't also on, so it was a lot easier to take a picture. (Yup, you guessed it, those pterodactyls are made of Legos.) They have a few small roller coasters and a log flume, but nothing really extreme.

We watched a magic show and performers from the Chinese National Circus. (I anticipate Charlotte attempting a lot of crazy stretches and balancing acts in the coming days.)

They also have an area called the Duplo village, which is a giant playground for toddlers. We spent a bunch of time there.

Charlotte and Toby hard at work in the "Lego Test Lab."

Now, if you are a Star Wars fan, you may be excited to hear that Legoland has an annual Star Wars event. I did not know this. And my kids have never seen Star Wars. So of course we were there for the event! There were characters all over the park, and the guy who played something Grievous doing a meet and greet. There were lightsaber fighting demos. And I will have the Empirial March in my head for days.

Despite all of this, THESE are the characters my daughter wanted a picture with.
Oh, heaven help us in 10 years.

If you can't fight 'em, join 'em.
I forced my terrified children into one photo with a couple of the 100 or so stormtroopers marching around.

So, Legoland was a huge hit. :) And we all survived, despite the menacing looks from Darth Vader... or now that I think of it, maybe he was just wondering where I got that crepe. ;)


Becky said...

aw man, Charlotte looks so afraid of the storm troopers! so cute :)

pnarula said...

We've talked about doing a trip to Legoland but others have told us that the boys would be too young for the rides. What is your feeling on this? It was suggested that the Playmobil FunPark would be more age-appropriate. Have you also been to the Playmobil FunPark?

Aubrey said...

Charlotte is TOTALLY taking notes on the Chinese performers' act. And Toby's look of intense concentration while he plays with the Legos is fantastic. :)

Glad you guys had a good weekend!

Harmony said...

Wow Julie, you are SO BRAVE to do something like this on your own with hotel stay and everything. I'm in awe.

chrisnallynkids said...

Joseph LOVES Legos! How cool. I am right there with you for the "help me in ten years" part. Only mine is like 8 or 7 or 6....