By Katie Kohler
With a seemingly never-ending winter, it might appear that LEGOLAND Discovery Center surrendered to the whims of Mother Nature when it recently introduced “LEGO City: Artic Adventure.”
If you can’t beat the blizzards, build ’em.
What LEGOLAND is calling the “most epic expedition” is a part of the celebration for the Center’s first birthday.
The new LEGO play experience will allow guests to explore a LEGO Arctic world with a never-before-seen digital interactive build table, themed big build activities, and photo-ops with the LEGO polar bear.
Based on the “LEGO City: Arctic Base Camp” play set, Arctic Adventure is the first-of-its-kind at LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in North America. The digital interactive build table will bring the frozen tundra to life with sound and light theming and will encourage builders to search for arctic animals and hidden gems while creating their own magical world with LEGO. Each creation will unlock additional features including terrain changes and avalanches. Artic Adventure will be available for guests to enjoy throughout 2018 and into early 2019.
Three lucky kids from Montgomery County were chosen as members of the Creative Crew: Gwen Miller, King of Prussia, Sam Neuman, Lafayette Hill, and Camellia Liu, North Wales. The Creative Crew serves as a member of the Master Model Builder’s team of helpers. Children were selected based on building an original LEGO model and have a thirty-second video posted to Facebook or Twitter.
“I wanted to be on the Creative Crew because I really love Legos! My favorite part of LEGOLAND is the pirate ship and the Arctic Adventure gem creation station,” said Miller.
If the sight of more snow makes you want to kick butt, LEGOLAND got you covered. NINJAGO event days take over the center on April 21-22nd. Guests will be invited to sharpen their ninja skills and master the elements of the 4thdimension with specially themed activities in the Creative Workshop and a scavenger hunt to become the ‘Master of Creation’, participate in meet and greets with Lloyd—the Center’s newest costume character—and experience demonstrations from DeStolfo’s Premier Martial Arts. The Center will feature NINJAGO displays in MINILAND Philadelphia and throughout the indoor attraction.
“Our first year has been great,” said Michael Taylor, General Manager. “It’s been exciting for our annual passholders and people coming back to see what we have to offer. There is so much to do here but we really focus on events.”