The first stop of the 2013 tour, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, was a huge success! All five sessions sold out eight days in advance of the show. Those who had tickets were delighted to experience over 3 acres of LEGO family fun!
Some Show Highlights:
Attendees pose for photos with their favorite large-scale models in the Model Museum.
A LEGO lover's paradise: Sit, swim, walk or crawl though the Big Brick Pile.
Art imitates life at LEGO KidsFest.
A family from the Baltimore area proudly show off their works of art in the LEGO Art Gallery.
"LEGO Mike" explains the makings of the perfect Crabby Patty in the Activity Area.
During the popular bridge building contest, LEGO Mike stacks dumbbells until the interlocking creations collapse into a pile of loose bricks.
Youngsters feel like Hobbits at this large scale LEGO version of Bag End (as seen in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" films).
It's father against son in the Ninjago Spinjitzu arena.
New for LEGO KidsFest in 2013: the Hero Factory build area.
A LEGO KidsFest attendee admires the creations of his fellow builders.
In the LEGO Master Builder Academy, LEGO Master Model Builder Steve Gerling poses with Jack and Brady of Annapolis, Maryland.
New for LEGO KidsFest in 2013: the Legends of Chima.
Attendees hone their skills in the Speedorz practice area.
After choosing one of five Chima tribes, attendees must send their Speedorz through an array of obstacles...
...with varying degrees of success.
Creation Nation begins to take form (with Virginia filling in first, of course)!
Inside Creation Nation, a red monster looks ready to chomp on its neighboring creations.
The finished Hawaiian Islands on Sunday evening.
The completed state of Alaska.
LEGO creations from coast to coast: the completed Creation Nation! Nice job!