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Major LEGO festival headed to Raleigh in October; we have ticket discount!

Posted August 16, 2011

The Big Brick Pile is a popular spot -- but no worries -- there is plenty of brick for everyone.

The LEGO KidsFest, a giant traveling LEGO expo, is stopping at the Raleigh Convention Center from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9.

The hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks, along with construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Universe and LEGO Games, group builds such as Creation Nation and the Mystery Mural, live LEGO Master Builders, and more covering three acres of space.

In other words, a dream come true for any LEGO-loving person.

We'll have more about this as we get closer. But, for now, how about a discount code for tickets? Get $2 off each LEGO KidsFest ticket when purchasing online at Just type in discount code WRAL11 when you purchase the tickets. Tickets are normally $18 for kids ages 3 to 17 and $20 for adults.


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  • Mrs.DarylDixon Aug 22, 2011

    "$18.00 for a THREE year old? I don't think so!"

    3 year olds LOVE legos, and im sure this experience will leave a long lasting impression on a 3 year old. they're more aware then we give them credit for. $18 is a small price to pay for a lifetime of memories. (actually only $16 with the discount code)

  • penny for your thoughts Aug 18, 2011

    what's up with the price? I'd love to take my two kids who LOVE leggos, but can't afford to!

  • Pseudonym Aug 18, 2011


    I'll be looking for those. As long as they are the old style bricks, not the kits. That way, kids will have to use their--oh my goodness--IMAGINATIONS!! GASP!!

  • yesimagirl Aug 18, 2011

    I looked at the slideshow on their site and it looks they sell quite a bit of stuff there too (shock!)... I'd think that would offset the cost and make it more affordable...maybe not.

  • mt836 Aug 18, 2011

    Would love to take the grandsons but this is just too pricey for us! By the time you add lunch and gas, you have spent $130 - $150.

  • righthere1234 Aug 17, 2011

    With the coupon, that's $52 for my family. I'm assuming kids under 3 are free? That's still a lot of money. Not to mention it's downtown so I'm sure there will be some parking expense involved. I also have a huge tub of legos sitting in my closet at home just waiting for my 18 month old to stop putting everything in her mouth so she and her older brother can enjoy them at home for free. :)

  • dragonlily Aug 17, 2011

    I was excited until I saw the price - who can afford that kind of money?!

  • ncsqrl Aug 17, 2011

    macharsam - please do! we'd love to have random pieces to play with, at reasonable price. son loves creating all sorts of things out of what he has. As cool as this event sounds...$76 for family of four...I don't think so! that entry price is insane.

  • ChrisTK Aug 17, 2011

    I agree, this is not cheap. However, I took my 5 year old son to the Lego Bricks convention a few months ago at the Hilton and he had time of his life. He still talks about it. We have million legos at home, but there is something about the experience that is worth it to me. I think we will cut back on some things we can live without that month, and I will send him with my husband. Given a choice, I will forgo one on my "wants" that month, like a trip to the movies but I will take him so he can have some great memories. I see, thought, how the choice may be different if you have more than 1 kiddo....

  • lizlizardrn Aug 17, 2011

    macharsam-save them for your grandchildren...thats what I did and now the grandkids play with them-they are one of those toys that never go out of date!