Brickfest LIVE in Boston Proves to Be Fun & Educational 5/20/2015 0 Comments Disclaimer: Cape Cod Moms was sent tickets to attend this event in order to facilitate tan honest review. Cape Cod Moms decided to host a giveaway to our readers and share the free tickets to a lucky winner. All thoughts & opinions are the blogger's own. By: Amy The Tiny One is currently obsessed with all things Lego, so we were thrilled when we were offered an opportunity to attend the Brickfest Live event in Marlborough this year. Although the drive was long, it was totally worth every second to be able to see the excitement on the Tiny One’s face at all the Legos. Picture Picture When we walked in, right away we noticed the castle display and the giant Toy Story Woody all created with Legos. There were several areas that we focused on right away. Our first stop after pictures was the “Contribute to Our City” station. The three of us quickly got to work trying to create something that would help enhance the city. We made a small plane, a yellow submarine and a futuristic white house. Picture Picture Picture After adding our engineering marvels, we noticed a pretty awesome race track and headed straight for it. Participants were given five minutes to create a fast car using a pre-constructed base. The Tiny One got busy creating a speedy car. After the time was up we went into the track area. There were three tracks set up with six cars each. The Tiny One had cleverly realized that he needed to place all the weight on the back of the race car for it to keep the speed during the straightaway sprint to the finish. He was overjoyed when he won first place! Picture We also spent some time at mini golf course. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a little more effort on this area. The outside of the golf boxes were framed with Legos, but I really felt they could have gone a step farther and made actual Lego obstacles within each section. Picture For the tiniest brick fans, there was a Duplo area as well as a giant red brick pit filled with only red bricks! We were amazed by the creativity and engineering taking place! There was also a gaming area for the older kids with several Lego video games. And, they even had a quiet area for reading and resting, complete with books including “how-to” building books. Picture Picture Picture We checked out the wall mosaic area which consisted of tiny one-piece bricks that participants placed on a small square. There were some pretty amazing pieces done by prior participants. We added ours (a green Cape Cod “arm” surrounded by blue “ocean”) to the mix and the Tiny One could not have been more excited. After that we immediately had to check out the awesome glow-in-the-dark Lego display, which the Tiny One found extremely interesting! Picture Picture Picture Picture We saved perusing the vendor tables for last, which was a great way to help manage a 4-year-old’s behavior. The vendors had everything from brick bows to wear in your hair or on your shirt to a “build your own” Lego figure station. They had “build a clone” stations, figurines, complete sets (definitely cheaper than in the store), and seriously, we actually saw a “Star Wars Slave I” ship (Boba Fett’s Starship)! Picture Picture Cape Cod Moms TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT ◦ You can find a Brick Fest Live event near you on their website. They run all summer! ◦ This event has some things for younger Lego fans (3 and under) but preschoolers, as well as kiddos in middle school and above would have the most fun (we adults had a blast!) ◦ They do have one food station but it is limited. We suggest packing snacks and drinks and then planning to eat on the way home. ◦ Use your imagination and have fun!