Friday, February 24, 2012

The Power of Legos

My kids are 10, 7, and 3.  One boy and two girls.  There are not a whole lot of things that all three of them enjoy.  In fact, I can think of a grand total of three:  Phineas & Ferb, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and....LEGOS.  Hooray!  I've always thought legos were cool, but I gained a whole new appreciation after going to Legoland. 

I am your father.

Caroline fulfilled her dream of driving a yellow convertible.

Giant floating Einstein head.

All of us rode the little safari ride (though B wished he
could have opted out).  My favorite part was the meerkats!

Loved the bright colors on this dino.

One of my favorite rides: Lost Kingdom Adventure
You use these blasters to shoot targets throughout the ride.
Caroline was smiling at the beginning,
but SCREAMING at the end.  It was a bit too intense for her.

Skeleton band

Brandon's dream job:  to build miniland buildings like these ones.

One of Care Bear's favorite things was going in to the stores
 and building minifigures.  She didn't want to leave.

Happy to see Andrea and Andrew still hanging out side-by-side.

Since Legoland Florida is new, I didn't do a whole lot of reading up on it.
Because there just isn't much out there yet.
But one of the things I read online was that the employees wear
minifigures on their nametags and they will trade with you.

We brought a bunch of figures from home.
The kids had a great time looking for cool ones.
We ended up with some pretty sweet minifigs to take home.

 Care Bear has not played with legos much at home,
but was adamant that she wanted to buy this little box
as a souvenir from Legoland.
She was so good at building it!
B might need to share the Lego love here at home more.

Since Legoland was only open from 10 am to 5 pm,
(which Andrew believes are the perfect theme park hours)
we went to Downtown Disney afterward and
continued the Lego mania at the giant Lego store there.

Maleficent and Prince Phillip

To infinity and beyond!

There's a snake in my boot.

They have a couple of different areas where you can just build.

B's Lego sign

The kids were in heaven.
And I loved seeing them enjoying something


  1. Awesome! We totally need to go there one day! Finley would be in heaven.

  2. the captions steal the show, as always. love that andrea and andrew are always together. never thought of it before, but it's so stinking adorable. of course you guys would be the ones to have such adorable-ness attached to your names. now that i think about it, i'm gonna go barf. :)

  3. ps - when blogger asks me to do the word verification, it says, "please prove you're not a robot." so you can always just point out that you can pass the word verification next time i throw the "you're a robot" insult your way.

  4. LEGOS! they are so much fun & neat! everyone looks happy & fun! : )

  5. This makes me want to go to Disney World lots more than the rides. What a cool, unbelievable experience! Loved all of the pictures and commentary.
    Mom S

  6. oh my gosh - it DOES say "please prove you're not a robot!"