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LEGO KidsFest is back. You know you want to scale the mountain of blocks.

LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee for the first time in four years

The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee, for the first time in four years. The largest and longest-running official LEGO touring extravaganza will run Friday, October 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Wisconsin Center.

Fun-loving families can expect hands-on building, mind-boggling models, creative experiences, interactive games, challenge areas and one-of-a-kind activities.

Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome, but purchasing in advance is highly recommended as no tickets will be available at the door for sold-out sessions.

Returning guests will discover that LEGO KidsFest 2016 features many new play areas on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year's visit include an interactive LEGO STAR WARS relay race, a LEGO STAR WARS action figure building area, models from the massively successful STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS film, LEGO DISNEY PRINCESS, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS and MIXELS building areas, LEGO JUNIORS, and a LEGO CITY STUDIO that inserts kids into an action-packed scene.

Also new in 2016 is the Master Builder's Lab, the on-site home of LEGO's legendary model designers and creators. LEGO KidsFest Louisville will feature two Master Builders (out of only eight in the entire country!) who will show some of the tricks of the trade for making durable LEGO models.

Favorites from the previous Milwaukee tour stop include the LEGO Model Museum featuring superheroes, cartoon favorites, and animals; LEGO NINJAGO Spinjitzu; LEGO FRIENDS; Race Ramps; Creation Nation, a giant map of the United States that you help fill from sea to shining sea; LEGO TECHNIC, Construction Zone; LEGO DUPLO play area; LEGO retail; and, of course, The Big Brick Pile, the largest pile of loose LEGO bricks that you have ever seen!

"We're thrilled to be returning to the Milwaukee area," said Vince Rubino, events manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they'll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills. This event is a must for the true LEGO fan."

Five sessions – all identical and four and a half hours in length – are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest schedule, directions, information and tickets can be found at LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday

On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.


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