By Samantha Smith, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Convention Center will be filled with millions upon millions of those small multicolored bricks many of us grew up with as the LEGO KidsFest makes its Minnesota debut this weekend.

Imagine walking into a large room filled with life size models, a variety of games, robots and a mural all made up of LEGOs. Sounds like a dream to the thousands of fans who will be traveling to the Twin Cities to attend the unique event.

“There are tons of interactive zones. We’ve got Creation Nations, we also do Mystery Murals, we’ve got our Master Builders who work one-on-one with the kids and share tips and tricks. It’s really just a lot of fun,” said Aaron Wartner, vice president of sales and marketing for LEGO KidsFest. “We know that this town is very, very excited about LEGO bricks and we have fanatics here locally.”

Those who attend the event will be able to view 40 life-sized models, speak with professional LEGO builders, add their own creation to large collaborative pieces of art and build and race LEGO cars.

In addition to the traditional LEGO building, Wartner says there will also be opportunities to play with brick robots, battle in multi-player virtual games and of course purchase your own set of LEGOS.

“You’re never going to experience LEGO bricks like this,” said Wartner. “You may have a room devoted at home for LEGO, but this is just at such a very different scale and it really is a fun event for all ages.”

The event runs Friday night through Sunday.

EXTRA: Minnesota Family Fun Weekend Guide: May 20-22

WCCO’s Samantha Smith Interviews Aaron Wartner


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