Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chicago Legoland Discovery Center Review!!

Warning-there are a TON of pictures in this review!!

Our family loves to visit Chicago. There are so many neat places to visit, and so many things to do! When I heard about the LegoLand Discovery Center in Chicago, I knew it was something the kids would love to visit. (Okay, I wanted to go too). So, I was very excited when Amy sent me some media pass/tickets for our family to visit the Discovery Center! So, we finally got the chance to go last week. The family was really excited :)
As you walk up to the Center, you are greeted by a life-sized Lego giraffe, among various other creations. 

After showing our tickets, we started on the tour. The first stop is downtown Chicago-Lego style! To me, this one of the best parts if the tour. Having been downtown probably 20 times just in the past year, I recognized most of the buildings in this display. It was absolutely amazing! The Sears Tower, Navy Pier, Hancock Observatory...these and many other Chicago landmarks are displayed in Legos!

From downtown Chicago, we journeyed into a Lego safari. This was also one of the highlights of the Center for me. The whole area is filled with animals, plants and reptiles that you would find in the jungle. 

M and her new friend :)

It's a little dark, but M has her hand in the croc's mouth!
After wandering through the jungle, we took a train ride through various lego scenes. Of course, with her fascination with dinosaurs, M loved the dragon! 
Another neat section of the Discovery Center is a huge area just filled with Legos of all shapes, sizes and colors. Located right next to the cafeteria, it is a place where the kids can play and build to their heart's content-while the parent can have a snack or sip a cold soda in comfort! There is also a ride in the corner...D and M took a turn on this, and really enjoyed it. 

The Discovery Center also features a 4D Cinema, and the day we visited they were showing Bob the Builder and Clutch Powers; we watched both, and the kids loved the 4D experience! Of course, having water splash at various points throughout the shows and other special effects made for some extra 
enjoyment :)
Here are a few pictures of various neat Lego creations throughout the center:
D with Pres. Obama :)
M the Lion!
I thought this picture was so neat-made with Legos!
A really big giraffe!
Once you finish the tour, you end up in the Lego Gift Shop, where you can purchase all kinds of lego sets, souvenirs, etc. 

Honestly the only downside I saw to the Lego Discovery Center was the $19.00 for adults, and $15.00 for children ages 3-12, I thought it was a little expensive. However, I did discover that you can purchase tickets on the Legoland Discovery Center website at a huge savings! So if you plan on visiting, I highly recommend you purchase your tickets online ahead of time!

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive tickets for a visit to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


  1. We recently visited Chicago and I did not realize this was there. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  2. What a fun place to visit. Loved the Scream painting in lego's and the giraffe was great.

  3. I have never heard from anyone who had been there. Thanks for the pictures! I will have to add this to my list!

  4. Wow! This looks like a really neat museum!