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Stroller Days Out: Bricklive London ExCel

SM Dad reviewer writes: “My eldest son (5) is LEGO bonkers. I must confess (*drum roll*) that I often don’t have the patience to build it with him, as he still gets quite frustrated when the pieces won’t fit (and then his mother gets frustrated when she finds them down the back of the sofa). 

So I wasn’t sure if BRICKLIVE would be too much for him. It is billed as ‘built for LEGO fans’ and part of me wondered if the whole thing might be full of grown up geeks (like Comic Con). 

But no. Not at all. It was incredible. From the giant pits full of just one colour brick that kids could quite literally immerse themselves in, to building one’s own racing car to race it. And my son’s fave; NinjaGo

The sheer effort that must have gone into building any one of the thousands of constructions put me to shame for not taking the time previously to help my son put together a fire engine. 

My three-year-old also really enjoyed the day out and even tried his hand at building a spaceship (which he otherwise wouldn’t have done at home) and had a great time with all the stuff to climb on. 

It really was very inspiring and the whole building was buzzing with excited kids…And it might just have brought out the reluctant LEGO fan in me…”

Find out more at BRICKLIVE.

Got a LEGO obsessive in the family? You’ll want to know about BRICKLIVE

The UK’s largest LEGO® exhibition, BRICKLIVE, is returning to London. After the success of the 2015 show in the city, the popular event is coming back just in time to kick off the summer school holidays at the ExCel from 27th – 30th July.

An unmissable experience for LEGO® fans of all ages, visitors can expect to see enormous LEGO sculptures, dive into brick pits, plus play with a whopping three million LEGO® bricks that will fill the free-build zones for enthusiasts to create their dream creations.

Meet real live master builders from across the globe as some of the world’s finest builders display their latest creations, exclusively for BRICKLIVE.

With special guests and the latest exciting LEGO launches announced on the Live Stage, event goers can also look forward to interactive LEGO® themed zones, giant brick filled play areas and the latest LEGO® computer game releases from Warner Bros.

From Star Wars and Ninjago to Minecraft and Friends – fans can experience their favourite LEGO® themes all under one roof.

BRICKLIVE offers visitors a full day of entertainment for the entire family, attendees can visit our shopping strip, ‘Brick Lane’, from nostalgic sets, a lost piece in a collection or simply a memento from a great day out, BRICKLIVE has it covered.

Ticket prices are £21.75 for a standard admission or £16.75 for a family ticket. To purchase tickets or to receive the latest news and updates from BRICKLIVE, visit their website at http://bricklive.co.uk/

Visitors can make their way to the ExCel using the Emirates Air Line cable car for just a £2.50 single fare. To redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show a confirmation email/ticket to the staff at the terminals.