Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach has a new visiting exhibit and it’s designed to bring out the LEGO maniac in any visitor. And just to get you excited, we’ve got a little giveaway, so keep reading!
As you’d expect, the exhibit is filled with LEGO creations that have you staring in wonderment of how they were made. It’s also got opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy the fun of building and channel their inner architect, artist, or designer.
For the smallest visitors, there’s a “ship” that has a soft play mat as a floor and Duplo blocks all around it at just the right height for little hands to click the largest blocks together. The area around it is large so parents can easily stand nearby to help, when needed.
In another area, visitors are given instructions for a variety of creations, encouraging them to accomplish the task or make something original. The best parts are the galleries. When the masterpiece is complete, you can fill out a tag that tells the world your name and where you’re from and it’s displayed proudly with your work in one of the art galleries throughout the exhibit.
While you’re in that area, keep your ears open for a LEGO challenge. While we were there, a staff member asked for participants and challenged the children with questions and time limits. “If you were stranded on a desert island, what one thing would you want?” The children then had two minutes to put something together that provided an answer. Who knew you could build an airplane, glass of lemonade, or log cabin that quickly! These kids weren’t joking around!
We were at the exhibit for 45 minutes, but if my children had their way, it would have been considerably longer. Friends of mine with two sons, ages 6 and 8, were there for a solid two hours.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The exhibit was bright with light and very colorful. There were plenty of spots for children to play and there was no shortage of LEGO blocks. The whole exhibit was very clean and I even spotted hand sanitizer in a few places!
The one thing surprise was the lack of a store. I’ve been to the LEGO store at Downtown Disney and fully expected to be shown the coolest of the cool and end the visit with a merchandising opportunity. Just to be sure I didn’t miss something, I asked a member of the staff. “Is there really no store?” She cheerfully told me, “No, but there are lots of great stores to buy the products in around the area.” Believe it or not, this is one of the only truly free experiences Broadway at the Beach has to offer. And it’s the perfect break for a hot day.
Now what was that I said about a giveaway?
The kind folks with the LEGO Brickation exhibit have compensated me to bring you this information, as well as, provided me with a prize pack to give away to one of my readers! It contains a LEGO Club Magazine, 10 Bricks to Click (pack of ten bricks with building instructions) and pirate hat.
To enter, just comment on this post (no posts on Facebook or Twitter will count as entries), and tell us what you love about LEGO blocks. One comment will be selected at random as the winner.
To be eligible you can only enter one time and must provide a valid email address (which will not be displayed) so I can contact you if you win. The contest runs from Monday, June 11, 2012 to noon on Friday, June 15, 2012.
If you win, you’ll be contacted via email on Friday, June 15, 2012. If you do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. The prize will be delivered directly to you from the sponsor.
The LEGO Brickation summer event runs from June 6 through July 17, 2012. It’s located at 1112 Celebrity Square in Myrtle Beach. That’s located in the section of shops between Ripley’s Aquarium and Margaritaville.
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