I am really surprised his head didn’t explode. I mean really, so many of his long time loves in one place, in ABUNDANCE. Legos, Star Wars, Legos, Harry Potter, Legos…did I mention Legos?
It was every dream he’s ever had, come true.
Seriously, I thought his head was going to explode with the sheer awesomeness of it all. I wish I had gotten a picture of his face when he saw Darth Vader for the first time. It was priceless. I am just glad I have that memory forever.
Lest you think Seth was the only one who was going nuts with Lego love…
They had an art gallery where you could make Lego art and hang it for all to see. That was where she spent a good chunk of her time. My little artist to the core. When I asked if she wanted to make a flower to donate to Dell Children’s Hospital she jumped up and down and giddily said, “Mama, I just want to build”.
And then there was Libby. Running to every single Lego creation she could find. When we got to Chewbacca she said, “Look! It’s the big hairy sidekick!”. She was telling me all about Boba Fett and Jengo Fett and the Storm Troopers. But she had just as much love and admiration for the Lego girl (as evidenced by the hug) and went NUTS when she saw Lightning McQueen.
There was truly something for everyone. Elliott loved the Duplo land and didn’t even eat too many of them
The night was perfect until we left. Hungry and tired, we walked around downtown looking for a place to eat. We finally decided on a burger place that was across the street from the convention center. Imagine our dismay when, after walking for about 20 minutes, we trudged back over there only to find this
The only person who didn’t care was Elliott. He knew he’d get food whenever he wanted no matter what. Nonetheless, we took our tired, hungry hooligans to another burger stop, indulged in cheeseburgers, french fries and a chocolate shake.
While we were sure they would crash on the way home, they all chatted about how excited they were to go home and put together their new Lego sets (yep, I’m a sucker). Poor dears had to wait till morning though, because when we rolled into our driveway at 10pm, we were spent and sent everyone to bed.
If Lego Kids Fest does another event in Austin, we would go again in a heartbeat. Even though I was given the tickets, I would have paid for them. Because really, you can’t put a price on the extreme joy that the evening brought my children.