Attending LegoFest was an activity that my son has wanted to do for a very long time. He loves Legos and with being on the spectrum, you always find things that includes their loves. I was originally very concerned about taking him to an event that surely would be loud, crowded, and involve a lot of options that all would overwhelm him.
The minute we walked in, my son was able to get a good feel of the layout becuase the fest provides maps. In addition, it is spread out over a massive building so everyone has the ability to move around without feeling crowded. I got to see my son really enjoy himself, and he learned a lot of different ways to use Legos.
Here is a bit of the review I posted on my blog:
"This is a brand new product that offers parents and children the ability to get creative with writing utensils. There are multiple products that interact and allow a child to get creative. Their products include pencils (and pencil holders), erasers, pens, coloring pencils, markers, rulers, journals, and organizing boxes. You can find all of the products at Barnes & Noble for $6 to $34. When we went to KidsFest, we went live on Facebookshowing off the different products. However, in the afternoon, Bullfrog made a videowhere it was quieter and showed off the pens that Santoki sent to us!
After spending time at that table, we moved on and posed with LEGO figures, learned some Mad Science, raced some cars, and built Star Wars characters. It was great fun and we had plenty of time to get everything done that we wanted to in our alloted time slot, but we really wished that LEGO Mindstorm was there since my son loves robots.
Here are just a few of my other favorite photos from the morning … and if you missed out on all the fun, I hope you make plans to go next year!"
I am very pleased with how it went, but I do not know if I would attempt to take more than one or two kids at a time. This is not anything against Lego KidsFest, but rather my ability to keep track of my children without becoming stressed.