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Categories: Family Fun

We had the privilege of being invitied to a media preview today of the brand new and very exciting LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at Vaughn Mills in Toronto. Here's a glimpse of some of the highlights!

LEGO Factory Tour

The LEGOLAND adventure begins with a tour of a LEGO factory where you can see how LEGO bricks are made. There's a cool scale where you can weigh yourself in LEGO bricks (my son weighed a whopping 3150) and also a ruler to see how many LEGO bricks high you stand.


Kingdom Quest Laser Ride

The kids (and parents too) all loved this laser ride where you hop on board a chariot and use laser guns to battle trolls and skeletons in order to save the princess! The highest score in each chariot wins the game.


LEGO MiniLand

This stunning Toronto landscape scene features the CN Tower, the Roger's Centre (Skydome), Nathan Philip Square, Casa Loma, Queen's Park, Pearson Airport as well as Niagara Falls. It took 5000 hours to build, using 1.5 million pieces and if you count them, you'll find 1000 mini figures throughout the city scape! Pretty impressive to say the least, and it even switches to night-mode so you can see the skyline all lit up.


LEGO Racers: Build & Test

This section was a huge hit as the kids were able to get their creative juices flowing and build their own race cars. They can then race them against other cars on one of two speed test tracks. It was great to see how many different models they can come up with and watch as they modify the cars to make them faster after each race test.


4D Cinema

It was a treat to watch our first 4D movie at LEGOLAND as we donned the funky glasses and sat back for an adventure with Clutch Powers. I found it as much fun watching the kids react to the movie as they were screaming and reaching out trying to grab stuff as it flew towards us from the screen. The 4D part included wind and even snow making it a full sensory experience.


And so much more...

There's a section for LEGO Friends fans, with Olivia's House welcoming the kids to build brick flowers and sing karaoke.

You have to pedal fast to make Merlin's Apprentice Ride fly high to conjure up some special magic.

LEGO Fire Academy is the perfect place for the kids to blow off some steam, as they climb through this fabulous jungle gym.

For the younger children, DUPLO Village has plenty of larger blocks and even soft ones that they can build and play with.

Annual passes and birthday parties are available. And of course, there's a huge LEGO shop with all the latest and greatest LEGO sets which you can buy.

For more information, visit their website