DALLAS, TEXAS (May 2, 2018) – In 1978, LEGO® introduced its first Minifigure - the Police Offer - to its brick construction sets. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure by throwing a totally awesome party June 23–24 and June 30–July 1. The bricktastic birthday bash will be filled to the brim with all things Minifigures – even all 17 of the brand-new exclusive LEGO® Party Series Minifigures will be making an appearance.
Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, June 21 is a super-sized Mini BrickFactor build-off competition. Free and open to the public, the build-off takes place in front of the attraction just inside Grapevine Mills. Kids ages 5 to 15 can enter to show off their creative building skills for a chance to win a one-day apprenticeship with the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Master Model Builder. The competition takes place in two rounds – mini division (ages 5 to 9) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and junior division (ages 10 to 15) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required by June 11, to sign-up visit https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/mini-brickfactor/.
The bricktacular two-weekend celebration will be bursting with activities that include*:
LEGO® costume character disco dance party (every two hours)
Bring a Minifigure from home to participate in super-mega Minifigure trading
Take on the supersized birthday scavenger hunt to find all 17 of the brand-new exclusive LEGO® Party Series Minifigures hiding in MINILAND
Help the Master Model Builder to a birthday-themed big build
Plus, many more super-secret birthday surprises
*Activities are included in the price of admission.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - last admission two hours prior to closing.
Tickets: Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, and free for kids 2 and under.
About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth:
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth opened at Grapevine Mills Mall in March 2011. The 35,000-square-foot indoor attraction geared towards children ages 3 to 10 and their families, features millions of LEGO® bricks and offers a fun, highly interactive and educational two to three hour experience. Interactive features include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, LEGO® rides, outdoor water playground, special party rooms for birthdays and other celebrations, and signature MINILAND exhibit, featuring replicas of North Texas landmarks made out of LEGO® bricks. Admission is $21.95 for guests 3 years of age and older, free for kids 2 and under. Adults must be accompanied by children to enter. For more information visit dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com. Facebook/Twitter: @ldcdfw and Instagram: @ldcnorthamerica.
About Merlin Entertainments:
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 114 attractions, 11 hotels/3 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season). Merlin has twenty four attractions and one hotel in North America - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park and hotel; and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas; Hollywood; and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Michigan; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.