Families can officially enjoy NoVA’s first Lego Discovery Center that broke ground in December.
The center opened its doors on August 10 to Lego lovers of all ages so they can let their imaginations run wild through interactive games, workshops, and play areas.
Through August 13, the attraction is offering “First to Play Days” for families. wishing to experience the Lego Discovery Center during the first weekend. Starting August 14, the center will be fully open to the public.
“The entire LEGO Discovery Center Washington, DC team could not be more thrilled to be opening our doors and finally welcoming families to experience this interactive world of LEGO fun,” said General Manager Therese Alvich. “Children will be able to let their imagination run wild and flex their creativity in each of our unique zones”
There are 12 different zones to explore once you enter. The first guests are met with is the Make Your Minifigure station. There, guests can choose the perfect combo to make their own Lego person, with bins for legs, torsos, heads, and hair and hats.
Once you’ve created your Lego buddy, guests will head through the Lego figure-shaped door to explore the rest of the 32,000-square-foot attraction.
At the center of the play center, you’ll find the intricate Mini World Display. In it, there are over 1.5 million bricks showcasing a variety of local and pretend locations. Walking through the front entrance of the room, you’ll be met with a mini display of the White House. As you gaze past it, you’ll notice the scaled down version of the National Mall with the Washington Monument, cherry blossoms, World War II Memorial, Nationals Park, and much more.
The Imagination Express is a train ride through the different Lego worlds, including underwater and outer space. Once the train starts moving, riders will take their magic wands to complete the different tasks, find treasure maps, and destroy alien spaceships all while trying to collect the most points.
Additional zones include the DUPLO Park, Building Adventure, Creative Club, 4D Cinema, The LEGO Cafe, Hero Zone, LEGO Tree of Imagination, Space Mission, and The Workshop, where you can learn to create with the team of Master Model Builders. There are also a variety of photo opportunities throughout the venue, both for your family and for your Lego creations.
There are three different ticket options from which to choose. Regular admission ranges from $28.99 to $30.99 per person. Tickets that also include a Lego collectible range from $34.99 to $37.99. And tickets that include admission, a collectible, and digital photos range from $36.99 to $39.99 per person.
The Lego Discovery Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays in August. After Labor Day, the attraction will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Last entry for any day is an hour and a half before closing. 6563 Springfield Town Center, Ste. 12004, Springfield
Feature image by Michele Kettner
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